Venus Day Tidings

The planet Venus is named after the Roman goddess of love an beauty. I tend to feel like a Venusian much more than an Earthling most of the time, especially these days.

On this most vibrant day, attributed to Aphrodite, I offer you a splendid review of the new Vera solid natural perfume at Scent Hive. It was the liquid version of Vera that was the catalyst for Trish and I to meet. Please fly on over to her most sweetly scented hive to read the review and perhaps leave a comment, especially if you have experienced Vera. At Scent Hive you will also find a giveaway for a trio sampler of Vera, Rosa and Chaparral® which I’ve decided to match here!

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to tell me which is your favorite scent from the natural world…you know, like fresh roses, lavender, the ocean, sun baked or damp earth, the smell of a new baby, etc.

You must include your first name -or- etsy username AND email address with each entry or it will not be included.

For additional entries you can do any or all of the following:

  • 2 entries (total) – Blog about this giveaway, leaving the URL to the post in comments (1 blog per entrant, please)
  • 1 entry: Be or become a follower of RoxanaVilla on Twitter
  • 1 entry: Be or become a fan of Roxana Illuminated Perfume on Facebook
  • 1 entry: Be or become a follower of this journal: IlluminatedPerfume
  • 1 entry per day of the contest: Twitter this message: RT @RoxanaVilla is hosting a #natural #perfume giveaway! Visit for a chance to win

This giveaway is worldwide and ends on Tuesday, June 15th at 10pm PST.

More fine print, learned along the way
1. If we cannot contact you we will give your prize away to someone else.
2. Depending how many entries I receive I determine how the winner shall be chosen. Normally each entry is assigned a card from several decks here at the house, I then shuffle all the cards and have someone handy (like my daughter) choose a card for the winner and a runner up.
3. If you have won a Giveaway in the past you may enter again.
4. Please don’t make up any new guidelines, what is outlined above is what we follow.

Good Luck everyone.

Photo of Lavarinth from Rivendel Farm and Lavender Illustration ©Roxana Villa


  1. My favourite smell would be hard to pin down.. I love when the trees are heavy with cherry blossoms, I grew up with the most enormous cherry tree in the yard and every year it blanketed us in its petals and aroma. I also love the smell of wet moss, having lived on the west coast of Canada most of my life, I'm fond of the heavy wet air you find wherever there is a tree canopy. So there's two!sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

  2. Hi Roxana,My favourite scent would have to be the smell of an early winter evening on the farm where I grew up. With remanence of gentle winter sun warmed grass and foliage, melding with cool damp earth and crisp night air. An invigorating scent which makes me VERY nostalgic!! I've commented over on the Scent Hive blog, and Trish's post on NST.I'm a fan of your facebook site and also follow this blog.Warm regardsHollyhollyjae [@] gmail dot com

  3. I love the smell of fresh strawberries, and I also love the smell of vanilla & lavender together. great giveaway- Thanksemsfsemsfs(at)

  4. My favorite scent, is probably the smell of a baby head, after falling asleep at the breast. I also adore lilacs =) Thank you for your generosity in offering this giveaway!Amandaabsinthedragonfly (at) gmail (dot) comPS ~ I follow you on twitter, and get your blog via rss feed. I also left comments on the two posts mentioned, at Scent Hive, and Now Smell This.

  5. I adorevanillasandelwoodhoneyjasminlavendel and many more:)It depends on the flow of nature,is it winter, spring summer or autum.They change my longing for what I need around me:)I did never win a giveaway before,would be Time now, no?But as you have so many fantastic entries…..:)

  6. hi Roxana,Folowed you on twitter & FB, already follow your blog and found you through Nicole/Lillyella. Hmm…my favorite natural scents at the moment have to be Neroli..smokey and seductive and Lavender, beacuse it is so very useful and beautifulEtsy Shops:kasiabluepoeticaBody Luxekasia@kasiablue.comThanks and my fingers are crossed!

  7. My favorite scent is lilac – I think I must have had something lilac scented when I was young because I’ve got some really strong scent memories associated with it!- Jenny (jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com)

  8. What is my favorite scent? There are so many! I love the smell of babies the best. I personally think thats the best scent in the world. I also like the smell of the earth right before a southern rain. I also like the smell of chlorine, it makes me think of happy childhood days in the pool all summer. ambrerose(!at)

  9. Hello :)My favorite smell would be something warm like amber or exotic and mysterious with warm vanilla notes. sswpss at yahoo dot com

  10. There are so many scents that I love so it is hard to choose. I grow lots of scented flowers and every year I look forward to seeing and smelling a pale, yellow, oriental lily that blooms in August. It is a mixture of spice and sweet, with some orange-jasmine like notes. Delicious!

  11. I like anything woodsy or spicy, i don't mind fruity or floral either providing it the floral aroma is soft like ylang ylangI love cedar, patchouli, anise seed, Clary sage… i could go on and on :)vanilla, bergamot, sandalwood…

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