Patrick Dempsey: Unscripted

by arianne

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**This Giveaway Is Over, Thanks To All Who Entered!

It’s not every day you get to talk to a celebrity like Patrick Dempsey.  Anyone my age has probably worshiped thought he was alright since his Can’t Buy Me Love days, and the truth is we’d call in to listen to him read us the phone book.  He’s THAT perfect ok.

So when I found out I was invited to a special call to discuss Patrick Dempsey’s new Avon fragrance, “Unscripted“, I couldn’t wait.  The cologne is honestly so lovely…I received a box with not only the cologne itself (with awesome slick and simple packaging, by the way), but separate bottles with each “note” of the fragrance for me to sample.  I was able to take my time with the cologne before the call, and found the best part to be that it didn’t give me a headache the second I smelled it, unlike most fragrances I come across.

During the call with Patrick and the Avon people, we went through each note and they described to us the ingredients and Patrick shared why each one was important to him.  The scents are very textured and layered, I love them all (Steph kept track of these):

Top Note:

  • pepper
  • lavender
  • water anis accord
  • cardamom

Heart or Mid note:

  • violet leaves
  • lavender
  • sensual fig accord- this became some of the key note as well as Patrick’s favorite, lavender

Bottom Note (textural woods of the fragrance):

  • musk
  • vetiver
  • patchouli

It was really interesting smelling each note individually, then all together.  I loved hearing about Patrick’s process, his inspiration, and his purpose.  He told us about his childhood memories growing up in Maine, and even admitted his mom is not quite yet a fan of his new cologne.  He got connected with Avon through his wife Jillian Dempsey, who has a fabulous makeup line that I can’t wait to try out.  This isn’t the Avon from the 80′s, they’ve got a whole new image and product line that is impressing even this hard-sell mama.  Patrick spoke highly of their creative process, and how hard they have worked on this project.

Even more exciting was Patrick’s own shout out to bloggers before we even talked about Unscripted.  He said that he knows we bloggers have a strong voice, and can influence people in a profound way.  It definitely won some brownie points with the mombloggers on the call (as if he needed any…).

So as we wrapped up and he wished me specifically us all happy and safe holidays, we moms left the call a little dazzled.  We had tweeted the whole call, and quickly found out that Patrick had read them, and took turns laughing and dying of embarrassment.  We were all Drunk On Dempsey, and there was no cure.  There was only the crash after the high.  But it was all worth it.

So even though you all couldn’t be there with me, I’m really excited to give one of you the very yummy Unscripted cologne!  This giveaway goes until next Mon, Dec 15th, and all you need to do is leave a comment here telling me which scent above you are most excited about. Go on, I know you want to say patchouli. You can get an extra entry by tweeting this contest, leave an additional comment with your link!

These are the other bloggers who were on the call, they’ll be having giveaways as well, so go check them out for extra chances to win!

Janice from 5 Minutes For Mom, Amy from Parentsphere, Steph from Adventures in Babywearing, Michelle from Scribbit, Beth from I Should Be Folding Laundry, Maria from Diary of a Blue Suit Mom, Kim from Jogging In Circles, Katja from Skimbaco Lifestyle, and Trisha from MomDot,

Wait, there’s more…

You don’t have to wait for the contests to end, you can go get your own right now with this blogger free shipping code:

Promo Code – JINGLE30
Expires – 1/31/09

It’s for free standard shipping with a $30 order when you shop with an eRepresentative, and since Unscripted is $32, that’s basically free shipping when you buy the fragrance!  Everyone needs help out this season, and not having to eat shipping costs can REALLY add up.

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