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.
Saturday Question: How did you stumble on APJ?
As we move towards farewelling Australian Perfume Junkies I thought it might be nice if we all could have a little reminisce about how we found our way to APJ.
Mine’s pretty easy. I started reading Olfactoria’s Travels, Perfume Posse and Bois de Jasmin. Then through reading the posts, comments and then commenting myself there was suddenly a world of perfume and people to explore. So many of the commenters were also bloggers and my reading list grew exponentially. Some nights the dawn chorus of Australian birdsong would find me still reading, and shopping.
Jin loves to watch movies and he has transferred that love to me. One day he saw Julie & Julia on one of the streaming sites. We watched it. By the end of the film I knew it was what I wanted to do. Start a blog.
After roping in one of my besties, Eve, we set about deciding what we wanted. She did the photography, set the site up and we got going. I’d read somewhere that any venture begun on Feb 29 was assured success so that’s the date we started writing. Feb 29 2012. Eight glorious, fragrance and fun filled years ago. Ironically our last post will happen on February 29, full circle.