It’s hard to write or sample perfume with asthmatic bronchitis, which is why I’ve been quiet this week, but when I woke up this morning to a delightful post from Kafkaesque announcing she’d been nominated for a Versatile Blogger award and kindly mentioning this blog there I just had to update to share the excitement. (Yes, I read Wordpress updates 24/7. No, I’m not agoraphobic but if I ever have to have major surgery the doctors will have a hard time prying my iPhone out of my hand.)
Kafkaesque is my favorite perfume blog for three reasons– (1) She’s an exquisite writer, giving you a grand experience no matter what the topic is. (2) Whether our tastes coincide (most of the time) or converge (occasionally) I leave every review of hers knowing how I will feel about something, unfailingly. (3) I have learned so much from her about the fragrance industry, notes, IFRA regulations and a variety of other topics. Even this week when I’ve been absolutely unable to smell, reading her blog has been an oasis in my day.
I’m on the road to recovery finally, and to celebrate I’d like to have a little drawing that evokes the road to Madagascar. I have one 5 ml rollerball of Mona Di Orio Vanille (from my own collection, with thanks to my good friend Vicki) to give away. To win this beauty, please comment explaining how you stay sane when your sense of smell is under the weather.
The drawing will close on May 29 at 11:59 pm EDT and a winner will be selected randomly (via random.org) and posted here on May 30. Good luck and look for another review here later today or tomorrow morning!
PLEASE NOTE: This giveaway is now closed. The winner as selected in a drawing from random.org is Mridula. Congratulations! Mridula, please email me at nancyknowsbest at live dot com with your full name and address to receive your prize.