WOO HOO! Birthday!

Hello lovely APJ Friends and Family.

You may know it’s my birthday today. It couldn’t go by without some cake. But today’s cake is a little different, YOU get to make a wish and blow on the picture.


Close your eyes

Wish for something simple and achievable in your life

Hold the thought for 3 seconds

Now say THANK YOU for four things that you are grateful for. Doesn’t matter how small or big.

Here’s the cake……

Birthday Cake candles


So I don’t know if your wish will come true but you know you have 4 things to be grateful for. You’re doing better than almost everyone else in the world.

What will I be wafting on this special day? Vintage Shalimar Parfum. I smell so fabulous and I’m smiling like a fool. With Guerlain’s Shalimar it always feels like love.

Shalimar Parfum Wikipedia

See you later,
Portia xx


85 comments on “WOO HOO! Birthday!

  1. Nemo says:

    Happy birthday! I hope your wishes come true and I hope there is real cake involved 🙂

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Believe it Nemo. There will be cake. Jin is trying to hide it but I can let you in on a secret, 3 story LILAC!!
      He He he
      Portia xx

  2. Julie zamborini says:

    Happiest birthday, EVER, Portia!

  3. CC ... says:

    Happy Birthday, Portia!! You are so wise … and we have so much to be grateful for. Thank you for reminding me and others. May this day be a most magical day, filled with love and laughter. Xox

    And yes you do so smell quite Fab!!!

  4. Jackie b says:

    Happy happy birthday!
    I had mine on the weekend. I can never think of anything to wish for (world peace?!) so I must have everything I need!

  5. tomate farcie says:

    Happiest of b-days! And remember in the US, we’re listening!! 😉

  6. RuthF says:

    Happy Birthday Portia!! Vintage Shalimar parfum is a perfect choice! Have a wonderful day x

  7. Martin says:

    Happy B’Day Portia. I envy you sniffing the vintage Shalimar. Thank you for sharing your wonderful blog with us. Your writing style with information and humor is always a pleasure to read.

  8. Christine W says:

    Sending big, happy birthday wishes your way, Portia. Vintage Shalimar is a great choice. XXX Christine

  9. Tara C says:

    Happy happy birthday dear Portia!! Wishing you a very fragrant year.

  10. Kesbah says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY PORTIA! And thank you for sharing your special day. I hope it’s wonderful! X

  11. Jane Cate says:

    The article made my day! Smiles all Round.
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  12. Belle says:

    Oh my! Happy birthday Portia! May luck waft your way like good perfume!

  13. Steve says:

    Happy Birthday Portia! Have yourself one heckuva wild and wonderful day!! xoxoox Steve

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Thank you Steve. Chores completed already now a couple of hours to swim & sunbake. YAY!! Then off to work. Excellent birthday.
      Portia x

  14. FeralJasmine says:

    Have a lovely one Portia, full of laughter and affection and good things to smell.

  15. Dani (Danski) says:

    Happy Birthday Portia!! I hope you have an amazing day 🙂

  16. LaurenW says:

    Happy birthday, Portia!!! Hope your day is magnificent!

  17. Azar says:

    Azar xx

  18. Maya says:

    Have a Happy Birthday Portia! Make it the BEST day you can. It’s the day you became part of the world so it should be a special day for all your friends and those who love you.
    PS I think vintage Shalimar is sexy! 😉
    Maya xx

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      It is a wonderful day here in Sydney. House is done, had my first swim of the year (bracing) and been lying in the sun. Now pleasantly peach and ready for anything.

  19. Lindaloo says:

    Have a fabulous day (and year)! The way that you spread your positive approach, giving all of us a gift, is truly special. Know that it keeps me reading APJ daily, even if I don’t comment.

  20. Tatiana says:

    Happy Birthday, Portia! Hope you have a fantastic day and an amazing year! You smell lovely today. I hope you get some real cake, too.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Don’t worry there are definite signs of cake in my future. Jin even watched Making Icing Videos with 4 or 5 different YouTube crews.
      How sweet is THAT?
      Portia xx

  21. Kandice says:

    Happy Birthday, Portia! May all your dreams come true in the coming year!

  22. Tonia says:

    Bip Bip Hooray! Happy Birthday Portia! I hope you are enjoying the magical sunshine today and the joy of what today brings to you. Big hugs. xo

  23. KatieSlat says:

    Happy Birthday Portia! Have an amazing birthday and thankyou for your little piece of sunshine everyday. You are a treasure xx

  24. Jordan River says:

    O Happy Day
    O Fragrant Night
    I wish you
    Shalimar delight
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  25. Ellen Covey says:

    Happy birthday, Portia! We are almost birthday twins – mine is on the 26th. Wishing you many good things in the coming year.

  26. Jillie says:

    Very many happy, fragrant returns!

  27. Laurels says:

    Let me be the fiftieth or so to say, Happy Birthday, Portia! And many more!

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Ha Ha Ha! It NEVER gets old. Thank you for joining in. Today I feel like I’ve had an online party and it’s been FUN.
      Portia xx

  28. Tara says:

    Many happy returns, Portia!

    So lovely (and typical) of you to use your birthday to spread love and good wishes to others. I hope it comes back to you ten-fold. You’ve created a wonderful family here.

    Enjoy your day x

  29. Happy birthday Portia! You are a true star in the fragrant firmament! may all your wishes come true.

    best wishes
    Samantha xx

  30. poodle says:

    I hope you are having a wonderful birthday filled with friends and family and cake. Mostly cake, and presents. Presents are good too. 😉 Happy Birthday Gorgeous!

  31. greennote2 says:

    Ah, Portia, you make me smile. Thank you for that gift.

    Glad you’re having a fabulous day. Happy Birthday, oh joyous one!

  32. dgambas says:

    Happy birthday and thank you for the cake! 🙂

  33. Lyubov says:

    Happy perfume junkie b-day, Portia! And may all your fragrant wishes come true! Kisses from Bulgaria!
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  34. Happiest of birthdays Portia. I’ve made my wish and have thought about four things I’m grateful for. One of them is having got to know you in the past few months and I’m really looking forward to our continuing friendship – fragranced and unfragranced. Much love.
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  35. Jan Last says:

    Happy Birthday!! I hope all the things you wish for come true.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      So many of them do Jan Last. It has been a wonderful birthday chock full of amazing moments.
      Thank you.
      portia xx

  36. Tora says:

    Happiest Birthday Wishes to you Portia!! I am grateful to have found you and I am grateful for your cheerful, optimistic, and informative presence!

  37. maggiecat says:

    Happy Birthday Portia! (Mine’s next week!) I hope you have a wonderful, wonderful day and enjoy every minute of it!

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      YAY!! Happy Birthday for next week. Mine has been EPIC! I hope you get what you want on your birthday too. Thank you for dropping by with your warm wishes.
      Portia xx

  38. fleurdelys says:

    Happy happy birthday dear Portia! Since I live in the US my wish is arriving a bit late, but it is nonetheless sincere. (I had to go over the gratitude limit, because I have so much to be grateful for when I really start thinking about it). All the best to you and I hope this is the start of a spectacular year.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Thank you FleurDeLys.
      Once you start noticing how great your life is it’s hard to believe you ever thought you were badly off, isn;t it?
      Portia x

  39. Janice says:

    Oops, a little late to the party but just joining in to wish you a happy (if a bit belated) birthday!

  40. Eva S says:

    Happy Birthday Portia from a far-off chilly Sweden!
    Eva S

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Thank you Eva S,
      Sweden is on the Bucket List. One day wilkl you come meet me for a meal? We can talk perfume, people, politics and anything else.
      Portia xx

  41. Undina says:

    Happy Birthday, dear Portia! Where I am now it’s still your birthday and I’ll drink to that. I wish you many happy birthdays and just days.
    <3 <3 <3
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  42. Penny Cascio says:

    Happy Birthday oh gorgeous one! I will do my best to come see you tonight, I miss my Portia hugs xxxx

  43. solanace says:

    I’m late to the party, but I’m here to wish you love, health, peace and luck, sweet and huge hearted Portia!

  44. Mary K says:

    Happy Birthday! Hope you had a great day and that lots of good things came your way! Shalimar us a good choice for a special day.

  45. Dionne says:

    The great thing about the variety of social media is I get to say happy birthday more than once. Woohoo! Happy Birthday!

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