Win An Olfactory Trip To India! – Neela Vermeire Creations Giveaway

Neela Vermeire, the creatrice of one of the best niche line launched in the recent past, is not only a talented and incredibly nice woman, she is also a generous one.

I regularly wear the intricate perfumes Bertrand Duchaufour created, Mohur, a complex rose, Bombay Bling, the happiest mango you can imagine and Trayee, a spicy wood scent. Now you too get the chance to get to know them.

Neela offered to send three “Try your India” glass sample sets to three lucky winners. Three more winners can choose their favorite of the three and receive a 10ml travel spray.

Here are my reviews to whet your appetites. Here is a link to Neela Vermeire Créations, where you can take a closer look a the beautiful inspirational stories behind the perfumes as well as the gorgeous bottles.

The lovely Neela and yours truly in Vienna.

To enter the giveaway you must leave a comment on this post telling me whether you have ever been to India and which perfume of the three interests you most and why.

The prizes will be mailed directly from Paris, and to minimize postal loss, the giveaway is only open for readers in Europe and the USA, sorry.

The giveaway is open until Tuesday, Oct 23, the winners will be randomly drawn from the comments, sharing on Twitter or Facebook or any other social network of your preference gets you an additional entry. The winners will be announced on the blog.

Good luck everyone!

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69 Responses to Win An Olfactory Trip To India! – Neela Vermeire Creations Giveaway

  1. Castex Beatrice says:

    my best indian olfactory souvenir is tuberose in flower markets !!!
    I’d love to know bombay bling because indian mangoes are the best ever eaten , another indian treasure … (sorry for my first post full of mistakes)

  2. Good morning…
    India is one of my future travelling destinations, as it combines beauty with spirituality. It’s this universal language that is so successfully translated with a perfume ticket, which instantly could take me there! Thank you both Birgit and Neela for this chance (you both look great in the photo)!
    PS. All three perfumes seem really interesting and could be part of my collection, but Trayee is closer to my oriental taste.

  3. I have never been to India, sadly. I think I would like Trayee the best as it has many things that I like, vetiver, sandalwood, amber, myrrh, cinnamon, ceder wood, saffron, palo santo and ganja affects.

  4. 최다해 gongjumonica says:

    Oh lovely! I wanted to join, but I’m living in Asia. Hope for an international giveaway soon :)

  5. Don’t put me in the draw Birgit, I just wanted to say how MADLY I love these fragrances. Mohur is my favourite and Jin wears Bombay Bling when he wants some attention.
    So YUMMY!!
    Portia xx

  6. MariaA says:

    India is a country I definately plan to visit at some point! From all three perfumes I managed to try Bombay Bling from a small sample and I am smitten!! I want more and I would love to try the other two as well!

  7. Missionista says:

    I have been to India! Specifically to Kerala. It was the most overwhelming place I’ve ever visited, and I’d love to go back someday. Of the three scents, I think I would most like Trayee, as I like woody scents, but I’d really like to sample Mohur.

  8. Ela says:

    I am so interested in this line- wanted to order samples from Luckyscent, but I will hold on hoping for my luck! Never been to India yet, although my friends really loved it- and I am big fan of Indian cuisine and aromas myself! Bombay Bling sounds especially interesting, colorful and I just like sound of its name!

  9. Andrea says:

    I’ve never been to India, but I have a friend, passionate with perfumes, who lived there for a year. It is inspiring the spiritual vision of fragrances and the connection with the Gods. If the Occidental world has de-odored the world, the Indians have never stopped perfuming temples, the streets with the spices and their bodies.
    I think I would like to try Trayee: I’m looking into spices recently and I’m looking for something that surprises me. Maybe Neela’s experience can help me.

  10. Dubaiscents says:

    I have been to India numerous times but, all for work so sadly, I have not been able to explore the numerous historic and cultural landmarks. My mom and talk about going there someday and doing a tour of the Oberoi Hotels (we like to travel in style :-) ). I have tried all three of these scents and loved them all but, I think Bombay Bling was my favorite, such a bright happy scent! Thanks for the wonderful give away, if I win you can send to my mom in the US :-).

  11. Jackie says:

    I can say that I have almost been to India, I was made there when my parents were on a posting there!
    I love things Indian, food, fabrics, music….and those fragrances sound just the thing too!
    Please do not enter me in the draw, I am in Australia. Cries.

  12. Catherine says:

    I have never been to India though I do really hope to go visit someday. My best friend just went on a business trip and I was so jealous lol. Ah, someday!! All of Neela’s creations sound amazing, but I think I’d love Trayee best as warm, spicy wood is everything I’m into right now and it has some of my favorite notes!

  13. Ines says:

    I’ve never been to India but a friend has and she has some interesting stories to tell :)
    I’d love a chance to win a 10ml spray of Bombay Bling – that one is bottled happiness if you ask me.

  14. What a wonderful draw. My fave: Bombay Bling…I had a small sample (now gone) and I love it! Unfortunately I have never been to India… the closest I have been is Indiana?!

  15. poodle says:

    While I would love a bit more of these, don’t put me in the draw since I recently won a few samples. Let someone else fall for these wonderful scents. I’ve never been to India but I think the scents capture what I imagine it to be like. if I had to pick a favorite I’d say Trayee.

  16. Simo says:

    Thank you for the giveaway!
    India is such an inspiring place, and the fragrances must be wonderful, based on your reviews!
    Wish you a nice day! ;)

  17. Trayee sounds like my kinda thing – I spent a week in Calcutta in 1992 en route to Nepal to do some recording and the highlight was actually buying some lovely Mysore Sandalwood oils and powder at the vast covered market there . . . of course I now wish I’s bought more! I would love try to this line, I have been following the reviews :)

  18. Darilyn says:

    I have never traveled to India, but I think wearing Trayee could
    take me there! I would love being surrounded in spices…
    Lovely photo! Thanks for the draw.

  19. anatu13 says:

    I have not been to India, alas. The family of a 4th grade classmate of my daughter lived there for a year, and my daughter received many fascinating letters from her friend–what a magical place! Bombay Bling is most interesting to me. I adore the passionfruit note in VP Rubj edp; the mango is right up my alley!

  20. Amy says:

    Alas I have never been to India and may not get the opportunity this lifetime! Mohur is my favorite of the three, although I love Trayee and Bombay Bling very much. Thanks for the offer!!

  21. andrea says:

    Considering I was married to an Indian for 15years (technically I still am) I have only ever visited India once when went on holiday to Goa, it was a magical place and I remember we ate very well for the entire holiday. One day the ex will take the children to see part of their heritage (when they are older and I will not worry as much about malaria tablets and injections for them)
    The Neela Creations are beautiful, my heart still lies with Bombay Bling though (followed closely by Trayee), Neela and Betrand combined are a match made in heaven and Neela is one of the sweetest people I have chatted to within the perfume community. :-)

  22. Jen says:

    I have not been to India, but would love to go. My brother and his wife (she’s Indian) went this past winter and loved it!

    I am drawn to Mohur.

  23. ringthing says:

    What a generous giveaway, thank you for the opportunity. I have not been to India but I would love to go, to experience the color and energy first hand. I am most interested in Mohur, for the backstory and background of colonial India.

  24. LCT says:

    I’ve never been to India but will someday when my travel budget allows! Of the three, Trayee sounds like something I could love. Spices, incense and wood ? Sign me up! Bombay Bling does sound like something I should have in my life though….thanks so much for the draw!

  25. trickyholly says:

    I have never been to India, but good friends are moving there soon so I hope to visit. And what a generous giveaway(and cute pic of you both!)! Thanks, Neela and Brigit! I’m most interested in Mohur, since I love rose scents, but Trayee sounds intriguing.

  26. I’ve never been to India but would love to go some time in the future. A few years ago I’ve worked together with some colleagues from Chenai, India. I really enjoyed their story’s about India and their culture.
    Thanks for this generous draw. I would like to sample Mohur, the rose is one of my favourite scents.

  27. arline says:

    I have never been to India, but I plan to one day, as I am a yoga teacher. It only seems logical that I make a pilgrimage to the sacred land. I also dream of the textiles that are offered there, as well as the oil blends.

    I want to try Trayee and Bombay Bling. They seem wonderful!!!!

  28. Dear Birgit, I m not entering the draw as I have already sampled Neela’s fragrances, which are outsanding. I was pleasantly surprised by her line, her charming personality and contagious laughter. I will probably buy a bottle of Trayee soon.

  29. Ellia says:

    I haven’t been in India (yet!) but I definetely look forward to visit, as I have several friends living there and I promised them that as soon as I am able – I’ll be there :) I am very curious about a country with so rich history and amazing culture and traditions… I haven’t tried Neela’s creations but I would be very happy if I had a chance… I think Trayee or Mohur could be my piece of cake – because I do love spices, incence and woody notes as in the first fragrance and I am still looking for my perfect rose in perfumes – and it seems that very sensual feminine rose surrounded by spices can definitely be The one :)

  30. Marte says:

    I’ve never been to India, but it seems like such a magical place! I’m most interested in Trayee, because i like spicy, warm, woody scents.

  31. Starre says:

    never been to india love all the scents from that part of the world. Mango Bling MMMMM

  32. Nina Z says:

    I have never been to India, but have been lucky enough to get to try all three of these fragrances! They’re all beautiful, but Mohur captured my heart. It’s soft and comforting at the same time it is complex and stunning, and I love to wear a dab to bed. How I would love to win some more of this one.

  33. judith dm says:

    I have had the joy of visiting India for a five day wedding celebration.! Still remember vividly the amazing colors, smells, the amazing vegetarian banquets and the people from all over the world who attended this event. I most definitely will return! I think of the three Traylee would suit me, but I welcome any scent of India!

  34. Lynne says:

    I have never been to India,,,and it would be a dream come true to actually visit India. The culture, the people, the textiles are a few of many things and places to enjoy!! I have tried all of Neela’s creations, and love Bombay Bling!!

  35. Hi, I have never been to India, have wanted to go for a long time. I do have a few contacts there. One of my cousins spent years working on India’s water system. My yoga teacher died there while on a hike. My favorite movie is “Ghandi’. I took thirty 7th graders to see it. Sadly, they watched for about fifteen minutes, then started a food fight. A good friend from many years ago has improved air conditioning systems in India and is a wealthy businessman there. So, India is awfully interesting to me and I’d love to try the fragrances that came from there. Best, anitathepianist

  36. Lyubov says:

    Oh, my God, how can I miss such a giveway! Thank you, B.!
    I ‘ve been to India…in my dreams! Not only that I cook Ayurvedic meals, but all the spices like ginger, curry, cardamom, curcuma and cinnamon are an inevitable part of my daily routine – tea, cosmetics, detoxication, room fragrances! I dig chicken cream soup with almonds and cinnamon! Let alone the gourmet inspiration, I haven’t found a decent fruit scent to suit my cravings for juiciness and chic. I guess Bombay Bling might just be IT! So that makes me most interested in it, though the profusion of spices and oudh in Trayee, and the bashful rose in Mohur sound equally intriguing.
    Can’t help it – got to share on FB!

  37. lucasai says:

    I’ve never been to India.
    From the trio Mohur interests me the most as I’m in a rose mode for the last few weeks and this sounds like something worth attention.

    Thanks for generous giveaway!

  38. Amy Bella says:

    I have never been to India, but this weekend I watched an incredible Indian movie called Barfi. I highly recommend it!

    All three of these fragrances have been on my list of things to try. I think I will like Trayee the best – incense, spices and woods? Monsieur Duchaufour? Yes, please!

  39. rosiegreen62 says:

    I haven’t been to India but I hope to go one day. My sister’s ex- husband was from India and I loved his cooking and all the stories about the different cultures there. I would love to try Trayee because I really love spicy perfumes. Thanks so much for the draw.

  40. Safran says:

    Unfortunately I haven’t been to India yet, but I am hoping to join my husband on a future business trip! My favourite scent should be Bombay Bling, I love Tuberose, fruits, spices and sandalwood.

    Thank you – cheers Safran

  41. Ana says:

    Hi, B!Thank you for another amazing draw!I’ve never been to India but it’s on my list of things to do before I die, he he!Is it allowed to say that all three fragrances appeal to me ? I simply cannot choose and I’ve heard great things about the entire line. Mohur, Trayee, Bombay Bling, even if I don’t win this draw I think you’ll become part of my collection at some stage.

  42. matildaben says:

    I have never been to India, but I would like to someday. I have sampled all of Neela’s perfumes and love them all, but my favorite is Bombay Bling – I can never be in a bad mood while wearing that one!

  43. Julie says:

    How very generous! Thank you Olfactoria and Neela!
    I have never been to India, but would love to someday. I haven’t sampled any of these yet, but after reading reviews, I think that Bombay Bling would be the one I liked best. I worry a little about the cumin, though I see you didn’t note it at all in your review.

  44. dremybluz says:

    I have never been to India, but love the Indian customs and food. I would like the Bombay Bling.
    Thanks for another generous giveaway

  45. czahltine says:

    I’ve never been to India, but I’d like to go someday. All three sound wonderful, but I think the one I’m looking forward to the most is Trayee–Bertrand can do no wrong with incense!

    Along the lines of spicy fragrances: Birgit, have you tried Kalimantan by Chantecaille? It’s been my new favorite lately and I think you’d LOVE it.

  46. I haven’t been to India … but I love Indian food! I had a chance to try all of three of these but from teensy partial samples. Would love more of any of them, in particular Bombay Bling.

  47. Nancysg says:

    I want to visit the Taj Mahal as my ninety year old Father talks about seeing it when he was there during WWII. I have tried the Vereire fragrances and found the Mohur to be a beautiful rosé.

  48. What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you!

    This summer, when I was finishing my dissertation, I knew that there would be no vacation for me this year. The thought was just awful as I always look forward to getting away from the city and “recharging my batteries.” But I had this idea that if I couldn’t travel physically, I could travel through my nose. So I pulled out every sample that I had been accumulating all these years and never tried. In the process, I found myself thinking about perfume and fragrance in a way that I never had before. Through fragrance, I really feel like I traveled a lot even though I never left New York. I’m still learning a lot, and I love it!

    I am also thankful to have found a whole new community of perfume-lovers :-)

    So olfactory trips are a lot like real trips: you learn new things, experience something outside of your everyday existence, and meet new people, and make more friends!

    I would love to take a trip to India :-) The list of ingredients in Trayee is speaking to me right now and I would love to try it!

  49. Kandice says:

    I have never had the chance to visit India though I would like to. I think my favorite would be Trayee as the combination of florals, woods, and spices sounds simply amazing. Please enter me in the draw – I’d love the chance to try all three!

  50. Heather F says:

    I’ve never been to India, sadly. From the tiny spritzes I’ve gotten to try, Trayee is my favorite, although I love all three. Thanks for the lovely draw!

  51. laniersmith says:

    I have never been to India…..I have been to Indio California… Not the same. I love Bollywood movies so my choice would be Bombay Bling!!

  52. Brooke says:

    What a fantastic draw! I have spent a few weeks in both Northern India and the beaches of Goa. The country is beautiful, the people are warm, and the train system is overwhelming! It is an amazing place to visit.

  53. TaffyJ says:

    I have never traveled to India. It is difficult to choose from the three, but I would go with Trayee.
    Thank you for the draw!

  54. drtvrmoi says:

    I have not had the pleasure of visiting India. It is on my short list for when my husband tires of Italy. The name Bombay Bling is so evocative of sunshine, warmth and the sweetness of life. It just calls to be sampled

  55. Woodgirl says:

    I’ve never been to India and will probably never get the chance to. However, Trayee sounds like a scent I would love. Thanks for the draw.

  56. mridula says:

    I was born in India and have spent just about exactly half of my life there and half here (the US). When I am here I miss there. I started reading your blog some time ago and the Vermeire creations’ review grabbed me right away. I went to the Perfume House in Portland looking for samples and they had none. I am new to the perfumista experience and only just got my first Serge Lutens – Sa Majeste La Rose. If I could only sample one of the three it would be Bombay Bling because mangoes are heaven and green mangoes are childhood heaven. All three sound exquisite; they sound like they have what I am coming to appreciate about the perfumista experience, the chance to do a little self exploration, to develop a narrative or two or many.

    Crossing my fingers.

  57. fleurdelys says:

    I have never been to India, but it is on my list of places to visit in this life. All Neela’s fragrances sound so rich and delicious, it’s hard to choose, but I like the sound of Trayee best, because I am all about the spices! Thanks for the drawing.

  58. Tomate Farcie says:

    Just yesterday I was on the Trip Advisor India Forum drooling all over my IPad. I’d love to visit although I’m sure it would be sensory overload. It ‘s so hard to pick just one, but I think I’dgo with Trayee if for no other reason–patchicouli.

  59. EchoCharlie says:

    I have never been to India..but it is on my list. The world is a beautiful place and I would like to see as much of it as I can. Of the 3 perfumes..the one I would most like to try is Mohur..I love rose..I love anything with rose in it. It makes me feel beautiful and alive.

  60. jirish says:

    I’ve never been to India, but I would love to get there some day. Till then, I’d love to try all of these scents, but especially Trayee.

  61. Judy says:

    Bombay Bling! Love it. Hope to try it! Thanks for your fun and generous site!

  62. susan says:

    I’ve never been to India. :( Would love to someday.

    I’ve tried only Bombay Bling of the trio, and would most like to try Mohur next. I love roses, so it could be my favorite of the set. I really, really like Bombay Bling, though. :)

  63. Joaquim says:

    I don’t like hot weather, I don’t like crowded places…India doesn’t sound like a country for me. But it doesn’t mean that I dislike Trayee, I LOVE Trayee! Is so complex and one of the best jasmine around, with a little twist (ganja) that makes it special, by Mr. Duchaufour of course.
    Thank you and Neela Vermeire for the amazing draw!

  64. Sandi L says:

    Sadly I have never been to India in person. Mohur has allowed me a glimpz in a very special and sacred way. My first love is Mohur, but each one is showing me a special experience. Thanks for the Draw <3

  65. hajusuuri says:

    What a generous draw! i have never been to India. Based on your review and the notes of each review, Bombay Bling sounds he most ineresting.

  66. Isabeau says:

    I have never been to India but my colleague lived in India for à couple of months and she told me beautiful things about it so I hope I will visit it one day.
    Neela is such a lovely woman and her fragrances are just amazing!! Bombay Bling is my favorite!!

  67. honeydawn says:

    Hi Birgit, Thank you for your offerings. Like many of the posters here, I have never been to India. I practice Classical Hatha Yoga. My study and practice has given me the gift of exploring and learning about India…though in a very small way :-), since India’s richness and cultural vastness span millennia. I would love to try Trayee, but any of the scents would be fantastic. Namaste and Peace.

  68. calidreamin87 says:

    I’ve never been to India.Trayee interests me most because I love incense! :)

  69. Ingeborg says:

    I have never been to India, but love much of the textiles and many Indian vegetarian dishes. When I first read about these perfumes Trayee seemed the most interesting. Later on I have heard Bombay Bling really is a happy scent. So Bombay Bling would be my favourite, I think. It would be great to find a juicy but complex perfume.

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