Portia Turns 49




Hey Crew,

Yes, it’s BIRTHDAY time around here and I’m entering into my last year in my 40s. This year is anti production so a few of the crew will be coming around for my 100% favourite Take Away Chinese. Yeah, I’m so foul, I know. It’s the best for ever and I have just realised in the last few years how often I choose it, how enjoyable it almost always is and it’s made with super fresh ingredients. Not quite as good as home made, and a lot more deep friend that I’d usually do, but compared to other fast foods it seems so much better to me.

Portia Turns 49

Though you can’t be with us for dinner I did steal a cake picture so you could feel part of the festivities.

I know you’re dying to know what my birthday scent is.

Ma Folie de Noel by DSH Perfumes. I had a bubble bath in the same (THIS WAS A LIE!! I had a Shalimar bubble bath because I FORGOT that I was going to wear Ma Folie. I still smelled fabulous in Ma Folie so no real harm done), talk about spoiling myself silly. Dawn has a terrific selection of accessory products to go with a bunch of her fragrances. LOVE THEM!DSH Perfumes

You can try it from $6 at DSH Perfumes. It’s unbelievably gorgeous, mine was first gifted to me by Natalie of Another Perfume Blog. Huge thanks to her.

Thank You all for being such a huge part of APJ.
Portia xx

67 comments on “Portia Turns 49

  1. Gina says:

    Happy birthday!

  2. Tena says:

    Happy Birthday !!!!!

  3. Jaybee says:

    Happy birthday, Portia! Thanks for being so fab. 🙂

  4. Chocolate Marzipan says:

    Hope you have the happiest of birthdays! and no worries about the big 5-0 next year! I can tell you from my own experience I am truly enjoying my 50s and am still hanging in there on the physical level as you can see from my pix and am feeling the most at ease on a psychological level…with age comes wisdom..which is a good thing….and with your attitude I know you will age gracefully and with much joy…

    all the best xxoo

  5. Jackie b says:

    Happy birthday Portia!
    7 times 7 is a very magical number, you will have a good year!

  6. Wendy says:

    Lang zal ze leven, lang zal ze leven, lang zal ze leven in de gloria… in de gloria, in de glooooo riiiii aaaa! hiep hiep hiep, hoera!!! Dear Portia, congratulations on your 49th! Hugs, Wendy

  7. Kandice says:

    Happy Birthday, Portia! Hope you have a wonderful day!

  8. Lynda Allen says:

    Happy birthday Portia xx

  9. Daisy says:

    Big hugs to you, Portia! That sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate. Happy, happy birthday!

  10. Mariann says:

    Happy Birthday! A fellow September, its a popular month 😀

  11. Tara C says:

    Happy birthday and thank you for this wonderful blog! You are so generous with us, sharing not only perfume stuff but your personal life too. Even though you are on the other side of the planet, it feels like we know you. You’re a gem!

  12. Happy birthday! Sounds like a great celebration all ’round! You must smell wonderful. Cheers!
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  13. Claudia S. says:

    Happy birthday, Portia! Enjoy your mu shu pork 😃 Yummers

  14. Francesca Belanger says:

    Happy, happy birthday, darling Portia ❤️

  15. AnnieA says:

    Birthday greetings from Canada!

  16. Damir says:

    Happy Birthday to you… <3

  17. Mals86 says:

    Hippo birdie to ewe, hippo birdie to ewe, hippo birdie deer ewe… hippo birdie to ewe!!

    Hugs, dear Portia. You smell lovely (but then, you always do).
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  18. Azar says:

    Happy birthday Almost Fifty! I vaguely remember 49 and it was fun. Best wishes for another year filled with laughter, love and health!
    Azar xxx

  19. Jillie says:

    Very, very many happy returns of the day, dear Portia.


  20. Alen says:

    Happy birthday Portia, all the best wishes and have a nice party ✌🏼

  21. Ellen M. says:

    Happy Birthday Portia. May your day be filled with joy and the coming year bring you health and happiness.

  22. Ingeborg says:

    Happy birthday! Enjoy your party! Thank you for all the time you put into making a varied and welcoming blog.

  23. Robert H. says:

    Happy happy birthday dear Portia! 49. I wish I could REMEMBER 49! Take out Chinese sounds absolutely perfect, I would totally do the same thing and revel in it. And cake. Of course there must be cake! XOXO Robert
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  24. Cassieflower says:

    Enjoy your celebrations 🎉 I hope you age disgracefully, as I do. Wohoo.

  25. Lillibet says:

    Happy Birthday! Woo hoo Portia 49! Go you good thing and all the best for another year of fabulousness 🙂

    Lil Xx

  26. Undina says:

    Happy Birthday, dear Portia! I wish you the happiest, healthiest and the most fragrant year easing you into the beginning of your next fabulous decade. <3 <3 <3
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  27. australianperfumejunkies says:

    Thank you. XXXX

    We are going to Russia to celebrate Jin 40 and my 50 birthdays next year! So excited.

  28. Amy says:

    Happy birthday, likely belated! Thank you for all the pleasure you bring us all. (India here I come! If only I had a hotelier friend as handsome as yours!)

  29. Lindaloo says:

    Happy, Happy Birthday to you. I think you celebrated in fine style.
    The double 00s in Russia!

    I hear the 50s are the new 40s so you are younger than you think 😉

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hey Lindaloo,
      It was a happy birthday.
      Turning 50 is a privilege, no worries here. I’m going to live my last 40s year with gusto and continue in the same vein indefinitely.
      Portia xx

  30. Martin says:

    I certainly hope that you had a wonderful Birthday. 49 sounds like a wonderful year… I know that you will make the most of it. And Russia next year – how exciting. Happy Belated Birthday

  31. VerbenaLuvvr says:

    Happy Birthday! 🙂

  32. Nemo says:

    Happy birthday Portia!

  33. Neva says:

    Portia, I hope you had a beautiful day amoung friends and family and I hope the future has some fantastic surprises in store for you. Happy birthday!!!

  34. crikey says:

    Many happy returns of the day! (And welcome to your fiftieth year. May it be magnificent, and low on troubles.)

  35. Tiffanie says:

    Hoping it was a very happy day for you, Portia! Thank you for making the world more fun and fragrant. Here’s to you and many happy returns of the day. 🙂

  36. Anna Maria says:

    Happiest of birthdays to you dear Portia!! Thank you for making the world a much better place with your presence xxx

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