Some PERFUME BARGAINS You Should Know About




Hey Gang,

Perfume Bargains are the best. These two fab things are definite EVENTS!

Some PERFUME BARGAINS You Should Know About

Neela Vermeire Creations SALE!

If you are in Europe or have a perfume mule that lives or is visiting then this is for you.

So, it’s kind of a secret but I told Neela that I was going to give all the APJ peeps a go.

FREE SHIPPING and 10% OFF Neela Vermeire Creations

Now THAT is something to get really excited about. My best bet is to buy some Take Two Travel Sets and share them with your buddies! Shop at Neela Vermeire Creations

Maison Montage

If you are Sydney, Blue Mountains or Lithgow then you need to hop a train or grab your car and get to

Maison Montage
164 The Mall
Leura NSW 2780

They are currently having a fabulous sale on all their brands and individual items that haven’t been super sellers for them. There are original 2006 Mona di Orios like Oiro and Carnation, Atelier Colognes from Orange Sanguine through to Santal Carmin and a bunch of great Travel Sets from them. Rance, L’Artisan Perfumeur and a few more.

They have a spectacular collection not on sale too. Creed, Keiko Mecheri, Dear Rose, Helmut lang, Penhaligon’s and more.

Also a terrific assortment of soaps and candles, linens, homewares and incredible Amber from Poland.


Good deals, Get going
Portia XXX


SYDNEY Cosmax Sale 2016


Post by Portia


Heya Sydneysiders,

Every year COSMAX  has the most incredible sale. This year will be no different. I picked up a Guerlain La Petite Robe Noir extrait a couple of years ago for AUD$25 and every time I’m there I find gems that I thought were long discontinued.

This weekend!

Get to it,

Portia xxx


5ml Fabulous Fragrance Fridays at Surrender To Chance


It’s Friday!! What does that mean?

Surrender To Chance Logo

5ml Fabulous Fragrance Fridays at Surrender To Chance<< JUMP

From $2.99 – $32.99 for 5ml. All heavily discounted and on sale today.

Some examples?

At $32.99 for 5ml

  • By Kilian Light my Fire – In the Addictive State of Mind
  • By Kilian Smoke for the Soul – In the Addictive State of Mind


At $18.99 for 5ml
  • Arquiste The Architect’s Club
  • Serge Lutens Fille en Aiguilles
  • Slumberhouse Vikt EDP
  • Tauer Perfumes L’air du Desert Marocain

At $12.99 for 5ml

  • Frapin Passion Boisee
  • Le Labo Jasmin 17
  • Montale Orient Extreme

At $5.99 for 5ml

  • i Profumi di Firenze Manto di Rugiada
  • La Prairie Life Threads – Gold
  • Maison Berdoues 1902 Eau de Cologne Premium Collection Cardamom
  • Molinard Vanille Patchouli

At $2.99 for 5ml

  • Bvlgari Blv Notte Pour Femme
  • Ciel Perfume FR2 – Red Pomegranate
  • Comptoir Sud Pacifique L’Homme
  • Costume National Scent

 5ml Fabulous Fragrance Fridays at Surrender To Chance<< JUMP

So go visit my friends at Surrender To Chance and grab yourself some serious BARGAINS!!!
Portia xx

Best Value Shopping Day EVER!

Hey Everyone,

Firstly, I am back on Perfume Posse! WOW!! That’s 3 pieces in 3 weeks! I am over the moon, please hit the jump to read my interview with NYC Natural Perfumer Eleanor Jane from TALLULAH JANE NATURALS. Life smells good!

Saturday was a busy day around here. TSO Jin and I had a few stops to make.

Our first stop off was at a chain of Perfume stores about to close down, our friendly SA Amanda gave us the heads up last week so we knew there’d be some awesome bargains going on but had no idea they would be this astounding. An almost full 50ml Lou Lou by Cacharel $10, a half full 50ml pre-reformulation Dior Homme $15 and about 30ml left in a large bottle of L’Eau D’Issey Pour Homme $5. It gets better, they were having a 60% off sale which brought everything down to $12! Seriously! They are all testers and fresh, although I think the Issey Miyake is on the turn but maybe my recollection of the fragrance at second hand on my last partner has influenced the way I expect it to smell. No complaints here, I think the Lou Lou is the real bargain because I haven’t been able to find a 50ml of it in Australia for years, there is an unopened 30ml in the back of my perfume cupboard with all the rest of the OhMyGodHowCouldTheyDiscontinueThisFabulousFragrance section.

We then had some Jin stops for stuff and then we went to Perfume Warehouse, that had been promised recently but due to circumstances out of everyones control hadn’t happened. Well, these guys are amazingly well stocked and the shop area would be easily 200sq/m of fragrance. OMG! On some things they were $30 cheaper than I’d seen them anywhere else but on others they were up to double the best online prices I could find. You would have to know your products before going in or write down your list of wants, go home and check then come back. They did have only LED lights though making it cooler for the fragrances but does anyone know if LED still ruins perfumes?

Well, after trolling almost the whole store and chatting to the owner and SA, both handsome gentlemen who were friendly and knowledgable BTW, we finally made it to the Guerlain section. There it was… L’Heure Blue EdT, in its pre 1990s packaging with an old price tag torn off. My heart stopped and I asked if there was any more Guerlain in this old packaging. Yes, there’s a Shalimar out the back. WHAT? I think it’s Shalimar he said. The boy ran out the back and comes back out holding a 100ml Shalimar EdC, he had it out of the package and was going to spritz it to see if it worked. NOOOOO! It worked, one spritz less of this incredible find. ARE YOU CRAZY? A price was reached, less than you’d expect. They were the last 2 pieces of Guerlain from someone they had bought out and they really wanted to get rid of them. I am joyous! Ebullient! The bottles have had their single photo and are now residing happily in the fridge awaiting my pleasure. Soon I will try them and see if they are still working models. I’m too scared to in case they are ruined.

We did a bunch of other stuff on Saturday too. Lunch for a friends birthday at the Bowling Club, Jin kindly bought and installed a new car stereo for me, the Sydney Observatory with a wonderful crew to celebrate Jin’s birthday. Awesome day. I wish you could have been with us. What fragrance did I wear? During the day I had Dark Passage on and in the evening I wore Lonestar Memories, both by Andy Tauer the genius.

Thanks for joining me in my fragrant ramblings. I am so happy that you have bothered to drop by and read all the way to the bottom.

Portia xx