Fancy French Cologne Giveaway

the giveaway is now closed. winner to be announced soon.

i have been practically bursting to launch this giveaway thanks to the fantastic ladies at Fancy French Cologne. firstly because shop owners Carly & Christine focus on bringing emerging designers to the fore, especially in their product collaborations with designers in their Entre Nous section (french for “between us”). and secondly because the giveaway has a little something to do with Downton Abbey (!)

the Heirloom Silk Scarf is a collaboration between FFC & illustrator Kelsey Garrity-Riley featuring Lady Mary and various accoutrements beautifully illustrated on lightweight silk. wear it around your neck, use it to tie your hair up or hang it on your wall (which is what i would do so that i could admire Lady Mary in all her glory). however you use it, this scarf will tide you over till the third season of Downton Abbey debuts in September.

so to enter the giveaway all you have to do is sign up for the Fancy French Cologne newsletter on their homepage and leave a comment below. a winner will be picked at random on Tuesday 26 June.

please note that FFC ships internationally, but your package might be subject to your country’s import duties and taxes.


  1. I gasped, GASPED, I tell you! I feel such an affinity with Lady Mary…and I’m barely hanging on in anticipation of the release of the new season (stateside). I must have this scarf! What gorgeousness, what subtle quirkiness and sweetness within the illustration.

    FCC + Kelsey Garrity-Riley have absolutely outdone themselves. This scarf is divine!

  2. This scarf is magnificent! May luck be on my side this time!

    Thanks for a lovely giveaway.

  3. chamonix berry

    cheers and thanks for this sweepstakes! i’m excited for a chance to win

  4. That is seriously beautiful, so into those colours at the moment! yes pleaseeeeee!

  5. Ah! Kelsey Garrity-Riley is so great. Plus Downton = perfect combination.

    Newsletter sign up complete!

  6. I’m in. :)

    What a beautiful scarf. The colour combination and images work well together.

  7. Gabi Muller

    This is gorgeous – i can already see myself wearing it ;-)

  8. DONE and DONE! This scarf is beyond beautiful and i LOVE Downton Abbey… this is relly perfect!

  9. that’s the loveliest silk scarf i’ve seen in quite some time! and i do see a lot of silk scarves.

  10. Oh how beautiful! I wish I lived in the times of Downton Abbey. I have subscribed.:)

  11. Oh this is SO beautiful! Downton Abbey viewings are a family affair each Sunday night at my home (S2 is still on TV here in Australia.) I’d love to see The Right Honourable Violet Crawley on a scarf, too ;)

  12. This is absolutely , incredibly, gorgeously amazing!!!!!!

  13. She’s lovely. Wear her, display her, I’ll bet it feels beautiful too. Thank you.

  14. i love silk scarves but this one is just incredible!

  15. Clare Kathleen

    Wow. Love Downton Abbey almost as much as my boyfriend does! :-) This scarf is stunning! Wish I could wear it around my hair and look this cool.

  16. This is really sweet. My mom loves Downton Abbey and she would love this scarf!

  17. HOLY CRAP… this is amazing. I would scream if I won. And just in time for my birthday!

  18. beau-ti-ful. palette de couleurs idéale.


  19. oh man this would definitely go up on my wall:)

  20. the websites not working so i can’t sign up! but i’m going to keep trying. please enter me!

    btw cousin matthew totally lives around the corner from me.

  21. I don’t know how to respond to this beauty of a scarf other then saying, hell yeah! Count me in Diana.

    Hmm, but their website seems to be down at the moment, so I shall try signing up later. I think I’d like to sign up to their newsletter regardless of this giveaway, and it’s not often I say that about newsletters.

  22. Same as some of the other posters, the website appears to be down at the moment, but I will sign up as soon as it is back online, because I would love this scarf!

    • sorry about that – seems that Shopify is doing some maintenance (it’s the middle of the night in the US!) – should be back up in 15…

  23. I’ll have to re-learn my manners (or forget I ever had any!) to wear this one.


  24. Oh me! Oh my! I’ve been seeing this scarf on pinterest and can’t believe how lovely it is – your giveaway is making me bonkers :D Thanks for hosting this :) Signed up for the newsletter :)

  25. Beautiful scarf, absolutely lovely website.
    Holding thumbs that I win!

  26. was watching downton abbey just the other day! would love to wear the scarf!

  27. this scarf is GORGEOUS! would absolutely love a chance at winning it.

  28. Peut-être si j’écris ce commentaire dans le français je mettrai une meilleure chance de réussite de cela. oh et pourrait quelqu’un bousculez s’il vous plaît l’abbaye de centre ville trois, la vie n’est pas le même sans cela. Mais il pourrait juste être avec cette écharpe…

  29. So, so pretty!! This will tide me over until the show comes back.

  30. Maria João

    Oh my!! So gorgeous * Oh let me have it

  31. Wow! What a perfect giveaway! I love Downton Abbey, and who can resist a beautiful silk scarf?? Crossing my fingers..

  32. “Dear Lord, I don’t pretend to have much credit with you. I’m not even sure that you’re there. But if you are, and if I’ve ever done anything good, I beg you to keep him safe.”
    Love Mary, love the scarf!

  33. JessicaB

    Wow that scarf describes me !
    As a scarf addict I’d love to ad this one to my collection!!!!!
    Absolutely in love with this scarf!!

  34. I am 100% IN LOVE! Lady Mary is by far my favorite sister and I think this would be by far my favorite scarf!

  35. Subscribed! I’ve been dreaming of the Lady Mary scarf since I saw it last week.

  36. isabella

    was lusting over this scarf yesterday. would love to wear it in my hair!

  37. Gorgeous! I love the design and the colors! I have been not so patiently waiting season 3 and watching and rewatching 1 & 2 on Netflix and I am a new fan of FFC–such beautiful products!

  38. I’m so sick and tired of this wave of neon colors everywhere – bring back the pastel ones.
    This would simply be sooo lovely! Thank you for that giveaway!

  39. I subscribe to the newsletter.

    This is honestly one of the prettiest scarves I have ever seen! Love this!

  40. Oh, gorgeous! I’ve been eyeing this scarf for awhile – thank you for the giveaway!

  41. This is THE BEST THING. I started watching Downton Abbey after everyone else and watched all there was in an epic marathon session over the winter. Can’t wait for the next season!

  42. I would proudly display this in my home, thankfully my roommate is into Downton as well. Exciting!

  43. I love the illustration by Kelsey Garrity-Riley and it makes such a perfect scarf!

  44. Wow! This would be the most perfect birthday present for my friend Bridget, who lives on the other side of the world to me now, and who is a downton abbey tragic! I’ve got everything crossed…

  45. THIS IS BREATHTAKING! love this. totally frame-worthy.

  46. Esther Heath

    Francophilia and downton abbey? Yes please! Beautiful scarf

  47. What a lovely scarf. I adore Downtown Abbey!

  48. Me encanta! Just love it! I adore Lady Mary´s character! xx

  49. I subscribed. That scarf is seriously so incredible and Fancy French Cologne is a masterfully curated shop!

  50. So lovely! Your compendium always brightens my day and inspires me.

  51. I love this scarf! The illustration is so cute, but I also love just the borders and parts you see when it’s all tied up.

  52. Oh my gooodness!! such a sweet, delicate, beautiful little scarf, it is just perfect!!!!!

  53. This is absolutely beautiful! I love how versatile the scarf is and how different it looks when used in different ways :)

  54. alyssa r.

    i love the color palette! it would go with so much!

  55. Oh gosh, what a lovely scarf, so many of my favorite things combined into one!
    Signed up and keeping my fingers crossed,
    Have a great day!

  56. “at least i’m not fishing with no bait.” — the wonderfully snooty mary crawley.

    love the scarf, and mary.

  57. The only way this could be more awesome is if there were Lady Violet quotes stitched into the border.

  58. Jacqueline

    This scarf is the epitome of darling!
    Pretty please give it to me.

  59. michelle in Montana

    Ooooooo! A scarf AND Downton Abbey, two of my faves! Love it!

  60. hoping i win so i can send this to my BFF as a gift!

  61. Abigail Frances

    Oh god, I am hyperventilating this is so wonderful!

  62. I’m such a fan of Kelsey Garrity-Riley’s work! Been in love with this illustration ever since I saw it months ago. It is beyond perfect on a scarf!

  63. Meredith

    I can’t wait for the 1920s to really break the Crawleys out of their respective shells! This scarf is adorable!

  64. This one is just to pretty to wear folded, I likewise would hang it on my wall… perhaps in an old-timey metal frame. I hope I get to add it to my budding art collection!

  65. i love scarfs and ilustration, this one is sooo beautiful; music, poetry, fashion, letters, tea, a castle, roses and a woman on silk. perfection to me!

  66. wow, gorgeous scarf. big fan of downton abbey too!!

  67. eeek! This is so amazing on so many levels!


  68. Laurel Enix

    This is the best thing ever! Subscribed :)

  69. Goodness gracious. I can’t possibly hope to win it, but this is exquisite!!

  70. ohmygod… miss moss + fancy french cologne + downton abbey! EQUALS YES PLZ. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway!

  71. So glad you helped me discover this site!
    This scarf (as well as everything else FFC offers) is so me! <3 Hope I win!

  72. Elizabeth

    I am a huge fan of Downton Abbey and this silk scarf is absolutely gorgeous! Would LOVE to be the winner, that’s for sure :)

  73. Cute idea :) I want a series of Downton Abbey scarfs starting with Edith, Sybil and most of all Violet

  74. this is stunning! i have certainly signed up – their whole shop is scrummy!!

  75. Kayla Horn

    what a great giveaway! i will be keeping my fingers crossed

  76. “You should learn to forget what I say. I know I do.”

  77. This is just too good. To wear or not to wear, that will be the question.

  78. What a beautiful scarf and what amazing artistic skills Kelsey has! I agree with JennaV! It would be so fun to have scarves for all the ladies of Downton.

  79. Oh gosh, it’s so lovely! the colours! the size! ack!

  80. lacey kalivoda wheatley

    E to the P to the I to the C. That stuff is EPIC! YEAH YEAH, YEAH EPIC!

  81. Downton is one of the best things to happen to television recently. And this is piece is absolutely stunning. I can see it being a quirky and versatile piece.
    Absolutely stunning!

  82. Downton is one of the best things to happen to television recently. And this is piece is absolutely stunning. I can see it being a quirky and versatile piece.
    Absolutely stunning!

  83. Ooooh! I’ve subscribed and am now crossing all my fingers and toes that I win this beautiful scarf! :)

  84. I’m torn between hanging this in my living room and wearing it every day for the rest of my life.

  85. Allison B.

    what a sweet scarf… of course, I have signed up for the newsletter and I am now crossing my fingers for the win!! thanks!

  86. lady mary!!! I do love her so. Signed up for the newsletter and thinking fond thoughts of Downton…

  87. how could one say no to downton abbey? simply the loveliest.

  88. I’m in love with this scarf! It’s a perfect palette and pulls off elegant and quirky at the same time.

  89. Samantha Kawabata

    Love this scarf, can’t wait to own it!

  90. oh yes please! Catching up with the girls for a cheeky friday downton marathon, wish I could be wearing this!
    PS I signed up xx

  91. Love the scarf! The print is magnificent and I would totally wear it around my neck :)

  92. Isabel G

    Oh yes, Lady Mary in all glorious her splendor! Pick me, Diana!

  93. I love this beautiful scarf! She captured Lady Mary perfectly!

  94. Love love love this scarf! Thank you for such a lovely giveaway!

  95. Kyrie T.

    so cute! already hopelessly lost in the website, lovely stuff!

  96. oh what a lovely illustrated scarf!
    please count me in too :)
    thanks for the opportunity!

  97. Janet Maddison

    I love this scarf..the colours and design.Click of the heels and spirit me to D.A!

  98. OOOO! If I were to win this scarf I would love it forever and skip whenever I wore it (that’s a promise!)

  99. Ugh, oh god. What a beautiful scarf! Thanks for a fantastic giveaway!

  100. the model reminds me a tad of lady sybil! have you seen the wonderful jimmy fallon renditions of downton called downton sixby?

  101. I think I may just have to get some bangs to wear this scarf like your picture. A-doreable!!

  102. I’ve just started watching Downton (and have gone through most of it in a week). I now think in Downton accents all day, which makes everything much more entertaining. Would love to win!

  103. This is beautiful – love the colours. Fingers crossed.

  104. i would love to win! it like a portrait of me, on a scarf! lovely!

  105. Wow, I want to re-watch season two because of this scarf. Oh! Lady Mary and the trouble that revolves around her- it’s almost too much to bear waiting for season three.

  106. This is wonderful! I hope they make a scarf with the Dowager Countess next.

  107. If I win, this scarf will complete my lady of the manor look….

  108. This scarf is so so beautiful! and so unique :)

  109. ooh lovely! signed up for the newsletter as well:)

  110. Signed up for the newsletter, SO in love with Lady Mary! Holding thumbs

  111. I love the silk scarf! The print is so beautiful. Fingers crossed!

  112. Beautiful scarff for morning walk in the park, hmmm m maybe sundey in Jardine du Luxembourg?

  113. Signed up for the newsletter! I adore Downton Abbey. The costumes, the drama…. It doesn’t get any better :D

  114. I want Michelle Dockerey’s face on all of my possessions, please.

  115. So pretty! I love the Downton Abbey, and the scarf is beautiful.

  116. it’s so lovely, i wouldn’t know whether to hang it up on my wall or wear it xx

  117. LOVE DOWNTON! awesome giveaway! beautiful beautiful beautiful!

  118. Juliette

    THIS SCARF IS GORGEOUS! It’s so perfect for summer, and also quite versatile!

  119. Kate Johnson

    This is truly a classic. I’m also really excited about getting their newsletter. Thanks!

  120. I just finished the second season and now my soul has a huge hole where Downton used to be. This would be just the thing to fill it!

  121. Oh, I love this!!!! Even though she isn’t always lovable, I adore Lady Mary!!

  122. I am a huge fan of Kelsey’s work (I went to the same college as her) and Downton Abbey. I would have a really, really hard time resisting the urge to wear this scarf EVERY day!!!

  123. I have subscribed. Gosh your giveaways are great.

  124. Love Downton Abbey!! And I’m looking forward to learning more about Fancy French Cologne. :)


  125. I love scarves, illustrations, and Lady Mary! This is the best!

  126. I love scarves, and this is the most beautiful scarf ever!!! I love Downton Abbey.
    Wish we could still dress like they did in those times.

  127. Oh! Amazing! I subscribed to the newsletter :)

  128. i have a fringe just like the girl in the picture — i get so bored with my hair. this scarf’s feminine colours and patterns would soften and add a new look. promise to send pics ;)

  129. Pammi - Joy

    Downtown Abbey is my universe. I also I have a topknot.

  130. Lady Mary quite contrary, how does your garden grow…with finesse I’d say…who wouldnt want their curls or waves wrapped up in a silky manifestation of Downton Abbey! Something worth being won I tell you!

  131. OH my goodness, this scarf is gorgeous! One of my favorite illustrators paired with one of my favorite shows? Yes please!

  132. well…. maybe Mary isn’t going around making a fool of herself anymore. (as her father says in episode 2 or so)
    signed up for the newsletter.

  133. What a great scarf! Just watched the first two seasons back-to-back and am officially addicted!

  134. In L.O.V.E. They will need to follow up with a cousin Matthew version so they can live happliy ever after in my closet!

  135. tres chic! Would love this scarf to stay cool this summer

  136. how could i not love this scarf?! i hope i win it!

  137. Jennifer

    Lovely lovely lovely! Perfect addition to my summer wardrobe (and Downton Abbey obsession.)

  138. I would love to win this, and even if I don’t, I will buy it for sure! Thanks for the giveaway!

  139. Ooooh, I need it! Lady Mary! Also, thanks for introducing me t o Fancy French Cologne. I love their vintage swimsuits!

  140. Ha! I love the way Lady Mary Crawley is holding Downton! That is the best scarf ever. I would be the envy of all my friends. May the universe grant me the gift of this scarf!

  141. When I first glanced at this scarf I was not sure if I would wear it and then when I saw the picture of the scarf as a turban, I said to myself “I have to have it!” I am an avid collector of scarfs- my collection is growing daily-moreover, I love Downton Abbey!

  142. fancy french cologne is lovely… and i love this scarf! it would be so cool to get it and wear it all over the place : )

  143. Such elegance! Beautiful scarf.. thanks for the giveaway.

  144. Thanks so much for this offer… it’s a beautiful, wearable piece of art!

  145. courtney w

    Lovely! Love Downton Abbey so much. I signed up for the Fancy French Cologne newsletter too :)

  146. Signed up! Having this incredible scarf adorning my wall might help curb my Lady Mary Googling spree habit a little bit… maybe. Probably not though; that face!
    Helena x

  147. Linda MacDonald

    Would enjoy your wonderful scarf!!! Thank you for the opportunity!

  148. Christina

    Oh I love Lady Mary! Please enter me in the giveaway x

  149. I am in love with this! It’s so cute but also so hip. Scarves are amazing. Thanks for the super post.

  150. HA! That scarf captures Mary so perfectly. I’d love it!

  151. Gabriella

    I love Downton Abbey! And this scarf is beautiful.

  152. georgina

    what a tres jolie scarf!A girl must hold her castle close to her heart :)

  153. Charlotte

    J’adore! My mum has a huge silk scarf collection and I loved it as a child when she wore them and I could cuddle up to her and feel this great fabric on my cheeks! Eversince I am hooked with the same fashion obsession and would L-O-V-E this one becoming the newest addition

  154. I love Fancy French Cologne! This scarf is so cute, looks a little like Hermes (which is amazing!)! Please pick me!

  155. perfect for moî! forever a downton abbey groupie

  156. Love the colours, and Mary in the middle. Signed up for the newsletter @ Fancy French Cologne – now sitting here crossing my fingers until Tuesday ;-).

  157. Jacqueline

    Oooooh, how gorgeous! My best friend would love this…Though I’m not sure I could part with it if I won!

  158. I’ve been obsessed with Downton Abbey recently and I just finished watching series 2 on dvd (which I borrowed from my friend but I want own copy off of Amazon)! I can’t wait for series 3 to come out…

  159. Florence

    Beautiful !!! Thanks for this gorgeous give away ! I can’t help but join the 365 (one for each day of the year !) authors of the previous comments !

  160. signed up for the newsletter. have never heard of this brand before, but am browsing and in love as well as bookmarking it for the future.

  161. so pretty! thanks for the great giveaway! just signed up!

  162. Lseegers

    A perfect scarf to remind one when in doubt ask yourself, WWMD?

  163. Fantastic scarf, Downton Abbey is currently being shown on Dutch tv, every day, such a treat! Scarf catches the atmosphere perfectly!

  164. Mmmmm… The pallet is like candy floss and caramel. Siigghhh :)

  165. What a gorgeous scarf! Perfect way to tide me over until the next season of Downton Abbey. ;)

  166. Elizabeth

    just lovely!! love the colors, the elegance, everything!

  167. Oh my gasssssh! This is too flipping amazing!! Pick me, oh please pick me!!

  168. Caroline

    Not just a subscriber but a Fancy French Cologne devotee. Fingers crossed to have a piece of fine art to wear so many ways !!

  169. done! subscribed to their newsletter! very pretty store btw! excellent giveaway! :)

  170. Alexandra

    It’s funny, I’m a french girl and I feel proud because this scarf is too gorgeous ! Awwwww I need it !! Gros bisous !

  171. I kept not entering because I felt silly entering a website contest, but this is basically the most perfect thing ever and I want it now.

  172. I am now a subscriber and would love to win this beautiful piece.
    For my girlfriend.
    Of course.
    No, really.

  173. I have been a friend and fan of Christine, Carly and FFC for a few years now. So happy for them and the beautiful things they showcase and colab on for FFC. Mary may be awesome, but I’m mainly drooling over the colors of this gorgeous scarf. xxoo

  174. lovely!
    after seeing moonrise kingdom last night, and now this scarf, i’m totally inspired to design my own ;)

  175. Ah I am so in love with Downton Abbey and so in love with this scarf!

  176. Beautiful! Love love love the scarf and Lady Mary of Downton Abbey

  177. Kristin Wake

    Big Downton fan!!!!!!Beautiful scarf! Would be honored to own one!
    Pick me! Pick me!

  178. Oh my, this scarf is stunning! Of course, I’ve signed up to their newsletter. :)

  179. subscribed :)
    beautiful silk scarf!
    thanks for the giveaway!

  180. I just subscribed to a girly cologne newsletter so I win some for my lady friend. Just saying…

  181. Absolutely love it (and Downton Abbey) – signed up for the newsletter. Thanks for the opportunity!

  182. It’s sooo beautiful that it is kinda like I already have it in my wardrobe!

  183. what a wonderful idea to have a bit of the elegance & grace & courage of lady mary to wear every day! absolutely adore it :)! xoxo from Switzerland (and thank you Fancy French Cologne ;) )