One of my favorite natural perfumers, Laurie Stern of Velvet & Sweet Pea, has created gift sets for spring that would make an ideal gift for Mother’s Day. My choice would be the one pictured above, the Rose Jasmine Perfume & Passionflower Gift Set and I actually have one tempting me. But it’s not for me to keep, it’s for me to send to the winner of this giveaway.
The set includes Kashmir Rose Body Frosting which I personally can’t get enough of. (Read more about it in my review of Kashmir Rose from May 2009). The set also includes Passionflower Bath Salts made with blood orange, lime, spearmint, and ylang ylang. I have not experienced Passionflower yet, but love V&SP’s Snow Forest and Kashmir Lavender Bath Salts so I’m sure Passionflower makes for a sublime bathtime as well. I can tell you about Rose Jasmine though since Laurie sent me a sample for this review. But first, a quick story.
My cousin and I visited The Perfume House not too long ago, and I showed her the Serge Lutens line. She was drawn to Fleurs d’Oranger which is shockingly indolic given its rather innocent sounding name. Let’s just say there’s a good amount of dirty jasmine in Monsieur Luten’s creation. As we left the boutique and headed down the boulevard for more shopping, my cousin sniffed her arm and exclaimed, “My skin smells like sex!”
She’d probably feel the same about Rose Jasmine, a wonderfully juicy jasmine scent that exudes more than a little sensuality. The indoles in this luscious fragrance are booming and present throughout its skintime. There’s only a mere wisp of rose that appears within the drydown, just in case you need a little something to tame the wild jasmine beast. But to be sure, there is no clean-freshness in Rose Jasmine. It’s a saucy number, dripping with dewy jasmine. It wears close to skin though, rewarding only those who lean in close enough to share in your delight. So make sure if you get this gift set for the mom in your life, that she likes to be a little naughty.
And if you’re a little naughty (and live in the US…sorry it’s a very heavy package) you should enter this fabulous giveaway:
To be entered, go here to V&SP’s site and let me know what Spring Gift Set you would choose for the special mom in your life. You get extra entries if you follow Scent Hive on Bloglovin, Twitter, Google Friend Connect, Facebook’s Networked Blogs, or subscribe to Scent Hive. Please let me know in your comment what you did so you get the entries you deserve! You’ve got until Sunday April 11th 9pm PST to enter. The winner has been chosen!
Rose Jasmine Perfume & Passionflower Gift Set is available at Velvet & Sweet Pea for $90.
Disclosure: V&SP sent me a sample of Rose Jasmine for review. The opinons in this review are my own. I was not financially compensated for this review or any other.
52 thoughts on “Rose Jasmine Perfume & Passionflower Gift Set +Giveaway”
ooh- that frosting sounds lovely!! I LOVE Lutens’ FdO, so I’m guessing I’ll love this?..:)
I’d probably choose the jasmine Orange blossom set for my mom (she is like me – she loves the smell of white flowers)..though the rose jasmine sounds soo lovely (I’ve been loving rose perfumes lately)
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That’s 3 entires, thanks! I love orange blossom as well. The V&SP Orange Blossom body frosting is heavenly.
Lutens’ FdO has the orange blossom thing going which is not in Rose Jasmine, but the sexy factor is definitely present in both! IMO at least 😉
Damn! I’m from Australia so I can’t enter! I have all the small samples of Laurie Stern’s perfumes and I love them 🙂
I apologize again. 😦 The bath salts are huge and in a heavy glass jar, so sending the package internationally is prohibitively expensive.
I’ll be sure to have the next one be open to all! 🙂
No worries, that’s totally understandable 🙂
I love your site by the way. I’m hanging to buy Roxana Illuminated Perfume samples – especially “Green Witch”… all in good time …
Ok, time to have another read about all the beautiful perfumes …
I think my mom would love the Jasmine Orange Blossom Perfume & Lavender Gift Set. The French Orange Blossom and night blooming jasmine sound delightful!
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Thank for the follows Tina, that 6 entries. The Jasmine Orange Blossom Perfume is really beautiful!
Velvet & Sweet Pea–what a lovely website! And I had not heard of these folks yet. I think Mom would love the Rose Jasmine Perfume & Passionflower Gift Set, so I hope to win that for her. I’m subscribed on Blogger, Twitter (@Cat_Mommy) and follow on the Google Reader too.
Happy Spring, everyone!
Laurie Stern is an amazing perfumer. Truly, her Body Frostings are my favorite body butter.
Oh, and that’s 4 entries for you! 🙂
Hello, I think the Jasmine Orange Blossom (yum!) perfume and lavender salts gift set sounds lovely, and would make a fabulous gift. Please enter me in your contest. I am also a subscriber to your blog.
Cynthia, The Jasmine Orange Blossom is indeed gorgeous! Thanks for subscribing.
2 entries for you 🙂
What a cute company! Thanks for introducing me to it. My mom is obsessed with her 2 cats, so she would get a particular kick out of this! I think I would choose the Jasmine Orange Blossom Perfume & Lavender Gift Set for my good friend who just had a baby 7 weeks early on Monday. She’s been through a lot during her pregnancy, and could definitely use a great First Mother’s Day pick-me-up gift!
And I follow you on Twitter and subscribe to your blog…sorry, forgot that part! Thanks for the adorable giveaway!!! You always do such generous ones 🙂
V&SP is a fabulous company! I’ve written about Laurie several times so I didn’t want to get redundant in my post, but she uses 100% natural ingredients and very high quality ingredients at that. She never uses animal products, or ingredients that have been tested on animals. She’s also a beekeeper and huge protector of needy animals!
Thanks for entering, that’s 3 for you. And thanks to Laurie who offered this most generous giveaway! 🙂
Please enter me in the giveaway-the rose jasmine sounds devine! Crossing my fingers…
You are entered Sharon!! Good luck 🙂
I don’t live in the US but wanted to say the rose jasmine combination sounds delicious! I haven’t found Serge’s FDO that naughty before but am rather tempted to re try!
I think the jasmine/cumin combo went nuts on my cousin 😉
There’s no cumin in V&SP’s Rose Jasmine, but it’s really sensual!
Sorry about the US shipping thing this time 😦
I love Laurie! Her creations have a gorgeous vintage feel to them, oddly innocent and sexy at the same time. I’d love the opportunity to go buck wild with some of Laurie’s bath goodies.
You really nailed it Justine…..very vintage but very sexy! And she takes such care in everything she does.
Here’s to going buck wild!! 😉
Hi Trish, how are you? The odds are totally against me (or with me ; ) so I’ll have to enter — that Passionflower sounds divine! And I’d definitely share the Frosting with my Mom, because I have my own, and I love it! Happy Spring to you in beautiful Portland. OXOXo
I hope you are having a lovely spring as well! Do you have the Kashmir Rose frosting? It’s wonderful isn’t it?
Best of luck!
No I have the Orange Blossom, my fave! That’s why I can pass the Rose on if I *win* it ; )
Mmmmm, Orange Blossom is really pretty too!
Please enter me in the giveaway – the Jasmine Orange Blossom Perfume & Lavender Gift Set sounds yummy! I love the sensuality of this line. Thank you so much.
Thanks for commenting! Good luck in the drawing 🙂
My mother would smell lovely with the Jasmine Orange Blossom Perfume & Lavender Gift Set! She smells amazing in fresh clean scents and this would be a perfect gift.
I love Laurie’s creations! So wonderful of her to send this out to one lucky winner.
I would love to be entered in the drawling! I recently became a bloglovin member, I am a FB fan and a Scent Hive prescriber!
Thanks for all the follows Alyssa, that makes 4 for you 🙂
The Jasmine Orange Blossom Perfume & Lavender Gift Set looks amazing doesn’t it?
Trish, what a fabulous giveaway. Thank you to you and Laurie for offering this. I love her line! All her jasmines are indolic, so right up my alley. You’ve already got me addicted to all of the Frostings too.
I’d love to be entered and would pick the Jasmine Orange Blossom Perfume and Lavender gift set. I’m also subscribed to all the other 5 ways you mentioned for extra entries.
The frostings are addiction worthy though aren’t they? 😉
Thanks for the follows, that is 6 for you including the comment!
Best of luck,
The Jasmine Orange Blossom Perfume & Lavender Gift Set sounds divine! My mom would love to have it. Please enter me.
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Thanks so much for commenting and for the follows. That gives you 3 entries. BTW, good job on your blog! I love it 🙂
The Rose Jasmine would be my choice. Thank you for introducing me to this line – I definitely need to try it – and thank you for the opportunity to enter the draw
You are so welcome! Thanks for reading.
Best of luck,
I’m so glad I made it into your post! Lutens is genius! The Fleurs d’Oranger will be the first perfume purchase of my sexy woman adulthood! The rose/jasmine sounds like a lethal combo packed with the right amount of punch to wow me! Thanks!
The FdO is a must for you! It smelled amazing on your skin. Sexy! 😉
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Hi Trish–Thank you and thank Laurie for this generous giveaway! I hadn’t heard of this company before, so perusing the website was a treat. Hmmm…tough choice…but I’ll go with the Jasmine Orange Blossom set. I’m sure they’re all yummy!
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Isn’t the V&SP website lovely? Thanks for all of the follows and I wish you good luck! 🙂
Hi Trish and all of you scent lovers!
Thank you so much for your fab review and all of the comments, I adore the oddly innocent and sexy combination one! I love that I can combine all of my passions in Velvet & Sweet Pea’s Purrfumery. You all rock!
Thank *you* so much for the generous giveaway. You know how much I love your fabulous fragrances and I appreciate the opportunity to share several of your products with Scent Hive readers 🙂
I would choose the Jasmine Orange Blossom Perfume & Lavender Gift Set for my mom. She loves fruity and flowery scents and she could definitely use the relaxing lavender bath salts (even though all of her kids are grown she’s still always worrying about them lol)! Oh and the body frosting would be great for her too, she lives in the dry dessert of Arizona so lotion is always a must!!!
I bet the frostings would be great for AZ, I grew up there so I know how dry your skin can get!
Thanks so much for your comment. I just checked out your blog and love your thorough post on sunscreen. I need to try the Devita and the Pratima ones 🙂
Best of luck,
Thank you for the indulging giveaway. I would gift the Rose Jasmine and Passionflower Gift Set. I love the combination of Rose with Jasmine. This combination of scents is both modern and classic. If ever there is a special occasion or entertaining this perfume is perfect to accompany the mood. The Passionflower Bath Salts sound magnificent with the described tapestry of scents. This would be great to use in a bath and also to leave it an little dish or jar to scent the bathroom and/or bedroom.
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Tapestry of scents, what a lovely description! Thanks for supporting Scent Hive and I wish you luck! I have you down for 2 entries.
From the website (nice gift packs!), I would choose the Calliope Gift Set:
“An utterly complex and sensual treat, our Calliope Body Oil combines rich frankincense, narcotic night- and dawn-blooming jasmines, organic Italian orange blossom, Comoros ylang ylang, Bulgarian rose absolute, aphrodisiac black pepper, and organic blood orange peel.”
Sounds divine! Love ylang ylang scent. 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win!
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Nice choice on the Calliope Schmidty! I have yet to try that one.
Thanks for the follows, that makes 3 entries for you 🙂
I would choose the Black Cat Perfume & Orange Blossom Gift Set for my mother.
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I have Black Cat and love it! The chocolate, orange, anise combo is delicious 🙂
Thanks for all the follows, that makes 5 entries for you!
Best of luck,