Other Blogs That I Read Daily. #1

Heya everyone,

Welcome to “Other Blogs That I Read Daily. #1”. Some of you already read a bunch of blogs, some read only APJ, some of you may have stumbled across this post and be asking what is a blog? OK, so a blog is a writing outlet for someone who has something to say, show or share. Maybe, like me, they are an enthusiast at something and want to chronicle their journey, could be they are frustrated writers, photographers, artists, musicians, businesspeople, cooks et al and just feel the need to be seen, heard or published. Sometimes they are MAD, CER AY ZEE! Others they are introvertrts who like to live online. As many reasons as there are blogs. There are good blogs, bad blogs, shit blogs, incredible blogs, regular, inconstant, etc etc etc. You get the picture because you are a Clever Clogs, already reading AustralianPerfumeJunkies.

Photo Stolen entrepreneurslife

I must preface by saying that in the interest of brevity this is the smallest cross section and first installment of Other Blogs That I Read Daily. Please don’t be sad if you are not on this list and you know I read you religiously, there will be more. Also, please go and look at these blogs they are all inspiring to me on some level, and the thrill when one drops into my inbox is real.

In my cross wired and buzz sawed brain the reasoning goes like this: If I like something, and they read my blog, we must be at least slightly kindred spirits, maybe they’ll like some of the stuff I read daily. Then my head goes: They don’t care about the shit you read, talk about perfume you dumb ass or they’ll leave. And then: If they are here they have broad interests, can read, are intelligent and want a great cross section of things to keep their mind busy. OK, That’s YOU! He He He So let’s see some of what I read daily…..


I have 40+ frag blogs that I read whenever they pop into my inbox, the five I’m giving you today are the people I feel I have most connected with during my short time since I discovered the ScentBloggoSphere, though there are others that I love as much:

Olfactoria’sTravels: The first place I landed in scentbloggerland. Birgit has been unfailingly friendly, interesting and educational. Known around the world as the nicest Frag Blogger alive.

ScentsOfSelf: Arielle is the hostess at Scents Of Self. She is very pretty, fiesty, has ideas and positions, really knows her perfume and often makes me laugh or think well beyond my few minutes reading her every post. She is cat mad, and mad, and I like her a lot.

AlembicatedGenie: Sheila Eggenberger is a modern marvel. Her blog is entertaining and has a rich vein of historical knowledge, writes like she is so full of words that they just have to leap onto the paper and makes perfume sexy as hell. She has also written an as yet unpublished story about the Devil and… you know what? I think you need to find it and read it, and then look up the Devilscent Project, Sheila has her finger on many pulses.

CandyPerfumeBoy: This red hot property is the cutest blogger of them all. A sexy stud from the UK he has an insight and wit only given to a precious few and he knows his perfume. I am unsecretly crushed upon his happy smiling face and the written words he offers.

PerfumePosse: The PerfumePosse is full of mad bitches and so I can’t wait for it to drop into my box every day. They realise that though perfume can change you and that it is art and beautiful and can make you growl when you’ve found a good’un, that it is only perfume. Life would be less lovely without it but we would survive. They are fun, irreverent, sexy and knowledgeable. They let me Guest Post for them every Friday and I am honored every week when they do. AWESOME!!!


These are a very thin slice of the other blogs that I read for fun, interest, shock value or plain old envy.

SweetMother: A US comedian who writes her life and views and has interesting sidelines and fun competitions. She is the only rational voice left in American Lesbianism. Honestly, I don’t know if that last sentence is true but I wanted to write it. Happily partnered and pursuing a Gayby (Homo Produced Child, usually possessed by the devil) Sweet Mother has had me both laughing and fake crying often.

MrGKids: Mr G Kids draws the essence of childhood for me, all the things that you have forgotten about your own childhood or are watching happen with the next generation. A cartoonist that produces a single cartoon daily that is not always hilarious but will often help you think outside your cubby hole.

Photo Stolen CanadianHikingPhotography

Canadian Hiking Photography: I seriously do not know how this got in my line of vision but the photos are beyond amazing and you can purchase copies. I am astounded every time I look by how someone can capture the beauty of out world so clearly.

Fashion & Style Guru: There are so many fabulous fashion blogs out there but Fashion & Style Guru is the one that most often speaks to my years in the fashion industry. Always filled with interesting photos, juicy gossip and the newest cutting edge of the fashion world.

Photo Stolen Mountains&Waves

Mountains & Waves: Another photography site and the images are completely encompassing. I feel the cold, the wind, the heat, the awe and majesty of life lived with open eyes. Also a perfect sense of timing makes these pictures move.

The 25th of September is my birthday, so I have given you the gift today of people who in some way inspire, confront, educate, humour, interest or help me. Please as your present back to me go and see their stuff. If it moves you follow or comment, if it doesn’t then move on but for my birthday I would like you all to expand your horizon, just a little.

Thank you, with all the gratitude I have, for being a regular reader of AustralianPerfumeJunkies and part of out APJ family. I hope you get something from this blog because what you are getting is a little piece of my love.

Portia xxx

39 comments on “Other Blogs That I Read Daily. #1

  1. Olfactoria says:

    Aww, Portia! I love you! You are a great addition to this happy perfume world and I’m glad you are out there!
    Happy Birthday! (And hopefully I see you soon on your trip!)

  2. anatu13 says:

    Happy Birthday, Portia!!! : ) : ) : )

  3. Happy Birthday P!!!! Hope your day is a wonderful one!

  4. lucasai says:

    That’s a great idea to write a post like this one. Looks like I have the same perfume blogging friends like you, yaay!

  5. laniersmith says:

    Happy Birthday darling!

  6. Dionne says:

    I will wish you a happy birthday here as well as at FFF, because there is no such thing as too many birthday wishes. And how is it I have never heard about Canadian Hiking Photography? My own Google Reader is chock-full of perfume blogs, a few fashion blogs, one book review blog and a couple of family blogs, including my 13yo high-functioning autistic nephew who writes short, hilarious, opinionated posts on subjects like “Drugs are bad!”

  7. Lindaloo says:

    Happy, happy, happy birthday! And thank you for all the enthusiasm and passion you bring to your blog (just a reflection of your life I imagine).

    I enjoy each of the perfume blogs you listed already, but will definitely check out the others. I find that perfume bloggers often expand my horizons.

  8. Undina says:

    Happy Birthday, Portia! I wish you many happy fragrant returns! ❤

  9. Jordan River says:

    Portia you are The Gift that keep on Giving. Thankyou for this cornucopia of Creative Endeavour. Glad you were born and hope your birthday sparkled. You did you waft on your birthday?

  10. poodle says:

    Hope you had a great birthday! You deserve it. I truly feel that you are one of the nicest people I’ve stumbled across in the blogosphere. Your writing always makes me smile and your enthusiasm is wonderful. I already read a lot of the blogs you listed and I’ll check out the rest. Did you get any nice birthday gifts?

  11. Matt Gajdoš says:

    Happy Birthday and thanks for the mention! I really like how you explained my comics 🙂

  12. Rhys McGr says:

    Happy 21st PT
    Enjoy sharing perfumania down under

  13. Tatiana says:

    I hope you had a fantastic Birthday! Thanks so much for sharing your blog links. I share many of the same perfume blogs. The others made me laugh with joy and then cry over the incredible beauty that a good photographer is able to capture.

  14. Natalie says:

    Oh no, I missed your birthday! But, sending happy wishes to extend the day a little longer! Hugs!

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