Tag Archives: Month of Irises

Month of Irises – the conclusions

Goodbye February, hello March! Last year when we finished a Month of Roses project, in a summary of it I wrote: “…But if we do rose month again I will have to start stocking the supplies in advance so that I’m well prepared. But iris month – I think I could do that!” Now that Month of Irises is over I can officially say – yes, I did it! It’s been a blast – such a fun project and so many people decided to join. I’m glad I could host one of the days too. Until the very end I didn’t believe that I’ll be able to wear a different iris perfume for 28 days in a row but it worked out. Below calendar is a little proof of my achievement. I combined wearing scents from my full bottles, decants and samples.

februiris

Wearing so many iris perfumes had definitely made my love for the note even deeper. It also made me realize that not every iris is a perfect iris & that it’s ok to say that one perfume or another doesn’t suit me. Plus as fas as it goes wearing only iris-centered fragrances was a little bit exhausting. I’m looking forward to having other perfume as my scent of the day in the nearest future. They all had a month of a break after all. Many thanks to Undina for organizing such a fun blog activity. It definitely brough as closer as a group of perfume lovers. We should do it again at some point with another note. I have a good hunch about it. How about you – did you enjoy this Month of Irises?

Tagged , , , ,

Februiris – a Month of Irises

Remember how last year in February we all had fun doing a Month of Roses project together? It was such an entertaining activity to follow the calendar and see what perfumes other people were wearing. And it was mostly thanks to you that it worked out because if I were to do it alone I would’ve quickly ran out of possible scents to wear. The idea of a February project is being taken 1 level up by Undina, who decided to pull off a Month of Irises this month! And being an iris devotee I just really wanted to be a co-author and participant of this event. As Hajuusuri wrote in one of her comments, swapping blogs for a day or doing a project like this feels like a family gathering. That’s true!

irises

In case of Februiris (that’s how I’m going to call a Month of Irises) it’s even more fascinating because despite the fact that others might have different perfume preferences than me, it will gather around those who love a common note – in this case iris. Going through comments of other participants there’s always a chance that someone will mention an iris fragrance I’ve never tried or heard before. That’s how lemmings are being born. Since it’s 17th day of February we’re already going through a 3rd week of the project. So if you haven’t yet joined Undina’s initiative I urge you to rush to her blog to see how we did in week 1 and week 2. And do join the fun in week 3. The more the merrier. So far I’m doing well, I wear different fragrance each day but doubt I can do 28 days that way. Even if I use full bottles, decants and samples I don’t have enough. But it’s fun anyway!

[note] picture found via Gardenista

Tagged , , ,