The $300 Vera Wang LOOK Perfume Giveaway!

Published in: Fragrance, Just For Fun

UPDATE: Contest is closed. Congrats, Josephine!


Can I just say that Vera Wang rocks? She does. And with her newest scent, Vera Wang LOOK ($70 for a 1.7-oz bottle of eau de parfum), she gives us a much-appreciated break from all the fruity florals that dominated fragrance counters this summer and fall (*ahem,* Harajuku Lovers), huzzah!

Let me just come out and say it: I love Vera Wang LOOK.

First, I’ll start by saying what it’s not. LOOK is not the kind of celebrity, sugary-food-fruit-combo fragrance you might find on teenage girls at the mall. It smells all grown up — sexy and mature — but isn’t stuffy or matronly at all. It’s a light scent with a sparkling mix of citrus and freesia, and wearing it makes me feel like a young, sharp woman who finally has her sh*t together.

I can’t stop sniffing my wrists! On my skin, LOOK opens with a burst of mandarin orange and green, grassy notes. As the day wears on, strong freesia (with just a touch of jasmine) emerges. When LOOK finally winds down at the end of the day, it becomes a soft mix of musky vanilla.

Picture yourself making your entrance at a formal cocktail party. All eyes turn to you, the elegant woman wearing Vera Wang LOOK. You’re dressed to the nines in black with some killer Louboutin heels, but you’re also friendly, welcoming and intriguing to talk to!

Now’s Your Chance to Win Vera Wang LOOK

I’m giving away one $300 bottle (yup, this stuff is pricey). Enter by signing up to receive Makeup and Beauty Blog daily e-mail updates if you haven’t already.

If you have already signed up for the updates, you don’t have to do anything to be entered to win — you’re already entered — but you can double your odds of winning by also leaving a comment on this post (a comment about anything at all).

The Prize

The winner receives a 1 oz bottle of Vera Wang LOOK parfum elixir, personally signed by Vera Wang. Unlike a watered-down eau de toilette, a parfum elixir is highly concentrated, expensive and coveted for its purity of scent. Straight up: for a premier fragrance, you want the elixir. ‘Nuff said.

It’s limited edition and comes in an elegant flacon bottle with a cut crystal stopper.

How to Enter

There are two ways to enter the Vera Wang LOOK Perfume Giveaway, and you can do both to double your chances of winning.

  1. If you haven’t already signed up to receive Makeup and Beauty Blog daily e-mail updates, then enter your e-mail in the pink box below (or click this link).

  2. If you have already subscribed to the e-mail updates but want to double your chances of winning, add a brief comment at the bottom of this post (be sure to use a valid e-mail address).

Enter your email address:

I’ll choose the winners at random from among the people who enter by 11 PM PST on Saturday, November 22. GOOD LUCK!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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So far, 165 people have commented on this article. How cool is that?

  1. MaryJane says:

    I can’t wait to smell it!! Is it in stores yet?

  2. Luv J says:

    LOOK here Karen.. this girl wants to smell yummy 🙂

  3. Tami says:

    man! i can smell the perfume already just by way you describe it 😀

  4. pepper says:

    Can’t. Stop. Drooling.

  5. cloudburst says:

    All you need to do is give away a Vera Wang wedding dress too!

  6. Nessa says:

    Can’t wait! Sounds delish!

  7. Glosslizard says:

    Wow, luxe giveaway! The juice sounds wonderful!

  8. Vanessa says:

    Very nice giveaway!!!!

  9. Tiffany S. says:

    I want it!

  10. Holly says:

    Ooooh this sounds right up my street, I cant stand sweet smelling scents they make me feel physically sick as the day winds on and I love anything with Jasmine in!

    I have been wearing the original Coco by Chanel recently which is a really grown up scent which I never saw myself wearing but Im falling in love with it more and more every day!

  11. yesilikeflowers says:

    What a great giveaway!!

  12. I’d sure love to try this ….I love anything Vera!

  13. linda nguyen says:

    I need a new fragrance. Hook it up sista! 🙂

  14. Janelle says:

    Oh what a nice giveaway! I’d love to smell it. Man, $300!?

  15. jsg says:

    Oooh, i’d love to win this! The 22nd is my birthday. Every girl should be a princess on her birthday! Keep up the good work Karen! XXX, jsg

  16. Indian Girl says:

    Pick me, pick me, pick me

  17. Roxy says:

    i want to win! =] where did you get this stuff?! lol

  18. danielle r currier says:

    I smelled this in Nordstrom the other day, smells delish and I want it!!!

  19. Aqilla says:

    If I didn’t believe that a “wedding” was a great way to end a beautiful “marriage” I would want a Vera Wang dress for mine, but I will settle for a spritz of her perfume instead…hopefully that won’t ruin my relationship…lol!

  20. Kelley says:

    This sounds right up my alley. I have a new fragrance on my wishlist for Christmas and so far I have liked Ralph Lauren Notorious and DKNY Delicious Nights. How would you say those compare (other than price, of course)?

  21. Mariah says:

    Doubling my chances! WHOOO!

  22. Shiny says:

    Man $300 is steep but you make it sound pretty damn good.
    Hope you’re having a good one.

  23. Megan says:

    Please please please please let me win…

    ***fingers crossed***
    ***toes crossed***
    ***eyes crossed***

    Great giveaway Karen. Man I would so want to keep this for myself if I were you.

  24. Pogo says:

    This is terrific…I’ve never won anything in my life except a box of chocolate covered cherries in elementary school!

  25. Maria says:

    That fragrance sounds so yum! 🙂

  26. Eva says:

    Mmmmhmmmmm, this perfume sounds delicious…I hope it will be sold here, too (Germany). Winning it would be even better, of course. :o)

  27. sharon says:

    i spotted this fragrance whilst perussing yesterday, sprayed some on my wrist and like you couldn’t stop smelling my wrist for the rest of the day, what an absolutely delightful fragrance this is – i am so in love with “the look”- thank you vera wang for a delightful , gorgeous flirty fragrance!

  28. adrian says:

    musky vanilla sounds wonderful for the cold weather–yum!

  29. yadiq says:

    wow that sounds super fab!

    i am actually a fan of her perfumes !! esp vera wang – the bottle is so pretty a friend gave me a vase back in april for my bday that is shaped like the bottle

    you always have such cool prizes !

  30. Amy Scott says:

    gotta love smelling sophisticated

  31. Suzy says:

    Oh man grassy notes AND musky vanilla?! Those are my faves. The fingers are crossed I would love to win this – I know it will not be making its way up to Newfoundland for a while lol. I already subscribe for updates by mail – thanks for the chance, you are all kinds of wonderful 🙂

  32. Lindsay!! says:

    ohh you always have the best contests!! <3

  33. jenny rainer says:

    Holy crap Karen! This is AMAZING!!!!!!

  34. Justine says:

    I absolutely loved this when I smelled it at a makeup event, but didn’t know if I could splurge. I keep forgetting to subscribe, so this was a great reminder!

  35. mustardsauce says:

    to the lovely Karen,
    i’m a looooong time reader and i’m obsessed with your blog. i’m always too intimidated to comment, but i thought this would be a perfect time 😉
    thanks so much for letting us into your life.
    you’re an amazing writer!!
    and this perfume sounds like it’s ‘scent’ from heaven!! haha i’m so lame!

  36. Sleepy says:

    This perfume sounds very intriguing…

  37. Jian says:

    Haha, I never bothered susbcribing because I always check your site more often than my email – every single time I log into my computer =D

    In fact, I don’t see why I don’t just put your website as my homepage. It’s the first site I always type into the address bar…Hmmm…

  38. Mary Thi says:

    I’m very excited for her upcoming collections at Kohl’s.

  39. Victoria says:

    This somehow reminds me of a more grown up Clinique Happy. I’ll be sure to check it out as soon as i get the chance. Thanks for the contest! So generous of you

  40. Vera says:

    You make the perfume sound like some sort of magic elixir!! I hope i win! haha =)

  41. Brenna says:

    Omg..i loveee this parfume soo much! I want it soo bad!I hopee i win it!! Great contest!

  42. Liliana says:

    I wonder what it smells like? I like flowery scents!

  43. ali says:

    hi ive been on here for a while but this is my first comment.. just wanted to let you know that i love your site! especially all the chanel swatches – gives me something to look forward to =)

  44. jen c says:

    totally looking for a new fragrance! thanks for posting this review!

  45. Angie says:

    Karen, what a great prize, can’t wait to smell this.

  46. Vanessa says:

    Please let me win this bottle!!

  47. KaityB says:

    This perfume smells awesome! I was just looking at it the other day on my lunch break, and it lingered all the way through dinner and a movie!

  48. Susana says:

    I want to win LOOK!

  49. Marissa says:

    Awesome giveaway! Especially the fact that she signed it. Thanks for doing this 🙂

  50. TUPRNUT says:

    I’m always in the market for a new scent. Can’t wait to try it!

  51. veedee says:

    I love Vera Wang perfumes! Was curious about LOOK! Alohaaaaaa!!!!!

  52. Genevieve says:

    when you mentioned the fragrances you might find on a teenage girl, that made me think about lancome’s “miracle”. i wore that the first couple years of high school, and even though i love the scent, can’t bring myself to wear it again. it reminds me way too much of high school. i’d love to try “look” now!

  53. Abigail says:

    I love Vera Wang. Hope I’m lucky enough! 😀

  54. Anna B. says:

    It sounds loverly!! I have been LOOKing(haha…) for a new grown-up, yet still sexy scent. I cannot wait to try it!!

  55. Elizabeth Lee says:

    i love vera wang!
    princess is my favorite 🙂
    her stuff is so expensive though, so it would be wonderful to win this!

  56. Lee says:

    i’ve been on the hunt for signature scent…this might be it =)

  57. Yinyan says:

    I don’t think I’ve heard of other perfumes described as being “elixirs”–it must be magic!

  58. cams says:

    Love love vera wang…thanks for updating us with her new stuff

  59. This sounds like it smells heavenly. *me want*

  60. Kelly says:

    Sounds divine. I’m currently hooked on Chanel’s Chance, but would love to give this one a test drive!

  61. Jenn says:

    oooh this sounds nice! enter me please! 🙂

  62. Angel says:

    My favorite perfume is Vera Wang Princess <3

  63. Halifax says:

    Wow, this is exciting. Whoever wins this special gift would sure enjoy it. Thanks for the opportunity

  64. uyen says:

    WOOHOO 😀

  65. Danielle says:

    Yea I love her too!

  66. Jess says:

    Oh wow, your description totally sold me! Doesn’t hurt that I lurve me some Vera though 🙂 Princess is too sweet for me but her Truly Pink was my “wedding scent” when I got married a few months ago. LOOK sounds perfect!

  67. AAJ says:

    oooh….would luv to win! 🙂

  68. anna says:

    Amazing contest! I love Vera Wang original and would be happy to try her new perfume.

  69. K says:

    I’m a sucker for freesia….. ahhhh

  70. Julia says:

    I love me some Vera Wang. Have you ever tried her Kohls clothing line?

  71. Toma says:

    Did I happen to mention that I’m never above groveling and sucking-up? Especially for a perfume worth $300!

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  72. Mary says:

    I LOVE perfume! What an awesome prize!!! 😛

  73. Emily says:

    I’ll take two! You should find a way to give away Narcisco Rodrigez too!

  74. Nico says:

    You are so right about the Harajuku Lovers. I LOVE Gwen and that line. I am ashamed at the number of handbags of hers that I have and was so darn excited when her perfume came out. I LOVE LOVE the packaging (why are we such suckers for that?) but the quality is drug store. It made me so sad 🙁

  75. Josephine says:

    Oh Karen, You are always doing something special for your readers!!! And for that we thank you! Vera Wang is such an inspiration to me. Her perfume would be the perfect fit to my collection! I hope I’m selected! Give Tabs hugs and kisses for me!


  76. MiMi says:

    I thought I was gonna faint when I read this!!! Vera Wang!?@ Her fragrances are so dreamy…I wear her original fragrance and I can’t stray. I’m not sure what the criteria is for the winner, but I think you are the best to even give it away =)


  77. Sandy says:

    Hmmmm…haven’t been a big fan of VW’s previous fragrances. Wonder if this will be the exception?

  78. Elena says:

    Wow, when I read your blog this morning this post had three comments. Now look at it, LOL.

    Well, you said we could comment on anything, so, I’m going to comment on this – I might be going to the midnight premiere of Twilight at Disneyland! I’m so excited and I actually partially blame you and your blog for this, lol. I never would have read the books without reading everyone’s recommendations from here on it.

    Are you going to see Twilight on Thursday night or are you going to wait until the crowds die down? I have to say, I’m excited, but a little worried about the screaming tweens… o_0 I’d want to see a blog post about your Twilight make-up if you do, though 😀

  79. Shefali says:

    Hey Karen!! This is really weird – I’m signed up to receive your daily updates via email, but I never get them! And they’re never in my trash either. So strange. I hope my email address is on your list to count as an entry…plus can you consider this as my comment for a second chance entry too? 🙂

  80. abigail says:

    this is cool!

  81. gina says:

    ooooo ooo pick me pick me!!

  82. Julia says:

    I would love to feel like a sharp woman who finally has her poop in a group!

  83. Adriana says:

    vera rocks!

  84. Anastasia says:

    I’m guessing this won’t be sold in Kohl’s then LOL

    Love Vera Wang, Love this blog 🙂 Have fun at your BFF’s wedding Karen!


  85. Crystal says:

    Sounds lovely 🙂

  86. Gloria says:

    I would love to try it.

  87. Rachel H. says:

    Sounds wonderful. A nice change from my usual fall-ish amber perfumes. 🙂

  88. Anjela says:

    Wow…$300?! It has to be good!

  89. maryjoyce says:

    Wow! Nice giveaway!
    $300 for a perfume is pretty expensive, but if it smells good, why not right??

  90. may says:

    Awesome give away!! Hopefully it smells good.. =)

  91. Veronica says:

    I’d love to add this to my collection!

  92. kat says:

    oooh, wanna win!

  93. Ailene says:

    I can only hope…

    You’re too nice to even be offering this. Thank you.

  94. Ashton says:

    I tried a sample at the store the other day, and if i had the money lying around, i would definitely buy this at the drop of a hat!

  95. kayrie says:

    From One Beauty addict to another – ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME!!!!!PICK ME = ) P.S… I L-O-V-E This Blog!

  96. Janie says:

    Hi Karen, I’ve been coming to your site for a while now, I love all your make up reviews!

  97. Violet says:

    Wow, I love

  98. Violet says:

    Wow, I love the way you described the scent! I will definitely check it out!

  99. lexi says:

    okay – i admit it i do own the scent Princess – I think I really wanted it for the super cute bottle and luckily I liked the sweet scent as well. I need to grow up – I need this perfume!

    HA – as if having a husband and a baby hasn’t made me feel grown up already!!!!

    Happy Hump Day Karen!

  100. Jamila says:

    I tried this on at the perfume counter, it smells amazing! The hefty price tag deterred me however. Here’s to hoping!

  101. Vivian says:

    wow! i love vera wang

  102. Stephanie says:


  103. OMG! Awesome giveaway! I would freaking love to try this!!!

  104. laurie says:

    ohhh, i have to try this!!!

  105. deb says:

    i love vera wang!

  106. kypris says:

    I’m always on the lookout for a nice perfume – I’m very picky and don’t like overly sweet perfumes. This one sounds so amazing that I will have to go check it out (given my chances of winning it…).

    Also, I haven’t commented before or signed up to the mailing list before today, but I have to say I love reading your updates! I’m just a little bit shy about commenting. I love your makeup finds and looks, and you always look gorgeous with such pretty makeup. Classy, wearable looks that aren’t too over-the-top, and there’s always something for daytime or for evening! Thank you for all the tips so far. I think I even read through a good chunk of your archives!

  107. Ann says:

    ooooh! I have always loved her perfumes and fashion lines. would love to try this one out! thanks for this great blog 🙂

  108. Joanne says:


    I saw a sample of this perfume in the W magazine. It smells pretty. It somewhat reminds me of Bath & Body works wild Honeysuckle. It’s very fresh!

  109. Erica says:

    Oh wow! This sounds like an amazing giveaway! You are so generous Karen 🙂 Princess by Vera Wang is my favorite, thats my perfume of choice. So this new perfume I will definitely have to try.

  110. carrie says:

    Hey Karen! You’re so generous with all the stuff you give away! thanks for this opportunity! I’m excited 🙂

  111. Ashley says:

    i just turned 20 and need something to really transition from my high school/teen years to becoming an adult (and in the near future, an engineer!) and this would be GREAT.

  112. Karen B says:

    Your description alone makes my mouth water…

  113. Christina says:

    I love Vera Wang!!!

  114. Linette says:

    Sounds beautiful.

  115. Monika says:

    Never smell it before, but I’m in love with Vera Wang Princess.

  116. Catherine says:

    Oooooh… I’ve been looking for a new fragrance and this might just be it! *crosses fingers*

  117. Lauren L says:

    Ah! I have really high expectations for this perfume! Vera Wang Princess is awesome, so I’m pretty confident LOOK is as awesome as you describe.

  118. Keish says:

    early christmas present? please?

  119. Camille says:

    I’ve been searching for a new fragrance for ages and ages…. Especially a “grown-up” one. 🙂

  120. Linda says:

    LOOK I simply love floranger scents lolss.

  121. Marlo says:

    I was just looking at this fragrance online a few days ago. It sounds like one I’d love. 🙂 Here’s to hoping!

  122. Jen says:

    Wow- This is by far the best giveaway I have seen. You rock!

    I know you may not read this (due to the extraordinary amount of comments!) but I hope you have a wonderful trip.

    Still thinking about you and your family!


  123. Jinnzor says:

    She’s got the LOOK! You make it sound so good!

  124. Fie says:

    Wow Vera Wang 😀 I’d love to get my hands on a wedding dress from her.

  125. Bisbee says:

    As usual, your description makes all of us want to rush out and buy Vera Wang Look!

    Have a good trip and remember, we’re all sending only the very best vibes to El Hub and his Mom…

  126. courtnie says:

    id be so excited to get this. im a perfume fanatic.

  127. Victoria S says:

    Your description makes this sound so wonderfully appealing. Plus I’m kind of geeking out over the fact that Vera signed it. How cool!

  128. Shana T says:

    Hi Karen. I don’t suppose you’d ship it overseas would you? I live in Taiwan I hope it doesn’t disqualify me!!

  129. Julie says:

    Hi Karen,

    Speaking of super fruity florals… I’ve been in the market for a new fragrance for the past few weeks. My bottle of CK Euphoria just finished… (sigh) It’s so hard to pin down a new perfect fragrance! But hopefully Vera Wang Look could be the new scent for me 😉

    thanks chica!

  130. Ellery says:

    I love Vera Wang’s perfumes. I’m gonna have to smell this one, the bottle is also really cute.

  131. Jaime says:

    Hi Karen! I just wanted to leave a comment to say please, please, please pick me! I adore Vera (I have a bottle of her original perfume) – and would love to win this! Thanks for organizing this wonderful giveaway! 🙂

  132. Dao says:

    Ok, I caved, I subscribed! Thank you Karen for hosting this gig. I love to win a bottle of elixir 😉

  133. KyaLyn says:

    Wow! This is so amazing. Thanks.

  134. Brittany says:

    Wow, crazy amounts of comments!

    I’ve been a subscriber forever 😀

  135. Carey says:

    Can’t wait to smell this!

  136. Vivian says:

    After reading your review, I can’t wait to sniff it at the perfume counter although not sure if it’s in Canada yet! perfume elixir sounds very tempting, since it’s in pure form so I can understand the price and the signature!

    To tell the truth, I was into britney fantasy, sweety smell, but I still like, just that a lot of drugstore has similar celeb girly fragrance, so I’m ready to try something new. Oh, I smelled harajuku girls perfume, but my fav was angel. I also like vera’s princess, but I havent shelled out bucks for it yet, waiting for sale!

  137. Amanda says:

    holy cow, what an awesome give away! I check your blog loyally everyday anyway, but I did finally sign up for the subscribtion. You are my first! LOL.

  138. Adina says:

    Amazing giveaway, hope I win!

  139. Lindsay says:

    Already subscribed so commenting instead!!

  140. Eclaire says:

    Wow, I’d love to win this. I love all of Vera Wang’s perfumes, and this sounds especially nice, since I’m also partial to anything with some citrus in it.

  141. PeeChee says:

    Giveaways!! Love those.

  142. THEPookiemeister says:

    I love her fragrances! I can’t wait to try this one!!!!

  143. Linda says:

    LOOKie here!! =) I love Vera! Crossing my fingers, hoping and praying I get chosen =P


  144. Justine says:

    i would love to win this! thought maybe a cute video would help my chances. 😀

  145. Charleenie says:

    I’ve never commented before, but I can’t think of a better reason not to start! Thanks for your generosity!

  146. Charleenie says:

    Oops – I mean “can’t think of a better reason to start.”

    Grammer – I’m doin’ it wrong.

  147. Katarina says:

    Hi, hope we can enter from Europe also. Crosing my fronzen fingers…..

  148. Laney says:

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  149. Kiana Jones says:

    That stuff smells sooo good..

  150. Anna says:

    Ooooh I LOVE Vera Wang’s fragrances!

  151. Chocolate says:

    i am looking for a new fragrance. you gave a pretty good description of this scent and it sounds like something i might like!

  152. Justine says:

    Ah, this sounds like a wonderful change of pace from fruit-floral fragrances!

  153. AshleyK says:

    Luvs the giveaway! And excited for the new perfume, I love all Vera Wang’s fragances!

  154. Holly says:

    Oh wow – even the bottle is sexy 🙂

  155. Jennifer says:

    Hey Karen, i love the way u describe every scent from the moment u spray it on, to during, fading, and end. u will make a good spokesperson for advertising it lol

  156. Apple says:

    I’m a subscriber! I love anything Vera Wang!

  157. kit says:

    sounds like an interesting scent. i am looking for a new perfume so maybe i’ll get lucky^^.

  158. Lisa says:

    i have really enjoyed subscribing to your blog. i used to be a makeup artist, and even though i’m not in the biz anymore, i still try to keep up with everything. i’ll leave you with one of my favorite sayings………there IS hope in a bottle!

  159. Anna says:

    I love Vera Wang even though people said it’s a wedding line. Hope i get lucky 🙂

  160. Caroline says:

    oooh the description of it sounds amazing 😀 and its signed by vera wang! love. thanks so much karen!

  161. Tickled-Pink says:

    When I smell something beautiful and yummy, I can’t help but to sniff my wrists as well. I don’t own a bottle of Vera Wang’s perfume, but my sister is in love with all of her fragrances. I love sweet smelling perfumes, but I love daringly, sexy and mature scents even more. So, I’d love to own a bottle of Vera Wang’s “LOOK!” The description of it sounds awesome.

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