Last Week In Perfumeland – Weekend Link Love

One more week to go before I fly to London!

I go with mixed feelings of course, as everything I do or don’t do in life is attached to simultaneous feelings of joy and a bad conscience since I became a mother. The freedom to do as I please, even in the smallest things (I cannot even go to the bathroom without being questioned or followed by either of my three – yes three – boys.), is severly compromised.

But I am not complaining, just reporting that everything I do has two sides now. Ambivalence is a lifestyle once you have children.

Thankfully browsing through Perfumeland is no emotional roller coaster, but a safe haven of lovely descriptions of fragrant delights. Come with me for this weeks most enjoyable reads!

Olenska of parfümieren is rolling through her last week of Lutens power reviewing, Sarrasins was especially interesting to read.

Suzanne of Suzanne’s Perfume Journal wrote a wonderful post about herself, a person she admired and how a perfume serves as a reminder. All of this having to do with cooking makes all the better still.

Annemarie C of Beauty on the Outside wrote a lovely post about Chanel N°19, inspiring a whole horde of Perfumistas to get out their bottles again, I assume.

Persolaise reviews three Dior perfumes from the exclusive La Collection. Mitzah has really grown on me (here is my review) and fully intend to make that relationship permanent when the opportunity arises in London next week.

Marla wrote a beautiful, tear-inducing piece on Perfume Smellin’ Things that lets you see the notorious Angel in a wholly different light.

Tarleisio of Scent Less Sensibilities wrote about Iris, one of my favorite notes. There are some very interesting options to put on the sniff list.

The review that garnered the most attention here on my blog was Hermes Jardin en Mediterranée.
Be sure to come back tomorrow, the fourth Jardin has arrived! Curious?

Have a great Sunday everyone!

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15 Responses to Last Week In Perfumeland – Weekend Link Love

  1. Suzanne says:

    Your ambivalence about traveling to London sans children is understandable, but I think that when parents get away and go explore places by themselves, they not only get a much-needed break and period of refreshment, but ultimately they bring back to their children a sense of excitement about the world at large. So go and have a great time!!! You’ll be going to the Haute Parfumerie at Harrod’s, among other places, yes??

    In the meantime, really looking forward to hearing your review on the 4th “Jardin.” 🙂

    • Olfactoria says:

      Thank you for your encouragement, and I absolutely agree with you. I’ll go to the Haute Parfumerie, I hope to smell several rare and interesting things, oh, I am so exited! 🙂

      Have a wonderful week, Suzanne!

  2. Marla says:

    I know those motherhood guilt feelings about going away for awhile, but don’t worry, have a wonderful time, and those boys will appreciate you even more when you return!

    • Olfactoria says:

      That is true, Marla! I will try to enjoy my stay to the fullest, I know that they are in good hands and they will indeed be glad to have me back eventually! 😉
      Thank you!

  3. JoanElaine says:

    Ditto what Suzanne and Marla said!

    Enjoy your trip to London! I hope you have a lovely time. I’m looking forward to hearing all about it upon your return.

  4. Jeanne says:

    We will all be awaiting your full report–visiting the Haute Parfumerie at Harrod’s?

    Have a wonderful time!

  5. annemariec says:

    I know that ambivalence! You describe it very well. When my two were younger, I used to feel bad about taking myself to the local art gallery for a few hours, as a break. Funny thing, tho’: I often take the kids to that galllery these days (the National Gallery of Australia is ‘my local art gallery’!) and we have great expedtions because I know it so well and feel at ease there. That is a great feeling to be passing on to children. So hang in there!

    • Olfactoria says:

      Thank you, Annemarie! Sometimes I am a bit overwhelmed by the fact that I will never, ever will experience the kind of freedom I knew, before I had children. Whether you take them or not, the inner freedom is gone, but the payback is more than making up for that after all. 🙂
      I love that you go to the National Gallery regularly, I hope to implement something similar with the Concert Hall and the Opera for my boys.

  6. vanessa says:

    I take my hat off to you for the way you manage to be one of the most prolific slow bloggers in the fumisphere, and all this with three children! That is a phenomenal achievement. I just have an elderly deaf cat but my own posting output pales into comparison!

    • Olfactoria says:

      Thank you, Vanessa! I see blogging as a sanity keeping device, that is why I need a regular dose or it might not work. 😉
      BTW, my third “child” is 38. 😉

  7. vanessa says:

    LOL re the 38 year old, especially his questioning your trips to the bathroom – you had me fooled there. I imagined a small toddler clutching your leg. : – ) : – )

    That all said, when Mr Bonkers hears me moving about in any part of the house, his constant refrain is “I want one!!” in case I might be moving towards the kettle any time soon. So as you may imagine, he often gets the put down: “You want a pile of dirty washing?” “You want a used sliver of soap?” etc.

  8. vanessa says:

    Hold on, I was being a bit slow there – you have TWO small children and a *husband* of 38, who seems as interested in your every move as my other half. Either that or a very old avatar!! : – )

    • Olfactoria says:

      Lol, that is right. I have a one-year old (the “Avatar”), a four-year old and a husband, who is very interested in my whereabouts. 😉
      “I want one” is hilarous, that could go for my husband too. As soon as I am nearing the kitchen his hopes go right up. 😉

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