India Adventure 2017

Hey there Perfume Posse, Well next week I’ll be off on my India Adventure. I haven’t been back there since 2013 and am super excited. My last long term partner Varun is a hotelier there. We were together a few years in Sydney but then his father took ill and Varun had to go back to run the families hotels. We tried to keep it alive trans-continentally but it was hard. So SUPER excited to hang out with him again.

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India Adventure 2017

This is my first time going to India in the monsoon season and it’s always been on the wishlist. We are planning to go north to Assam and Darjeeling where neither of us have yet been. Varun has organised 10 days with a driver up there and a couple in Rajasthan with his family before going back to Delhi for a quick hello and then home. As always, too many things to do and not enough time.

We are expecting temperatures to be around the 20-25C highs each day with days of rain and sunshine. That is kind of Sydney spring weather so I am pretty sure that it will be comfortable.

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What perfumes am I thinking of taking?

Currently the list looks like this. All of these fragrances I have in manufacturers Travel Size. Important for flying.

Niki de Saint Phalle: Going to need a chypre. Niki dSP is so easy wear and fits most moods.

Neela Vermeire Creations Mohur: Can’t go anywhere without my lavish Hindi/French roses. I can’t wait to wear it in India.

Hermès Hermessence Iris Ukiyoé: Green with softly cardboard iris and a faintly indolic orange blossom. It has the Ellena greasy swirl and is a polar opposite to the smells of India.

DIOR Miss Dior vintage parfum: I have travelled with Miss Dior parfum a bit and it always goes down a treat. Also, I love its vintage purr.

Cacharel Scarlett: Yeah, I have a maybe 20ml travel of this radiant and irradiated white floral. It’s so OTT that I think it will be heavenly in India.

Guerlain Samsara vintage parfum: Come ON! Why wouldn’t I take this sandalwood/white floral sensation. It is flamboyant, head turning and utterly fabulous.

India Adventure 2017 Travel Perfumes

Want to try these? Go to Surrender To Chance, they have samples of most of them

How do you like my selections?
Portia xx

Koyel September 1, 2017

Have a great trip! I am of Indian origin, and haven't been back since my grandmother's death in 2012. I hope to go back in the near future.

Ann September 1, 2017

Wonderful choices, dear! You are ticking all my boxes with these, particularly the Niki and the Iris Ukiyoe (so glad to see this underappreciated gem getting some love), and of course, Mohur. Hope you have a fabulous time! You will certainly smell fantastic!

Nemo September 1, 2017

All wonderful choices and a nice amount of variety :) Have a great trip!

Kate E. September 1, 2017

I love your travel scent wardrobe! Have a wonderful and safe trip. I hope that you will store up some lovely memories that you can bring to mind at home when you spray on these fragrances--can't wait to hear about your trip!

Pam September 1, 2017

The trip sounds wonderful! Yes, please, tell us all about it when you get back. Love your fragrance choices, but have never smelled the Hermes. Niki de St. Phalle is a favorite.

HeidiC September 1, 2017

Vintage Miss Dior and Samsara, FTW!!! I also love the idea of wearing Mohur in India (or any NV, for that matter). I think I might have to try MDCI's Fetes Persanes too. Have fun!

Jennifer August 31, 2017

That sounds like a nice diverse sampling to take. I was flirting with ordering Niki for myself and now I think I shall! Have a wonderful and safe trip.

tiffanie August 31, 2017

Bon voyage and safe travels. Wonderful choices, Iris Ukiyoe and Samsara especially made me smile. Your frags will float you through your adventure on a cloud of beauty.

Eldarwen22 August 31, 2017

I like the Dior and haven't tried any of the others. I hope you have tons of fun in India.

Kathleen Smith August 31, 2017

Portia, I enjoyed your planned scent wardrobe. You're too cute! I love that you plan your fragrance! I love chypres; not familiar with Niki de Saint Phalle. I need to sample. Samsara will be gorgeous in India! Safe travels!

DinaC August 31, 2017

Your scent wardrobe sounds fabulous Portia! Love your taste. What a great selection. I'm picturing Varun like Dev Patel's character in "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel." Did you all see that movie? Hilarious and fun. Is it the right time of year to tour the tea plantations? When I read Assam and Darjeeling, that's what I think about. Tea smells wonderful, too. Have a cup for me and enjoy a safe, happy trip. :-D

The Accords August 31, 2017

Cacharel Scarlett sounds PERFECT. Surely you can only combat the insanely wonderful intensity of India with a jubilantly OTT fragrance... Cant wait to hear about your travels Portia...

bevfred August 31, 2017

I love your perfume choices, particularly the Dior and Guerlain. I hope you have a great time in India. I'd love to go there. I love the cuisine and the colors. Will you be bringing back perfume??