2000 Posts


Post by Portia


Hello APJ Crew,

Momentous occasion. Can’t believe we have made this number. From the smallest inkling of an idea to this is quite remarkable for me.


2000 Posts

Thank you. Contributors past and present, Readers, Commenters, the Fragrance Businesses, Perfumers, Perfume Lovers one and all. We have done this together. All of us, a fragrance family that I am so grateful for.

Together we have made a place that I love to come to, a bunch of aficionados that love fragrance. Nothing too heavy, only the sheerest veneer of knowledge but boundless energy, excitement and dedication to all things fragrant. It feels like my living room with a bunch of perfumistas having a chatter and a sniff together, sharing our interest across the oceans and through time. Doing it in lunch hour, on the way to work, after the family is asleep or any time. Sometimes you guys are the one thing that keeps me grounded. Thanks.


Some special Thank Yous go to
Nick & Paige at Libertine Parfumerie who always make sure APJ has samples of the newest and best.
Patty and the crew at Surrender To Chance who make it easy for an Aussie to keep up.
Everyone at My Perfume Samples for support & kickbacks.
Adam, Franco & Steven at LuckyScent for their friendship & support.
George & the First In Fragrance crew who swap samples for cookies
Neela Vermeire of Neela Vermeire Creations who is always great value and a constant source of fun. I love you.

Please go shop with these guys because they are part of what keeps APJ running.


In the blogging community we also have an amazing group of friends, supporters and helpers.
Birgit, Lady Jane Grey and Sandra from Olfactoria’s Travels
Natalie from Another Perfume Blog (defunct)
Clayton from What Men Should Smell Like
Undina from Undina’s Looking Glass
Tara from A Bottled Rose
Denyse from Grain de Musc
Sheila from Alembicated Genie
EVERYONE at Perfume Posse
Thomas, Gaia, Vanessa, Lucy, Carlos, Neil, Pia, Lila, Musette, Magpie, Maxine, Daisy, Lucasz, Mals86, Steve, Freddie, Victoria, Arielle, Nick: There are so many more I’ve missed and you know who you are.

2000 Posts GIVEAWAY



This week we will have 1 winner who will receive:
1 x 7ml vintage Guerlain Mitsouko umbrella bottle (about 4ml)
1 x vintage Guerlain Mitsouko soap
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


Please CONGRATULATE US on 2000 POSTS in under 20 words



Entries Close Thursday 5th May 2016 10pm Australian EST and winners will be announced in a separate post.
Winner will be chosen by random.org
The winner will have till Sunday 8th May 2016 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.


75 comments on “2000 Posts

  1. Morrigan says:

    Congratulations APJ! 2000 posts is a LOT – wow. Mitsouko seems appropriate for the occasion. 🙂
    Following by email.

  2. Katherine says:

    I follow by email. Congratulations for creating this very special blog. It means the world to me. Hugs!

  3. TB says:

    I follow by email. Congrats on your 2000 posts! Thanks

  4. Sun Mi says:

    2000?! A true accomplishment. We must party like its 1999! Congrats to all. I follow via bloglovin.

  5. Claudia S. says:

    Congrats to you and having 2000 posts! Awesome! Bloglovin

  6. Sandra says:

    Congratulations dear Portia on 2000 posts and your wonderful blog. DNEM. Thank you for creating this wonderful space and for your friendship. Sandra xoxo

  7. MikasMinion says:

    Congratulations on your 2,000th post. May you have at least 10,000 more! I love joining you for fun perfume gossip.
    (I follow via RSS)

  8. Kerri Clarke says:

    2000 posts? Your fingers must be really tired! 😉 Take a break, have a cuppa… then get back to it. Congrats! xoxo

    Following via Facebook.

  9. Sue Mills says:

    Hello, I follow by email.

    Congratulations on 2000 posts APJ. Many thanks for a refreshing, friendly, informative and wonderfully Australian fragrance perspective. Celebrate well xx.

  10. Patty Pong says:

    I follow by e-mail. Has it really been 2000, seems like just yesterday. Congratulations on the posts. Am I commenting on post 2000 or is this now 2001? 🙂

  11. Mary Jane says:

    Congratulations! I love reading your posts. I follow via email.

  12. Robert H. says:

    Yaaay!! Congrats dear Portia! It has been an honor and a true pleasure to get to know you over the past few years, and thank YOU for giving me the encouragment and outlet for my scented scribbles. It has meant the world to me! Xoxo

    PS…..not entering, just shouting out!

  13. Elizabeth says:

    Hooray! Two thousand kisses to all who make this blog so interesting and soulful! And congratulations with the second millenium post 🙂
    I follow by email.

  14. Ellen M. says:

    Great job to some wonderful people. Thank you so much. I follow by email.

  15. Lindaloo says:

    A super big congratulations to you Portia and all the APJ crew.

    It is that very “boundless energy, excitement and dedication to all things fragrant” that makes your blog so enjoyable.
    And, I think it is you who often keep us grounded and uplifted by offering posts that remind us to hold on to all the joy and that bad times will pass.

    Thanks for being you and for the generous giveaway too. A rhyme, a rhyme. 🙂

  16. Jackie b says:

    Congratulations on your well deserved success! I have learned so much from being part of the family and look forward to meeting up one day.
    Mitsooooouko, I follow by email.

  17. LauraM says:

    Congratulations on this fine achievement! Posts are thoughtful, down-to-earth, funny, sad, sweet, cute and interesting. Feels honest ?. I follow by email – thanks for the chance to win this awesome prize ?

  18. flowergirlbee! says:

    congrats portia..i really enjoy reading this blog and knowing there are loads of other australian’s obsessing about fragrance.i follow by email : )

  19. Damir says:

    Big, big congratulations! It’s so good to see this. Following via RSS,WordPress, mail,FB,Twitter… Mitsouko-splendid!

  20. RuthF says:

    Woohoo! Congratulations, this is big!
    I follow by email?

  21. troy says:

    Congratulation on 2000 posts. Just started following, and the contest makes it even more exciting. Best wishes.

    Following via facebook

  22. Nemo says:

    Congratulations, and I look forward to many more thousands of posts. I follow by email.

  23. Marion says:

    Love APJ…..love the universe of perfume….and hell yes love vintage Mitsouko! I’ve got enough to last me into the next millennium so I should leave this wonderful gift for a lucky follower! ps I’ve now bought two lots of the vintage soap from that UK seller ???

  24. Alexis says:

    Congratulations on your frankly fabulous blog and for making this aussie niche lover feel a little less alone in the big bad world of perfumery!
    I follow by email

  25. Vanessa says:

    I just wanted to congratulate you all on the fantastic achievement of 2000 posts! And to say that I am going to try to use your splendid phrase of ‘sheerest veneer of knowledge’ (with proper attribution, obvs) at my earliest opportunity. 😉
    Vanessa recently posted…Hay fever mayhem, featuring histamine hysteria and my putative ‘pollen mule’ pussMy Profile

  26. Undina says:

    Dear Portia (and everybody else who makes this blog happen), I won’t even pretend that “I can’t believe it’s 2000th post” – I can since I see how many efforts you all put into it. Wonderful job and keep them coming! Congratulations!

    Undina recently posted…Dab, Spray or Roll-on?My Profile

  27. Neva says:

    What an occasion! Congratulations and thank you 2000 times for making my day every day 🙂
    I follow by email.

  28. Marjo56 says:

    Hooray! Big congratulations and thank you, I learned a lot from your blog. x
    I follow by email.

  29. Fazal says:

    So many congrats on 2000th post. The number also gives some hints as to how many years have passed since APJ’s first post. I follow APJ through email.

  30. Agnes says:

    Congratulations and thank you all for making this blog happen! A magical place to get inspiration from!
    (Following by email)

  31. cookie queen says:

    Just dropping in the comment list here so you know how much I care. DNEM obviously.
    The work you put in can only be done with a complete dedication, a control disorder, and with love. I am so happy to be a small part of it. Bussis.

  32. DebB says:

    Happy 2000th APJ! I have some back reading to do! Mitsouko is the PERFECT celebratory scent for us Junkies!

    I follow by email.

  33. poodle says:

    Wow! 2000 posts! Congratulations to you and everyone who makes it all happen.
    DNEM in this one. Mitsy and I do not get along.

  34. Frédéric Chevalier says:

    Congratulations on your well deserved success! I wish you especially a good continuation.
    I follow you by email.

  35. Camilla Sheridan says:

    CONGRATULATIONS PORTIA What a milestone. The scent of perfume is wafting in the air on Facebook and emails to me

  36. Jaybee says:

    Congratulations on 2000 posts for Portia, full of perfectly phrased, poetical, positive, profound and passionate pieces on perfume!
    Follow by email. 🙂

  37. Tara says:

    A million congratulations on your 2000th post, Portia! You really do make APJ feel like your living room, where we can drop by at any time and feel valued as well as welcome.

    Please DNEM but what fab prizes!
    Tara recently posted…My Favourite Cleansers: Cetaphil and Hydrabio H20My Profile

  38. Holly says:

    Congratulations dear Portia! Thank you for APJ and the wonderful community you’ve brought together. Big hug!
    Dnem, please

  39. Francesca Belanger says:

    I follow via email.

    Congratulations to you, Portia and crew. You’re a font of information and fun. Love you!

  40. Just popping over to say CONGRATULATIONS!!! What an amazing milestone! I’ve learned and been introduced to so many lovely smellies through APJ over the years. Thank you Portia & team!
    Oh, DNEM, please. 😉

  41. Gina Tabasso says:

    I follow via email. How did you know vintage Mitsouko is my dream! Thanks for a great blog and giveaways.

  42. willa says:

    Wow! Congrats on hitting 2000 posts Portia! What an achievement! I feel like we should give you a prize instead of the other way round. Thank you for all the hard work you’ve put behind this blog, which has become a shining beacon in the Aussie (if not international) fragrance sphere. xoxo

  43. Cyn says:

    Just wanted to leave congrats!

  44. DESPINA VENETI says:

    Congratulations and 1000 thanks for the honesty and passion of all the posts. This is one blog I trust and enjoy!

    Happy follower: email

  45. AnnieA says:

    Congratulations! I read the blog over in Canada.

  46. Mikiko Schot-Waters says:

    Congratulations on 2000! I’ve recently ‘discovered’ your blog via FB and now following via email. So I have alot of backreading to do lol. Looking forward to your future blogs.

  47. Sherry Proch says:

    Woot woot! Congratulations on 2000 posts. My inbox has never been happier :). I follow Bloglovin and email

  48. Julie F says:

    I follow by email. Congratulations on 2000 posts. You’re my dose of real life amongst the chi-chi.

  49. Azar says:

    Congratulations to US on 2000! Thank YOU, Portia, for the fun!! I follow on e-mail and Bloglovin’.
    Azar xx

  50. Rincoglionita says:

    Congratulations on this tremendous milestone! You’ve definitely rocked my world! (following by email)

  51. JanLast says:

    Congratulations! This is pretty exciting! I follow on Facebook and in email and catch you often at Perfume Posse.

  52. Solanace says:

    Congratulations on 2000 posts, perfume junkies! Sending you a truckload of love from another corner of the Southern Hemisphere. ❤
    Follow you by email.

  53. Calshopper says:

    Congratulations on reaching this major milestone! I have learned so much from you over the years, and will continue to look forward to seeing your posts in my email.

    A toast to another 2000 posts!

  54. Koyel says:

    I have some friends who would love some Mitsouko soap, though I can think of nothing quite as stinky. Augh. So I will enter, for them. I follow by e-mail. And here are my congratulations:

    I quite love this blog.
    Congrats on two thousand posts!
    Please stay fabulous.

  55. sharon says:

    Huge Congrats and thank you for creating a happy space for us perfume lovers Xxx
    I follow via Bloglovin

  56. ElizabethC says:

    Congratulations!!!! I am always amazed by how wonderful and warm the perfume community is and I always love visiting this site! I follow via e-mail.

  57. edith says:

    Congratulations ! 2000 more to come 😀
    i follow by email & fb

  58. Rene Groyer says:

    I follow by e mail and love your blog.It takes me on journeys beyond my dreams with your excellent researched articles.I was reading a post of yours one day that discussed depression and it really hit home.You said that even if you did not feel like going out to face the world at least just step on your balcony.Yes I do this and thank you for your advice.It does help.Congratulations on 2000 excellent posts.

  59. Tom says:

    No Ned to enter me, just wanted to add my congratulations!

  60. Laurels says:

    Congratulations, Portia, and all the far-flung APJ crew! I seem to have less time for reading and commenting, but always enjoy checking in with you. (DNEM–it would be wasted on me.)

  61. Tim says:

    Congratulations APJ!!!
    Your infectious enthusiasm has created a place and a community of LOVE.
    Thank you for your gorgeousness!
    Love… Tim

    I follow by email.

  62. gabriela guidetti says:

    Congrats from Italy!!!!!!! 2.000, great goal !
    I follow you by email

  63. Lyubov says:

    Huuuuge CONGRATULATIONS from Bulgaria, Portia-led Junkieeees!
    That’s a milestone to celebrate in a most funny and fragrant way!
    You are a breezy island in the sea of scent blogging!
    Love you! DNEM
    Lyubov recently posted…Battle of LeathersMy Profile

  64. Fifi says:

    Congratulations to the fabulous frag-hounds of APJ, on your 2000th post! I follow by email. xoxo

  65. pats133 says:

    Congrats on 2000 posts, bet you get nearly 2000 comments! Love reading your blog; its informative, funny, and discusses perfumes for all pockets! I follow by email and blog. Look forward to 2000 more… ta! x

  66. hotlanta linda says:

    Congrats, hugs, and many thanks to the power of Infinity!! 🙂 🙂 We follow a la e-mail, blog, and Facebook 🙂

  67. puhfume says:

    Congrats on your 2000th post!!! Please tell me there will be 2000 more. I follow by email.

  68. lena says:

    A hearty congratulations and sincere thank you to all who’ve made APJ such a special, inclusive community. You’re brilliant!

    (I follow by email)

  69. Wow and congrats. I love your blog and the great people who write on it as well as you of course. It’s great and look forward to the next 1000!
    meganinsaintemaxime recently posted…New Music : Radiohead : Burn The WitchMy Profile

  70. Chris Hartnett says:

    Much congratulations Portia…I love reading your (and your guests) musings on our magnificent obsession and I can’t go past vintage Mitsouko…here’s to many more posts by you and your crew thankyou for all that you do for us xx
    PS I follow by FB and email

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hey Chris, Thanks.
      This was earlier in the month. Not sure why Facebook has resurrected the post.
      Portia xx

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