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Notes of the Summer

As you probably noticed I felt a bit down for the last couple of weeks. Even in my last week post I said that I didn’t know what to do with my summer vacation this year. The truth is that I didn’t even want to think about going anywhere. I was supposed to be preparing to my relocation to France but that obviously didn’t work this time. I should be strong and hope for the future but that’s easier said than done. In the meantime a clock is ticking and summer is closer to its end than to the beginning.


Maybe I’m starting to get on terms with it, maybe my summer blues is finally fading away or maybe it was because all of the lovely words you poured down on me but I just wanted to let you know that I did it a couple of days ago, I booked my holiday! In 2nd half of September I’ll be going on a round trip in the Alps. The itinerary involves visiting places in Italian region of Piemont as well as spending some time in Switzerland and Austria. I’m quite looking forward to it, despite all odds.

What’s your favorite perfume or a favorite discovery of this summer?

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Loves me, Loves me not – Perfume & Empathy

I didn’t expect that writing this post last week would be so tough and difficult. Admitting the fact that the event that I was always looking forward to and that made my heart pound with excitement is no longer so wonderful made me feel sad. In fact it made me feel down for the next couple of days and when I added the sad truth that I didn’t succeed in being accepted into perfumery school to the equation it just made me feel even worse. Now I have to plan some summer vacations but I don’t know what to do with them. Your words of cheer and empathy really helped me to get back on track.


I know that it’s not the end of the world and that maybe next time Pitti will be better than in 2018 but still it feels like taking a candy away from a child. Something is missing. Some of you suggested that with the money I would spend on going to Florence I should treat myself to some new perfume. But then Undina asked if I have anything on my “definitely to buy” list right now… I’m about to finish my bottle of Diptyque Eau des Sens┬áso maybe a new citrus is due to join? And there are a couple of other perfume I absolutely wouldn’t mind having in my collection for more regular use.

Among them there’s Beroues Peng Lai, a lovely osmanthus in even more lovely bottle. Memo Winter Palace is a perfume I’ve been lusting over ever since I tried it and my only sample is almost thunked (read: empty). Among some older cravings I have a bunch of irises, like Masque L’Attesa, Heeley Iris de Nuit (which I learned to love after hating it first). Abel Grey Labdanum that I reviewed in January was also brilliant. But some lately tried scents are also lovable. Just look at how good Ormonde Jayne Osmanthus Elixir is. This weekend I also tried Amouage Mimosa Love – it really is love!

Are there any perfume you are already 100% sure you’ll be getting in near future?

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