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.
Over 100 responses I will draw a Secret Scent Sample Pack (from my collection)
Last Weeks Winner: Only reached 34 responses
eMail me at (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with your address please
Saturday Question: What’s Top 3 On Your Wishlist?
Wishlists! We all have them. Some of us (hand raised) have a wishlist that reaches well over 50 bottles. There’s always something I fell madly in love with that’s being added. Lately I’ve been keeping the samples away so I can go through a week without adding more to my already overloaded dreams of perfume acquisition. It’s fun though to think about what I’ll buy next and how excited I’ll be when it arrives. You know what I mean right?
Memory Motel by Une Nuit à Montauk
My last order from First In Fragrance brought this sample. A strange, slightly off kilter fragrance that doesn’t smell like anything else I ever sniffed. An oddly plastic patchouli and carnation fragrance that smells like it has tomato leaves hiding under the vinyl. Challenging and magnificent Memory Motel has an aroma chemical that jumps out nastily at me from a couple of things I’ve smelled before but here it fits so perfectly that I love it. 20 minutes in and the blend settles to a comfortable patchouli vanilla with tobacco underpinnings, spare and freakishly 1970s.
Le Jade by DSH Perfumes
NEW for DSH Perfumes in 2019 and one of Dawn’s most delectable fragrances, sent with my last pack from her and now right up top of my wishlist. Le Jade is beautiful, potent and full of peaceful space. Greenery, coniferous branches, torn leaves, almost eucalyptus but much smoother and softer. A glamorous resinoid fragrance that smells like the forest, flowers and incense. My imagination takes me to hilltop monasteries in the cool evening of spring. Also some of the expensive Taj properties in the Himalayas, surrounded by trees and beautifully perfumed.
Goldea by Bulgari
Yes, the original Goldea. Department store fragrance in the lovely bottle. I fell for its lush white floral-ness the first time I smelled it but don’t want to spend big bucks on it. I’m waiting till it gets the inevitable price drop at the discounters and then I’ll swoop. Jasmine, yang and amber done perfectly to my taste. Hardly a new idea but Bulgari has totally nailed it.