Smell you later


Things have gotten serious. Coronavirus is spreading its tentacles all across Europe and day by day more people are being diagnosed. At the moment in Poland there are 150 people who got infected and 3 people died. As of late last week all schools, universities and other public places like swimming pools and cinemas have been closed for the next two weeks. People are being sent to work from home. I myself will start working shifts tomorrow, so that I’m in the lab only when it’s necessary. Surely the most dramatic situation takes place in Italy where the number of victims is frightening. No surprise Esxence has been cancelled for 2020 and is now postponed until February 2021. We need to survive this crisis. I wonder if brands are going to postpone the launches they planned for this spring. I hope I will get to smell at least some new things during this difficult time. For the time being you all take care of your safety and let’s keep in touch online. Sending hugs!

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21 thoughts on “Smell you later

  1. Perfumelover67 says:

    Stay safe and healthy, Lucas. Looking forward to better times. Hugs back.

  2. Hamamelis says:

    Smell the flowers on the way Lucas! Very best wishes.

  3. Jillie says:

    Sending good wishes to you, your family and all your Chemist in the Bottle family.

  4. matty1649 says:

    Stay safe Lucas

  5. MMKinPA says:

    Stay safe. My city is now closing non essential businesses, minimum two weeks. I believe it will be longer. Bunker down and self isolate, everyone. Prayers for all.

  6. Holly says:

    Thank you for reaching out.
    Sending love and strength to you, our Chemist in the Bottle family and out into the world.

  7. Ingeborg says:

    Stay safe everyone!

    Lucas, I hope your mother has recovered enough that she can continue exercising on her own at home! Here in Norway more or less all physiotherapy has come to a halt for the time being, so there is a need to be creative to keep active for those of us used to professional help with stretching and massage.

    And I hope your shifts at work won’t be too hard!

    • lucasai says:

      For the time being the recovery hospital is operating but it’s closed – no new patients are being taken in. So she’s taken care of and still continues to excercise her leg.

  8. rickyrebarco says:

    I’m glad to hear you are doing well. Lots of closures in my city, too. I’m only going out for necessary medical appointments now and I wear medical gloves when I am out since I am on immune suppression drugs. I’m keeping in touch with everyone by phone and the internet.

    I’m so sad for everyone in Italy. It sounds pretty desperate in hospitals there. My son’s hospital is gearing up for the worst. I’m glad to see that they are getting everything prepared so quickly. He and the other doctors have been fitted for the N95 masks and US hospitals are all preparing for lots of critical care patients and creating new critical care units. All the states are going ahead on their own, following Center for Disease Control protocols. Hugs to you and all the lovely folks reading the blog. Hope everyone stays safe and well.

  9. Undina says:

    Such a sad news. Expected but sad.
    Be safe: it looks like Poland reacted timely, so hopefully It’ll be fine there. But still, caution, caution and, once more, caution.
    Tell us about some good perfume you’ve recently tried: we’ll pretend for 5 minutes that everything is normal and enjoy your story.

    • lucasai says:

      Yes, at first Esxence was postponed to late May but then second announcement came, cancelling it completely for 2020.

      I need to think of a good new perfume first. I haven’t received packages with anything new lately. I guess everyone is afraid even to send things abroad.

  10. rickyrebarco says:

    Hope you and your family are doing well. Please keep in touch. Is your dear grandmother with your parents? I’m not exactly young myself, but I worry for those in their seventies, eighties and nineties.
    It sounds like Poland has acted very quickly so you should avoid the sad situations in Italy and Spain now. The US cases are growing exponentially, but my county government is very good and has ordered gyms, beaches,movie theaters closed, along with all universities and all primary and secondary schools, too. All restaurants are closed to eat in customers. The restaurants can still sell meals for takeaway. My husband and I only leave the house for necessary grocery runs or to pick up medicines. I’m prepared to stay home for 2 to 3 months if that’s what it takes. I want everyone to be safe and well.
    Since I have more time on my hands, I am enjoying some perfume samples I had forgotten about and I’m on the Fragrantica board every day.

    • lucasai says:

      Thank you!
      No, grandma lives too far away to travel so she has to go through it on her own and with the help of that part of my family that lives locally nearby her.

      It’s exactly the same situation here!

      Stay safe.

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