Saturday Question: How Many Bottles Is Your Ideal and Why?

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Portia

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Hello Fellow Fumies,

Every Saturday we have a Question, an idea purloined from Olfactoria’s Travels. Everyone gets to chime in with an answer, chat with other responders and it is a fun event each week. Taking sides never means taking offence and everyone keeps it respectful and light, even though we can sometimes trawl the depths.

The idea is you’ll see it on the weekend or chime in through the week. Hopefully you will come back and see if anyone has responded to your comment and you can reply to them.

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Onycha by Dawn Spencer Hurwitz for DSH Perfumes 2016

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Portia

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Hi there Indie Lovers,

You know when you get some samples and you sniff a few till you find one that floats your boat? Sometimes there are a couple that don’t get a sniff because you’ve already discovered gold. So, this is exactly what happened with Onycha (On Ee Ka). It was left unsniffed and now I am bloody kicking Continue reading

Le Jardin Retrouve: Australian Premiere with Gabriella

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Gabriella

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Hello perfumed friends!

Today, I want to share something quite exciting with you. Last month, I was honoured to host the first ever Australian event for the perfume house, Le Jardin Retrouve. A few friends gathered at my home and we connected live to the brand’s Paris boutique where the now owners of the line, Michel Gutsatz and his wife Clara Feder took us through the brand’s history and recent relaunch before a live sniff of the brand’s seven scents.

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Eau des Merveilles Bleue by Christine Nagel for Hermès 2016

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Portia

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Hi there Perfume Lovers,

Jin and I were away, driving around Europe last year, when we met one of our girlfriends in Hanover and we all spent three fabulous days discovering the city. It was ripe with stuff to see including a lift that goes around the interior of their church or town hall (sorry, it was broken and we never got a ride) and the Niki de Saint Phalle sculptures dotted around the town and in their gallery, tulips and daffodils galore and a very nice shopping district. Continue reading

Still Beijing Autumn Air – finding scent that works

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Kate Apted

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Heidi ho, APJ family!

Last month, I went to Beijing for a week of random pottering around. It was actually to escape my family and responsibilities, but it sounds so much more romantic to state the other. Admittedly, I didn’t really do much other than eat lots of street food and go to a few of the sights I hadn’t been to on previous visits.

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Still Beijing Autumn Air

Finding scent that works

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Finishing a Bottle – To Repurchase or Not…

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Sandra

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Hi there APJ! How are you doing?

We are two weeks into the new year and I am feeling the January blues. After all of the merrying, socializing and festive lights, I feel down with the grey weather, short days and routine. This happens every year and I know it will pass soon. In order to get myself out of my funk I do a bit of tidying up and organizing. Sounds weird I know. But after I get through the general house cleaning, stowing away all the Christmas decorations and getting back into the school rhythm, I like to get into my perfume closet and shuffle things around a bit.

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