Hi there Perfume Posse! Portia from AustralianPerfumeJunkie. St Valentine’s Day is upon us AGAIN! Of all the holidays this is the one I feel most bittersweet about. On one hand it is a huge money making scam where card, chocolate, flower, food outlets have a screaming field day. It makes anyone self sufficient enough to maintain a happy single life question themselves, lonely people feel like shit and anyone with depression issues is thrown into a swirling vortex of self hate. On the other hand there are the smug few who blithely float through St. Valentines Day with a few cards, lunch, dinner, a bunch of roses and a disdainful smirk at the other 97%. I’ve been all of these.
St Valentine’s Gifts for YOURSELF!
This year whether you are single or partnered, let’s keep it simple. I’m getting Jin a card and some undies in his favourite colour: ORANGE. If he doesn’t know how much I love him then he is a damn fool.
I will though be buying MYSELF a lovely St Valentines Day gift. Here is the short list.
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Amouage Gold 10oz Body Lotion: I just ran out of this glorious lotion and am missing it terribly. So rich yet soft and silky and my skin drinks it up within a minute. The smell? Imagine Amouage Gold with a hint of Shea Butter and all the raunch of bygone days. It’s an excellent lotion to layer your favourite vintage frags over too, and also really good for adding some growl to poor reformulations.
Beauty Encounter has $70 before discount!
Surrender To Chance Caron Urn Parfums Sample Pack: OMG! I didn’t even know such a thing existed as this pack till a couple of nights ago, now I am completely obsessing over it. A chance to test 9 of Caron’s incredible parfums at a very reasonable price. I am DEFINITELY thinking hard about this one, I may even go completely overboard and buy the 2ml spritz set…. It’s St Valentine’s Day for goodness sake
Surrender To Chance starts at $26/9 x .25ml samples
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Anat Fritz Classical EdP: This has been on my radar for a while. I have finished off two decants and am wishing it was still in my collection. The fabulous knitted bottle, that cool, fresh blast a joyful wafting woodsy lavender and the smile it brings to my face even remembering how it smells makes Classical a contender this St. V Day
Luckyscent has $155/100ml
I think I’ll probably grab myself a box of chocolates and some peanut M&Ms, a bottle of bubbly and some nice cheeses and biscuits. If Jin is REALLY lucky I might even share them with him. Maybe….
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What are you going to splurge on for yourself for St Valentine’s Day?
Whatever you do, treat yourself nice.