The lucky number birth date attributed to Chanel N°5 (the fifth day of the fifth month) is certainly a legend – Gabrielle Chanel had a well-known tendency to embellish her personal history. But May 5th is definitely the birthday of Grain de Musc.
I’ve been blogging for a year now.
What’s been tough: trying to write regularly, and in two languages to boot, while juggling insane freelancing schedules. Testing new fragrances when I would’ve rather worn my favorites. Analyzing them rather than letting myself go to pure enjoyment. Watching samples pile up, vying for attention…
What’s been great: analyzing fragrances to compound my enjoyment. Meeting perfumers who shared a few secrets to help me better understand their work. And especially, engaging with the passionate, literate people who read me in some of the liveliest, most stimulating debates in the perfumed blogosphere!
Thank you all for your contributions… Now I’ll ask you to make another effort and write me your suggestions on ways to improve this blog. I’m not saying I’ll follow them (I’m pretty stubborn that way) but if there are any themes you’d like me to work on, fragrances you think I ought to review, anything… this is the moment!
And since it’s my party, I’ll conclude by a draw: drop a comment with a suggestion, and you may win a truly exceptional decant – a whopping 10 ml atomizer of Guerlain Habit Rouge Extrait, a limited edition. You don’t even want to know what the stuff costs!