Perfume Chat Room, May 24

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 actually Tuesday, May 24, and I’m late! My apologies — I just got back from two weeks of travel with my husband that included Milan, Lake Maggiore, Lake Como, and Sitges (Spain). I am SO HAPPY to travel overseas again! And yes, I sniffed and bought some perfume along the way. Details of my perfume tourism to follow!

It still feels weird to go through airports and sit on a plane with dozens of other people, but I’m getting re-acclimated to it. Mask and testing requirements differ from country to country, but we figured those out. And we didn’t bring back COVID as a souvenir, thank goodness.

Our remaining travel this summer will be by car, to go to family weddings and visit my father-in-law. None of those destinations will include perfume tourism, which is probably a good thing given that I made a few purchases in May. I’m looking forward to the family gatherings; events of the last two years have brought vivid reminders that a good life is about good relationships with other people.

I’m looking forward to tidying up my garden after two weeks away; right now, I have gardenias and “Confederate jasmine” in bloom, so it’s very fragrant. What is going on in your fragrant world?

Roses at Isola Bella

5 thoughts on “Perfume Chat Room, May 24

  1. Wow that wall looks phenomenal! I envy your green fingers. I can drive fruit & veg but flowers are not my friend.
    The only floral things that have thrived were planted by my eldest son when he was a child. He went through a stage when he chose plants as part of his birthday gift. A rambling yellow rose edged with orange, a periwinkle & a philadelphus all continue to thrive after 20-24 years

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  2. I’m glad that your absence was of a pleasant kind and look forward to reading your perfume tourism stories.
    I’m preparing to my short vacation (will probably post about it later), but I think that the only perfumes involved will be those that I bring with me.

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  3. Sounds like a lovely trip. My son had to leave at his last day of high school today, graduation on June 1. We’ll take a short family trip to Virginia in June, that will be it for the three of us traveling together for a while. I had my last game photography last night for this school year, looking forward to a little break over the summer. I’m jealous of your garden, mine is years from being that lush!

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