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Sunday, September 10, 2006

Perfume-Smellin' Things is One Year Old

I almost forgot (thank goodness for desk calendars). The blog is 1 year old today... And they said it wouldn't last! :-) Here is how it all began.

Apart from serving its obvious function, i.e. being an outlet for my perfume-related ramblings, PST brought to my life new online friendships and strengthened old ones. I wanted to say big heartfelt thank you to my wonderful readers, commenters and non-commenters. It's hard to believe that you find the blog worth reading and the fact that you do makes me very happy. Also huge thank you to my very talented guest posters, Mr. Colombina (who knew he had it in him to write for a Perfume Blog!) , Tom and everyone else! ...And I thank the Academy for choos...ooops, I got carried away.

Big hugs to everybody! Please tune in tomorrow for the review of L'Artisan's Fleur de Narcisse.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, PST! Hard to believe you've only been at this a year, colombina; check you every day...

2:34 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Thank you so much, Erin! If you ever have any more desire to write something, you know where to find me, right? :-)

2:36 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to PST and its sweetest writer, Marinochka!!! I can't even imagine my day without reading you. Many happy returns! (not talking about perfume returns - he he). Mwah!

2:38 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Thank you, Inochka, totally right back at you!
Returns! Once a bottle is in my greedy hands, I can't seem to be able to let go, even if I am not in love with a scent. I don't mind decanting it slowly away, but to actually get rid of a whole bottle...I even have hard time throwing away empty ones. I am sick. :-)

2:41 PM EDT  
Blogger elle said...

Happy Wonderfully Scented Birthday PST!!!! I can't imagine starting my day w/out checking in first to see what lemmings the Czarina of Good Taste and Skank will be producing (or slaying) for me. Mwah!!!!!

2:50 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Thank you so much!!! Czarina of Good Taste and Skank, huh? I sense a certain contradiction there, but I love it. *tilts the crown at a rakish angle*

2:54 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lurker for a while but let me step out into the light to wish you a Happy Birthday. My day, everyday, would not be complete without making a stop at your wonderful blog. Thank you.

3:09 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Thank you so very much, A!!!

3:17 PM EDT  
Blogger NewKidOnTheBlog said...

Happy Anniversay Marina!

Hey - I wasn't supposed to buy a present for this anniversary was I?

I mean ... I wasn't given a perfume list, so I assume not.


(I felt left out in the whole Ruskie nickname thing)

3:45 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Paulochka...although if you want to do the "Russkie nickname thing", I suppose we could do it the right way and use a Russian equivalent of your name. :-)
Anyway. I just remembered that PST had an anniversary today...otherwise The List would have been made and given to you *sigh* Too late now I guess...*teary eyes*

6:09 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, PST! Is there a big party goin' on at the Columbina household?

- Mr. Aromascope

7:55 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary to you, P-ST! Yours is the one blog that I read daily and I appreciate your reviews and articles. Best wishesfor many more.

8:03 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

You guys are beng so cute toay Russifying your names and all :-) No, no big party, no fanfare. They just get how special the occasion is. Tsk.

10:01 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Thank you so much!!

10:02 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Dear Edna,
You are very kind, thank you!

10:02 PM EDT  
Blogger tmp00 said...

Happy Anniversary! I didn't realise that I'd been reading this from the start- and enjoying it so much. I'm happy that I can contribute in my small way- you really have become "default viewing" for a lot of us- I read you before I read!

11:30 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

You say The nicest things! Thank you! :-)

11:41 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, PST! I've got you bookmarked both on my computer and mobile phone. I may not have been with you from day 1, but I sure have been here every day ever since I discovered you. Love ya!

12:29 AM EDT  
Blogger andy said...

Happy Birthday to you and your blog that I visit almost daily.
I can't believe it is already a year, what was it like without your blog? ...

12:45 AM EDT  
Blogger Madelyn E said...

Dear Columbina ,
Congratulations on your first anniversary ! It is a formidable achievement ! It is a pleasure to read your sweet reviews and interesting commentary , observations and plain old perfume chatter ! Have a piece of birthday cake and a glass of champagne on me !
PS :Whst does columbona refer to ?
Madelyn E

2:41 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dear M and PST, I wish you a very happy first anniversary and may you bring us so many enjoyable beginnings of the day and new lemmings for many years to come! *throws confetti and baloons* :-D

3:13 AM EDT  
Blogger Caitlin Shortell said...

Congratulations my dear! PST is a great read and I hope you never tire of it.

4:05 AM EDT  
Blogger lilybp said...

Happy Birthday!!! Like Ann, I need PST to get me going every day. I really appreciate both the information and the playful wit here! Of course, you are VERY bad for my credit card, but, oh well. . . Hugs to you, Mr. C., Tom, and the whole crew!

7:34 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

I'd have said, Dusanchik :-)
Thank you very much for your kind words!

8:56 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Thank yuo so much, you are too kind!!

8:56 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Thank you!
Colombina theoretically means all sorts of things (for example, it's a character in the commedia dell'arte), but I just simply like the way it sounds. In a very obscure, roundabout way it refers to some things in my past that I want to remember.

8:58 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Dear Tina,
Thank you so much!!

8:59 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Likewise. Legerdenez is one of my daily reads. I always look forward to your articles!

9:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Thank you very much. If that's any consolation, you are just as bad for my wallet :-) You have started some of my most expensive and impossible-to-find lemmings :-) ♥

9:01 AM EDT  
Blogger chayaruchama said...

Congrats, lovely one !

You bring much pleasure and edification to my old soul...and so many others .

Don't know HOW you manage it- but we're grateful that you do !

A moment of pure joy in my chaotic day...

10:37 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Thank you, Chaya!
Your comments are always such a joy to read!

10:38 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

С Днем Рождения! И комплименты, комплименты, комплименты. Замечательный блог, прекрасные статьи...
Спасибо и удачи.

11:12 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Огромное вам спасибо!! Необыкновенно приятно читать комментарий на русском языке!

11:19 AM EDT  
Blogger Unknown said...

congradulations! Keep on reviewing.

11:40 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Thank you!!

11:50 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday PST and congratulations, may you have many many birthdays for eons :).

Vijay aka Maisonstinky

2:05 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Thank you so much, Vijay!

2:06 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so late to the birthday party, but I do want to thank the birthday girl for a wonderful blog (which is a present to *us* - your readers). You give us the gift of fine writing and informed insights.

Many happy returns,

3:57 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Thank you, Nanotchka! :-) (Nancen'ka, Nancechka, Naniushechka...the ways of making nicknames in Russian are endless :-))

4:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Dusan said...

aww - I love Dusanchik! :-D

9:50 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Blog Birthday - thank you for the wonderful writing and for sharing your perfume passion! May you have lots more lovely and just plain intriguing smells coming your way this year!

10:33 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...


10:59 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Dear C,
Thank you so much for your kind words!!

10:59 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

I know exactly what you mean by "that" note in men's scents. I am not really looking for a very manly leather...for example, Knize Ten is actually borderline too butch for me. Equipage sounds great!

10:30 PM EDT  
Blogger katiedid said...

Happy (belated) Anniversary, M! A year old... wow, how time flies, no? Good work so far, and here's to the many more fun, interesting posts that are sure to come.

11:07 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Thank you, Katie!

10:13 AM EDT  
Blogger Sali said...

Happy belated Birthday, PST! Congratulations--your blog is absolutely gorgeous, a feast for the senses.

11:09 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Thank you so much, Sali!!

11:52 AM EDT  

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