Hi there Perfume Junkies,
This week has been humid, close to Equatorially humid. I love the warmth and sunshine but find the humidity hard to deal with, especially in Drag. My whole body feels like it should be rippling up with water logged-ness. There has been loads of couch time under the fan, sitting still, drinking water and tea. Mostly my fragrance choices have reflected the heat but a couple have embraced it. There have been a few catch ups, some yummy food and a bunch of fabulous scent too..
Scent Diary: 22.1 – 28.1.2018
Up quite early to get the dogs fed & walked. The heat, even at 8am is stifling here today with very high humidity. Walking in it was lovely, it really feels like summer.
Straight into the bath because I’ve got to see my dentist this morning. Now wearing oodles of Guerlain Neroli Outrenoir from a decant. So good in this weather, white flowers, tea, smoke and some twigginess. Interesting and cooling.
This is how Sydney city looked today in the bit I was in . You can see the old Hospital, the Mint, a particularly constipated statue of Queen Victoria and Hyde Park.
Dr Ryan and I have been friends for decades. He is the best dentist and I travel into Macquarie St to have my gums & teeth cared for four times a year. My mad lifestyle from 14-40 has definitely taken its toll tooth & gum wise and he is the only man I trust in there. Doesn’t hurt that he is a diamond class spunk, the thumbs up guy. They’re both pretty gorgeous.
After my teeth I got a call from Phil, whose Mum died last week, he was finishing up in town so we met and I drove him home on my way to my home.
Spent the afternoon organising my Trivia gig tonight.
Divine EdP tonight. I feel the need for an old school fragrance that zings and smoulders.
EXCELLENT gig. Had a freaking ball.
Home to write Trivia Q&A
2am DONE! Triple spritz of Guerlain Shalimar EdP to celebrate!
Scotty and I did the office work today and had delicious sandwiches for lunch at the cafe nearby. It’s so warm my head found it hard to focus. Did get a Christmas Card though, our AusPost takes time.
After he left I had a nap under the fan.
To work tonight I wanted to smell unbelievably gorgeous and to swim with the heat. I don’t get it out often but it was definitely a Rochas Byzance kinda night. It was freaking STELLAR! So many happy memories of my sister and Mum wearing this for a few years.
SOTBed Grandiflora Madagascan Jasmine. WOW! I forget how over the top this baby is. It smells like the most intense cross between Jasmine and Murray and is unbelievably intoxicating. So rich and fatty.
LAZY DAY! Wearing Mugler A*Men Kryptomint. Chewy mint over the Angel base. Freaky and fabulous for a steamy summer day where I plan to do absolutely nothing.
Jin is on nights currently so we spent a happy couple of hours with the AC on dry mode watching the Australian Open Tennis. Chung is the first South Korean player to make it to the Quarter Finals of a Grand Slam. Serious excitement around here. That last set was absolutely fabulous and now Chung (pronounce djoung) is the first through to a Semi-Final. We were shouting and laughing at the TV like idiots, so fun.
It’s about 7.30pm now and I’m about to take the dogs for their wee. Feeling the need to spritz something new and wanting to stay in the patchouli family it’s CHANEL Coromandel EdT.
Cleaned up my jewellery drawer and make up tray this afternoon. They were both really messy and I needed to remember all the jewellery I have so some neglected stuff can get a wear. 2 very happy hours went by in the blink of an eye.
Spent the evening on the couch watching Heroes. Had Jin’s leftover Kentucky Fried Chicken for dinner and was in bed quite early.
Thursday dawns warm & muggy. It’s overcast though so I took the chance of a cooler walk with the dogs. We walked about 1.5km around our area and they loved it.
Wearing Cartier Baiser Volé, the original one. It’s a cool, wet lily with a hint of vase water and tomato leaves. Very refreshing in the muggy heat. Rather than fine fragrance it smells like the entrance to a five star hotel in Singapore. That’s not a complaint, I really like it.
Off to meet my friend Linda for a cuppa around the corner. It was so good to sit & chatter away an hour or so.
Then I went to Lunch with BFF Kath and wandered the shops for a while. Spritzed the CHANEL Bois des Iles EdP on my arm and sniffed while I chugged along. Funnily I kept thinking I could smell someone wearing Samsara and then realised it was the CHANEL.
Home with a very sleepy Jin for a while then he went to work.
I went to town to teach a mate of mine how to do a turn. He asked for a pirouette but he wanted to be able to turn without feeling nausea while he does Flag Dancing. It’s a beautiful remnant of the 1970s disco era where you have a piece of fabric in each hand and swirl them in beautiful patterns. Sounds awful but it is magical if you get a talented operator. Gareth is amazing at it but is not trained to do anything except walk while Flagging. He is trying to add an extra layer to it.
He is also a fabulous artist and I bought this sketch from him. Not my hand sadly. In the next few months Gareth has two exhibitions of his work coming up and a bunch of creations for the 40th Anniversary Sydney Mardi Gras Festival. He’s a total cool kid.
Got home and spent the next few hours making Beef, Barley & Vegetable Soup exactly like my Mum used to make. You have NO IDEA how happy it makes me to have a big container of out in the fridge. There’s my meals sorted for the next 5 days.
SOTBed: Evocative Perfumes Imogen. Refund it while going through my travel bottle box. Imagine if Shalimar had been created by and Indie perfumer in the 21st century? This is what it would smell like. Not a Shalimar dupe but an oriental perfume that would fit a modern young persons mindset, and mine.
Australia Day? Invasion Day? I really wish they’d change the date. It’s a shame to throw it in the faces of the original inhabitants of our beautiful country each year. I’d like it if we could make Jan 26 a day of remembrance for what has gone before and Jan 27 a day of celebration for the nation we are becoming, or make the LANDING day of Captain Cook at Sydney’s Botany Bay around Jan 20 the day to celebrate. The 26 January public holiday was only declared in 1994 and it is NOT the day Cook landed but the raising of the Union Jack in Sydney Cove and the official declaration of British sovereignty.
So, in consequence, I don’t celebrate but hope that everyone who did had a safe and fun time.
This morning I spritzed some Burberry Brit EdT and Parfum and LOVED it.
Jin and I slobbed around the house then he went out to visit a work mate who has had to be placed in a mental health facility.
While he was gone I vacuumed and dusted, cleaned my bathroom and did some washing. By the time he got home this place was spotless. I love that feeling. Burned some incense to get rid of the bad juju and had a cuppa.
Watched the Federer/Chung Australian Open Tennis game. What a disappointment. Jin is devastated.
My mate Phil came over for tea, cake and biscuits. He is the best company, I love him so much.
Played on the computer, cuddled the puppies. LAZY, lovely day.
SOTBed: Guerlain L’Homme Ideal Cologne. Perfect heat beater.
Woke up and gave myself a few spritzes of Guerlain Mitsouko EdT.
Jin and I had a daytime Barefoot Investor Date Night today. It was all about Superannuation and Jin’s checked out to be A OK. I don’t really have Super but the little I have serendipitously ends up being with the best of the best, very cool.
We spent the day hiding from the heat in the house watching TV. A/C on Dry Mode.
Our girlfriend Hyeon came for dinner tonight. We sat around chatting and laughing for HOURS! We had my soup and buttered toast for dinner. Drinking Mojitos made by Jin and the Proseco and lastly a sweet Moscato. I so rarely drink because as a youth I would get aggressive and un-fun but that didn’t happen tonight, it was jolly. Sorry I forgot to take a photo. We were all quite boozy by the time Hyeon left.
SOTBed: Vero Profumo Onda from a decant found in my box. Today it smells like smoky citrus and homered mint. Working beautifully in the heat.
Well, I slept like the dead. No recollection of my head hitting the pillow. Must have drink some water though because I woke up without the dry mouthed drinkers morning or the headache. Though I have no memory of it the dishwasher was packed and run, the dogs put out for the night and I found myself waking in there spare room with the fan on me.
I’m perfume blogging today so there will be a few fragrances through the morning.
After my bath I drenched myself in vintage Nina Ricci Nina and got a few very nice compliments tonight at trivia.
Tonight at Austral Bowling Club the $1000 JACKPOT went off. Winners are grinners and the Sluts United team were very excited.
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