Hey there APJ Crew,
WOO HOO! Aunty Tracey came down from Cairns for the week. We hardly had a moment to breathe running hither & thither. LOADS of fragrance, food and fun all smoothed into a week.
Scent Diary: 12.3 – 18.3.2018
AAAARGHHH! Just after 1am and I’ve finished Jessica Jones Season Two. If you’re watching it there are two boring eps in the middle, soldier on.
Up and walked the dogs through a beautiful, sunlit, coolish morning. It was a long amble and they loved it.
Wearing Niki de Saint Phalle EdT.
Put a load of washing on. Vacuumed and dusted the house.
Dropped off my mate Wendy’s computer and a small amount of Jin’s Roast Pork & Crackling for her lunch.
Popped in to see Kath’s Mum & Dad, also taking them a small amount of Jin’s Roast Pork & Crackling for their lunch.
Did some Grocery Shopping.
Home to unpack, dry and hang the darks. Put on the pinks. Cleaned my bathroom.
Took the car up to the mechanic for its Rego Check.
Hung the pinks on the washing line.
Had a cuppa and a sandwich while watching the TV News.
Organising TRIVIA Jackpot & Runs so tonight all I have to do is write Q&A.
Jin came home, we had McDonalds for dinner because really we are 12 year old boys.
It’s 1am and I’m finished my TRIVIA Q&A. Woo Hoo. Sending it out to the beautiful crew and then I’m done for Monday.
SOTBed: Christian Dior Tendre Poison. So many of my frag friends love this, and it is quite nice, but I bought it for my mate Alice and she’s DEFINITELY getting it.
Scott came today and we Office Worked. Ran around Parramatta getting stuff done.
Tonight I wore Tauer Perfumes Pentachord Auburn. It was big and lavish and overblown, I revelled in it. Freaky gorgeous at its best.
Aunty Tracey arrived for a 5 day stay. She came to trivia tonight. It was a super fun night.
SOTBed: Givenchy Amarige. RIP Hubert de Givenchy
3am OK, I’ve started watching Altered Carbon. Not quite sure how much I like it yet. Watched two episodes and mainly slept through the third. I’ll come back & watch some more tomorrow.
SO ready for bed ZZZZZZ
I’m not sure exactly what’s going on but a bunch of people are being redirected from APJ to an Asian Sale Site. We are working on finding the cause and getting back to regular transmission.
Got up, walked the dogs with Aunt Tracey. Perfect autumn morning. Cool and sunlit.
We came home and I made us bacon, eggs and toast. Like a deep pan omelette with cheese, onion, parsley, milk and mixed herbs. It was really yum. Jin ate the rest of the eggs when he got up.
Guerlain Mitsouko EdT today. Just one spritz to keep me fragrant until we get to more perfume.
Aunty Tracey and I are going to town.
Well, I have been given some Gift Cards for David Jones and I wanted to buy a shaving brush with my money because mine is falling apart after 5-6 years of constant use. Bloody hell! It was like finding a needle in a haystack. We found the LAST shaving brush and it turned out to be a Bottega Veneta Shaving Brush. I bought it but now I’m suffering buyers remorse and will take it back. TOO expensive.
Here is my go-to SA in the David Jones City Store Beauty Department. I do know but can’t remember his bloody name. Isn’t he a cutie?
Libertine Parfumerie and Agency de Parfum brought David the CD from P Frapin & Cie out from Paris to introduce the two new fragrances from the house, Isle of Man and Laskarina. He is a very handsome, smoothy. Funny and passionate, he had the room from the very get go.
Jin went to work so I cooked up some Beef Wellington with Roast Potato, Pumpkin and Onion for Aunty Tracey and Me. Bloody delicious.
There was 3/4 of a Jap Pumpkin left so I spent the rest of the evening making Pumpkin Soup. There’s enough here for me, with extra for Wendy and Kath’s Mum & Dad. YAY!
Beautiful morning walk with dogs and Tracey
Teo Cabanel Alahine. A warm, white floral vanilla. Like wearing a pastel batik silk scarf of fragrance.
Belinda is looking into the APJ redirection drama. We still aren’t sure how it’s being done or why. I won’t lie, it is freaking me out big time. Our daily views have dropped by over a third. One of our regulars got in touch with Apple and they say this happens quite regularly once a website gets to a certain size.
Went and had lunch with the Aunties today at Aunty Anne’s house. Aunty Judy and Tracey were both there and we ate, laughed, pored over old photos and reminisced. Some hours are golden and will make me smile long after they happened. Aunty Tracey has her eyes closed but you’ll be seeing some better ones of her so I wanted the others to look their best.
Dinner with Jin, Aunty Tracey, Alice, Matt and soon to be leaving Australia Ray, Jin’s best Korean friend. It’s going to be very sad when he goes next week. Jin cut all the vegetables, cooked chicken and pork and we all had Vietnamese Rolls. It’s so fun, healthy (as healthy a you want really) and quick dinner party option and everyone has a ball. Alice took this shot because I was too busy eating.
Tonight watching more Altered Carbon
Midnight Tabu bubble bath, Madonna Truth or Dare Naked lotion, Oroton Cedar Rose. First wear. It should be called Wet Patchouli Rose. Better than I expected by a long shot. I also love the Travel Set presentation case.
Woke up to a cancellation of today’s adventure. BUMMER!
It seems Australian Perfume Junkies has been SEO HACKED. I don’t know exactly what that means but Belinda has brought in a pro to see what he can do. We are working on finding the cause and getting back to regular transmission.
Popped on some Yves Rocher Rose Oud to walk the dogs. I forgot how BIG it is and may have gone a little overboard. Instead of walking the pavements we hit the park because I felt like a scent cloud, he he he.
Lazed around the house with Jin all day. The dogs and he commandeered the couch and lay sprawled in a heap. It was so lovely to see them happy and relaxed.
Tonight Jin is taking Aunty Tracey out for a big seafood dinner at their favourite restaurant. It’s a big deal and they are both super excited. I’m happy, blogging, Altered Carbon, Soup and Napping. HAPPY PORTIA!
Wearing Shakespeare Perfume Hamlet tonight. Oud/Rose/Saffron/Patchouli combo done nicely. I’ll wear this quite a bit. Nothing NEW per se but a comfortable rendition of an old story.
OK, finished Altered Carbon. They have set up the next season admirably. Ate almost the whole pack of the Pulled Pork crisps. YUMMY
SOTBed: Oroton Yuzu Suede. Very pretty cologne style opening with a soft focus suede dry down. Very nice. Not groundbreaking or magnificent but very wearable and nicely done. Good choice if you don’t already have something cologne style or summer citrus. Perfect spritz and go for a non perfumista.
Today is my Mum’s Birthday. We are going to visit her grave today and have a Brandy & Dry. Aunty Tracey, Jin and I. It will be nice.
Woke up this morning and the whole site was down. O M G! You can imagine the cartwheels of terror my mind is doing. Fortunately it came back k online for me a couple of hours later. There is a good guy trying to sort the problem out and I’m taking deep breaths, A LOT! We are still working on finding the cause and getting back to regular transmission.
Spritzed some Annick Goutal Nuit Etoilee for an icy blast of freshness.
Aunty Tracey and I walked the dogs and came home sweating like farm hands. It is warm and muggy outside today.
Jin made us Hot Filled Korean Pancakes for breakfast. Washed down with a gallon of tea and juice. YUMMY!
We went and visited Mum, cleaned up the grave a bit, lit some incense and burned some Hell Bank Dollars, had a Brandy & Dry, sang Happy Birthday and chattered to her a bit. The grave looks beautiful with my other Aunty leaving faux flowers that sit among the Mondo Grass, Succulents and Roses.
Needing a freshen up I went for Guerlain Shalimar Cologne EdT. Very nice.
For lunch Aunty tracey, Jin and I went up to the restaurant we are thinking of having our combined birthday/wedding at. The food was yummy and service good again. It looks like the front contender.
It’s so hot and muggy, and we were so full, we all had a nap. Oh lazy Saturday I love you so.
At around 7PM the good news came through. Australian Perfume Junkies is back up and running free of encumbrances. Hopefully we can stay drama free for a while. PHEW!
Late dinner of Pumpkin Soup was delicious.
Tonight I’m wearing my 15ml Travel of Parfum de Nicolai Fig Tea. Love the dry citrus opening that becomes a black tea infused scentDSH with sweetened figs. Excellent for the heat.
O M G! It’s so freaking hot and sweaty here in Parramatta. I can’t even think. 39C and humid.
Wearing DSH Perfumes Giverny In Bloom to help cool me down. A cool, arctic blast of galbanum with some dry, shady and earthy bells & whistles. The oil is a little more bitter than the EdP but it still smells amazing, love this so much.
It’s Aunty Tracey’s last day and we had the last of my Pumpkin Soup for brunch. Probably not the best choice in this heat but it was bloody delicious.
F**K ME DEAD! At least now I’ll be able to get some work done because she talks non f**king stop and interrupts my thought process while I’m sitting at the computer trying to write. I love her to infinity but really needed to vent. Thanks for listening. Here she is in her usual spot chattering away incessantly while looking up things on the phone. She told me to tell you all that she is a good house guest, well trained. It’s true, she knows most of the rules around here very well. The house always feels so quiet and a little bit empty when she leaves.
Elizabeth Arden Sunflowers bubble bath, Madonna Truth or Dare lotion, L’Artisan Perfumer La Haie Fleurie. I am a softly fragrant white floral extravaganza, tinged with some green. Perfect summer work scent.
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