A perfumed year: 2019 retrospective

polygonal star

Ça y est… it’s been a whole year since I caught the spark that ignited my passion for perfume (a flammable liquid, after all!). I think I’ve come a decent way, and yet the memories of those initial days of wide-eyed discovery feel like it’s been only a month or so.


A lot has happened between then and now—if not so much in quantity, then more so in significance. A few momentous events, though momentary in occurrence, redefine the shape of our lives, and their momentum carries through the many comparably dull moments in between. Glancing through my posts over the past year, it’s clear (to me at least) that once I got past the very very basics of perfume knowledge, my writings shifted from a free-for-all playground mentality into a tightening coil of introspection aimed at constantly adapting to new shapes.

Instead of surrounding myself with plaques, mugs, T-shirts, stickers, pillows, calendars—you get the idea—emblazoned with motivational quotes, I spritz myself with different perfumes: each one its own set of motivational accords.

(I will admit to one decal.)

I can & I will


So, I may still be in the honeymoon period of my relationship with perfume, but the romantic in me believes this could be a lifelong pursuit. If not, I should have at least a few more years of Euphoria with my French Lover in Ninfeo Mio before succumbing to Poison while gasping, “Not a Perfume!”








Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s