A very happy new year to all of you. I hope you've recovered from the excesses of the festive season and are looking forward to twelve months of peace, happiness, good health and, of course, numerous encounters with gorgeous perfumes. At this stage it's impossible to tell what 2015's scented highlights are going to be. Will Mathilde Laurent impress us with her olfactory take on Proust - L'Heure Perdue - for Cartier? Will Uncle Serge charge even more than £380 for his next creation? And will Estée Lauder buy up any other niche brands? Who knows. Time will reveal everything, no doubt. Meanwhile, Persolaise.com kicks back into normal gear on Friday with this year's first review. Until then, let's reach for another mince pie, shall we?