Resurrecting RandomRec


Post by Azar


Season’s Greetings APJ!

Last year, about this time, a dear friend and I decided that we needed to clean up our lives. Our stuff was running us out of our homes and taking over every bit of storage space we could find.

Resurrecting RandomRec

We decided to put selected items, new and gently used, up for sale on a website we called RandomRec, signifying random acts of re-circulation and redistribution. To make a short story even shorter, we didn’t get far with RandomRec because all we did was stash a small fraction of our stuff in virtual storage and then promptly forgot about it, the same thing we were doing with it in real time and space! Running a garage sale online takes hours of effort and neither of us seemed to have any of that to spare in 2015. As the treasures continued to languish in our closets and drawers we resolved, for 2016, to resurrect RandomRec, rotate and add new inventory, offer sales and specials and try to create some sort of visibility for the site.

imagesThat being said we’ve decided to do a give-away to help jump-start the new, improved RandomRec and here it is: There will be two prizes, one for US residents and one for those living anywhere else on the planet. The name drawn in the US category will receive one brand new, in the box, Lolita Lempicka Elle L’aime 1.4 oz EdP. See the review here on APJ Elle l’Aime review.  The winner in the “anywhere else” category will receive one brand new, in the box, Lolita Lempicka Elle L’aime 6.7 oz body milk.


We are offering a special APJ ONLY 20% discount valid through December 31, 2015. To receive the discount and a free packet of randomly chosen perfume samples with your order enter the code – APJ20 – at checkout.

Happy Holidays!

Azar xx

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USA: 1 x Lolita Lempicka Elle L’aime 1.4 oz EdP
Elsewhere: Lolita Lempicka Elle L’aime 6.7 oz body milk
P&H Worldwide


Yes, you can start following to enter, in fact it’s encouraged. Open to everyone worldwide who follows AustralianPerfumeJunkies via eMail, WordPress, Bloglovin or RSS. Please leave how you follow in the comments to be eligible. I must be able to check that you follow so if you have an email address on your gravatar that’s different to your follow address then please email me (portia underscore turbo @ yahoo dot com dot au) so I know.

You must tell me how you follow APJ


USA or Elsewhere


Please hop over to the site, check the perfume category, name one fragrance and tell us why you think you might love or hate it.


Entries Close Thursday 10th December 2015 10pm Australian EST and winners will be announced in a separate post.
Winners will be chosen by
The winner will have till Monday 14th December 2015 to get in touch (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with their address or the prize will go to someone else.
No responsibility taken for lost or damaged goods in transit.

28 comments on “Resurrecting RandomRec

  1. Jaybee says:

    I’m Elsewhere and like the sound of Bvlgari Voile de Jasmin. I’m reading about perfumes and am in a jasmine mood! Follow by email. 🙂

    • Azar says:

      Hi Jaybee,
      For me this one is very light and airy and I tend to prefer heavier fragrances. As you probably know, Nathalie Lorson, the perfumer who created VdJ, was named the 2015 Firmenich perfumer of the year for both France and Italy. I’ve tried a few of her other creations and (perhaps by coincidence) they are in this same light vein. BTW What book are you reading? I always love a good perfume book.
      Azar xx

  2. Gina Tabasso says:

    via email
    United States
    M. MICALLEF GARDENIA adore gardenia but mixed with ambergris, yum, not just soliflora

    • Azar says:

      Hi Gina,
      I love this M. Micallef Gardenia. The only reason it is on is because I have an almost full back-up bottle and so many other great gardenia scents in my collection. And yes, it is more than a soliflore!
      Azar xx

  3. FeralJasmine says:

    USA, and I follow by email.
    I think I would love the original Lolita Lempicka edp, because I find the few LL scents that I have sniffed to be well-made and individualistic, quirky even. Distinctly different from mainstream.
    Best of luck with the site!
    FeralJasmine recently posted…The Greens of Fall: Nasturtiums IIMy Profile

    • Azar says:

      Thank you, FeralJasmine!
      This website stuff is harder than I thought it would be. I suppose I will get the hang of it eventually. BTW I am still searching for a nasturtium perfume. Let me know if you track one down.
      Azar xx

  4. australianperfumejunkies says:

    Hey Azar,
    DNEM but I am really glad you are going ahead with this. Wishing you all the success in the world.
    Portia xx

    • Azar says:

      Thank you, Portia.
      There are so many little bugs to iron out in a project like this but it is definitely great to try something new every once in awhile. I am truly a creature of habit and ventures like force me to abandon my daily routine and learn something new. In that regard it is already a success!
      Azar xx

  5. Despina Veneti says:

    I’d absolutely love the ANTIQUE EVYAN PERFUME BOTTLE, perfect for my own little perfume experimental mixtures!
    EMANUEL UNGARO APPARITION PERFUME REVELATION also interests me, its aromatic blend seems out of my comfort zone.

    Happy email and Bloglovin follower, Elsewhere (Europe), tweeted:

    • Azar says:

      Hello Despina Veneti,
      I also have the larger size of this same Evyan bottle that I have not yet listed. Re the Emanuel Ungaro: This version of Apparition is very different because it actually has the consistency of a “serum”, much more viscous than regular liquid perfume. This fragrance is loaded with raspberries! Thank you for joining today’s draw and tweeting too!
      Azar xx

  6. Amy Orvin says:

    I follow via email.
    and live in the USA. I chose SARAH JESSICA PARKER “LOVELY” perfume. I know from experience that this perfume is wonderful smelling and is very strong. Thank you for the chance.

    • Azar says:

      Hi Amy,
      I tried to love Lovely but she just wasn’t for me. So many others really enjoy her – and I do like smelling Lovely on someone else. Hmmm…? I suppose it is a skin thing?
      Azar xx

  7. RuthF says:

    I follow by email and am in Australia. The sweet tea apothecary set sounds interesting. Best of luck with RandomRec!

    • Azar says:

      Thank you, Ruth!
      Famous (and fateful) words when beginning anything new – “How hard could it be?”.
      It takes awhile to iron out all the little glitches that pop up. Yes, Sweet Tea Apothecary is a very fun and interesting line by a Seattle perfumer JT Siems.
      Azar xx

  8. Rene Groyer says:

    I follow by e mail elsewhere and would like Shalimar Cologne,such classic and have not tried cologne form

    • Azar says:

      Hi Rene,
      I listed this cologne because I have more Shalimar than I could possibly use in a lifetime. While I like this classic fragrance I seldom use it. The cologne concentration is very much like the other versions but “thinner” and less persistent.
      Azar xx

  9. Jc Loh says:

    (1) Email subscriber.
    (2) Elsewhere
    (3) Fragrance: BVLGARI VOILE DE JASMIN 1.7 OZ
    Beautiful packaging, heavenly scent.

    • Azar says:

      Hello Jc Loh,
      The VdJ bottle IS beautiful! I generally love the Bvlgari packaging. Thank you for dropping in and joining the draw!
      Azar xx

  10. Fazal Cheema says:

    I may like Micallef Gardenia because Gardenia when rendered well, can be quite beautiful. I follow APJ through email

    • Azar says:

      Hi Fazal,
      As Gina said, this one is NOT a gardenia soliflore. It is a warm, rich rendition of gardenia, very comforting with an almost gourmand effect. I have a very large collection of M. Micallef fragrances and am hard put to name a favorite. I love them all but especially this Gardenia (there is another), Jewel for Her (also known as M. Micallef) and Emir.
      Azar xx

  11. boringzlifez says:

    Following via wordpress.


    I prefer M. Micallef Gardenia Exclusif for the white musk, vanilla, ylang ylang and sandalwood notes.

    • Azar says:

      Hi there boringzlifez!
      I have rarely been disappointed by an M. Micallef fragrance. The bottle of Gardenia on the site is a back up for a back up. I figured I could part with the extra!
      Azar xx

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