Honestly, I really didn’t think I would actually get a chance to meet a perfume blogger in my home city.
I mean people don’t usually choose to visit Zagreb when deciding on what European city/country to visit but luckily for me, Nat and her husband decided to spend some of their vacation at the beautiful Croatian seaside so Zagreb found itself on their itinerary as well.
I got to meet with Natalie, twice, first when she arrived and then again when she was leaving which was great, as the first time I got to know her and answer her questions about Croatia and the second time around, I got to hear of what it was like for them spending a vacation here.
What can I say, I certainly hope they share their thoughts on Croatia to as large a group as possible.
Those of you who met Natalie probably already know what a lovely, beautiful person she is. We certainly didn’t lack subjects when we met and I was so very happy that when we visited Top perfumery, our host Borut provided us with some yet unreleased perfumes to smell (he is just a great perfumista himself with a large knowledge of perfumes).
So that’s a place you need to visit once in Zagreb.
I was very happy to learn on our second meeting that I installed a bit of a curiosity in Nat and her husband when it came to Croatian drinks and I also realized that in their commitment to try them all (or as many as possible), they landed upon one of my favourites called Pelinkovac (meaning done from the plant mugworth/wormwood – I needed a dictionary for that one).
I know you all know what an incredibly lovely experience it is meeting perfumistas in real life but I still need to say it.
It was great fun meeting Natalie and I certainly hope we get to see each other again.
But you know, I cannot but help thinking that recently that trend has been on the rise so I have feeling we all might be meeting each other more and more often in the future.
And that is just such a happy thought for me. (I could probably do a Patronus on it!)
P.S. If you’re wondering where did the Patronus part come from, I am, again, re-reading Harry Potter.