I like the fact that my birthday falls at the beginning of the year, so lately it started to feel like my new year starts with it.

I’m feeling very positive and optimistic regarding the year ahead, January has passed (it feels like a dead month to me), we are experiencing spring weather here (in the middle of winter) and I’m supposed to be getting a Kindle for my birthday (in a  few days). It really feels like a good start to a new year for me. 🙂

So, I want to celebrate it with you with a little give-away of some of my latest acquisitions – 5ml decants of SL Boxeuses, Shalimar Ode a la Vanille and Worth Courtesan for one lucky commenter.

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44 thoughts on “Celebrations!

  1. Rose February 10, 2011 at 13:20 Reply

    belated happy birthday! Mine falls early in the year too- in January. I quite like it too- it makes it less flat after Christmas and New Year and makes everything seem new.I'd love to win the give away but otherwise wishing you a very happy next birth year!


  2. tara February 10, 2011 at 14:41 Reply

    Hi Ines,I've been reading your blog for a while but your generous giveaway has prompted me to comment! It's lovely that your sharing your postivity and birthday celebration with your readers. Hope you have a great day and I know you'll love your Kindle.


  3. Ines February 10, 2011 at 14:46 Reply

    Thank you Rose. 🙂 It's not belated, it's exactly on time.


  4. Ines February 10, 2011 at 14:47 Reply

    Hi Tara, thank you and I'm glad I prompted you out of not commenting. ;)I believe too, I'll love my Kindle, I can't wait to start using it.


  5. *jen February 10, 2011 at 15:08 Reply

    Ines, happy early birthday! Mine is coming soon (40!). I also like starting a new year and birthday somewhat close together. It's a fresh start in many ways.*jen


  6. Michael February 10, 2011 at 15:14 Reply

    Many happy returns Ines and best wishes for the year ahead. Hope it's a great one.RegardsMichael


  7. Josephine February 10, 2011 at 15:58 Reply

    Ines, happy birthday! Enjoy some champagne and look ahead to a great year. Cheers!


  8. waftbyCarol February 10, 2011 at 16:33 Reply

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY INES !No need to include me in the draw…


  9. Suzanne February 10, 2011 at 17:17 Reply

    Happiest of birthdays to you, Ines!(Ooh, and please do a post on the Kindle after you've had some time to play with it. My husband and I have been lusting after one.)


  10. Oh, True Apothecary February 10, 2011 at 17:27 Reply

    Happy Happy Birthday, Ines! j


  11. Geordan February 10, 2011 at 17:57 Reply

    Happy Birthday Ines!Will you be downloading your favorite books on the kindle or all new books? You can get tons of classics for free. Looking forward to hearing more of your reviews. Geordan


  12. Alice February 10, 2011 at 19:24 Reply

    Happy Birthday! I got a Kindle for Christmas and I love love love it! I thought I would not like it, and resisted getting one, but finally decided it was a green thing to do….


  13. Allegra February 10, 2011 at 20:23 Reply

    Happy Birthday, Ines! Is it today? If so, we share a birthday! (and a perfume obsession, i think!)I'm 35 today, and it's been the most glorious day so far… Sunshine, 40 degrees (5 Celsius), snowdrops and crocuses all over the place. The most gorgeous early, early spring day imaginable. I hope you are having a wonderful day 🙂


  14. Vanessa February 10, 2011 at 20:40 Reply

    Happy Birthday, dear Ines!So glad the weather has been kind to you, and hope the rest of the year is too!


  15. kjanicki February 10, 2011 at 21:29 Reply

    Happy birthday! And I hope the rest of the year is just as nice. Thanks for the great draw.


  16. jolav.blog February 10, 2011 at 21:34 Reply

    Happy Birthday –I think people, who are born in the beginning of the calendar year have sort of a 'choice' – when their new year really starts. And based on how the calendar year goes for you, you are free to choose – to start it all on your birthday instead of the Jan 1. Love that!January is a strange month, I notice (btw, it was a kind of dead for me too…lol). It is the kind of month when nothing is really happening – yet, in the new year; and all the festivities of the previous year had faded since. In Lithuanian January is called "Sausis", which means "the Dry one" – and I think for a good reason! Hope you have a great 2011!


  17. Klara February 11, 2011 at 00:29 Reply

    Happy birthday Ines! I think you will get hooked on the Kindle ;)January always seems to be an odd month, but this year I actually liked it. And yes the weather has been gorgeous but I hear it's not gonna last :/Have a great 2011!x Klara


  18. Zanne February 11, 2011 at 00:33 Reply

    ~Thuh-!BEST!-is-yet!-to-come & Babe won't-it-be-FIIIiiiine!~~You think!-you've-seen-the-Sun, but you-aint-seen-it-SHIIIiiine!~~ **SALUTE** to your next Mad Roam around the Great Ball of Fire, Ines! Redheads inhale LIFE just a little bit Grander 🙂


  19. KathyT February 11, 2011 at 01:01 Reply

    Happy Birthday! I'm sure that you will enjoy the Kindle – my son got one for Christmas, and it has been great.


  20. odonata9 February 11, 2011 at 01:10 Reply

    Happy Birthday! I too am a first time commenter, but have been reading your blog for a little while. My husband has a nook (Kindle competitor) and my sister-in-law just got a Kindle for her birthday – both love them. Once they get a little cheaper, I may get one myself.


  21. Anonymous February 11, 2011 at 03:58 Reply

    Happy Birthday! And a clink on your glass of champagne. As someone whose birthday is in early December when everyone starts to focus on Christmas, I envy your early-in-the-new-year birthday. The way the year has been going so far, I too am quite happy to declare a February start. I agree with Suzanne that you should post here your impressions of the Kindle. Always interesting when those who regularly put pen to paper or rather fingers to keyboard write on another topic.Thanks for the draw opportunity. Happy reading!from Lindaloo


  22. Ines February 11, 2011 at 10:32 Reply

    *jen, thank you! You're having a round birthday this year. 🙂 Is that how it's said in English (that's a direct translation from Croatian)?Fresh start in my mind is exactly what I need.


  23. Ines February 11, 2011 at 10:32 Reply

    Thank you MIchael! Looking forward to another fragrant year in front of us. 🙂


  24. Ines February 11, 2011 at 10:35 Reply

    Thanks Josephine. Btw, I have a bottle of real champagne hidden away to enjoy during the weekend with a friend who loves it as much as I do (I'm not into sharing champagne with more than one person, I love it too much). 😀


  25. Ines February 11, 2011 at 10:37 Reply

    Carol thank you! 🙂 And I'm eagerly awaiting the treasure from your Niche boutique to be released into my hands soon.


  26. Ines February 11, 2011 at 10:45 Reply

    Thanks Suzanne. 🙂 I'll do a post as soon as I'm familiar with it. Oh, I can't wait! 🙂


  27. Ines February 11, 2011 at 10:46 Reply

    Oh, TA, thank you. 🙂


  28. Ines February 11, 2011 at 10:48 Reply

    Hi Geordan, thank you. :)I plan on doing both, downloading new books from some of my favourite authors (and some favorite books) but I also plan on taking advantage of all the free classics I find interesting. A new reading horizon is in front of me. 🙂


  29. Ines February 11, 2011 at 11:00 Reply

    Hi Alice, I'm glad to hear you love it. I love the feel of books in my hands, but I no longer have much space left for books, as I have a lot of them so this will work great for me. And green. 🙂


  30. Ines February 11, 2011 at 11:02 Reply

    HI Allegra – happy, belatedly though, birthday to you too! 🙂 My birthday was exactly yesterday, February 10.I'm happy to meet a fellow Aquarian sharing my obsessions and birth date. 🙂 My day was great and I hope yours was too (it sure sounds so).


  31. Ines February 11, 2011 at 11:03 Reply

    Thanks Vanessa – I'm hoping to that as well. 🙂


  32. Ines February 11, 2011 at 11:04 Reply

    Thank you Kjanicki. :)Btw, I just got word from home your package arrived – yeey! Can't wait to open and try it.


  33. Ines February 11, 2011 at 11:08 Reply

    Hi Jolanta and thank you! I think I'm more in tune with the Chinese year (as their new year started days ago) than with ours. 🙂 But it just feels right for me to start my new year period with my birthday.I love the Lithuanian name for January – it does seem very apt.


  34. Ines February 11, 2011 at 11:48 Reply

    Thank you Klara. :)You've been having spring as well I know – I'm thinking it can't last (it's definitely not normal) but I am enjoying the warm sun these days.


  35. Ines February 11, 2011 at 11:49 Reply

    Hey Zanne – you sure do know how to bring a big smile to my face and make me feel enthusiastic about what is to come. :DThank you!


  36. Ines February 11, 2011 at 11:50 Reply

    Thanks KathyT. 🙂 The more I hear about how people love it (and there is a lot of them who do), the more I'm eager to start using mine.


  37. Ines February 11, 2011 at 11:52 Reply

    Odonata9, thank you for commenting. I did a comparison of what is available on the e-reader market and what are my needs and in the end decided to go with Kindle because Amazon has practically all the titles I read.I like Nook because they have the option of lending books which comes useful when there are people around me with whom I share my books.


  38. Ines February 11, 2011 at 11:56 Reply

    Thank you Lindaloo. I'm wondering how long will it take for Kindle to reach me but once it does, I don't think it will leave my hands for several days (paper books will just have to be patient and wait for a while). 🙂


  39. rosiegreen62 February 11, 2011 at 19:25 Reply

    Happy Birthday Ines, hope the new year is full of great new things. You have the same birth date as my older sister. I would love to be entered into the draw. Joyous new year and many new fragrances.


  40. Beautiful Things February 13, 2011 at 13:26 Reply

    Happy Birthday! All the best for everything.


  41. Ines February 13, 2011 at 13:47 Reply

    Thank you Rosiegreen, you're in. Btw, I am the older sister in my family too. 🙂


  42. Ines February 13, 2011 at 13:48 Reply

    Beautiful Things thank you. 🙂


  43. FragrantWitch February 13, 2011 at 19:44 Reply

    Happy Belated Birthday Ines! I am so behind in my blog- reading and I see that you have some lovely posts for 'me to catch up on.:-) I have been enjoying the Ambre Gris that I won after Christmas- thanks again! Hope your Kindle arrives soon. x


  44. Ines February 14, 2011 at 13:40 Reply

    Thanks FragrantWitch. 🙂 I'm happy to hear you're enjoying Ambre Gris.


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