I returned from Italy today with a mountain of laundry and three restless boys, who still want to be entertained for another two weeks!
That is not what you want to hear about probably, and not necessarily what I want to write about either, but it is true nonetheless and it is the reason why I have to divide my Milan post into two parts. This is the first, the second installment will hopefully follow soon.
Okay, first things first: Milan in August is basically closed. I knew that in theory, but didn’t think they would be serious. I mean, closing down a city for two entire weeks? Can’t be happening, can it? Yes, it can. “Chiuso per ferie”. “Chiuso per la vacanze”. I know what that means now.
Therefore sadly, many sights – and by sights I mean perfume sales venues of course – were closed. I left my card under the door of Calé Fragranze d’Autore and made photos through the windows, for instance.
But I was lucky too, and by pure change discovered a lovely, hidden treasure, an old apothecary-style profumeria, La Vecchia Milano, in a small side street, where I discovered many niche lines and some rare and discontinued fragrances. More about that next time.
I realize, as my husband is breathing down my neck, that this is going to be a teaser post only today, a real “sniffage” report will have to come in part two.
One thing though, I came home with one new bottle of perfume, and it is one I did not plan for at all. We know how that goes… 😉