Perfume, Punk, and Cookies.

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Val the Cookie Queen

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Hey APJ Perfumistas, Music Fans, and Cookie Monsters

I am gonna be interviewed live, on a local radio station on the 15th of March.  Talking about perfumes, punk, and cookies.  I am so freaking excited I asked Portia if I could share the news with you.  I mean, what is the definition of local radio in 2019 huh?  You can all listen to it online anywhere in the world.

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Perfume, Punk, and Cookies.

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1957 by Olivier Polge for Les Exclusifs de Chanel 2018

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Val the Cookie Queen

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Hey APJ

I was in Vienna last week to see the New York based band Brass Against.   The Resistance Tour.  They were performing in a small club, maximum 350 people.  The band play covers of classic songs by Audioslave, Tool, Back Sabbath, Rage Against the Machine …….  They are political in a time where a lot of bands sit on the wall twiddling their thumbs, not wanting to upset their fan base.  Brass Against are not here for the Instagram likes.  Hardcore and absolutely brilliant; as mind-blowing as when I first saw The Clash.

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Brass Against.  Wake Up!

As luck would have it the venue was a mere ten minutes walk from the Chanel Exclusif counter.

1957 by Olivier Polge for Les Exclusifs de Chanel 2018

“In a society where speed is everything, perfumes are judged in a couple of seconds, as if at a glance.  The hastiness of these assessments upsets me: a perfume can only tell its story when it is smelled and worn.”  JEAN-CLAUDE ELLENA   Continue reading

My Perfume Wardrobe. Core Collection.

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Val the Cookie Queen

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Greetings Perfumistas

“I need to know what comprises your perfume wardrobe as I endeavor to bring mine back to a reasonable amount of bottles.”  Brigitte APJ Family Member

The above was in answer to a comment I made on Portia´s recent Saturday Question: Perfume Buying Rules.  I have a fairly small collection both for a perfumista and a blogger.  And I have spent some time gathering my thoughts as to why that is so.  After all, I am an absolute perfume junkie.

My Perfume Wardrobe.  Core Collection.

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Cookie Queen’s Top Three 2018 Perfumes

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Val the Cookie Queen

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Seasonal Heys APJ

Yeah well, if you are expecting or hoping for a whole list of fragrances you have come to the wrong blogger.  Don’t get me wrong, I am a hardcore perfume junkie.  I always wear fragrance, I plan what I am going to wear the next day the night before, Scent of the Cookie Run is serious, and I am excited every day to spritz myself.  I have my perfume rituals.  I travel to England just to pick up bottles that cannot be sent.  However, I have very little interest in new stuff any more.  That could be down to the fact that I have easy access to nearly everything and maybe that takes away some of the excitement – or maybe they all suck.  Still, three beautiful perfumes is damn good going.

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A WEEKEND IN LONDON.

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Val the Cookie Queen

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Hey APJ

It is eight in the morning and I am sat here wearing the Strangelove NYC deadofnight.  It is an oud; I was given it in London.  More of that in another post, after I have sold my children.  And whilst talking perfume, I got some vintage Chanel N°5 from Portia, via Tara.  I nearly killed myself on that, overspraying.  And despite what Portia says, not recommended.  It reignited a thousand memories, and is utterly divine.  Take a look at Tara’s write up of our time together, she has lots of great photos and actually remembered everything that we did.  Which saved me having to.

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