Monday, January 25, 2010

Sweet Valentine Sponsor Giveaway--5 Vial Fragrance Sampler Set from The Poison Apple Apothecary

I'm pleased to introduce Sweet Tidings' newest sweet valentine giveaway sponsor The Poison Apple Apothecary on ETSY. Purveyor of mysterious yet wearable, luxurious yet affordable, tempting yet addicting handmade perfume oils, The Poison Apple Apothecary creates scents that  are molded around fairytales and mythology to create a unique, playful, multi-sensory experience for the wearer.

The shop's name is inspired by that famous fairytale and as the name suggests, there is a a hint of temptation.. so beware. You might just find yourself going back to The Poison Apple Apothecary over and over again. I, for one  have been strangely drawn and spellbound by this poison. Oh,  I love  the bit of timber, the swig of rum, the dash of patchouli, and  the soft vanilla dry down that goes to this blend.


Aphrodite's Love Elixir 
A libation of love, lust, beauty, and desire. This brew was blended using the same components woven together to create the goddess- essences of sea salt, chilly ocean mist, and soft watery blooms. Wear this irresistible perfume oil and seize what you desire most.

A Valentine Scent: Scorned

With each passing Valentine's Day, not much changes. At three in the morning she sits alone in the dead silence of the desolate room. She tightly clutches her cup of steaming tea, the only fuel keeping her going at this hour. A browning apple sits abandoned at one end of the table, long forgotten as all else but him has been. She scribbles furiously in her old leather journal, cursing him until the end of time. Time, after all, is the only thing she has.

Notes of black tea, red apple, leather, and aged paper.


Death by Sugar 
A gluttonous mountain of sugary sweets. Sugar cookies piled high, drizzled with syrup, dotted with sprinkles, slathered with frosting, and dusted with powdered sugar. Beware the dreaded sugar shock!

According to Angela, mistress of The Apothecary:

The Poison Apple Apothecary is a journey to the dark side of fragrance. We try to create out of the box scent combinations, and furthermore to create an experience. Each of our scents should evoke a certain feeling through the story that it tells with it's notes. One of the things that inspired me to start the apothecary was, besides the love of perfume, the goal of creating a scent that is multi-sensual in nature. That is, the perfumes from the apothecary were created not only to sniff; I want you to be able to hear the wind rippling through the field guarded by the Scarecrow, see the images of the story book heroine Rhodopis, feel the goosebumps on your arms when you smell the grave dirt in Garden of Graves, and taste the bitter tossed aside apple in Scorned. I wanted to create a truly unique experience for myself and others. One customer put it best when she said, “I like your shop because your scents are eerie and they all have a story behind them.
Angela is lucky to have turned her passion for perfumery into a hobby with the apothecary. Having studied fragrance for years and having a degree in psychology and classical civilization have all helped Angela apply her knowledge of history and  human condition into creating wonderfully complex scents that you won't be able to find on department store perfume counters.

For the sweet valentine giveaway, one lucky reader will receive a  Custom Five (5) Vial Sampler Set where you get to go to the apothecary and choose your own poison. You can find the perfume oil master list here.  This fragrance sampler pack is currently The Poison Apple Apothecary's best selling item. It is a great way to wet your toes with The Apothecary!


Meanwhile 1 ml sample vials are available for those who want to try any of the apothecary's perfume oils ranging from the saccharine  to the limited editions. Readers who mention this blog post in the message to seller section upon checkout will be able to add one vial of their choice to their order no matter the size.

To enter this valentine giveaway, simply head over to The Poison Apple Apothecary on ETSY and leave a comment of this post telling me which scent you would love to try. You can increase your chances of winning by "hearting" the shop on ETSY, twitting or blogging about this giveaway. Please leave your links in a separate comment. This giveaway is open until midnight of Feb 1, 2010. International readers are welcome to enter this giveaway!

Important: Please include your email address in your comment or blog profile so there will be a way to contact you in case you win. A new winner will be picked in case you win and there is no way of contacting you. Have fun! Happy Monday!
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Update: The giveaway has ended. Thank you so much for participating. The winner will be announced as soon as the giveaway sponsor has picked a winner.

P.S.

Congratulations to Heather for winning The Poison Apple  Apothecary sponsor giveaway.  

78 comments:

  1. Scroned sounds so yummy! I would love to try it.

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  2. I already heart this store, actually. ThePrincessR on Etsy. I have wanted to try some of the scents, but havent had the oppertunity yet. Maybe I should go buy the sampler!

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  3. I LOVE the names on her blends...would pick the Freyja or Pirate Anne. Totally different; gotta love it!

    catherine s.

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  4. I {hearted} her store...and will most likely be back for some goodies - thanks for the intro to the shop and the opp to win!

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  5. Gwyllion is the one i want to try the most...it sounds like a dark forest on a cold winter morning.

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  6. I also had already hearted the store (Basht on etsy) and I also tweeted about this, on twitter i'm bashtinyourhead

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  7. I would love to try 'Pirate Anne', because it's my middle name + the description was fantastic! :)

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  8. Tweet!
    http://twitter.com/heatheranne99/status/8182359241

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  9. Blogged!
    http://vintagefabulous.blogspot.com/2010/01/sweet-tidings.html

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  10. I'd love to try Pirate Anne.
    I recently purchased a surprise pack of 5 x 1ml samples and they're all lovely.

    jrodemann@hotmail.com

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  11. Hearted!

    my etsyname is ShadeOfABonsai

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  12. I really want to try Freyja. It sounds lovely! I also hearted her shop (redmaplestudio).

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  13. Tweeted - http://twitter.com/redmaplestudio

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  14. oh! freyja and/or last breath would be my first picks to try. so awesome.

    thank you so much for the chance to win this neat giveaway, christy! how lovely! all good wishes!

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  15. Blogged!

    http://redmaplestudio.blogspot.com/2010/01/valentines-giveaway-over-at-sweet.html

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  16. I like Pumpkin Coach Perfume.

    ale84.vercelli (at) hotmail (dot) it

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  17. heart (betsabea)

    ale84.vercelli (at) hotmail (dot) it

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  18. I tweet:
    http://twitter.com/dakha/status/8193430368

    ale84.vercelli (at) hotmail (dot) it

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  19. I blogged:
    http://giveawaymania.blogspot.com/2010/01/sweet-tidings.html

    ale84.vercelli (at) hotmail (dot) it

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  20. Well well, this is easy! I would like to try Aphrodite's Love Elixir because I am a curious gal and I want to see what magic it will work on my love one!

    Have a beautiful magical day!
    xxni

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  21. Ooohh! I would love the chance to try out these perfumes! I have been reading all their descriptions for entertainment, but was a bit afraid to order without actually smelling them. My favorite so far is Pumpkin Coach. I also think Ghost would be a great everyday scent. I am already a follower of this blog (and have left a couple of comments), and I have already 'hearted' it on Etsy. As a professional artist, I really appreciate the inspiring little tales about each scent. Just reading about them gets my creativity flowing...just imagine what I might come up with while wearing them!

    Kristyn Cooper

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  22. Town Lush sounds so naughty and fun!!! I also hearted it!

    tucker{at}alliancecom{dot}net

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  23. I would like to try http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38909211

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  24. I added the seller to favorites in Etsy

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  25. Blog post: http://fata-azzurra.blogspot.com/2010/01/sweet-tidings-giveaway.html

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  26. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/FataAzzurra/status/8203449524

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  27. Ooops, better leave my info!

    email: kristyn.cooper@hotmail.com
    blog: www.kristyncooper.blogspot.com
    etsy name: KristynCooper

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  28. The scents all sound so interesting, but I kind of wish there was a more direct description of them XD

    I'd love to try Thirteen. :) The others sound very... sensual xD

    silverdolphin1771@yahoo.com

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  29. I would LOVE to win this! I've had my eye on that shop since you mentioned the vote. I currently have Pirate Anne in my favorites.

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  30. This shop is also in my favorites! Thanks by the way for the wonderful free bottle offer...I'm going to take advantage of that! :)

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  31. what a cool shop! love the descriptions. i would definately choose death by sugar! mmmm thanks for the great links as usual and giveaway Christy. have a lovely day.

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  32. Congrats on the shop Angela! I'm sure you're going to have much success! I'd love to try these fragrances, the descriptions are great. I'd probably narrow it down to Scorned and Death By Sugar, not sure which one would suit me best. Have fun choosing a winner :) Hugs from up north! xo

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  33. Well, I already own December Poison, January Poison, and Scorned, and love them all. One I've been wanting to try is Fortuna, along with Parlor.

    (crimsnmastrpc AT yahoo.com)

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  34. I would love to try pirate Anne.

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  35. Pirate Anne sounds delicious!

    eva.s.black[@]gmail[.]com

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  36. I hearted the Etsy shop
    evasblack

    eva.s.black[@]gmail[.]com

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  37. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/EVA_n_essence/status/8226897219
    eva.s.black[@]gmail[.]com

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  38. I would like to try
    Aphrodite's Love Elixir Perfume Oil 5ml
    thank you.

    aleematti@hotmail.com

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  39. I haven't won anything in awhile, but I got some samplers recently, so I know PoisonApple is really cool. If I win, let me know at my LJ, or tweet me at xX_karisuma_Xx or email LedBeatle94@aol.

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  40. seriously....to pick only one? LOL I ordered a sampler 5 pack and they are all AMAZING! Planning on making an order Friday. Very wonderful seller who is super helpful if you have any questions in regards to scent etc. My order arrived super fast and I was very pleased with all my choices...hardest part of the order was picking just 5! Course I hearted! Cant rave enough! :-) Lsa1sew.etsy.com

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  41. It's hard to pick just one, and I mean really hard...so ...hm...maybe Amber Magic ...no wait, Freya sounds so adorbale...oh and Pirate Ane...uf, just can't make up my mind...o.k., I would like to try Freya ;-)

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  42. And of course, I just added The Poison Apple Apothecary to my Etsy's favorite stores...

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  43. Gwillion for me, please!

    I favorited the shop (I'm leavesandstitches), and blogged (http://leavesandstitches.blogspot.com), tweeted (www.twitter.com/leavesstitches) and Facebooked (http://www.facebook.com/#/pages/Cleveland-OH/Leaves-and-Stitches/132072667742)the giveaway

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  44. Sorry, missed your instruction about separate comments! See above re: Favorited the shop. In addition, Tweeted the giveaway (www.twitter.com/leavesstitches)

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  45. Blogged the giveaway: http://leavesandstitches.blogspot.com/2010/01/sweet-tidings-giveaway-some-very-non.html

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  46. And facebooked the giveaway: http://www.facebook.com/#/pages/Cleveland-OH/Leaves-and-Stitches/132072667742

    Thanks!
    plong8215 {at} gmail.com

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  47. Rhodopis sounds great and I hearted the shop too!
    jasminsmitchell {at} gmail.com and my etsy name is jazjewelz

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  48. An amazing store! I'd love to try the Psyche Perfume Oil. Thanks!

    email: lady.elbereth.elentari@gmail.com

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  49. hello my little sweet pea.
    death by sugar would be my choice butt january would mean i should gift it to my eldest daughter as she turns 8 tomorrow.
    thanks for the chance
    xxrosey

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  50. I am very curious about and interested in the Freyja Perfume Oil. They all sound lovely or at least interesting (!), but I think I would love to wear this one.

    Thanks!
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  51. I <3ed the etsy shop! Love it!! (etsy name: hybroanglid)
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  52. Hearted the store in etsy. (My comments go separated, but the one I like is Psyche Perfume Oil). Thanks!

    email: lady.elbereth.elentari@gmail.com

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  53. Hi, I'd love to try the "Lady Victoria Perfume Oil 5ml"! :)

    imelda(dot)dickinson(at)gmail(dot)com

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  54. I would love to try Amber Magick Perfume Oil.

    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

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  55. I posted on my blog. http://shining000.blogspot.com/2010/01/sweet-valentine-sponsor-giveaway-5-vial.html

    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

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  56. Tweet http://twitter.com/joannej1982/status/8406703005

    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

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  57. Lady Victoria- I like jasmine and vanilla scents
    ejxd95@gmail.com

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  58. I love to try Freyja simply because I have my daughter named after her.

    geneinthebattle[@]gmail.com

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  59. Tweet http://twitter.com/joannej1982/status/8446782003

    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

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  60. I like the sound of the Book of Spells Perfume Oil 5ml
    busybbee05[at]yahoo[dot]com[dot]au

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  61. I have hearted the shop (busybbee05)
    busybbee05[at]yahoo[dot]com[dot]au

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  62. I'm going to have to try Gwyllion, one way or another :)

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  63. I would like to try Madagascar.. it sounds like such an exotic smell.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39538585

    Ronit
    internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
    http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com

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  64. I blogged about this giveaway! Here's the link:

    http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/01/sampler-set-from-poison-apple.html

    Ronit
    internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
    http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com

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  65. I'd like to try the Fortuna Perfume Oil: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39151596

    Very interesting names:)

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  66. Blogged: http://sweepstakelover.blogcu.com/5-vial-fragrance-sampler-set-from-the-poison-apple-apothecary/6913973

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  67. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/sweepstakelover/status/8468230697

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  68. I would love to try Garden of Graves! It sounds deliciously gothic.

    MermaidBird3 @ gmail dot com

    Thanks!

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  69. I hearted the shop before I knew it could get me another entry!
    I will definitely try out a sampler, even if I don't win.

    Etsy name: MermaidBird

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  70. Tweet http://twitter.com/joannej1982/status/8495163696

    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

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  71. Pumpkin Coach sounds lovely!

    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

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  72. I'd like to try the Star Crossed scent.

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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  73. I added the shop to my Etsy favorites, my Etsy name is dova113.

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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  74. Your madagascar perfume oil looks great!

    missibiscus at gmail dot com

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  75. I would like to try Pirate Anne! Thanks for the chance to win!

    nocciolinaitaliana at gmail dot com

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  76. I would love to try lady victoria or love elixer

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