Sunday, May 13, 2012

Ask the Perfumer - Sunday, May 13, 2012

Dear Friends:

There will be no Ask the Perfumer forum today, as it is Mother's day in the USA and my mother died just six weeks ago.  I will spend the day quietly.  I wish all love and good wishes towards those of you who still have your mothers.  Here is a photo of my mother taken June, 1966 when she was 46 years old.  I couldn't bring myself to write a tribute to her today, as I have been very sad all week.  However, if there was a one sentence tribute, it would be that she is the one who introduced me to my first passion, perfume, and that has stayed with me every day of my life.


  1. Thanks Anya, for this great picture of your mother. Her smile and stance show a certain strength of character and pride. It pleases me that you choose to share this with your fans. We are out there. Just as your mother's lingering passion is with you. Jes

  2. Ahhhhh, I remember this woman. Many, many good times. A truer friendship between our moms couldn't be found. To think they lived so long, were friends for what? 80 years? and crossed over within a few weeks of one another. Each concerned with the other's welfare right up until the very end. A truely special friendship indeed. - Katie

  3. Hi Anonymous #1 - not sure who you are, but thanks for the note you left. Katie, thanks for dropping by. I'm trying to find some photos of them together, and all I've found is one from early 1951 and another from 1992 at a wedding. Oh, and your mother's wedding pic. I'll get the first two properly scanned and send them to you and Suzanne.



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