Saturday, August 2, 2008

On The Flipside's First Contest

What is the flipside to stinky, smelly people?


Sweet, delicious smelling people - of course.


I love girly things.
I love jewelry and dresses.
I love frills and ruffles and polka dots.

And ... I love wonderful perfumes.


I mentioned on an On The Upside post recently that I love the perfumes Dune, Anais Anais, Safari, Tresor and Obsession.


I have worn these 5 perfumes a lot over the years. I have tried many others - but these are my 5 favorites that I always come back to.


It doesn't matter which of these five I wear, someone will stop me in an elevator or at a checkout counter and say, "You smell so good - what are you wearing?"


Once - at the San Antonio Rodeo, I walked up to the roasted corn booth to get me an ear of roasted corn - that could be smelt - mind you - all over the Rodeo grounds. As I stood there waiting for the cowboy behind the counter to pull my corn off the grill, dunk it in a pot of hot butter and hand it to me - he said, "You smell wonderful. What are you wearing - Obsession?"


And, I was.


And ... he could smell it clear across the counter - over the aromatic, delicious scent of the roasting corn. I OBVIOUSLY had on TOO MUCH!


Calvin Klein's, Obsession, is my very favorite perfume of all. I also LOVE the body lotion and powder.


So ... if you have never tried Obsession - I'd highly recommend it - it is a BEAUTIFUL fragrance.

And ... if you leave me a comment - tell me your favorite perfume - I'll enter you in my contest and if you win - I'll send you ... this 3.4 fl.oz. bottle of Obsession.



If you don't wear perfume and don't have a favorite - still leave me a comment - you will be entered! And, even if you don't wear perfume or don't like this one, you could give this bottle to your mother or sister or friend, as it makes a great gift. And - if you know anything about Calvin Klein products - you know it is pricey - but so worth every single drop!

Good Luck!

I will leave the contest up until Sunday evening. If you win you will need to e-mail me your mailing address.
Note: Blogger is having problems, as of Friday evening and I could not get into my blogs for several hours(error message: Internet Explorer can not access this website - operation aborted). I finally read a "help" message that instructed the fix to the problem was to delete the Sitemeter code in Layout. From all I am reading on this problem, it has something to do with Internet Explorer and Sitemeter and everyone is being told to delete the Sitemeter code from their blogs or others will/may not be able to access your blog. Apparently, Sitemeter works with Firefox, but that is it.

60 comments:

Rosemary Bogdan said...

Kellan, I don't wear perfume usually but I'd love to try this one since you've so highly recommended it. Can I still enter the contest?

Nancy said...

"Realities" by Liz

I am enjoying this "Flipside" site =)

Brittany said...

Ohh enter me! :) I usually wear Ralph (obviously by Ralph Lauren) but I just switched to Happy by Clinique.

bichonpawz said...

I absolutely ADORE Obsession!! It is my most favorite. Secondly, I like Beyond Paradise by Estee Lauder and Happy by Clinique. Super new Site Kellan!!

Darla said...

Ooooh, I barely have time EVER to even spritz on a good scent but coincidentally, Obsession happens to be one of my faves! :) (let me win, let me win, let me win! *whispering to the Good Luck Fairy...not to you:). not trying to influence you in any way!*)

dani said...

kellan, as i've said before, i am a "design" by paul sebastian girl. however, i've never tried obsession:)
love,
dani

kim-d said...

"Obsession" is wonderful and is one of my all-time favorites; I started wearing it when it first came out. Lately, I've been wearing KenzoAmour, and I always get compliments on it--but I hate the bottle it comes in. That's important, ya know :)! The other one I love is Lolita Lempicka, which is in a BEAUTEMOUS bottle, too. I could go on and on over perfume--Hanae Mori, Spring Fever, Happy, Shalimar, Light Blue--I love them all!

scrappysue said...

definitely ralph lauren's pure turqoise. i had to send my hubs all the way to the states to get it tho - you can't buy it here!

Jacey said...

My internet was doing that with Blogger today too.

My favourite perfumes are Happy by Clinique, Versace Women by Versace, and Zara Bulargian Rose.

Loving this blog by the way. (And no! That is not a bribe for me to win ;))

Journey of Truth said...

Ooooh, I haven't worn this scent in years! I usually wear Giorgio (and bring in the comments just like your lucky bunch does for you - but especially from my hubby, which is why I keep going back to it). I also love the scents you love. I have added a new favourite, though: Victoria Beckham. It's nice, light.

Oh, I hope I win!!!!

Rebecca said...

Ohhh I LOVE Obsession. I also love Beautiful by Estee Lauder.

I love contests AND smelling good! :)

lovesweetlove said...

Love Spell from Victoria's Secret is my absolute favorite. I'd love to try Obsession though... especially at this price. :)

rthling said...

Being in the church choir, I rarely wear perfume. Some people have allergies, so they ask us not to. But when I go out for a night with my man, I like to wear Beautiful or Anais Anais or a fragrance I picked up in Paris. (Label is rubbed off because it's so old, and I rarely use it.)
For everyday use I spritz on my favorite body spray from Bath and Body Works in the Moonlight Path scent. It has a soft floral fragrance with a hint of a musky undertone.

Brenda said...

I love Tosca, by a German maker. It has such a simple, clean, scent.

Queen of My Domain said...

I don't wear alot of perfume anymore but when I do I grab my favorites which are Jadore and Amargie. But Jadore is more of a favorite lately.

joan said...

Hi Kellan,

I wear Chanel Chance, love it. I'll have to try Obsession. Thanks for the sitemeter info, I couldn't figure it out.

Steph said...

Kellan,

I often don't wear perfume, but when I do I wear Joan River's Now & Forever. More often than a true perfume I wear a body splash from Bath & Body Works in either Night Jasmine (which I got turned onto when I got a bottle as a gift), or Cucumber & Melon, or something citrus.

Steph

tammy said...

I love a contest!

I love perfume on other people, but just don't love it on me. It gives me a headache and sometimes makes me nauseous. I sometimes wear Dolce & Gabbana's Light Blue, but other than that, I'm into Bath & Bodyworks scented lotions.

Leah said...

I have never really worn perfume as I'm a cheap-o and they're expensive... I buy the scented lotions from Victoria's Secret. My other issue is that if I buy some and hate it, it's a huge waste of money. I would love to be a person who wears perfume. I've smelled so many GOOD smelling people while out and about. I'm just chicken to start trying things out for myself... LOL

I will keep your list in mind if I ever get brave!

Tanja said...

My all time favorite right now, is Tommy Bahama- Cool Mist.

Love the new blog!!

allison.barringer said...

I like the designer imposters body spray. I basically just spritz an "x" on my body.

The two that I like are the knock offs of Clinique's "Happy" and Tommy Hilfiger's "Tommy Girl"

I also love the Sunflowers fragrance by Elizabeth Arden.

Thanks for entering me!

Amanda said...

I love Stella McCartney perfumes, also JLo and Britney Spears. Infact, i just love perfume. Full stop!
l,
Amanda xx

Kelli said...

back in the 80's I wore Halston, then in the 90's I wore Happy. Now I cant find one I like, so maybe I will go check out all your favs. thanks

One Scrappy Chicklet said...

Right now I am really loving "Contradiction" by Calvin Klein.


Tami.

Kelly said...

I don't think I've ever smelled obsession before. I love Affection by Mary Kay, Clinique's Happy, Tresor, Tommy Girl, and many others. I even just love all the Bath and Body products too. My bathroom looks like a spa! LOL

Tia said...

I like Clinique Happy, but usually my scent is whatever lotion is near. I'm always up for trying new scents though!

Joanna said...

I don't wear a lot of perfume but do use a lot of Bath and Body lotions. But I still have Blue by Ralph Lauren and love it.

Cindy said...

My favorite perfume is (I am a little embarrassed here...Dating myself for sure!)...WINDSONG!
Yep. It stays on his mind!

Tabitha said...

Hi Kellan ~ I love perfume too!!
My favourite at the moment is Hypnose by Lancome ~ smells so lovely!!
Have never tried Obsession but would love to give it a try!!
love and hugs XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Sally said...

My favorite at the moment is Pleasures by Estee Lauder. But, girl, now you've got me wanting hot buttered corn on the cob!! hahaha

Since I've stopped (you know, huffing & puffing) I smell so much better. I mean I smell "things and food" better!

Take care, Kellan!

forgetfulone said...

What a cool contest!

I have two faves. The first is "Beauty" by Elizabeth Arden (not to be confused with beautiful!), but I don't think they make it anymore.

I also love "Happy Heart" (not to be confused with Happy) by Clinique.

I'm loving reading the comments on this post.

MamáChanga said...

My dh usually buys me my perfumes. He bought me "Miracle" by Lancome, Paris---I LOVE it!

Smoochiefrog said...

Rosewater by Crabtree & Evelyn.

Dawn said...

My favorite perfume is Gardenia by Chanel. I also like Obsession and would be thrilled to win!

Bia said...

Irish Spring soap always leaves me feeling fresh...and clean as a whistle!!

Megryansmom said...

Delurking after months of reading your other blog. I love it! Please enter me in your contest.

I often forget to wear perfume :( But when I do, I LOVE Angel! Mmm, chocolate yumminess.

DYSFUNCTIONAL MOM said...

I love Eternity, and Reaction by Kenneth Cole. And a lot of fruity body sprays. OH and Love Spell from Victoria's Secret. Yep, I love fragrances too!

Anna said...

I wear Bath and Bodyworks Jasmine Vanilla.....yummmmm! It's a very mild scent and even Lucas (who's four...and a BOY) wears it! ;-) Great new site, Kellan!

katy said...

I also do scented lotion because I have teenagers and they take all my money (-;.

Michelle said...

Kellen, I'm not the girly girl, and I don't always remember to wear my perfume. Happy is my favorite scent (a Clinique one) followed closely by one called Grass (and yes, it smells sort of like grass)!

Kami said...

My favourite is Elige from Mary Kay - i found it 10 years ago and I wear it everyday!

My first boyfriend bought me Obsession in highschool. A huge bottle of it... after we broke up I gave it away...I should have kept it to send to you!

Nan said...

I like a lot of different perfumes, but "Eternity" by Calvin Klein is a favorite because I wore it on our wedding day. :O)

Monika said...

Cute site, this Flipsite!
I love "Miracle Forever" from O'Lancome.

Little Sweethearts said...

Since last year I've been wearing "Alien" by Thierry Mugler. It's not too strong, so it can be worn everyday (before "Alien" I mostly used perfume on special occasions).

When I'm in a 'sensual' mood I'll put on some "Sun, Moon & Stars". I think it's by Yves Saint Laurent.

Perfume smells different on everyone, but I'd sure like to try out your "Obsession"!

L,
Tania

Kel said...

Yes, obsession is nice. Perhaps I could have used that on my camping trip this past weekend..hahaha, it would have done wonders for the smells of the forest! :) I am a total perfum junkie. I'd have to say my all time favorite is Pleasures-Exotic and Pleasures (original) ... I just LOVE the sweetness of the exotic one, so different from the original.

Have a great weekend!
~K

Stella said...

I rarely wear perfume. But when I do I LOVE clinique Happy and Happy Heart. I've also taken a liking to Glo by J.Lo. I'm not proud of that one but I really do love the way it smells! :)

Andrea said...

A-HA!! So that's what the problem was. I kept getting that message when going on people's blogs too. I was getting very frustrated!! Glad things are working better now.

Anyway -- on to the contest...the ONLY perfume I have EVER worn is Obsession. It brings back so many memories as I first got into it while living in my first apartment with some girlfriends. I haven't worn it for years now -- too expensive -- but wouldn't that be fun if I won?

Sue said...

OMG 3 of your favorites are MY favorites. With Obsession and Dune being the top two!

Jennifer said...

oh i hope i'm not too late. i would love to try obsession. i love a bunch of scents...

Vera Wang ~ Wedding

Chanel ~ Coco

Gucci ~ Envy Me

Sarah Jessica Parker ~ Lovely

Dolce & Gabanna ~ Light Blue

I also used to love Bob Mackie and Lauren... a long time ago I used to wear them.

I'm crazy with a perfume bottle.. My husband thinks I put too much on... not that it smells too strong, but I go through perfume like crazy... I spray each wrist sometimes up my arm too... then either side of my neck or right in the front of my neck and the back, either or, not both, then my hair, then by my stomach/chest area and then by my thighs and butt.

may seem crazy... but when I love a scent I love it!! :)
lol

xoxoxox

Jennifer said...

Oh i also like Happy by Clinique and Nina by Nina Ricci!! YUMMO!!

xoxoxox

Jennifer said...

OH and Romance... and really this will be my last comment... even if I think of any more... promise!

xoxoxo

bren j. said...

Oh please tell me I'm not too late!!! We've been so busy my google reader is BURSTING and I'm just getting to this now.

The 'scent' I wear every day is "Satsuma" by The Body Shop, but I also love Body Shop's "Pink Pepper" and almost anything Calvin Klein or Elizabeth Arden.

GREAT contest!

Donna said...

Mine Too!!LOL....Until.....I was in Toys-r-Us about a month ago. This woman "floated" by me and headed down the GI Joe aisle....Rushing up behind her I breathed, airily...."Oh Please excuse me but...What IS that fragrance you're wearing?".....Her chin raises into the air about three inches...fluttering her eyelashes without Ever looking at me, she purrs...."Sung...Alfred Sung".........I now find myself floating down the GI Joe aisle, waiting.....Hahahaha........

Betsy said...

I just like the body sprays from Bath and Body Works... plain and boring. I am too leary to buy a perfume that I find I hate after spending 30 bucks on it... :(

Donna said...

PS - I just changed my browser to Apple Safari!! I Love it! And I still have sitemeter & picasa...night girl!hughugs

Maggie - Mom of Six said...

i have never tried Obsession but am always up for something new!

Kate said...

Dunno if the contest is over, but I have a funny thing to share...

I was given a TINY, and I mean TINY sample of Chanel's "Allure" perfume about 12 years ago. (No kidding, when I was 14...) and I still have the 1 1/2 inch tall thing with a LITTLE perfume in it. If I go out somewhere REALLY special, I'll use it. Obviously, I dont' get out much...

But I SO love the smell of it. When I run out, I'm going to be awfully unhappy.

Amanda said...

I love "Happy" by Clinique. My husband bought if for me for Christmas and now that's all I ware.

Jaina said...

I used to love wearing "Baby Soft" when I was younger. I don't do too much perfume now...my mom is allergic to most of it, so I got out of the habit of wearing any. I love my Mango Mandarin Bath & Body Works splash though.

The Boyds Family said...

Well, I'm too late for the contest - that's me, always a day late and a dollar short - but I'm okay with that. I've been very busy.

I am not a fan of perfume because people don't know how to wear it and they aren't mindful of people around them who it may bother - like me :)

However, my mom wears obsession and - if worn correctly - I must agree that it is a wonderful scent.