Heya Perfume Posse, Portia from Australian Perfume Junkies and it’s hard to believe another great Christmas is over.
When my Mum died I was so lucky that my BFFs family took me in for their celebrations for ten years while I healed. In return and now that I live back in the family home it’s Christmas at my place. The whole family comes with Grandma, Nana, Pop, Aunties, Uncle, Mums, Dads, Siblings, kiddies and us. Every family is given a meat to bring and a salad, Jin and I also do booze and bread and my BFF Kath’s sister Jane does Ice Cream Christmas Pudding. These people are my family and it is so much easier for me to host than it is for them, plus we have a pool for entertainment, loads of grass to lay on and shady trees to sit under and it is the easiest Christmas I have ever been involved in. Everyone else is pleased because they don’t have to clean their houses for guests and clean up after them, we have it down to a fine art. This is our third year hosting and I love not having to leave the house.
Christmas Fragrances and New Years Eve 2013/4?
What did I wear for the Christmas season in 2013(I’m sorry to put everyone who doesn’t do Christmas through this boringness, I hope your holidays are excellent too)?
during the day is all about cleaning and wrapping, I am alone for most of the day so this year I grabbed out some Big Guns.
Photo Stolen Fragrantica
To get me in the mood I started with three hefty spritzes of Five O’Clock au Gingembre by Serge Lutens, it’s a modern bottle. I love the fizzy, tea and ginger interplay with the bright sparkling citrus and the rich amber chocolate as it dries down. I find Five O’Clock au Gingembre one of the easiest wear SLs and only get about 4 hours while cleaning in the Australian summer before it becomes a spicy/amber wash. The ride was totally fun though so I thought I would stay in the mood of spicy so
five dabs of my beloved Bellodgia Parfum, my juice is a little less orange than the picture above so I think it 21st century. Nevertheless it is exquisite, especially in the heat. It blooms and blossoms like nothing else I’ve ever smelled and over the wispy remnants of Five O’Clock au Gingembre it is killer. Smiling and humming while cleaning and wrapping, it was a fabulous afternoon. If you’ve not tried Bellodgia then it’s a carnation, cool white flower, clove and vanilla bomb that feels like you are a millionairess even when you’re doing the drudgery. Instant happy.
As the crew started to trickle home in the evening I had to get ready for work. I had pre warned the venue that I would be too busy to be a lady so I jumped in the shower and went to work as a dude. It’s summer here and though I wanted to stay in the Christmas spirit I also wanted to wear something that made a statement about my menswear, somewhat ironically I chose
This year I hope we all can learn better communication, understanding and listening skills.