Last Week In Perfume Land – Weekend Link Love

I went to a fourth birthday party this week, where my older son was invited to celebrate with his Kindergarten buddies.

An event with ten perma-screaming and madly hopping kindergartners is not something I would recommend to anyone who values life. Aside from my own (well, at least most of the time), I don’t really relish the presence of other people’s children. Surrounded by a horde of over-exited little brats darlings on a sugar-high, I long for peace and quiet, if need be, with the help of heavy drugs. Lacking those, perfume will do nicely.

Does that make me a bad person?

I should just give in to the chaos and join the fun. I could use a little hopping and screaming myself. ;)

Anyway, Perfumeland is a sea of calm and composure in comparison, so the perfect remedy to chaos, is sitting down with a cup of tea and reading a little of what the last week had to offer.

Tarleisio of Scentless Sensibilities works her special brand of magic once more and weaves a spell for us, leaving us wanting nothing more than trying Mandy Aftel’s Oud Luban solid perfume.

Who doesn’t need a little extra energy? I know I do (especially after that party), Ines of All I Am – A Redhead comes to the rescue with her recommendation.

Mals of Muse in Wooden Shoes reviews Tableau de Parfums Miriam by Andy Tauer. Beautiful review, interesting fragrance.

Vanessa of Bonkers about Perfume investigates the Manchester airport and has to go through the vagaries of life on the road again.

Dee of Beauty on the Outside sees naked men! Apparently that is possible with a little help of Bond N°9…

Suzanne’s Perfume Journal tells us about Something Stupid (and wonderful)…

The Candy Perfume Boy is dying a slow death by chocolate, but apparently enjoys it as the perfect way to go…

Victoria of EauMG writes about the newest Sonoma Scent Studio perfume – Fig Tree.

Persolaise is participating in Movember 2011 – what is that, you ask? It is for a very good cause and gives us the chance to take a peek at the mysterious M. P’s face (or at least half of it). Seriously though, take a look and consider contributing!

How was your week? Anything exiting?

Have a wonderful Sunday!

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16 Responses to Last Week In Perfume Land – Weekend Link Love

  1. Undina says:

    Four kids parties in one week?! And you still held on to your sanity and wrote all those reviews? You’re a strong woman, Birgit! I hope you’ll get some rest now.

    Tomorrow (I know that technically it’ll be the next week but I hope you do not mind) I plan to visit Le Labo counter and try all the exclusives – so I’m kind of excited about it.

  2. Ines says:

    Dear B, I think I will have to partake of my own advice, as even though I haven’t been to 4 children parties in a week, I feel like someone gave me a good beating and I’m tired beyond belief.

    Btw, that someone would be me as I decided it would be a good thing to go to 2 strenuous workouts in one day. :) It was good but I still feel the consequences from Thirsday. :)

    Hope you’re having a lovely (calm and peaceful ;) ) weekend and thank you for the link.

  3. vanessa says:

    Thanks for the mention, B!

    Now one party featuring four four year olds would be enough to do my head and ears in, never mind the four of people’s imagining! : – ) In such circumstances, the nasal route provides the only escape…

    I was at a memorable bonfire night in a field in the country last night. There was the usual good food, fireworks, live music etc, and in a new twist at such events, as guests left – or moved, even – the hosts burnt the sofas they had been sitting on.

  4. Suzanne says:

    Hey Birgit, my week has been great because I received my samples from LuckyScent of a couple of the Le Labo exclusives and a couple of the MdO’s (including two samples of Oud … love, luvvv, luuurve!). Also, I finally joined Basenotes (so that I can participate in an Oud Caravan project that Salaam from Via del Profumo is conducting there) and, non-perfume related, yesterday I finished my leaf raking for the year (thank goodness — I’m tired of raking!).

    Thanks very much for the link love. Hope you’ve fully recovered from your party. :)

    • Olfactoria says:

      The end of leaf raking? Wow, all the trees are bare already in your part of the world? Here it is still very much autumn. You love MdO Oud – yay! It’s gorgeous, isn’t it? I hope you’ll write about it!

      • Suzanne says:

        Yep, our trees are mostly bare, helped along by a rainy October and a freak snowstorm last weekend. But this week our weather has been autumnal, at least — blue, crisp, beautiful days.

        I do hope to write about MdO Oud. You’re the one who got me excited over it — and I was almost afraid to smell it for fear I’d be disappointed, but it lived up to everything to your every glowing word! This has been a great perfume year, where I’ve smelled so many beautiful creations, and yet MdO Oud somehow eclipses them. Or maybe it’s just that I’m loving it so deeply at the moment that I’m too “in the moment” to think beyond it! Either way, it’s breathtaking. ;)

  5. Hey B! Thanks for the Link Love. It sounds like it has been a busy week, I have to say that a kids party full of screaming children is hardly my idea of fun either…. :D

    I’ve had a relatively busy week but I have a week off from work this week, the downside is that I have to University assignments that I have to finish by the end of the week so I doubt I will relax :(

  6. My week was hell: I had my cat spayed on Tuesday and I feel like I have been torturing her ever since. Now she is running around the house bumping on corners with her little collar and she looks like a cross between an elizabethan noble cat and an astronomical radar. She does her best to cope but I promised myself I am never getting an unspayed cat EVER again. I can’t handle the guilt.

    • Olfactoria says:

      Oh, I’m so sorry to hear that! I remember we had to go through the same drama with our cat at my parent’s house. She was so brave.
      I’m sure your cat will forgive you, in the long run it is the best option for her after all.
      But I understand you, it is not easy, but it’ll be over soon! All the best!

  7. Persolaise says:

    Thanks very much indeed for the link. I think the members of the online perfume community are the only people who consider me to be mysterious… not that this is a problem, mind you?

    Perhaps I’ll make the masks smaller and smaller as the month progresses and eventually carry out a complete facial striptease ;-)

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