Category Archives: fragrant thoughts

Let’s Esxence together!

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Tomorrow at half past noon I will begin my train voyage to Warsaw in order to board a plane that will take me to Milan. I’m so very excited & I can’t believe it’s this time of the year again. Esxence is calling me again! Those months surely passed fast. And isn’t this almost surreal that it will be my 4th time there!? I’m very happy for being a part of it and for friendships I made via this event.

One more time I will be delighted to be your eyes, your ears but most importantly – your nose through 3 days of the fair that I will attend. I give you my Instagram and Twitter so that you can follow my steps as I will be sniffing my way from one booth to another. And you know what? If you’ve heard about any new exciting perfume or a brand, please let me know! I will do my best to go there & smell it for you. That way I will feel as if you were next to me, arm to arm, to enjoy the overwhelming amount of fragrance. I hope you’re excited too! The fun has only just began!

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My place in a world of words & perfume

Few days ago I was asked to prepare a press kit for my blog to include it in press & media partners of Esxence. Since the fair is very fast approaching (only 5 more days until I fly to Milan!) they needed a document quickly. The fact is that I didn’t know exactly what such a press kit should include, I’ve never done one before. In my opinion it’s more or less some sort of advertisement. That said, this whole situation got me thinking really seriously about the world of perfume blogs, websites & my position in it. Even though I have less time for writing and reading other blogs because of my work, I keep trying not to completely forget about them. I write when I can and when I feel inspired. And I read others as often as I can. Usually trying to leave a comment as well.

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I tend to look around me and be watchful on what’s going on. Of course I notice how others are being nominated for some fragrance awards, how they win them and share their excitement on blogs. I see their columns in popular magazines & how successful they are. At some point I started to question myself who am I among perfume bloggers? I realized I’m just a small dot on this map. I don’t win any awards or even get nominated for them. Neither do I write fancy articles for popular magazines. Also I’m not being put under pressure by brands who would necessarily want to be featured at Chemist in the Bottle. But after almost 5 years of blogging it seems there is a group of people who are familiar with the name of my blog. And I’m thankful for each and every one of them.

I never wanted to be famous and blog statistics were never a priority to me, though it’s nice to know that someone reads carefully what I write and cares to leave a comment. I also want you to know that I hate being called a specialist or connoisseur because I don’t feel like one. I’m simply a person who is passionate about perfume – no more, no less. And I love being in that state. To tell you the truth, I don’t feel loved by the fragrance environment. But I feel totally accepted by it & I know that my voice is widely appreciated by this community. I might not be on top of the fragrance blogging chart but I know I’m doing something right if brands reach out to me wanting to meet at Esxence, so that I can discover their creations. Or when I visit a booth of some unknown brand & people tell me they know Chemist in the Bottle, after I introduce myself. This means a whole world to me.

I just wanted to let you know how I feel, hope you don’t mind I shared this.

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