I’ve been away for the last few days, being quite busy on a business trip to Germany. Those few days spent without my computer and without working wi-fi on my phone, they got me thinking about what writing is to me. I always liked expressing my thoughts through words (but obviously not as much as doing it by talking with excessive gesticulation), writing an essay about a book we’ve been discussing at Polish classes was never a problem. Before I started writing about perfume I had a personal blog for a couple of years too. Nowadays it’s a bit of everything – perfume, travelling, cuisine & private things. Creating a piece of words has always made me happy, even more when I knew that someone has read it and left a trace of it, in form of a comment.
Today most of my perfume reviews consist of 6-9 paragraphs, rarely more, of which at least four refer to the structure of the perfume itself. Opening like is always a bit of introduction and giving some background while the last part is my summary, comments on longevity, sillage and available flacon sizes. I think over 90% of posts have 3 graphics included. Someone once asked me how long does it take to complete a review. That depends, on a good day it can be done within 2 hours, on other it can take a few days, especially for more complicated creations that need to be analyzed gradually. As you’ve probably noticed the number of posts has dropped in the last months and it is due to the fact that some days I feel too tired (or too lazy) to smell through a perfume I’d like to review. Writing is definitely not my way for a living, perfume creation is my ultimate goal. But I wouldn’t say no if someone offered me to write a piece for a magazine/newspaper. Yet I don’t like being called a journalist. I don’t feel like one. If I’m not suitable to be a perfumer, I’ll be a creative force for a brand. Then my own label will be a must. How about Parfums de Luc? [laughs]