Sunday, June 6, 2010

Giveaway: J. Herbin scented fountain pen ink samples

UPDATE: Congratulations to Krandall, the winner of the ink!

J. Herbin scented ink samples

My second fabulous giveaway this week is for J. Herbin scented fountain pen ink samples. Included here are red/rose scent, orange/orange scent, blue/lavender scent, and purple/violet scent. (The original set comes with a green/apple scent, but I don't have that one here.) They are the small 10ml sample size bottles.

J. Herbin scented ink samples

I don't have samples, but you can look at these ink reviews to see the colors of the inks:
Orange
Blue
Red
Purple

The scents of these inks are too strong and chemical for me. I prefer natural essential oils, and these just give me a headache. So if you're chemical-sensitive, or don't like strong fragrances, I'd advise against using these. The colors are very nice, but I just can't deal with the scent. I hope they go to someone else who enjoys them.

THE INEVITABLE RULES

1. HOW: To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this post. One comment/entry per person, please.

2. WHO: No anonymous comments will be approved. You need a blogger profile to enter this giveaway (simply because I need to know who you are - I'm not going to count through "anonymous #7"), and if you don't have a blogger profile yet, just make one. It's fast, easy and free, doesn't require a blog, and I think only requires a valid email address. Also, your profile with email address MUST be viewable, or you must provide a valid email address in your comment. If your name is drawn as the winner, and I don't have or can't access an email address for you, I'll choose another winner. (Don't be an Indigo.)

3. WHERE: No location restrictions this time. I'm going to open this one up to anyone, anywhere in the world. We'll see how that goes.

4. WHEN: The deadline for comments/entries is 11:59pm (Eastern Standard/NYC time) on Sunday, June 13. I will choose and announce the random winner on Monday, June 14.

EDIT 7 June: Please read rule #2 carefully, folks. I've just deleted a bunch of entries because there was no contact info. Either 1) you know I already correspond with you so you're absolutely certain I know how to contact you; 2) you have an email address or a blog of your own accessible on your blogger profile, which I am allowed to view; or 3) you leave an email address in your comment. If your comment/entry doesn't fall into one of those categories, I'm deleting it before I do the selection, lest it throw the numbers off for the random number generator when I do the final pick. Lastly, keep your eyes peeled for this magical phrase after you submit your comment/entry: "Comments will be visible after blog owner approval." If you miss that and comment twice, or three times, or more, I'll delete duplicates.


Good luck!

41 comments:

  1. I hope I win! I would love to try out the scented inks.

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  2. I would like to be a part of this give away.
    e-mail: john1_07087@yahoo.com

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  3. Thank you for this nice giveaway. I would like to test new colors of ink. I only know Herbin green. I'm rather new tot the FP world.
    I'm TheToadMen at the FPN forum. If I win I'll send you my private data.
    Thanks,
    Bert from Holland
    email: gemeentehuis - at - gmail . com
    http://twitter.com/TheToadMen

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  4. I'm interested, count me in! :)
    email: me ss a ged {--at--} gm ail . com
    [No spaces and convert "{--at--}" to @]
    Just my extra spam protection, :D

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  6. I love scented inks. My first one was the St. Valentine's Day Je t'aime red by Mont Blanc. It smells like roses. Deeelicious. I see I'm in the running with John Cruz. Hey, John, if I win I'll share with you. Thanks for doing this. It's a sweet thing to do--figuratively and literally.

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  7. great idea! This would be so fun :)

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  8. Hi, I would like to be a part of the scented ink giveaway.

    Troy Mayfield

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  9. That's really cool, I've never seen inks like that before :)

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  10. No way I'm passing up a chance at Herbin scented!

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  11. I would love to give these a try. Thanks for your generosity!

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  12. I would love to win these inks! I think I'd need a new pen to use these with, which is always a good excuse for a new pen :-) Maybe those inexpensive Sailors .....

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  13. Ooh, wonderful giveaway! I would love to try these with my fountain pens/dip.

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  14. My family also would love to try them. I also promise to PIF to new FP users locally if we don't like them.

    Thanks

    Jerry Palmer (jaqcp on FPN)
    jaqccp@gmail.com

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  15. I would love to try these! Thanks for the giveaway.

    Jennifer
    jennifermail@mac.com

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  16. Oh, I've been longing to try these. A sample just might help me commit to a whole bottle. Thanks for sharing some scents.

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  17. Very cool giveaway!

    lauren[at]fizleglitz[dot]come

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  18. I can't tell you how many times I put these inks in my queue and then deleted because I couldn't justify the expense. But I treasure lovely things! +1 on the PIF, if I don't absolutely love them or won't use them.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

    email is: w i l d o a k l a n e y a r n s {at} y a h o o {dot} c o m...also avoiding spam so please remove spaces:-)

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  19. Lovely !
    I'd love to enter your giveaway :)

    Hugs,
    Marieka
    watcherofdragons@gmail.com

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  20. I only have on ink and it's green, dying to try some more!

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  21. I just remembered I need to add my e-mail address:
    solarts1671@hotmail.com

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  22. Ooh these sound absolutely lovely! My email is sally_draper(at)hotmail.com. Have a lovely day!

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  23. If I win, I promise to write you using it.
    -Donovan

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  24. I would love to be included in your giveaway. I just love your blog. I love snail mail and your blog has inspired me to get back into it, even if no one writes back.

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  25. It´s always nice to have the chance to get some nice J. Herbin inks so please count me in!

    My email is montesinosalejandro@yahooo.es

    (It doesn´t look like it shows in my blogger profile...)

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  26. Hooray for giveaways! :) I've wanted to try these scented inks for some time.

    Thanks for being awesome!
    Kevin
    keweenawarchive@gmail.com

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  27. Interested in entering contest :) Thanks for putting these up! -sharon. jomielll @ gmail . com

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  28. I would like to enter please :]. My email is:
    joeeykn245@yahoo.com

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  29. I've always wanted to try the scented inks. ALWAYS I HAVE.

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  30. Ooo I've never tried scented inks before. I would love to have a sample of some.. xD

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  31. wafting fragrant ink
    my quiet inky pleasure
    a perfumed mailbox

    Wow, I really suck at haiku. That was the sixth draft. Anyway...
    Count me in?

    Jasmine Starnino the penpal

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  32. Hi this is Xochitl (cricutcritter from swap-bor) I really enjoyed reading your blog, made me nostalgic about letter writting and the pen pals I used to have when I first came back to the US. Thaks for your wonderful give aways and look forward to learning more about you.

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  33. Count me in, please! (E-mail's in profile.)

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  34. How did I miss these giveaways? (Ah, I see, I was in Chicago). I'm going to leave the other one for readers you might put them to better use, but I'd love this one! Contact info is in my profile :-)

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  35. I'd like very much to be entered in the giveaway.
    moss dot peony at gmail dot com

    Thank you!

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  36. Oh, I've been looking for these inks! Email is ohhheynow@live.com

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  37. This is a cool post. I want a set of these inks for my set of Montblanc pens.

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