Scent Diary : Impressions and Discoveries

What are some of the most vivid scent experiences–not limited to perfume in the bottles–you’ve had recently?

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Scent Diary is a place where we can share fragrances we encounter, good and bad, perfumes we wear and the scents around us. It’s a way to sharpen our sense of smell, but also just to enjoy the fragrance hobby in a different way. Whether you write down 1 recollection or 10 matters less than simply reminding yourself to smell. You can add as many comments as you wish. You can comment today or over the course of the week; this thread will always be open. Of course, do share what perfume you’re wearing or what particularly good scented products you’ve discovered.

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  • spe: The smell of sour milk from a broken coffee vending machine. It’s a lot like vomit. Wafting down the hallway all day.

    Thankfully I was wearing L’ Heure Nuit by Guerlain. It offset the nastiness around us. October 14, 2015 at 8:15am Reply

    • Sandra: EWW! October 14, 2015 at 10:03am Reply

    • Victoria: Yes, I can see how that would be memorable! 🙂 October 14, 2015 at 3:40pm Reply

  • angeldiva: Wearing Balmain -Le Dix while looking at a 1936 Bugatti Atlantic worth 40 million dollars. October 14, 2015 at 8:34am Reply

    • Michaela: Funniest shortest comment lately! 🙂 October 14, 2015 at 9:00am Reply

    • Karen: Saw the museum’s web site – how cool! And yay to you for pairing the perfect perfume! October 14, 2015 at 11:06am Reply

      • angeldiva: Cars and racing are great passions of mine! If ever you are in Ventura County- you may really enjoy this museum, Karen. October 14, 2015 at 3:15pm Reply

        • Karen: For so many, many reasons I know I would love the museum! One of my great uncles was a race car driver (amongst many glamorous things), and as a small girl we would go to the (very) local race track to watch the races. There was a woman race car driver named Pinky – her car and the suit she wore (not sure of the correct term??) were pink. I remember seeing the movie Le Mans – now I want to see it again! October 14, 2015 at 4:31pm Reply

          • angeldiva: I loved Le Mans. I used to drive a Pontiac Le Mans, but am recovered from being a speed queen.
            Funny, what a day in traffic court can do to your ankle/gas pedal reflex.
            OMG, I just went to Perfumania at the Camarillo Outlets. So fun! I bought a Travalo, a roller ball- and, they had a deal…
            For $10. you could get any size travalo filled with any perfume in the store! Hello!
            I felt lost without immediate access to BDJ reviews, but I chose:
            Cartier- La Panthere 🙂
            also tried First–really good smell
            VIP Rose
            Hot Couture
            Basier Vole — I liked this
            Beautiful and
            Bijan
            I thought Bijan smelled great! Plus I got 3 celeb -u-tant scents samples. October 15, 2015 at 2:40am Reply

            • Karen: Great buys! La Panthere really hits the spot, doesn’t it – and love the $10 price which lets you expand your perfume wardrobe without depleting the bank. October 15, 2015 at 4:18am Reply

    • Victoria: I love this reply. 🙂 October 14, 2015 at 3:40pm Reply

    • Austenfan: I once visited the big car museum in Mulhouse France. They have a huge collection of Bugatti’s, both old and new. I instantly fell in love with the Veyron. Beautiful car, the Bugatti Atlantic is seriously gorgeous as well. I just checked. October 14, 2015 at 4:02pm Reply

      • angeldiva: Hi Austenfan,
        I believe that the brilliant young girl who was our tour guide spoke of this place. They had many a Voison, and Hispano- Suise . (spl.?)
        But, it was that Atlantic that had a rather pornographic effect on me. October 15, 2015 at 2:54am Reply

    • Alicia: Le Dix was one of my favorite perfumes, but it was from Balenciaga, not Balmain. October 14, 2015 at 4:26pm Reply

      • Petunia: I found a mini of Le Dix in a junk…. er, antique shop last year and bought it for $2. In the same shop my cousin found a bottle of vintage 19. Lucky girl. October 14, 2015 at 9:04pm Reply

        • angeldiva: Petunia,
          oh! That’s a kind of luck I just love hearing about! There are many LeDix minis on Ebay, and I can feel my computer PURCHASE finger twitching! October 15, 2015 at 2:49am Reply

      • angeldiva: Oh! Dearie Me – I had a slight hangover when I wrote Balmain! Thanks! October 15, 2015 at 2:42am Reply

  • Michaela: Fresh organic quince. Childhood long forgotten memory. My grandmother kept them on the shelves during winter. October 14, 2015 at 9:03am Reply

    • Victoria: I have some in my dining room right now, and they smell so good. October 14, 2015 at 3:40pm Reply

      • Claire: I love the fragrance. My grandmother made quince jelly ( she was amazing) and Iranian cuisine include khoreshes (meat “stew”) made with quince. October 14, 2015 at 5:46pm Reply

        • Victoria: Quince jelly with goat cheese. Quince stewed with cloves. Quince with lamb. I’m getting hungry now. October 15, 2015 at 3:41pm Reply

          • angeldiva: Victoria,
            Now doubt you are hungry because you have been working SO much! Wow, so many articles, traveling boxes, reviews!
            Have you started Progesterone therapy, or a new vitamin? lol
            LOVE,
            Angeldiva October 15, 2015 at 8:29pm Reply

            • Victoria: LOL! Vitamin D helps. October 16, 2015 at 10:51am Reply

    • angeldiva: Michaela,
      I remember hearing the Cowardly Lion in the Wizard Of Oz sing about quince! The song was,”If I Were King Of The Forrest.” But, I never knew what he was singing about! October 15, 2015 at 2:58am Reply

      • Michaela: Beautiful! 🙂 I’ll remember to search this. October 15, 2015 at 5:46am Reply

        • angeldiva: I still don’t know what quince IS ! October 15, 2015 at 10:24pm Reply

          • Michaela: Fruit, growing in a tree 🙂 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quince October 16, 2015 at 5:06am Reply

            • angeldiva: Thank-you, Michaela!
              I was just about to google this , and you saved me that effort. Now, I want to go back and see The Wizard Of Oz, again! October 16, 2015 at 5:14pm Reply

    • Gentiana: I just smelled the quinces growing on that little tree in my garden ! Exquisit smell !!! We still use tu keep them on the cupboard 🙂 October 20, 2015 at 11:16am Reply

  • MJ: I rescued a few bottles of vintage (60’s, 70’s) perfume from the pending estate sale at my mother’s house yesterday. Passing on the Georio, Youth Dew, (I’m going back for that one) and White LInen, I selected an almost full cut glass bottle of RL Safari (smells like I remember my mom at family Christmas parties), Knowing (She never wore it, but it appeals to me), a bottle of Chanel No. 5 with 1/2 ” of perfume stored in its original box. Smells good, but much different from today’s No. 5. (I always get a “baby powder” experience with No. 5. This one’s no baby.) Probably my best surprise was a bottle of the original Norell still 2/3 full. Still smells great in the bottle. I can “smell” the makeup and hairspray that would accompany its scent as my mom got ready for work. October 14, 2015 at 9:05am Reply

    • Joy: I loved Norell. I was looking at it on E-Bay the other day, but am very afraid to buy through them. October 14, 2015 at 1:36pm Reply

      • Candace: FYI I saw Norell at Neiman Marcus the other day. I don’t know if it has changed or not. But it’s nice that it’s back! October 14, 2015 at 2:13pm Reply

        • Petunia: I believe Anne did a review of the current version of Norell recently on the Perfume Posse if you are interested. October 14, 2015 at 9:08pm Reply

          • Joy: Thank you for the suggestion, Petunia. I will look for that. I always thought it was so elegant. October 15, 2015 at 11:58am Reply

    • Victoria: So many treasures! Norell is amazing, especially the older versions. October 14, 2015 at 3:41pm Reply

      • MJ: The Norell is amazing. I can still smell it on my arm even after a shower. October 14, 2015 at 8:14pm Reply

      • angeldiva: The late great Lauren Bacall wore Norell October 15, 2015 at 3:02am Reply

    • angeldiva: Mj,
      You totally scored! Try layering the Youth Dew with Amber. That’s what I’m going to do when my bottle arrives. I think Youth Dew is just so potent that it’s appeal could be resurrected for another generation.
      If it was discontinued… we might all miss it! October 15, 2015 at 3:01am Reply

      • angeldiva: Update-
        I’m replying to my own reply! lol

        Just received my FB of Youth Dew. Isn’t it amazing how ones sense of smell can change. When I smelled this at 18, and 20, it smelled musty, pungent, too strong, and too mature.

        Now, at 54 it smells absolutely beautiful, exotic and sweetly incensed. Was it reformulated? Because this is not your grandmothers Youth Dew. I’ll be wearing this all winter. It’s seductive.

        Layering Prada Pour Homme EDT over this Youth Dew smells every bit as enchanted as I thought it would!!!!
        YES!!! It lightens the perfume considerably, and adds a light patina of amber. This side by side comparison has resulted in both wrists smelling of expensive niche perfumes.

        In my humble opinion this layering is so superior to Estee Lauder- Youth Dew Amber Nude , on it’s own.

        I’m loving this art and discovery process that is layering! Thank-you BDJ!

        Two new scents for less than $45. US..
        And, just to reiterate my last layering success story:
        Estee Lauder- Private Collection {base}
        Estee Lauder- Modern Muse {top}

        *try at a counter for free!
        The world smells good today!
        Angeldiva October 15, 2015 at 10:38pm Reply

        • Victoria: You smell good! 🙂 October 16, 2015 at 10:53am Reply

          • angeldiva: Thank-you! I’m so glad I got the Clove/Amber combo that I craved. I remember you said to let you know, how I found the Amber Nude- and ,this was a really good layering! October 16, 2015 at 5:17pm Reply

    • Joy: I should also have said that your mother’s choices all were/still are mine, except for Giorgio. I did buy Giorgio, but it made me queasy, so I gave it to my sister who wore it constantly. I would get car sick every time we rode in the car together and she wore it. October 15, 2015 at 12:01pm Reply

  • MJ: I meant Giorgio. October 14, 2015 at 9:10am Reply

  • laurinha: The smell of fallen leaves slowly decomposing, the crisp morning air, the shisha tobacco wafting through the street…

    I’m wearing Dior Mitzah because I needed something warm and enveloping this morning. October 14, 2015 at 9:16am Reply

    • Danaki: Ditto. To combat the cold feeling today, it had to be Ambre Sultan for me. October 14, 2015 at 9:38am Reply

    • Victoria: Mitzah sounds perfect with this scene. October 14, 2015 at 3:41pm Reply

  • Bonnie: The smell of President’s-Choice brand Gold Ribbon Chocolate&Vanilla ice-cream (available at Loblaw’s grocery stores in Toronto) that I bought last night on a whim, and ended up eating the whole carton for dinner. For $3.99, that choco-van combination had a scent like heaven! Both rich and light at the same time and decadent as sin. A sinful scent! I wish it came bottled!

    And now, I’m HOOKED. Like I need an extra 5 pounds… October 14, 2015 at 9:33am Reply

    • Sandra: I ate mint chocolate chip last night. For me it was a pregnancy craving.
      There are worse things you can get hooked on! October 14, 2015 at 10:13am Reply

    • Victoria: I just ate a huge piece of cheesecake, and I still want this ice cream. 🙂 October 14, 2015 at 3:42pm Reply

      • angeldiva: LOL October 15, 2015 at 3:03am Reply

  • Lisa B: The smell of fallen pine needles baking in the warm sun always reminds me of Girl Scout Camp. October 14, 2015 at 9:37am Reply

    • Genevieve L Fawcett: You should try Serge Lutens ‘Fille en aiguille’ then: to me it smells just like a Pine forest with a ray of sunlight warming the Pine needles on the forest floor. One of the most comforting scents I can think of. October 14, 2015 at 10:21am Reply

      • Claire: Mmm. That sounds wonderful. The sun-warmed aspect is what makes me want to try this. October 14, 2015 at 5:49pm Reply

    • Victoria: A wonderful smell! October 14, 2015 at 3:42pm Reply

  • maggiecat: The smell of a school library. I accompanied my husband to his high school reunion, and we went on a tour of his old school. I would have known when we came to the library with my eyes shut. For me, it is a happy, hopeful, exciting smell, instantly recognizable though hard to describe.
    Oh, and the school gym had a very distinct and memorable scent as well, but without the fond memories! October 14, 2015 at 9:42am Reply

    • Victoria: I also have no fond memories of my school gym, and the smell is so distinctive and memorable. But now that those days are long behind, sometimes I get nostalgic. October 14, 2015 at 3:44pm Reply

  • Danaki: my partner’s green/fouguere-ish scented antiperspirant easily fills the room. I think I wore too much Ambre Sultan today, but what the heck, I need it.
    Kitchen at work smelled of stale tea bags and last night’s pine floor cleaner. The seminar room was fresh, the sweetness of rocky road powerful only if you’re close enough.
    Too much onion in my Greek salad and I don’t like how my breath smells now. Thank god for Ambre Sultan. October 14, 2015 at 9:46am Reply

    • Victoria: There are days when too much of Ambre Sultan is just the right thing. Enjoy it! October 14, 2015 at 3:44pm Reply

      • angeldiva: right on October 15, 2015 at 8:31pm Reply

  • Scented Salon: Well I have been drawn to violet perfumes lately thanks to the tea discussion a few weeks ago on this site. I consequently bought violet tea, violet syrup and violet mints and a tiny bottle of Houbigant’s Quelques Violettes.

    Additionally, I have been going back to the very few bottles of perfume that I would actually repurchase: Masque’s Russian Tea, Costamor’s Tabacca and Guerlain’s Gourmand Coquin. October 14, 2015 at 9:50am Reply

    • Penelope: What do you think of Masque ‘Russian tea’? I’m intrigued my the name and description on the Masque website but some reviews have been very negative. October 14, 2015 at 10:32am Reply

      • Scented Salon: It is a super birch leather perfume with a strong black tea note and a raspberry touch. One of the most creative and well made perfumes ever made. October 14, 2015 at 2:37pm Reply

    • Victoria: Sounds wonderful! I love violet scented teas (well, violet scented anything). Which teas did you buy? October 14, 2015 at 3:45pm Reply

      • Scented Salon: Kusmi Violet and the Monin syrup to go with it. I also got a sampler of Palais teas and liked Melange du Cap. October 14, 2015 at 6:29pm Reply

        • Andy: These purchases sound like they came from one of my tea shopping lists! I love both of these teas, enjoy your excellent choices. October 15, 2015 at 5:19am Reply

          • Scented Salon: I’ve yet to receive the Blue Lagoon tea. I am looking forward to that one most of all. October 15, 2015 at 10:52am Reply

        • Victoria: Great choices! I agree with Andy; it sounds like my shopping list too. October 15, 2015 at 3:42pm Reply

  • Sandra: This morning my first smell was a poopy diaper from the little one. But baby head smell over shadows that smell for sure.

    Homemade date bread-ginger, dates and some clove spices. Yogurt-sour milk smell. Its plain so I know its not bad.

    Shower-my face wash smells like soft roses, body wash-frajanpani. Shampoo-smells like berries. Face oil-hay and flower notes. Face cream-orange blossoms.
    Thats about as far as I got today- October 14, 2015 at 10:10am Reply

    • Sandra: This morning I am in a gourmet perfume-TF noir pour femme October 14, 2015 at 10:12am Reply

    • Victoria: You smell heavenly. 🙂 October 14, 2015 at 3:47pm Reply

  • Phyllis Iervello: The California Smooth I pulled through my hair this morning. Someone recommended this product to me and I love it. I can’t describe the fragrance of it but I’ve been told my hair smells great many times. At work I brewed myself a cup of chai green tea and I always like the smell of that. Today I’m wearing FM’s Musc Ravengeur. I don’t wear it often but every time I do I wonder why I don’t wear it more often. October 14, 2015 at 10:19am Reply

    • Victoria: Green tea with masala chai spices can be an interesting blend. Which spices does your contain? October 14, 2015 at 3:53pm Reply

  • roxann: I was in Santa Fe this summer at a distillery tour. One of the liqueurs had Pinon and ponderosa sap. I do not like the smell of pine trees, so I didn’t think I would like the liqueur. The tour guide said that the ponderosa sap smells of butterscotch. I went hiking in the Caldera region near Los Alamos and peeled back some bark and it was an amazing smell. I have the unopened bottle of liqueur that I am saving for the long cold winter of the North West. Today I am wearing Tauerville Vanilla Flash. October 14, 2015 at 11:04am Reply

    • Victoria: I have a bottle of Polish pine liqueur, and it’s strange but addictive. Very good with coffee, interestingly enough. October 14, 2015 at 3:54pm Reply

  • Trudy: My bathroom, and my hair, still smell of the sample bottle of Phillip B Oud Royal Forever Shine Shampoo I used yesterday. This stuff is pricey but oh my gosh, to me, the smell is intoxicating. Thinking of buying a full bottle and using it for special days (maybe I can justify it if I think of it as a perfume). Some autumnl fragrance memories: walking through the back door of my parents house which led to the kitchen and smelling apples on a fall day. Childhood classroom which smelled of books, lunch sacks and bananas. Damp trees. October 14, 2015 at 11:18am Reply

    • Victoria: These autumnal fragrance memories are a treasure. October 14, 2015 at 3:55pm Reply

  • Lynley: Here it’s halfway through spring and the evenings are beginning to warm up. As soon as the sun begins to set, I notice the scent of all the cape lilac (chinaberry) trees on the breeze, no matter what suburb Im in. Every evening I go outside to see if I can smell this quintessential spring scent. They were competing with smoke from prescribed burns but today I notice no smoke. They must have been burning bush with blackboys/grasstrees because the smoke had a beautiful sweet resinous smell.
    A few years ago I planted a star jasmine by my back steps and it now covers the balustrade and grows along the roof. The mass of blooms began to open 2 days ago and I leave my bathroom window open at night so the scent wafts inside.
    There are over-ripe bananas in the fruit bowl that need to be frozen. October 14, 2015 at 11:25am Reply

    • Victoria: What will you do with frozen bananas later? Smoothies? October 14, 2015 at 3:55pm Reply

      • Lynley: Smoothies! 🙂 there are also various frozen berries, mangoes and figs for the smoothie collection 🙂 Sometimes I make banana bread or muffins but usually they just begin their new life in the freezer. October 14, 2015 at 8:34pm Reply

        • Victoria: A familiar story. That’s the life cycle of bananas I buy. But they’re very good in smoothies. October 15, 2015 at 4:12pm Reply

    • ChristineM: Nice to read another southern hemisphere person’s comments! My jasmine is finishing and I picked 4 lovely roses for my kitchen vase to cheer me up on work mornings. My lavendar is still going well but not a strong scent unless I rub the leaves.Otherwise my purchase last week in Melbounre of Ivoire de Balmain is filling me with a lovely perfume to enjoy each day. October 15, 2015 at 12:26am Reply

  • Ida: I sprayed Beige on the back of my hand, but then had to put my gloves on (yes, it was that cold this morning!). The perfume mixed beautifully with the delicate smell of the leather. I didn’t expect this, my hand smelled lovely. October 14, 2015 at 11:32am Reply

    • Victoria: Cuir Beige would be a great perfume. 🙂 October 14, 2015 at 3:55pm Reply

  • AndreaR: This morning it’s cocoa nibs and cinnamon on my hot breakfast cereal. My scent today is Jour de Hermes. There will be time for leather and amber a bit later in the month. It’s still in the mid to high 70’s in the Pacific Northwest. October 14, 2015 at 12:10pm Reply

  • Debby: Petrol mixed with fresh cut grass as husband does what will probably be the last garden tidy of the season, a new pack of coffee beans, Original Source Liquorice body scrub – wonderful if you’re a fan of Lolita Lempicka! And the happy discovery that Angel smells good on me again after a hormone imbalance that left my skin reacting in a weird and not entirely pleasant way to some scents! October 14, 2015 at 12:28pm Reply

    • Victoria: I love this fragrance combination. You make me want to experiment with adding liquorice to my espresso. October 14, 2015 at 3:58pm Reply

      • Debby: Mmm, yes! That could be lovely. October 15, 2015 at 3:22pm Reply

    • angeldiva: Debby,
      Loved this post! October 15, 2015 at 10:46pm Reply

  • LenaD: I started this morning smelling the warmth of the dog cuddled next to me, coffee and blooming osmanthus on my walk. It smells like heaven!
    Parfum – EDP Rozey by Vero Kern October 14, 2015 at 12:50pm Reply

    • Victoria: Yes, your description does convey such a warm, cozy impression. October 14, 2015 at 4:01pm Reply

  • Nancy A.: Passing by the pie shop in my nabe and the high impact of cinnamon, sugar, pastry dough that wafts a small part of the stinky city street. The earthiness and dark fruits of my uncorked Cabernet that teases me to savor without waiting for it to breathe and the still lingering scent of the ginger and almond soap after an a.m. shower. October 14, 2015 at 1:11pm Reply

    • Victoria: Which soap is it? Sounds so good. October 14, 2015 at 4:01pm Reply

  • Joy: I always wake up to the smell of my Golden Retriever’s breath as he yawns really big when he senses that I am awake. Then there is the sweet dusty smell of is coat as he stretches and shakes. I do need to brush his teeth today! My favorite smell of the day is the strong coffee that I brew each morning. I could faint from the smell. Walking my dog this AM, I picked up the marine fragrance from the Columbia River and the smell of the Pacific air.
    I was preparing my garden for winter deadheading lavenders and cat mint. When I came in at the end of the day my hands and jeans smelled of lavender.
    I started the day with a tiny dab of Quelque Fleur which I usually love, but just seems wrong for the moment, although it is toning down now to a bit of leather and green.
    I love the green, marine fragrance of the Northwest and the smell of the rain. I spend winters in Tucson, AZ now. The desert has a dry, dusty smell and there is always the smell of heated asphalt that is acrid and unpleasant.

    This summer in Paris the fragrance wafting from the boulangeries and coffee shops was so wonderful it nearly made me dizzy. October 14, 2015 at 1:51pm Reply

    • Victoria: My mom also loves the smell of the Northwest and she was commenting about it after her trip. It made me want to visit again. October 14, 2015 at 4:06pm Reply

    • angeldiva: Joy,
      You are a lucky girl! I wish I could have a Golden Retriever, but I’m moving. October 15, 2015 at 8:37pm Reply

  • mj: The smell of Thea Vit Renova Corporal. This is a body lotion developed by an Spanish pharmaceutical company, especialised in creams and lotions for the seriously dehidrated skin. The cream is full of AHA, Retinol, antioxidants and all that kind of stuff that’s good for your (my) lizard skin. However, what made me buy it was the smell of it. It smells like my recollection of Diorella in the 70’s, the perfume my mother and aunt wore like there was not tomorrow. Wonderful October 14, 2015 at 2:22pm Reply

    • Victoria: I just bought a few productions from a Spanish pharmacy, including a wonderful sunscreen from Isdin (matte finish, moisturizing, high protection and no alcohol). I’ll have to explore Thea Vit Renova Corporal. Once the heat is on, my skin turns very dry. October 14, 2015 at 4:08pm Reply

      • Claire: I scored a beautifully scented body lotion from Spain that I found in a shop in Katmandu, Nepal. They sold all the miscellaneous goods left behind by climbing expeditions. The fragrance was so unique and wonderful I went back for another bottle. I later tried to find more, but never did, and now I wish I could recall the name. I thought this might be the one but it’s not. I still remember it though…a happy recollection. October 14, 2015 at 6:08pm Reply

        • Victoria: Talk about an unusual discovery. 🙂 October 15, 2015 at 3:41pm Reply

      • mj: Isdin has wonderful products! they have a body lotion, Avena Isdin, that’s excellent for dry skin. It’s the one I use when cold weather dries up my legs so much, I got a crazy need of scratch them. This lotion calms my skin like no other.
        Avena Isdin smells like muesli, but that’s what you can expect from something called Avena (oats). By the by, Isdin is owned by Puig. October 15, 2015 at 3:53am Reply

        • Victoria: I didn’t know this. The best discoveries lately have been such small pharmacy brands. October 15, 2015 at 4:19pm Reply

  • Candace: It may not be a favorite fragrance of everyone but I enjoy opening a bag of manure from the nursery and mixing it in planting beds. I love being close to the ground and working with soul – it’s a form of meditation.
    My scent today, as it has been since the beginning of October is Guerlain’s Derby. It’s appropriate for so many occasions and is absolutely intoxicating. I hope it’s still available when my bottle is gone. I’ve been wearing it off and on for the past ten years and never tire of it. October 14, 2015 at 2:23pm Reply

    • Victoria: It’s a fantastic scent in the right context. I love the loamy smell mixing with that of fresh damp soil. October 14, 2015 at 4:08pm Reply

  • Claire: The scent of tomatoe leaves as I harvested the last tomatoes yesterday and took them in to ripen on the kitchen table. October 14, 2015 at 3:58pm Reply

    • Victoria: Enjoy them! Our market had one of its last batches. How will I miss tomatoes in the winter. October 14, 2015 at 4:10pm Reply

  • Neva: The scent of incense sticks at the beginning of my yoga class…beautifully relaxing 🙂 October 14, 2015 at 3:58pm Reply

    • Victoria: I need to burn some incense. It’s so cold today that I want something warm around me. October 14, 2015 at 4:10pm Reply

  • Ruth: This time of year when the air is slightly damp and cool in the morning (vs. raining) I walk to my classroom just around dawn, past a series of katsura whose leaves are turning, and the scent of clean air and burnt brown sugar start my day. Sometimes the salt water smell of Puget Sound is there too. It’s such a pleasure to start each day this way. Then, 90 minutes later, as I return to my office the campus walks are swarming with students and their scent of perfumes from all over the world, body products, freshly shampooed hair, fried breakfast foods, coffee, and just humanness. Also a deep pleasure. October 14, 2015 at 4:56pm Reply

    • Victoria: I also love that time of morning and its scent. October 15, 2015 at 3:38pm Reply

  • Natalia: I’ve just returned from a trip to Venice and the best memory I shall have of the city is the channels’ water of the celadon colour and wonderful fresh and salty air. October 14, 2015 at 5:17pm Reply

    • Victoria: It must have been a wonderful trip, and I know exactly what you mean about the color of the water. It’s such a gorgeous shade of green. October 15, 2015 at 3:39pm Reply

  • Mariann: A taste this time as no particular smell made an impression today. So the taste of beet soup with horseradish, the beets with a sweet but very earthy aroma and the horseradish giving it just enough bite. Have to try and make something similar. The funny thing is I hated beets as a child. I do prefer it warm or as a juice though. October 14, 2015 at 5:22pm Reply

    • Michaela: I can feel the taste you describe! I’m addicted to beets now and they pair very well with horseradish. I hated both as a child, too. October 15, 2015 at 5:54am Reply

    • Victoria: Beet with horseradish is a great combo. One of my favorites is a salad of beets, walnuts, dried plums in a horseradish dressing. October 15, 2015 at 3:40pm Reply

      • Michaela: Sounds good! I’ll definitely try to make some. October 16, 2015 at 5:09am Reply

  • Stephanie S.: The smell (and taste) of my first persimmon. The hot madras curry powder in the chicken/tomato/chickpea dish I just made. The fresh mint in the tonic water we’ve been drinking lately at home. October 14, 2015 at 6:03pm Reply

    • Victoria: One of my favorite fruits. Did you like it? October 15, 2015 at 3:41pm Reply

  • Kate: The smoky slightly burnt smell of the cooking pots and pans in the kitchen of an Indian Restaurant I ate at over the weekend. The whole restaurant was also permeated with the scent of a particular iced black tea with cinnamon and cardamom. For once I was hoping my hair would absorb all the food smells from the kitchen! The first persimmons of the season that I wait for all year. The pretty and unpretentious perfumes I’ve been craving lately: Flowerbomb and Lolita Lempicka – instead of my usual heavy incense and resin scents that I associate more with summer. October 14, 2015 at 6:57pm Reply

    • Victoria: I love this season for citrus fruit, pomegranates and persimmons. October 15, 2015 at 4:11pm Reply

  • DD: In the autumn of 1967, when I was four, our clapboard ranch house burned to the ground after a wiring mishap. It could have been worse: No one was hurt, and I was whisked away into the protective arms of doting neighbors. The day after the fire, my mother and I stood on the sidewalk and stared at the smoky remains of our home. Her marriage had recently collapsed, and she faced an uncertain future. I was filled with a sense of wonder; the world had lurched off kilter. What now? Ever since (and especially as the weather turns crisp, as today), whenever I catch a whiff of burning wood, I feel a sharp tug of anxious suspense. Not long ago, I bought a sample of Burnt Wood, by CB I Hate Perfume. It’s a lovely and, for me, strangely thrilling fragrance. October 14, 2015 at 9:22pm Reply

    • Michaela: Your story is moving! October 15, 2015 at 5:51am Reply

    • Victoria: Thank you for sharing this story, DD. I felt a pang in my heart as I read it. October 15, 2015 at 4:14pm Reply

    • angeldiva: DD-
      Compassion. What an amazing story! October 15, 2015 at 8:42pm Reply

    • Gentiana: Oh… It is really sad your story… And how the smell of burnt wood trigers the memories and feelings… I hope the CB fragrance gives you a kind of “katharsis” October 20, 2015 at 11:22am Reply

  • Persolaise: Hmmm… okay, here’s mine.

    I was making lemon curd the other day to give as a gift to a close relative for her birthday. I’ve made it many times before, but this time, for some reason – the quality of the fruit? – the scent of the lemons all over my fingers was just so holographic, so electric, so all-consuming, that I literally had to stop for a moment, close my eyes and smell my hands.

    If you’ve made lemon curd you’ll know that it involves grating the zest of the lemons as well as squeezing their juice. It’s total lemon overload… so by the time I’d got through my 6th lemon, my hands had been near-embalmed in citrus heaven 🙂

    And here’s a perfume-geek connection. As I was smelling my hands, I was suddenly taken back to my memories of Eau Sauvage, of the older version, before it had to be reformulated. Gorgeous memories 🙂 October 15, 2015 at 5:33am Reply

    • Victoria: I’m coming over! I love lemon curd. 🙂 October 15, 2015 at 4:20pm Reply

    • Katherine: Few scents are as uplifting as fresh squeezed lemons. Grapefruit is wonderful too. My daughter made lemon curd once… a lot of work – truly a labor of love! October 15, 2015 at 11:32pm Reply

  • Aurora: Recalling the smells of my Provencal trip this morning especially the wild thyme mixed with pine in the mountain and the swoon-inducing scent of a chariot full of lavender being delivered at the distillerie Bleu Provence, they have a site and offer a large variety of essential oils, I bought lavender, geranium and niaouli. The oil (and they even have an organic option) goes straight to the shop next door, it couldn’t be more local.

    Also the smells of the town market every Thursday (there is a more touristy market on Sundays). Nougat you can buy by the kilo, olives de Nyons, tapenade (an olive paste which exist in several flavors like basil, tomato, anchovy… etc) and plums, pears and figues, and delicious regional small round goat cheese. These memories keep me warm on a rather cold morning here in the UK. October 15, 2015 at 6:00am Reply

    • Victoria: You’ve made me feel homesick for a place I didn’t live in. 🙂 October 15, 2015 at 4:21pm Reply

    • Austenfan: I loved the Distillerie Bleu Provence. I bought a vat of Lavandin which I use to scent my washing. October 15, 2015 at 4:44pm Reply

      • Aurora: Your laundry must smell heavenly, Austenfan. Yes, I recall from last year that you’ve been to Nyons. Recent news is that Moulin Dozol Autrand won a prestigious AOC gold award for their traditionally made olive oil and they carry as many soaps as ever. I’ve noticed too the shops along the river as well as under the arcades are thriving – so no fear they will disappear, this little town is doing well and Victoria, I hope your travels will take you to Nyons one day. Also, lavender honey is wonderful, as well as chestnut honey which is very strong. October 16, 2015 at 5:53am Reply

        • Austenfan: Dozol Autrand always seems to be getting awards. I happen to love their oil, and their shop.
          I never actually visited Nyons itself, just those 2 shops. October 16, 2015 at 8:15am Reply

          • Austenfan: And I admire your memory! I adore the south east of France. I’m not as familiar with the Drôme as I am with some of the other départements in the area. But travelling through it, I was very impressed and pleased with the landscape. October 16, 2015 at 10:35am Reply

            • Aurora: Well, I thought it was quite coincidence as Nyons is a little bit out of the way, its church and gothic flamboyant chapel are well worth the visit as well as the shady XVIIth century arcades of the main square. So glad you liked what you saw, in the area worth visiting is Valreas (which is located in the department of Vaucluse but just a 10 minute car drive from Nyons) very historical with beautiful churches and monasteries in the old town as it was the summer residence of the popes when they lived in Avignon; Grignan illustrious as Madame de Sevigne used to stay in the lovely castle there; Taulignan and its remparts, very well preserved Vinsobres on top of a hill (excellent wine of the same name); Vaison la Romaine with its Roman excavations; a bit further off Orange and its beautiful Roman Arc de Triomphe and amphitheatre, le theatre antique, where operas are performed during the summer festival. I hope you will have the occasion to make another trip soon. October 18, 2015 at 2:00pm Reply

        • Victoria: Chestnut honey is one of my favorites. Have you ever tried buckwheat honey? That’s another strongly flavored variety, but it’s an interesting flavor–a mix of walnuts, caramel and spices. October 16, 2015 at 10:58am Reply

          • Karen: I’ve got a huge jar of buckwheat honey I wish I could send to you! Much too strong for baking with, but I can’t bring myself to get rid of it – all those hard working, busy busy bees! October 16, 2015 at 12:41pm Reply

          • Aurora: I’ve never tried buckwheat honey. From your description, I should love it, thank you, Victoria. October 17, 2015 at 1:09pm Reply

    • Katherine: So many wonderful things to eat, smell, buy, and see in Provence. As you point out – everything’s so real, so natural, so fresh. I can see why you revisit such beautiful memories. A favorite of mine is the mixed scent of thyme, rosemary, and other wild bushes on my kids and their cousins after playing in the fields. October 15, 2015 at 11:41pm Reply

      • Aurora: Yes, Katherine, it really is a small paradise. So glad the recollection of these beautiful herb smells on the children keep you happy. October 16, 2015 at 5:56am Reply

  • joana: I had ordered my first sandalwood essend oil about a week ago (Nouvelle-Calédonie) and tried it yesterday. It is a bit different from what I expected (I knew the sandalwood note only from perfumes like frederic malle dries van noten or burberry brit gold – or the monoi tahiti oil “santal”). It is a bit more “herbal” (not really, compared to other plants) and not so soft and creamy as expected it to be, but still good. I am just trying out various natural essential oils to find out what the natural essences of several plants really are like – and it is quite different from the impression you get of that note only from perfume (probably altered with single molecules and too far from the original). Furthermore I bought Robert Tisserands book “Essential Oil Safety” and find it very interesting to read, especially to find out about the single ingredients of several oils is in my interest …
    Does anyone have experience with natural sandalwood oils? How important is the origin? Can you recommend a good product? Is there a perfume which is containing this natural sandalwood component as its main feature? October 15, 2015 at 3:21pm Reply

    • Victoria: It might be Australian sandalwood, which is not at all like the Indian one. It’s not creamy, for instance. But it’s very common. Yes, the origin with sandalwood is the most crucial aspect. Also, the age, because only older trees develop the rich, creamy scent. October 15, 2015 at 4:26pm Reply

  • joana: Of course, I meant essential oil and not “essend oil”. sorry, i am having some kind of typing problem with this pc currently… October 15, 2015 at 3:37pm Reply

    • Victoria: No worries, Joana! 🙂 October 15, 2015 at 4:29pm Reply

  • Amy: Yesterday as I walked into the supermarket I consciously noted that grocery stores have a very specific smell. I don’t understand how this has escaped my notice all these years, but there you go. It’s the produce and the floral stuff, which are usually close to the front door; but there’s also the smell of refrigerated air (I swear it smells different) and cleaning products and packaging… It’s very, very distinctive. And THAT made me think of the smell of bodegas as you walk down the street in NYC. Very similar to the suburban grocery store smell, but the fruit smells (all those ataualfa mangoes going soft in their cardboard boxes, the plastic containers of chopped watermelon nestled into crushed ice) and the flower smells (cellophane sleeves of alstromeria and roses) are stronger and the food smells are funkier. It took me back to my 20s living in Hell’s Kitchen and made me smile. October 15, 2015 at 4:14pm Reply

    • Victoria: Yes, I know that smell! The Belgian supermarkets smell differently than the ones in the US, because there is usually a big cheese counter. But the best scented food stores are in Italy, especially the ones that slice their own prosciutto and have whole legs hanging from the ceiling.. October 15, 2015 at 4:28pm Reply

  • Marg: the smell of a wood burning fire place on the first crisp day of autumn, while crunching through fallen leaves. October 15, 2015 at 4:34pm Reply

    • Victoria: This is the essence of autumn for me too. October 15, 2015 at 4:46pm Reply

  • Wendy: The very warm and soft skin scent of a lover’s neck.

    The musky scent of my dog’s coat. October 15, 2015 at 9:34pm Reply

    • angeldiva: Wonderful… October 15, 2015 at 10:49pm Reply

    • Victoria: The nicest of smells! 🙂 October 16, 2015 at 10:52am Reply

  • Clover: Trader Joe’s pumpkin body butter! October 15, 2015 at 11:39pm Reply

  • maja: Our weather has improved (meaning not so hot anymore) so I resumed my mountain walks and runs. Smell of lentisque shrubs along the roads after a much desired rain is beautiful. 🙂 October 16, 2015 at 4:18am Reply

    • Victoria: It’s such a wonderful smell. I had a chance to smell some beautiful lentisk distillations recently, and I was in heaven. October 16, 2015 at 10:49am Reply

  • Cornelia Blimber: I stayed away from the computer for a while, because I suffered concussion. My nose is {slightly) broken, but I can still smell, I am very happy about that! The strange thing is that I don’t like coffee anymore. I bought some tea (!!!). And I only crave soft perfumes, like Rose Splendide, Dior Homme Intense. I have many tuberoses and green chypres, I hope I will lover them again! October 16, 2015 at 7:31am Reply

    • Austenfan: You poor thing. Your brain needs to heal itself. I’m sure you will go back to your old loves, you just need time. I think that too assertive smells and tastes are just not what you need. Go with the flow. (end of well meant rant)

      I once knocked myself out skiiing, years ago, and I remember that it took me a long time to feel “normal” again. But I got there, as I’m sure you will. October 16, 2015 at 8:13am Reply

      • Cornelia Blimber: Thank you for these encouraging, helpful words, Austenfan!
        My headache is over, I just need some patience. October 16, 2015 at 8:29am Reply

    • Michaela: Oh, that’s so bad, I’m sorry for you! Austenfan is right, you’ll love your perfumes again, just be patient. Smell taking baby steps, if possible.
      Be well soon! October 16, 2015 at 10:19am Reply

      • Cornelia Blimber: Thank you, Michaela! October 16, 2015 at 10:41am Reply

    • Hamamelis: Oh Cornelia, I am so sorry to read it, did you fall? On top of a migraine prone head that is a bit much. Isn’t it amazing how quickly our tastes can change…Be careful, concussions really need time to heal is the latest I read on it, I hope you can take it very easy. Lots of well wishes! October 16, 2015 at 10:34am Reply

      • Cornelia Blimber: Thank you, Hamamelis! Yes, I fell down in the street, two very kind ladies picked me up and called an ambulance. Concussion and a broken nose is no fun of course, but I am happy because it could have been worse. October 16, 2015 at 10:45am Reply

    • Victoria: I’m so sorry to hear this! Please take time to heal and rest. Your body is probably craving comfort and a delicate touch. Thinking of you. October 16, 2015 at 10:47am Reply

      • Cornelia Blimber: Thank you for your kind words, Victoria. October 16, 2015 at 12:10pm Reply

    • Karen: Oh Cornelia, I am so so sorry to read of your fall and injuries! Give yourself lots and lots of time to heal. Falls are tough, at least mine was two years ago, as they can play games on your sense of self – mine made me feel vulnerable and not quite trusting of my own body.

      I’m so glad there were some kind people there to help you get the care you needed. Now, just be extra kind to yourself and treat yourself well. October 16, 2015 at 12:48pm Reply

      • Cornelia Blimber: Hi Karen! Yes, these ladies were extremely kind. That’s really ”the milk of human kindness” (spitting 3 times over my shoulder, after quoting the Scottish play!). October 17, 2015 at 8:43am Reply

    • angeldiva: OMG, Cornelia, please get well soon! October 16, 2015 at 5:20pm Reply

      • Cornelia Blimber: Hi Angeldiva, I will..!! October 17, 2015 at 8:44am Reply

    • Anka: Van harte beterschap!
      For times like this Ellena’s haiku-like scents Santal Massoia and Osmanthe Yunnan are probably enjoyable (bearable)? October 17, 2015 at 3:39am Reply

      • Cornelia Blimber: Dank je wel, Anka! And thank you for the tip. Perfumes must be subtle now. October 17, 2015 at 8:45am Reply

    • katherine: Cornelia, I’m also very sorry to hear about your accident – but good to know you’re on the mend. I’m new to the blog and enjoy reading your comments very much. I was sick at one time – unable to enjoy strong scents (including coffee) as well. As I healed things adjusted and everything’s “normal” again in the scent department. Please do get well soon! October 17, 2015 at 10:02pm Reply

      • Cornelia Blimber: Thank you, Katherine, and how nice that you are with us! Good to know that things can be adjusted. I am sure it will happen to me as well! October 18, 2015 at 5:17am Reply

    • Aurora: Oh Poor Cornelia, what a nasty accident to have. It will get better in time I’m sure having experienced a deep wound to the bone just under my nose a few years ago, I say this with confidence. I hope you’re no longer in pain. Take good care of yourself, enjoy your soft perfumes meanwhile, I’d already noticed we shared a love of Dior Homme Intense.

      Best wishes for a prompt recovery. October 18, 2015 at 12:18pm Reply

      • Cornelia Blimber: Dear Aurora, that sounds terrible..a deep wound under the nose, was your jaw afflicted?

        My Guardian Angel did a great job, my jaw was not broken and I can still smell.
        I take encouragement from the comments of all of you, thank you!
        Yes, Dior Homme Intense is a fantastic perfume. October 18, 2015 at 12:39pm Reply

        • Aurora: Hello Cornelia. Thankfully no my jaw was fine and all I have to remind me is a very slender scar. You must have been in a lot of pain, the nose is such a sensitive area, hope you feel a little better everyday. October 19, 2015 at 12:39pm Reply

          • Cornelia Blimber: thank you, Aurora! yes, our precious Nose is sensitive, but there is no serious damage. Nose keeps on sniffing. October 19, 2015 at 4:02pm Reply

    • Gentiana: I am so sorry about your accident… 🙁 Wish you be well soon! October 20, 2015 at 11:28am Reply

      • Cornelia Blimber: Thank you Gentiana! I am very grateful to this community, for the best wishes and encouragement! October 20, 2015 at 11:47am Reply

  • Nancy A.: Victoria,

    Little bit tardy on this response — hope you receive this. The soap I mentioned, which is great for my sensitive skin is very unassuming bar of soap that I kept staring at from Trader Joe’s (of all places, I know) but I kept staring at it and finally purchased it because it’s ginger, almond with flecks of oatmeal encased within by SAVON DE FRANCE and at under $3.00 a bar how can you miss?! It lathers well and doesn’t leave my skin dry, taut and lightly scented. October 16, 2015 at 1:47pm Reply

  • aurora_rubinshtein: Saffron. Yesterday i tryed out how it is to drink warm milk with honey and saffron in the evening, after my indian odissi dancing class. I expected that it will be calming and relaxing, but it seems like it is a powerful afrodiziac))) Smell of saffron makes me think about some indian silk/organza with metalic shades.

    And i love autumn smell, together with Image Cerutti for everyday and Cuir Amethyste Armani Prive for special ocasions (how i love the duet of birch and coriander notes!) October 17, 2015 at 6:04am Reply

  • Hamamelis: What a lovely photograph Victoria, such a striking colours. Did you take it in India?
    The first stop on our roadtrip to Spain was G(h)ent in Belgium. It is a lovely city where water is important, two rivers flow through it and it is and has been an important port. Besides the great food (beefstew with Belgium beer and mussels) the smell of Gent, especially if you walk in the smaller alleys just out of the busy shoppingstreets, seems still to have a very small dose of the middle ages in it, slightly musty, dampy, like the corner of a large cathedral. Our next stop was a highpoint, Place Vendome in Wevelgem. Well known to many of de BdJ readers, and more than worthwhile a visit. The kind and knowledgeable Steven knew immediately what kind of scent my husband would love (Il Profumo Pioggia Salata, salty marine like) and let me smell Misia, among many others, which I did not expect to love but I fell for it hard! Guerlain was fairly unexplored territory for me until Place Vendome, but since then I fell for Chamade, what a gem, as well as Jicky and courting Shalimar. On my request we smelled some very skanky oud! We arrived at the Mt St Michel later, it is very touristy but at the same time it has retained its haunting beauty. We stayed on the island, and the combination of sheep, seaweed and the quicksandy smells made my husband exclaim a few times: Oud! Next stop was an old chateau near Bordeaux, and it smelled exactly as my grandmother’s home (definitely not a chateau!) how immediate our sense of smell is, and how amazing some of these ‘home’ scents can be smelled somewhere else. It was a lovely place where swifts flew in and out of the hallway…In the Pyrenees we smelled pine, and ofcourse in Southern Spain’s heat figleaves, eucalyptus, a late orangeblossom and ofcourse jasmin. How can one tiny flower scent a busy avenida at night? On our way back we had a lovely stop in Grasse. Ofcourse it is a bit of a tourist trap, but such a beautifully scented one. We loved the perfume museum (my husband rapidly becoming a perfumista in his own right) and highly recommendable, e.g. there is a small tropical garden where you can see how vetiver grows, as well as a huge collection of historical perfume bottles. Fragonard is just so nice, not sophisticated but there is a lot to smell if you just ask (at least 30 kinds of essential oils/aromachemicals). After a stunning drive through the Alpes Maritimes, behind Grasse we arrive later in the Bourgogne and I experienced how my perfumista practice has developed my wine tasting, I can now easily pick out the blueberry note or the chalky lime! The grape picking season had started which was such a bonus. We visited the wine museum in Beaune, where the ancient tools used for winemaking seem to have retained some of its scent. Our last stop was in the Champagne area, where we smelled and tasted fruity, vegetal and chalky champagne! Our trip was accompanied by the many generous and lovely samples provided by Place Vendome…my husband loves rose and he bravely wore Al Haramein’s Royal Rose, a soft wonderful mimosa like rose, echoed by my Chamade. Have a lovely week all! October 19, 2015 at 5:57am Reply

    • Michaela: But you were in Heaven, Hamamelis! 🙂 I enjoyed your story very much, thank you for sharing. I especially admire your husband wearing something like roses. October 19, 2015 at 8:23am Reply

      • Hamamelis: I would wish for every parfumista to be able to visit Place Vendome. The staff is so non snobbish, and the way they have set up the fragrances makes it immediately clear what the houses of Chanel and Guerlain are about; they are place opposite each other, opulent vs restrained. And my husband just is the very best! October 19, 2015 at 11:01am Reply

        • Cornelia Blimber: What a story! like a fairy tale for the real perfume lover. so many scents, in nature and in perfumery. I loved the episode with the sheep! You and your husband are a wonderful couple! October 19, 2015 at 4:11pm Reply

    • Gentiana: What a beautiful journey!… And wonderfully scented…Ah… Place Vendome !!! How funny the composed “Oud-like” smell on the islend 🙂 I wish you many trips of this kind in the future ! October 20, 2015 at 11:32am Reply

    • Karen (A): Very late in reading this, what a wonderful scent (and experience) diary for your trip! It’s funny, isn’t it, how animal smells closely resemble the skanky Oud scent! November 4, 2015 at 5:55am Reply

  • Gentiana: This posting of mine may be kind of “off topic”, but it is about a very heavy scented impression I had about a month ago. In the last day of vacation, It was so hard to turn my back to the Black Sea… I stood in the late afternoon on the seafront, inhaling the strong marine air (salt, algae..) brought in my face by the wind. I enjoyed the last drops of Ninfeo Mio, a fragrance that was THE Seaside Holiday Fragrance in the last 3 summers… beautiful memories… I start to walk,,, How I wish to extend these moments… Ninfeo is so fleeting… goes by the wind… Helas!! It fits sooo good with the sea air… As I broaden my nostrils to catch the evanescent traces of perfume I think about a fig tree I raise my eyes and find myself before a fig tree (!) I take a leaf, smell the end of the stem, the fresh juice together with the salty air and the plants on the seafront was the perfect sibling of Ninfeo! The last present the Sea gave me this year ! … I kept the fig leaf, together with my Ninfeo bottle, smelling them alternatively for days, inhaling the last molecules of astunning feeling of total and freedom… What more needs one to be happy ? October 20, 2015 at 11:08am Reply

  • Gentiana: In the before last sentence I didn’t manage to express my feelings AND be coherent 🙂 so, please read: ” …INHALE THE LAST MOLECULES OF A STUNNING FEELING OF TOTAL FREEDOM ”
    It still can’t express the overwhelming flow of happiness I felt … October 20, 2015 at 11:12am Reply

    • angeldiva: Hi Hamamelis, and Gentiana, I enjoyed reading both of your posts very much, and pray that I get to Europe next year.
      🙂 October 20, 2015 at 2:49pm Reply

      • Gentiana: 🙂 I wish your wish comes true, I will welcomeyou gladly on the Old Continent 🙂 November 2, 2015 at 3:43pm Reply

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