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Saturday Check-in

Hello? Hi! How is everybody doing? I hope you are all doing your best to stay safe and that at the same time you are not lacking anything? How is the situation in your countries? In Poland we are not confined to staying at home only yet but any moving is pretty limited. You can only go out to do the necessary shopping, to go see the doctors (if you had a planned appointment) or you can go to and from work. Currently I continue to work 2-3 days per week in the lab and I try to work the rest of the time from home. Soo… yes, I’m using public transportation but trying to stay hygienic and safe. There also also restrictions to the number of passengers in buses and trams, so that people can keep their distance. Poznań feel like a ghost town these days, busy streets are now empty.

You know, it all started shortly after my mum went to the rehabilitation hospital to train her knee after the surgery. The hospital then took precautions and no visits were allowed. I haven’t seem my mum for a couple of weeks – I’m not counting 2-3 minutes when we could only bring her fresh clothes and towels and pass them through the gate… She’s leaving the hospital on Wednesday next week and I can’t wait to see her again for longer. As for life, I have to admit I hate staying in home office. Since I live by myself there’s nobody I can open my mouth to and talk, so my mood really drops on those days. I’m trying to be positive and hopeful that this madness will end soon. I don’t have anything new to try so I’m relying on good old perfume favorites. They try to cheer me up.

We did our spring forward time change last weekend and it gets dark significantly later now. And the fact that the weather has gotten really spring-like in the last few days (and forecast says we might even have 20°C some time next week) – that makes it even harder to keep the strong will and stay at home when the greenery is calling you. But no, new restrictions forbid entering parks, green squares, beaches, forests and national parks… Because too many people thought nobody is going to go for a walk there which resulted in a crowd. I have to admit that I’ve never been a super social person but now in the time of isolation I’m beginning to understand how much I miss the face to face contact with others. So stay safe, think positively about the future, enjoy perfume you love! Hugs!

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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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