My Fragrant Saigon – Vietnam Blog 1

Hello natural beauties for the next month I’ll be blogging from my phone while I travel Vietnam. Please forgive any typos or mistakes as it’s slightly more difficult doing this from a little device than it is from laptop. I’ll be searching for some fragrant moments for you and here is what I’ve found on my first few days …


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The most aromatic moment so far has to be the Vietnamese coffee.  The robusta bean is mostly used which is more bitter than the arabica. Coffee culture is a serious thing here and being a diabetic vegan I have to drink it black without sugar – on ice! Iced coffee and iced tea are what most of the locals drink and I’m down with that because it’s soooooo hot! I’m surprised how much I love it!


Ca phe den da (iced black coffee) 


So many beautiful teas – literally dried flowers at the Ben Thanh Market






A little star jasmine flower on the streets of Saigon


A Vietnamese orange – the rind smells like a mix of mandarin and orange and the  fruit has a mild mandarin flavour.



Incense at the Buddhist Jade Pagoda was absolutely divine



Fragrant Lilies at the jade pagoda 



And finally a trip to Villa Royale Antiques and Tea Room for a fragrant jug of Iced Sillver Moon (peach) tea


I’ve loved my first few days in Vietnam in the beautiful city of Saigon.

Stay tuned for the next episode where I’ll be posting pics from the Mekong Delta and the beachy Nha Trang.

 

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Pics from the Botanical Perfume Expo in Sydney

Hi natural beauties! Here are a few pics from our event on Sunday that saw four Australian botanical perfumers come together to show our wares, and talk to natural scent lovers and perfume enthusiasts. I was so busy all day I only managed a few pics and here they are:

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My friends Kath and Portia with their smiles and gift bags. Portia has been a great support to me personally and to the expo. He wrangles quite a few writers on his blog Australian Perfume Junkies which is not only informative, but there are always lots of giveaways too. Hop over and check it out!

Friends and happy perfumistas

Friends and happy perfumistas

 

Me at my stand

Me at my stand

Me at my stand

 

A dandy visitor from 18th century England, Lord Fop, with roses on the Aromatique Essentials stand

Lord Fop with roses

Lord Fop with roses

 

 

Chocolate brownies for all our guests!

Kitchen Green GF chocolate brownies

Kitchen Green GF chocolate brownies

 

Pearl Purfumery

Pearl Perfumery's lovely decorative testers

Pearl Perfumery’s lovely decorative testers

 

 

Temp L Dor

Temp L Dor

Temp L Dor’s gorgeous rustic styling 

 

 

bliss – one of my perfumes – a rose perfume with ylang ylang and patchouli (sorry online shop isn’t ready yet)

bliss - one of my perfumes

bliss – one of my perfumes

 

 

Rebekah, one of our beautiful volunteers, we couldn’t have done it without all of and your wonderful energy, thanks!

Rebekah serving tea

Rebekah serving tea

 

It was a fun day made especially lovely by everyone who came to visit us!

Thanks

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