COOKIE QUEEN´S PHOTOGRAPHIC SWANSONG.

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Val the Cookie Queen

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I greet you APJ for the last time on this platform!

What follows is a bunch of photos taken during my time as Australian Perfume Junkies raving reporter.  They are in no particular order, and most of them you will have seen already.   APJ has been an incredibly huge part of my life.  I mean freaking enormous.

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In Harrod’s with Portia.  

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Innsbruck with Vero.

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Esxence 2019 with Megan.  (Megan In Sainte Maxime) (Atelier des Ors)

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Tara (A Bottled Rose) and I sniffing Sale Goss in London. 

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With the fabulous JTD JTD in Los Angeles.   

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Carnaby Street with A B.londeswunder and Tara.

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Hannah/B.londeswunder in Bloom. 

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With Freddie Albrighton, perfumista and tattoo artist.  Salzburg. 

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Hannah had arrived around 23:00 in Vienna, having travelled from Salzburg, to see Portia.  She asked for donuts and Portia ran out for a box.  Why just one when ten would do?

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Visiting the amazing  Aus Liebe Zum Duft.  Flat hair because German water made it too soft.  

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Antonio and Vero.  Milan. 

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Thomas – The Perfume Candy Boy

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Vero and me in Florence.  Sorting out samples for me to take to the States.  

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The gorgeous Michael watching me sniff some Le Labo stuff.  Brick Lane, London.  

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Anima Vinci.  Les Senteurs.

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Thomas and Tara.  How I love them both.  

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Milan train station.  Portia, Vero, and Antonio.  

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Coffee and chilling with @scentosaurs in Edinburgh. 

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Last but not least Vanessa (Bonkers About Perfume) and me in Augsburg, Germany.  Meeting up for perfume, and a gig.  But that is a Strange Tale on its own. 

I have loads more photos but setting them into WordPress is about to give me a complete and utter meltdown.  So I am gonna stop.

Bussis to the moon and back.

Your CQ.

 

“Just what is it that you want to do?  We want get loaded and we wanna have a good time.”  PRIMAL SCREAM.    RIP Andrew Weatherall. 

Villanelle’s Vero’s

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Val the Cookie Queen

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Well hello there.

I had not planned to write anything more about Vero Profumo.  However I had a message last week from someone asking me what I thought was Vero´s best work; something  I have been asked this many times over the years.  I never answered it, as there is obviously no correct response.  “Best work” is a a different question to the “what is my favourite Vero?” question,  another one that I am often asked.  I cannot answer the favourite question as whatever Vero I happen to be wearing is my favourite at that given moment.   And despite there being no factual reply to the original question, I do have an answer.   So what is her best work?

Villanelle’s Vero’s

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Friendship and Radio Break my Vero Profumo Silence

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Val the Cookie Queen

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Hey APJ.

“Perfume whispers to our noses, speaks to us intimately, makes connections with our thoughts.”    Jean-Claude Ellena 

I have found it quite difficult to wear Vero`s perfumes since she passed away in December.  I have done, but not felt comfortable with it, and so have left them in my Vero box.  This happens to be a huge Chanel box, which always made Vero laugh.  Unexpectedly this past week blew me right out of this mourning phase.

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Friendship and Radio Breaks my Vero Profumo Silence

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Perfume, Punk, and Cookies.

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Val the Cookie Queen

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Hey APJ Perfumistas, Music Fans, and Cookie Monsters

I am gonna be interviewed live, on a local radio station on the 15th of March.  Talking about perfumes, punk, and cookies.  I am so freaking excited I asked Portia if I could share the news with you.  I mean, what is the definition of local radio in 2019 huh?  You can all listen to it online anywhere in the world.

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Perfume, Punk, and Cookies.

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The Electric Perfume Acid Test

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Val the Cookie Queen

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“She comes in colours everywhere, she combs her hair, she’s like a rainbow ..”  1967.  The Rolling Stones.

Hey Happy Trippers

Perfume is my drug of choice, these days at least.   As I was writing up my recent psychedelic special in Strange Tales Part II,  I got to thinking about what fragrances I consider as trippy.

Do colours smell?  Are they light, or dark, or sparkly?  Do they appear in layers?  Do they move?  Can you taste them?

The Electric Perfume Acid Test

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