DIOR Gardens: Madagascar: Mini Movie

Hi there Posse, Portia from Australian Perfume Junkies and I am far away from my office in Europe. I think this week we are in Paris. there will be some wonderful meetings there with such fragrant luminaries as Neela Vermeire, Denyse Beaulieu and at the Osmotheque we are going to do a private class. So exciting!! As I am on holiday I thought the perfect thing to show you might be the DIOR Gardens in Madagascar where they are giving women work harvesting a fruit that grows only on the island and in this area, a fruit pollinated by a specially evolved hummingbird.

Do please enjoy,
Portia xx

DIOR Gardens: Madagascar

DIOR Gardens Madagascar ..colb.. FlickrPhoto Stolen ..colb.. Flickr

  • Musette says:

    You know I think you’re stark, raving mad, don’t you? It’s COLD where you are! But it is HOT where you were (WICKED HOT) so maybe you’re onto something………maybe. ūüėÄ

    Hope you are having a fabulous time, darling!!!


    • Portia says:

      I need to explain. Europe in Spring is gorgeous, I agree, but so does every other tourist on the face of the earth. This way I get to see all the sights, eat in the best restaurants, shopkeepers are glad for the trade and every hotel in Europe is at around 60% capacity so we get incredible deals for 5 nights with breakfast included. Jin loves to find the best deal on L’Hotel and Booking.com. It means I get my fabulous holiday and that I have some spare for frag shopping.
      None, or little of this would be possible in Spring. Summer is even worse because Europe is not made for heat waves and the smells can get very ripe.
      Now you know my secret, I am a cheapskate who likes to have the good stuff, it’s also easier to get warm than it is to get cool.
      Hopefully we can meet up in Chicago in November, I think it’s off peak there at that time too.
      Portia xxx

  • tammy says:

    What Gwyneth said! Cannot wait to hear all about it.

    So glad that you’re safe and well and having a lovely time!

    • Portia says:

      Hi Tammy,
      Even the weather has been quite nice this year, cold but t freezing too often. Wen’t to the top of the Eiffel Tower yesterday, it was pretty cold up there on the crows nest. BRRRRRRRR
      Very safe, well and happy. I hope you are too.
      Portia xx

  • Gwenyth says:

    Hi Portia!
    I hope your European Vacation is wonderful! I envy you the trip and all the amazing places you will visit. Perhaps you could write more lovely posts so I can live vicariously.

    • Portia says:

      Trip is excellent. For some reason the iPad has been mucking me around this year and won’t let me write, format or put pictures in my posts. It’s very annoying, I have THOUSANDS of photos awaiting publication and some fun stories. When I get home
      Portia xx

  • eldarwen22 says:

    I’m so envious that you are in Paris and get to do that! One day, I’ll get there.

    • Portia says:

      So eldarwen22,
      I’ll let you in on a secret. We book the plane tickets about 6-9 months in advance. Each month with the little left over money we pay for a hotel and pay off some credit card. The prize is a holiday and you have to keep your eye firmly planted on it. I have been known to take an extra job like bar, table waiting or shelf packing to get on an adventure. When you want it you’ll make it happen, I hope we can co-ordinate a meet up while you’re away.
      Portia xx

  • Ann says:

    Howdy, Portia! Thanks for this great way to start off a very chilly Thursday. Hope you are having a ball in Paris! P.S. See if you can find out when Neela’s extraits will become available (dying to try some Mohur) — thanks!

    • Portia says:

      Hey Ann,
      Neela will only be releasing Trayee extrait to begin with but there are some VERY fun things in the pipeline that I can’t wait to tell you all about as they come to fruition.
      The purple bottle has been made in a VERY limited run, every bottle is numbered and will be full of 60ml Trayee Extraitt. No date for release yet but soon, I think quite soon.
      Portia xx