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Birthday Perfume… but it’s 3 months later

When I turned 30 at the end of February nobody was really talking openly about some virus spreading all over the world. Yes, you could hear about happenings in Wuhan but everyone’s thoughts were like… “China? That’s so far away, we’re safe”. To celebrate my 30th birthday I wanted to treat myself to some special perfume but I just couldn’t make a decision between the contender fragrances. And then Covid-19 happened in Europe, arriving in Italy and reaching Poland soon after. My mind was occupied by other, more important things, and I kind of forgot about that gift to myself.


Things slowly begin to look brighter here, the personal restrictions are being reduced so that we can move and go outside more freely (although I think that face mask will be obligatory for quite some more time). The economy is also being gradually restored, some shops and galleries are running again since mid May and hairdressers & beauticians are back in business since this Monday.

Few weeks ago I found a bottle of Love Mimosa from Amouage at a really great price. This perfume wasn’t even in top 5 on my list but I was like “is this is? Is it going to be my forgotten birthday perfume?” I don’t need 100 ml of any perfume so I contacted my two perfume sibilings – Undina and Hajusuuri, who also like this scent and we decided to share the bottle. Their decants have been posted today and I hope they will bring them joy very soon. As for me, I’m still not 100% convinced if this is my bday perfume or not. I’m itching to buy something new, you know…

PS. I got some new interesting fragrances to try this week, so a new review is coming really soon!

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It’s a Celebration!


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 thanĀ  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!

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