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 4 things that you are grateful for. Doesn’t matter how small or big.

Here’s the cake……

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Here are the candles….

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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? The Blossom Thief by AROMANTIK and I will be smelling F I N E

See you later,
Portia xx

61 comments on “BIRTHDAY WISHES 2014

  1. Ann says:

    Happy birthday lovely Portia, what a generous idea to share for your day. Loved it

  2. Lean S says:

    Happy Birthday! May ALL of your wishes come true! 🙂 (from one september baby to another)

  3. Marion says:

    Freeze a jolly good fellowwwwww

  4. Sandra says:

    Happy Birthday dear Portia! Wishing you all the best in health and happiness. Sandra xo

  5. FeralJasmine says:

    All the best throughout your life, but especially today! Oh, and every day.

  6. Sandy says:

    Happy birthday dear Portia – may all the good you do for others come back to you tenfold!

  7. Jackie b says:

    Happy happy birthday Portia!

  8. Undina says:

    Happy Birthday, dear Portia! So, you’re finally 21 (judging by the number of candles on your cake 😉 ) – please drink responsibly ;-P And all the best to you on this day – and for the year ahead, until the next birthday wishes.

    It wasn’t an easy task – to think of just four things I’m grateful for since I think I’m blessed with so many great things. But thank you for gifting me with the moment to think about it.

    <3 <3 <3
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  9. Laurels says:

    Many happy returns!

  10. Azar says:

    Happy, happy birthday to you, dear Portia! And thank YOU for the birthday wishes.
    Azar xx

  11. Irina says:

    Happy, happy birthday and may your wishes be granted!

  12. jillie says:

    Many happy, happy returns!

  13. Anka says:

    How wonderful, happy birthday!
    To make a variation on Undina’s joke – you look like 29! There is a saying the 10 happiest years in a lady’s life are those between her 29th and 30st birthday…
    Anyway, all the best, real cake with good friends and family – may your wishes come true.
    (For your special day, I’ll search my sample of Mohur extrait and wear it in your honour).

  14. Happy birthday from London. Librans rock!

  15. Sister Mary says:

    Blessings on this day, and for the year ahead.

    Blessings on you and your good works.


  16. einsof says:

    ahhhhh. another libra. well, that explains almost everything *laugh*

    mazel tov & l’shana tova!

    “May the best of your last year be the worst of your next.”


    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      That is an excellent premise. A fortunate year ahead indeed and yes, the Libra thing is so obvious when people find out.
      Thank you Einsof,
      Portia xx

  17. Holly says:

    Happy birthday dear Portia. May all your days be blessed as you bless ours. Sending best wishes from all in the lurkers’ grove!

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Welcome into the glade Holly, you’re still safe, have plenty of trees to run to if you’re scared but here we dance in the sunlight.
      Thank you so much. I feel very blessed.
      Portia xx

  18. Julie Ohara says:

    I loved this post! Happy birthday!

  19. maggiecat says:

    Happy Birthday! Have an amazing day!

  20. empliau says:

    It’s still the 25th here, so happy birthday lovely Portia! May your next year be as wonderful as you smell! (awkwardly expressed, but you get the idea).

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hi Empliau,
      My birthday will run on into Monday this year, I am being spoiled mercilessly, and getting well wishes from all over the globe. You can only imagine how lovely that is for me.
      Thank you.
      Portia xx

  21. sherobin says:

    Happy Birthday, dearest Portia! And thank you for your lovely thoughts. Hope it has been a good one! 🙂

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      It has been a lovely Birthday SheRobin,
      You are welcome, it’s nice when we can all share happy and grateful energy.
      Portia xx

  22. Tim says:

    Bit late to the party. Sorry. 🙁

    A belated happy birthday to you Portia.
    Hope you had a fantabulous day.


  23. Kandice says:

    Happy birthday Portia! I hope you have a fabulous and fragrant day!

  24. hajusuuri says:

    Wishing you a belated Happy Birthday and blowing you kisses across the miles! I’ll let you in on my wish — to meet you! Perhaps in November?

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      OMG!! Hajusuuri! I would LOVE to meet you.
      November destinations include Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Chicago, New York City.
      There will be perfumista get togethers at every stop.
      I will keep you posted.
      Portia xx

  25. Nemo says:

    Happy birthday! I hope your wish comes true, and I hope you have a wonderful birthday year filled with many more things to be grateful for. I, for one, am quite grateful for APJ and the wonderfully friendly and generous perfume community 🙂

  26. Lyubov says:

    Geeeeeee, Portia, dear, happy belated birthday from the far-off Bulgaria! I am sure it was bright and memorable day!
    I really wish you the best things in life – health, love, fun!
    And myriad of blissful fragrant surprises! Libras know how to appreciate the world’s beauty! Love Yaaa!
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  27. Fruitful says:

    What a wonderful birthday wish! I know I’ll get mine. Thankyou dear Portia xoxo

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