Hey Ho APJ,
The kids are gone home and while I did not cope with having them here I do miss having them around. As always the week is full of friends and fragrance. It has felt pretty low key really but as always a million and one things to do.
Scent Diary: 21.8 – 27.8.2017
Cooked home made hamburgers for all of us as brunch. Jin and the kids slept in till 10am so I got a few precious hours of peace.
We took Sindy to the doctor and the good news is that she is good to travel, ears healed perfectly.
Wearing some Agent Provocateur EdP. Those dirty roses make me smile.
Then we took the kids to Harry’s Cafe de Wheels in Parramatta where they were DISGUSTED at how we serve and eat pies. Potato yes but mushy peas and gravy, BLEAUGH! I’m with them. Give me pie, potato and sauce please.
Went for farewell Korean BarBQ with the kids, Jin, Kath, Alice and Rose. Perfect farewell except after we ate I was being a dickhead and skipping with Daniel when my foot landed on some broken pavement and went over badly. GAK! It’s all wrapped in bandage and Dencorub (heat balm) right now.
2.30am and all the trivia Q&A is done and sent. I didn’t think I was going to get it done before falling asleep. This is a big win for tonight.
Spritzing old export bottle of Serge Lutens Feminite du Bois. So much more ginger than the modern one, and a little darker.
Today I basically slept and recuperated before work.
Wore more Serge Lutens Feminite du Bois to work but no one noticed.
My foot hurts. Diptyque 34 Boulevard Saint Germain today. It’s sunshiny but cool weather and I think 34 BSG a perfect counterpoint.
Wore more of it to have dinner with Wendy and play some Turbo Trivia with April Fools up at Greystanes Hotel.
My foot still hurts but I was able to walk the dogs 4 blocks up and back down the street. It was slow but it felt a lot easier than yesterday. The dogs couldn’t believe how much time they got to sniff everything and were extremely grateful, looking to see if I was OK with them smelling a lamp post for 20 seconds. Though the walk was less km long they both came home completely bushed and went straight to sleep.
Funeral today for the Dad of one of my school years girlfriends. We were partnered for two or three of the middle teen years and I was constantly at their house. It was a Mecca for a small crew of us and I think we will all be there today. So glad to see them but sad for the occasion. I thought Jacomo Silences would be the perfect funeral scent.
Beautiful church service, the readings were particularly well done. Sat in the pew with the crew and got to see most of the family and friends. It was as good as a funeral gets.
Evan came over to sniff fragrances after that. My initial idea was to take him though the DIOR back catalogue. We did those and moved onto other stuff. It was totally fun. He’s good company.
Work was BUSY! So rowdy. We had a ball. Now I’m shattered.
Double spritz of Guerlain Mitsouko EdT and bed. night.
It was supposed to be a day of lunching and sniffing with Tim, Kerri and Michael then off to see the Archibald with Mark but I wasn’t sure my ankle would make it through the day and I don’t want to hurt it again with only a week and a bit till India. So I stayed home and blogged the whole day away. Got 5 posts done! AMAZING!
Jin came home and we went out for Syrian dinner. Kebabs, hummus, garlic sauce, chips and tabouli. It was really yummy and Jin paid, which is always nice. I took him for Messina Ice Cream to say thanks. Poor bastard was up at 3.15am this morning so he hit the hay at 8.30pm.
Walking the dogs was a step;car pleasure tonight. We had to go slowly because of my foot but it mean we could really drink in the scents of night blooming jasmine. The area is swarming with vines over front and side fences and every time I walked past a gust of indolic jasmine would roll over us. Heavenly.
Doused in a sample of Fig Tree by Sonoma Scent Studio tonight. EXCELLENT Fig.
My ankle is starting to feel better. The swelling has decreased quite a bit and I’m walking without strapping. I think another few days and I’ll be happily back in heels and running around like a mad woman again. PHEW!
It’s BFF Kath & my BIL Mark’s birthday so we are going around to Mum & Dads for afternoon tea. I grabbed a Wild Berry Baked Cheesecake to take around and it was a hit. We all had great fun but I forgot to take a photo, SORRY! Loads of laughs and fun.
Wore Eau d’Italie Morn to Dusk and it’s crunchy vanilla caramel was a perfect mixer.
Our long time buddy Glen is going home to Canada to help care for his Mum who is in early stages of Alzheimers. We will miss him terribly. Tonight we all went for a farewell dinner because we can’t make it to his grand farewell party. It was a lovely, bittersweet evening. Kath, Jin and I went along with Glen to the Balkan and the food was fantastic, as always.
Woke up and spritzed Atelier Cologne Tobacco Nuit. Perfect lazy Sunday fragrance, even though my day will not be lazy.
Brunch with some of the girls I grew up with. Bec was my girlfriend for a couple of years, Catriona and her younger sibling were constant mates and we’d all wag school together, Eve you see here regularly. It was Din Tai Fung and catch ups. Conversations across a plethora of topics and a bunch of laughs. How lucky I am. Life would be so much less rich without all these beautiful friends. Really diverse lives lived across the globe so thoughtfully and interestingly yet we come back together and chatter like magpies. It’s as if no time has passed.
Work tonight. Hopefully my leg will be well enough next Tuesday to get back in my high heels, I miss dressing up.
Tonight I wore Aftelier Parfum de Maroc. Spicy swirls around saffron and rose over quite an animalic base. It smells like the dreams of souks.
What about you? How was your week? Do anything interesting, fun or fragrant? Tell us in the comments. We love to read your stuff too.
10 thoughts on “Scent Diary: 21.8 – 27.8.2017”
I love reading your Blogs Portia, love you lots xxx
Was so nice seeing you guys tonight.
Love you too.
I’ve been wearing diptyque 34 a lot this week too. It’s one of my fav frag!
Hope your foot is healed and you’ll be twirling around in no time. As always, I enjoy your weekly diaries.
I can so imagine you rocking 34.
How is Melbourne treating you?
Hope your ankle heals. Or is it ‘heels’ if you ask our dumbass president.
On the mend thanks KateSpritz,
Poor USA. This too shall pass.
I had a gorgeously fragrant surprise experience this weekend. It’s the tail end of the Edinburgh Festival, and my beloved was whisking about trying to see the last of the art festival, and accidentally wandered into the Gorilla Gallery. This was an installation showcasing the new set of Gorilla perfumes–all spinning around stories of what home is, what it means. I made it over there in time, about two hours before it closed up. Phew!
I have a *lot* of love for what Simon Constantine does with these scents–that they all come from stories, and memories, and ideas, and people rather than focus groups and marketing. (And there are a few that I wear frequently, and always surprise me with something new.)
So, to get to explore this was fascinating. (And, it seems like I am a great big softie, because twice the fragrances dropped me straight into surprise weeping, with the depth of the sense memories they unlocked.) And I think this may be his best collection yet–some crowd pleasers, some more challenging fragrances, and some knockout beauties.
(p.s. I hope the healing continues smoothly!)
So lucky to get to the Gorilla Perfume thing in time.
I like their stuff too. Not always me suitable but usually interesting. Yeah, stories make everything more personal.
I hope your heal heels for India…oops.
As always love your weekly post and your fragrant thoughts. Catching up with friends is always a highlight though, isn’t it? My week consisted of work then a three day cruise, which was part relaxing and then party with a group of workmates.
Welcome home. we missed you last night at trivia. It’s always a little less fun without you.
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