Saturday Question: What is Your Fave Date Night Fragrance?

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Portia

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Hello Fellow Fumies,

At APJ we have a Saturday Question. Everyone gets to chime in with an answer, chat with other responders and it’s 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 regularly and see if anyone has responded to your comment and you can reply to them. The aim is to generate real conversation and connection even though we are scattered around the globe.

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Vero Profumo Rubj EdP featuring The Girl with the Armadillo Tattoo

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Val the Cookie Queen

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Meanwhile, back at the APJ ranch ….

Hey there all you APJ friends,  welcome back to the pleasure dome.

Did you miss us?  I am sure I did a lot of things whilst we were gone, including enjoying not having a deadline to nearly miss every two weeks, but cannot remember what now.   All good things come to an end and I’m back at it, albeit with my very own deadline now.  Portia is running things a little differently,  and it involves me having to be computer literate and learning how to insert pictures into the post all by myself.  I took it for granted that Portia did everything for me, but that vacation is over.  If you find yourself not reading this until Christmas you’ll know I am having issues.  (By the way, http://www.australianperfumejunkiescom is the slightly altered address now, in case you have problems Googling us.)

The Girl with the Armadillo Tattoo

I got my first tattoo to fill in the “no APJ” boredom.  Have wanted one for ages and I finally got around to it.  No surprise for those who know me, that it is an armadillo.  It is the name and the logo of our bike and cookie business.  I chose to have it on my ankle as the middle of my forehead would have been a bit too in your face, no pun intended.  I would have liked it on my arm,  but thought that might be a little too mid-life crisis.  And I love the way it peaks out of my shoe.  I cannot wait to have another one, which I have planned for the end of the summer.  A crown.  I am the Cookie Queen.

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Vero Profumo Rubj EdP

I wore Vero Perfumo’s über-erotic Ruby EdP to the tattoo studio.

Fragrantica lists the notes as:
Top:  Neroli, passionfruit, mandarin, bergamot
Heart:  Cumin, Basil, African orange flower, tuberose
Base:  Virginia cedar, oak moss, musk

I have been wearing Rubj EdP for more than six years now, and am on my second bottle. As most of you know, I do have the complete Vero Profumo collection, and it is the  Rubj EdP  that makes me feel most sensual.  It felt like the right choice for my tattoo, because if I was gonna pass out or have a meltdown I was damn well gonna do it smelling sexy.  As it happened I enjoyed every second of the needle and if I was younger I would have a sleeve.   Rubj is exquisitely carnal, elegantly unchaste, and definitely not timid.   This is a perfume to wear when you have to wear conservative clothing, because it screams who you really are.  Vero Kern is the Warhol of the perfume world.

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“It’s not that I am rebelling.  It’s that I’m just trying to find another way:”  Edie Sedgwick

How do you feel about tattoos?  Want one?  Hate them?  Love them?  Don’t give a crap?

Inked Bussis

CQ

 

SOTD 16.7 – 22.7.2018

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Portia

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Hi APJ,

A SOTD (Scent Of The Day) thread is a really good conversation generator. The idea is you’ll chime in through the week with whatever scent you are wearing. You don’t need to be super knowledgable, have high faluting tastes or be a published author to comment. Just tell us what fragrance you’re wearing, smelling, buying etc. and how it makes you feel and/or anything else about it that tickles your fancy.

You can also comment on everyone else choices too. It’s great to tell someone how much you love their choice, ask for more info about it, the house or perfumer. There’s someone here from around the world 24/7 and perfume people love to chat.

SOTD 16.7 – 22.7.2018
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Saturday Question: What Perfume Type Do You Most Wear?

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Portia

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Hello Fellow Fumies,

At APJ we have a Saturday Question. Everyone gets to chime in with an answer, chat with other responders and it’s 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 regularly and see if anyone has responded to your comment and you can reply to them. The aim is to generate real conversation and connection even though we are scattered around the globe.

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Scotland Love Affair

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Sandra

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Hey, hey, hey APJ!!

What’s up?!It has been such a long time and I have missed you all and all of the chats here. Needless to say, I am thrilled to see APJ up and running again. Truth be told at first I did not know what to do with my free time. I ambitiously thought that I would continue to write during the break and come back with stories to tell and then … life took over. Haha, so much for my goals. Life has been hectic but wonderful and full of surprises. I am going to tell you today about my love affair with Scotland. Continue reading

SOTD 9 – 15 July 2018

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Portia

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Hi APJ,

A SOTD (Scent Of The Day) thread is a really good conversation generator. The idea is you’ll chime in through the week with whatever scent you are wearing. You don’t need to be super knowledgable, have high faluting tastes or be a published author to comment. Just tell us what fragrance you’re wearing, smelling, buying etc. and how it makes you feel and/or anything else about it that tickles your fancy.

You can also comment on everyone else choices too. It’s great to tell someone how much you love their choice, ask for more info about it, the house or perfumer. There’s someone here from around the world 24/7 and perfume people love to chat.

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