Well, hello ladies and gents!! I have finally returned to the good ole' US of A and I am ecstatic to be here. Italy was fantastic, beautiful, delicious, historic, more than I expected and yet incredibly challenging, frustrating and irritating. I now have a greatly expanded appreciation for simple creature comforts that so many of us Americans take for granted - things like air conditioning, wide open spaces, large cars, reasonably sized showers, and kind service people. Most of all, I am glad to again be surrounded by the only language I truly understand, English.
Thank goodness for my husband who speaks fluent Italian beautifully, we were able to cover lots of ground and discover many incredible sights, eat great food and ... you guessed it ... sniff lots of fragrances! We each made some important additions to our collections. For me, i Profumi di Firenze Caterina de Medici, Spezie de Medici and Talco Delicato, as well as a new discovery, Nasomatto Absinthe. For him, i Profumi di Firenze Terra di Siena and Serge Lutens Gris Clair.
I will be back to post the winner of the Bologna Contest who will receive a decant of Nasomatto Absinthe! I will also review my new additions and Mr.TMH256 has promised a review as well. Thank you for your patience during our absence and please stay tuned while I decompress and face piles of mail and e-mail. As they say, reality hits like a sledgehammer!