Earlier this month my horoscope said that a woman would figure prominently in my life in October. I don’t believe much in horoscopes but this past week, three women came into my life and I am so grateful!
Alice – After last Sunday’s perfume lecture a very nice woman told me that she owned a bottle of Crêpe de Chine by F. Millot and she wanted me to have it. So… we met on Thursday night and sure enough, she gave me a half-full bottle of Crêpe de Chine… the perfume that started me on my perfume adventure over 10 years ago. It was the first perfume I remember my mother wearing and I think it was the first time I experienced “luxury” although I probably didn’t know the word. Thank you, Alice!
Julie – On Wednesday, I gave my perfume classification lecture at the “Congrès des milieux documentaires” which is a conference for people who work in libraries, documentation centres, bookstores, etc. I always figure people must think I’m crazy comparing the Société Française des Parfumeurs classification to the Michael Edwards’ Fragrances of the World. And so after my speedy twenty-minute presentation and the polite applause I figured… “Oh well. I guess it was a stupid idea afterall.” But then in the afternoon, a friend showed me a tweet that was sent out right after my presentation. It said, “N. Cardella est drôle et inclut des références artistiques à son propos. Une conférence bonheur sur la classification des parfums.” (Loosely translated : N. Cardella is funny and included artistic references in his presentation…. a joyful presentation on perfume classification.) Isn’t that great? “Alors… merci Julie!”
Teodora – Whenever I hear someone say of someone else that they are so full of life, I think of Teodora. I don’t know anyone who fits that description more than her! It’s odd that we don’t spend much time together because whenever I am in her presence, I get such a boost of energy that just overflows from her. She told me that she reads my blog and that she has started to buy perfume… uh-oh! And, she has suggested that we go out on a sniffing expedition. On those poor Sales Associates… the last thing they need are two crazy librarians at their counters… rearranging everything according to Dewey!
Have a nice week everyone! Back next week with a perfume review.
Image : The Three Graces (1912) by Robert Delaunay