Criminal Elements Sample Pack + GIVEAWAY




Hey there APJ Crew,

Corey Newcombe is a radically special young man. Fearless in life. If you get a chance read his mini biopic on the Criminal Elements site. Originally creating fragrance with a partner, Aelfrik, he is now doing his fabulous fragrant thing solo. Before I went to India a parcel arrived in the mail from him. Inside was one of the most beautifully created sample sets I’ve ever seen. Scott was on a design high for weeks after seeing it and I too was immeasurably impressed. Somehow Corey by going his own way manages to hit the super cool button every time.

The new pack comes in a Briefcase. Yep, a miniature plastic briefcase with fully functioning snap fasteners just like the real deal. It hold 8 x 2ml spray samples of the original 2015 released Base Elements. 2ml is the perfect sample size for me. It equates to a few really good full wears, enough to get to know the fragrances in different situations, also enough to get me fully addicted but not bored.

Criminal Elements Base Elements Sample Pack

I’m not going to review the whole set today but the two that caught my nose immediately. Later I will review others separately. The set contains Anther, Blackwater Thistle, Glimmer, Hearth, Hollow, Pyrus, Queer and Sepal. Yep, that’s 8 x 2ml spray samples AUD$45

Criminal Elements

Queer by Criminal Elements

Dragonfruit, leather, osmanthus, musk, blackcurrant, plum

Sweet leather, fruit, lightly animal and dark. Queer is surprisingly sheer while still being fully fragrant. A radiant leather. Imagine if Daim Blond was made by a witch.

Criminal Elements

Blackwater Thistle by Criminal Elements

Grass, violet, moss, soil, bullrush, thistle

Imagine standing on the edge of the moors and spring is here. There’s been plenty of rain and everything is growing apace, grass covers your ankles and there’s a purple blush across the landscape.

Criminal Elements Sample Pack GIVEAWAY


This week there will be 1 winner who will receive:
1 x Criminal Elements Base Elements Sample Pack
P&H Anywhere in the world


Open to everyone worldwide who follows AustralianPerfumeJunkies via eMail, WordPress, Bloglovin or RSS. Please leave how you follow in the comments to be eligible. I must be able to check that you follow so if you have an email address on your gravatar that’s different to your follow address then please email me so I know. Yes, you can start following to enter, in fact it’s encouraged.

You must tell me how you follow APJ


Please go to Criminal Elements and find a SINGLE note from one of their fragrances. Put it in the comments.
(If you put more than one note you are disqualified, everyone should get a go.)


Entries Close Sunday 1st October 2017 10pm Australian EdsT and winners will be announced in a separate post.
Winners will be chosen by
The winners will have till Sunday 8th October 2017 to get in touch (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with their address or the prize will go to someone else.
No responsibility taken for lost or damaged goods in transit

33 comments on “Criminal Elements Sample Pack + GIVEAWAY

  1. Gina says:

    I follow via email.


  2. Chocolate Marzipan says:

    Milk from Glimmer…I follow via email

  3. Jackie b says:

    Pyrus has notes of apple! I follow by email

  4. Jaybee says:

    Cyclamen! Follow by email. 🙂

  5. Lillibet says:

    Civet in Anther.

    I follow by Email.

  6. Neva says:

    Glimmer has many notes that I like but Suede sounds very promising.
    I follow by email.

  7. Azsa says:

    Email. Ooh soil tincture! Earthy dirt notes are my favorite. I also had a pet named Pyrus so naturally I gravitated to that one 😊 I’m predictable lol

  8. Alen says:

    Following via email. The note of ambergris 👌🏻

  9. Annet Z says:

    Blackcurrant. Folow via Bloglovin.

  10. VerbenaLuvvr says:

    What a brilliant marketing strategy! I love clove, so the addition of this note to Glimmer makes it of special interest to me. I follow APJ on email and FB, thanks for the chance! 🙂

  11. Sue Mills says:

    Thank you, Portia, this is a very generous and exciting giveaway!

    I follow by email.

    My chosen note is driftwood, from Pyrus. As the weather has been a little warmer, I can smell the sea in the mornings, and it’s one of life’s great scents. I’d love to see if I get a reflection of that in Pyrus.

  12. Jc Loh says:

    Violet. Email subscribed, thank you

  13. Ellen M. says:

    Cade in “Hearth.” I subscribe by email. Those notes sound fabulous. Thank you for the giveaway.

  14. Elaine Richard says:

    I like the dragonfruit in Queer. Very intriguing!
    I follow with email. Thanks for the giveaway.

  15. Anastasia says:

    Hi Portia,
    Vote for dragonfruit note. Sounds very unusual!

    I follow via email.

  16. Lindaloo says:

    The magnolia note in Sepal.
    Still following by email.

  17. wow! sounds amazing! follow by email, and I love the bitter orange note in Anther. Hope you’re feeling better, Portia! xoxo
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  18. Cassieflower says:

    I follow by email.

    Thank you for the draw.

  19. Undina says:

    Follow by e-mail, bloglovin and Twitter.

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  20. Fazal says:

    Queer has Plum Note. I follow APJ by email and FB. Thanks for the generous draw.

  21. Zabs says:

    Neroli! I follow via email.

  22. Saffyishere says:

    Hekko Portia. there is ROSE in Glimmer. I trust you are getting over your sniffles. I follow via Twitter

  23. Esz says:

    Ivy from Hollow for me! And I follow via email. So keen to try this brand!

  24. I follow on WordPress! Glimmer has a suede note, which sounds great.
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  25. Koyel says:

    Cypriol! Hearth sounds like it’ll end up being my favorite 🙂 that briefcase is really cute.

  26. Monica Beaton says:

    Ginger – Glimmer. I follow via email & FB

  27. Jo says:

    Oh the Raspberry Jam in Tobacco Jam sounds delicious! They all do in fact! I follow by email and Facebook 🙂

  28. Kandice says:

    I follow via email, and I love that little briefcase. So cute! Hollow has a metal note in it. Thanks for the draw!

  29. flowergirlbee! says:

    i follow by email.the note is milk in the has a top secret vibe : )

  30. lena says:

    Violet in Blackwater Thistle. Thanks for the draw, Portia; hope you’re on the mend. I follow by email.

  31. MichelleU says:

    Milk from Glimmer

    I follow via e-mail.

    Thank you! Wish you all the best!

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