April – warm and pleasant, with a couple of small rains – went by very fast and I haven’t even noticed how the time came for my monthly statistics post. It will be a short one.
I was so busy this past month that I didn’t even wear perfumes every day: I wore1 something on 26 occasions. I never was completely scentless though since I did some testing: I tested2 37 perfumes, 16 for the first time – and none of them impressed me much. It’s good I got all of those samples either at a store or swapping with other perfumista friends: I would have been much more upset had I paid for them.
Speaking of perfumista friends, I decided to do some statistics on the topic.
I regularly follow 45-55 blogs with 55+ writers (some of the blogs have multiple authors). Out of these 55+ bloggers I have/had interactions beyond comments and draws with 30 perfumistas and I met 6 of them in RL and enjoyed every one of this meetings.
Speaking of meetings, if you haven’t read it yet, check out Suzanne’s (Eiderdown Press) report about her recent trip to California and our meeting. Risking a faux modesty accusation, I still have to say that the way Suzanne describes me reflects more on her generous and outgoing nature than on my true self. I mean, I am great (and extremely modest, while we’re at it) – just not that great. And it was a very pleasant mini-vacation. Thank you, Suzanne (and Mark)!
How many perfumistas have you met?
1When I wear a perfume I apply it to at least three-four points and usually I plan to spend at least 4-8 hours with the same scent so I’m prepared to re-apply if the original application wears off.
2 For the testing I apply a perfume to one area on my arms easily available for the repetitive sniffing. But, most likely, I’m the only one who can smell it. I can test two, sometimes even more perfumes at the same time.
Image: my own