HO HO HO POSSE! Portia from AustralianPerfumeJunkies and I do know that many of you are not Christian and won’t be celebrating Christmas today. Whatever you are doing today I hope it’s filled with the joy of goodness, love and giving. Do something special for yourself today, no matter who you are. Do something special for someone else today too, where ever you are. Sometimes smiling at a stranger in the street can be enough to change both your lives and make everything seem less awful.


What am I wearing today? Azuree by Estee Lauder, because Azuree speaks Lauder than words……


Sending you all a big smoochy Aussie drag queen hug.
Portia xx

Get Up




Depression. Stephen Fry



“When you go out into the woods and you look at trees, you see all these different trees.
And some of them are bent, and some of them are straight, and some of them are evergreens, and some of them are whatever.
And you look at the tree and you allow it.

You see why it is the way it is.
You sort of understand that it didn’t get enough light, and so it turned that way.
And you don’t get all emotional about it. You just allow it. You appreciate the tree.

The minute you get near humans, you lose all that. And you are constantly saying, ‘You’re too this, or I’m too this.’ That judging mind comes in.
And so I practice turning people into trees.
Which means appreciating them just the way they are.”

~ @Ram Dass, spiritual teacher and author


  • Lauren M says:

    I can’t add anything to that! You always know how to make me smile. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, dear Portia! xoxoxo 🙂

  • Karen says:

    What a lovely gift – as if your fun and exciting reviews aren’t enough to make us more beautiful! Thanks

  • AllGirlMafia says:

    dear friend gave me the idea of a visionboard for 2015- I think I want the title of this writing to be on it because that is something I struggle to tell myself- not to let the way I feel ( or don’t feel ) rule me.

  • Musette says:


    Happy Christmas!

    Where can I get a rock like that?


  • AllGirlMafia says:

    Just lovely Portia, thank you : )

  • Suzy Q says:

    You’re the best, Portia! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Thanks for all the love you share throughout the year.

    • Portia says:

      Thank you.
      It was a very Merry Christmas around here and I hope your New Year is fun, fragrant & safe.
      You’re welcome,
      Portia xx

  • Tiffanie says:

    Thank you for the reminder to be nice to myself and to others today.
    Today is a great day for friends and fragrance.

  • Ann says:

    Amen, dear Portia, amen!! Thanks for sharing all the goodness, especially the one about the trees. Such a good reminder that we need to love people just as they are, not as we wish they were or think they should be. And that’s one of the best things I treasure most about the Posse — unconditional acceptance and love. Holiday hugs to you!

    • Portia says:

      Hey Ann,
      We DO love you unconditionally, you’re right about the Posse, universal acceptance right here.
      Thanks for the holiday hugs, returned in full with love.
      Portia xx

  • Tatiana says:

    Oh Portia! You never fail to make me smile. : ) Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!! x O x

  • poodle says:

    Merry Christmas!