The New Cupboard

Hi All,

Don’t forget to leave a comment in the COMPETITION GIVEAWAY post yesterday

Since being inspired and awed by Victoria who recently won the 2012 Editorial Excellence – Blog/E-Zine Fifi for “Luxury vs Function in Perfumery” Bois de Jasmin, March 15, 2011 (Congratulations and snaps Victoria, all hail the reigning Queen) I have been trolling the web even more to learn what makes a great and interesting blogger, to me. There is so much out there. All of us at different levels, everyone getting their say. So democratic. It’s hard to keep up with everyone, especially when many blogs don’t have a delivered to your inbox button. So the people I read every day come to my inbox (about 17) and then I troll for the rest, yes I know about RSS feed but always forget to check it till Sunday.

According to the scentbloggosphere there are a few stages we go through from regular Jo to Perfumista. On the Posh Peasant while purchasing decants from my GIFT CERTIFICATE!! (thanks to TSO Jin, what a guy) I found a 2007 article by Angela, who seems to have hit my story on the head at Now Smell This with her Becoming A Perfumista story . Although it doesn’t mirror my experience exactly it did feel spooky and familiar. It’s good to know I’m not alone. Here is the crux of her story;

Stage One; Strong Interest. Love perfume, have a few, follow releases.

Stage Two: Beginning Perfume Mania. Nearly finished here. Learning ingredients, looking for something special, finding like minded people.

Stage Three: Full Blown Perfume Mania. Moving towards here. Must try every fragrance ever made, writing blog, doing course (soon)

Stage Four: Connoisseurship. Love perfumes, have a wardrobe of incredibly special ones, follow releases but with knowledge

So The Significant Other, Jin, and I trotted off to IKEA to buy a new cupboard for perfumes, decants, decanting supplies, mail needs, and boxes on one side and all my Turbo Trivia and P T Palace homestay needs on the other. It has changed my life having a handyman superhero around the house, imagine being this happy putting a cabinet together. Thanks universe. It’s the woolly winter house socks that give him special powers BTW. Ari on Scents of Self recently did a gag about the suspenseful IKEA how to booklets but watching Jin whip up a complete unit in around an hour was Ah May Zing! It would have taken me the whole day and not turned out looking like a cupboard at all.

When I get my office to a state where photographs won’t incriminate me as a messy desk person I will shoot some in situ shots. It does look rather good all set up and full of the businesses of being me.

Thanks for dropping in I thought you might like this super model laden D&G ad.
It’s fun, and they make it look effortless.

Much love,
Portia xx

11 comments on “The New Cupboard

  1. Djinn says:

    Yay. I’m in here!!

  2. Natalie says:

    Oooh, congrats on your new cabinet! (and on having a superhero in wool socks to assemble) I can’t wait to see what you’re going to fill it up with. 🙂

  3. Lindaloo says:

    Supermodel laden ad unnecessary — pretty damn fine TSO Jin sufficient. And handy too! The universe has done well for you (though maybe your charm has something to do with it too).

    While you might be finding some drawbacks to being a messy desk person 😉 those freaky, totally clear desktop people scare me.

  4. Dionne says:

    Ummmm, I love a tidy desk? I promise, not a scary person. Does it help to know I never, ever dust?

    Love the new cabinet Portia, and as we’ve commiserated before, handy guys are just so…. handy. I find it pretty sexy when mine does manly-type stuff.

    • Dionne,
      For the 24 hours each month when my desk is tidy I love it but then life takes over, and I love that too.
      Everyone makes fun of tidy desk people because they were an aspiration for many of us who gave up trying. I dust regularly and enjoy doing it; swings and roundabouts huh?
      Handy men are HOT!

    • Lindaloo says:

      Um, yes, it does help to know you never, ever dust. 😉 But truly, after your movingly honest and beautiful, in all ways, post on Beauty on the Outside there is no way you could be a scary person.

  5. Undina says:

    Pic-tures! Pic-tures! 🙂
    I’m contemplating re-arranging perfumes in my closet but haven’t decided yet how.

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