December 9, 2008

Talking With McDreamy

I just got off the phone with Patrick Dempsey.

Ok, so there were others on the call, too- blogging friends of mine that I actually know in person like Janice from 5 Minutes For Mom, Amy from Parentsphere, Arianne from To Think Is To Create, Michelle from Scribbit, Beth from I Should Be Folding Laundry, & Maria from Diary of a Blue Suit Mom. And also Kim from Jogging In Circles, Katja from Skimbaco Lifestyle, and Trisha from MomDot, all who I hope to meet someday!

And I'll help you get over the jealousy... I didn't shower, was still in my pj's AND nursing Ivy while I asked my question, and I'm wearing my hubby's socks.

And let me just say that it was very fun talking to a celebrity. He is a great guy and is CRAZY about his wife. Reminds me of my hubby!

Anyway...

The question that I decided to ask was the one Sharon suggested-

Possibly your most important "role" has been helping your own Mom through cancer. Your fragrance Unscripted is about creating memories. Can you give us one wonderful memory that your Mom created for you as a child. A memory that you'll never forget?

He answered that some of the best memories he had was growing up in jr high in Maine. In the winter they'd have snow days and back then in those days his mother was active and they liked to cross country ski. During the snow storms they'd go through the woods into town & then ski back- making some of the most fond memories of time with his Mom.

Then I got to ask ANOTHER question so I asked if his Mom liked the fragrance. And he answered honestly that it's taking a while to grow on her! I'm a Mom and I like it! Hope that counts...

Patrick's involvement with Avon came about through his lovely wife Jillian- she is an amazing makeup artist and I actually wear her makeup line from Avon and LOVE it.

He didn't just want to do a photo shoot & hold up a bottle. (Love that!) Patrick was very involved in the creation of Unscripted from the bottle inside out!
Here are the notes of the fragrance that he enjoyed working with the chemistry on:

top note:
pepper
lavender
water anis accord
cardamom

heart or mid note:
violet leaves
lavender
sensual fig accord- this became some of the key note as well as Patrick's favorite lavender

bottom (textural woods of the fragrance):
musk
vetiver
patchouli

The idea behind it all was to follow your passion. Not to be just about HIM, but following your passion.

To thank Sharon for her help in creating my question, Avon is sending her a bottle of Patrick's new fragrance Unscripted! It does smell quite dreamy I must say. (And I have expensive taste in these things.) You'd never guess it only costs $32 a bottle! Would make a fabulous stocking stuffer for any man or woman in your life.

Use Promo Code JINGLE30 for free standard shipping with a $30 order when you shop with an eRepresentative! Ends 1/31/09.

And of course, we don't want to leave you out! I have another bottle to give away. Comment here if you'd like to win!

If you Tweet or blog about this contest, you will earn an extra entry! Be sure to leave an additional comment letting me know you did!

I'll choose one comment at random Tuesday December 16 after 11:59 PM CST. One entry per person and US entries only.

Contest has ended. Congrats to Fresh Mommy!


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106 comments:

  1. Girl, you are QUICK!!!!!!!!
    That call was fun!
    trisha

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  2. Wow you are quick!!!!!! That was a ton of fun.. I am still sweating..

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  3. I'd love to win a bottle! Sorry I've been MIA-work (at both jobs) has kept me busier than usual and it's been challenging to keep up with everyone. Can't wait to catch up on my reading and find out how you got to talk to McDreamy!!! Lucky girl you! :-)

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  4. veeeeeeery interesting. sounds like it smells good!

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  5. I tweeted, too :)

    www.twitter.com/Mommy23boys

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  6. How fun, Steph! Sounds like you did good! You didn't squeal in front of him did you?!

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  7. What a great phone call that must have been. I would love to win a bottle!
    aeshuron@twcny.rr.com

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  8. I love that you are so real. Thank you for offering this giveaway!

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  9. You are my blogging SUPERHERO!!! Wow you are fast girl.

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  10. Great recap, and great question Steph! I am SO BUMMED that I wasn't able to join in the call (pre-existing conflict). Obviously, would have been great to talk to McD but also just to hear your voice and others.

    We shall connect soon I'm sure! xo

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  11. i'm jealous! i'd be a nervous wreck talking to patrick dempsey! :) can't wait to smell his new fragrance. :)

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  12. I was about to ask if you got a picture ... and then I remembered a phone call conversation isn't in person.

    never mind :)

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  13. Good question! And extra points for not showering. I just found your blog and love reading, my fourth baby is a few days younger than Ivy and she loves her sling, thanks in part, thanks for the inspiration!

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  14. My hubby needs a new smell... and that Patrick is hot. :)

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  15. I love that you added you were wearing your husband's socks. ;) I love Patrick Dempsey! Mmm!

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  16. oh and i tweeted: http://twitter.com/tinycandi

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  17. Sounds like a fun call. I'd love some Unscripted for my own "McDreamy"

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  18. I want my husband to smell like McDreamy-sighhhhhhhhhh.

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  19. how fun that phone call must have been!! he sounds like he is a pretty level headed person. great giveaway!

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  20. Sounds like it was a good conversation. Good looking, smart and in love with his wife, what a combo.

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  21. Regardless of your pj wearing, Ivy nursing, sock lounging self, I am still envious! :)~

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  22. I am jealous...right down to still being in your jammies!! He sounds as dreamy as we all imagine :)

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  23. Oh, Steph! I just got home from a Stop & Shop luncheon in Boston and I was so excited to see if you had had your interview with Patrick... and not only did I relish each word, but I get a gift, too! I LOVE the "chemistry" notes... and I can't wait to receive my Unscripted! Patrick's choices of chemistry scents are so wonderful. I LOVE lavender and cardamom and fig... all delightful aphrodisiacs, I might add (I know this because of my research in writing a book about preconception... !!!!). Can you say McDreamy? I am just so amazed and honored that you used my question, and I can just see Patrick skiing through the woods into that lovely little Maine town with his Mom. Some of my very best moments as a Mom are the ones I spent in Maine skiing with my own children...

    Thanks tons!

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  24. Patrick...RAWR....Patrick...RAWRRRRr

    Oh, sorry, were you saying something about perfume or something?

    rawwwwrrrrr.....

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  25. Oh how exciting! Did you ever think that a blog could lead to so many things!

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  26. How fun that you got to talk to Patrick! And, ask two questions!!

    I would LOVE to win!! :)

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  27. Hey Stephanie...I just found your site off of Robin Blane's site. I didn't think I'd find so many CBSers out there. I am excited to see who all we were in school together with, even if only for a spell. At any rate, hello and nice to read a bit about you.

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  28. Good job! How much fun to be nursing and ask a celeb TWO questions! Love it.


    I think that'd be great to give my hubby for Christmas (or my dad...or my FIL...)

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  29. I guess Avon has come along way since my youth when the "avon lady" would come with her big case and my Nanny (Grandmother) would look at all the new lipstick colors. Is this a fragrance for men or women? I'm kind of confused. If my hubby would wear a fragrance, I would love it, but he won't. I however like to smell nice. If I win I could always gift it to someone (if it is for a guy.)

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  30. I'd love to win a bottle. I've been wearing the same fragrance for 8 years. Time for a change. :)

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  31. Between your post and Beth's post, it sure sounds like you guys had fun! :) I'd love to win this!

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  32. so SWEET! LUCKY! I'd love to give my hubby a bottle for Christmas :)

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  33. I'm trying not to hate you right now. He had me at "Can't Buy Me Love"

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  34. I'm a huge McDreamy fan~he seems so down to earth!

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  35. Sounds like fun. I am jealous, even though you were wearing your husband's socks. :)

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  36. I'd love to win a bottle! I just tweeted about it, too!

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  37. That is so cool that all you girls got to talk to McDreamy! ; )

    Count me in for the fragrance! Sounds yummy!

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  38. So glad you got to do this--and love your fashion confession! Hee hee!
    Blessings!

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  39. Sounds like fun! You are so fun, Steph! Let me know if you are ever in WI - I want to have you over!

    Anyhow, I just smelled this fragrance sample and it smelled great on hubby - I would love to win!

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  40. fun! i would love a bottle of McDreamy, er, i mean unscripted...


    xo,
    erika

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  41. What a neat marketing campaign. I so want to smell this fragrance. Thanks for hosting the contest!

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  42. I'm allergic to lavendar so I don't really want to win it, I just wanted to say how fun it must have been to talk to him!! My sister loves, loves, loves Grey's so she would be so jealous!

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  43. What an interesting post Steph! The call sounded like so much fun, lucky girl! I would love to win the bottle, sounds like a fragrance I would enjoy. Thanks!

    trace at styleklutz dot com

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  44. That's so cool that you got to be a part of this. And I love how nonchalant you were about it. I would love to smell this new McDreamy scent.

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  45. What a great time, sounds like so much fun! I'd LOVE to try it! Thanks for the post :)

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  46. I would love to win this for my hubby...It would make a nice surprise, since money is so tight over here.

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  47. I loved your tweet about "what do I do with the rest of my day after talking to Patrick Dempsey?"! What a fun and totally cool experience. :-)

    This would be a great gift for my hubby.

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  48. Oh my, you got to talk to McDreamy...... and he smells good... OK< I am composed, I think. I can't wait to smell it and to have a chance to win it is even better.

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  49. It smells wonderful! Wouldn't mind spraying some on my hubby!

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  50. That is so awesome that you got to speak with him! I think you asked excellent questions!

    My husband wears Derek Jeter cologne from Avon and he's almost out. This seems like it would smell lovely.

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  51. like others have mentioned, this would be a great gift for the hubby. :)

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  52. VERY cool! So glad you got the chance to interview him- you deserve it!!

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  53. I'm SOOOO jealous! I could totally lick Patrick.

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  54. sounds like fun! I'd love to win, thanks!

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  55. Wow, how exciting for you! Sounds like you had a wonderful chat. I'd love to win. Thanks.

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  56. How fun for you- he seems like a great guy and I bet the fragrance is really nice too. I'd love to smell like something other than raisins and granola bars for once!
    linjenals at yahoo dot com

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  57. i'd like to win some of this for my hubby!

    jayme[dot]bouwens@yahoo[dot]com

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  58. I loved reading everyone's posts about the phone call! Lucky girls!

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  59. I would love to give a bottle to my boyfriend. I think he would like it a lot. Thanks!

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  60. My son loves it when I give him cologne. He absolutely won't buy any for himself.

    Great giveaway!

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  61. tweet tweet!
    http://twitter.com/nape9393/status/1050399929

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  62. It's cool to hear that a celebrity seems like a decent person and a loving husband. Is it wrong that I'm just slightly jealous? My hubby is wonderful but not blessed like McDreamy in the hair department!

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  63. I would love to talk to McDreamy. I have loved him since I was a kid and I saw him in Can't Buy Me Love.

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  64. what fun for you! I'd love to win :)

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  65. tweet tweet
    http://twitter.com/valerie2350/status/1050676366

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  66. How fun! I'm glad you enjoyed your brush with fame. Hope I win.

    Lee :)
    leechrista @ gmail dot com

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  67. I'd love to win this for my husband. When I first met him, he had quite a collection of scents. It's since dwindled to Old Spice and Brut..both of which I'm really tired of!

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  68. I tweeted, too
    http://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/1050818704

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  69. I would love to win!

    Thank you!

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  70. I hate all of you gals right now! Not really but %^$*! Patrick Dempsey? THE McDreamy who sadly won't be gracing my TV this Thursday? Really? Just don't rub it in too much, OK?

    Alas, I cannot for the life of me figure out the twitter thing, but count me in for the giveaway.

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  71. I would love to win a bottle! Dare I tell my hubby that I want him to smell like McDreamy? LOL

    Lucky lady to get to talk to him!

    tomandfuzzreynolds@msn.com

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  72. It sounds wonderful! I'd love it for my dear husband.
    bvbabybv at gmail.com

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  73. lucky ladies that got to talk with him- bet your heart was racing a mile a minute-

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  74. would love a chance to win this! thanks!-ashley
    moorhouseashley@yahoo.com

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  75. Sounds like it would smell McDreamy :-) Thanks for doing this. Lucky you for getting to chat with him!

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  76. Alright, I am in :) My nose has gone through some changes since having babes and right now I can't find a scent that I like to have on me (preggo nose and all) - I would love to try out something new!

    Love that you got to talk to him, he seems like such a great person. Thanks for a great contest - take care!

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  77. My husband would love this for Christmas.

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  78. Tweet!
    http://twitter.com/betsy4life/status/1051861366

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  79. If it's possible to still win I am interested. I'll put in a plug for it too!

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  80. ooh great giveaway - thanks!

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  81. Always love to try out a new scent!

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  82. I'd love to win this perfume. Wow it's Patrick Dempsey. :)

    applez_55@yahoo.com

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  83. How exciting that you got to talk to him!

    I'd love to see what it smells like.

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  84. Very cool. Have I mentioned I'm a bit jealous? ;)

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  85. Wow!!! Awesome!!!! You have the best experiences!
    : )

    Caryn

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  86. I'd like to win a bottle.Looks great.

    mommainflipflops AT gmail.com

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  87. i would love to win, thanks!

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  88. AH!! That is awesome that he did a group interview with all of you! I am really impressed with him.

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  89. I would love to win this for my husband.

    Ellen
    eering99@hotmail.com

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  91. Thanks so much for the chance!
    mitanari[at]yahoo.com

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  92. My Avon lady just gave me a sample, and WOWWW! I told her maybe I would order this after the holidays - sure would be nice to win one instead. Thanks!!

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  93. What an interesting article - you had me thinking about my mom and our struggles. Patrick is McDreamy and I am sure his fragrance is Dreamy and Romantic.

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  94. Count me in. Been a huge fan of his ever since Can't Buy me Love!

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  95. Thank you for offering this giveaway!
    Stampnsark@aol.com

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  96. I would love to try this scent!

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  97. Awesome giveaway, thanks so much for the chance! :)

    -Beeb
    supercoupongirl AT gmail.com

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  98. I Tweeted it here:

    http://twitter.com/hardertobreathe/status/1061638802

    My Twitter username is hardertobreathe. Thanks again!

    -Beeb
    supercoupongirl AT gmail.com

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  99. Love McDreamy...would love to win this.

    Angie P
    angieplays4fun@gmail.com

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  100. It would be so dreamy to win a bottle! Thanks for the chance!

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