IScentYouADay Turns Four! It’s my Blogaversary.



Four years ago today I decided to start a blog about something I was passionate about.

My very first review was Lanvin Arpege

In that four years I have learned to love things I didn’t used to like, go off things I once loved,  and try things I’ve never tried before. I don’t want to scare you away by using the word “journey” but that’s what it’s been and that’s what it still is.   I never give up seeking treasure and thunderbolt moments and  even when I get them,  I am still thirsty for more.


The best bit has been meeting you lovely readers, albeit via the Internet. I have never met such a lovely or more generous bunch of folks. With your comments, likes, suggestions and shared memories and anecdotes, you have made every moment worthwhile. It’s been a tricky couple of years on the personal front, and I can honestly say that focussing on this has really helped me, even on those days when negative thoughts block out the sunshine.


The worst bit? Oh, that’s easy. The worst bit was smelling Etat Libre D’Orange Secretions Magnifiques. No contest, right Lisa?


It’s time to pay it forward, so watch this space for several giveaways.  It’s the least I can do to say thank you.

Here’s to having fork handles on my cake!


25 thoughts on “IScentYouADay Turns Four! It’s my Blogaversary.”

  1. Congrats on four years of very industrious blogging! Are you going to stop at 1000 reviews or keep going, now you are on a roll? You have progressively pushed your own envelope since you started. 😉

    1. Thank you so much dear Vanessa. You have been so generous to me and I am very grateful. I may stop at 1001. Or not.I thought I’d run out of things to say but it looks like I didn’t! xx

    1. Thank you so much Robert. Thank you for taking the time to drop by and send me such lovely wishes. It’s very much appreciated xxx

  2. Congratulations on having a truly inclusive, consistently fun and never pretentious perfume blog. Please keep up the good work!

  3. Happy blogaversery! I think I’ll always been a vanilla oriental woman, but you’ve made me broaden my horizons with chphyres and oakmoss. Also, you’ve made me take a second sniff at the older perfumes. Thank you! (this is jazzpyom)

    1. my dear jazzypom! I have so enjoyed our exchanges about perfume. I am chuffed to beans that I have had even the slightest bit of influence and so pleased to hear that. I shall endeavour to keep you interested in 2017! xxx

  4. Gosh doesnt 4 years just zoom by …. the first reminded me just how much I loved Arpege in the past and I fell in love with it all over again. The best is you have removed so much of the perfume snobbery that seems to float around many blogs 🙂

    1. Dear Margaret, Thank you so much. What a lovely thing to say! I’m so glad the lack of snobbery has come across. I really appreciate you notocong that and mentioning it. Thank you. xxx

  5. Congratulation! 4 years – wow, what an impressive sillage – and still going strong! You are firmly part of your readers lives, and loves!. I look forward to your aromatic blog’s new post notifications in my inbox as they are my treat read, between the real work! You’ve stretched my olefactory experiences as well as purse – and all to my well-being, thank you! Congratulations again, and looking forward to many more!

    1. Hello dear Rusty, what an absolutely lovely post! It means so much to hear such kind words. It really does make it all worthwhile. To know that i have encouraged you to try something is so satisfying! Thank you and big hugs xx

  6. Happy blogaversary! As an avid fragrance fiend, I absolutely love reading your descriptions of scents old and new. You have taken me down memory lane several times, which has been delightful, yet often wistful, as some of my first “proper” perfumes have been discontinued. Luckily there are always new favourites waiting to be discovered – happy days! 🙂 Have a wonderful and fragrant 2017 xx

    1. Thank you dear Kathy, Your kind words mean a great deal and without such encouragement and positive feedback i might have quite ages ago. It’s because of such support that I have kept writing. Happy aniffing kathy! diolch xx

  7. Happy Anniversary! You have been one of my favorites since I first came across your blog, and I’m so glad you’re still going strong.

  8. Happy Birthday! And thank your writing such lovely posts. I tend to binge read them quarterly and they always make me smile. I loved your London excursion and wished I was part of that group, a bit like in school where I would want to hang out with the cool kids. So now I am very much looking forward to your youtube!

    1. Thank you Bella, that’s so lovely of you. Believe me, I have never been cool. I was very in awe of everyone I met in London! Hopefully my Youtube adventures will enteratin you! Bear with me, friend! xx

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