Cracking Those Nuts: 2012 Last Giveaway Results

Pinus pinea - stone pine nuts

Thank you for everyone's continuous readership, comments and support of what I do on SmellyBlog and beyond. These past 4 weeks I've been way too busy traveling and catching up with my family back home in Israel, and barely had a moment to contemplate 2012, not to mention post anything of substance here. Similarly, I've been barely following up on several giveaways from last year, which I would like to remedy before we proceed to more exciting territories such as perfume reviews, new ingredient features, recipes, and more - on a regular basis again.

First thing first:
The mystery plant of the Christmas giveaway is indeed the pine nuts from the stone pine (Pinus pinea).
Congrats to Mer - the lucky recipient of a care package including rose incense, chai rose tea, and wintery perfumes from my list of favourites.
You're the winner for this giveaway not only because you guessed the answer correctly, but also you were the lucky draw winner from among the 3 who guessed it to be pine nuts.
Please email me your address so I can send you the goodies.

Pinus pinea - stone pine cone

Last but not least:
The winner of my Annual Perfume Review Contest.
Thanks to all of you for posting reviews and commenting! I had to wait till the reviews were moderated in all the various websites, so my apologies for the delay. The lucky winner is:
Congratulations!!! You will receive a mini of Treazon (value of $90) once you inform me of your snailmail addy. Hope you enjoy it immensely!

Annual Perfume Review Contest Extended

I'm extending the perfume review contest till the end of November, to give more of you time to post something, and also some of the websites take time to approve/upload reviews.

Here is how to participate:

Post a review of one of my new perfumes (released in 2011 or 2012) on MakeUpAlley, Basenotes or Fragrantica.

To make it easier for you, here are all the links to each database that features these new perfumes:

Add a review of Treazon on Basenotes, Fragrantica or MakeUpAlley.
Add a review of Etrog on Fragrantica, Basenotes or MakeUpAlley.
Add a review of Orcas on Basenotes, MakeUpAlley or Fragrantica.
Add a review of New Orleans on MakeUpAlley, Fragrantica or Basenotes.
Add a review of Zanvil on MakeUpAlley, Basenotes and Fragrantica.

Post a comment here  telling us which perfume/s you reviewed and where; and tell us what you think of the name Treazon! Your name will be entered as many times as your reviews and comments :-)

Prize: Treazon min i($90 value) or another mini of your choice!

Lucky draw date: November 30th at 11am (PST). 

Wear at your own risk: Treazon is ready!

"A traitor needs two things: somebody to hate, and somebody to love." - John LeCarre

It is Treazon time at Ayala Moriel Parfums!
I'm pleased to announce that Treazon is out of the lab and ready for your enjoyment - at your own risk, of course!
So far, this scent is proving to be highly addictive and controversial...

The original launch date was scheduled for 12.12.12 - yet I've decided to release it a bit earlier, due to prodcution and schedule changes. Treazon is the first perfume with the new packaging that my graphic designer has been labouring over since the spring. Very excited to share it with the first who dare order a bottle of Treazon!

Tuberose stems unveil toxic wintergreen; narcotic blossoms stare at death across the street. Nightfall. Window screens.

Treazon is tuberose at its darkest and most dangerous moment – right after dark.
From than on, the seemingly innocent little white flower’s aroma is so intoxicating,
that young maidens were prohibited from walking through tuberose fields, from fear that
their decency will be betrayed, and their innocence defeated by lust.

Try this at your own risk: bring home a fresh-cut tuberose stem. Wait till after sunset and explore your the limits of olfactory seduction. Alternatively, you can dab a drop or two of Treazon on your pulse points, and watch your heart race to meet... danger! 

Top notes: Aniseed, Cinnamon, Wintergreen, Sweet Birch, Cassis
Heart notes: Tuberose Absolute, Orange Blossom, Orris Root
Base notes: Benzoin, Vanillla, Massoia Bark, African Stone Tincture

Rave Reviews for Treazon Perfume!

"The composition isn’t your usual floral fare – Treazon has an odd mix of infatuation with opulent Tuberose and a nonchalant glamour of something a bit retro". -
Visit Beauty Huile to read Nav's review of Treazon, my upcoming killer tuberose.

"Ayala Moriels's tuberose is a true femme fatale. She teases and tempts, all the while you know she's nothing but danger (...) what I love most here is the even more narcotic vanilla in the dry-down. It's infused with all the spice and nectar that run through the veins of Treazon, and has a distinct dark and almost animalic character that make the fragrance wonderfully sexy and addictive".
Visit The Non-Blonde to read Gaia's full review of Treazon.

"The opening blast of wintergreen will knock your socks off (...) Treazon, which is a natural perfume, softens into a silky, dusky, not-buttery tuberose accented with vanilla and spices. It has an almost wine-y undercurrent".

Visit Now Smell This to read the rest of Robin's review of Treazon - which is described for the 2nd time as "breathtakingly beautiful" (the first one to say it is Gaia aka The Non-Blonde) and "very wearable". I'm also particularly honoured that this review comes next to the wonderful Forest Walk by my friend & colleague Laurie Erickson, and the 7 Virtues Afghan Orange Blossom (which I'm yet to smell).
And last but not least - read Fragrantica's review of Treazon. 

If you've already tried Treazon, please add your reviews of Treazon or our other recent perfumes - Etrog, Zangvil, New Orleans and Orcas - to MakeUpAlley, Fragrantica or Basenotes and you will be entered to win a Treazon mini ($90 value), or your choice of scent (same or lesser value). Winners will be announced Saturday night (November 18th). Your name will be entered into the draw as many times as your reviews.
Plus: to further increase your chances of winning, leave a comment below telling us which perfume/s you reviewed and where; and tell us what you think of the name Treazon! Your name will be entered as many times as your reviews and comments :-)
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