Olfactoria Travels For Three Years Now – 3rd Blog Birthday

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.

Guess who chose that cake image? ;)

Guess who chose that cake image? 😉

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*

Image source: Cake, champagne via hdwallpapersinn.com

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90 Responses to Olfactoria Travels For Three Years Now – 3rd Blog Birthday

  1. Jordan River says:

    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.

  2. Undina says:

    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!

  3. beautycalyptique says:

    wow, congratulations! you’ve created a sweet perfume expert’s den 🙂 wishing you inspiration and keeping the gift of wonder! xoxo

  4. Alexandra says:

    Happy Anniversary and a huge thank you to you too! x

  5. Safran says:

    Happy Anniversary and thank you for this very informing and entertaining place, that I immensely enjoy visiting every day!

  6. Sabine says:

    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,

  7. dgambas says:

    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.

  8. Happy Anniversary Birgit. I look forward to continued reading the next three years and many more to come!

  9. Happy Anniversary dear Birgit!
    Three years and look what you have achieved, it’s quite something.
    Here’s to many happy returns. Lila x

  10. poodle says:

    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!

  11. Tara says:

    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? 🙂

  12. Asali says:

    Dear Birgit I wish you a very happy blog’aversary. Once again, cheers to many, many more years of OT.

  13. Sandra says:

    Happy Anniversary dear Birgit! You opened up a whole new world for me. Thank you!

  14. Annina says:

    Congratulations, dear Birgit! I so enjoy reading. You are a delight across the distance, and I look forward to each post!

  15. Suzanne says:

    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. ❤

  16. ringthing says:

    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 🙂

  17. Lady Jane Grey says:

    Happy anniversary, dear B – I can’t wait to read the 1000th post !

  18. shellyw says:

    One of the only 3 blogs I read. Really lovely, enjoy many more years.

  19. Darilyn says:

    Thank you for being one of the best parts of my day! Congratulations for 3 years!!!

  20. Vanessa says:

    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

  21. 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

  22. 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.


  23. fleurdelys says:

    Congratulations! I look forward to many more years of reading pleasure.

  24. 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! 🙂

  25. Tora says:

    Well Done!! Congratulations on your 3rd Anniversary, Birgit! I look forward to many many more. Have some champagne from all of us!!!

  26. SuseK says:

    Dear Olfactoria,
    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!!!).
    Kind regards

  27. Anka says:

    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.

  28. Tatiana says:

    Happy Blog Birthday/Anniversary! Love this blog and look forward to many more entries.

  29. lucasai says:

    Eau wow! Congratulations on those 3 years, such a long time, a milestone. And you became an icon of the perfume blogosphere~!

  30. Lavanya says:

    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!

  31. Sandi L says:

    Congratulations, on Three Years! ❤ reading I may not always comment but I do enjoy. Hugs, B..

  32. Eva S says:

    Congratulations on the three year anniversary from a faithful reader! 🙂

  33. IsabelleMi says:

    Happy anniversary, dear Birgit, and thank you for this lovely blog ❤

  34. Kandice says:

    Congrats and Happy Anniversary! I’m so glad you started this blog – it’s one of my favorites.

  35. drtvrmoi says:

    Best wishes for many more years of blogging

  36. Laurels says:

    Congratulations from a grateful latecomer! May you continue to inform and delight your readers for as long as you enjoy doing it.

  37. Valerie says:

    Birgit, thank you for making the world of fragrance even lovelier!
    Hugs to you and Sandra. xxxx V

  38. 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.

  39. Ines says:

    Happy blog birthday dear Birgit! And many more to come! 🙂

    *enjoying the champagne with you*

  40. citypark says:

    Congratulations! And to many more years of blogging!

  41. Claudia Bloemendal says:

    Happy blog anniversary! I love your well written reviews. Your blog has introduced me to a world of new and wonderful fragrances!

  42. Melinda says:

    Happy birthday to Olfactoria’s Travels 🙂

  43. 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

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