When this blog began six years ago I never would have thought it would run on for so long. But I am a Southener and we can natter the length of a summer’s day and never get tired.
Still these days the demands on my time have grown, and the effort it takes to post every week has gotten beyond even my powers of small talk. So I will largely cease to post here although will leave the blog up so that anyone who wants to can search the archives and ( I hope) enjoy themselves in the process.
The very best of blogging has been the people I have met on these many posts, lively, funny, sophisticated, what an ideal bunch of readers you are. I have to thank you for giving me the most valuable gift a reader can give a writer-your time.
Every once in a while I will look in on the world of perfume through its marvelous cloudy atmosphere. Oh and let me say that I don’t find this world is ending or producing terrible product. I am so impressed lately with the work of Hiram Green, Neil Morris, Mandy Aftel, Dawn Spencer Hurwitz, still the de Nicolai family, and am encouraged by a number of recent French firms. As for new bottles, yes children! I am buying some.
And the very best of luck to all of you on every day.
So here is the blog for your enjoyment!
I will be over at Ahistoryblog.com every two weeks or so.