Portia & Pals at Perfume Lovers London! – Photo Essay

Having so many dear friends in the perfume community living far away from my home is tough, but tonight most of them were in the same room as me and I couldn’t have been happier if I tried.

Portia of Australian Perfume Junkies was in town to host Perfume Lovers London and so many friends from far and wide turned out to celebrate the fact. It was quite the party 🙂

I’m writing the whole event up for APJ and will let you know when it’s posted, but in the meantime I wanted to share some photos from the evening. Even if you couldn’t be there, I hope you agree it’s nice to see people having fun and communing over a shared love of fragrance.

Oh and of course, Portia was a roaring success!



The start of a stellar evening hosted by Portia Turbo!


Portia, Val the Cookie Queen and Me having way too much fun.


Organiser Lila with Portia in full swing.


Portia and the wonderful Lady Jane Grey.



My great mates, Sabine of Iridescents and Vanessa of Bonkers About Perfume.


The fabulous Nick “Spunk” Gilbert with Portia. 



Antonio Gardoni of Bogue, Me and Portia.


The beautiful Pia of Volatile Fiction with Portia.



Val and Portia’s super cute partner, Jin.



Val’s version of the trademark Portia Turbo pose!




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39 responses to “Portia & Pals at Perfume Lovers London! – Photo Essay

  1. Ingeborg

    Oh, do I get to be the first to comment? It looks like you had a fun and relaxing evening! Green with envy here, but I very mush enjoy the photos. Looking forward to your post on APJ later. Meanagainwhile I am enjoying samples generously sent to me by Val, so say hello to her if you meet her again later in the week.


  2. Sandra

    Wonderful pictures Tara! It looks like you all had a great time and that Portia enjoyed it as well. Tgank you for sharing the photos and I look forward to reading all about it on APJ. Sandra xo

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  3. Lady Jane Grey

    It was an amazing evening, filled with lots of fun and love !!!

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  4. I wish I could be there too! So many wonderful people in one place – I can’t believe you all met there! Thank you for sharing the pictures and I look forward to reading more about the event.

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    • It was really nice to see how many people travelled for the event, from across England and abroad. Portia was really touched.
      Oh my goodness it would have been amazing to have you there.


  5. Oh my goodness… The whole thing looked like such a fabulous evening. A really big congrats to Perfume Lovers London and Portia for such a landmark event!

    Lots of love to everyone. xxx

    I of course wished I was there, but honestly seeing everyone having so much fun just made me so happy. How lucky are we to have such a fab, and international, crew. Love it. 🙂

    xx Tina G


  6. Looks absolutely fantastic. I wish I could have been there! Everyone seems to be having a great time. I’ll be eagerly waiting for your full report on APJ!! 🙂


  7. Lisa Aldred

    Looks like an amazing evening – can’t wait to hear all about it! Great photo’s Ta! xxx


  8. What a great photographs and fantastic evening. Wish I could have been there. Look forward to your post on APJ! Thank you for posting these, Tara. Looks you had a lot of fun 🙂


  9. Anka

    Oops, my comment got lost, I try again:
    Hi Tara,
    First of all: Congratulations on your wonderful blog! The name is perfect and, as a violet lover, I like that the rose in your beautiful banner is purple…
    Oh, and I am still so sad that I couldn’t be with you all yesterday, but you are right, it’s fun watching other people having fun, I am very much looking forward to your review on APJ and MORE PICTURES, hehe.
    Portia looked so hot and now I especially wonder which fragrance she associated with Angela Merkel.
    Have a nice Friday


    • Hi Anka!
      Your first comment on the blog has to wait for moderation so sorry about that.
      Thanks for your kind words, Portia actually helped me with the name.
      Wish you could have been there, Vanessa and I did talk about you.
      It was Black Saffron by Byredo for Angela 🙂


  10. Woo Hoo! Love this photo essay! Thanks Tara. See you soon


  11. Love these pictures Tara, thank you for posting them. Portia looked amazing and had us all in stitches. Can’t wait to read your APJ account. Just to whet your appetite – Angela Merkel had Black Saffron by Byredo.
    Congratulations on the blog by the way Tara, so glad we din’t lose your perfume writing. xx


  12. Ari

    Thank you for giving the Americans a chance to live vicariously through you, Tara! I would give my bottle of Idole EDT to have been there!


  13. Thank you for this photo essay and for yesterday – it was such a lovely evening and I’m so glad Portia came all the way from Australia to bring his sunshine over to us. Had such a great time! ❤


  14. What a fab photo record of a truly memorable night! So many people I am fond of gathered in one place, it was too good an opportunity to miss. And you did a great job getting this post together so fast after the event. My head is still reeling from the excitement and buzz of it all!


  15. Thank you Tara for posting the photos of Portia’s talk in London. You all looked so happy and excited and i was sorry not to be there. It is just lovely to see you all together and cant wait to read more about it all. Perfume friendships are the greatest, even from afar, P x


    • P, perfume friendships really are the greatest and distance makes no difference. I have people I consider pals that I haven’t even met yet!
      Happiness and excitement was the order of the day 🙂


  16. Hi Tara, it sounds like a fab night…AND my favourite star of all time was invoked – Elizabeth Taylor. I imagine an evening in Portia’s company would be a howl.


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