Today is Thanksgiving, the day the United States commemorates the three-day feast held by the Pilgrims in 1621 to celebrate the bountiful harvest. Members of the local Wapanoag tribe attended, but their descendents are wondering if they would have been better off if they had not cooperated with the Pilgrims.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, the Citizen of the Month blog has called for a Thank Your First Commenter Day. Blogging without comments would be dull to say the least, so I would like to give a big shout out to both of the lovely ladies who commented on my first day: Pillowcase and Annieytown. Annie started her own blog, the fabulous Blogdorf Goodman, soon after.
And of course, a big thank you to everyone who continues to read and comment despite the burden of having to register AND enter that nasty black on black verification string. I appreciate it more than you know.
I still have not chosen a fragrance for today. It is hard to find the right perfume, since it is going to compete with heavy food aromas all day. I am leaning towards something light, maybe L'Artisan Passage d'Enfer? We shall see.
Happy Thanksgiving all!
Robin, I must say thank you for all the time and effort you put into your blog. Not only is it interesting but, also informative.I always am excited to read all the perfume updates ,info and very often coupon codes of which I try to take advantage of when I can!
So, thank you once again!:-)
Thank you Christina, and have a great holiday
Happy Thanksgiving, R! I echo Christina's comments, and I hope that you are enjoying the holidays.
3rd on Christina's comments! The work of bloggers like you makes the Web such a fun and informative place.
Oh my, Passage d'Enfer is an austere choice for a hearty holiday. Enjoy your turkey!
Happy Thanksgiving R! Thank YOU for this fabulous blog and I am totally addicted to reading this whenever I can.
Hope your family and you have a wonder day.
Love Passage d'Enfer and I agree with Iris that your choice is austere my dear R! I would have thought you would enjoy Ambre Narguile today.
Happy Thanksgiving Robin!
Huge thanks for creating and maintaining NST. You have taught me so much about fragrances and inspired countless lemmings.
If only we can get Beth(Deantiquer) to start a Tea blog then I will be set in all things. LOL
I also have to thank you for encouraging me to start a blog. You were the one that made me jump in and do it! It has been such a great experience all the way around.
Huge Hugs R!
Thanks Iris. Too austere, maybe? Perhaps I'll wear Ta'if instead. You have a wonderful Thanksgiving
N, And I thank you for the wonderful Life in Paris, which never fails to brighten my day. Hugs!
A, I have encouraged Beth but she says she is too busy. Maybe some day!
Huge congrats on Blogdorf Goodman, A, it is really a wonderful blog. Have a great Thanksgiving!
Also wanting to thank you for your fabulous blog! It's always so informative and really fun to read!
I think Passage d'Enfer is beautiful at any time–although you couldn't go wrong with Taif either. I'm struggling between SacreBleu and Ambre Narguile, myself; I'll probably go with SB, b/c I've worn AN a lot lately, and my husband once told me SB smelled “delicious.” Have a wonderful day!
I read this forum every day, and take my fragrances in for officemates to share. Hip hip hooray for perfume! Thank you for creating this fragrant space on the internet!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING ROBIN! I am very new to your site but I absolutely love it and am thankful for your thoughts on our favorite passion.
Have a wonderful day! Take care.
J, I need to revisit SacreBleu soon… tried it long ago and thought it was lovely but “not me”. I now love so many things that struck me that way initially. Have a great Thanksgiving, you'll smell delicious with either of those scents!
How lovely that your officemates share your hobby! Have a great Thanksgiving
Thank you and hope your day is wonderful too
Hi Robin — Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. I believe your blog was the first one I ever read, and that led me to others, for which I am appreciative. You put so much work and thought into NST! Thanks.
Happy Thanksgiving to you sweet Robin!
I'm so glad to know you.
Anya, and of course I must thank you for introducing me (and so many others) to natural perfumery.
The feeling is mutual, L, and hugs to you!
Robin, THANK YOU for all your kind responses and guidance and glorious reading — my husband is reassured to discover it's perfume I'm pursuing and not an online boyfriend, although he still thinks the whole thing is weird.
Today for Thanksgiving lunch at my mother-in-law's proper ladies' club I wore a moderately racy brown lace vintage dress, knee-high black leather boots, a big smile (giving thanks I didn't have to cook this meal!), and both SL Clair de Musc and Fleurs d'Oranger. Delightful.
Tail-end Charlie as usual…but just to add my thanks to everyone else's, R. You have a beautifully lucid style, and an attention to detail which makes me eager to read your reviews every day (apart from your slacking off at weekends, tsk). You've introduced so many lovely new things into my life! Thank you for taking the trouble to do this. N
Hi and belated Happy Thanksgiving , Robin! I want to thank you for keeping me updated on the world of fragrance in such a zesty and fun way. I'm a big fan of your writing style as I guess you can tell. Of course, without your blog, I'd be a lot richer today, but that's OK. You are just doing your part to keep the world economy afloat. ;D I want to thank you, too, for being such a constant support in my own efforts. It means a tremendous lot.
R, please accept my late (sleepy and overstuffed with rukey and yams) thanks for your wonderful blog! Happy Thanksgiving!
PS what fragrance did you choose after all?
The whole thing is weird, I guess! Congrats on getting out of cooking & the great fragrance combination. Hope it was a great meal
N, thanks so much for the very nice comment! I am a slacker by nature but might manage a post tomorrow
Yes, that's it, keeping the economy afloat, LOL! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, L, and you know I adore Laurelines. It has *almost* inspired me to draw. But I can't.
M, we were in such a rush at the last minute that I left the house with nothing at all. My husband keeps a decant of Guerlain Vetiver in the car, and I put on a little dab of that. As I suspected would happen, I came home smelling like gravy anyway
Hope you had a great day!
This is such a cool idea – wish I weren't late for it now, but I do want to say thank you to you Robin. As always you are a source of creative inspiration, and I am grateful to you for your encouragement and kindness. I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful.
Thank you, darling R, for making perfume reading so much fun and informative. I am thankful for the friends I have made on MUA, and you, my darling, are at the top of the list.
I hope your Thanksgiving was, well thankful, abundant and delicious, and that the last month of this year finds you and your family in good health and spirits.
P.S.–Sorry that I did not get to you yesterday. I was too busy stuffing my face! :):)
Thanks K! Scentzilla is inspiring me too — it is amazing how many fragrances you have that I have never tried. Hope you are having a great holiday weekend!
You always find the sweetest thing to say & it never fails to brighten my day. I am lucky to count you as a friend, R!
I do hope you did not stuff your face as much as I did. I am still recovering
Hope you had a great Thanksgiving dinner. Your blog is one of the few I read every day and it's always such a delight. Thanks for all the hard work I know you put into it!
T, and a huge Thanksgiving thank you for the NaNoWriMo on Brain Trapped in Girl's Body. It can't have been fun to do in November, but it certainly made my month way more fun. Can't wait to see how it all turns out!
I would like to thank you Robin for your wonderful, wonderful blog! I enjoy visiting every day and appreciate all the time and effort and passion you put into your site. Happy Thanksgiving!
Thank you so much T!!