It is Lovely Talking To You! – 10000 Comments Giveaway

Soon we’ll be hitting 10 000 comments here on Olfactoria’s Travels. That is a lot of perfume talk. 🙂

Olfactoria’s Travels is a lively place thanks to you and your thoughtful comments.

To celebrate the occasion and to show my appreciation and the value of your comments for me, I will hold a draw for a 15ml bottle of Réglisse Noire by 1000Flowers.

This bottle was purchased by me.

Please leave a comment on this post about the topic of perfume talk. Why do you like it, what do you love to talk about most, etc.

The person that leaves the 10 000th comment will be the winner of Règlisse Noire. The 9999 and the 10 001 comments will receive a sample bag with various perfume samples of my choosing.

I hope you all take the chance to win one of the prices!

Thank you for participating in making this blog a friendly place to stay, read and share our fragrant experiences.

Image source: w123club.nl, 1000flowers.com
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75 Responses to It is Lovely Talking To You! – 10000 Comments Giveaway

  1. Caro says:

    Dear Birgit, besides the fact that you are a sort of fragrance-twin and I always check your reviews before buying, I enjoy the friendly and respectful atmosphere on your blog.
    It is relaxed and the decoration (the design of the blog) is flawless. That’s why I like to drop by as often as I can.

  2. Queen Cupcake says:

    Prize or no prize…I love perfume talk. It’s great to communicate with other perfume fanatics because the people in my every day surroundings just aren’t that interested. So I visit the blogs and Basenotes! I love learning about the history of perfumes, their origins and the effects they have on other people. It all ties in to fashion, cultural movements, socio-economic phenomena and a host of other fascinating topics.

  3. einsof says:

    um… you DO realize we’re all waiting for pics of Morticia… right? and what did you smell like? and what did your hubby dress and smell like? and thank you for all your travels and sharing them with us!

    • Olfactoria says:

      Lol. Sorry, but I don’t think I have any. We are not great photographers, and going out in the evenings is such a chaotic event, nobody ever thinks of making a picture. But reactions at the party where very favorable, apparently black hair suits me. 😉 I wore Ormonde Woman, witchy but still comfortable enough for me.
      My husband was Count Dracula and smelled of Puredistance M.

  4. Ines says:

    Congratulations! 🙂

  5. andrea says:

    I read your blog every day because my friends and family get sick of listening to me harping on about perfume so chatting to like minded people is so nice and also so reassuring that I am not just weird. (funny how the same friends and family who roll their eyes at a mention of perfume from me come to me straight away about advice on any new perfume purchases)
    I aways check to see if you have reviewed a perfume before making a purchase as your description makes me imagine what a perfume will smell like (spot on by the way with 1270 and Tonkamande, 2 of my favourites)
    Well done on a successful blog and here is to the next 10,000 comments. 🙂

  6. DRTVrMoi says:

    It’s nice to get straight forward insight into a fragrance. You balance emotion, science and reporting for a pleasant read. I read your every post to keep me up to date. Congrats on all the comments.

  7. lady jane grey says:

    My flesh&blood friends are not much interested in parfume – so it’s nice for me to have some “virtual” parfume friends. Your blog is like a parfume workshop – I’m learning every day.
    I really appreciate to discuss perfume, its pro & contra, lows and highs – in that peaceful, friendly athmosphere you have here. Thank you, B. !
    And now I’m off to the George Michael concert, hurray !

  8. Asali says:

    How cool is that 10.000 comments, congratulations 🙂 Can I just say, that I’m sure that you get all these comments because of your great posts and your in depth responses, which I always find wonderful. It makes it something special to comment when you know you are actually having a conversation of sorts 🙂 Cheers to the next 10K and the next and next and next and…..

  9. Elisa says:

    I love perfume blogs because I only know one or two people in the real word who are anywhere near as into perfume as I am. Thanks to the internet, I can indulge my obsession un-self-consciously. Congrats on your MANY comments!!

  10. dremybluz says:

    I read this blog every day when it is possible, and then read the days I have missed , because I was too busy to read any of my favorite blogs. I congratulate you on all your followers. This is one of the few blogs i find that always has a positive and comforting effect on its readers. Your kind heartedness always is present in the wonderful words that you write. For us newbies to perfumeland, we have a place to stretch our knowledge and not feel threatened by all the perfume phds that are out there. I think most people find all us perfume addicts a bit peculiar, so it is nice to have a place to associate with those that have passion for the liquid gold. I wish you the best on your upcoming trip to the states, and wish you a long and happy blog life for all of us to continue to enjoy.

  11. Who wouldn’t be happy talking about perfume?
    Fragrance makes our days better and so does merely talking about it.
    Even though your blog is relatively new, it is a wonderful addition to the fragrant blogosphere. Thank you for sharing your views and thoughts on perfume with all of us.

  12. I’ve been lurking on your blog for some time now. I visit your blog everyday. In a way, your blog gives me respite from a hectic day. I love your writing style and as a neophyte in the fragrance world, I have learned a great deal from your knowledge. Congratulations on your readership! Keep on truckin’! 🙂

  13. Sigrun says:

    I love to talk about perfume and I wish I had the time do interact more, but with my kids getting a fit within minutes after I sit down in front of the computer, it’s a challenge. I really admire how you manage to do so many good blog posts and also manage to answer all comments and look in on lots of blogs, all over the place, keep up the good work 🙂

  14. Right back at ya B! We love talking to you and reading Olfactoria’s travels!!

  15. Bellatrix says:

    How cool. 🙂
    These perfume talks come like wonderful daily therapy.
    Although I am mostly interested in natural perfumes review, everything is so precious to me.
    Btw, if I win as 10000th coment – I want to switch my price for samples. I love samples 🙂 + I have R. N. 🙂

  16. Julie says:

    I love perfume and love to read about it, but I have no one in my day-to-day life that shares my interest. I look forward to your blog posts so I don’t feel so alone.

  17. Eva S says:

    Like many others here my friends and family doesn’t share my interest, I feel lucky that blogs like this gives me a way to get in contact with other perfumistas! Also it’s a great way to take my mind of things like my job for a short while at least.

  18. Laura says:

    Blogs like this one are a haven for fumeheads like me to indulge in their fragrant obsession without getting on civilians’ nerves !

  19. Axum says:

    Hi Birgit, thanks for asking this question. Perfume talk is my daily tonic. If I only watched the news and thought about what is happening here, I’d get overwhelmed, which would just be pointless. Logging into the perfumed world allows me to read and think about something pleasant and fantastical, yet still intellectually engaging. Plus, it gives me ideas about what to sniff and sample when I next go on leave!

  20. Cheesegan says:

    I don’t know anyone who’s interested in perfume. Perfume talk gives me information on new releases and past classics.

  21. Alnysie says:

    Ooooh, Réglisse Noire! I’ve been reading great things about it! I love blogs for all the perfume talk, and I really like how you launch discussions with your weekly question. I like when people talk about the way they “address” or approach fragrances: how they decide which ones to get or not, how they use them… Probably because there’s so much talk about the fragrances themselves that talking about our way to live with them is a nice change sometimes, I don’t know!

  22. Birgit, Congratulations! You have so many readers and comments because of your generosity, warmth of spirit and intelligence; and also because you are a very talented writer. It is a pleasure to read your posts, even if I don’t get around to commenting on all of them. Lots of love.

  23. Undina says:

    I’m impressed! Not as much by the number of comments (it doesn’t surprise me with your wonderful daily portions of sunshine) but by the number of spam comments you get (only about 15%; on my blog it’s almost 60% – huge thanks to WP that catches them all).

    • Olfactoria says:

      You have me intrigued! How do you know how many spam comments I have? I don’t even know a percentage! And of course I took a look after reading your comment, WP caught almost 8000 of them, so that is a bit more than 15% of a total of 18000 then, isn’t it?
      Please let me know where you got your numbers!

      • Undina says:

        If you put your cursor over the date/time of any comment you’ll see “…/#comment-xxxxx” where xxxxx represents the number. Since you said that you were approaching 10K in “good” comments and a running # for the comment at the time of my calculation was ~11.7K I figured out that the rest were spam comments – those that WP shows to you and you can either delete it or mark as not spam.

        8,000 you say? Interesting… Now I suspect WP in bumping up the numbers of the spam caught 🙂 Unless they count some comments that are turned down even before they can be delivered into your SPAM box. Because once a comment is recorded I doubt they will ever recycle the same # even if a comment is deleted (from the database structure point).

        • Olfactoria says:

          8000 is the number of all spam comments ever, those WP catches and those I have to moderate.
          Very interesting. If I ever need technical advice, Undina is the best address. 🙂

  24. Nina Z says:

    You know what? I don’t really know why I love perfume talk so much. I just do. I seem to be addicted to it, just as I am to perfume. And here I am today with a cold so I don’t even want to wear perfume, but I still want to read about it! (Love your blog, by the way.)

  25. wesleyhallparker says:

    Congratulations! I’ve been a bit of a lurker on your blog til now (though I read it almost everyday). Your post was sweet – and reminded me of how much writers need conversation with their readers! I love perfume conversation because – well, I love learning about perfume and okay – I’m on a mad quest to find a “new signature” (I felt the need after becoming a mother – my old standby no longer felt right) which pulled me down the rabbit hole into perfume world. And here I am – 150+ samples later, with my own spreadsheet of testing notes, test dates, etc – no signature in sight – but I am loving the journey! And I love communities like this where we can all share notes, ideas and impressions. Perfume is invisible art, you know? It takes a lot of conversation 😀

    • Olfactoria says:

      Hello wesleyhallparker, thank you for de-lurking (and reading of course!).
      Your journey sounds familiar, I was looking for ONE new perfume as well, hmm, we know how that turned out… 😉
      An invisible art needing conversation – a beautiful thought.

  26. Rene Groyer says:

    Dear Birgit
    I look forward to your comments and blog everyday! Yours is really the best on the web.
    Its such fun to divulge oneself in the world of perfume, its a scent trial which I love.
    Thanks for your wonderful enlightening daily dose of perfume talk.

  27. Lyubov says:

    It’s nice talking to you (though I am not regular in this)! I prefer reading the talks – it’s amazing how different people are and what marvellous associations they get for one and the same perfume! I love to read comparisons like :”freshly brushed floor”, “dog in the basement”, or “old rug”!
    No matter the prize (great, though), congratulations on your high posting score!

  28. I love the company and the hostess here. Always interesting people with valued opinion. Thanks for hosting this blog Birgit and congratulations on hitting 10000!

    Christos

  29. Marte says:

    Congratulations! I love your blog, and have found many new favourites because of your reviews.

    Most of my friends don’t understand my hobby and aren’t interested in perfume at all. So it’s amazing to be able to talk about perfume with fellow perfumistas online 🙂 And there’s so much to learn, and so much to discover!

  30. Irina says:

    Congratulations!
    i’m an avid follower of your blog ( as well as others, I admit) and enjoy very much your writting. I’m getting lots of information from all the comments
    I have no one to talk about fragrance in the real life, so bloggers and commenters are my scents family and friends- I’m really grateful for this..

  31. civava says:

    I like to read your blog because it so easy to read. Uncomplicated and simple. And the blog is also visually simple, has simple structure in is also organised that way. It is easy to find stuff. What I really appreciate is, that you take time and answer almost to every post. That is very nice connection to the public. Beside that you have similar taste to mine, which is bonus to all that. Keep doing so well! Wish you/us many great posts! 😉

  32. Beth Quah Soo Jing says:

    I an a literature fan, an artist. Lover of colors and makeup, and fascinated by scents. Perfume talk engages my mind, because each word you come up with, to describe a particular scent, the brain goes on a bit of an adventure in conjuring up the actual reality. It’s like hunting rabbits in the woods to play with and cuddle, only that these take place in a wonderland. Does the search for a perfect scent ends? Not for me, a little tweak there, a heavier note of vanilla or honey here, and it becomes disparately different. It is overwhelming to struggle to find words to describe that perfume , yet you do it like a fairy touch. It’s amazing. I hardly fancy citrusy smells, but the description is sometimes, more enchanting than what our olefactory senses inform us. I love warm sweet perfume, and I like to hear it from you. I wonder if one day, I might find that one scent, with which I’m completely satisfied and content with. It’s funny how I seem to have an expectation for a scent,but I don’t know if it is out there. Perhaps.

    • Olfactoria says:

      Dear Beth,
      thank you for your beautiful comment.
      I think the search for the perfect perfume never ends. And I’m not sure I would want it to, this is a case of having the most fun on the journey, rather than reaching the goal. 🙂
      I absolutely agree with your thoughts about the beauty of the challenge of translating a scent into words.

      • Beth Quah Soo Jing says:

        Hi Birgit! How lovely of you to respond to comments! 🙂 hugs! You sound like a Fairy Godlady, always conjuring alluring stories from scents, I could very easily imagine your voice in my head! Have a great weekend!

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  34. vanessa says:

    I read as often as I can – got a bit derailed this week by work, mind – and I haven’t anything new to add, though civava’s comment is closest to what I would have said. Simple, clear, well written and friendly! I – and all the other readers, I sense – feel very much at home here!

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