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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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.

Frankincense

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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

Today on A Bottled Rose: Cheap Shit Portia Loved 2019

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Portia

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Hey there APJ,

One of Jin and my buddies we met through perfume is Tara. Every UK trip we make some Tara time, she came to our wedding here in Sydney and has popped over to meet us a couple of times on continental Europe too. Lately I’ve also been guest posting on her blog A Bottled Rose.

Today on A Bottled Rose

Cheap Shit Portia Loved – 2019

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Today on Perfume Posse: Spice Must Flow by Etat Libre d’Orange

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Portia

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Hey there APJ,

You may know that Thursday is my day to post on Perfume Posse. Every week over there I do some kind of fragrance review. As we don’t really do them here on APJ anymore I thought it might be nice to give you a heads up on what’s happening elsewhere.

Today on Perfume Posse

Spice Must Flow by Etat Libre d’Orange 2019

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