Girls Just Want to Have Fun!

By Asali

It is my pleasure to invite you to a 4 day birthday-perfume-blogger-bash.

I hadn’t known Ines for long, before I realised that our birthdays were only one day apart, and when Undina wrote her story about finding a Guerlain in Las Vegas , I realised that her birthday had to be close to mine and Ines’. I thought that this would be an ideal opportunity for a 4 day long birthday-celebration. And luckily both Ines and Undina agreed.

As a child I loved the excitement of birthdays, the presents, the cake, the guests and all the surprisesAquarius4 the day consisted of. I am aware that I probably kept this excitement a great deal longer than most of my friends. One thing about becoming an adult was realising that if one wanted a birthday party, one would have to make the party and arrange the surprises if there were to be any. Celebrating one self, seemed such a hard thing to do, and has made me hesitant of any bigger celebrations over the last many years. However Feb 9th 2013 is the date where finally I will have finished a lot of things which have burdened me over the last year; I’ve sold my old flat, moved out, I managed to find a new flat (although it won’t be mine till later in the year), I will have finished an exam, for which I definitely did not have enough time or energy to study, and I will finally be able to find more time for the things that matter and things that make me happy. So this year, on my birthday, I will not be shy of celebrating, I’m determined to have as much fun as possible. So why not also celebrate with you here?

Of course this should be about perfume too, so here come the scents of my birthday 2013.

It will most definitely start with the smell of freshly ground coffee, shortly followed by a cup of the hot drink itself, and a croissant. Hopefully I’ll wake up and smell the coffee…

I was planning to wear something light during the day, so that I can wear something different for the evening. Light in all ways; light-hearted, easy-going and a bit fleeting. I am thinking the new L’Heure de Nuit; because it’s L’Heure Bleue without the melancholia, and for this occasion that’s just perfect. It’s elegant and a bit cheeky, but only slightly so. Despite the name, I think of this for daytime wear and when it will have evaporated I’ll wear my evening perfume.

I plan for there to be enough champagne for the evening – I haven’t thought of much else, just as long as there is enough champagne; and to match that, I’ll wear some happy-bubbly, sparkly, head-high- stilettos on – Arpège. My bottles are well packed away (and alas the purple peep-toe stilettos too), but I do have a sample of the Eau de Arpège, and I plan to spend it all.

No birthday is complete without gifts and wishes, so here they are:

My perfumed gift that I’ll grant myself (sooner or later, it’s been on the list for long enough) MDCI Promesse de L’Aube.

My birthday perfume-wishes include (I’m being adult and restraining myself here, pretending to be a person of measure): Vintage L’Heure Bleue parfum and Puredistance Opardu.

Please spend my birthday with great enjoyment. See you tomorrow.


A big thank you to Valerie Rodriguez for creating the wonderful pics for us to have for this perfume bash. 🙂

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17 thoughts on “Girls Just Want to Have Fun!

  1. Olfactoria February 9, 2013 at 16:08 Reply

    What a lovely party! Happy Birthday, Asali! I’ll drink some champagne tonight in your honor and I’ll wear some Opardu.
    Have a wonderful day! xoxo


    • Asali February 10, 2013 at 11:56 Reply

      Thank you dear O, I did have a great day. I hope you enjoyed the Champagne, and the Opardu.


  2. Suzanne February 9, 2013 at 17:20 Reply

    Happy Birthday, Asali!! I just discussed your birthday with Ines a couple days ago, so even if you hadn’t celebrated it in this lovely post I would have been along to wish you all the best. The birthday you have planned out sounds absolutely perfect. If I could fly to Copenhagen and serve you up one of those divine salads with foie gras like we had in Paris, then that would be my contribution. (And I’m sure Mark would make you croissants: he became quite expert at it for awhile.) At any rate, here’s hoping your day is wonderful beyond measure, full of wonderful smells, tastes, sounds .. and lots of champagne! Much love. ❤ ❤


    • Asali February 10, 2013 at 12:01 Reply

      Dear Suzanne, I certainly hope on another occasion/ birthday, you and Mark *will* show up and (apart from your wonderful company) make the foie gras salad and croissants come true, and wasn’t there something about macaroons as well, just asking 😉
      There was definitely loads of Champagne, and it was an amazing day, thank you


  3. Kafkaesque February 9, 2013 at 21:43 Reply

    Happy Birthday! I hope it’s a lovely day. 🙂


    • Asali February 10, 2013 at 12:02 Reply

      Dear K, thank you for showing up at the party and making it extra special 🙂


  4. Undina February 9, 2013 at 22:08 Reply

    Dear Asali,

    Happy Birthday to you! I hope everything will be/is going even better than you planned.

    I was wondering about a croissant: was it a store-bought, pre-made at home or one of those frozen packs that you bake before eating?


    • Asali February 10, 2013 at 12:06 Reply

      Dear Undina, thank you very much- even better than planned. I was woken up by 5 friends three of them playing a really odd combination of instruments (tuba, trombone and recorder (flute))-so much fun.
      The croissants were not frozen, but premade ones, I don’t know if you have them in the US, like the dough is in a paper-tin, and then you make them?


  5. australianperfumejunkies February 10, 2013 at 01:59 Reply

    Happy Birthday!! I hope even the bits you didn’t wish for are excellent.
    Portia xxx


    • Asali February 10, 2013 at 12:07 Reply

      Dear Portia, Thank you very much, yes the things I didn’t plan, were indeed even more excellent. I had a great day:-)


  6. Vanessa February 10, 2013 at 02:53 Reply

    Happy Birthday, Asali! I hope you have had a great day – there’s been a fair bit of upheaval in your life lately with the move, but it is good news that your new home is in sight.

    I have been celebrating a clutch of friends’ birthdays in my offline circle this week – funny how you get clusters of people around the same time. It’s the May Day factor maybe!


    • Asali February 10, 2013 at 12:11 Reply

      Dear Vanessa, thank you very much, Yes, I believe that finally there will be more time for good things, which of course will give more of a shield when facing things that are less easy:-) And I sure am looking forward to getting into my new flat. The fact that it’s there, makes the wait easy.


  7. Ines February 10, 2013 at 13:45 Reply

    Dear Asali, thank you for celebrating your birthday on my blog too! 🙂
    Off to have some champagne now. 😉


    • Asali February 11, 2013 at 11:21 Reply

      I hope you had a great day, and *skål* in champagne 🙂


  8. Natalie February 11, 2013 at 05:09 Reply

    Happy belated birthday to you! What fun that all your birthdays are so close to one another!


    • Asali February 11, 2013 at 11:45 Reply

      Dear Natalie, yes, isn’t it? Thank you very much for your wishes.


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