Post by Val the Cookie Queen
A Full Speed Perfume Trip Around the U S and A
Seattle. San Francisco. Los Angeles. New York.
I do not know where to begin. Everyone that I met in the US were absolutely amazing. They took time out of their schedules to meet up, made me and my family so welcome, showed us around the cities and were generally mind-blowing. I was so touched. A lot of it is personal and has no place on a blog. However over the months I will include things that happened as there are perfumed tales to tell. I am not too reliable at taking pictures, but I hope you enjoy the few that follow. New York was so much fun that nobody even remembered to take photos. An absolute highlight was meeting Azar of APJ. I have many samples of perfume to brighten up my winter.
The one question I have been asked by a number of people is did I find anything new that really impressed me. I absolutely did. It will be my
next post. You will have to tune in again.
Perfume Trip Around the U S and A
Sniffing Ellen Covey´s überfragrant Cattleya orchid. iIhad NO idea how narcotic an orchid could be.
The very elegant Azar. Australian Perfume Junkie´s very own!
One of Ellen´s orchids.
Ellen and her husband and a basket of Azar´s homegrown tomatoes.
Me with Mary. A San Franciscan perfumista and Verophile.
Part of Ellen Covey of Olympic Orchids work materials.
A not very clear picture of the beautiful Virgina of Té de Violetas.
Shelley Waddington of En Voyage and Mary on the comfy sofa in Tiger Lily.
Antonia. Owner of Tiger Lily in San Francisco. Such a charming store.
Ellen Covey’s Olympic Orchids shelf!
Leaving Twisted Lily in Brooklyn. Daisy from Coolcookstyle leading the way. The charming Arielle of Scents of Self and of Arielle Shoshanna Scented Luxuries.
Mary, Virginia and me trucking`through San Francisco.
The most beautiful toffee apples I have ever seen. Seattle.
Ellen showing a tiny orchid in her greenhouse.
Jtd Jtd of Scenthurdle. Los Angeles.
Hannah the BlondesWunder in the makeup store at midnight. NYC.
Carlos Powell of Peace, Love and Perfume having a dhosa for lunch. NYC.
Hannah me and Daisy. Daisy organized a New York perfumista extravaganza for me. However what happened in New York, stays in New York.
Laundry rates in then hotel we stayed in. NYC.
Tonka beans in a golden bag. On the recommendation of Barbara Herman, author of Scent and Subversion. An old voodoo spell. brings love and luck. I have left one in the bag and the rest I shall use in my baking.
Inside Twisted Lily..
Hannah learning how to use and umbrella. Outside Twisted Lily.
Two with Connor
Selfie. Val and Undina. San Francisco.
(ED: This is the mad, disjointed and crazed order these pics were sent. Nobody got time to organise this lot, clearly not even Val)