2000 Posts

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Post by Portia

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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WHAT CAN YOU WIN?

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

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HOW DO YOU WIN?

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

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Please CONGRATULATE US on 2000 POSTS in under 20 words

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HOUSEKEEPING

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.

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75 thoughts on “2000 Posts

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

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  2. 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)

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  3. 2000 posts? Your fingers must be really tired! 😉 Take a break, have a cuppa… then get back to it. Congrats! xoxo

    Following via Facebook.

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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? 🙂

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  6. 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!

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  7. 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.

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  8. 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. 🙂

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  9. 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.

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  10. 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 ?

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

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

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

    Following via facebook

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  14. 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 ???

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  15. 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

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  16. 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. 😉

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  17. 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!

    (DNEM)

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  18. 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.

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

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  20. 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.

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

    I follow by email.

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

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

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

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  25. 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!

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

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  27. I follow via email.

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

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  28. 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. 😉

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  29. 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

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

    Happy follower: email

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  31. 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.

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

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  33. 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!

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  34. 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.

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  35. 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.

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  36. 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.

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  37. 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.)

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  38. 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.

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  39. 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

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  40. 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

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

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  42. 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)

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  43. 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

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