Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Natural Perfumers Guild Member Allured Publishing Media Giveaway - a $900 value - The Arctander 3-volume set on CD!


The Natural Perfumers Guild is pleased to announce one of the most generous giveaways ever!

Celebrate the Natural Perfumers Guild designated "December is Natural Perfume Month" With Us!

For everyone who has ever dreamed of owning the 3-volume "Bible" of the flavor and fragrance industry - Steffen Arctander's Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin and Perfume and Flavor Chemicals (aroma-chemicals) this giveaway may make your dreams come true. Even better - it's the searchable CD - fabulous for quick and easy research!

This is open to any reader/poster, anywhere in the world. It will be shipped insured and require a signature upon receipt.

Guild member Allured Publishing Media is generously offering two CDs - one for the general public - readers of this blog - and the other for Guild members! Many of the Guild giveaways this month will offer "two-sies" giveaways so that the general public gets a fair chance and so that the Guild members don't feel left out. The Guild members know they get great perks and benefits, so I'm just keeping the love flowing ;-)

All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog - nice ones are especially appreciated ;-) - and your name will be entered in the drawing. The giveaway is open until midnight New Years - December 31, 2008. The winners will be announced New Years Day.

If you are a Guild member and posting from an email account that I might not recognize, please indicate in your post that you are a Guild member. Thanks.

I own the CD and I can share that it is a fabulous tool! I also have the Naturals book, which I love to use, the the Adobe PDF CD is searchable and I love to quickly find out all the entries for, say, enfleurage or boronia or Madagascar or methyl eugenol. Sometimes I copy bits of the information and paste it into a document for an offline reference as part of a journal entry, for example.

BTW, since it is so pricey, I copied the disc onto my harddrive, and I keep the CD in my bank safe deposit box - a good idea for the winners.

This is truly the chance of a lifetime, and I wish everyone good luck!

PS: there is a special on Guild membership through the end of December - 20% off membership fee. I'll blog about that following this post or in the meantime you can visit the Natural Perfumers Guild website to read more about us.

PPS: don't forget that Allured is offering a 20% discount on any of their books through December 31st - just use the code anyaperfume at checkout (one word, no spaces or hyphens.) Feed free to spread the word on this to all the perfume groups, forums and blogs you may frequent.

PPPS: the winner will be chosen by random.org

68 comments:

Elaine said...

What an awesome draw! Please enter my name into the General Public draw and thanks for the awesome opportunity. :) Elaine Haynes, AB Canada

Natural Perfumers Guild said...

Good luck, Elaine, and don't forget to subscribe to the Guild blog so you get automatic updates - we're going to have a lot of exciting giveaways this month - and into the next year.

Anya

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jolielaide said...

Thanks for getting the giveaways and discounts with Allured. It helps us all to be able to buy more EOs.
Heather

JoAnne Bassett said...

What a great deal!

I am a member of the Natural Perfumers Guild and I would love to have the Arctander 3 volume set...

Please enter me in the drawing.

JoAnne Bassett
www.JoAnneBassett.com

Irie Star said...

ooooh! More juicy tidbits of aroma knowledge in which I can immerse myself. This sounds fabulous and I'll be happy to be entered and, like many others, hope to start the new year off with a win. :)
Julie Longyear, Irie Star - Guild Member

Perfumeshrine said...

Arctander's oeuvre is a guru's didache and I would love to be entered in the drawing. It's an awesome draw!

Medb said...

Such a wonderful chance to learn ... please count me in. Thank you, Anya, for letting the Natural Perfumery egroup know about the draw.

Shadowfax said...

Thank you for the drawing Anya. All I ever win is Post-It notes, but maybe one day I'll get lucky!! Nikie Brown - After The Rayne

Kathy Tarbox said...

What an awesome prize! :-)

Many, many thanks to Allured and the Guild for collaborating on such a wonderful contest!

Good luck to all!

... now off to take advantage of your discount on membership!

Wendy said...

Wow what a fabulous xmas present that will be for someone.
Please add my name into the draw.
Many thanks Anya

NHSoaper said...

Wow, what an awesome giveaway! Thank you for letting everyone be a part of it. I am unfortunately not a Guild member but I hope to be able to be someday. I would love to be entered into the drawing :) - Carrie Batcheller, Londonderry NH

shasta said...

I would love to be entered into this fabulous drawing! Thanks so much~~~

Felicia said...

I'm not good enough at making perfume to be a guild member. Maybe owing such a stupendous book would help? I would be thrilled to have access to so much knowledge, the more the better.

elise said...

Guild member Elise here - how cool is this! I have gotten Arctander from the library and love it.

Steve Earl said...

Excellent offer. I have the Arctander naturals book. The CDs would make research a breeze. Thanks so much for arranging this.

yuko said...

Awesome giveaway! Please enter me in the general public draw. Thank you!

Jencendiary said...

I'm on the Natural Perfumery list and saw this. Please register me as General Public!

KABARS said...

I would love to win, please enter me in the contest, thanks, Carol

Ambrosia said...

Oooooh....ooooohhhh....me too, me too!

BlossomingTree said...

Awesome giveaway! Please enter my name into the draw. Thanks!

Lisa
lisa at blossomingtree dot com

Cindy said...

Anya, I would love the opportunity to be in the drawing. The description of this book sounds wonderful! Thanks for doing this. Cindy Jones, Sagescript

r.hill@cox.net said...

This sounds WONDERFUL! Please enter me into this public draw!

Rick said...

mmm... wonderful giveaway!please include me in the drawing!

artgirl3000 said...

Wow! You're giving Santa some stiff competition!Please enter into the general public drawing, and I'm happy to subscribe to the Guild blog too!

Lisa B
London

sharonm said...

I'm on the Natural Perfumery list and saw this. Please register me as General Public! sharonmendoza@embarqmail.com

Cindy said...

I've laid my hands, briefly, on the book - would love a chance to win the CD. Thanks for the opportunity!

Cindy.

Rae Lynn said...

I have been eyeing this book for a while. I would love to have it! Please enter me into the General Public drawing. Thank you so much for this exciting offer! Rae Lynn Reffruschinni rlreff@aol.com

Abigail said...

Anya, this is amazing generosity, especially this Christmas in these more financially-troubled times. Here's my entry. Good luck everyone!
Abbie

Natural Perfumers Guild said...

I can't keep up with commenting on all the entries, but I do want to say GOOD LUCK to everyone - this is an awesome giveaway and I'll be on pins and needles until midnight Dec. 31st until the winner is picked!

Anya

Paul Kiler said...

HOO BOY!!

You Betcha, Put my name in the hat for this fab drawing... :-)
Thanks for the chance, Allured Books, and Anya...

Paul Kiler

AK Whelan said...

Wow. As everyone has said... a fabulous draw. Here's dreaming of sugar plums and Arctander :)

Andrea Whelan, ON, Canada

H said...

Very very generous prize!

Would love to enter the draw.
Many thanks!

World Talk said...

What a great opportunity to win Arctander!

Please enter me in the draw and thanks so much.

Angi

xspa said...

Arctander book is THE ONE I still do not have although I have been dreaming of treating myself with it one day...
Maybe it is my opportunity to finally be able to get it and nurture it...
Some things in life are invaluable: Arctander book is one of them.
Anya, I'd love to be entered in the draw.
Isabelle, Swanland, UK

Deb said...

Fantastic drawing. I have been coveting, dreaming, hoping for a copy of Arctander's CD or book(s) for ages. Please enter me into the public drawing as I haven't joined the Guild yet. Also, thanks for your unstinting sharing of knowledge and your guidance with the Natural perfumery group.
Deb

Julie said...

What a wonderful Giveaway! Thank you so much for the opportunity - I would love to own this set!

Please enter me in the drawing :o)

Julie

Natalie B. said...

Wow Anya, thanks for all you do for us, this is really an incredible gift!

Thanks & see you in class ;)

Natalie (Student of Anya)

Diana said...

This is wonderful news !
Thank you - Thank you !

Wow, what I could do with that !

Please enter me in the drawing too.

I can't wait to see who wins : )

Organically Yours,
Diana

http://organicgiftsbydiana.mybisi.com/

The Skin You're In said...

Anya, this is a terrific give-away that so completely awesome! Please enter me to win the Arctander 3 volume set also.

Thank you so much!

Sue

Alyssa said...

Whoa! Maybe I can stop haunting *bay for these now (*finger crossed*). What a great giveaway!

HAMZA said...

Good offer. Thanks for the opportunity.

carmencanada said...

Dear Anya, I can only join in the chorus and say that this is an incredibly generous offer... Please count me in the draw!

Liv said...

Wow, Anya...that is one amazing giveaway!!
I don't know if I'm worthy of such an excellent prize..but I'll give it a go anyway!! LOL
Thanks Anya (and Allured as well).
--Livia-- (perfume critic)

Keri Egilmez said...

Wow, Anya...another gorgeous giveaway. Would love to win that CD set, so please enter me in the drawing.
Keri (new Guild member)

Stephanie said...

Wow what an amazing giveaway! I would love to be entered.

Divina said...

This is not only unbelievably generous, but also fabulous!!! Dearest Anya, please enter me in the drawing too!

"C" said...

Enter me in the drawing too.

I would love to own this.

Thanks!

Regina said...

Please enter my name in the drawing! It would be fabulous to win!
~Regina

Margi said...

Ooohh
thanks for entering me in the General Public draw.
Thanks so much for this opportunity
Margi Macdonald
Brisbane

mittens said...

This is certainly the most generous draw I can ever think of! I would love to be in the draw too. Bring on the knowledge ;-)

JB said...

Hi, Anya! I'm in the Yahoo Natural Perfumery group! Thanks to the Guild for all it has done to improve the status of natural perfumes in the eyes of the world, and for the generous amount of info Guild members make available to folks just starting out, via the Yahoo group. This giveaway is another example of that generosity. I would love to have the Arctander set. Good luck to everybody!--Jodeskarina

DSH said...

This is a wonderful drawing! Please enter my name.

Thank you for the blog and the excellent info! DSH, perfumer & c.a., boulder, colorado

itryzz4u said...

thank you for all the information on your site. it is a great educational resource.

harriet

llking said...

I've finally decided to follow my passion, and dive into perfume! If only literally.....!
The Guild and its members are inspiring and makes me want to learn and develop wondrous blends. A trip to Grasse was less than expected, as I feel the craftsmanship had waned. The Guild has a soul for authenticity which is captivating, and aspirational. Thank you for your diligence! Please enter my name in your drawing!!

L'Hermite said...

A resource nonpareil..

Please enter me as a Guild member...

Simone said...

This is a fantastic offer. I already have one of Arctander's volume and it is a great resource. Please enter my name into the drawing. Thanks for arranging this Anya!
Simone, Bklyn, N.Y.

Black Ruby said...

What a gift, and I would love to win it! Thank you for the generosity of such a valuable prize.

al-kemi said...

Sign me up!
Thanks-
Micah, Guild member

Brian said...

Hey, Anya!
Please enter me. What a great thing it would be to have that classic in my NP library!
Brian Shea
Burnham, IL

Sandi said...

Wow I would really love to have the 3 volume set on cd. I have purchased one book and this would be awesome.
Sandi
St George, UT

Andrine said...

Yes, please enter me for the drawing. What a fantastic opportunity. Thanks for getting Allured to do this for us!

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I would surely like this Arctander on CD, so count me in for the Guild's drawing :-)

Saskia, Belgium

Catalina said...

Growing up with 3 older sisters, I have been buying perfume, soaps, etc. every Christmas for the past 20 years. Recently, my oldest sister had a beautiful little girl. In the process she became very conscious of synthetics and acquired different body chemistry. She liked the perfumed gifts the most. I'm at a loss for gifts this year, so I hope that this will help for next year. Merry Christmas.

Annie said...

Anya and Allured Publishing,

Many thanks for this truly gifted opportunity. Owning this, THE Arctander 3 CD set, just blows me away.

As usual, if gifted, I have to pass something truly special on.

I wish the best to all, here, who make Natural Perfumery possible.

Most Sincerely,
Annie

Amy said...

What a generous drawing! Please enter me in the one for the general public.
Amy Hsu, Somerville MA

viv said...

Hi Anya, Please enter me in the draw. Thank you for this great opportunity.
Viv, Adelaide, South Australia

heavenscent7 said...

This is wild - what a great opportunity to get more knowledge of the magical world of naatural perfumery.
yes - please enter my name into the general public draw.

Thanks Anya and Allured and good luck all

Lisbeth

resident said...

Happy New Year Anya!

Please enter me in the CD drawing, and thank you so much for providing the wonderful opportunity.

Sharon