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To the power of 10 – Esxence 2018 is near

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Consider yourself lucky if there’s something in your life that you feel fully dedicated to. It can be sports, music, different kinds of arts, traveling or even perfume, as in my case. Having a passion is wonderful but there’s a big part missing if you’re in it alone. Sharing a hobby with others is thousands of times better than just having a hobby. Many of my friends don’t understand fully what I see in perfume – they keep asking why do I have so many, why do I keep trying new ones. Explaining a love for perfume is in my opinion more difficult than saying why you love music but I think my friends are getting the idea & even sometimes ask for advise when they want to buy a fragrance.

If someone asked me what is the best place for meeting other people who love perfume as much as you, my answer would be – Esxence. I don’t know of a better place where the concentration of fragrance enthusiasts per square meter would be so high. Literally everyone there is interested in scents in one way or another & having the chance to talk to them is amazing. In exactly 2 months from today, on 5th of April, Milan will be ready to welcome all these people once more. This year marks a big anniversary of the scent of excellence. It will be a 10th edition of Esxence & I will be there too. It’s going to be my fifth (!!!) time going to the fair. So if you don’t have plans for early April why not consider going to Milan. We’d have so much fun together. I hope to see you there!

To learn more about this fantastic event please check out their website – esxence.com

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Keeping the good balance

Never in my entire scented life have I been close to reaching a status of a perfume addict. Once in a while I observe those Facebook groups and there are some people who share their news of another perfume purchase every other day. Do they really LOVE so many perfume? Maybe they do, but even if they borrowed 9 lives from a cat, they wouldn’t have enough time to fully enjoy all of them. But I’m not here to judge. They can do whatever they want to. Personally I think of myself as a perfume enthusiast, a passionate who is far from addiction. I love perfume & anything related to it. I can talk about fragrance for hours and I love to hear about it too. Not to mention that I adore smelling it.

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Since the whole journey to the Perfumeland (a.k.a down the rabbit hole) started for me I always wanted to keep my perfume collection reasonably sized, more modest yet with wide variety of choices. It was partially dictated by the fact that I always had to keep my budget in mind. Still I don’t see a point in owning +100 bottles of perfume, a part of which you’re going to forget and won’t spend enough time wearing. Of course there are many fragrances that get my attention but I don’t feel like I should own every single one of them. In fact the longer I am a part of the perfume community the more picky I become when it comes to finding a new scent that I think should join my wardrobe.

Can you guess how many flacons I bought in 2017? There were 5 of them & each one ended as a split, with me keeping 20-30 ml of the original size. This year I already bought one – Grandiflora Queen of the Night. I got it two weeks ago when I learned the brand is now available in Poland and this perfume has been following me since Pitti. It was also my first purchase since September 2017. I might get another one to celebrate my birthday next month. But first I need to find something desirable. For the time being I’m still excited to try many new fragrances this year & to tell you about them. And final thought from Angela at NST – A perfume that sits in its bottle is dead. So true!

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