Sydney Opera House; Jasmine Awards; Fragrance Foundation; Nikki Parkinson

Styling You wins a Jasmine Award for Best Blog Post

Nikki Parkinson Beauty, Life 54 Comments

I’m sitting at Sydney Airport. (I actually love airports. Do you?)

While waiting for my flight, I thought I’d pop up a quick blog post to let you know my fun news.

This morning I walked into a beautiful flower-filled room on Sydney Harbour for the annual Jasmine Awards, hosted by The Fragrance Foundation in celebration of feature stories and online posts written about fragrances.

Sydney Opera House; Jasmine Awards; Fragrance Foundation

Look at that view!

I was the “tourist” from Queensland out on the balcony taking photos of the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.

The cream of Australia’s beauty journalists were in the room – not surprisingly they collectively have THE best skin in the business. Just beautiful.

Channel TEN’s Natarsha Belling hosted and opened proceedings by revealing that there had been about 1200 NEW fragrances released in the past 12 months alone. Fragrance guru Michael Edwards lists 12,500 in his book, Fragrances of the World. WOW! There’s seemingly no reason to be in a fragrance rut is there?

Yes, fragrances are BIG business – because at the heart of a fragrance choice are emotions and memories. Things that connect us … and make us feel a little bit special.

I wrote this post just before Christmas last year – a time when we’re often thinking about putting in an “order” for a new fragrance.

I thank each and every one of you who read it, commented on the post or left a Tweet or Facebook post …

Sydney Opera House; Jasmine Awards; Fragrance Foundation; Nikki Parkinson

Straight to the pool room?

Olivia Mackinnon, Alex Noonan, Katrina Lawrence, Sigourney Cantelo, Nikki Parkinson

Jasmin Award winners 2012: from left, Olivia Mackinnon, Beauty Heaven; Alex Noonan, Marie Claire; Katrina Lawrence, Madison; Sigourney Cantelo, Vogue … and me!

Jasmin Award winners 2012: from left, Olivia Mackinnon, Beauty Heaven; Alex Noonan, Marie Claire; Katrina Lawrence, Madison; Sigourney Cantelo, Vogue ... and me! Photo: Liz Giacco, Beauty Directory

And from a different angle … Photo: Liz Giacco, Beauty Directory

Because it helped me to win Best Blog Post for the second year in a row. Double WOW … It’s not too early for champers, is it?!

More photos from the event (you have to check out the flowers!)

 

Comments 54

  1. Congrats Nikki – well done on seriously kicking some great goals – love reading your posts xx ps – never too early for a bubbles!!

  2. Congrats Niki! I remember reading that post last year, very well deserved it was a simple and beautiful post! xx

  3. Congratulations Nikki, the award could not have gone to a nicer  Person(blogger) and you look lovely in your new blue kaftan top .
    Never too early for champers ,especially when you have a good reason,Enjoy !!!

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