Fabulous Fragrance Giveaway

As the seasons change, you absolutely MUST find your new scent.

Two of my favorites this season are the MJ Splash Collection and Chloe.

Marc Jacobs

I think it’s important for us girls to have a signature scent – but we don’t necessarily need to have ONE scent. We need to have a scent for each of our sides/personalities/moods — and this totally is fitting the bill for me.

Marc Jacobs’ Splash Collection is very Parisian – but I feel like I may NEED to take it to Switzerland next month.

It’s inspired by the the concept of the Parisian patisserie, and is thus meant to entice the palette in the same way a native treat would. (How apropos that I am thinking along these lines on PASSOVER. Right?!

But for this reason, it comes in luxe bottles in the flavors of Apple, Biscotti and Pomegranate.

Apple is aromatic and energizing, with the tartness ofย  Apple, Lemon and Grapefruit, and also Rosemary, Jasmin and Magnolia. Developed by Yann Vasnier of Givaudan in a crisp, green tint.

Pomegranate, much like the exotic fruit, is vibrant fragrance but also possesses the scent of Mandarin Flowers, Bergamot, Rhubarb and Sugared Musk. Created by perfumer Patty Hidalgo of Fragrance Resources in an inviting warm tint.

Biscotto is savory, with the scent of Freesia, Bergamot, Orange Flower, Pistachio, and Vanilla. Developed by Richard Herpin of Firmenich in a warm, gold tint.

Each scent from the Splash Collection retails for $68 and are available March 2010 at Saks, Sephora, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom and March Jacobs Boutiques.

Chloe EDT

Chloe is perfect for spring in a whole other way – it’s fresh, bold, and natural. I love it because it’s exactly what I veer toward – feminine, a hint of mandarin orange zest along with freesia and watermelon, and some sandalwood and fresh iris in its base.

I am giving away one of each of these to a reader. To have your chance to win, please comment below with your favorite scent that you think is thematic of spring — be it in nature, a food, or anything else. Then, please RT this contest on Twitter (I’m @alywalansky). Good luck! Contest deadline is April 15.


128 Responses to “Fabulous Fragrance Giveaway”

  1. 1 adrian
    April 3, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    La Violette
    Eau de Toilette
    by Annick Goutal

    The combination of the violet, leaves, & rose define spring for me.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. 2 Anne Taylor
    April 3, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    Freshly cut grass and violets are to me are the first and best “spring” fragrances!


    (in Canada)

  3. 3 Anne Taylor
    April 3, 2010 at 10:42 pm



    (in Canada)

  4. 4 Havilland
    April 3, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Fragrances that I love in the Spring & Summer are Pleasures by Estee Lauder and Clinique’s Happy. I also love the smell of freshly mowed grass & blooming flowers & oddly enough, the scent of rain.



  5. 5 Havilland
    April 3, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    I tweeted about this giveaway! Tweet link: http://twitter.com/HavillandSavage/status/11568886772


    @HavillandSavage – Twitter

  6. 6 misaacmom
    April 3, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    I love lilacs!

  7. 7 misaacmom
    April 3, 2010 at 10:51 pm

  8. 8 Stephanie V.
    April 3, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    lilac lover here too. Try to have fresh ones in the house all the time.
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  9. 9 Amber G
    April 3, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Citrus scents are my favorite spring scents!

  10. 10 Claudia
    April 3, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    I always think of hyacinths in the spring. I love the way they smell.

  11. 12 adrian
    April 3, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    I tweeted–adrianrny on twitter.
    La Violette by Annick Goutal always reminds me of spring—-violets, leaves, & Turkish rose—-so fresh, clean, & spring-like.

  12. 13 Vicky H.
    April 4, 2010 at 12:52 am

    I think blossom smells are perfect for spring, such as cherry and apple, since they are international signs of spring.

  13. 14 Patricia Coard
    April 4, 2010 at 1:56 am

    I would love to try the apple scented one. Sounds delicious.

  14. 15 Eliane T.
    April 4, 2010 at 5:20 am

    I really like lemongrass scent. It is fresh and so relaxing. I think it’s perfect for spring.
    Thanks a lot.

  15. 16 carol
    April 4, 2010 at 6:48 am

    I think the most wonderful Spring scent is Lilacs. I adore them.

  16. 18 Kellie Wilson
    April 4, 2010 at 7:23 am

    I love Scent of Peace by Bond No 9..it has such a fresh..light scent that is prefect for spring!

  17. 19 Diane
    April 4, 2010 at 7:29 am

    My favorite scent is Lilacs, they don’t last very long , but they sure do smell nice! You have described Chloe EDT scent..fresh , bold and natural, sounds wonderful!

    tweeted @saraminda

  18. 20 Tammylyne
    April 4, 2010 at 8:45 am

    My favorite scent for spring is Clean cotton types..As soon as the weather turns nice I open the windows and burn clean cotton candles thoughout the house!


  19. 21 Tammylyne
    April 4, 2010 at 8:53 am

    I retweeted


  20. 22 amber
    April 4, 2010 at 9:05 am

    I would love to win these! Both fragrances sound so pretty and amazing. My favorite Spring scents are fresh flowers, cotton candy, fresh cut grass, and the slight sweetness of the soft Spring air that blows over the lake. Thanks so much!

  21. 23 amber
    April 4, 2010 at 9:06 am

    Oh I forgot to mention that I tweeted this also:

  22. 25 cathiem
    April 4, 2010 at 10:49 am

    I like the smell of daffodils and also the salt scent of the ocean.

  23. 26 lisa
    April 4, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    I love vanilla in the springtime.

  24. 28 Ann T.
    April 4, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    Smell of laundry! eheh and Lilies!! my favorite scents thanks!

  25. 29 Shari D
    April 4, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    I think that the smell of tulips say spring.

  26. April 4, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    i like lemon or lemonade. Is that weird? i LOVE the smell !! ! ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. 32 Kiara
    April 4, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    My favorite scent is Lilacs.

  28. 33 angie
    April 4, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    My favorite spring scents are blooming flowers and freshly mowed grass.

  29. 34 Sharon
    April 4, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Kiehl’s light citrus-y musk says spring to me.

  30. 35 loni
    April 4, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    The smell of rain.

  31. 36 Beata Lechowicz
    April 4, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Light Blue D&G

  32. 37 Eva D
    April 4, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    There is nothing better than the scent of wildflowers blowing in the breeze

  33. 38 Linda Lansford
    April 4, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    I think of roses

  34. 39 Kristi Blackstone
    April 4, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Any sweet or floral scent is Springy to me!

  35. April 4, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    I love the smell of wood, and it reminds me of spring. Every time I go to home depot I have to go down the wood aisle!

  36. 41 Kristi C
    April 5, 2010 at 8:02 am

    My favorite scent for spring is raspberry.

  37. 42 Mellissa C
    April 5, 2010 at 9:54 am

    A fresh breeze smell and lilacs.

  38. April 5, 2010 at 10:18 am

    I love the scent of jasmin anytime of the year.

  39. 44 Monique Rizzo
    April 5, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Fresh cut grass is my favorite spring scent!
    Thanks for the chance!!

  40. 45 Karen P
    April 6, 2010 at 12:11 am

    daffodil is a great spring scent to me

  41. 46 Karen P
    April 6, 2010 at 12:12 am

    here is my tweet

  42. 47 DJ
    April 6, 2010 at 10:15 am

    Michael by Michael Kors!

  43. 48 katelyne
    April 7, 2010 at 12:44 am

    it would have to be the smell of lemons! it is such a fresh, clean smell. always remins me of spring time ๐Ÿ™‚

  44. 49 Christine
    April 7, 2010 at 8:46 am

    Although it changes often for me, right now I love Laila perfume by Geir Ness, very light, feminine and flowery. Thank you!

  45. 50 Christine
    April 7, 2010 at 8:48 am

    I’d love to win this and I tweeted http://twitter.com/Tina12312/status/11757116308

  46. April 8, 2010 at 2:49 am

    My favorite spring scent is cherry blossoms. I have one in front of my house and it is blooming right now. It gives such a fragrant smell. I love it!

    shopgurl101 AT gmail DOT com

  47. 54 Karen Gonyea
    April 8, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Lilacs ๐Ÿ™‚

  48. 55 Jennifer G
    April 8, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    Serge Lutens Un Lys. It is a very pretty lily, vanilla and musk fragrance.

  49. 56 janeh
    April 8, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    My favorite summer-y scent is Marc Jacobs’ DAISY…….

  50. April 9, 2010 at 1:06 am

    Things that remind me of spring is the smell of fresh cut grass and wild flowers.

  51. 59 Carol G
    April 9, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    The smell of freshly cut grass is a sign of spring to me.

  52. 60 Marta D
    April 9, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    Apple is definitely the one.

  53. 62 Holly
    April 9, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    I love the scent of lemongrass, reminds me of spring!

  54. April 9, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    The smell of lilac always makes me think of spring-it’s such a soft scent!
    smchester at gmail dot com

  55. 65 Betty
    April 10, 2010 at 9:42 am

    All these scents are great!


  56. 68 Judith V
    April 11, 2010 at 1:25 am

    Be respectful of others when using fragrances.

  57. 69 Katie Picklesimer
    April 11, 2010 at 10:21 am

    fresh air and newly cut grass! ๐Ÿ™‚

  58. 71 mindy
    April 11, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    that would be lilac thanks for the giveaway

  59. 75 Deanna G.
    April 12, 2010 at 10:31 am

    I would say the smell of freshly cut grass!

  60. 78 Em
    April 12, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    grapefruit, grass, and lilac

  61. 80 Sarah
    April 13, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    Lilac is my favorite spring scent – have some in a vase right now.

  62. 82 Theresa D
    April 13, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Fresh cut grass or Lilac are the two scents that make me think of spring!

  63. 83 Theresa D
    April 13, 2010 at 5:09 pm


  64. 84 Lucy Schwartz
    April 13, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    My scent for Spring is Jessica McClintock. The Lillies of the Valley fragrance is so fresh. My winter fragrance is Opium by Yves St. Laurant. But I’m always on the look out for something new.

  65. 85 Rosie
    April 13, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Lavender and grass.

  66. 86 Angela Winesburg
    April 13, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    The smell of fresh cut grass, thanks!

  67. 87 Mimi the kitten
    April 13, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Oh! I love love love the scent of honeysuckle.

  68. 89 216amyc
    April 14, 2010 at 11:51 am

    My favorite scent in Spring is when the Lilac’s bloom. I love their scent!

  69. 90 Ellie W
    April 14, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    The scent of honeysuckle always reminds me of spring.

  70. 92 Shellie
    April 14, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    I love the smell of peaches in the spring and summer.


  71. 94 shawna
    April 14, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Fresh flowers and rain!

  72. 95 Geoff K
    April 14, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    For me, it’s gotta be lavender — definitely my favorite reminder of the springtime and the turn in the weather. Thanks!

  73. 96 Sue Farrell
    April 14, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Spring means apple blossoms scent to me.

  74. 97 Julie
    April 14, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Honeysuckle is one of my favorite scents.

  75. 98 Yvonne Matlosz
    April 14, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Fresh linen

  76. 99 Kristen
    April 14, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Anything that smells flowery is a good spring scent, especially gardenias!

  77. 100 Kristen
    April 14, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    I tweeted the giveaway!

  78. 101 Rebecca Peters
    April 14, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Apple blossoms..

  79. 102 JoD
    April 14, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    I love the scent of lilacs in blossom. It reminds me of spring in childhood. My fragrance isn’t even close to that, though.

  80. 103 ashley
    April 14, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    baked goods, vanilla, spring water, honeysuckle

  81. 104 Jennifer G
    April 14, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    Fresh roses!

  82. April 15, 2010 at 1:13 am

    I’m weird – I really love the smell of fresh cut grass! That signifies to me that Spring is here!

    And I RT-ed, my Twitter name is @BreakfastatSaks ๐Ÿ™‚

  83. April 15, 2010 at 1:37 am

    this might be cheesy, but there is a scent at Victorias Secret called Endless love that I received as a gift for christmas that smells so wonderfully springy. It says it has apple blossom, honey dew, and something called ylang ylang. It smells awesomely springy

  84. 107 Katie Roch
    April 15, 2010 at 3:05 am

    The scent that most reminds me of spring is fresh flowers.

  85. April 15, 2010 at 4:08 am

    Ooo Cherry Blossoms sound lovely for Springtime!

  86. April 15, 2010 at 6:46 am

    Fresh cut grass. Takes me back to being a kid in California walking to school in the mornings. Knowing it’s spring time and summer is right around the corner!! THAT is the smell I crave each year.

  87. 110 Melissa B.
    April 15, 2010 at 7:24 am

    The wisteria in my yard is the most prominent scent of spring to me.

  88. 111 Amy Delong
    April 15, 2010 at 8:47 am

    I love the smell of fresh flowers!


  89. 112 Amy Delong
    April 15, 2010 at 8:48 am



  90. 113 Pamela S
    April 15, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Both of these fragrances you’re giving away sound lovely!! Fresh mown grass always reminds me of spring….when people first start getting out and trimming up their yards. And I always love the smell of lilacs in the spring. I have a lilac bush by my screened porch, and as soon as it starts getting warm, we can sit out there and smell them. Thanks.

  91. 115 Huguette English
    April 15, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    I like Beautiful by Ester Lauder as I find Spring beautiful, everything is back new.

  92. 116 Mary B.
    April 15, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Jessica McClintock has to be my favorite scent that reminds me of spring.

  93. 117 kathy pease
    April 15, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    i would say the smell of lilac because i have a big bush outside my door and when the wind blows i can smell it in the house ๐Ÿ™‚

  94. 118 DEBIJOT
    April 15, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    The scent of April showers makes me think of Spring.

  95. 119 Rosey
    April 15, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Farm smells remind me of Spring.

  96. 120 Charity S.
    April 15, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    I think of any type of floral or lemon scent. Thanks

  97. 121 Charity S.
    April 15, 2010 at 8:07 pm


  98. 122 CHARLENE
    April 15, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    The scent of Daisies makes me think of Spring ๐Ÿ™‚

  99. 123 Sand
    April 15, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    One of my favorite spring fragrances are lillies.

  100. April 15, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    I love the scent of lilac!

  101. 125 Lily Kwan
    April 15, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    My favorite scent that I think is thematic of spring is lavender.

  102. 126 Meredith
    April 16, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    i love the smell of clean clothes!

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