Perfume Lovers London: An Evening with Portia Turbo


Post by Portia


Hi there APJ,

Yes, it’s really happening. Lila das Gupta who runs Perfume Lovers London has invited me, Portia Turbo, to come to England and give a talk, have a laugh and smell some fragrances.

Perfume Lovers London

An Evening with Portia Turbo

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Even now writing this post to tell you all has my stomach doing flip flops with excitement. You have no idea.

The theme of the night is Great Women and we have some fun interactive ideas and hope as many of you APJ Crew that are around London and available can come be a part of the fun. Perfume Lovers London has drinks and some food and I will be bringing some famous Australian delicacies for you to try also.

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When: Thursday, January 28, 2016 7pm to 10pm (Doors open 6.30pm)
Where: October Gallery  24 Old Gloucester Street WC1N 3AL LONDON
Cost: GBP34.00

For those that have never been before you need to join Perfume Lovers London and then you can book your tickets. They are already selling like hot cakes so don’t delay.

Jin and I will both be there as well as Birgit and Tara from Olfactoria’s Travels, Val the Cookie Queen and Blondes Wunder from the APJ crew. Some of my mates from Australia and the USA happen to be in London at the time so you’ll get to meet and mingle with them too.

One of the things I’ve loved so much about starting APJ is the amount of incredible people we have met all around the world. We have made some super friends and would LOVE IT if we could add you to that amazing list. Don’t be shy, we are waiting to meet you.

Hopefully see you there,
Portia xx

21 comments on “Perfume Lovers London: An Evening with Portia Turbo

  1. Tara says:

    I CAN’T WAIT I CAN’T WAIT I CAN’T WAIT. Did I mention I can’t wait?

    It will be so good having many of the gang back together again. Vanessa from Bonkers About Perfume is coming down too which is fab.

    Are you bringing Tim Tams? My mum is mad for them since Tina G included some in a package.

    We are going to have TOO much fun.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      HA! Tim-Tams it is.
      Tara, I too can’t wait. Having Vanessa there will be super special.
      You can’t wait? We can’t wait too.
      I love you.
      Portia xx

  2. cookie queen says:

    Cookies are already organized. So as long as they don´t keep any of us in The Tower we should be fine. Dr Fox will be along in case we need any emergency therapy, and Chris will be offering quick bike services. And I am so excited to see you and Jin, you both owe me a lot of hugs.
    I will have private brownie stash for the pair of you. xxx

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Val, you are my sunshine. The crew will be in London and I am thrilled. We will have a high time.
      Portia xx

  3. Francesca Belanger says:

    Oooh, wish I could be there. And look at those legs! Envious.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      I wish too Francesca, Somehow my legs have survived my complete body neglect, luck not management.
      Portia xx

  4. empliau says:

    Portia, congratulations and well deserved! I would so love to be there, if the dibs were in tune … but I know you’ll be fabulous. I look forward to extensive write-ups and photos for those of us who must live vicariously. You will totally rock London. xoxo

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Thanks Emlpiau,
      With wind like that how can I help but soar. Seriously though I am excited and nervous in equal parts. We are working really hard on both side of the sea to make this a fun and informative night.
      Portia xx

  5. Ingeborg says:

    Soooo envious! Hope to see a report and many photos. Trying to figure out now what my relatives should bring back from London for me when they go Christmas shopping. Any good sample sets out there? I long for something new and exciting, but not plain weird.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hey there Ingeborg,
      What about Jo Loves or Ormonde Jayne, Miller Harris has opened a new fragrance brand too, Miss H or something?
      Portia x

      • Ingeborg says:

        Yes, Jo Loves is a good suggestion, given the limited distribution. I think Ormonde Jayne perhaps has too many florals for my taste.

  6. Lindaloo says:

    First, I have to agree with Francesa, great legs!

    I have no doubt you will be entertaining, and with your breadth of perfume experiences, knowledgeable too. I hope you can convince Tara to do a write-up for APJ — her PPL reports on Birgit’s blog were very enjoyable. Pictures are good, too.

    Have a great time with that delightful group of bloggers and friends.

  7. Fifi says:

    Really, Portia, no one should have those calves who doesn’t exercise an hour a day for them. No fair! Have a blast in London!

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      You are sweet. They are leftovers of my sporty past.
      Blast planned. Photos will follow.
      Portia xx

  8. flowergirlbee! says:

    congrats!! you must be beside yourself with excitement : )

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      FlowerGirlBee, You have masterfully understated my excitement. Practically widdle myself every time I think of it.
      Portia xx

  9. Undina says:

    You should do a webcast! 🙂

    I wish I could be there. I’ll wait to read (hopefully) Tara’s account.
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    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      What a stellar idea Undina,
      Having you there would be unbelievably exciting. Yes, I will beg Tara to write an APJ story for it.
      Portia xx

  10. OMG this sounds like a perfect excuse to go to London. I will see if it’s possible. Would love to meet you and all the other perfume nutters. x x x
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    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      PLEASE COME!! you would be so incredibly welcome. Val CQ, Birgit and Tara and a slew of others will be there. I’m TOTALLY excited.
      Pretty please meganinsaintemaxime!
      Portia xxx

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