New Sniffs: 6.9.2018

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Hey Hey Australian Perfume Junkies,

I’m going to try a new Thursday thing for September.

Hoping to combat the guilt I feel when so much arrives and so little gets written about the idea of New Sniffs emerged.

The idea is that anything new that’s passed under my nose through the week will get a short write up. It must feel worthy of comment, either good or bad, and will have a YMMV caveat. Up till now I have kept APJ positive comments only, those days are gone. If I think something is terrible, shamefully lazy, greedy or stupid and you should know about it, it will be said. As you know, not everything works for everyone and it would be pretty boring if it did. I’d love it if you all agree, respectfully disagree, have any thought-out opinion and want to share, do so in the comments below. As always the point is starting a conversation with you all.

Anything that I’m not going to keep will become a GIVEAWAY. A super simple one. All comments are instantly entered. Next week I’ll tell you who random.org picked. If the winner doesn’t get in touch with me during the week it will JACKPOT to next week and that winner will get both.

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Saturday Question: What’s Your Favourite L’Artisan Fragrance?

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Hello Fellow Fumies,

Every Saturday we have a Question, an idea purloined from Olfactoria’s Travels. Everyone gets to chime in with an answer, chat with other responders and it is 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 and see if anyone has responded to your comment and you can reply to them.

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Scent Diary: 26.2 – 4.3.2018

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Hey there APJ Crew,

It’s Mardi Gras Parade week here in Sydney. Though I’ve kept a pretty low profile Sydney has been bursting at the seams with International Visitors here to enjoy the last week of our Mardi Gras Season. The weather has been perfect for everything and I’m hearing reports of a super year. Saturday nights parade was my Big Event this year, hosting the Sideshow Glam Stands. An excellent week, now I’m bushed!

 

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Winter 2018 Agence de Parfum Launch

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Hi there Fumies,

Wednesday saw the Libertine crew and Agency de Parfum hosting their annual Winter shindig to launch the newest scented stuff to be available at Australian retailers. I chose the morning session because my day was cook a block with catch ups and meetings. Luckily Ainslie Walker was also there and we got to chatter and sniff together for an hour. Some interesting new launches to get up to speed with.

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Scent Diary: 1.1 – 7.1.2018

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Happy New Year APJ,

What a week! It’s been super hot and sweaty here in Oz. Some of our peeps are in Sydney on holidays or have been off work for part of the week. So many fantastic catch ups.

Scent Diary: 1.1 – 7.1.2018

Monday 1:

This is what midnight looked like where we were. My BFF Kath took this photo just after we’d done the countdown. Cool shot huh?

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