I wish I could use the different words here but there’s no sense in fooling myself. This summer was an unlucky and bad summer for me. I can blame the whimsical weather which gave us scorching heat one day and heavy rain in the next one. I can also blame myself I guess. I’m shy when it comes to face to face encounters and I have problems with getting new friendships. I had few plans for this summer but none of them succeeded. I wanted to visit London for a week with my best friend, but we’ve forgotten that Olympic Games were on their way – it was impossible for us to find reasonably priced place to stay. I want to go there next year…
For the last two years we had our annual event of going to Tatra Mountains in early September. We spent there a week wandering around the mountains. But this year the tradition breaks, he got a practice in small IT company (he studies IT at university). I’m envious, it was his university that got him into practice. I wish my university cared about students in the same way. I would do a lot to practice in chemistry lab during summer. I tried to apply on my own and I did, but didn’t get any answer (neither positive or negative).
This summer also turned out that my friends from chemistry faculty are not the friends I though they were. I didn’t get a single text message asking how is my summer, what I’m doing and how it went with enlisting to 2nd degree at university. I got into boring summer routine – going to the pool and swimming in the morning, cycling in the afternoon. The rest of each day I was watching tv or browsing through the internet, refreshing this blog and Basenotes every few minutes hoping someone would message me. What a futile hope I had. At least this blog kept my mind busy. Perfume samples became my friends this summer, and you’re my friends too I think (unless you feel different). In February my Dad changed jobs and he won’t get a holiday leave… I miss our family trips to Bulgaria or Croatia.
The only bright side of summer 2012 is that I could dig through many perfume samples. I made many discoveries during this time. I found out that I fancy neroli/petit grain fragrances and re-discovered my love towards many citrus scents. This summer I forgot about Dior Eau Sauvage and devoted to Annick Goutal Eau d’Hadrien. On some days I was flirting with delicious Limone di Sicilia by I Profumi di Firenze which is a gorgeous and luscious perfume. After trying Dyptique Philosykos I realized that fig is not my kind of thing in perfume. Later a surprise appeared in the form of Annick Goutal Ninfeo Mio, which is a figy scent that I absolutely adore and want to buy for the next year’s spring/summer season.
The other scents I enjoyed this summer were Serge Lutens Fleurs de Citronnier and Gris Clair (on gray days). I happily reached for Iskander, Azemour les Orangers, Eau Suave, Eau de Gloire and Equistrius, all from Parfum d’Empire. I love so many from this niche perfume house that it became one of my favourites. I will have all those bottles one day. I wish I could have some great memories connected with those scents, but I don’t. That’s too bad. At least I’ve been to those two nice kayak trips with my parents. Paddling made me tired, but allowed to forget about bore. I wish my next summer will be much better. How was your summer? And what perfume will remind you about it?