My name is Julia. I live in the Bay Area, California. Undina is my online name and I used it for so many years that it feels very natural to respond to it. So feel free to address me either way (here is the story of my nickname).
I loved perfumes as long as I could remember myself (since I was 4-5 years old).
Perfumes for me are mostly a sensual experience; I’m much less interested in the science behind them. I do not know, pretend to know or even plan to know too much about them.
I do not write perfume reviews per se. The majority of my posts are life stories related to perfumes. It doesn’t matter if I loved the perfume I tested or hated it: if there is no story in my head to tell about that perfume, I won’t.
The main purpose of this blog is to make friends with similar interests and maintain a conversation with them. I’m not in the competition for readership, following or industry recognition – not that there is anything wrong with that, I just want to state where I stand.
I think that blog posts’ “shelf life” is too short compared to the effort put into their creation. That’s why I welcome (and actively encourage!) my blogo-friends’ giving links to their posts related to the topic of my posts. Do not be modest – link away!
I link to my earlier posts not for the purposes of SEO (again – nothing wrong with that, it just doesn’t serve my purposes) but because I want to share them with those who joined the circle later (it’s like telling the same story at the table where some friends have already heard it and some have even been a part of it).
Being just stories, most of my posts aren’t topical so if you come across them months later feel free to comment, ask a question or add a link: I read and answer all comments.
If your blog is on my reading list I will read each of your posts. Sometimes a week later but I’ll get there. And I always come back to read your answers.
Go to My Perfume Portrait page if you want to know more about my personal perfumes preferences.
To contact me send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org