On October 30, 2010 I posted here for the first time.
The time has flown by, my kids are no longer babies and neither is this blog. This one is actually post N°999.
I want to thank the people who made this a wonderful journey, hopefully without sounding like I’m accepting an Oscar. 😉
Many thanks to Tara, my dear friend and first regular contributor. Having you as my eyes and ears in the important perfume capital of London is so valuable and your reviews are always beautiful and inspiring (also it doesn’t hurt that we share many favorites! 😉 )
A big Thank you to Sandra, my local sounding board for all things fragrant and regular contributor of fascinating photos and travelogues and reviews. Your work is very much appreciated!
To Jordan, who is simply irrepressible and a hoot and a half! Your ideas and your infectious enthusiasm are great and often just what I need! Thank you for adding your perspective to the blog.
The biggest thanks goes to my dear readers and commenters, it is you who make this blog a lively place that feels like home to me. It sounds like a cliché, though it is anything but. Without you, I would never have written almost a thousand posts.
Happy Birthday, OT! *lifts glass of champagne*
Whoosh and Wow. I enjoy travelling via your Internet-based travel agency specializing in web-tours to Perfumeland, Beauty Spots and other destinations all over The Fragrant Stratosphere. I appreciate the way that First class travel is complimentary and you can board here anytime that suits you. I like the way that morning tea travellers are welcome as are long-haul explorers. Many Happy Returns to Olfactoria’s Travels. I have found beauty here and sensual delights as well as intelligence and perfumed prose.
Thank you for your kind words, Jordan! Thank you for choosing to travel with us! 😉
I was thinking just recently that it was supposed to be your blog anniversary any day now and planned to check it – but then got distracted.
Happy Anniversary, dear Birgit! Love the blog, love your style and learned a lot from you. Thank you and many inspirations in future!
Hadn’t WordPress reminded me of the anniversary, you would have. Thanks for all your support, I really appreciate it, dearest Undina! ❤
It’s not less than three (3 😉
wow, congratulations! you’ve created a sweet perfume expert’s den 🙂 wishing you inspiration and keeping the gift of wonder! xoxo
Thank you very much, Nath!
Happy Anniversary and a huge thank you to you too! x
Happy Anniversary and thank you for this very informing and entertaining place, that I immensely enjoy visiting every day!
Thank you, Safran! It makes me very happy that you feel that way.
Alles Gute zum Geburtstag. I love your blog and have spend many happy hours jumping from A to Z, from this perfume review to that note description. So thank youthe very educational entertainment,
Vielen Dank, Sabine! 🙂
Happy Anniversary! I’m very happy to be part of your excellent blog as a reader! I enjoy reading the articles but there’s also very interesting conversation in comments. You really make a very nice atmosphere here.
That is lovely to hear, thank you, Damir!
Happy Anniversary Birgit. I look forward to continued reading the next three years and many more to come!
Thanks for reading and commenting, Steve!
Happy Anniversary dear Birgit!
Three years and look what you have achieved, it’s quite something.
Here’s to many happy returns. Lila x
Thanks for your encouragement, Lila! It means a lot. xo
Happy Blog Birthday! This is always a pleasant stop on the information superhighway. I look forward to many more posts for years to come. Congrats!
Thank you very much, poodle!
Happy 3rd Birthday to OT and many congratulations to you, dear B!
Thnak you so much for those lovely words. I feel very fortunate to be able to contribute to my favourite blog and I love being your eyes and ears in London town.
I’m guessing your boys had a hand in picking that cake pic? 🙂
Ha, yes, they did! 😉
I’m glad you enjoy being the “editor at large” here, it’s great for me and for the readers!
Dear Birgit I wish you a very happy blog’aversary. Once again, cheers to many, many more years of OT.
Thank you, Asali! xo
Happy Anniversary dear Birgit! You opened up a whole new world for me. Thank you!
My pleasure entirely! Thank you! xx
Congratulations, dear Birgit! I so enjoy reading. You are a delight across the distance, and I look forward to each post!
You are a delight yourself, Annina! 🙂 Thank you for being a regular reader.
Dearest Birgit, the heartiest of congratulations to you!!! I’m glad that your blog feels like home to you because that’s really what you’ve made it: a warm and welcoming place where no matter what you’re writing about, the “setting” is beautiful and the conversation is cozy. Cheers, and here’s wishing you another great year ahead. ❤
I believe that you are instrumental in creating this atmosphere through your kind presence, Suz! I’m really lucky to have readers and commenters like you. ❤
Happy anniversary, Birgit, I’m so glad I found OT! I’ve learned much, enjoyed the interviews, travelogs, photography and have found some other enjoyable blogs as well. It’s your down to earth elegance and warmth that makes your blog stand out, thanks for all your hard work 🙂
I’m also glad you found me and even more that you stayed. Thank you, ringthing.
Happy anniversary, dear B – I can’t wait to read the 1000th post !
Unspectacularly, the 1000th post will be a Monday Question. 🙂
One of the only 3 blogs I read. Really lovely, enjoy many more years.
That is a huge honor! Thank you very much shellyw!
Thank you for being one of the best parts of my day! Congratulations for 3 years!!!
That is so kind, thank you, Darilyn!
Happy 3rd anniversary, dear B! It feels as though you have been around longer – OT is such an institution. I have very much enjoyed following your posts and meeting you in person in both our countries. I look forward to post No 1000 and many more to come… X
An institution, wow.
The best thing about it all is finding all of you people, truly! Big hug, dear V!
(How is your hand doing?)
It seems to be getting sorer, thanks for asking, possibly because I can’t manage to rest it. Waiting for the results of some X-rays and will see what’s what. Am hoping it is just bruised….anything worse could be really awkward!
Doesn’t sound good! 😦 I hope it is nothing too bad. Keep that paw still!!!!
Dear Birgit, your blog is my favorite place on the web. I’ve enjoyed it and learned a great
deal. As we say in the America, “Happy Trails” for all your future travels. You’ve help to
make the world a more fragrant place. Best regards, AnitaATM
Aww, thank you, that is lovely! Thank you for reading!
Here’s to many years to come, dear B.!
You are one of the kindest people and, perhaps, the classiest in the fragrance blogosphere.
Thank you for sharing your enthusiasm with us and letting us be part of your world.
I give that compliment right back to you, Caro! ❤
Congratulations! I look forward to many more years of reading pleasure.
Many thanks, fleurdelys!
Happy 3rd Anniversary! I’ve really enjoyed your blog thus far and always look forward to reading new posts! Hopefully we get to meet in person some day! 🙂
I hope so too! Thanks for reading. 🙂
Well Done!! Congratulations on your 3rd Anniversary, Birgit! I look forward to many many more. Have some champagne from all of us!!!
I’ll have a glass or three! 😉
as a silent reader from germany for two years, I think this is now the right time to THANK YOU for your wonderful blog. It is my inspiration and guide through the world of perfume. I visit this site almost every day. Dear Olfactoria, please keep on writing – and I keep on reading (promise!!!).
thank you for “delurking” today. I’m happy getting to know you. Many thanks for reading my blog and your kind words!
Alles Gute zum dreijährigen Blogoläum! I’ll blow a handful of scented confetti from Berlin over to Vienna…
Often I get completely absorbed in reading your wonderful blog and all the well informed, educated, funny and kind comments and the rest of the world disappeares for a while. Very relaxing and exciting at the same time. I’m fascinated by your extraordinary passion – 999 posts!! – and look forward to read many more.
many good wishes back to Berlin!
I’m glad you enjoy the blog, many thanks for the lovely comment!
Happy Blog Birthday/Anniversary! Love this blog and look forward to many more entries.
Thank you very much, Tatiana! 🙂
Eau wow! Congratulations on those 3 years, such a long time, a milestone. And you became an icon of the perfume blogosphere~!
Thank you, Lucas! The three years have flown by. 🙂
How exciting! Congratulation dear B for all the effort that has afforded us much enjoyment (and evil temptations :)) and a place than feels like home to a lot of us too!
Here’s to the muse never deserting you, and many more blogoversaries!
I hope the muse will come back with a vengeance, as it is sorely missing lately… sorry. 😦
Thank you for being a part of this lovely community here, Lavanya.
Congratulations, on Three Years! ❤ reading I may not always comment but I do enjoy. Hugs, B..
Thank you, Sandi, that is very nice to hear!
Congratulations on the three year anniversary from a faithful reader! 🙂
Many thanks, dear Eva!
Happy anniversary, dear Birgit, and thank you for this lovely blog ❤
Thank you for reading Isabelle! ❤
Congrats and Happy Anniversary! I’m so glad you started this blog – it’s one of my favorites.
That is so kind, thank you!
Best wishes for many more years of blogging
Thank you, drtvrmoi!
Congratulations from a grateful latecomer! May you continue to inform and delight your readers for as long as you enjoy doing it.
Thank you, Laurels, I’m glad you joined us!
Birgit, thank you for making the world of fragrance even lovelier!
Hugs to you and Sandra. xxxx V
Thank you, Valerie! Hugs back. 🙂
Congratulations on your milestone. Yours is such a great blog and such a great introduction to the world of fragrance beyond designer scents that I had no idea existed until a few months ago. Please keep doing what you’re doing as I can only imagine the time it takes to do this. Lovely work.
Many thanks, Meganinstmaxime! I’m glad my blog helped you discover new things. Have fun with your newly discovered passion!
Happy blog birthday dear Birgit! And many more to come! 🙂
*enjoying the champagne with you*
Thank you! Prost! 😉
Congratulations! And to many more years of blogging!
Thank you very much, citypark!
Happy blog anniversary! I love your well written reviews. Your blog has introduced me to a world of new and wonderful fragrances!
Many thanks, Claudia. I’m glad you enjoy my blog!
Happy birthday to Olfactoria’s Travels 🙂
Thank you, Melinda!
happy belated birthday dear OT…hope you had a blast! your blog rocks and I can’t wait to meet you in person if you ever venture to Africa. x
Thank you very much, dear Africanperfumista! 🙂
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