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    Default Maria Candida Gentile Sample Draw: Winners

    After singing the praises of some of Maria Candida Gentile’s creations, over the last few weeks, I thought it would be a good idea if some Basenoters had the opportunity to try at least a couple of her creations. So, after a few correspondences back and forth with Maria, I am pleased to announce that she has kindly agreed to donate a few samples of two of her creations, Gershwin and Exultat, towards a Basenotes Christmas draw.

    There are six pairs of these 2ml samples up for grabs – three for male Basenoters and another three for female Basenoters. If you would like to enter the draw, all you have to do is leave a reply in this thread before the 24th December, 21:00 GMT.

    The entries from each forum will then be divided into two groups – the veteran/experienced Basenoters and the relative newbies. One draw will be conducted for each of these four groups (i.e. 2x male and 2x female). After the first four winners have been randomly chosen, the remaining entries will be once again entered into two final draws (one exclusively for female Basenoters and the other exclusively for male Basenoters).

    The winners will be announced on the 29th December.

    If you happen to be one of the lucky winners listed, please PM your address details to me ASAP and I will pass them onto Maria, who will then post the samples out to you.

    Now, before you hit the reply button, there are a few rules:

    1) Only one reply per Basenoter is allowed – multiple replies will be disregarded.

    2) This thread has been posted in both the men’s and women’s forum, so please post your reply in the forum relevant to your gender (in other words, male replies only in the male forum and vice versa) or your reply will be deemed as void.

    3) Any replies after the closing date will be disregarded.

    4) The draw is open to all Basenoters except for members who registered this month and guests.

    Good luck!


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    Last edited by Trebor; 29th December 2011 at 04:53 PM.

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    I guess I would be in the newbie category? . Please count me in! Thanks so much!!!!.

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    What a lovely idea! Please enter me in your draw!

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    Me too, please!
    "I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain

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    Please enter me in!
    And many thanks for the opportunity.
    Ever-newer waters flow on those who step into the same rivers.

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    Please enter me in the draw .
    Thank you.
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    Bumpity bump...

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    That's so nice, thank you! Can an American enter the drawing? If so, I'd like to.

    And it's good to see you, Trebor!! ♥

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilybelle View Post
    Can an American enter the drawing? If so, I'd like to.
    Oh, yes you can!

    It's great to hear from you too and good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebor View Post
    Oh, yes you can!

    It's great to hear from you too and good luck!
    Thank you.

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    Please enter me into the draw, I am a female. Thanks. (I sometimes am harsh in my assessments, this has happened to EscentuallyMe every single sample).
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    I would like to be in, thanks!

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    Thank you for organising the draw. I'd like to participate as well.

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    Thank You Trebor. Can I be included please?

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    I'd like to enter as well!

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    Please enter me in the draw. Thank you.

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    Okay, the draw is now officially closed. Many thanks to everyone who participated.

    Merry Christmas!

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    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Trebor!

    It's the 29th. Can't wait to see who won.

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    Hey, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you as well!

    Well, I have to confess that it nearly slipped my mind so thanks for the heads-up! LOL!

    And the winners are:

    30 Roses
    Alicka61
    kalli

    Congratulations you three and a big thanks to everyone else who participated.

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    Oh, how nice! I'll message my address.

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    Yay! Congratulations to our winners! We want reviews when they arrive.

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    Congratulations to winners! Please let us know how did you like them!
    Ever-newer waters flow on those who step into the same rivers.

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    Congrats gals !!!

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    Well done. Enjoy!

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    Congratulations to the winners! Thanks, Trebor, for hosting the nice draw.
    "I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain

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    I just got home to find my package with the samples in my mailbox. I'm already scented today so I will wait until tomorrow to begin testing.

    Thank you again, Ms. Gentile, and also Trebor for making this possible!

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    Congratulations, please post some reviews if you have time and an inclination.

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    That goes without saying, Possumbility!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 30 Roses View Post
    I just got home to find my package with the samples in my mailbox. I'm already scented today so I will wait until tomorrow to begin testing.

    Thank you again, Ms. Gentile, and also Trebor for making this possible!
    That's great to hear! Please keep us all posted. Enjoy!

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    About 1 and 3/4 hours ago, I applied Exultat to my forearm (one small spritz) and to my chest (2 sprays).

    The top notes are bright and invigorating. I got citrus notes, a strong clean evergreen/wood smell (as though one were in a wood shop) and a cool note. The coolness is not long-lasting, and the fragrance starts to become just a little sweeter and creamy. It becomes softer and powdery with a background of incense. Sillage is moderate.

    This is a highly wearable fragrance. It's never cloying, never too much of anything. I would wear this quite happily.

    My husband came home after it had turned powdery and declared it to be a woman's fragrance, adding that he neither loved it nor hated it. But that is what he said to Lubin Itasca and CDG Jaisalmer as well, and I also like those-- in fact for the first half hour or so it rather reminded me of Itasca. But Exultat is less woody, and is softer as it develops.

    All in all I like Exultat quite a lot, and would give it 4 stars on my wardrobe page.


    Edit: I'd love to see Ms. Gentile's perfumes sold at a venue in the USA- maybe Indiescents? As far as I can tell, at this time the only source is her website.
    Last edited by 30 Roses; 19th January 2012 at 11:05 PM.




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