Melbourne Launch of Penhaligon’s Portraits Collection


Post by Portia


Heya Melbourne crew,

Nick from Libertine Parfumerie asked me to pass along this invitation to you guys for Wednesday 30th November. It looks like it will be a fabulous evening and a great way to get your sniff on the newest range with the outrageous brass animal caps. You can see my reviews of the Penhaligon’s Portraits Collection. RSVP cost is $49/person redeemable against cost of any of the Galerie de Parfum range.

Portia xx

Melbourne Launch of Penhaligon’s Portraits Collection


Melbourne Penhaligon's Nov 2016

Steals, Deals & Holiday Gift Giving


Post by Portia


Woo Hoo APJ,

More and more fabulous things are being dropped in my email inbox every day. Here are a few of the highlights.

Portia xx

Steals, Deals & Holiday Gift Giving

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Oliver & Co has their 8 x 16ml Travel Set available for a short time. I love this brand and their freaky frags for people who don’t even understand the concept of playing it safe. You can check out the whole set, and the range, at Oliver & Co Illustrated Series Travel Set.

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Smell Bent’s biggest sale of the year is back!  Till Monday 28th November, save up to 40% off all your favourite smellies.  Everything is on sale! and like that’s not enough, shipping is free on all orders over $40 – anywhere in the world.  Stock up on classic scents or try our newest holiday collection.  Smell Bent is your oyster until Monday, go to Smell Bent Sale Of The Year.


Imaginary Authors have Free Shipping from  21-28 November

Have you seen the new Imaginary Authors 14ml Traveler? You probably need to get yourself over to Imaginary Authors Shop



LuckyScent has a trillion fragrant gifts for yourself or the ones you love. The LA based crew are always grabbing the best of the best for you. You can check out gifts from candles to manufacturers sample packs, I’m particularly lemming the Diptyque set this year, at LuckyScent Holiday Gift Guide.



Twisted Lily has a great selection of gifting stuff too. This Brooklyn NYC based store is a great place to source inspired scented gifts from around the globe. They often have things I’ve seen nowhere else and the staff are so helpful, knowledgable and friendly too. Check them out at Twisted Lily Holiday Gift Guide.

The Art and Olfaction Awards 2017: Submissions Open


Post by Portia


Heya All,

Basically I cut and pasted with only a few deviations from the Press release. Exciting nonetheless.
Portia x

The Art and Olfaction Awards 2017

Submissions Open


The fourth annual Art and Olfaction Awards events will take place in Europe: Twenty-five shortlisted perfumes and projects will be flagged at Esxence in Milan (March 2017), and we will announce the five winners in a public ceremony in Berlin, on May 6, 2017.

Submissions for the awards are open to independent and artisan perfume brands, and experimental practitioners with scent from all countries. Submissions open on October 5th, 2016 at 9am (PST) and close on November 28th, 2016 at 11:59pm (PST).
In addition to this, we have expanded our panel of expert judges to better represent the global community we serve.

2017’s judges include:
Michael Edwards (UK/Australia), Luca Turin (Greece), Christophe Laudamiel (USA), Annick Le Guérer (France), Katie Puckrik (England), Mandy Aftel (USA), Sarah Horowitz-Thran (USA), Andy Tauer (Switzerland), Helder Suffenplan (Germany), Denyse Beaulieu (France), Mark Behnke (USA), Matthias Janke (Germany), Steven Gontarski (USA), Antonio Gardoni (Italy), Ashley Eden Kessler (USA), Bruno Fazzolari (USA), Dana El Masri (Canada), Harald Lubner (Germany), Sherri Sebastian (USA), Yvettra Grantham (USA), Ashraf Osman (Switzerland), Caro Verbeek (The Netherlands), Kaya Sorhaindo (Germany/USA), Kóan Jeff Baysa (USA), Matthias Tabert (USA), Simon Niedenthal (Sweden), with several more to be announced.

Learn more at Art and Olfaction Awards

Australasian Artisan Botanical Perfume Expo


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We have a giveaway of 4 DOUBLE tickets today, see below.

Suzanne xx

Australasian Artisan Botanical Perfume Expo

October 23rd ~ Sydney

Australasian Artisan Botanical Perfume Expo October 23 2016


We are getting really excited about the inaugural Australasian Artisan Botanical Perfume Expo ~ October 23rd ~ Sydney. We are botanical perfumers from the southern hemisphere passionate about the beauty of natural, BOTANICAL perfumes. Be part of the revolution of natural fragrance, beauty, sensuality, health and wellbeing.

WHEN        Sunday, October 23, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM (AEDT)
WHERE      Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre – 16-18 Fitzroy Street
                   Kirribilli, NSW, 2061
** close the to Kirribilli train station with lovely cafes in the village.
A variety of teas to enjoy
Award winning dark chocolate mousse by Yalla (Gluten and preservative free)
fruit and more.
Gifts given out during the day by Lord Foppington
A door prize will be drawn at 2pm for one attendee to the value of $500 (Winner must be on site to receive the gift)


Remember to treat yourself first, then everyone will benefit.
Suzanne XXXX


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This week we will have 4 winners who will receive:
1 x Double Australasian Artisan Botanical Perfume Expo Ticket


Open to everyone worldwide who follows AustralianPerfumeJunkies via eMail, WordPress, Bloglovin or RSS. Please leave how you follow in the comments to be eligible. I must be able to check that you follow so if you have an email address on your gravatar that’s different to your follow address then please email me so I know. Yes, you can start following to enter, in fact it’s encouraged.

You must tell me how you follow APJ


Please tell us if you have used a botanical perfumes before or if you think you’d like to?


Entries Close Friday 7th October 2016 10pm Australian EST and winners will be announced in a separate post.
Winners will be chosen by
The winners will have till Tuesday 11th October 2016 to get in touch (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with their address or the prize will go to someone else.
No responsibility taken for lost or damaged goods in transit

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The Spirit of the CHANEL Fall-Winter 2016/17 Collection


Post by Portia


Hey there Fashion Lovers,

I love to watch the runway shows. This one is especially fun because CHANEL have recreated an Atelier for the parade. At the end Karl Lagerfeld even gathers four of the women that works for CHANEL and they take his walk of honour with him, very nice touch. Bravo KL.

I love the first video because it’s shot in the Palais Royale where Serge Lutens and Parfums de Rosine have their shops. Every time I see it I get a thrill of recognition. The second one shows quite a bit of how a garment is created on the model stand and then how all the work progresses painstakingly by hand. The third is the full runway show and quite a lot of it is hideous this season but the rare jewels are worth waiting for.

All the CHANEL perfume sales go towards keeping these ridiculously extravagant fashion shows alive. No wonder they keep upping the prices.

I hope you enjoy,
Portia xx

The Spirit of the CHANEL Fall-Winter 2016/17 Collection

Making-of the Fall-Winter 2016/17 Haute Couture CHANEL Collection

Fall-Winter 2016/17 Haute Couture CHANEL Show

USA: Save The Day: Enrol & Vote


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Dear USA Readers,

Please enrol to vote. Show up and vote. Please save the world from the ultimate dystopian reality, President Trump.

You get a chance on November 8 to make a historical move. You get to be a hero, you get to Save The Day.

Remember also, your vote for a minor party is one less vote Trump has to get to win power.

USA: Save The Day: Enrol & Vote


Enrol to vote now.

Vote on November 8.

The world is holding its breath, you can make a difference.

Save The Day
Portia xx