What a week! It was extremely hot last week in Austria and while I would long for a cool, dark room in such temperatures, I went swimming with the boys, which was fun. Both are enthusiastic, little water rats.
On Friday, Vanessa of Bonkers about Perfume was in Vienna for business and we met for a lovely afternoon sniffing tour, despite the scorching heat, a great time was had by all and many samples were exchanged. Meeting a fellow Perfumista in the flesh was truly lovely, there was not one minute of awkwardness, we talked and laughed from start to finish.
On Saturday we worked on our little house on the Prairie, it is a lot of work, but I think it’ll be very cozy once it is ready. We spent the first night there yesterday.
In Perfumeland there have been lovely posts aplenty, last week, but since I am trying to put this post together on an old and tatty, borrowed netbook (Sorry, M, I am very grateful, even if it doesn’t sound like it right now!) and a tenuous at best internet connection, I have to make do with just a few choice bits and pieces this week…
Dee on Beauty on the Outside wrote about a great perfumed love of hers, Amouage Opus IV, which will help her remember her home in Oregon that she is leaving behind now.
Tommy, The Candy Perfume Boy has strange cravings, now he insists on smelling like a hooker… But I love the way he writes, he brings the scent to life on the screen and I love that, even if I can live without Gucci Rush. ;)
Last week also saw the inauguration of a new platform for bloggers and natural and/or indie perfumers. The Bloggers for Natural and Indie Perfumers Page on Facebook seems to be very well received and has over 130 members already. I am honored to have been a part in its inception and one of the six administrators, along with The Non-Blonde Gaia Fishler, Scent Hive’s Trish V., Indie-Perfumes’ Lucy Raubertas, Scentless Sensibilities’ Tarleisio aka Sheila Eggenberger and PST’s Beth Schreibman Gering. The page should be a platform for open communication and creative collaboration between writers and perfumers, free from all organizational ties and affiliations. Please take a look, if you haven’t already.
Have a good Sunday, all! What are your plans?