Monday, September 21, 2009

I said, "Hey, pretty baby, howsabout a date?"



She said, "I'm going to school, and I can't be late."

This is a very busy week for us, as over six thousand resident students descend upon us for the beginning of Fall Quarter. Also, David is visiting this coming weekend for the first time in two months. Thus I may be a little light on reviews this week, but I'll be back in full force next week.

In honor of the beginning of another year of school -- a phase of life that apparently will be of permanent relevance to my life whether I'm a student or not -- I'm offering up a special back to school mix and your choice of sampling any three scents I've reviewed (list in the column on the right), 1 ml each.

Want in? Post in the comments section and tell me either a song you associate with fall/back to school or a scent you associate with fall (or both!). Entries end at 11:59pm PST, Sunday September 27. Random winner will be selected from those who post and announced on Monday, September 28.

Any and all eligible, even if you're my one previous winner. (I'm looking at you, Divina. <g>)

Woe is me, all summer long I was happy and free.
Save my soul, the board of education took away my parole.
I gotta go back, back, back to school again.
You won't find me 'til the clock strikes three;
I'm gonna be there 'til then...
Whoa, whoa, I gotta go...
back to school...
again!

- "Back to School," Grease 2

5 comments:

Ines said...

I've only just discovered your blog and straight away there is a draw (and I already found more than 3 - how am I going to choose if I get drawn?). :)
I don't have a song for the beginning of autumn - but I'm looking forward to all those warming scents I'm starting to wear - and I began with Lexington Avenue and Chinatown by Bond no.9.

Diana said...

Ines, welcome and great timing on your part! Glad to have you reading, and here's hoping you get your chance!

Sue said...

Nothing brings me back to fall more strongly than the scent of woodsmoke in crisp air. For me, it is the quintessential scent of New England Octobers.

While I have not yet found a perfume that captures that scent, the crisp apple topnotes and patchouli musk base of Sarah Jessica Parker Lovely remind me of apple orchards in the fall, with leaves on the ground and sun shining in a clear blue sky.

Thanks for the wonderful blog and draw!

Nika said...

Hello,
It was nice to discover your blog, I've been reading through it for the past week. And now, of course, this draw makes me delurk and want to comment:)
the scent I most associate with fall would be Aftelier Pink Lotus or SL Fumerie Turque. Or maybe Bal a Versailles. Also, Carons Narcisse Noir is fall to me, it must be the sandalwood.
Thanks for offering us a chance to be a part of this draw!
Nika

Nika said...

Hello,
It was nice to discover your blog, I've been reading through it for the past week. And now, of course, this draw makes me delurk and want to comment:)
the scent I most associate with fall would be Aftelier Pink Lotus or SL Fumerie Turque. Or maybe Bal a Versailles. Also, Carons Narcisse Noir is fall to me, it must be the sandalwood.
Thanks for offering us a chance to be a part of this draw!
Nika