I’ve been a subscriber to Scentbird for almost a year (reviewed & explained here), and I’m really expanding my horizons with it. I discovered a few new scents that really suit me. I’m taking chances like I never used to do. Some are hits and some are misses, but each one is fun to try. If you’re not a subscriber but are considering it, I hope you’ll join via my referral code where you can get 15% off a subscription.
As I’ve said before, I love oriental scents and, on occasion, florientals. When I select a new scent to try from Scentbird, I usually stick with that category. Also, I belong to a fragrance lovers group on Facebook, so I sometimes pursue scents that the members recommend.
Somewhere along the time, I heard about the well-respected indie fragrance brand that’s described as “rock meets romance”, Juliette Has A Gun. Juliette Has A Gun scent names and themes are a takeoff on Shakespeare. Very witty!
Someone mentioned Lady Vengeance (Macbeth I presume, though there was an Asian movie called Sympathy for Lady Vengeance that came out in 2005). Based on the description on Fragrantica.com, I thought it would work for me. It had many of my favorite accords: rose, musky, patchouli, amber, and warm spicy. I bought it blind. It just arrived from Scentbird, and unfortunately, it doesn’t smell like those accords to me. It’s very floral with a sharp, musky rose note at the top that doesn’t work with my body chemistry, boo hoo. It’s an edgy scent.
One reviewer describes it as a “thorny rose” rather than a synthetic, sweet rose. It’s called Lady Vengeance for a reason. To me, it is a femme fatale fragrance! 😆 If you live near Sephora, the Juliette Has A Gun fragrances are sold there so you can go in and try it out first.
So rather than let it languish in my stash, I’m giving it away to someone who will love it! It’s a sample size, a purse spray, about 15 ml, I believe, enough for at least a month. In Fragrantica’s poll on Lady Vengeance, out of 960 respondents, most either Love it or Like it and they consider it a scent for fall, winter or spring and for any time of day. It’s made in France. A full size bottle of Lady Vengeance is priced at $100 at Sephora. The 15 ml sample cost me $15.
The top notes are bergamot and lavender. The middle notes are Bulgarian and Moroccan Rose, ISO E Super (whatever that is), and patchouli. The base notes/drydown are vanilla, white musk and ambrosian. It’s described as moderately to very long-lasting, and it’s a moderate to heavy scent. Raters describe Lady Vengeance as similar to Juliette Has A Gun’s other scent Vengeance Extreme, or similar to Agent Provocateur.
If you’re game to try something new, please enter my quickie giveaway, one week only.
This giveaway is limited to U.S. residents, age 18+, where permitted by law, open to all US NSDB readers – unless you won the recent PUR Cameo Contour giveaway or the Shiseido IBUKI Eye Correcting Cream giveaway that just ended then please sit this one out! The giveaway will run till Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 12:00AM EDT, so the last full day is Monday, January 25.
Hopefully by now, you know the drill. You MUST LEAVE A COMMENT on this blogpost about why you want to win the Lady Vengeance and what is your favorite perfume now. One entry per household. The comment is mandatory. And you must record that you did it on the Rafflecopter widget below. Extras that you can do to earn more points are:
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To recap, this giveaway is open to US residents age 18 or older. Void in states where prohibited. The winner will be selected by a random drawing via the Rafflecopter widget when the giveaway ends on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 12:00AM EDT (so the last full day is Monday, January 25), and the winner will be notified by me via email. You have 48 hours to get back to me, if not a new winner will be selected. The winner will provide me with her/his mailing address, and I will mail your prize to you as soon as possible. I am not responsible for loss or damage in shipping. In other words, if it’s lost or damaged in shipping, I will be sad, but there is no replacement.
Thank you for entering the new Lady Vengeance giveaway and GOOD LUCK!!
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Shiseido Eye Cream Giveaway Winner Announcement
Congratulations to Colleen B, the winner of the Shiseido IBUKI Eye Correcting Cream giveaway!! Woohoo!
Thanks to all who entered, followed, tweeted etc. Also, if you had trouble trying to subscribe, there was a problem with my signup box on the home page, but I seem to have fixed it. I’d be thrilled if you signed up to follow NSDB.
Also, I hope you’ll consider entering the Lady Vengeance giveaway. And there are more giveaways to come including another Shiseido IBUKI skincare giveaway coming up soon. So stay tuned!