I didn’t manage to get a normal Weekend Link Love post together this week, circumstances conspired against me. I’m sorry. Instead I just want to recount my week a little bit, since it was a very good week perfume-wise, since I had the good fortune to meet two fellow Perfumistas and friends.
The first was Lady Jane Grey, a fellow Viennese and OT reader many of you will know from her regular comments. We met for coffee and some perfume talk. My younger son Niki was with me and he did his best to charm Lady Jane. 🙂
We swapped Guerlains, some of my Spiritueuse Double Vanille for her Angelique Noire and I couldn’t be happier. Angelique Noire is a wonderful perfume, and I’m wearing it non-stop since Friday.
On Saturday I met another blogger, the fabulous Vanessa of Bonkers About Perfume, who was on her way through Austria and made a stop near our cottage to meet up for coffee, a little sniffing and lunch. It was so lovely to see her again (we met for the first time in Vienna in August).
She came laden with numerous goodies and I cherish each and every one of them. Highlights are a sample of new Hermessence Santal Massoia, directly from Paris, as well as a generous decant of the most precious juice ever, Plus Que Jamais Guerlain, a discontinued and impossible to find gem, she herself has no full bottle of, but still selflessly shared her decant with me.
Thank you very much, Vanessa!
I wish I had photodocumentation of the two encounters, but my excuse, if I have one, is preoccupation with damage control, since Niki is at an age where he is all too interested in either fleeing the scene or drinking every available liquid on the table.
But Vanessa took some lovely pictures and I hope we’ll get to see them on her blog eventually.
My Sunday is hopefully a quiet one, before the last week before Christmas starts with all its attending frenzy.
I look forward to yet another fragrant encounter this coming Wednesday though, when my friend E. will visit from London. I feel an extended pre-Holiday sniffing trip coming on…
What about you? How was your week, what are your weekend plans?
What is your favorite perfume of the moment?