Monday, April 23, 2012

Virga-Botanicals Natural Perfume Giveaway

Today’s giveaway is from amazing new Perfume shop Virga-Botanical.
Enter to win their lovely Spice Market Perfume.
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**** Congratulations to Tatjana Gruner - She Won the Spice Market Perfume ****

♡ 1. Visit Virga-Botanicals here and figure out a few things you love most.






Want to find out more about Virga-Botanicals?
Thank check out this interview i did with the lovely owner Kirsten:

1. How and when did you start making perfume?

I actually started making perfume because I *didn't* like perfume!
I remember smelling my mom's perfume bottles on her dresser when I was just wondering,
why does she have so many when they all smell the same?" Maybe I just had an un-discerning nose,
but I always found a kind of underlying uniformity to commercial perfumes that sort of made them
seem collectively boring. However, I always loved nature and natural smells
(I'd go out in the garden and just bury my face in flowers, or sometimes the grass or even tree bark!).
I've loved aromatherapy and believed in the healing properties of essential oils and naturally-occuring smells. I decided it couldn't be that hard to make perfumes that smelled Real, that harmonized with the environment.

2. What inspires you the most in regards to your creations?

In addition to the physical level of the senses and my preference for more organic smells,
I'm constantly inspired by the more spiriual aspects of the olfactory workings as well!
I am a few weeks away from a degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine,
so I make use of a lot of Chinese herbal principles in my creations.
I formulate each fragrance with more than just a pleasant smell in mind. Mystica,
for example, has a lot of notes known to be supportive of meditation,
combining woods for centering and citrus for joy and alertness.
Aromatic Greens contains a lot of no-nonsense herbals for focus and moving ahead.
Vanille - well, OK who doesn't love that?
Yin Star is very 'yin' - very inward, grounding, substantial and rich - it has a lot of vanilla too.

3. What is your favorite piece you've created and why?

The first perfume I created was Spice Market, and it is still my favorite.
When I lived in the Middle East, I loved the smell of the open-air spice markets there,
all mixed up with incense and mysterious things. I decided to try to duplicate that in a fragrance
I put all my favorite spicy, incense/resinous notes in it, figuring if I only used the things I really loved,
I was bound to be happy with it! That worked out well, and had been very popular with others as well - my best seller by far.
And: I wear it all the time!

4. Do you have any new creations in the works? If so, what can shoppers expect to see from you soon?

I am working on one now I'm really excited about. It incorporates lotus and some other favorites I haven't used yet.
I'm basing it on an ancient Egyptian perfume formula.
And I'm always producing new skincare products, something I've been doing since I was twelve.
They take some time in the testing - I have to make sure the quality and effectiveness are optimal,
or I won't well them! Everything I make is all-natural and mostly organic.
I never use synthetic fragrance oils in my perfumes or anywhere else - only true essential oils have Qi!
Thank you so much!
Kirsten

99 comments:

  1. I loooove aromatheraphy perfume!! Great products!

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  2. The sugar shea butter body scrubs look really nice. Makes me want to take a bath.

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  3. I love the Botanical Perfume in Aromatic Greens and Hand & Body Lotion in Citrus Ginger!

    treneebarker at hotmail dot com

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  4. GFC follower of FriedaSophie: Tina Renee Barker

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  5. I “Like” Friedasophie and Virga-Botanicals on Facebook: Tina Renee Barker

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  6. tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/warp65/status/194715961021054976

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  7. I like the vanilla roll on perfume!

    garber_kim@yahoo.com

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  8. https://twitter.com/#!/KimberlyGarber/status/194779865784918017

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  9. following both on twitter @KimberlyGarber

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  10. I love this item: http://www.etsy.com/listing/96186606/perfume-75oz-spray-aromatherapy-water .)

    I´m following via GFC as yas.
    (amyclae at gmail.com)

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  11. I "liked" the FB pages (my username is Lórd Voldemórt):D

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  12. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/AclypeaCurier/status/194793033638739968

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  13. I´m following both on Twitter (my username is @AclypeaCurier)

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  14. I am following you via GFC and from the shop, I like:

    Perfume .75oz. spray, aromatherapy, Vanille
    Perfume Lotion Gift Set - Spice Market

    thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

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  15. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/#!/KatyLMA/status/194795467811467264

    thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

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  16. I am now following you both on Twitter! @KatyLMA

    thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

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  17. I follow via GFC and I would really love to try the Oily Acne-prone Daily Skincare System and the Eye Serum, Superplants Essential Roll-on with Goji, Ginger and Watermelon

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  18. -following you via GFC
    -I love the Lavender Green Tea Cooling Face Mist/Toner and the room/linen spray.

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  19. following you both on twitter @mrsclutterbuck

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  20. How wonderful! I follow you via GFC. I visited the Etsy page and I'm also intrigued by the Water Garden and Yin Star fragrances! :)

    Best,
    Danielle
    loveandlookpretty@gmail.com

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  21. I like both FB pages as Danielle Villano! :)

    Best,
    Danielle
    loveandlookpretty@gmail.com

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  22. I am a follower on gfc...my username is sweeper.

    Two products I would love to try are the Super-Nourishing Sugar Shea Butter Body Scrub Vanilla and the Intensive Overnight Hand and Nail Treatment.

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  23. I follow both Twitter accounts as @daniellevillano!

    Best,
    Danielle
    loveandlookpretty@gmail.com

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  24. I Like Friedasophie and Virga-Botanicals on Facebook..my fb name is bell martin.

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  25. I also follow your Tumblr as danielle-villano! Thanks! :)

    Best,
    Danielle
    loveandlookpretty@gmail.com

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  26. https://twitter.com/#!/sweeper78/status/194827358677635072

    tweeted

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  27. I follow @Friedasophie and @Virga Botanicals on Twitter...my twitter name is sweeper78.

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  28. I'd love to try the Botanical perfumes (Spice Market and Aromatic Greens sound amazing!)

    laurenalexis(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. liked both on facebook

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  30. following both on twitter (@laurenawrecksus)

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  31. I love the Hand and nail Care Gift Set and Green Tea Light Facial Moisture Serum!

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  32. I liked both facebook pages! Carizza Tabobo

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  33. The yin star purfume looks lovely!

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    I follow you!

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    1. i just love the pumpkin carrot mask and the vanille perfume.Thanks Helen

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  34. i am following .Fingers crossed.Helen

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  35. I follow you via GFC. Many thanks to you and Kirsten for offering such a lovely and generous giveaway! A few of my favorites...

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/62265128/superglow-triple-rose-extraordinary-face

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/59964812/green-tea-light-facial-moisture-serum

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/60149044/complete-daily-skin-care-system-normal

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  36. I “like” Friedasophie and Virga-Botanicals on Facebook - Cindy A.

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  37. Tweeted!

    https://twitter.com/#!/normawatson/status/194967232957255681

    clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  38. I follow @Friedasophie and @Virga Botanicals on Twitter - @normawatson

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  39. This would be so perfect for me http://www.etsy.com/listing/55110907/perfect-bug-spray-with-lavender-and
    Tick season started early here, and we want to try to avoid using chemicals to get rid of them.
    My email address is nicole at knitnicoleknit dot com
    -Nicole
    Knit, Nicole, Knit!

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  40. I followed on Pinterest!
    My email address is nicole at knitnicoleknit dot com
    -Nicole
    Knit, Nicole, Knit!

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  41. I like the Supernourishing Sugar Shea Butter Body Scrub and water garden perfume.

    2dogs5catscrew@att.net

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  42. Liked Friedasophie and Virga-Botanicals on Facebook as Amy Orvin

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  43. tweet-https://twitter.com/#!/amyorvin/status/195001911844417537

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  44. Following @Friedasophie and
    @Virga Botanicals on Twitter as amyorvin

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  45. Following Friedasophie Tumblr as amyorvin22

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  46. following on Pinterest as Amy Orvin
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  47. I'd love to try Pumpkin Carrot Mask for Pure Radiance
    GFC follower: Lulu
    redalepou(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  48. I like Friedasophie and Virga-Botanicals on Facebook: Olesia Flegka
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  49. I follow Friedasophie on Tumblr: Greeklulu
    redalepou(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  50. I follow Friedasophie on Pinterest
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  51. I'd love to try this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/63089049/sensitive-skin-complete-daily-skincare

    My e-mail: blackasphodel(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  52. I liked Friedasophie and Virga-Botanicals on Facebook as Black Asphodel

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  53. https://twitter.com/#!/BlackAsphodel/status/195236651935608832

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  54. I follow Friedasophie Tumblr as blackasphodel

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  55. I follow Friedasophie on Pinterest as BlackAsphodel

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  56. I like the Perfect Bug Spray with lavender and cedar - 4oz..
    I follow you via GFC as Karen
    niuniuzheng at gmail dot com

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  57. Some of the products I'm most interested in are the Eye Serum, Superplants Essential Roll-on with Goji, Ginger and Watermelon and the Superglow Triple Rose Extraordinary Face Cream. Thank you both!
    -amysweeps@gmail.com

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  58. i follow on gfc (memoma) - i really like the Sugar Shea Butter Body Scrub - Brown Sugar Coffee and the Superglow Triple Rose Extraordinary Face Cream
    mermont84 at yahoo.com

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  59. tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/mermont84/status/195322074355609600
    mermont84 at yahoo.com

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  60. I Like Friedasophie and Virga-Botanicals on Facebook
    mermont84 at yahoo.com

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  61. Your blog was just fantastic and very informative. Thank you for sharing. The point you have discussed here are all very important and people should remember this when they looking Discount Perfume Store.

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  62. I follow your blog publicly with google friend connect as Amber and I really love the gentle creamy facial cleanser and eye serum at Vira-Botanicals!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  63. I Follow Friedasophie on Pinterest - I'm
    http://pinterest.com/ambergibson8/
    please follow me back?
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  64. I tweeted about the giveaway, I'm @AmberGoo:

    https://twitter.com/#!/AmberGoo/status/195435915332689921

    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  65. GFC: fatema

    email: mclasb11@hotmail.com

    i like http://www.etsy.com/listing/58690199/gentle-creamy-facial-cleanser-wtih

    liked both pages,
    facebook name: zaara khan

    tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/mclasb/status/195465752181088256

    twitter name: @mclasb

    followed both on twitter

    pinterest name: zaara khan

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  66. The pumpkin carrot mask looks great!

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  67. I would love to try the Cucumber Rose Cooling Face Mist and Toner, and the Sensitive Skin Complete Daily Skincare System!

    Thanks!
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  68. I follow via GFC!
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  69. I LIKE you AND Virga Botanicals on Facebook.
    (Heather S Chaffer)
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  70. I tweeted!
    https://twitter.com/#!/hybroanglid/status/195527979386929153

    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  71. I follow you on Pinterest!
    http://pinterest.com/hybroanglid/
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  72. The sugar scrub , so many great items
    Kendraco22@yahoo.com

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  73. mmmm i love the mystica perfume!
    juliapizzimenti@gmail.com

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  74. Follw Freidasopie on GFC as Mary, magoro@gmail.com

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  75. All of the Perfume Oils sound lovely!! I also like the Serum, Pomegranate Rose Supplementing Skin Concentrate
    GFC blog follower-Ginger

    crluckystar at yahoo dot com

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  76. twitter follower of both-CrystalGreene77

    crluckystar at yahoo dot com

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  77. I “Like” Friedasophie and Virga-Botanicals on Facebook - Cynthia M Richardson

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

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  78. Tweeted
    https://twitter.com/#!/hofken/status/195980287971311618

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

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  79. I follow Friedasophie and Virga Botanicals on Twitter @hofken

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

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  80. I follow Friedasophie on Pinterest

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

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  81. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I think I will leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.
    Botanicals

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  82. i would love to try the Chamomile Cucumber Extraordinary Face Cream

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  83. I'd like to try the carrot pumpkin mask!

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  84. I'd love to try the Eye de-puffer Mask, Chinese Herbals with Green Clay, Green Tea and honey - 1.5 oz.!

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  85. I’m a Facebook fan – Aik Chien

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  86. I’m a Twitter follower @3velyna

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  87. I love the Eye Serum, Superplants Essential Roll-on with Goji, Ginger and Watermelon. I follow you via GFC.

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  88. I like you and Virga on Facebook.

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  89. I follow you on Pinterest.

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  90. I follow GFC and Liked on FB.
    mrsguido187 at yahoo.com

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  91. I'd love to try the Pumpkin Carrot Mask for Pure Radiance
    deanna_boocock (at) hotmail.com

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  92. I would love to try everythingon your site, but the Pumpkin Carrot Mask for Pure Radiance - Supernourishing, Exfoliating, Tightening - 4.5oz. seems amaing. Thanks for this giveaway

    moniquehasana @ hotmail . com

    I am a follower of yours via RSS and GFC as Monique j

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  93. I'd like to try the room sprays and the eye depuffer mask.
    Follow on GFC as debbiemzim

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  94. I love the Hand Care Set and Green Tea Light Facial Moisture Serum! and Pumpkin Carrot Mask...

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