Here is the second installment of photos of my collection. I thought I’d take group shots, so you can see the bottles, but not all at once. (That mainly serves the purpose of allowing me to stay in denial about the total number of bottles which is unknown and shall remain unknown. So, please, nobody is to count them and let me know the sum. That goes especially for you, Undina!)
My Mona di Orio collection – affordable only by hosting splits, which was a great idea. Not only do I have those beautiful bottles containing their gorgeous scents, but I also got to know a bunch of lovely, fellow MdO lovers. Here are my Mona di Orio reviews.
Next up is a number of perfumes I call the luxury brigade:
Those are the perfumes I use regularly, but they still fall under the heading luxury. There is another high end category of perfumes for special occasions. I was lucky enough to receive a new bottle of Puredistance I for Christmas from the company as a Thank you for using my reviews in their press material. That is what I call excellent PR.
If you are interested in reading up on the reviews of the perfumes in this photo, here they are: Puredistance I, Antonia, M, Tom Ford Amber Absolute, Guerlain Iris Ganache, Cartier L’Heure Fougueuse, Dior New Look 1947, Mona di Orio Musc, Armani Privé Ambre Orient.
So, how was your week?
Mine was emotionally quite turbulent. My younger son started nursery and my older son was accepted at a great school, starting in September.
Niki, the younger, is slowly being introduced to the new environment, which meant spending my mornings at the nursery as well, something I enjoyed much more than I thought I would. He seems to be enjoying himself and made two friends just as tiny and cute as he is, Emma and Anton. But still, letting go of my last baby is not easy. In my mind he is the baby, the little one, but he grew so big under my very eyes, how did that happen? Bitter sweet…
It is easier with Paul, since I have him pegged as the big one (not an easy fate for the poor kid 😉 ), I am very proud of him and happy to see him turn out to be the boy we hoped he could be. I’m grateful.
The fact that Niki will be out of the house in the mornings, gives me a new kind of freedom as well. We have decided that I don’t take a job outside for now, but give a long harbored dream a shot – I will try to write a book. No, not try. I will definitely write a book, the only question is, will it be a good one? 😉
I guess, it’ll have to feature perfume somehow…
I’d love to hear about your week and what’s up with you these days!