Friday was just an ordinary day. I arrived at work 15 minutes before 8:00 because there are only 2 busses that stop nearby a lab where I work and one of them has been cancelled because of summer vacation. The other one makes me arrive earlier. I turned the computer on, answered a couple of emails, did some fragrance evaluations for customers and the day passed by. It was a quiet and rather lazy Friday, you can easily tell the summer has started because of the smaller workload.
Sitting by the window on a train back home (I visit my parents every weekend) and watching how the scenery changes made me realize that it wasn’t just a Friday like any other Friday. Time has passed. And again I don’t know when… On Friday, 1st of July, Chemist in the Bottle turned 4-years-old. I still think it was a good decision when I went to WordPress and clicked “create a blog” button these four years ago. It was, and still is, an exciting journey through the perfume land.
However it’s not the reviews that are the greatest fruit of my website. Not at all. The greatest fruit of Chemist in the Bottle are you! All of the valuable encounters and friendships I established over that time. The love we share, samples we swap, opinions we exchange. This is the most important thing for me. That thanks to my writing I managed to capture your attention and that up to today you continue this trip with me. And I continue this trip with you. You’ve seen me growing from a student boy to a young adult who started his professional career. You’ve seen me smile and cry, you know about my good and bad moods. You’ve seen me enamored by a perfume or go meh about it.
Chemist in the Bottle obviously isn’t the most popular, most readable perfume blog out there. I’m not good at writing every day like others do and ever since I started working I couldn’t write as often. But you’re still here with me. You are the soul of this blog and you make this place live. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. For boosting my confidence, my courage and for cheering up on me. I couldn’t imagine to have better friends here. One day we’ll meet face to face and it will feel like a reunion of old friends. It’s a promise. Happy 4th birthday to us – may this journey continue for another 4 years. And may fragrance be ever in our favor!