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A month of roses – the conclusions


I can’t believe that February is over and that those 28 days passed so fast! I also turned twenty-seven few days ago so the world can end now, can’t it? Of course it can’t as there are dreams and aspirations to make come true first. I believe it wouldn’t be an exagerration if I say that a month of roses was a huge success. Many liked my idea & I’m very grateful for that.

The initiative also had a firm support among other bloggers. Undina did her own version of a rose calendar, while Portia and Mals also joined the fun of making February as much fragrant with roses as possible. And of course there were you, my dear readers, if it wasn’t for your help, the idea would backfire at me. And that would be hopeless.

I might be slightly mistaken with counting but according to my brief calculations – together we wore at least 50 different rose perfume in February. Pretty amazing right? Of course biggest hat tip goes to Undina who on her own braved 28 different roses in a month. You shall be awarded a “rose devotee” pin. To be honest, everyone who participated should get one. I have to admit that I’m very happy with the outcome of this initiative, that it was so widely enjoyed and accepted, it’s flattering to me. Will I do it again? I don’t know… why not? 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!

Once again – many thanks to each and every one of contributors. I hope this floral month will serve as a beautiful prelude to spring that shall soon come. May force rose be with you!

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Month of roses

Last weekend I came up with the idea that due to the fact that February is claimed to be a month of roses I could wear rose fragrances exclusively through the entire month. But then I realized that even if I love my rose perfume, I don’t own so many to be able to fill the calendar with them. That’s when I reached out to you asking for help, so that we could make it a group effort and complete a February calendar, so that each of 28 days smells of different rose creation.

Your response was fantastic, many of you loved the idea and offered your favorite rose scents to help me with this challenge. Some of you were even ready to be filled in for more days that needed. My dear Undina even decided that she’ll wear only rose fragrances in February, she has so many of them. After taking into consideration all of your generous offers and days when you couldn’t participate, I managed to put it all together. I had so much fun making it work!

The result is a February calendar below. The one & only, unique and rich in roses. Just by looking at it I get the impression as I was smelling a bouquet of fresh roses. As you can see, each different days are assigned to different readers of Chemist in the Bottle and their respective perfume.


Due to the fact that I’ll be on a business trip in the Netherlands from Jan 31st to Feb 2nd, I will let Hajusuuri and Holly start the fun. I will hop on this rosy bandwagon on Feb 4th for the first time with one of my favorite winter roses – PHI Une Rose de Kandahar from Andy Tauer. I signed myself up for 6 days but I will do my best to wear a rose a couple more times. I hope everyone will enjoy this special February and its rose-richness we’ll create together.

For larger version of the calendar click here

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