HOLLY, wOUD & VINE by Jane Cate for A Wing and A Prayer 2013

Hello Natural Niche Nerds,

My friend Jane Cate from A Wing & A Prayer perfumes has sent me her two latest fragrances. They came in a glittering and sparkly blue post pack and when I opened the post pack up I could smell the most incredible, beguiling and glorious green scent. There was a perfume inside the pack so eager for me to smell it the second I opened the bag that some of it had got loose and was wafting its crackling crispness at me.

The scent was created for A Wing & A Prayer’s 5th anniversary of the perfume shop on Etsy. The launch date was Nov. 5th! That’s right folks, you read it here FIRST!

HOLLY, wOUD & VINE by A Wing and A Prayer 2013

HOLLY, wOUD & VINE #1Photo of Regular A Wing & A Prayer bottles

Top: Mimosa, bitter orange, tomato leaf
Heart: Violet leaf, jasmine sambac, neroli
Base: Galbanum, oud, fir absolute

The crisp crackle of tomato leaves softened by citrus and flowers opens HOLLY, wOUD & VINE, it’s fun and green and ever so slightly waxy. There is even something of the dusting powder that my Mum used to put on the tomato plants. I am taken back to the earliest gardening days with my Mum and I in the garden, it’s absolutely uncanny how real it all seems, she is showing me how to prick the suckers out of the elbows of the tomato plants because too many branches means less tomatoes. I’m trying to tell her that it doesn’t make sense because more branches will mean more tomatoes but I am overuled and we get a bumper harvest that year, tomatoes in everything.

The tomato leaf stays quite well into the heart of HOLLY, wOUD & VINE but slowly the jasmine and galbanum take centre stage, it’s still fresh and crisp but now we get a sweeter green with a hint of skank. The green stays beautiful and fresh through the whole life of HOLLY, wOUD & VINE until the very last gasps at just under 3 hours where the oud dirties it up and makes HOLLY, wOUD & VINE a very naughty fragrance indeed. FABULOUS!!

HOLLY, wOUD & VINE #2Photo of the New A Wing & A Prayer bottles

The new bottles were created especially for A Wing & A Prayer by Michael Smith , who is the designer & owner of http://www.daydreemdesigns.etsy.com/ and they come in 2oz and 1oz etched bottles with the A Wing & A Prayer logo on both sides. The fragrance also still comes in the “regular” bottle with the label. Holly, wOUD & Vine is the first fragrance to be offered in the new bottle and slowly all stock will be in them, very exciting developments.

HOLLY, wOUD & VINE #3Photo of the New A Wing & A Prayer bottles

A Wing & A Prayer has an ETSY Store<<<JUMP. The 1oz is selling for $75.00 and the 2oz is selling for $150.00, both are in the etched bottle. I love the $10 3 x 7.5ml Sample Set, it’s a great way to try 3 of the fragrances at a time.

Giveaway Kesha&CoPhoto stolen Kesha&amp;Co



This week there will be 3 winners

1 winner will receive:
1 x 7.5ml A Wing & A Prayer mini of either Kismet or HOLLY, wOUD & VINE, you get to chose!
P&H Anywhere in the world

2 winners will receive:
1 x 1ml decant from my own test mini
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.

To be eligible for the draw just mention how you follow the APJs and tell us any green perfume that you like

Extra Chances?
Tweet: @OzPerfumeJunkie HOLLY, wOUD & VINE: A Wing & A Prayer GIVEAWAY http://wp.me/p3PURw-29a #Perfume @janetheperfumer


Entries Close Sunday 10th November 2013 10pm Australian EDST and winners will be announced in a separate post.
Winners will be chosen by random.org
The winners will have till Thursday 14th November 2013 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.


Portia xx


29 thoughts on “HOLLY, wOUD & VINE by Jane Cate for A Wing and A Prayer 2013

  1. Oh, green, where to start? A swag of vetivers including Sycamore. Then Bel Respiro. Had on CdG for Stephen Jones a few days ago that I loved. JAR Bolt of Lightning. CB I Hate Perfume Cradle of Light….maybe I should stop now…I follow by email


  2. It’s more of a green-oriental, but Burberry Brit. Not ‘too’ green, and I went through my last bottle in about a year. It had all-round class. Email follower here.


  3. Hallo, APJs,
    I follow by email!
    Thank you for the cute draw!
    My latest green aromatic discovery (and acquisition) was the green, green, green 3rd number by Miller & Bertaux – the fig is not listed there but I sense its dusty leaves and it feels a lot like Ninfeo Mio’s fig greenery!


  4. HMMM – Andy T`s Dancing in the Garden, Goutal`s Camille (a MUST GRAB NOW for anyone who lacks the discontinued Springtime-in-a-bottle gem!!)and Ninfeo Mio 🙂 Chant d`Aromes for very vintage greenery! We follow a la e-mail, FB, and blog…


  5. I always say DNEM – but NOT THIS TIME! LOL! That HwO&V sounds….honey, my nose is salivating! (ew – but you know what I mean)

    I have a whole shelf of ‘green’: vintage Vent Vert, vintage Diorella, current Diorella (which doesn’t smell half-bad! LOL!), Gap Grass (the last dregs), Calyx (not officially ‘green’ but it is green to me), vintage Envy (needs to go – it’s turned, alas), FM’s Cologne Bigarade (more green than orange)….I would go on but we don’t have THAT much time!


  6. Hi Portia,
    I follow via email & at the beginning of last summer I wore the very green grassy Vent Vert by Balmain.
    Sent a tweet!
    Driving from Santa Fe to Hollyw-oud today. Love it!


  7. Hello Portia,

    Can I join this draw? I love greens, fir trees and galbanum. Such beautiful new bottles too. My current green fragrance out for use is Niki de Saint Phalle so I suppose that one is my favorite green today. Also, like Jackie, I love Vent Vert. I follow by e-mail. By the way, which three scents would you chose for the sample set?

    Azar xx


  8. I follow by email, and I have been curious about tomato leaf notes in perfume for some time 🙂 I have yet to try one, though! My favorite green perfume is Cristalle EDT.


  9. Drum roll: *drum, drum, drum* thanks to beloved Portia, Futur was added on my list of Amazing Green Perfumes! The other green perfumes I love are: The older cousin of Futur, Ma Griffe (the old version) by Carven and the old version of Ivoire.

    I follow this Amazing blog via email! ^_^

    Thank you very much for everything! Wish you all the best!



  10. love tomato leaf,Sisley’s “Eau de campagne”is a long time fvorite together with Chanel’s “no 19” and “Bel Respiro” for greens
    I follow via e-mail
    thanks for the draw


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  12. I follow by email a and Facebook. anything Hermes , Hermes Hermessence Vetiver Tonka , un Jardin sur la Nil , un jardin sur le toit , and Hermes d’Orange Vert .. so fresh crisp and summery . I really must pull myself away from this brand.


  13. Following via wordpress. Love the designs chosen for the bottles and the fragrance sounds fresh. My favorite has to Elizabeth Arden Green Tea perfume. Tweeted as well!!


  14. Ooh, the new bottles are pretty!

    I may be too late for the draw, but if not: I follow with Bloglovin, and I haven’t found a new green perfume I really love, although I just got a sample of Ma Griffe and my fingers are crossed. I need to try the Niki de Saint Phalle as well.


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