Throughout the year there is a number of days each of us considers as special. Some of them are more global, like Christmas, celebrated all over the work. But then there are those that are dear to you and only you. My special day happens to be today. On February 24 I celebrate my birthday. Generally speaking a birthday is a birthday and I don’t make a big fuss about it. But this year it seems a bit more special than 2 or 3 years ago. Today I turn 30 and as long as it doesn’t really make a big difference in my head, it is some sort of a life milestone. I may be still young at heart but I’m no longer in my twenties. Some say that once you turn thirty it’s really the time when you start to mature. I wonder if it’s actually true or if it’s another social myth. I started a family celebration at the weekend and during this week I’ll meet with a bunch of friends.
For the next decade of my life I wish myself a lot of patience on the road to achieving my dream of becoming a perfumer. I also hope to be of good health for the years to come and may my flourishing imagination and passion for fragrance continue to grow bigger as I get older. And for you my dear friends, my dear virtual family, please imagine that you get a piece of this pistacchio-truffle birthday cake and it would be an honour if you drank a flute of champagne or a glass of wine for me tonight!