Welcome to the weekly Perfume Chat Room, perfumistas! I envision this chat room as a weekly drop-in spot online, where readers may ask questions, suggest fragrances, tell others their SOTD, comment on new releases or old favorites, and respond to each other. The perennial theme is fragrance, but we can interpret that broadly. This is meant to be a kind space, so please try not to give or take offense, and let’s all agree to disagree when opinions differ. In fragrance as in life, your mileage may vary! YMMV.
Today is March 27, the first official week of spring in this hemisphere, and COVID-19 continues to dominate news and thoughts everywhere. So far, my family and I remain unscathed, but it’s hitting closer to home — a friend of mine from work (in a different office) is quarantined at home, presumed positive for COVID-19, but not sick enough to get tested or go to hospital. My sister knows three elderly people in her small town in New England who died of it recently; two were a couple who lived around the corner from her.
In the meantime, it has been a welcome distraction to read others’ blogs and Facebook posts about how they are using fragrance to cheer themselves up and stay connected with others. I’m still working fulltime, though remotely, so I can’t take part as actively as I might like, but I really do enjoy and appreciated the photos, comments, and mini-reviews others are sharing. And it seems as if a lot of fragrance collections are being reorganized!
How are you all doing? Tried any new fragrances lately? Keep calm and carry on!