May Melange Marathon: Thank You

I pondered and pondered what would be the subject of my last May Melange Marathon post today. How could I pick one out of so many lovely scents? How to choose? It has been easier when I’ve focused on a single note, like muguet or rose — that limits the candidates quite a bit. But this year, when my May Marathon has been a somewhat random mix of “May flowers”, the selection is more difficult.

So instead, I am writing to express my thanks to the many perfumers whose work has given me and others so much pleasure, especially during this past year of pandemic. Trying fragrances and writing about them has been a welcome distraction from the turmoil of 2020 and even into 2021. I am especially thankful for the independent perfumers who have labored through the most difficult economic times I can remember; the independent perfumeries who have done the same; the reviewers, posters, and bloggers whose work I admire and enjoy; and especially the readers who are kind enough to read my blog and others, and who form a supportive community worldwide.

So thank you, in no particular order, Diane St. Clair, Sarah McCartney (and Nick!), Liz Moores, Dawn Spencer Hurwitz, Jeffrey Dame, Pissara Umavijani, Christi Meshell, Shawn Maher, Jean-Philippe Clermont, Undina, MMKinPA, Neil at The Black Narcissus, Victoria at Bois de Jasmin, Robin and the community at Now Smell This, Portia Turbo and Jin, Megan In Ste. Maxime, Sam Scriven at I Scent You A Day, Tara at A Bottled Rose, The Candy Perfume Boy, Wafts From The Loft, Bloom Perfumery, Perfumology, LuckyScent, Krystal Fragrance, Tigerlily, Indigo Perfumery, CaFleureBon and all its writers and editors, Colognoisseur, Mr. Cologne 76, Sebastian, American Perfumer, Scent Trunk, Fragrantica and all its writers and editors, and so many others I’m sure I’ve left out. I appreciate you all!

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7 thoughts on “May Melange Marathon: Thank You

  1. Congratulations on finishing another marathon! While I didn’t manage to comment every day I did read and enjoy every post. I can barely managed a quick caption on my IG so writing a post daily seems like a lot of work. BTW, the Georgia Tech visit was successful- my son was wearing some of his new gear last night already. He likes the urban campus. Another big road trip ahead but my husband is putting some big money down on GT being a top choice. Thanks for the neighborhood advice!

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    • You’re welcome! I’m glad he liked Tech. I saw some of your photos of Clemson, too; that looked like fun! They’re both great schools with great programs, it’s really a question of 1) cost/scholarship; and 2) preference for city, suburb, rural, etc. And of course, Tech is pretty focused on engineering and computer science. The Klaus Advanced Computing Building is state-of-the-art. My kids took diving lessons for years at the McAuley Aquatic Center, so we have a soft spot for Tech though my son’s football allegiance switched later from Tech’s Yellow Jackets and the Ramblin’ Wreck to UGA’s Bulldogs!


  2. I’m extremely impressed with your blogging abilities 🙂 Not finished yet with catching up, but moving slowly from the oldest to newest posts.
    Our group (people who write and read about perfume) is smaller than it used to be 10 years ago, but I’m glad we’re still around. And it’s great that there are perfumers who keep creating perfumes that bring us joy.

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  3. OH! So lovely to get thanks and in such company!.
    Your May Marathon has been really fun. Congratulations! It’s a LOT of work.
    Also, it has inspired me to ask Undina if we can do a marathon over on the Looking Glass. Even if we only do one for a week it would be fun.
    Portia (and Jin)

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