Today’s post is a drawing for free samples of the new incense fragrance, which should be on the website at the end of the week. I’ll draw 5 winners, and each winner can pick two other SSS samples of his/her choice to go with the incense sample. The drawing is open to all countries that are on my usual shipping list (see the website Policies/Shipping page for the full list).
Just leave a comment here if you’d like to be in the drawing, and as part of your comment I’m hoping you’ll tell me which name you like best out of these four possibilities:
— Incense Pure (a little softer sounding than Pure Incense)
— Pure Incense (more usual English order than Incense Pure)
— Incense Reverie (pretty, but perhaps more light-hearted than the scent)
— Incense Tranquil (pretty too, like the old name but in English, fits the scent)
I thought I would also say thank you to the people who already posted a comment on the naming issue and helped me brainstorm a few days ago on the blog. Jo, Suzanne, Tania, Beth, Matthew, Laura, and Elena, I’d like to send you freebie samples of the new incense. Laura, you tried the 2-17-3 so I can send you the final 3-14-2, which is the same but with a tad more vanilla absolute. Thanks so much to all of you for helping me with the name! Just send me your addresses and let me know another sample you’d like to go with the incense sample.
After I receive my new bottles in a week or two, I’ll probably also offer a free bottle of the incense for a drawing, but it’d be fun to wait to do that when I have the new bottles in production and then someone can win one of the pretty new bottles. 🙂 Not sure spring is the best time to give out an incense fragrance though, lol, so we’ll see how quickly my new bottles come and then decide what to do. It might make sense to wait until fall for that and give a bottle of the new white floral instead, if it is done reasonably soon. At any rate, I’d like to do a draw for one of the pretty new bottles after I get them.
The notes for this incense are frankincense, myrrh, sandalwood, cedar, labdanum, cistus, patchouli, oakmoss, elemi, angelica root, guaiacwood, orris, musk, and vanilla absolute. A full description can be seen here: Incense. When you think about the name, it helps to know that this is purely incense, which to me includes woods and resins as well as frankincense and myrrh. It’s not a floral incense, but it has some vanilla and a small touch of musk for softening. I’d like to do a rose incense and the reverie name might be fun to save for that.
So, just leave a comment below if you’d like to be in the drawing. If you have no opinion on the name you can still enter. I’m not using this as a formal poll but just to see if there are strong opinions on any of these (good or bad), and to see if there are issues I’d not thought about. It’s been hard for me to pick because I really like the old name of Encens Tranquille, but this is so much different that it needs a new name. I think Incense Pure and Pure Incense are my favorites at the moment. I may save Reverie for the floral incense, and Incense Tranquil may still be too similar to the old, though I like it.
I’ll leave the drawing open until at least Thursday eve and will probably do the drawing either late Thursday eve or Friday morning. You can add your name any time before then. Thanks so much!