Put on your party hats for Patty, our birthday girl!!

pattybirthdaycake2Everybody ready to celebrate? Let’s give it up for our amazing, wonderful, fearless

Posse leader Patty!!   Happy, happy birthday to our No. 1 perfumista!!

Can we tell you how happy we are that it’s your birthday and how thankful

we are that you founded the Posse back in 2006? I think we can safely say that

our lives would not be the same without our daily dose of fragrant (and other) fun;

from your witty, insightful reviews, travel adventures and beauty experiences,

to fun with knitting, and of course, those doggy tales (gotta love that Vinnie!).

And who could forget your amazingly generous nature and your giveaways galore?


So let’s lift a glass to Patty and wish her some of her favorite things:

Like this
and this

and can’t forget this beauty

plus lots more!! P.S. Hiding under that oh-so-smooth fondant cake up top is a luscious lemon curd, made just for you, Patty!!

  • shylotus says:

    I’m late with my wishes. Patty, Happy Birthday! I love the PPosse. Thanks for all you do for we fume heads. xo

  • Patty, I am late, as usual. Hope you had a lovely birthday! And thank you so much for making the Posse…possible. 🙂

  • maggiecat says:

    Happy Birthday Patty! Have an amazing day and a year that will make that day look dull by comparison!

  • Lynne Marie says:

    Belated Happy Birthday wishes, Patty!! I hope your day was full of wonderful and fragrant surprises! Thank you for everything you do to make the Posse such an educational, loving, accepting, funny and fun site. You’re the best!

  • Kathryn says:

    Hope you had a wonderful birthday, Patty, full of beautiful fragrances and yummy tasting things. Wishing you joy in the year to come.

  • Undina says:

    I hope I’m not too late…
    Happy birthday, Patty! May a fragrance Muse be with youfor many more years!

  • Sally M says:

    Happiest of birthdays to you !!

  • Gwen says:

    Happy Day to you…

  • Furriner says:

    Happy Birthday!

  • Jennie says:

    Many happy returns – have a great day.

  • Patty says:

    thank you, Ann, and everyone! It was a lovely day!!!

  • Lisa D says:

    Patty, have a lovely birthday, and I hope that the coming year brings you much love, joy and fantastic scent!

  • Dina C. says:

    Happy Birthday Patty! Your adventures in world travel, knitting, yoga, crafting, cooking and especially perfume sniffing always make for a very interesting and educational read. Thanks for sharing your point of view with us readers. I’m wishing you a year ahead filled with all God’s richest blessings. Namaste and many best wishes, Dina

  • Sapphire says:

    Happy Birthday, Patty! I always loved perfume, just didn’t know it was going to become a hobby until I started reading your blog and others. I always enjoy your insights and how supportive the perfume community is. Many happy returns!

  • Jackie b says:

    I always enjoy reading here every morning, best wishes to you on your birthday!

  • Solanace says:

    A super fun new ride around the Sun, Patty!
    Thank you so much for making our lives more fragrant.

  • HemlockSillage says:

    Happy birthday, Patty! You and the crew here at the ‘Posse have created an amazing community. I love your adventures in travel, in shopping, in personal development, and oh, yeah, PERFUME! I have learned so much from you. I hope this new year of life is filled with joy, grand adventures, and more of your favorite things. Fragrant blessings to you!

  • Laurels says:

    Happy birthday! Hope all is well with you and yours. This blog and Surrender to Chance both mean a lot to me, so thank you, and many happy returns.

  • Kandice says:

    Patty – I hope you have a wonderful day and all your dreams come true in the next year. I’ve only been reading this blog for about a year, but it always makes my day thanks to you and the rest of the posse crew. Have a great one!

  • tammy says:

    Happy happy birthday! I’m so very grateful for the Posse, which was the very first perfume blog I found. Like Sherri, I happily blame you for many other addictions, DL&Co candles chief among them. My life is richer because of you, and the rest of the Posse.

    I hope this coming year is your best yet!

  • wefadetogray says:

    happy happy birthday! have a lovely day!

  • Ann says:

    Dear Patty, adding my wishes to the chorus of “Happy Birthdays” coming your way today. Hope your day is as terrific as you are and that you get some well-deserved rest (a nap for the birthday girl — yes, please!!). Hugs to you …

  • Musette says:

    Happy Birthday, darling!!! Carmine sends his love and says ‘GIMME THAT SCARF! the one my mom made for me is…lame’ 😀


    Have a wonderful, WONDERFUL day and may it be the first of an entire year filled with wonder and beauty and love!


  • Nemo says:

    Happy birthday from a huge fan of this blog! I hope your day is full of happy and fragrant things.

  • Ellen says:

    Happy birthday from someone relatively new to this site.

  • FeralJasmine says:

    Patty, have a wonderful birthday, and thanks for everything! You and the Posse led me to the rabbit hole, and I’ve been tumbling happily ever since. I have been thinking about you with the recent crises that undoubtedly had you working around the clock, and I hope you do get some rest between crises.

  • Cecilia says:

    Happy Birthday Patty! 🙂

  • Sherri says:

    Happy Birthday, Patty! You inspire us in so many ways…you make us laugh and make us cry (and I blame you for that Balenciaga handbag in my closet, too naught girl!)! Wishing you every good thing and your best year so far!!

  • Portia says:

    Happy Birthday Patty. i hope it’s GREAT!!
    Portia xx

  • rosarita says:

    Patty, the Posse has been a happy place for me almost since the beginning. Thanks for everything, and enjoy your day 🙂

  • Tara says:

    Happy birthday Patty! Wishing you many fragrant returns!