I haven’t posted here in ages and I have missed doing so but circumstances beyond my control have taken all of my time and, most of all, all of my energy. Little did I know last March, when I decided to move to a new apartment, that this would have been a very short stay, A job application sent late last year attracted some attention and I was invited for an interview in Geneva. Eventually all went well, and late last July I was officially offered a dream job position in my field in a private clinic there. The months that followed have been an absolute madness. The joy of accomplishing the recognition that this job comes with mingled with the stress of getting rid of what I do not need any more here in Athens and the pressure of trying to find an apartment in Geneva, one of the most crowded and expensive cities in Europe. Tying up loose ends here and trying to set roots there.
As you can imagine, trying to concentrate on and fathom new scents has been impossible. I also had to come to terms with the idea of parting with my scents. I could not possibly move all my bottles there so in the next few days I will have to select a handful of bottles that will keep me company in this new start. From Monday September 23rd I will be living in Geneva and this of course gives a new perspective to my last pieces, Scents of Athens, Aoud Cuir d’Arabie and Piper Nigrum. Those posts were written as a farewell to my city and as a reflection all the love that I have for the place where I was born and raised. I will also be leaving behind the people I love the most and my beloved Toupée, only for a few months though as I hope she will be joining me soon, when I have settled down and found a more permanent abode that will be pet friendly.
I have only a very sketchy impression of Geneva but I think that I am going to be fine there. It is a beautiful city, small, vibrant, extremely multicultural. I hope to make Geneva my home and find much desired professional development and calm. My perfume passion will also be thriving I imagine as perfume market there is much more rich and up to date. I have already visited Parfumerie Theodora and the amazing perfume hall at Bongenie and I can only tell you that those places are perfumista heaven. My next posts will probably be written in Geneva and there are many things I am looking forward to sharing with you. So expect a review of the amazing sambac jasmine in Spyros Drosopoulos‘s Magnetic Scent Untitled #1, a full-bodied but delicate soliflore. I met with Spyros this summer in Athens and I had a chance to see for myself how intelligent, passionate and gracious he is. I also plan to make a presentation of all the samples I have in my possession, created in Switzerland, so be prepared for some Andy Tauer and Ys Uzac reviews among other things.
I do not pretend not to be at awe of all these changes happening so fast but I am also very excited. I will be sharing with you my new memories here. See you soon!
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