Um, Do you Wanna?

Hey, surprise, it’s me on a Friday!

So we were talking and thinking that Friday is our off day now, but I don’t really like having a day without a little something up.  Now that I’m writing a ton of content for the store, I can’t really take on more, unless we just talk about hair or caftans or whatever other thing I’m puttering about with.

So anyone want to do a little writing about perfume or cosmetics or other things? We make about enough on advertising to keep the blog running, so we pay you in love!

if you’ve ever wanted to do a little writing, and most of you should, you leave wonderful comments, you have a point of view, drop us a note with a sample of a review you’ve done for either some other blog or site like Makeup Alley or Basenotes, Fragrantica, etc. We’ll hold your hand and help you through the first post.and probably even throw some of this cat-butt perfume your way as additional thanks.  And since this is The Posse, we don’t care if you know everything about perfume or are a virtual newcomer, it is your unique voice and point of view that we want.  We won’t hold you to any commitment. If after a post or two you find you just don’t have enough time or it’s too much stress or not enjoyable, you can gracefully exit with the thanks of a Grateful Posse.

You also don’t need to commit to every week, unless you want to.  We are open to several writers who might rotate so it doesn’t become a job and suck the joy out of thinking about and wearing perfume.  Now, I’m going to borrow here from my son’s instruction on how to write a quality review.  Don’t ask, I’ve asked both of my sons numerous times to write about scent, and the closest I’ve gotten was a very weak  “well, maybe” one time just to get me to shut up.

“A quality review should be a well written, descriptive, personal opinion.  Please refrain from this “Tom Ford’s Amber Absolute is crap”. A quality review looks like: “Tom Ford’s Amber Absolute is a powerful amber perfume, its aroma is so fierce that I feel like I’ve been punched in the nose. The smell is penetrating, it’s like putting a beehive on my head”. 

So you wanna? Of course you do, you know it, just say yes, it will be fun

  • Mrs.Honey says:

    I would like to contribute occasionally. I am LaraJanine on MUA and Mrs. Honey here and have written the occasional perfume review. (I won a bottle in a draw for writing a review on Fragrantica.)

  • Ari says:

    Hi Posse! I would absolutely love to contribute whenever needed. I run the perfume blog Scents of Self, here is one of my favorite posts:

    Thank you in advance for your consideration!


    • Patty says:

      thanks so much, Ari. I got your e-mail and responded, let me know if you didn’t get that.

      I love your blog! I haven’t updated my links for a long time, but I added you, you are incredibly funny.

  • Derek says:

    I would be 100% up for it. If you’d like a male point of view, please let me know.

  • Kay says:

    Please do consider me for the position of occasional contributor! I’m a perfumeaholic, but I claim to come by it naturally as my mom was a perfume junkie, too. I live in Denver and have access to afew stores with interesting inventories (Neiman Marcus, Hermes, Nordstrom) but my real hard core shopping takes place in Los Angeles (Scent Bar where I take a large triple shot whilte chocolate mocha latte with me as I settle in for afew hours of spontaneous comraderie and intensive smelling, Barneys, etc.. Fragrance is a wonderful thing to love!

    • Patty says:

      Kay, did you send an e-mail? If not, do! Just click on the Drop us a Note at the top. I sometimes am not linking up commenter names with e-mails. If you haven’t, do! Especially if you live in Denver, we need to do drinks one day.

      Agree on Scent Bar. It’s so small, but such a glorious place to spend a few hours. I need to go back and also need to go to Roscoe’s again for the Fried Chicken and waffles.

  • loverdoll78264 says:

    U guys are great, and I’ve never done this, but I will send you one early- ish next week and see what y’all think!

  • FragrantWitch says:

    I’ll drop a note! I’m still a relative newb at perfume but would happily do a foodie post…

    • Patty says:

      We love food here and food posts, as well as book posts! This is such a well-rounded group of people, I think we could talk about anything. Got your e-mail, so I think we are all set!

  • Oh, Eldarwen, I think you’d be great!! I’m neither computer-savvy (my kids will be quick to chime in!) nor articulate in describing notes, but I am always willing to try if anyone gets sick, overworked, tired, etc. (cause y’all are such a fun bunch!)!

    • Patty says:

      e-mail me, hon, really. 🙂 I think every person has a unique voice to bring to a conversation, especially a perfume conversation. It’s the struggle to find words to describe how something smells and/or how that smell makes you feel that is the journey. This may sound a tad melodramatic, but that struggle to define that is pretty much the essence of life.

  • Eldarwen22 says:

    I have my own blog ( with perfume reviews on it. I would definatley be interested. I’m still kind of a new comer to perfume and not the greatest with describing notes and all of that.

    • Patty says:

      We would love it. Newcomers are more than welcome, it’s a great perspective to have here because those of us writing right now have been doing this for so long now, we forget the early stages.

      Send me an e-mail at the contact us link up there on Drop us a Note, and I’ll give you the deets!