Hello Posse Peeps, Portia from Australian Perfume Junkies, very excited to be here today talking about Tokyo Milk Bon Bon Bubbling Bath #14. I wonder if you have any rituals, any actions or things that you do on automatic or do to create an outcome. Things so ingrained in your day to day life that they become the building blocks of how you operate, a superstition, an easy, stress free way to achieve an outcome?
Part of my personality is completely disorganised and flighty. That part of me has zero ability to focus or remember, is unable to be productive or dedicated to anything except hedonism and has absolutely no care for others or consequences. That would have been fine if I had no ambition, need for comfort & friends or a desire to see 40. It could all have ended very easily on a drug high at any time between ages 14 and 40. It didn’t. All of a sudden I realised that living day to day was not enough and that I’d have to pull myself a bit more together and really create some earning potential so if I was lucky enough to live a reasonable amount of time that I could be fed, clothed, housed and cared for into the twilight and decline.
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So what happened was I had to create structure out of a life that was completely and utterly without it. One of the first things I changed was that instead of showers and running around like crazy it would be baths. I made a deal with myself that if I was working in drag I would give myself loads of time to get ready and prepare myself and pamper myself. If you need a time scale then that means that everything I need to accomplish in my day on a work day needs to be done by 2.30pm. My life on work days is now run on a series of phone alarms. Sounds boring? Nothing new? This is how the world works Portia? Well, it was an epiphany for me. At 2.30 my first alarm goes and even if I’m not finished whatever it is I’m doing I go draw the bath, come back and finish what I’m doing and then into the bath I go. I can still operate without this structure if something VERY important has taken precedence but the whole night feels off kilter and I never have the same grounded feeling or ability to roll with the highs and lows of the entertainment industry without it.
Why am I writing to you about my life change? Because I have a new Bubble Bath and I wanted to share my joy in it with you.
Tokyo Milk Bon Bon Bubbling Bath #14
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From Tokyo Milk:
Octopus No. 14
Peer through the looking glass. A delightful surprise awaits.
Luxurious chattering bubbles boast Extract of Japanese Green Tea, hydrating Avocado and Olive Oils and Vitamin E.
A delicate dance: Linden, Honeyed Rose, Wisteria Petals & White Musk
So once you get over the completely wanky overblown Tokyo Milk Bon Bon Bubbling Bath #14 ad-speak you are left with a beautiful, dry, crisp tea that is sweetened only slightly by honey and has a super clean musk backdrop. Invigorating and calming at the same time, in the bath I find myself physically relaxed and my mind able to wander freely and accurately. This is what many of my friends speak of when they talk about meditation but here it is completely luxurious and super hot. There is no better time out for me and after a day of doing the stuff that needs to be done (one day I’ll talk about my self imposed roster) to run businesses, family and home this moment of peaceful reflection gives me energy for my chosen profession.
I am left softly scented after my bath and if I didn’t want to be very fragrant but still smell clean, fresh and lovely then Tokyo Milk Bon Bon Bubbling Bath #14 leaves a trace of fragrance that may be enough for many people. Not for me though, I will often moisturise and spritz with different but complementary products or I do have some Tokyo Milk #14 Waltz fragrance if I want to continue the fresh citrus and dry tea experience further into my day.
Tokyo Milk has $22/16oz
Have you tried Tokyo Milk Bon Bon Bubbling Bath #14 or any of the range? What did you think? What are your rituals and how did they start for you?