Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I hope that everyone had a wonderful celebration. I wore Serge Lutens Bois de Violette to greet the new year, and I was rewarded with a spectacular violet sunrise.

I wanted to start 2013 by announcing the winners of our “Recommend Me a Perfume” contest. The winners are Leah and Jillie. Please email me your contact information, and your samples will be on the way to you.

Also, I wanted to take a moment to congratulate two of my readers, Elizabeth and Solanace, on some momentous events in their lives, which they shared with us recently. Elizabeth got engaged. Solanace now has a new baby perfumista in the family. My warmest wishes to both of you!

I wish everyone a great start for 2013 and a year filled with joy, good fortune, and of course, beautiful scents.

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44 Comments

  • Bela: Happy New Year to you too, Victoria, and to your readers. Hope 2013 puts some wonderful discoveries in your path. :-) January 1, 2013 at 9:34am Reply

  • Gisela: Thank you, Victoria (and Suzanne and guest writers, not to forget the commenters :-) ) for another year of wonderful perfume reading with the most beautiful photos. Reading your blog is a joy everytime. Have a wonderful New Year, happy, healthy and fabulously fragrant! January 1, 2013 at 9:41am Reply

    • rosarita: Gisela, you said everything I wanted to say most eloquently :-) Best wishes, all. January 1, 2013 at 11:38am Reply

    • OperaFan: I second Rosarita – couldn’t have said it better myself. To dear V and Suzanna, and to all fellow participants: Have a Happy New Year! January 1, 2013 at 7:36pm Reply

  • maja: That’s a wonderful violet start of the year! What a fantastic sunrise! Wish you all the best, too.

    ps. I wore Portrait of a Lady and my lucky red earrings. :) January 1, 2013 at 10:09am Reply

  • Marieke: Happy New Year! This photo is stunning, like an impressionist painting.

    I wore Kenzo Amour. January 1, 2013 at 10:38am Reply

  • Sofia: Happy New Year Victoria! That is a beautiful sunrise to begin a wonderful new year. xx January 1, 2013 at 11:17am Reply

  • Austenfan: Happy New Year! To everyone but to Victoria and Suzanna especially. May 2013 provide you with enough inspiration to keep us informed! January 1, 2013 at 11:30am Reply

  • Cyndi: Happy New Year to Everyone! I agree, the photo is stunning!

    I wore Chanel Bois Des Iles. January 1, 2013 at 11:38am Reply

  • Anne Sheffield: Happy new year Victoria! I wish you loads of joy and happiness throughout 2013. January 1, 2013 at 11:41am Reply

    • Anne: PS: I wore Amber and Lavender by Jo Malone last night. It’s my Little Black Dress perfume. January 1, 2013 at 12:33pm Reply

  • Merete: A happy New Year – filled with Love, Light and Laughter for everyone!
    A special thank you to Victoria (and to Suzanna as well) for this wonderful, knowledgeable and very beautifully written blog.
    All the best,
    Merete January 1, 2013 at 11:59am Reply

  • Cornelia Blimber: Happy New Year ! May all of us (and especially the new bride and the new baby) be happy and healthy.
    We all look forward to another wonderful year with this blog. January 1, 2013 at 12:28pm Reply

  • Rina: Happy New Year, Victoria, Suzanna and everyone here! Santa brought me 2 perfume books that I wouldn’t otherwise know I needed! Here’s to a wonderfully scented 2013! And last night I busted out the JM Pom Noir! XOXO :) January 1, 2013 at 12:41pm Reply

  • Naheed: A very Happy prosperous New year to you and yours, Victoria. January 1, 2013 at 12:50pm Reply

  • paola: Happy New year to everyone. Due to your recommendation, I chose to start the year with Shalimar. Paola January 1, 2013 at 1:00pm Reply

  • Lucas: Happy New Year Vistoria! For New Year’s Eve celebration I wore Prada Amber Pour Homme and today, on the first day of 2013 I’m wearing Prada Infusion d’Homme. All this to prove that though I love other perfume too I’m still a Pradaholic inside!

    Have a magnificent year and I hope our blogs will become better friends this year!

    Cheers to all! January 1, 2013 at 1:08pm Reply

  • Poodle: Happy New Year everyone! January 1, 2013 at 1:11pm Reply

  • Sherry: Happy New Year to you too!! Love the picture of the sunrise…gorgeous!! January 1, 2013 at 1:38pm Reply

  • Nikki: Happy New Year! Such a great photo! Thank you! January 1, 2013 at 2:04pm Reply

  • solanace: What a beautiful picture!
    Thank you so much, Victoria! May 2013 bring you many joys and dreams come true. And loads of good perfume! January 1, 2013 at 2:11pm Reply

  • Phyllis Ann Iervello: Happy New Year Victoria and to all Bois de Jasmin readers. I wore Rubj last night and I still smell marvelous this morning. May 2013 be a fragrant and healthy year for all! January 1, 2013 at 2:25pm Reply

  • Joanna: Happy New Year, everyone! 2012 was the year I discovered this fantastic site, and I shall be back for more in 2013! And I shall smell fabulous. xo January 1, 2013 at 2:37pm Reply

  • Allison: Happy New Year! I wore Nuit de Noel parfum. Cheers to 2013 and best wishes for you and all your readers! January 1, 2013 at 2:39pm Reply

  • Daisy: Happy New Year, Victoria! I hope that you had a wonderful New Year’s Eve!

    Happy New Year’s to Suzanna too! January 1, 2013 at 3:22pm Reply

  • Gabe: Happy New Year! I’ve only discovered this site maybe two weeks ago, but plan on visiting every time a new posting is made in the year 2013! January 1, 2013 at 4:37pm Reply

  • gio: Happy New Year! May all your wishes come true! January 1, 2013 at 5:49pm Reply

  • Suzanna: A beautiful and joy-filled New Year to this wonderful community of perfume friends of which I feel so lucky to be a part. I am honored that you have enjoyed my posts and I hope that I have inspired you to think about olfactory art and the path of discovery towards all things fragrant and fascinating! January 1, 2013 at 6:39pm Reply

  • Ari: Your photography (and your blog, of course!) just keep getting better, Victoria. Suzanna has been a wonderful addition to the site. The happiest of new years to you both. (I wore the bottle of Cartier Panthere I found at a yard sale for a dollar for the first time!) January 1, 2013 at 7:52pm Reply

  • silverdust: Warm wishes to all for a Happy 2013, esp. Victoria and Suzanna, our fearless leaders!

    Low-key New Year’s Eve, Mass, then home — Hypnotic Poison. (At church, my teenage daughter, who never says much about perfume, leaned over and said, “You smell good!”) So at least there’s that! January 1, 2013 at 8:36pm Reply

  • Andrea: Happiest of New Year’s to each of you. Victoria, did you stay up all night to get the sunrise shot? I am impressed! The only time I do that is accidentally, when insomnia strikes and trust me, I am not taking pictures when I have not been able to sleep all night!:-)

    I bought some Rosine Rose Praline at Aedes in NYC and got my first compliment on it today. (I was visiting my friend’s 3 day old baby, a great way to begin the year!) January 2, 2013 at 12:07am Reply

  • behemot: Happy New Year to Victoria and all great people here!
    For the first time in my life, I spent the New Year’s Eve home alone. My husband was on call and I had a bit of cold, so I did not go anywhere. I wore Shiseido “Inoui”, my very special fragrance. I was in bed with my two cats, reading and drinking tea. Right before midnight, I suddenly decided to step outside. I looked at the woods, full moon, and stars and thought about my loved ones who were away..
    As a matter of fact, I really enjoyed this new experience. Sometimes one doesn’t need crowds to celebrate. January 3, 2013 at 4:34am Reply

    • maja: wonderful! January 3, 2013 at 4:37am Reply

  • Undina: Happy New Year, Victoria!

    I had a wonderful celebration – with friends and loved ones, while wearing one of my favorite perfumes (Ormonde Jayne Ta’if). It was a good beginning and I hope the year will be kind to all of us. January 3, 2013 at 4:35am Reply

  • Dawne: Happy New Year to Victoria, Suzanna and everyone! I have been reading your blog for well over a year and felt it’s way past time to say Hello! I have learned so very much here – from perfume, to food (yum!), to travel. I even withdrew from my other perfume blogs as I have spent so much time here doing research and catching up on all blog entries since Day One. My New Year’s Eve perfume: Neela Vermeire Creations’ MOHUR. I sent for some samples from NVC after reading Suzanna’s review. I definitely will add a full bottle of this to my modest collection in the near future. I’m also a big SL fan! January 3, 2013 at 4:35am Reply

  • mysterious_scent: Happy New year! I love Serge Lutens Bois de Violette! January 3, 2013 at 4:36am Reply

  • Ariane: Happy New Year,Victoria and Suzanna,and thank you for this wonderful blog!iThe photo is stunning!I wore the one I keep for special moments,Amouage Gold! January 3, 2013 at 4:36am Reply

  • Cornelia Blimber: Happy New Year to Victoria and Suzanna, we all are happy with this blog; but let us not forget Andy! January 3, 2013 at 4:37am Reply

    • Victoria: Thank you very much everyone for your nice wishes and kind words. May all of your wishes come true in the new year! And a special thank you to Suzanna, Andy, Jola, and Vanessa who contributed some great articles last year! January 3, 2013 at 4:39am Reply

      • behemot: My pleasure :) January 3, 2013 at 4:39am Reply

  • Juraj: Hello Victoria,

    I wish you all the best in the new year as well! :)

    Juraj
    BL’eauOG January 3, 2013 at 5:09am Reply

  • Ferris: Happy New Year Victoria and all the readers of the Bois de Jasmin blog! I wish everyone lots of love, joy, and happiness in the new year. January 5, 2013 at 2:55pm Reply

  • fleurdelys: A very happy New Year to you too! I just wanted to let you know that for Christmas, I baked your speculoos cookie recipe, and I made your Sel de Vetiver bath salts as gifts for friends and family (adding the almond oil to make it a scrub). Of course, I made some for myself, too. Thanks for making the holidays even more delicious and fragrant! January 9, 2013 at 12:15pm Reply

    • Victoria: Thank you for letting me know. I’m so happy to hear that you’ve enjoyed the recipes. It’s a pleasure to share them. :) January 9, 2013 at 2:38pm Reply

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