The Perfume Society's Blogger of The Month + A Reader Competition

I've got a feeling September is going to be pretty special this year - to be honest, it's a month I love anyway, in  the knowledge that bonfires, conkers and fireworks are just around the corner. It’s the start of long drawn-out evenings, slightly more bearable heat, a bumper issue of Vogue (with this year's issue featuring a fantastic letter from glamazon Victoria Beckham to her chubby, awkward 18-year-old self – a must read). But more importantly, this month is particularly special one for Scents and the City, as we've been chosen as The Perfume Society’s Blogger of the Month.

Their mission is to bring underground perfume writing to the fragrance-loving masses, so they have chosen our interview with perfumer Nancy Meiland to feature on the site which you can read here. I started this website less than a year ago, so to be recognised by The Perfume Society is a huge deal.

It was founded by magazine editor and co-author of the Beauty Bible series Jo Fairley, together with industry consultant Lorna McKay, who was previously the buyer for Harrods’ beauty department and famously transformed the beauty department of QVC. Together they have penned The Perfume Bible and it’s safe to say these ladies know their (sweetly-scented) onions when it comes to waxing lyrical on scent.

It's a way to get scent fanatics to connect, learn and sniff to their hearts’ content (their 'How To Improve Your Sense of Smell' workshops are hugely popular). They also offer special ‘Discovery Boxes’ contain miniature versions of some gorgeous scents, classic and contemporary (which each fit perfectly into handbag), with a 'smelling notes' guide included. They also publish The Scented Letter, an e-magazine dedicated solely to scent (read my piece for them on the scent of popcorn here).

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To celebrate being their Blogger of the Month, we’ve got a special competition for our UK readers – tell us what smells for you sum up autumn (150-200 words) and our five favourites will be published on here – plus you’ll win a VIP Subscription to The Perfume Society – worth £25, where you’ll receive several perfumed treats and invites to some exciting events. For more details, click here.

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Terms & Conditions

1) The competition will close at 22:00 (GMT) on Tuesday 12 October 2016; 2) only one entry per person – repeat entries will not be counted; 3) only those based within the UK are able to enter; 4) the five winners will be selected on the merit of their writing, editor's decision is final; 5) the winner will be announced on Thursday 13 October 2016; 6) winners will need to provide Scents and the City with specific details (i.e. their name, address and email address), which will be shared with The Perfume Society; 7) if a winner has not made contact with Scents and the City within seven days of announcement, Scents and the City reserves the right to redraw; 8) the winners’ details will not be shared with any third parties, other than The Perfume Society; 9) the prize is a VIP subscription to The Perfume Society for five winners with no cash alternative available; 10) relatives of persons associated with Scents and the City cannot enter.