Spring has sprung this past week in Austria. The temperatures are up to comfortable, the trees are starting to bloom, the grass in the parks is green and the children can go outside and frolic.
Good weather makes things easier.
Last week Perfumeland was abuzz, because Robin of NST, one of the oldest and most accomplished as well as comprehensive blogs ranted about the influx of “too much” in the perfume world. Too many brands, too many launches, too many blogs, too many venues for conversation. It is no longer possible to follow the entire conversation.
Like it is no longer possible to read every book in the library or know every painting ever made.
There is indeed a lot going on, we cannot follow every brand, we cannot smell every perfume, we cannot be exited for every launch and we cannot read every blog post, or every blog even. Choices must be made. The good thing is – choices CAN be made. More also means more variety. Of course there is such a thing as too much. But it lies with us to decide if we take on too much.
Last Sunday I wrote here: Tempus fugit. And it does. We have no choice but to go with it.
Here is a list of posts I found entertaining and worth your time last week! Enjoy!
Tarleisio of Scentless Sensibilities sings about Amouage Lyric Woman. (here is my review)
Dee of Beauty on the Outside steals a topic. 😉
Ines of All I Am – A Redhead found her spring scent – Le Labo Vetiver 46.
Victoria of Bois de Jasmin reviews an Aftelier perfume that speaks of spring (so did I this week).
Olenska of parfümieren is still going strong on the Lutens front and reviews Serge Lutens Iris Silver Mist (here is my take).
Ellena of Perfume Shrine takes a look at the new Amouage Opus V. Count me curious!
Enjoy your Sunday!
My sentiments exactly…and very nicely expressed, Birgit. Thank you!
I am glad you see it similarly. Have a great Sunday, Suzanne! 🙂
B. you lovely woman – thank you so much for the mention. You realize, of course, that was all your fault! 😉
It is indeed impossible to keep up – with new launches, with hype, with every single perfume blog, and I wouldn’t dare to try. Instead, I concentrate on what resonates with me – in terms of writing, an underlying personal perspective, some perceived common ground – and ignore the rest. That’s what matters most to me, and why the blogs I do read matter so much, too!
This also and always means you, too! 🙂 Happy Sunday! Send some of those warm breezes my way – we’re still far too cold for my liking!
I am glad he Lyric sample was put to good use. 🙂
Your philosophy is surely the best, concentrating on what resonates – I like that.
The weather took a turn for the worse and we are back to coldness and wind, well, a good time for amber perfumes at least, I can’t get enough of those right now.
I think we should all strive to find perfumes for Tarleisio that make her write such intriguing stories. I love reading them. 🙂
Thank you for the link and my search continues (maybe I manage to find another one)…
Have a great Sunday!
What matters is the journey 😉 Have fun searching!
I appreciate your take on the NST post. I read the post and then I spend quite a bit of my weekend to read EVERY! SINGLE! COMMENT! to that post with an express purpose of finding out how every person who commented limited their field. We all have to do it one way or another, limit the already-big-and-still-growing field.
I am yet to find my way.
To limit the field you have to know what is out there, of course. I am with Tarleisio, what resonates with you, is worth staying with. You find out what you like and what you can identify with sooner or later. Enjoy the ride through Perfumeland! 🙂