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A very special giveaway for my very special readers: 1920 Fragrance from Besame Cosmetics

And the winner is … {drumroll}…Brooke Bumgardner! Yea, Brooke! I’ll be contacting you privately to get your mailing address.  Thanks to everyone for entering and for leaving such nice comments. I’ll definitely do this giveaway again, since it seems to be a popular one! jll

Who says you can’t put time in a bottle? Catch a whiff of the Roaring Twenties. Read on to learn how.

Jennifer Lamont Leo’s Reader Community recently passed the 2000-subscriber mark! To celebrate, I’ll be giving away a half-ounce bottle of 1920 Fragrance from Besame Cosmetics.

1920 is part of Besame’s brilliant Decades of Fragrance Collection which also features 1910, 1930, 1940, 1950, and 1960.  The company describes the collection as “an olfactory picture of a decade of time, using familiar ingredients from each period to create an impression in your mind of a time gone by. Each perfume extract is meticulously crafted from precious essential oils and natural alcohol.”

Specifically, 1920 contains top notes of mandarin, juniper berry, and galbanum; heart notes of jasmine, violet, muguet, and suede; and base notes of cocoa, myrrh, amber, and musk, all packaged in a beautiful glass vial with rollerball applicator.

This giveaway is open only to subscribers of my Reader Community. If you’re not subscribed already, you can do so over on the right. Then come back here and leave a comment about why you’d like to win a bottle of 1920. One winner will be drawn at random on Mothers Day, May 13, 2018, from among subscribers who leave a comment (to make sure it goes to someone who truly wants it).

I’m sorry to say that, due to international shipping regulations, this giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.


31 Responses to A very special giveaway for my very special readers: 1920 Fragrance from Besame Cosmetics

  • I would love to win this bottle of 1920 fragrance…I am just regaining my sense of smell and taste after being without it for many years, and I cant think of a better way to celebrate it than with some of my favourite scents that are within this 1920 fragrance! Would also be a great way to celebrate mothers day…

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      Andrea says:

      I was going to go for the win. However, my aunt had the same thing happen but she never really regainedher’s, and I think Annemarie deserves to win it and I defer to her.

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    Meridell Gracias says:

    I would love to win a bottle of the 1920 fragrance because I love all of the fragrance notes described for this beautiful scent! I also would love this form of fragrance that I could take with me in the rollerball system! Plus love all things feminine and beautiful! Thank you!

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    Lori Dykes says:

    How wonderful and I just cannot image how this smells but would love to see! Love the bottle and I know my stepmother would love it!

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    Karen Mercer says:

    I would love to win the bottle of 1920 fragrance for my Mother. The rollerball system is very convenient to slip in her purse. Thank you for the opportunity!

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    Jenny Manzke says:

    I love Ms. Leo’s books. They truly take me away to another era. This perfume would transport me in a whole other way! I would be honored to wear it.

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    Lacey Waters says:

    I would love to win this. Besides the obvious reasons of it smelling amazing and it’s soooo nice to get a pretty gift, it would remind me of my grandmother. Thanks for the chance ^_^

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    Judy Golden says:

    I would love to win this bottle of 1920 fragrance. I think it would be wonderful to have this little bottle to tuck in my purse and use to brighten up my day.

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    Liz Emmite says:

    I love all of your books. Since I can’t go back in time I could wear the fragrance and pretend! I wonder if my grandma wore this I would love to know.

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    Marilyn Scalf says:

    Love your books, and this scent sounds so intriguing! And how appropriate for Mother’s Day, my Mom was born in 1921, this makes me think of her.

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    Antoinette M says:

    It would be such a treat to win this for Mother’s Day. I especially love the fragrance notes of jasmine, violet & musk. The rollerball applicator is a plus. Thank you!

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    Susan Cornwell says:

    What a unique giveaway! I would love to win. Anything vintage appeals to me. I would love a scent that includes violet.

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    Cynthia St. Germain says:

    I would love a chance to win. It sounds like a combination of the perfume my grandmother wore all the time. It’s one of those things that when I smell certain scents they remind of the wonderful ladies in my life. My grandma & I were really close.I was lucky enough to grow up with her in my life. I lost her when I was 30.

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    Bonnie traher says:

    Would love to win this fragrance because I love to be able to enjoy something from old times.

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    Judy Johnsen says:

    What a wonderful giveaway. My Mom & Dad we’re both products of the 1920’s so winning this fragrance would be a great treat for me to pass on to their great granddaughter. Thanks for the chance.

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    Marcia Whetsel says:

    I would love to be transported back in time and remember the smells of my grandmother. Reading your books with that smell would be delightful. However, i also defer to Annamarie.

  • I’d love to win this lovely fragrance for my mom, who recently turned 86 and is currently going through rehab after a mild stroke, even though she’s not normally a perfume wearer, to give her a bit of a boost. 🙂 Thanks for giving us all a shot, Jennifer!

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    Janet Graham says:

    Oh, how neat! My beloved Grandmother was born in 1900, which means that she was in her prime in the 1920’s. My mother and her siblings were all born in the 1920’s. I would love to win this just to see if it smells like my grandmother. If so, I can share it with my mother and my 4 sisters.

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    Vivian Furbay says:

    i think the older perfumes are better than the newer ones and would love to win a bottle of 1920. My mother was born just a few years after that.

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    Judy Jones says:

    Although not totally housebound I don’t get around much anymore, I would really enjoy the luxary of nice fragrance.

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    Kim Charlton says:

    The description of this scent sounds fabulous!! Everything I pick out for myself ends up smelling like the cat pee’d on me!! I’m going to Italy in a few weeks and this would be a wonderful fragrance to bring with me! Thank you for the chance!

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    I love old things! It’s a path to a time gone by. Our home is 110 years old. Most of the furnishings we have are antiques. I have a cedar chest that came from China with my Great Grandpa when he was overseas. I love knowing that other lives were lived here. A fragrance from another time would add to my collections from another era and transport me there briefly.

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    Ginger Pollard says:

    I love perfume! I also love Historical Fiction! Would love to win! A new subscriber!

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    Suzannah Clark says:

    Jennifer, this is so thoughtful and generous of you. It’s funny that 1920 is coming up. I remember when I was a little girl seeing a picture of my grandmother when she was a young teenager around 1920. She had her dark hair bobbed and a flapper dress on. I remember wishing I could have met her then as a teen. She died when I was 6 and I don’t remember much about her. It would be interesting to smell a fragrance of her time. This is such a creative giveaway. Thanks

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