Thank You 2019

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Portia

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Hello APJ,

Another year has passed us by. A decade is coming to a close. There has been joy, pain, highs and lows, wins and learning. What a roller coaster the last 10 years has been, even the last 12 months. Believe me, I know I’m one of the luckiest people on earth. It’s been so much more sunshine than pain.

Thank you for all of it. What a ride.

No matter who you are or how you’re doing we are so glad that you are a part of the Australian Perfume Junkies family. Contributors, commenters, lurkers and perfume lovers everywhere. We salute and embrace you and wish you prosperity, chances, choices and a little bit of good luck as you head into the 20s.

 

Wearing Shalimar by Guerlain. Vintage extrait and Ode de la Vanille Shal-lemur.

Tonight I’m hanging with Kath & Alice while Jin works. We are at home on the couch, eating enormous amounts of food, watching TV and enjoying the laziest New Year Celebration ever.

Whatever you do, stay safe, treat yourself and those around you with respect even if they’re annoying as fuck. Have a wonderful end to 2019 and a 2020 in which you can be proud of yourself.

What’s everyone else smelling like right now?
Portia xx

 

 

SOTD 30.12 – 5.1.2020

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Portia

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Hi APJ,

A SOTD (Scent Of The Day) thread is a really good conversation generator. The idea is you’ll chime in through the week with whatever scent you are wearing. You don’t need to be super knowledgable, have high faluting tastes or be a published author to comment. Just tell us what fragrance you’re wearing, smelling, buying etc. and how it makes you feel and/or anything else about it that tickles your fancy.

You can also comment on everyone else choices too. It’s great to tell someone how much you love their choice, ask for more info about it, the house or perfumer. There’s someone here from around the world 24/7 and perfume people love to chat.

SOTD 30.12 – 5.1.2020
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Scent Diary: 23.12 – 29.12.2019

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Portia

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Hey there APJ Crew,

Kylie has done a new ad for Australia. I don’t know why but every time I watch it I cry like a baby. There’s been some backlash but it shows so much of what I love about this country. Of course we are having problems, what country isn’t? Our government is making some poor decisions, I bet yours is too. We are mining, bulldozing and building over our food belt, killing the reef and country for profit and we’ve never had such a high percentage of homeless. Still, Australia is a terrific place to visit and who doesn’t love Kylie?

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Saturday Question: What Did You Score?

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Portia

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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.

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Frankincense

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Narth

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Hello friends, Narth here enjoying the Holiday season. Like many of you I plan my holiday fragrances with great glee, though Nuit de Noel in 40c weather was definitely a mistake! This year I was thinking about the Magi gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. I have Comme de Garcon’s 888 for the gold, many frankincense choices and I’m sure I have a BPAL somewhere heavy on myrrh. Maybe I’ll try layering them! Today however I am on a frankincense kick. I have three very fine examples of what a treasure frankincense can be when it’s the dominant note in the fragrance.

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Merry Everything 2019

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Portia

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Hey APJ,

Whatever you do, or don’t do. Whoever you see, or don’t see. Whatever you have, or don’t have. Take good care of yourself and those around you.

If you, or those around you, are suffering during this time of enforced merriment here is a link to the Australian Helplines, covering most bases 24/7. Crisis Help Australia 

What am I wearing tonight for Christmas eve??

Sancti by Les Liquides Imaginaires

It’s all the incense, the woods and the dusty cool halls of old churches. Basically a memory scent for me and my Roman Catholic Nuns & Jesuits upbringing. Poised and calming, a beautiful fragrance to wear on this night.

I bought mine from Libertine Parfumerie. Free Australian Shipping.

What do you have on? What are you celebrating?
Portia xx