Smells like a contest

By Mir
February 15, 2010
Category Contests

Sometimes I think I’m not a very girly girl, and part of that is due to the fact that I don’t really get some of the girly things that my girlfriends do. Like… scented candles. They confuse me. Actually, they kind of worry me. I worry I’ll forget that I have one lit and one of my kids or the dog will knock it over and set the house on fire. It’s a good thing I don’t tend towards the hysterical, right? (Ahem.)

Anyway, I’m fairly intrigued by scented warmers, because they’re a lot safer than open flames, and seem to deliver that whole my-your-house-smells-yummy kind of thing in a much more convenient, less worrisome way. So when the very lovely Michelle Schrock—who is an independent director with Scentsy (here’s a handy shopping link for her site)—contacted me about doing a giveaway, I said absolutely. So here’s the deal, pretty ones: Michelle is going to gift two lucky Want Not readers with a Scentsy System Multi Pack, which includes a pretty warmer and three scent bars (you choose the fragrances you’d like to receive). Wouldn’t you like to win one? Of course you would!

First go review the contest rules and regulations, then come on back here and leave a comment on this post by 11:59 p.m. Eastern (that’s 8:59 p.m. Pacific) on Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 to be entered. Winners to be determined by random number generation and aromatherapy.

Ready? Go!


  1. We need this in our house, I have 2 stinky kids! 😉

  2. Would *LOVE* this…
    Count me in!!

  3. Would love this. I am in to good smelling stuff@

  4. I love candles but with 2 under 4 and 2 cats…not going to light an actual flame…

    Pick me!

  5. I’m a “girly girl” and have been wanting to try Scentsy!

  6. Oooh, smelly stuff!

  7. No flame! Good smell! What’s not to love?

  8. we would so love this for our waiting area of our business. thank you so much for the chance to win!!!!

  9. I love a good house smell. Pick me – please!!

  10. I love using wax potpourri!


  12. I’m girly!

  13. You mean my house doesn’t have to smell like dirty socks and wet dog? I’m in!

  14. Pick me Please!

  15. Oooh that would be great! Thanks 🙂

  16. Pick me

  17. I would love something that would make our house smell springy!

  18. me me! 😀

  19. I have a 3 yr old boy in the house. I can use all of the pretty smells that I can get. Pick me please!

  20. totally could use this!

  21. We had flooding between the two snowstorms, and our basement still has a kind of not-so-fresh feeling, so this would be great for us!

  22. I’d love it!!

  23. With 2 toddlers, open flames are not a good idea. This would be great!

  24. I would love this for my classroom! Sometimes high school kids just smell a little funky for no particular reason.

  25. oooh! this sounds great. i used to have a warmer when i taught school. one friday, one of my students turned my scent warmer on while there was a substitute. i discovered it the next monday…the room smelled really strong, but there was no damage. i’m sure that’s not a recommended use or anything, but i’m just saying they’re safe.

  26. I love scented candles but I would love to try this too! Yummy baking scents without the need for baking or the calories. 🙂

  27. Hey I’m game for that. I’ve heard good things about them.

  28. Sounds great – thanks for the chance!

  29. Count me in on this one! Nothing to forget about blowing out when I pass out on the couch after a day of kids.

  30. I <3 smelly things but cannot have candles with my small children.

  31. Sounds great, thanks, Mir!

  32. oh please please! anything to stem the smell of “i don’t have time to clean with yummy smelling orange scented cleaners” and “old apartment.” 🙂

  33. This would be great! With 5 kids and their stinky feet, I would love something that smells good in our home!!!! Pick me please!!!!!!

  34. Thanks to you both!

  35. Smells good 🙂

  36. This is a sweet smelling prize…pick me : )

  37. 32 years ago tonight the home that my daughter and I were living in burned to the ground. It had nothing to do with candles, but somehow I’ve never felt the same about them since, so yes, it would be nice to try out this alternative. You should really ask me about this experience sometime, as it turned into a keystone kops type fiasco, and taught me a great deal about my own materialism. Sigh

  38. I love smelly things…I have a smelly husband! 🙂 Ha!

  39. Oh how we could use this! Our puppy is smelling a little corn chippy and open flames plus puppy vs cat time – not always a good mix.
    Thanks again for a great contest.

  40. oh pick me please

  41. I could really use some yummy smelling stuff right now. Thanks for the great contest!

  42. How fun…I’d love to give it a try!

  43. I hear you on the fear of fire. My grandmother is the biggest worrywart in the world and scares me with horror stories all the time. This would be a great way to still have our house smell nice!

  44. mmmm….smelly goodness.

  45. Would LOVE to have one of these!! Thanks to you both for the chance to win one 🙂

  46. Me, please? I’ve got a hyper-sensitive smoke detector that occasionally likes to go off when I’ve blown out a candle. I’d love smelly without beepy!

  47. How nice! Fun!

  48. I love scented candles, but love this idea since I have kids and cats and dogs running around my house.

  49. I used to have a warmer but it just stopped working one day; could really use a new one!

  50. I’ve never heard of this and would love to try them!

  51. Whoa, bakery scents?! You had me at that (because I’m normally not all “scenty” either. I do love candles, but I use unscented due to allergies to most candle scents) since I’m not usually allergic to most bakery smells in candles. Yum. Food smells in my house…(although I am planning to make banana bread later today anyway, if I remember to grab some sour cream.)

  52. With a stinky little girl and 3 cats, I need all the good smells I can get!

  53. I love nice smelling things like candles! And these would be much safer to have around my cat as he’s very nosey and isn’t afraid of lighting stuff on fire (he turned on my gas stove one time while I was out of town – I now have childproof/catproof knob covers).

  54. I am all for trying this. I too fear I will burn the house down if I leave candles burning.

  55. Ohhh yes yes.. I love a good smelling house indeed!!

  56. Oh my. That would make an awesome birthday gift for my MIL who is so into all those scented things. Her house usually makes me sneeze.

  57. Sure, I’d give it a shot! 🙂

  58. I had a warmer in the past but it broke and I never replaced it. I love the bakery scents! NOthing like home cooking without the calories.

  59. Sounds great!

  60. Sounds good to me!

  61. I need a house that smells good! 🙂

  62. I love smelly stuff!

  63. Sounds scentsational….

  64. With 2 smelly dogs and 2 hyper kids, this sounds perfect for me! YAY!

  65. This would be nice.

  66. I’m not particularly girlie myself, but I do love things that smell nice! 🙂

  67. how exciting- all of the good smells, but without the risk of the cat setting himself on fire


  69. I would give this a try…I like candles fine, and I’ve been reluctant to try other things because I’m worried the quality will be like canned air freshener.

  70. Lovely!

  71. Would love to try this!

  72. I love scented candles but also have a fear of them. This sounds awesome. Pick me!

  73. I have been dying to try Scentsy! I just may order some if I dont win!

  74. Yummy smells? I’m in!

  75. Stinky dog! Yes, please!

  76. Sounds goooood!

  77. ooooooooo…. this is interesting. Would LOVE to try

  78. Scented candles I think is the one girly thing I do.

  79. Just confirming what all those above me said- energetic dog + cat that knocks things over = no place for candles. Also, you can’t tell but my comment smells like vanilla and lavender.

  80. 4 dogs, 3 cats, 2 kids…..Yes we need a better smelling house.

  81. Yes please!! 🙂

  82. Count me in, this would be handy in the second bedroom, the workout room/cat box room!

  83. I would love one!

  84. Sounds yummy, I’m in!

  85. Sounds really cool!

  86. Ooh, I’ve heard Scentsy is good. Thanks for a chance to win some!

  87. Ive always wanted to try Scentsy!

  88. i’d love this!!

  89. Never heard of them before your post, but they seem like a great alternative to a candle! Would love to win one!

  90. need girly, sorrounded by testosterone

  91. Listen I need something that smells good around here. I have a daycare lots of dirty diapers, 5 kids of my own with smelly feet and a dog with seboria.(makes her smelly too)

  92. As a mom of toddlers, my love of candles is on hold for a few years for safety reasons… this looks like a great substitute!

  93. This would be great! I’ve been wanting to try one of these warmers in my classroom. (My principal tends to frown on open flame around kindergarten students.)

  94. Sounds nice! Thanks

  95. I’m not a girly girl is so many ways….but I love scented candles and would love this!

  96. I would love it…

  97. This would help a snowed in Mom get rid of the diaper smell!

  98. Pick me! Pick me!

  99. I would LOOOOVE this!!!

  100. Sounds sweet to me!

  101. pick me!

  102. Woohoo, count me in!

  103. Count me in

  104. I would love to enjoy the smell without worrying about burning my house down. Sign me up!

  105. Thanks for another great contest!

  106. Sounds Scentsational!

  107. Love the scentsy!

  108. Me please!

  109. Oh yes indeed I WOULD like to win this.

  110. Mmmmmm…..smells…..

  111. Smells like a great give away!

  112. I pink pouffy heart Scentsy!

  113. I’m always afraid my crazy cat will set it’s tail on fire!

  114. With a new baby & lots of diapers + two bigger boys–we could REALLY use this! Smells wonderful to me! 🙂

  115. I’m in!

  116. Pick me, please!

  117. Good smells are always welcome!

  118. I think this sounds great!

  119. I would love to try it. =)

  120. I have house-burning-down issues too! Pick me!

  121. I could definitely use some (aroma)therapy. 😉

  122. Pick me!

  123. Sounds great…would love to find a way to make teh house smell better…

  124. This would be so nice to have in an office full of men and where I’m not allowed to have open flame…pick me please.

  125. I live with my hubby and 4 sons. I’m always fighting “their” smelly! I want some pretty smelly!!!! PICK ME!!!!!!!!!!!

  126. I love smelly stuff. Am such a girl.

  127. I have scent issues…I need good smells around me all the time 😉

  128. Mmmmm Smells good in here!

  129. Me, please.

  130. Would love to win please…

  131. I love a good smelling house!

  132. Husbands, sons-in-law, and dog…need I say more!

  133. This would be great, my apartment has a no lit candle policy.

  134. OMG yes. Love a nice smelling house.

  135. These sound awesome!

  136. Who wouldn’t want their house to smell good without the flames? I love the idea!

  137. Me! Me! I just saw these for the first time a few weeks ago and I am intrigued…

  138. My house has an odor. I would like to remedy that.

  139. good scents are always in need here. two cats and one farting dog can really stink up the place quickly

  140. With 5 kids, flameless is awesome. count me in

  141. I just heard of Scentsy this last week and am curious! Thanks for another great contest!

  142. Pick me!

  143. Nice contest, Mir. Thanks!

  144. Please enter me!

  145. Meeee! My house could stand to smell better 🙂

  146. Fun, fun, fun!

  147. Would be wonderful!!!

  148. I live with 3 cats that have singed whiskers….We’d love this!

  149. I just want to feel like a winner.

  150. Yeah! I’d love to win!

  151. We love all things scenty here 🙂 between a stinky hubby, stinky kid, and the crazy amount of garlic w use, we could use all the help we can get!

  152. Count me in!

  153. Oh that would be awesome.

  154. yes, please!

  155. I’d love one of these.

  156. Ive never tried a flameless ANYTHING! =) Would love a chance to try!

  157. I would love to win this prize. Going to check out the website right now. Sounds interesting.

  158. me me pick me! I love to have a house that smells good.

  159. Would love to try this!

  160. Perfect

  161. I agree with you – now with kids I rarely light candles, though I still love to sniff them in the stores. This might be a nice solution.

  162. please pick me!

  163. My daughter gave me a Scentsy warmer for Christmas and I love it! But, I could use another one!

  164. Oh, I am a candle lover, but often worry about the same things you mentioned! These would be great to try 🙂

  165. I need all the help I can get to mask the smell of a dog that loves to go & roll around in the snow – every single time he goes outside!!!!

  166. I would love to win this, so I don’t have to worry about burning the house down, and many other reasons, pick me please! 🙂

  167. This sounds great, my cats STINK.

  168. I want my house to smell yummy.

  169. ooh, good smelling stuff, please count me in!

  170. I am sooo girly!

  171. mmm, I love a good smell

  172. Everyone talks about Scentsy around here, though I’ve never actually smelled one! It would be nice to try!

  173. what a wonderful idea! My mother lived in a senior living ocmplex for a while where no candles were allowed. Imagine 90 candles on a birthday cake – you can understand the rationale. But anyway, this kit sounds fabulous.

  174. awesome

  175. Have heard of “Scentsy”…but have not tried it…would love the chance! 🙂

  176. I want my house to smell yummy. 🙂 Thanks Mir!

  177. Good smelling stuff is… good.

  178. candles scare me too, so I’m in 🙂

  179. I have the same candle paranoia. I’d love to try this!

  180. Oooooooh, Scentsy is divine. I just can’t justify buying them, but I love to visit my friend’s house and smell whatever she’s got one. Yummy.

    And, um, well, I just potty-trained my second child, and child number five is coming in July. So diapers have been and will be part of my life for A VERY LONG TIME. A little nice scent would be a lovely change…

  181. Thanks Mir!

  182. I have two stinky cats and would love this.

  183. Oh this would be so fun. I’d love to win!

  184. This would be great!

  185. Most “smells good” stuff gives me a headache, but I went to a friend’s house that smelled wonderful without causing a migraine. She was using Scentsy. Please pick me Random Number Generator.

  186. I would love to win!

  187. I have seen this unit at my hair dressers and it does have a non offensive soft aroma. would love to own oone.

  188. LOVE! I would love to Scentsy up my home!

  189. I like smelly good stuff… and i never win.

  190. My better half would love this.

  191. I love to have nice scents around the house !

  192. Something other than dog smell? Well, THAT IS a new idea!

  193. I don’t see my favorite scent “I’m drowning in pine sap” (oh, OK, she had a Christmas tree one, that must be close), but I’ll try it for free! 😉

  194. These sound great- and safe! thanks

  195. I would love this!

  196. Great!

  197. pick one ninety seven please and thank you.

  198. Four words: Five smelly inside dogs.

  199. two stinky kids here, a dog AND a husband!

  200. Pick me! 😀

  201. Pick me pretty Mir!

  202. Count me in!

  203. I’m not sure what the scent of bourbon wafting through my house would say to guests? also, I am curious to what Twilight smells like.

  204. I’d love to try this!

  205. Thank you!

  206. I’d love to win – then my overly curious cat can stop singeing his whiskers!

  207. I love Scentsy products –

  208. Smelly stuff! What fun!

  209. love your prizes! I’d love to win this one! THANKS

  210. I’ve heard of Scentsy, but haven’t tried it yet. Great giveaway!

  211. Oooh, I love the smell of a contest in the morning!

  212. My daughter tried to get me to buy Scentsy – her roommate had one and my daughter loved it. Of course, I never got around to it. Wouldn’t I be the cool mom to give her one? Pick me!

  213. Cool! Thanks, Mir!

  214. Neat! Thanks, Lady.

  215. I have a house full of girly girls who would love this!

  216. I’ve been wanting one of these! Pick me!

  217. At some point I’ll win one of your contests, right?

  218. Really enjoy good smells in the house! Two dogs make it necessary.

  219. pick me, pick me!

  220. I have been wanting to try these for a while now!

  221. I love all things home fragrance related and I’d love to try Scentsy products. (Have I told you lately that you’re pretty, random number generator?)

  222. I’m not girly, but maybe I could learn.

  223. I know all about candles and cats not mixing-my kitty caught a few whiskers on fire once-I would love a scency thingy!

  224. Wow – awesome. Like all the others here’s my need – 1 husband, 1 big girl, 1 girl in diapers and a cat……..and yes my girls have their father’s digestive system, sigh

  225. I’ve yet to try scentsy, although I a intrigued. This would be a good way to see if it is a good fit for me!

  226. Scentsy… interesting name.

  227. Absolutely . . . would love to try ’em! Count me in!!!

  228. Would love to try them

  229. 3 males in our house-we need it

  230. I’m a recent Scentsy convert! Hemingway is my favorite scent currently.

  231. Ooooh! Sounds fabulous. 🙂 Count me in!

  232. Great for my house or a gift. Please pick me.

  233. Love scent stuffs!

  234. This would be sublime!

  235. My staircase smells basementy. Need this!

  236. My mother would love this!

  237. These are great !

  238. We have 2 kids, 2 dogs, me, my wife, and out of town company always coming and going. You don’t have to be a girl to know the house can use some good scents! 🙂

  239. This looks kinda cool. I love scented stuff in the house.

  240. Very cool! Count me in!

  241. Yes, please! 🙂

  242. Yummy smells. A very good idea in my male dominated household…

  243. yes please! Its one of my favorite things! 🙂

  244. ummm – please make my house smell better!

  245. Beagle in the house. “nuf said.

  246. I just started hearing about Scentsy. interesting!

  247. Count me in please.

  248. I love the smell of candles. 🙂

  249. Love This!

  250. Great giveaway – thanks!

  251. I would love one of those. Lots of good scents to try.

  252. I’ve never tried Scentsy, but I’d love to!

  253. me please

  254. I LOVE SCENTSY…perfect for stinky diapers!!

  255. me me

  256. I have on Scentsy room spray and would be very thankful for the warmer system.

  257. I love Sentsy I have a small one and it smells great.

  258. Love this contest! Thank you!

  259. Neato. I’ve got all kinds of stink to mask.

  260. Oh pleeeeze pick me. I have a very stinky dog, and we’re dyin’ ovah heah.

  261. I love Scentsy but can’t afford it! Would love to win one!

  262. I’d love this!

  263. Maybe this will help me sell my house!

  264. With 2 kids, 2 dogs and 2 cats, I could use this!

  265. I’m not a girly girl either, but we’re planning to list our home soon. I need it to smell good!

  266. What a great idea. We’d love to try it! Thanks!!!

  267. I heart Scentsy. Pick me, oh random number gods!

  268. Oooh, pick me!

  269. Pick me! I love scentsy! Plus I’m as random as they come!

  270. All boys and 2 dogs in my house – I could use it!

  271. Sign me up!

  272. I love me some Scentsy! Unfortunately I found out the hard way melted wax is too enticing for a 4 year not to touch.

  273. This looks great, I would love it!

  274. This would be great!!! 🙂

  275. I’ve heard of these, I’d love to try it!

  276. oooh, pick me!

  277. I LOVE these! I gave them to all my girls for Christmas, but alas, gave myself exactly ZERO of them.

  278. I would love to win one of these! I love candles but flames in my house would lead to a visit from the fire dept. Too much boy energy to have an open flame.

  279. Having 3 kids and a big dog, I always need to have a candle going to fight the smell of life from invading my home! Pick me!!

  280. My neighbor has a couple of these and her house always smells so nice! Thanks Michelle and Mir!

  281. Thank you!

  282. I need this to keep away the odors that seem to develop in my house.

  283. This would be WONDERFUL

  284. Ooohh! I like this one! Thanks, Mir!

  285. ::Crossing fingers:: I hope to win this one!!

  286. i’m in!

  287. Buying Yankee Candles is a guilty pleasure I have but with things being so tight the past couple of years I rarely get a new one! Winning this would be SUPER COOL and a total fun blessing : ) – plus, I’ve heard people talk about the scentsy stuff and I’ve never tried it!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  288. I LOVE my scentstories, but it’s way too loud. Would love to give this baby a whirl!

  289. Looks interesting…sign me up!

  290. Count me in!

  291. Would love this! <3

  292. Ooh, this looks great!

  293. Oooooh the Skinny Dip scent is DIVINE!!!! I have one for the office but need one for home!

  294. need to get the house smelling good for when hubby gets back from Iraq in a few weeks…right now it smells too much like snow boots!

  295. I would love to win! This would be great to have when all the teenage boys come over!

  296. I received a Scentsy plug-in for Christmas but would love to have one that isn’t a snowman to use other seasons. Thanks!

  297. Oh, me, me, me!

  298. I’ve heard of Scentsy, but haven’t used it yet. This sounds like a good start

  299. I love scented candles, scented warmers, anything to make my house smell better! 🙂

  300. I’m all for good smelling homes!!!

  301. Mmmmm… those scents look yummy!

  302. DUDE my mother-in-law has one of these, it is just about the ONLY thing in her house that I covet.

  303. Oh! Oh! Pick me! Pick me! I love this stuff!

  304. I need something that actually smells good in my house!

  305. This would be great!

  306. what are the chances of me winning when I am so low on the list? Oh well, might as well try.

  307. Please enter me! Thanks!

  308. May be late, but better late than…oh, y’all know the rest. Maybe the random number fairy will think big this time.

  309. Scentsy smells too good to be true.

  310. Free scentsy! Yea!

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