Hey there APJ Crew,
This week has been full on. Every day has been filled with friends and fragrance. We’ve had guests to stay, guests to eat, guests to work. It’s Mardi Gras season, Winter Olympics and Lunar New Year. In between I’ve managed to get some serious TV time watching GRIMM.
Scent Diary: 12.2 – 18.2.2018
Was up VERY late watching Grimm on Netflix. I knew I had to hit the hay because the birds had started singing.
Woken at 7am by the new Apartment Intercom Installer, followed quickly by the annual Fire Alarm Health Check guys.
Jin cooked us brunch.
We wanted to go see Kath’s Mum & Dad. Jin fixed the screen door while I splashed around in the swimming pool. Then we went and chatted to Mum & Dad for a while. It was a nice way to spend the early afternoon. Mum looks much better and was her usual lovely smiling self. There was a special bowl of Lindt chocolates, be rude not to really.
Once we got back I took the dogs for a wee. Hardly walked 300m but came home sweating like a farm hand.
It’s Pierre Guillaume’s birthday today so I’m sitting here in a cloud of Parfumerie Generale’s Indochine. Bloody good stuff.
Tonight for dinner I cooked Sea Shanties, MoMos, Chips and Salad (it was the last of our lettuce). Very simple remembering my Mum food with added Momos for Jin. Not the healthiest meal but it was yummy.
Up early to finish the Trivia Q&A. Then did some blogging. My morning spritz was Cartier Baiser Volé. I was looking for my Cartier hours II but this jumped into my hand.
Fed and walked the dogs and then Scott arrived. We worked hard and I was sweating the most ridiculous amounts so we put the AC on. While he was here I kept spritzing myself with Jacomo Silences PdT because its dry cool waft was the only thing stopping me combusting.
My Aunty Tracey sent a postcard that arrived today. I bloody LOVE getting them from anywhere in the world.
Bathed in B&BW Rainkissed Leaves and took this heavenly shot of my bubbly legs. New filter found on the phone.
Super spritzed my decant of Noorah by Bulgari. It’s nice enough, smells pretty but sinks into my skin within 15 minutes leaving only the faintest amber/woods/resinous glow behind. Not awful but maybe just doesn’t like my skin.
Work was fun tonight. I meant to take a pic because my make up was beautiful but totally forgot.
Now I’m back off to watch GRIMM>
SOTBed: Hiram Green Slowdive. A mildly urinous honeyed white floral that ends up sweetly resinous and animal. I think the 10ml will not be enough. Yes, that is perfume ALL OVER my desk.
OMG! It’s too hot to function today. Even walking the dog up the block and back had me sweating like a farm hand.
Wearing Mugler Kryptomint for its cool rush opening and patchouli rock candy dry down. Freaky damn shit. LOVE IT!
Scott came over and we Spring Cleaned the place in anticipation of our guests arrival this evening. Windows, walls, carpet, couch, dusting, polishing, bathrooms and beds all cleaned to a high shine. I sweated so much my shirt was wringable, we both did. If you ever come to our home please don’t expect it to be as clean as this.
Mazz and her girlfriend Debbie arrived and we all had the lavish Chinese Take Away with Australian Sparkling Shiraz. It was a lovely evening. Jin had to hit the hay because he’s working tomorrow at 4am and the girls were bushed after their travels from the UK via Singapore.
I’m going to grab some water and watch more GRIMM.
SOTBed: Sweaty old fat boy in Sydney summer. VERY niche. Added a large amount of Guerlain Shalimar EdP over the top of that and it’s working fine. MMMM extra animalics.
My head went funny tonight, a black dog spot. No rhyme or reason. I felt myself spiralling into a pit. More Shalimar, cuppa and sleep.
WOW! I must have been tired. Woke up to the smell of our guests cooking eggs and toast at about 7am. It was the perfect wake up. Who can have the black dog hanging over their head when such company is in town? Not me. We sat around drinking coffee and chatting till about 10am. Stories, catch ups, people and places. Having lived with Mazz for a few years in our late teens there is always a wealth of history to be sifted and remembered. Perfect morning.
Vintage Miss Dior EdC.
Had a bath. Not a luxuriating bath, a clean the stench of sweaty summer man off bath.
Watched more GRIMM.
Reheated Chinese for lunch.
Had a nap.
Jin came home totally tuckered out. We walked the dogs, had dinner & he went to bed early. I waited up for the girls to get home. They were so tired they showered and slept.
SOTBed: Bogue OE
Cacharel Liberté this morning. It’s like a chemical meltdown in an orange juice factory. Bloody ripper stuff.
Made us all left over Chinese Cabbage Scrambled Eggs & Toast, the girls had Baked Beans and I had Bacon as our sides. Percolated us some coffee and we sat down to chatter, plan, reminisce and laugh.
The Harley Davidson guy came to pick up Jin’s bike. He had it in for service and since then the battery light has been on. Great service, they come to your house, collect the bike and then take it to the service place. Guy was sweet.
Mazz and Debbie left around midday and I lay down with Paris on a blanket on the couch for a GRIMM binge. SO GOOD!
I’m up again to make coffee and stretch my legs, thinking I need a spritz that is sweet and marshmallowy. Guerlain Cuir Beluga sprang to mind, and then hand. Good choice. I’m cocooned in sweet, fluffiness.
Met Jin after his work up at the centre of Parramatta where we wandered the Lunar New Year Celebrations. So many people, lights, colours and smells. There were shows running on stages and in the crowds. Overwhelming to be honest.
We ran away and had Sushi Train as a belated Valentine’s Day celebration. That was so nice and we chattered amiably and made plans for stuff. Pretty poor effort on the eating though.
Sat up late watching GRIMM
SOTBed: Creed Iris Tubereuse.
Jin and I went for waxing today. Jin goes Hollywood and I go Brazil. Too much information? Nope, TMI would be video.
Still wearing Creed Iris Tubereuse
Lunch with Stevie, Hyun, Jin and I. We chatted and drank and ate. Very nice catch up.
Then Hyun and I hit the couch to watch the first 4 episodes of Sense8, which she’d not seen before. So good. I’m enjoying it even more second time.
After Hyun left I blogged, walked dogs and watched more GRIMM. Seriously addicted.
SOTBed: Guerlain L’Homme Ideal Cologne
Woke up with the hearty desire to wear CHANEL No 5. So got out an old bakelite cased EdT and went a little spritz crazy. Good choice. Why don’t I wear it more often?
In the USA they’ve had another school shooting. FFS AMERICA! If you spent a fraction of the money creating Real Gun Controls as you do on anti-terrorism there would be zero shootings. Thousands more of your people are killed from guns within your country every single year than from terrorism. From WKRG: ‘While some of the incidents reported as school shootings this year by Everytown are questionable, the group tells the Washington Post their criteria is ‘crystal clear’ in that “every time a gun is discharged on school grounds it shatters the sense of safety for students, parents and the community.”‘
Jin and I watched some Winter Olympics and GRIMM together. He’s on nights so once he gets home he sleeps till about 11am then eats, watches TV and has a couple of hours lazing. At 2pm he’s back to bed till 5pm, gone by 5.10pm
Tonight for work I wanted something a little glamorous and over the top. Not pretty but interesting and powerful. Juliette Has A Gun Midnight Oud. Rose/Saffron/Oud with a leathery woods dry down. A little rough and ready but legendary performance, both projection and longevity. Can’t believe it’s been around since 2009.
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