Holiday Drawing

I want to host a little drawing to celebrate the holidays. To enter, leave a comment below (something like “I’m in!” will do), and we’ll pick two winners with Each winner can choose either a set of two purse sprays in any SSS scents or a gift box of five mini sprays in any scents. I’ll leave it open until Wed or Thurs (15th or 16th) and will post winners on Friday the 17th. Open to any country in our usual shipping policies. Includes both Boutique and Exclusive scents – your choice.

If you like, tell us if there’s anything interesting in your December garden or in your neighborhood. We’re a bit soggy here, but we have the last of the roses and the first of the paperwhites.

Good luck and happy holidays!

Update: Thanks all! Drawing is closed now. 12/16 eve

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  1. Hello Laurie,

    Teehee! I’m in! Nothing too interesting to tell, just scramblin’ around trying to make it till Christmas.
    Four girls is hard lemme tell yah but they are humble good girls and their lists are pretty modest except maybe the baby who’s 7.
    A “labtop” AND a “olectrick guitar” ??? lol!
    They all asked for perfume. 😉
    We had snow days about 2 weeks ago but now it’s raining non-stop and doesn’t show signs of letting up.

    Some more perfume would be beautiful for me too but that is a desire all year long ha.
    Have a wonderful time with your family and Merry Christmas doll!

    <3 ~Tamara

  2. Hi Laurie,

    Count me in! What a treat – thanks for hosting the drawing.

    In the garden…. lots of winter-blooming salvias of various sizes, colors, etc., still lots of fall colors on the trees – cherries, crepe myrtles, parrotia, California grape vine, roses until a few days ago – now they’re all balled up from the rain and fog. I love the winter garden though I do need to get after the snails and slugs. When I leave the windows open at night, I can hear the frogs…what a wonderful sound.

    Best wishes,
    Suzanne M.

  3. Hi Laurie, I’d love to be in the draw. Thanks!

    I have started gardening again, after a gap of a few years after a personal upheaval. So I have four tomato plants in the ground (it is summer here), and some basil sees I planted last week are just shooting. Never was anyone more proud of her garden than me. It’s fun to pinch out the side shoots on the tomatoes and smell that lovely sharp, earthy tomato stem smell. Happy Christmas!

  4. Hi Laurie,
    Looking forward to when the full cart is back to full operation =) and I really love the sample vials if I never mentioned it before.


  5. I’m in!

    Nothing in the garden here. It has been steadily getting colder the past week and today we have snow.

    Thanks for the opportunity to join in the draw.


  6. I’m wearing Winter Woods on a cold December day and it’s warming me up! Nothing in the garden but this is the time of year we plant pansies in the south. I’d love be in the draw. Thanks for the opportunity. Happy Holidays, Laurie!

  7. Hi Laurie,
    What a nice drawing – definitely count me in! Still saving up for a bottle of Winter Woods :D. Here in Colorado it’s been cold and dry, so not much happening in my garden. I have been enjoying watching the birds and squirrels. Time to trim the raspberry bushes and we still have leaves to rake. Hoping for snow soon!

  8. Please include me! Wow, paperwhites… in SW Ohio, we’ve had several light snowfalls with more expected today, tomorrow and later in the week.

    Best wishes for a happy, healthy (including those wrists) holiday!

  9. Hi Laurie,

    Please include me in the drawing – thank you.

    Nothing in my Massachusetts garden – we are waiting the first snow of the year and its been COLD. We did get our
    Christmas tree last night so I’m looking forward to trimming it today.

  10. Hi Laurie, and thanks for the drawing! Right now, there’s not much to be seen in my garden but some Calla lilies. I should plant some paperwhites next year. Any other good ideas for things I should plant for next winter down here in the East bay? Oh, and please enter me in the drawing!

  11. What a nice idea!

    Not much in the way of a garden report here. Sudden deep freeze for the past 2 weeks and now – 50’s and rain. Back to the arctic tomorrow.

    There is this silly rhododendren (sp)at work though….still has blossoms on it. I keep looking at it trying to discern its message.

  12. Hi Laurie..
    Here in MI, the snow is just starting to come. It’s cold, damp and slushy today. Glad you still have some roses there;) Would love to be entered in the draw-cheers!

  13. I am most definitely in! My apartment patio only has one struggling avocado tree. I’m looking forward to the future when I can fill my garden with perfumey flowers!

  14. I’m in. Not much in the garden, since we’ve replaced the retaining walls and are replanting everything. Will be beautiful in the Spring!

  15. Would love to be included in the drawing–thank you!

    We’re having our first cold blast of winter in the Memphis area today–windy and a little light snow. My poor rosebush isn’t happy about this, but it is a real trooper, and has weathered much worse conditions, so I’m sure it will survive.

    Am also looking forward to the shopping cart’s return, and the chance to try the new scents you’ve had in the works.

    Stay dry and warm!

  16. Hi Laurie,
    Please count me in. The most colorful thing in the woods down here (hardwood hammock in W central Fla) right now would have to be the American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana). The rest of the year it is unexceptional, but beginning in fall and through our winter, the berries come out in the most unnatural shade of red-violet. I also noticed some tree foliage in shades of yellow, muted orange and scarlet. You don’t see a lot of foliar change here, but even a little really stands out against the unremitting green. My orchids are now living in the bathroom & utility room until freezes are over. Thanks for the draw and hope your holidays are serene. Julie

  17. I’m *definitely* in! It’s cold and sloggy (combination of “sleet” and “foggy”) here in Boston , and I have just finished a graduate school course I’m taking that had a truly brutal workload, so am feeling ready for some light and heat!!!! SSS would be just the ticket, whether I win or not. 🙂

    Happy everything, folks.

  18. Hi Laurie, what a nice way to reconnect. Garden is pretty quiet but like you the paperwhites are starting. My liquidambar is a blazing riot of reds & oranges.

  19. Hi Laurie!
    Yes, please!! I’m in!!
    My garden is dead! It’s been cold and dreary here. I do have my rosemary plant indoors. Love that smell and use it alot in cooking.
    Wishing you a wonderful holiday season!

  20. Oh heck yeah I’m in! (Censored for appropriate blog commenting 🙂 We’ve got two feet of snow up here, but there’s some beautiful hoar frost happening which makes the trees absolutely stunning and almost worth the snow.

  21. I’m in too! 🙂

    Well, the holly bush in my garden is huge, but no berries. Or maybe there were, but the birds got them all during the cold snap. Or not. I know nothing about plants, does holly always come with berries this time of year? 🙂

    1. Hi Tania,
      Has your holly ever had berries? I know that some hollies are berry bearing and some don’t – we happen to have both types in our yeard…

  22. I’m in!
    No winter garden in NJ, only residuals from the spring/summer plantings. Anything still alive is a tough bird. I actually have a couple of rosy rosebuds still on the bushes that got stopped in their blooming track just as the frost settled in. Pretty, but sad because they won’t be allowed to realize their potentials…

  23. I’m in! – here in Oxfordshire in the UK we’re waiting for another bout of cold weather and snow to come in – but in the meantime the last of the oak leaves are still clinging to some of the trees and the beech hedges still have thei clothing of dried leaves, which all glow beautifully in the low winter light.

  24. Me too! A holiday contest; how clever!

    In Iowa, we’re recovering from a blizzard. Deep snow drifts, biting cold, red faces, chapped hands, and lots of hot chocolate.

    The birds are singing, (with relief I expect) and the three feral kittens are being treated to raw eggs from my hens. They won’t let me near them, but they dart out to eat when I retreat.

    The oak leaves are bronzed with age, the firs silvered with snow. Snowberries and bittersweet provide the only gay color, burnt orange and rosy pink respectively. What a glorious season, woodsmoke and firelight.

    Cheers. DebbieJean

  25. Thank you very much! Please count me in.

    So how about that for interesting — the rhododendrons in our garden started to bloom at Thanksgiving and there are a couple of light purple blooms on them right now! Never seen that before — not in December!

    Another interesting thing — about the same time the calla lilies started to spring up.

    So, I have Spring (for calla lilies), Summer (for rhododendrons, this is when they usually bloom in my yard), Winter on the calendar and a rain, which is usually associated with the Fall but is a very normal weather for coastal Oregon Winter.

    Thanks for hosting a giveaway and happy Holidays!

  26. I’m in.
    I was so busy lately that I had no time to look around. I hope to slow down and check out what December Sonoma has to offer (not leaving there just visiting).

  27. I’m in, too!

    There’s snow on the potted succulents (hens & chicks) but nothing else in bloom outside here in snowy Kentucky. Thanks for the reminder about paperwhites. With 4 cats, any indoor plant becomes “kitty salad” but I can keep a dish of paperwhites blooming in the bathroom 🙂

  28. Thanks so much for the drawing! I’m in with big Yay! Sadly, no winter garden around here — just stepping on crunchy leaves and waiting for the first real snow… :o)

  29. How generous! I’d love to participate 🙂

    We’re having some very strange weather here – raining/storming one minute and swealtering heat the next! That’s Melbourne for you 🙂

  30. please count me in, too. i am just now getting to try some of your work thanks to a friend at work, and i really like what you are doing. did you know that ambre noir smells just like the inside of an orthodox church? totally trippy. also love champagne de bois and winter woods. nice stuff. wish i’d gotten to you while i was still blogging. i would’ve sung your praises. cheers.

  31. Hi Laurie,

    Please count me in for the draw! As I am an arts educator, I enjoy and appreciate your personal approach and generous sharing of creative process! I would love any of your perfumes.

    All the best,


  32. Hi Laurie,

    It’s been unseasonably cold here and all has been frozen under for several days. Farmer’s Almanac forecasts less-than-usual snowfall for us this winter, though, so there’s a tiny bright spot 🙂

    Please count me in the draw, and thanks for hosting!

    Healing wishes,

  33. Please toss my name into the “scent hat.” Living in Vermont, we have no flowers on the ground at this time of year, but I am conjuring up a summer-time woodsy smell by spraying your Incense on my pillow and blankets. It smells heavenly.

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