ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!! Statistics and First Post Reprise!!


Tomorrow, the 18th March marks 365 days of continuous posts on AustralianPerfumeJunkies. What started out as two besties having a bash has turned into quite a going concern and I cannot believe I have stuck to it with such tenacity. Many of you have been with us from the earliest posts and I thank you for your support and sometimes forebearance. Also welcome to our newest followers, I hope you enjoy being a part of our APJ family. Your readership and comments keep us coming back to the computer every day, week and month.

A big THANK YOU goes out to all our Guest Post providers. Without you all and your amazing contributions I worry that APJ would be nothing. All of you, past and present, are amazing and I am inspired by you all every week. EvieC, Madeleine, EmmaKate, Katrina, Dionne, Suzanne R Banks, Val the Cookie Queen, Robert “Radium” Maxwell, Tim, Margeaux, Jordan River, Michael: Each of you has brought something new and amazing to APJ and I am proud and honoured that you give up precious spare time to write, sniff and sniff some more. Many of you we have welcomed into our home for wonderful meals and fragrant conversations. YOU ARE AMAZING!!

Another THANK YOU to my bestie and partner Kath and Jin, how blessed am I? Life just got a whole lot rosier now that we are all on site. Nothing I could ever write here would come close to how much I love, revere, adore you both and am grateful for your continued inclusion in my life. You are my family.

OneYear southernshopaholicPhoto Stolen SouthernShopaholic

Some stats

379 Posts
129,870 Visitors
Best Month was November 2012 – 22,525
Best Day was November 13 2012 – 1,165
Most Click Throughs from Perfume Posse, Olfactoria’s Travels, Google
Most Click Throughs to Perfume Posse, Posh Peasant, Surrender To Chance

Now I am looking forward to the next 12 months. We have some wonderful things in the pipeline and are prepped and ready to go for some others. Looking into the future is hard because it’s looking so BRIGHT!!

I wish you all Health, Wealth and Happiness on our journey together for the next twelve months.
Portia xxxx

As a reminiscence, here is our first post on fragrance

Tabac Original by Maurer & Wirtz

Cheapy McCheap! and Cheerful.

So yesterday morning we awoke very late, it was almost time to rush out the door for pedicures and then Yum Cha (or YUMMY CHA CHA CHA!). No time to decide on anything really. Raining outside, meeting besties (big HELLO to Kath & Alice & Jin), no pressure. On went super comfy new sloppy joe, jeans, thongs. Perfume, fragrance, something?? Can’t think. Can’t think. Can’t think. Reaching…….

Maurer & Wirtz Tabac Original EDT spray, modern incarnation, comes back towards me in my hand. Really brain? Really hand? Clearly my mind and body have understood what my inner self would never have said. Spray on my thorax twice, one wrist, one elbow, mash. Wait and waft…………..

An Aromatic Fougere (pronounced Foo zair but the z is almost a j like the Chinese say Beijing) and if you want the notes then Fragrantica is your spot. Woody, herbal, floral, tobacco and aldehydic are the given accords there and on my skin I get a rush of citrus and herbs at the opening, it squeals a bit, then as my skin warms the fragrance (and it does, I can feel a warm reaction, a bit like Vicks Vaporub) then the powdery iris and lavender saunter in MMMMM. By the time I am at our destination Tabac is humming along nicely with the flora, woods and herbs all whiffling up my sloppy joe each time I move. This is a perfect warm but rainy day fragrance for the casual event. At lunch I am complimented by a discerning girlfriend who is gobsmacked that something so inexpensive can be this lovely. I concur. Hours later, snuggling with my partner I can still smell a tiny and very sexy hint of musk and vanilla. So good I’ve come in to reapply and go through the story again. Now, going back to see if it works, it would on me.

PS. Worked a treat!Photo Stolen from Fragrantica

Thanks for reading,
Portia xx

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35 comments on “ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!! Statistics and First Post Reprise!!

  1. Jordan River says:

    Best you get some sunglasses then Portia

  2. Madeleine says:

    Love YOU Portia!

    Thank you for allowing me to turn a dream into a reality and for being a fabulous friend!

    Happy anniversary APJ! Let there be many more years of blogging, sniffing and adventures to come.

    Much love,

    M xxx

  3. poodle says:

    Keep up the good work! Thanks for making me smile almost every day with your witty reviews and videos. Everyone at APJ is wonderful.

  4. FeralJasmine says:

    Thanks for all the loopy fun, and many more happy years to the APJ gang.

  5. cookie queen says:

    Jordan’s right. Time for some new shades.

    You made a dream I didn’t I had come true.
    Let the party begin.


  6. Olfactoria says:

    Happy Blog Birthday, Portia and the gang! Time flies, doesn’t it?
    APJ is always a great place to be, I’m looking forward to that bright future, my sunglasses in place (that’s what Jordan meant, I believe! 😉 )

  7. David Watson says:

    Happy Birthday APJ!.
    Portia, I’m so proud of you and thrilled for your success, and even more grateful to be included with the odd guest post and video sniff. You continue to delight, amuse and inspire me every single day. Love ya guts xx

  8. Hylda says:

    Happy Anniversary! I’m so glad you all are here! You bring lots of joy to all the scent freaks and I look forward to another great year. Lots of love to you Portia!

  9. Happy Blog Birthday
    I hope you will be treating yourselves to a big and fully deserved cake.
    Your site is a friendly, informative and enormously fun place to be.
    Frankly what more could a man ask for from his hosts?
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

  10. annielill says:

    CAKE????…cake makes me happyhappyhappy!!!!…I used to wear the vintage Tabac(back when “girls didn’t do that)…It was sweet hay,and warm spices,and absolutely wonderful,without being ‘in your face’…Lordy,I wish I’d saved some…drool…HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO YOU ALL..WE LOVE YOU SOOOO MUCH…squeeze,hugs…Annie

  11. Undina says:

    It was a good year, Portia! Thank you and to everybody else who keeps virtual APJ’s doors open.

    Happy Blog Anniversary!

  12. Natalie says:

    Congratulations, and happy blogoversary! You are such a welcome addition to my daily (or weekly or biweekly) reading list. Thanks for all your wonderful posts. Cheers!

  13. Djinn says:

    Congratulation!!!!! 1 year!!!!! I still remember when you started this blog. And your passion for the blog haven’t changed a bit. Proud of you. You should make anniversary video sniff. Lol. Jin. Xxxx

  14. brie says:

    Happy Birthday to you! Looking forward to the next year of reviews and fun on APJ!

  15. Amer says:

    I love my cheapies! I don’t always admit it but I do and they so often are compliment fetchers. For a sensational uber-masculin CHEAP fougere try Equateur by Bourjois. It has never failed me. The way it lingers on the bedsheets the next day is the best thing about it. I am telling you it is like a djinni, working its magic for you even when you are gone.

    So there is my secret, now I’ll have to kill ya all

  16. Happy One Year Anniversary to everyone at Australian Perfume Junkies! Here is a glass of bubbly raised to you! To many more fragrant years!

  17. Dionne says:

    Getting some back-reading done, and couldn’t pass this post by without a massive congratulations/thanks for incuding me/holy-cow-379-posts? Portia, you are a blast and a lovely soul. Mwaah!

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