I’m sure that you have noticed that over the last couple of weeks I haven’t been writing as regularly as I used to do it. Instead of treating you to 2 reviews a week I reduced the amount to only one article. I truly apologize for that but I have a pretty good explanation for that. You see, I’m going through a very intense and rapid period in my life that keeps me quite busy and that requires a lot of focus from my side so writing had to be put aside for a little while longer. I wish I could tell you more.
One thing that you can know is the fact that I’ve been visiting Paris a couple of times over the last few months. But what I’m doing in Paris is secret as I don’t want to jinx anything or share the news of something that might not work out in the end… Although I’m convinced it will work and that in the near future I’ll be able to say that I succeeded in my goal. My last visit in Paris was actually on Wednesday, earlier this week. When I was there I had enough time to visit Printemps and Galleries Lafayette as I was interested in smelling newly released addition to Les Eaux de Chanel called Paris-Riviera.
At the Chanel counter I identified the one responsible for my visit, sprayed it on paper first and then with assistance of a lovely saleswoman dressed in bateau-style striped blouse I tried the perfume on skin. It was nice and brisky but after a couple of minutes I realized I didn’t like it quite as much as the original trilogy from last year. Then in the corner of my eye I spotted something smallish, standing on a display right next to the large bottles of Les Eaux. I was taken by surprise and I asked about it.
Turns out Chanel just released Paris-Deauville, Paris-Biarritz and Paris-Venise in a perfumista friendly, ultra cute and handy 50 ml bottle. My eyes must have sparkled with excitement and I knew I was going to get one. I still didn’t manage to buy my birthday gift-to-self perfume (since February) and things went well in Paris that day so I decided to reward myself. Even though Paris-Venise is my favorite one (thanks to Undina for a decant!) I left Lafayette with a flacon of Paris-Deauville as it’ll be perfect for the summer. I bought a perfume and it felt like the first time, it filled me with happiness & excitement even though there are +50 fragrances at home. But it was my very 1st Chanel.