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    Default [Sorry. Ended] 100 Bottles of Penhaligon's Douro Eau de Portugal up for grabs

    To celebrate the new look and name for Douro Eau de Portugal, Penhaligon's have teamed up with Basenotes to give away 100 bottles of the fragrance to members in the UK.

    The aromatic citrus scent was created by William Penhaligon in 1911 for the Croft Port Dynasty. Inspiration came in the botanical guise of the labdanum plant growing on the Quinta da Roeda estate, in the Douro Valley, Portugal.

    As well as the citrus overtones, which come from lemon, lime and mandarin, the top notes of the cologne feature geranium, basil, bergamot and lavender. The middle notes are neroli and lily of the valley and the base notes consist of labdanum, oakmoss, musk and sandalwood.
    For your chance to win a 50ml bottle of the scent (worth £50), which Luca Turin has described as having one of the finest dry downs in a fragrance, simply follow the instructions below.

    Sorry, we can take no more entries

    • Log in to the Basenotes Community (or register if you are not member)
    • Go to this page here
    • Put the subject as Penhaligon's Offer, and fill in your postal address. [UK Only Sorry]
    • Keep your fingers crossed. The first 100 entries we get from registered members that are eligible will get a bottle.
    Last edited by Grant; 12th January 2009 at 05:30 PM.
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    Talking Re: [UK Only] 100 Bottles of Penhaligon's Douro Eau de Portugal up for grabs

    This is so nice!! I love penhaligon's! Their hammam bouquet is stunning.
    Last edited by malabah; 9th January 2009 at 03:13 PM.

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    Default Re: [UK Only] 100 Bottles of Penhaligon's Douro Eau de Portugal up for grabs

    Lucky UKers!

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    Default Re: [UK Only] 100 Bottles of Penhaligon's Douro Eau de Portugal up for grabs

    Wow that's awesome.

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    Default Re: [UK Only] 100 Bottles of Penhaligon's Douro Eau de Portugal up for grabs

    Spooky, have just got back from London and brought a 50ml bottle in their sale (old style packaging). Have been a fan of Castile for ages and tried Douro in the shop several times and it never struck me before but today it did. Maybe it's the cold weather. Anyway it's been about 6hrs now and still developing on my skin. This could be a new winter favourite. So decided to check out what others have thought of it and saw this offer. Hope I'm lucky, think I may need it.

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    Default Re: [UK Only] 100 Bottles of Penhaligon's Douro Eau de Portugal up for grabs

    So exciting!!! I hope I made it I do!

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    That's very generous!!!!
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    Hope i'm one of the lucky ones! The scent sounds divine!

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    That is awesome. Has there ever been such a generous offer on Basenotes?
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    I wonder if the 100 people have signed up for It yet?

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    Default Re: [UK Only] 100 Bottles of Penhaligon's Douro Eau de Portugal up for grabs

    The only thing they could have done for me to make up for this horrendous decision is to give me a free bottle. But Noooooooo!

    This is a tragedy, as far as I'm concerned.

    Douro had the best packaging scheme out of the whole line, and was my favorite fragrance bottle/box design out of any brand.

    I've even made Douro-inspired artwork.

    I can't imagine why they'd do away with those awesome red, blue, and yellow stripes!

    Truely depressing for me.
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    Default Re: [UK Only] 100 Bottles of Penhaligon's Douro Eau de Portugal up for grabs

    Cool. I'm sure I'm too late, but will you be publishing a list of recipients after a certain period?
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    Default Re: [UK Only] 100 Bottles of Penhaligon's Douro Eau de Portugal up for grabs

    This is definitely a great frag. Sorry I can't get one of these 100 bottles, but I do plan on buying one during 2009.
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    Default Re: [UK Only] 100 Bottles of Penhaligon's Douro Eau de Portugal up for grabs

    i'm probably too late, but fingers crossed! yay things for free. bigger yay, lovely things for free!

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    Ooooo!

    I'm feeling lucky!!

    When do we find out?!

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    The suspense is killing me! I wonder because there hasn't been any winners announced yet, there may still be a chance for people to win?

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    Winners will be announced early next week.

    Tell your friends -- we've not quite got to 100 yet...
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    Oooh, i entered yesterday, does that mean i have won a prize?! If so that has made my day! : )

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    Default Re: [UK Only] 100 Bottles of Penhaligon's Douro Eau de Portugal up for grabs

    I knew there must have been some downside to that damn Revolution! Can't we former colonials catch a break?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhinClio View Post
    I knew there must have been some downside to that damn Revolution! Can't we former colonials catch a break?
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    Grant,
    I think we could have at least been offered a free bottle if we paid for postage, or something. This is a disgrace for all other BN members.
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    ^^the_good_life....lolz....

    aww man... I wish I lived in England now....
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    Default Re: [UK Only] 100 Bottles of Penhaligon's Douro Eau de Portugal up for grabs

    If anybody wins a bottle and decides to get rid of it, I wouldn't mind getting my hands on some. . .

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    I hope I am not too late!

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    Default Re: [UK Only] 100 Bottles of Penhaligon's Douro Eau de Portugal up for grabs

    Quote Originally Posted by mi-hooked? View Post
    Grant,
    I think we could have at least been offered a free bottle if we paid for postage, or something. This is a disgrace for all other BN members.
    Agreed.

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    I hope I am not too late!

    For the person who posted about a disgrace to all non-UK Basenotes-just look at the threads on swaps and sales saying US only...

    I do not want to start any kind of flame war here, just pointing out there seemt o me to be less lucky breaks for UK Basenoters.

    And also to publicly thank the Australian Basenoter who recently sold me some frags, saw the advert, thought of me and kindly alerted me to this offer by email. Thats what I call Basenoters friendship! (Thanks, Amit, just hope I am in time.)

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    Default Re: [UK Only] 100 Bottles of Penhaligon's Douro Eau de Portugal up for grabs

    Oooo! What a lovely way to join a forum!

    What an amazingly generous offer!

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    My apologies for those outside of the UK who are unable to take part in this offer. We are aware that we have a global readership and where possible take this into account, though sometimes things are out of our control.

    In the almost ten years I've been running this website, this is the first UK only offer. We have had many in the past that have been US Only.
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    Default Re: [UK Only] 100 Bottles of Penhaligon's Douro Eau de Portugal up for grabs

    I love citrus perfumes ! but then I just love perfume

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