I wanted to check in — I’ve been taking time off while healing my arm, but I’m here if you need to email me. I’m looking forward to getting back to blending as soon as I can.
The Purple Paper Planes blog just started a special series today on perceptions about beauty; various people in the perfume world are answering seven questions about how we define and experience beauty. It will be interesting to see the range of answers. Today one of my favorite bloggers, Suzanne of Suzanne’s Perfume Journal, gave her responses to the questions. I was asked to participate in the series and will let you know when my answers are posted (I already turned them in). I wonder how you would answer the questions!
I thought this was an interesting story: Elle, Cosmo, and Marie Claire will distribute two vial samples of liquid perfume in the November issues (not in the magazines on newsstands, but just the magazines mailed to subscribers). They say it’s the first time vials have gone out with magazines instead of just paper strip samples. The samples will be Marc Jacobs Daisy and Daisy Eau So Fresh, which seems like an odd choice, especially for November. I’m guessing they’ll need to send the mags ORM-D surface mail because of the alcohol. I’ll be curious to see if they deem this experiment to be successful. Maybe they’ll become more adventurous with their sample choices over time; I’d think that new releases might be included in this type of campaign.