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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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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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