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a love is in the air {giveaway}…



I'm not really a perfume kind of girl; I usually find it to be too strong or overwhelming. But the fragrances from MCMC are light and beautiful, comprise of rare natural ingredients and unusual combinations to make scents that feel both modern and ethereal. In celebration of Valentine's Day next week, MCMC is giving away a fragrance collection (one eau de parfum, one perfume oil, and one candle in your choice of fragrance) to one lucky reader.

To enter, simply visit MCMC's website, and then leave a comment here telling me which of their gorgeous scents you would pick (my favorites are LOVE, MAINE, and MAUI). Entries must be posted by this Friday, February 8th, at 8 a.m. PST, and one winner will be chosen at random*. Good luck!

P.S. As a special bonus for all Oh Joy readers, use code OHJOYFEB for 15% off anything at MCMC for the whole month of February. Every order comes with complimentary samples of AMARA and SAVANN, their newest fragrances, available exclusively at Anthropologie, as part of the Humanity Project

UPDATE: Congrats to Caroline W. from Bowie, MD for being our winner this time!

*Sorry, limited to U.S. readers only. Please do not leave your email or web address in the body of the comment, only in the allotted boxes. $188 USD total value. Winner will be contacted by email once comments close, and announced at the bottom of this post soon after.


  1. I own Hunter, Noble, and Phoenix. Love all of them depending on what kind of weather/mood I am experiencing. Hunter is for rainy and cold days. Noble is for when I am stressed out and feel like I need to concentrate while Phoenix is lighthearted, perfect for a day out with the girls.
    This collection is so great, I would like to add the Maui and Maine to my collection.

  2. I am so crazy about MCMC — I burn the Dude No. 1 Candle while I write! I would love to have the Maine collection to both wear and add to my smelling-writing repertoire…the combo of sage, rose, and myrrh sounds divine.

  3. I’m already a fan of Hunter and Maine so I’d have to choose Love. I’ve never smelled it before and it sounds divine!

  4. PHOENIX definitely. Cherry blossom and vanilla? Yes please. I also love the LOVE ๐Ÿ™‚ and MAUI

  5. Maui, Love, Phoenix – I like they fact that they have samples to try….will have to order a few…if I don’t win! ;)-

  6. I think LOVE would be my choice. I’m in it right now and would love to wear this fragrance!
    Thanks Joy!

  7. I’ve been dying to try MAINE forever! I would love to wear MCMC fragrances but it’s hard to find the space money as a college student, so winning would be amazing!

  8. I would love Maine. I am from Maine and there’s nothing better than the smell of a sweet summer day.

  9. I have been eyeing LOVE for some time now. Would really like it if I won just in time for Valentine’s Day!

  10. I would definitely pick Maui. I’ve had the opportunity to smell it on a friend and it is really amazing. Super light but still noticeable.

  11. I got a tiny vial of Kept from them three years ago as a promotion. I wear it maybe twice a year, because I love it but I can’t afford more once it runs out! Definitely my favorite perfume…

  12. Maine is certainly be my pick. Certainly the most amazing fragrance in the niche market, I rarely run out of perfume, but this well went dry just months after I bought it. I am also a huge fan of Hunter and the DUDE No.1.

  13. Maui! My hubby and I recently honeymooned there and this would be a fun reminder of our wonderful trip!

  14. I am in LOVE with Noble. The first time I tried it, all of my friends said they couldn’t explain why, but the scent just fit. It’s my go-to perfume in the colder months, especially since I have a Jasmine shampoo from Lush to pair the scents, but I really want to try out some of her lighter scents for this summer!

  15. They all sounds so lovely. I think Kept sounds the most appealing to me, romantic with rock and roll!

  16. Yes! MCMC is the best… I already have Love and Kept. They’re my one and only stop for perfume anymore!
    I would LOVE to have Garden or Noble! They sound fantastic!
    Thanks for the discount also!
    Fingers crossed!!

  17. It is so difficult to pick just one. But I think I would pick Noble. Sounds very intoxicating!

  18. Maui sounds the most appealing to me…freedom with a laid-back vibe. Yup, that’s me in a nutshell ๐Ÿ˜‰

  19. MAINE and KEPT sound equally sensual and delicious… If I had to choose just one though, I think it would be the latter ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. I would have a hard time choosing between NOBLE and KEPT! But, it’s hard to know without being able to smell them ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. I discovered MCMC Fragrances a couple weeks ago, but I haven’t yet had the chance to try any of their scents in person. The packaging is so beautiful!
    I think I would choose among PHOENIX, MAUI, and GARDEN.

  22. Noble or Maine! They both sound great. I’d love a recommendation from someone who’s smelled both!

  23. The LOVE fragrance seems amazing. V-Day is my favorite holiday because I just love, well, love! So I’m sure I’d be a fan of this fragrance.

  24. I would love to try the Phoenix or the maine…I used to live in Bushwick, I would have loved to visit this place.

  25. I have been searching for a special scent! Both Maine and Garden sound lovely and Savann too, but its so hard to choose a scent based on words alone!

  26. I can’t wait to try these babies out and I love that she uses jojoba and coconut oils. I think I’d love Love, Kept and Hunter!

  27. I’ve never smelled these scents before, but will pick based on the description. My likes would be: KEPT, MAINE, PHOENIX and HUNTER.

  28. I’ve been eyeing that MAINE scent for months now. My husband and I actually just booked a trip to go sailing in Maine in August, so that sounds perfect!

  29. Wow! A shop in my own backyard that I never knew about! I would definitely pick Maui or Love. Makes me think of a tropical romance.

  30. What beautiful packaging! I would love the KEPT fragrance. I love that she describes it as ‘romantic with hints of rocknroll’ ๐Ÿ˜‰

  31. Great product–with such beautiful packaging. I love Phoenix and Maine, definitely would pick one of those!

  32. Oh my goodness! I have been so intrigued by this line! I have yet to actually smell any of the fragrances but I would try the maine fragrance:)

  33. Definitely probably Maui. I had a frangipani tree in my yard as a girl and LOVED the way the flowers smelled.

  34. I’ve been in love with Hunter, Phoenix, and Noble since I first smelled them last year, but the description of Maine makes me swoony!

  35. I think it would have to be Love and Phoenix as they both have a touch of citrus! I had previously perused their website because of your blog and the artistry of their product and company seems truly wonderful!

  36. Definitely HUNTER! I am all about woodsy scents…especially in a perfume oil:) Thanks for introducing us to this line of fragrances…they sound lovely!

  37. Well since I get to pick three…Hunter, Maine, and Maui!
    I already have the Maine perfume and I love it, so I’d like to try that scent as a candle. I love tuberose, which is in Maui, and I’ve also been wanting to try a more woody scent like Hunter.
    Thanks for the chance!

  38. I think KEPT sounds absolutely perfect! Inspired by rock and roll? Doesn’t get any better. ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. Being from New England, the hunter sounds so cozy and comforting! but it would be so hard to pick, because they all sounds amazing!!

  40. I would definitely pick the maui! sounds like a bright sunny beach in a bottle to me! i could use one of those ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. I guess we have the same taste!
    maui eau de parfum
    maine perfume oil
    LOVE candle
    Dying to try MCMC…Fingers crossed!

  42. The Love one sounds awesome. Will have to go to Anthro to check out the others, thanks Joy!

  43. I’ve loved MCMC ever since buying the beard oil for my man, and we have the Maine candle at home right now. I’d probably choose it as a personal fragrance too; it’s really wonderful.

  44. I would love to try the LOVE fragrance.
    Very nice giveaway! I also appreciate that you can buy samples.

  45. I’ve always been intrigued by the description of their Hunter scent.
    “Best worn with a flannel shirt”? Yes please.

  46. With the (Texas) summer months around the corner, I think MAINE would be my fragrance of choice. I love being by the ocean! Another one that looks amazing is LOVE!

  47. Oh boy, what a tough decision! I would have to choose Noble, the description is so enticing!

  48. I lovee the smell of yuzu, so Love is definitely my favorite! But Garden and Phoenix sound lovely too.

  49. i am not sure how i could choose…maybe a rock paper scissors tournament between Hunter Noble Kept and Love.

  50. I would pick MAINE. This is where my husband and I honeymooned, and it would be so fun to try this scented candle!

  51. the description of MAINE sounds dreamy. It makes me not only want to layer on this delicious perfume but to head to the Maine coast asap.

  52. I have to go with the Noble scent, the beginning of your terrific dream of creating fragrance, and having Jasmine is the perfect combination.
    After that, Garden is calling out to me as anything that has bitter orange is so everlasting.

  53. What a great giveaway! I’ve been stalking their website for months–thinking about whether to take the plunge on Maine or Hunter.

  54. Maui sounds like a fresh take on a classic theme. It sounds refreshingly new and different than most tanning oils and other “beach-themed” products. I’d love to try it!

  55. I’ve had Maine on my wishlist for months! It’s practically perfect in every way. Thanks xx

  56. I would choose the Garden scent because it would remind me of nature during my daily life in NYC. Plus Upstate NY is where I fell in love!

  57. I love MCMC oils and wore LOVE all last summer. I would live to try MAUI. thanks for the opportunity to enter.

  58. I’m thinking MAINE. It sounds complex, and I love a fragrance that changes as the day wears on. I want to smell them all!

  59. Never tried these fragrances and would love to win one. My pick would be MAUI perfume oil.
    Thank Joy and MCMC for the giveaway!!

  60. I LOVE MCMC. The Hunter oil roller ball has been perfect this winter and I’m getting low so fingers crossed I win:) Also, the MCMC blog has great content and photography.

  61. Noble or Phoenix would be my top choices! The vanilla and peach in Phoenix would be wonderful!

  62. maine sounds so wonderful! reminds me of waking up in the morning in the summer and the dew is still fresh. it’s a bit cold but the smell makes it all worth it.

  63. I will have to visit Anthropologie to smell as many of Anne’s fragrances as I can since all of the descriptions sound so good. Right now I am in a Love mood I think.

  64. as a newly single girl in the new year, i’d most certainly have to go with kept – a scent to remind me throughout the day not to neglect the love story one must author with ones self before being able to forge a new tale with another

  65. I’ve been coveting Maine in a local boutique, but free would make my obsession sweeter! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  66. I would love the Hunter fragrance. I don’t wear much perfume, but I know I would love that one!

  67. I’d love to get the maui scent and send it to my (just married) sister in law as a honeymoon in a bottle ๐Ÿ™‚

  68. I would choose Maine purfume, the garden oil and love candle. Those scents sound so magical and incredibly personal. I just love the idea of a beautiful story paired with each scent!

  69. These descriptions have me running from one to the other in a dizzy-tizzy! All I know is that no matter what I’d select, it would be a wonderful birthday present for myself!

  70. Oooo I would love either the Garden or the Hunter…both sound lovely! Beautiful design. Great giveaway!

  71. oh man, MAUI sounds like it was made for me.
    NOBLE sounds pretty great too though.
    oh, who am i kidding, they all sound amazing, i’d try them all! ๐Ÿ™‚

  72. I love MCMC, so great! I haven’t been able to splurge on it yet but I get to smell it in all sorts of lovely boutiques her in Brooklyn. I so love the Maine and Love fragrances the best. So nice and so unique.

  73. I’ve smelled Maine before and adore it, but I might go with Hunter — it sounds so appealing!

  74. I would love to own Hunter. Those earthy, slightly masculine scents have been drawing me lately, and MCMC does such a fabulous job of balancing their scents. Fantastic company.

  75. All of them are amazing. I am in love with LOVE and HUNTER. I came across them at a small boutique in Brooklyn and immediately my two best friends and I bought the LOVE oils. I went back the next day and bought HUNTER. Since then I have also bought the samples from the MCMC website and PHOENIX is amazing as well. I can’t wait to eventually get the candles! :0

  76. I’ve been pining for Noble ever since smelling it – so definitely Noble! I’d also love their Beard Oil for my fiance as a special little gift. I have Amara and I absolutely love it. : )

  77. Maine is one of my favorite scents to wear. It is a bit heady, but wears off into such an inviting warm scent.
    Maui is catching my eye… ๐Ÿ™‚

  78. Oh boy, I would most certainly pick MAUI! I grew up in Hawaii, and since I am now living on the East Coast, anything that takes me back to my childhood has a biiiiig spot in my heart.

  79. PHOENIX sounds fantastic! I love the scent of Neroli. Reminds me of growing up on my Grandpa’s farm in California, with his acre of Orange trees. Plus, he had a few cherry and peach trees. This would be the perfect scent!

  80. I have worn MAINE in the past and I know that I love it. I think I would like to try out LOVE though, sounds amazing.

  81. I think HUNTER sounds intriguing – I’m a bourbon gal and love the smell of fir. Perhaps after a ski day relaxing in the lodge?

  82. Maui! Everytime I brew ginger tea, the smell reminds me of our honeymoon on Maui, and I would love to wear that reminder all day long. Thank you for the fabulous giveaway!

  83. I am visiting my family in Korea this summer and would love to take Phoenix with me! I always bring a new scent with me and where it the whole time so when I’m back in the states and missing them I can apply a little fragrance and feel like I’m still there with them. Please help me take Phoenix with me!

  84. Noble is amazing! It is a perfectly contained combination of sweet, gentle. woodsy, strength.

  85. They all sound unique and wonderful. I’d have to try the Noble though. I gravitate to anything with a tea base.

  86. Maui, Noble and Phoenix sound amazing. It’s going to be difficult to narrow it down to one scent.

  87. So, if I’m being honest, I already wear MCMC’s frangrance oil “Hunter” on a daily basis. But I’d also really love to try both Phoenix and Kept. Their oils smell so delicious! Thanks for the giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚

  88. These are amazing! I went to their site and fell in love with their products! I think I would go with Maui – it just sounds tropical and it was my Dad’s favorite island.

  89. My boyfriend once told me he loved my perfume–it smelled “beachy,” he said. Turns out all I was wearing was sunscreen. Maybe he’d like that same sun kissed smell from Maui! Great give away!

  90. Not sure but I think I would pick the NOBLE frangrance, or possibly (dare I say) the DUDE one. Thanks for the giveaway!

  91. without smelling, it’s hard to say for sure (i’m so picky!) but hunter sounds like it would be right up my alley (i mean, balsam fir?! please!).

  92. Such a great giveaway! I love Maine – it’s my go-to – but I would love to try Maui. Having grown up by the ocean and now living in the MidWest, I’m a sucker for anything that brings me back to the salty air.

  93. I would choose KEPT…I love the idea of feeling inspired by one’s self, plus it sounds like it would smell AMAZING.

  94. All of these fragrances look amazing! I would love to try Kept! Thanks for the fab giveaway!

  95. Hunter and Maine both sound amazing. Totally different from one another but I like to mix things up.

  96. Tough pick as they all sound enticing but gun to my head….HUNTER or….NOBLE! Fingers crossed x

  97. MCMC is such a great lil company! I love the sound of LOVE, MAUI, & KEPT. Great, whimsical packaging/design, too!

  98. MAINE is my favorite of their fragrances! The whole line is amazing, but Maine is my favorite.

  99. I would probably choose the MAUI fragrance, but they all sound wonderful. I own the LOVE fragrance already and I get so many complements on it!

  100. MAUI!!!! I am completely obsessed with the Maui scent and would absolutely have a hernia if I were to win this fabulous gift! It is subtle and soothing and relaxing and energizing all at the same time. I would be so honored to win. Thanks JOY for this lovely website and this lovely offer!

  101. I have been wanting to try MCMC fragrances for a long time! I would choose between Garden and Maine.

  102. Hard to pick – they all sound lovely!
    I think Noble is my top pick.. I LOVE jasmine scents.

  103. I am drawn to the description of Maui,’The esscence of freedom with a laid back vibe’. One of my favorite places in the world. Looking forward to trying this out. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  104. Maui and Kept both sound so contrasting ways..
    Kept for the colder months and Maui for warmer days..!

  105. Amazing giveaway! I’ve wanted to try these for a while. I’d definitely go for Phoenix. Peach and vanilla are two of my favorites to smell… and eat. Thanks!

  106. I’ve really been wanting to try out some of Anne’s fragrances. I typically don’t wear perfume, but from so many of her glowing reviews, it sounds like a lot of people like me enjoy them. I’d love to try Maine. Either way, it’s wonderful to see her doing so well – gives hope to many of us with our own little businesses! Congrats Anne, and thanks for the offer =)

  107. I am in love with Phoenix!!!! I have been telling all of my friends about the brand and the perfume. I would be so very thankful to win this contest. This will be my signature fragrance.

  108. I love Maine.
    I love the idea that the fragrances are Made in Brooklyn!! Fantastic to be locally made. Great packaging as well

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