Tag Archives: scent

Gifted… with Friends and Perfume

One of the best things about becoming a part of perfume world, next to the possibility of smelling countless new fragrances, is the opportunity to talk to many different people who share a common interest with you. With most people it’s mostly about chatting & exchanging comments online. Some might get lucky and eventually meet in person if they live in similar area or attend events like Esxence. No matter which way of interactions applies to you, there’s always someone that you feel more connected to compared than the others. Sooner or later you start to think of them as friends.

jillie-giftOver the years of being present in this scented universe – on various blogs and websites at first (Now Smell This mostly), then through Chemist in the Bottle I made a small group of friends too. We’re connected through perfume but it feels like our relationship levelled up a few times as our perfume tastes are also incredibly similar. I never met them face to face, I haven’t heard their voices yet but they are my friends nonetheless. It is my wish meet them in person and give them a big hug (and then smell perfume together).

We have a tradition of our own, that once in a while we exchange scented packages. We swap samples from brands that are harder to find for both sides, or perfume we wrote an article about that was so good that it made us want to try it. Sometimes no scent is involved when we simply want to share something with one another. Birthdays, Christmas or Easter are our main occasions to send something. Recently I sent a gift to Jillie and got one from her too. Inside I found a gorgeous iris card, a couple of samples and Neroli Iris body milk from Korres. To Jillie I sent samples, tea and a bar of chocolate. Any time I receive a package I feel blessed. Blessed with friends and perfume.

Advertisements
Tagged , , , , , ,

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.

chanel-deauville

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?

Tagged , , , , ,
Advertisements