Can one pack up an entire apartment, complete with a vintage fragrance collection in less than 72 hours? From my personal experience, I can tell that this is not a pleasant enterprise; yet, the ballet training has instilled stamina and discipline in me. Every morning when I wake up in the apartment filled with boxes and suitcases, I feel a pang. This was the place where I spent several years, which might seem perfect in the retrospect. I sat down for many hours at this table writing, reading, memorizing chemical formulas and studying aroma-materials. I walk from room to room, observing familiar details that will soon blur into the memories of the past. In a few days, the new routine will engulf me, but right now, indulging in reminiscences seems appropriate. …
The packing process unearths several journals that I kept consentingly between the ages of 8 and 22. Then, writing became a part of my profession, and my attention to journals has waned. A glass of wine and an hour to peruse through the pages densely covered with florid cursive, and I am already feeling the wave of nostalgia coming over me. As I turn the pages, my glance falls upon a short description of Dior Tendre Poison that might perhaps count as my first fragrance review.
“…I am fascinated by the transparent emerald flacon concealing within itself a delicate, fresh and alluring scent tinged with a disconcerting bitterness…” Although a brief re-acquaintance with Tendre Poison confirms that it is neither delicate nor fresh, the scent catapults me back into the sweltering day in 1994, when–much like I am doing right now–I was writing amid the chaos of packing for the United States trip.
Yet, now the journals and perfumes are packed away, waiting to be transported to the new location. I am looking forward to whatever might anticipate me in the future. Given the hectic nature of the move and a number of deadlines, I will continue the intermittent posting till the end of the month. As always, thank you for visiting and sharing your thoughts with me.
Tendre Poison ad from Images de Parfums.