Heya Posse! HOLIDAY! After a year of C19 restrictions in Australia Jin and I were finally allowed to travel interstate! YAY! So we took the chance to go see my favourite Aunty on the Far North East Coat of Australia in Cairns and surrounds. None of our friends had had any visitors for over a year so we were headline news. There were lunches, dinners, family reunions and loads of wonderful stories from our year in isolation. It felt almost like pre C19 times.
Sadly, many of the local businesses have failed in a tourist driven town like Cairns. It’s heartbreaking to imagine the owners plights, especially as my own business basically collapsed during the break. Without Jin’s income we would be living a very different reality right now. I think about half the shops are closed for low season or completely finished.
Holiday! What Scents Did I Take?
It was only a few nights so I took an ultimate capsule collection of perfumes. It’s monsoon up there now and the daily temps are fairly cool, around 30-35C (85-95F) and the humidity is extremely high.
Stash Unspoken by SJP
This nutty quince cheesecake wears so perfectly in almost all situations. I was worried about its wearability in humidity but it did not disappoint. I felt fresh, sweet and mildly fragranced all day. Stash Unspoken is a total holiday no brainer.
Niral by Neela Vermeire Creations
Tea and iris over a lovely soft leatheriness. A perfect afternoon into evening fragrance that sets a glam tone and softly but insistently pumps out wafts of glamour. Niral works in daytime but really dazzles at night.
Ylang 49 by Le Labo
This is a weird fish, like so many Le Labo. Not really about ylang at all but more a leathery white floral with a shitload of bells and whistles. I thought Ylang 49 would lean more tropical in the heat. Nope, but the thing was its austerity was a foil for the moist heat.
My decant is from Surrender To Chance
Here are a few of our catch ups.
What will you take on your next holiday adventure?