Hey there APJ Crew,
This week was low key. I still managed to see some buddies, wear a bunch of perfume and have a good time.
PLUS…… Tara Arrived
Scent Diary: 9.7 – 15.7.2018
Up at sparrow fart to get myself into the Dentist bright and early. As you can see fro the Circular Quay train station view the weather in Sydney is perfect right now.
I was worried because normally I see my Dentist every 3 months but it’s been 6, because it slipped my mind, and the last week I’ve had some bloody gums while brushing. Fortunately things were pretty good. I love visiting Ryan the Dentist, I’ve known him for decades, trust him completely and send anyone looking for a Dentist to him.
Wore Giorgio Armani Prive Cuir Amethyst. Beautiful.
Then caught the train to Rhodes Shopping Mall to go to IKEA. Jin met me for lunch.
We stopped off at BFF Kath’s Mum & Dad’s house to do some small electrical work and a spot of gardening for them.
Came home and both had naps, then I started watching the Twilight films that I’ve not seen before. Jin has scuttled off to Night Shift and I’m about to write TRVIA Q&A.
Trivia Q&A nearly finished but my head is swirling. Going to bed.
SOTBed: Neela Vermeire Creations Ashoka. Love the figgy/woods.
Jumped out of bed, fed and walked the dogs. Finished my TRIVIA Q&A and sent everything to the girls. Printed my own set out and organised it for the week.
I’m sitting here in a cloud of Boucheron EdP in the old bottle. A big assed old white and yellow floral with a hefty base of animal and woodsiness. Heaven.
I thought Scott was supposed to be here for Office Day ay 10am but it’s his week off. So instead of doing my work I bummed around with jin, had some lunch and a nap.
Bath time today was the gorgeous Aromatics Elixir Oil again which bubbles slightly, then same oil used as lotion and fragrance. It’s beautiful, dry and spicy, incredibly warming on this cool winter day. Suddenly I can’t get enough Aromatics Elixir.
We had an excellent night at Parramatta RSL with more than 70 players. A few new teams and the regulars.
Came home, fed and walked the dogs. Bloody Jinx had pissed on the verandah so I did a very rudimentary clean, washing most of it away with the hose. It can wait for the full job till tomorrow.
I’m still quite fragrant from this evening after six hours but I want to add something over the top. DIOR Sakura, bitter cherry, peony and a hint of vanilla floating effortlessly. I have a 5ml decant I’d like to use up before I hit my new 40ml bottle.
Morning came and Jin got home from night shift around 7am. Normally I sleep right through him arriving but today he must have been a bit noisier. I had a cuppa and decided to grab the greyhounds and have a cuddle till 9.30am when I have to feed and walk them. BLISS!
This pic wasn’t taken today but some time last week, how cute are Jin and JinX?
There are guests coming tomorrow so I’m frantically trying to get the house in some kind of order. The last of the perfumes need to be put away from our frag wardrobe cataloguing. The apartment needs to be scrubbed and everything spick & span. I’m wearing Aussie fragrance crew Map of the Heart V4 and loving its milky, spiced coolness. Perfect cleaning accompaniment. Bloody hate the bottle though, bleaugh. I wish they’d done a super expensive limited run of 200 of these bottles and the rest in a simple square glass bottle. I rarely reach for V4 because it’s tucked away in its box in a bigger box because I can’t find anywhere to keep that ghastly bottle.
I get distracted and come back to the computer to answer comments. It’s so exciting having the blog back and I love seeing familiar faces and new chatting up a storm.
Got bored of organising so I grabbed some of Jin’s curry and some mandarins from my friend Rita’s tree and took them up to Wendy, my Wednesday Night Trivia Buddy. She’s under the weather and the BEST remedy on earth is Curry and Mandarins. Seriously. We got to chatter an hour or so away too. Very nice.
Came home and did some desultory cleaning but then I grabbed the dogs and we had a late afternoon nap. During our nap Neela Vermeire called and we chattered away a very happy 40 minutes. I bloody love her, one of my dearest mates. She’s in London dealing with the oncoming Trump invasion.
Fed & walked the dogs and find myself peckish. I think I’ll have some of Jin’s delicious Chicken Curry with Rice. YUMMY!
Tonight while finishing the cleaning I am rocking Diptyque Eau Duelle EdT. It will be my SOTBed too I think.
Jumped out of bed. Looked after the dogs. Spritzed Miller et Bertaux Indian Study Santal +++
Really started cleaning. 2 hours later my girlfriend Sue arrives to teach me how to make Sausage Rolls. A talent heretofore unknown. O M G! So easy!! Bloody delicious. There will be MILLIONS of Sausage Rolls in our future.
Marian and Linda arrived a bit later and we set to on the food they’d brought. Salmon Sandwiches, Egg & Tomato Rolls, Crack Toffee Choc Biscuit Slice and another Slice. Washed down with a lovely sweet bottle of Prosecco, Stove Top Coffee and Tea. Brilliant afternoon.
After we had talked ourselves hoarse I started bringing out perfumes. we had a lovely little sniffy session. The most admired were this lot.
I can’t believe I forgot to take a pic of us all. It was so bloody fun. Here is the aftermath of our afternoon tea. I’m still smiling at how lovely my three girlfriends are and how much fun we had chatting.
While all this was happening Jin was sound asleep but now he has gone to work and I’m home. Had a fabulous, boiling hot Niki de Saint Phalle Bath Oil soak on the tub. My knee is still playing up so I gave it a super shoot of Dencorub, the hot/cold already feels better. Now I am going to have a Nana Nap.
Watched the Hannah Gatsby Nanette. There were times during it I had to turn the TV off because it was so real, raw and ultimately true for me. I was crying so loud and messily that I couldn’t even hear the TV. Full on Muriel’s Wedding crying. Had to walk away from the TV and calm down. She paints a picture of growing up gay in 1970s Australia so graphic and bleak, and real. On Netflix, do yourself a favour.
Reheated and ate the last of the Sausage Rolls for dinner. YUM!
SOTBed: Miss Dior EdT vintage. MMMMMMMM
Good Morning. Up with the dogs bright and early. I love having them because people recognise us in the street and come over for a little pat and chat. This area is quite village like and there’s always someone up for a light chinwag. I’m wearing some more Miss Dior and wafting beautifully.
Doing some clothes and linen washing today in excited getting readiness for the arrival of Tara (A Bottled Rose) arrival on Saturday evening. I can’t believe she’s really coming! So much adventuring and fun will be had.
Went in to town today and met my mate Tim (another perfume HO). We had the most delicious cheese platter that included pate, 5 cheeses, marscapone stuffed figs and apricots. Served up with bread and fried flat bread. We chattered and laughed a happy hour away.
Then a guy I’ve been assisting in small ways with his script for a drag movie came to talk with me about character development. The whole thing had been grating wrong from the start. There’s something slightly off kilter with his story and today I realised it is because he is ever so slightly homophobic. Not go out and punch you in the face homophobic but uncomfortable, repulsed and intimidated by male to male PDA. When confronted with his instinctive homophobia he laughed it off and bricked up. Last time I help.
I went and bought Jin’s Dad’s Thank You Gift for the wedding. I got Mum a Tiffany gold Eternity necklace but for Dad I have been looking high and low, racking my brain. It was going to be a Mont Blanc pen but Jin said no. Then we thought a watch but my budget didn’t extend to anything I really liked and watches are so personal I worried it would be money wasted. SO, bright idea today. I’ll get him a scarf. YAY! It gets really cold in winter South Korea. I remembered a few years ago Ermenegildo Zegna did some very nice cashmere ones with a tasteful but obvious logo. NOPE! The only logo ones are ZZEGNA, the diffusion line and they looked like Vietnamese market fakes. The girl was super great though and said I should go check out GUCCI. Bloody hell, the perfect idea. They get the understated obvious logo idea better than anyone. Walked in and was served by David, the most handsome, urbane gent you could imagine. He had me at the scarf trays and within moments we were wrapping a dark grey and black scarf with the GUCCI go faster stripe down the centre. This is the womens version but it’s pretty close.
Jin grabbed me at the station and we went for Sushi Train (he paid, I felt thoroughly spoiled).
Afterwards we came home, chilled out, watched some TV and looked after the dogs. It was fricken BRISK on our walk tonight. BRRRR!
Now I’m home and blogging. Just gave myself a juicy spritz of Tom Ford Patchouli Absolu. Smells good.
5.20am woke and RAN for the toilet. Molten lava. What did I eat? Grabbed Paris and cuddled on the couch. MMMMM WARM!
I’m wearing Neela Vermeire Rahelle.
WHAT A DAY! We had the most fabulous lunch with some of our closest friends with a family restaurant I’ve been eating at since the 1980s. It’s called Balkan, they do steak and seafood and the service is friendly. Most of us have been there before at some stage, in one of their various addresses. We drank and ate till bursting, then sat and chattered for an hour or so. Jin telling stories about my farting. Then we went for ICE CREAM!
Jin and I came home and napped before heading out to collect TARA! She arrived and we were waiting at the wrong gate for her. Yes, we are THOSE idiots. Anyway, we found her and got her home.
I drew Tara a Bandit Bubble Bath which she luxuriated in for a short while then she got home made Sausage Rolls and Korean Chicken Curry. YUM!
I gave her a Temazapam and now she’s gone to recuperate from her 24 hour flight.
I’m going to bed too.
SOTBed: Guerlain Jicky EdT. MMMMM
BUSY!! Wearing Jean Patou 1000 EdT
Breakfast. Shopping. Kath, Tara and I went and had the final meeting with our Wedding Venue.
TinaG came for morning tea.
Tara came to Anna-Maria’s place for a cuppa.
We all went to Austral BC for Turbo Trivia
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