IUNX L’Ether EdP by Olivia Giacobetti 2003

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Val the Cookie Queen

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Hey APJ

I lived through my first radio broadcast, and was happy enough with it, despite the mistakes I made.

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The technics lady who was teaching me left me alone for half of the show assuring me I could do it.  She sat outside where I could get her in if I needed.    Coordinating the music with the faders, and talking into a microphone took some concentration, but I did it.   What nearly killed me was a deadlift training session that morning that caused my hands to bleed.  Honestly, you would have thought that I would have learned by now.   As a reward for surviving everything, I ordered my next IUNX perfume.

IUNX L’Ether EdP by Olivia Giacobetti 2003

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IUNX Talc EdT by Olivia Giacobetti 2019.

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Val the Cookie Queen

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Hey APJ

Remember I did that radio interview back in March?  I loved doing it so much that I asked the radio station powers-that-be if I could do my own show.  And they said sure, why not?  So here we are.  This coming Friday 7th June at 18:00 Central European Time will be my first broadcast.   I will have an hour at the controls, forcing my music on an unsuspecting public.  Well let’s be honest here, I will play the music and do the talking and there will be someone with me doing the technical stuff, theory being that I can learn as I go along.  After three or four shows I will be on my own.  First Friday of each month.  “Baking Bad with the Cookie Queen.”  I will share my SOTShow each time, without naming the perfume house because I am not allowed.  Talking of perfume I bought the 20ml travel size of IUNX Talc.

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IUNX Talc EdT

by Olivia Giacobetti 2019.

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Bond-T by Giovanni Sammarco for Sammarco: Chocolate Heaven

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Sandra

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Hey there APJ!

Who likes chocolate? Most people I meet enjoy chocolate from time to time. Of course there are exceptions and truth be told, I am always a little bit surprised when someone tells me they do not like chocolate at all.

There are those who like milk chocolate, dark chocolate, chocolate candy bars or even pralines. As a child I loved milk chocolate and as I have gotten older, my taste buds have developed a love for dark chocolate. Anything over 70% will peak my interest.

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Our Journey to Adoption Part II

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Sandra

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Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy Vacation, dear APJ!

I hope everyone is enjoying a day off and having some relaxation at home. The holidays can be a stressful time of the year for many, including myself. I have vowed however to sit back and enjoy the day as it unfolds here in Rotterdam. We are together for the next two weeks and we will be enjoying quality family time and good food with festive cheer here and there.

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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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Our Journey to Adoption and a Winnner

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Sandra

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Hi dear APJ! Can you believe it is already December?! Where has the year gone? First of all the winner of the Dutch goodies is Gina! Congratulations. Please get in touch with Portia (portia_turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) so that I can get in touch with you.

As I recuperate from pneumonia (and cannot wear any fragrance), I would like to share a deeply personal story with you.

Adoption is a beautiful experience. It has touched my life in the most miraculous ways imaginable. You will hear it time and again though that adoption is not for everybody, but hear my story and maybe this will change your mind.

About 13 years ago, long before I was a perfume addict, my husband and I, after a couple of years of trying to have a baby, decided to adopt a child. We were naive about the process, what it all entailed and we had no idea where to begin our journey.

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