Hey there APJ,
This week was supposed to be about organising and catching up on life, business and the blog but somewhere along the line it all got turned to fragrance & fun. I do try to focus but some weeks my head is on another planet. Oh well, I smelled freaking fabulous!
Scent Diary: 15.1 – 21.1.2018
SOTBedtime: Annick Goutal Songes.
Woke up and immediately came to the computer to reply to comments. I had been slack while away in Adelaide so there was a 3 hour game of catch up. Thank you to everyone who comments, I love the involvement of our readers and finding out what you are wearing, doing and thinking.
Gave myself an extra healthy spritzing of Guerlain Shalimar Cologne. NOT Shalimar EdC, this is a horse of a different colour. It took me a while to come around to this one but now I like it a lot. It’s not Shalimar but has decided remnants of the pure stuff. An excellent sidestep for summer.
Lunch with my BFF Kath. Great start to the week. We chattered so much I bloody forgot to take a pic.
Went straight from there to collect the dogs back from the trainer. They were pretty happy to see me. I think they are also glad to be in the cool of our balcony as opposed to their stinking hot kennels.
Jin came home this evening and cooked us Beef Bulgogi, it was extra spicy today and came with shallots, onions and rice. Delicious. This photo does not do it justice in any way, shape or form.
Then Trivia Q&A.
For something different I decided to spritz some Neela Vermeire Creations Ashoka tonight, that figgy woods was exactly what I craved.
SHIT! It’s nearly 5am. Finished Trivia Q&A, got some blog edited in and spritzing Niki de Saint Phalle for bed. NIGHT!
Scott is here, we are getting so much office work and perfume sending stuff done. AMAZING! Wearing Oliver & Co Ambergreen. Freaky & Fabulous.
After my bath and getting ready for work Le Galion Sang Blue got the spritzes. Airy lavender and stuff, very old fashioned masculine done in a modern, drier style. I’d love to smell this on a couple of my gal pals. It was perfect for work.
Sadly my face was less than perfect but we had a good time.
Came home and tried to concentrate on blog stuff but couldn’t so I watch San Andreas from 2015 with The Rock and Kylie Minogue. It was a fun disaster romp but kinda terrible. Kylie has a VERY short scene (which she nails).
SOTBed Lolita Lempicka EdP. LOADS of it.
Up early and gave myself a few good spritzes of Guerlain Shalimar EdP to walk the dogs.
I keep thinking about this amazing sculpture/artwork we saw in the South Australia Art Gallery. Something about it moved me but I’m not quite sure what.
Went to town, on the bus and train all I could smell was my gorgeous self and I worried if I may have been TOO fragrant. Had to visit the Accountant to sign off my 2017 stuff. All seems OK for the moment. He’s a good guy and I know he’s working hard to keep it legit. He has the BEST biros for signing your life away.
Came home and had this weird craving for milk. Drank three big glasses before my body was satisfied. Now I’m drinking water to help process it.
Started watching Heroes, the TV series. People had been saying how good it was but I resisted. It IS good. I am hooked.
Quickly rushed to leave in time because I was watching TV so a triple spritz of Atelier Cologne Tobacco Nuit, mainly because it was at hand. Was a perfect accompaniment to the evening.
Dinner with Eve, Lola, Lee and Mum Chaloner over at Queenscliff. Great evening, loads of catching up to do, stories, memories, fun. I was sad to leave and could have stayed all night. There’s no pic because I bloody forgot. Sorry all.
Woke up feeling groggy. Not sure what’s going on but I’m not 100%. Jin brought the dogs in to wake me up. They did NOT want to get back down off the bed once I was up though.
What wear on an off day? Cacharel Liberté is a fun choice. That sizzling orange gave me an excellent boost. What a shame it’s almost impossible to find anymore, I love it so much.
Jin is home today and we pottered around the house. It was a lovely low key hang out day. Heaven.
I did do some blog writing so my arms are a melange of scents now. Quite deliciously fragrant.
Tonight Jin took me out for dinner to a TERRIBLE all-you-can-eat Yum Cha. O M G it was real bottom of the barrel stuff and we had to drive an hour each way, to and from. AWFUL! It’s so rare he makes a bad choice that we laughed it off. Anyway, the reason we made a big fuss about going out was that we are starting The Barefoot Investor together. We opened four of our 5 accounts tonight and as soon as they are up and running we’ll take the next step. We have booked in 5 weekly date nights ahead too.
Watched more Heroes. SO good.
SOTBed: Vintage Nina Ricci Nina
Up early to feed an walk the dogs.
One of my best friends lost his Mum this week. Today is the funeral. Kath and I are going to show support and make sure he knows we are there for him. Having grown out of my suit a couple of years ago it will be dress pants, 1990s Gucci shoes, French cuffed shirt with my Dad’s cufflinks and my Hermès tie. It’s not really up to scratch but I will look nice and respectful. Wore vintage Miss Dior Parfum but should have gone with an incense.
The service was beautiful. I’ve never been to a Lebanese funeral and it was in Arabic but had video screens with the English on it so we could follow. Afterwards the close family went to the interment. When they came back we all were under the church in the cool meeting hall below. First there was a prayer by the priest and the two sons gave a moving speech that had tears running down my face in silent tribute.
Then we ate the most fabulous catered buffet meal. Seriously, it was extravagant in the extreme. It then became chat time so my BFFs friends all sat around him talking about everything, laughing, watching the slide show and generally buoying him up as much as we could. Now the real grieving starts.
Picked Alice up from a minor day surgery and we hung out at our place till Kath arrived and we all had dinner together and sat around the table chatting. The girls didn’t stay very late and after they left Jin and I watched Mazerunner: The Scorch Trials. It was OK, a bit plotless but I liked it well enough.
Lazy sleep in. Jin got up and fed & walked the dogs. Then he brought them in for a wake up call. We lay around the bed for another half hour before I surfaced. Heavenly way to come out of a deep sleep.
TinaG came over for tea and sniffs that ended up being lunch and Mojitos as well. It was wonderful sitting around the table chatting and laughing. Teone Reinthall sent a package for some Giveaways in the near future and we applied Botticelli and Wan Chai; both really lovely, interesting, deep and faceted perfumes. They had real story progression and even an hour after application we were still swooning about them. Being naturals the expectation is to lack of longevity but these two end on and on smelling fabulous.
After lunch Jin handed TinaG and I these Red Velvet Magnum Ice Creams. O M F G! Nearly died, amazing.
Jin and I spent the day hanging out mostly. Watching more of Heroes, eating junk food and drinking bucketloads of tea.
SOTBed: Divine EdP. YUM! From my refillable 30ml Travel spray. So freaking glam.
It’s hot and sweaty here in Parramatta. Dreading becoming a lovely lady tonight, it’s going to be massively uncomfortable.
The dogs loved their morning walk today and I was wearing Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess which was a perfect fit. Creamy white floral coconut and some woods. So tropical.
Saw this today and it struck a chord.
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