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. says

    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. says

    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 ;)

  3. Clare Kathleen says

    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.

  4. says

    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.

  5. Lindsey says

    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!

  6. Claude says

    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…

  7. Heidi says

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

  8. Klara says

    “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!

  9. JessicaB says

    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!!

  10. Tara says

    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!

  11. Morgane says

    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!

  12. says

    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!

  13. Lucy says

    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…

  14. Meredith says

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

  15. mariann says

    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!

  16. Vanessa says

    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!

  17. Kayla says

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

  18. Elizabeth says

    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 :)

  19. Hai Yen says

    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.

  20. Marissa says

    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!

  21. Marissa says

    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!

  22. Allison B. says

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

  23. anna says

    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

  24. Lena says

    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!

  25. says

    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.

  26. says

    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!!!

  27. Megan says

    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.

  28. Ricole says

    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 ;)

  29. Nikki says

    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!

  30. ritz says

    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.

  31. jewels says

    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!

  32. says

    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!

  33. jane says

    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!

  34. olivia says

    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 : )

  35. says

    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

  36. Charlotte says

    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

  37. Hayden says

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

  38. says

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

  39. Jacqueline says

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

  40. Rachel says

    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…

  41. Florence says

    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 !

  42. kelli says

    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.

  43. Caroline says

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

  44. Alexandra says

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

  45. evelyn says

    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.

  46. Vanessa says

    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

  47. Gladys says

    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 ;) )