Hey there APJ Crew,
Well I TRIED to have a quiet week but it seems the fates had other things in store for me. Loads of fragrances and friends, in fact it was just as non stop as the wedding week.
Scent Diary: 13.8 – 19.8.2018
SOTMorning: Jean Patou 1000
Fed and walked the dogs while still asleep.
Scott came for Office Day today instead of Tuesday. Wasn’t much to do so we chatted and organised the beginning of his Halloween Costume!
I applied a hefty amount of Musk Gold by Ermenegildo Zegna from a decant. Powerfully poopy, sweaty musk backed by a symphony of sweetness. Naughty kitty!
Theresa came and washed the dogs.
Watched some Lucifer. Seems I’ve found a new TV Show.
Writing Trivia Q&A
SOTTrivia: Vintage Miss Dior EdT
It’s 11.54pm and I’ve done all the Games and Q&A, only got the JACKPOT Questions to do. Time for a cuppa and a Miss Dior Respritz. Woo Hoo!
Jin did night shift and fell asleep on our couch. I’ve tried to move him but he’s like a limpet. My morning was going to be cleaning but now I’m going to get the blog in order for the next couple of weeks.
The weather is gorgeous today, dog walk was so beautiful. Nature is coming back to life here. Flowers are blooming and people are smiling.
SOTMorning: Elle L’aime by Lolita Lempicka. This seemed to go straight from release to discounter. It’s a very pretty soft white floral and vanilla with coconut. You know that tropical vibe? This has it in abundance
Jin took me to the Barber that did his hair for the wedding. Gorgeous! Juan is his name and he is super cool. Did a nice jo on my beard and hair too.
Walking through the mall we noticed a pic and I did a double take because the model is a girl I’ve known since she was a little girl. Diana Hills is currently the face of Novo (and the current Miss Tourism Australia). It’s a very cool moment when your friends are billboards.
We had Yum Cha!! So delicious. Jin and my first date since we got married. Isn’t he gorgeous?
Wearing Oud Spirit tonight.
We had 70 people for Trivia tonight. It was a super fun night and I think everyone had a good time. Even the manager came up and congratulated me on excellent numbers lately. Very nice.
SOTBed: I’m layering over Oud Spirit remnants and wanted something to give it a different direction so I’m going with Helmut Lang Eau de Cologne.
SOTDay: A hefty few respritzes of Helmut Lang Eau de Cologne
My Tupperware girlfriend Regina dropped in today. She’s giving me some product to add to the Auctions and Raffle. We had tea, wedding cake and chatter.
Spent most of today opening the Wishing Well card from our Wedding. Finally Jin and I had the time to do it. People have been so generous and some of the inscriptions were absolutely beautiful. The cards themselves were also interesting, each person or family choosing designs that signify themselves or us, so special. We read them to each other.
I thought I’d bought enough Thank You cards but I must have lost a bag with a few of the packets in it. So we used some beautiful cards collected from Australia, Czech Republic and various Museums and Galleries from around the world. Our card stock is seriously depleted and it’s time to go get some more!
Tonight was Trivia and some friends came to play but there wasn’t much interest from the people in the venue. I just don’t understand why we aren’t busier. The food and staff are excellent, venue clean, roomy and warm and Trivia is fun. Dunno.
SOTNight: Guerlain Shalimar EdC
Seriously beautiful weather here in Sydney. We are in the middle of a country breaking drought but from a purely selfish point of view I love this sunny springlike weather. It’s so warm I’ve taken the dogs coats off during the days.
SOTDay: Methaldone by Aether. The smell of electricity and new sheepskin boots.
Anna Maria & Johnny came over to do some plumbing. Just a couple of tightens and reseals that Johnny had warned me I’d need between 2-3 years after he put our bathrooms and laundry in.
Jin had long promised them he’d take them to Korean BarBQ and today was the day. They LOVED it and Jin loves introducing his culture to new people. We all had some Soju and got a little bit drunk. Loads of laughs and stories.
One thing that Anna Maria had never done before was go to a Sex Shop. No better guides than Jin and Me so we took them in. It was HILARIOUS. Like kids in candy store. I laughed till my stomach hurt. They went away with a couple of things and so did Jin.
After all that laughing and sex shopping Johnny and Anna Maria took us to Messina Ice Cream. It’s famous in Sydney for unusual flavours and excellent quality, so delicious. Today was a great way to spend an afternoon with friends.
After all that we were bushed so I hung out with Jin watching TV and chatting before he went to bed quite early. First day of a 6 day week for him and starting at 5am.
SOTBed: PG 19.1 Neroli ad Astra by Pierre Guillaume for Parfumerie Generale from a decant. Neroli and Agave. Beautiful, VERY Aerin Lauder but much more interesting and complex. Refreshing and pretty.
SOTDay: Altruist by J.F. Schwarzlose Berlin. VERY niche smelling with citrus and black pepper ruling a dark, plummy rose.
Got going quite early for me, grabbed a train and met my girlfriend Eve at Circular Quay Train Station. Another spectacular winter day. Sunny and warm.
We wandered around the Opera House and the Botanic Gardens to the NSW Art Gallery. Currently home to the best of the Archibald, Suliman and Wynne and Prizes. We had a guided tour of the Archibald section with a very vivacious woman who knew a little bit of quiet interest about all of the 50+ paintings. I only remember a few titbits but the adventure was fulfilling in itself. This years portraits were all worthy contenders though I didn’t like all of them.
We wandered up to the city centre and had a delicious David Jones Food Hall Lunch followed by a very small amount of sniffing.
I tried the Hermès Cedre Sambac and liked it. Then I tried it again and felt infinitely more drawn to it. Then some of my mates reviewed it and I tried it again. HA! So I grabbed a little set of Travels which include Cedre Sambac, Agar Ebene, Myrrhe Eglantine and old favourite Cuir d’Ange. Gene was gorgeous as ever and I love to chat with her.
Jin was finishing up at 5pm so I grabbed a cup of tea in the Westfield Food Hall and read the last of my book Vikram Seth’s A Suitable Boy. It’s taken me nearly 18 months to finish and boy am I glad it’s over. I liked the man she ends up with, eminently suitable.
As it’s so rare for Jin to be at the wheel I was able to snap this pic as we left the city via the ANZAC Bridge. I never tire of its beauty and the way light and the ever changing skies are seen through it. There is something so perfect about the way it delineates everything.
HOT bath. Oh yeah. Super hot bubble bath in the Lalique mens scent. I finished the bottle and can’t remember the damn name. Fairly recent uber masculine with barbershop tendencies. Smells really good.
SOTBed: Vintage Van Clef & Arpels Pour Homme. Basically oakmoss, smoke and the darkest reaches of your heart.
Wearing the remnants of last nights Vintage Van Clef & Arpels Pour Homme. It’s smoky, mossiness is subtle now and flanked by bed man smell.
Woke up early to get the dogs fed and walked.
9am Met TinaG at the Auburn Botanic Gardens for the opening of Cherry Blossom Festival.
There was Hello Kitty World (too crowded), Australian animal enclosure, Australian Native Flora area, Scented Garden, Sumo Wrestling Arena, Food Vans galore and the Japanese garden with it’s beautiful Cherry Blossoms. We wandered for an hour or so, then had a picnic in the dappled shade.
As we were leaving our mates Hyun and Steve joined us and we saw the animals and Cherry Blossoms together. Fabulous way to while away 4 hours.
Came home and fell asleep on the couch with Paris (my greyhound) curled up in my arms. When I awake it was dark outside and the evening had become quite cool. Paris was snoring softly into me neck and the Granny Blanket that Kath’s Mum crocheted for me was keeping us warm.
SOTEvening: Fort & Manlé Charlatan. Sweetly good resinous fabulousness. If you haven’t tried it then do yourself a favour.
Jin came home not long after. we did some cupboard clearing in the kitchen. Throwing out of date stuff away. Then he went off to the gym and I have been catching up on the blog. Getting photos from the phone and adding them and extra story to my week.
Finished the second season of Lucifer.
Had a lovely sleep in. Woke up in my own time around 8.45 am. It was like surfacing from the depths. I must have been snoring because my mouth and throat were totally dehydrated. Refreshed and renewed.
Gave myself a perfume break this morning.
Made Sausage Rolls for Brunch and gobbled them down.
Lazy Lazy Day.
Bath and wearing Cartier: L’Heure Convoiteé II. Carnations, Iris and Powder. There is something icily arctic about the way it wears that I adore.
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