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Friday market dumplings.
These alone were worth the trip up.

Hubba and Drayden-Reid.

I lived a luxurious life once ... because I could. I had a husband who adored me and rewarded me with materialistic happiness. It wasn't a bad thing. It bought me back to earth when he couldn't work anymore because of his illness, hence voiding the wake-up call when he died.

From that luxury came a fragrance habit. I love a good perfume and there aren't many out there that I actually like. I have a different perfume for every day over the period of 14 days. For example, Monday is Mariah Carey day. Tuesday is Echo by Davidoff. Wednesday is Cashmere by DKNY .. Sunday day 14 is Crystal Noir by Versace. Some of these perfumes I traded for web design a few years ago for a NZ fragrance website I worked on.

Low maintenance has bought an appreciation of imitation perfumes.
Apple Love is an imitation of  Twlights Forbidden Fruit perfume, which I'm pretty sure Twilight ripped off from Nina Ricci's Nina perfume.
Apple Love smells better than the real deal.
$6.

Flower of Love imitates Flowerbomb by Viktor and Rolf.
It smells sweeter than Flowerbomb, but Flowerbomb's scent lasts longer.
$6.

Pink Party is a frugal mans version of Paris Hiltons for Her.
Only got this one because my Paris Hilton is aging and is beginning to smell chemical-like.
$8.

It's a good day when you go to Countdown to buy Richie McCaw bottled water and come home with 3 bottles of perfume from a neighouring Asian shop that oversells cell batteries.
God Bless thirfty Auckland bargain shops.

My most favourite perfume is Tuscany per Donna by Estee Lauder. I haven't had the scent for years, but it reminds me of my childhood. I remember finding an empty perfume bottle in an op shop when I was 7 and bought it for 20 cents. I'll find it again one day, but I have not sniffed out an imitation version yet.

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