Hey there APJ Crew,
SO MUCH Fragrance this week. I feel like my mojo came back a bit. Having a week with only a few social engagements meant i had more time to spritz and sniff. Aside from everything you see here as my full body wear fragrances there was always something on the back of my left or right hand. Hella fragrant!
Scent Diary: 3.9 – 9.9.2018
It’s raining and I’m still a bit sick. Love the rain bit. Jin and I walked the dogs through the finest spitting rain this morning and it was beautiful.
SOTDay: DIOR Mitzah. Bloody fabulous! I was going to wear Shalimar but something moved me towards the MItzah, I’m glad.
Cleaning day started at 1pm after Jin went for work.
Hand washed tile floors
Watched a couple of GRIMM eps while having coffee & raisin toast> YUM!
Has some new arrivals in the mail today!
TRIVIA Q&A got in a bit early and had it all finished by 2am. WOO HOO!
SOTTrivia: DIOR Sakura. Very pretty sour cherry and clean floral musk.
Day with Scott doing Office Stuff.
SOTEvening: Guerlain Cuir Beluga. The sweet warmth and luxurious leather never fail to send me swooning.
64 players tonight at Parramatta RSL. Fun night.
3am and I’m wide awake. Insomnia is such a rare thing for me I’ve caved to it, jumped out of bed and am early morning blogging. It’s so quiet and calm, except for my trumpeting as I blow my nose and cough. Cue gratuitous office selfie.
Didn’t get to sleep till about 6am, Jin got home around 7am, fed and walked to dogs at 9.30am.
SOTMorning: DSH Perfumes Venus & Cupid VdP sample. A cool, floral breeze whipped past mimosa, jasmine and violet, some torn leaves and soft honey. Barely there but whispering of calm.
Jin and I had Bacon Sandwiches for breakfast/lunch and then I lay on the lounge watching GRIMM.
Had a bath then my SOTEvening was Cuir Amethyst by Armani Prive. Imagine Daim Blond and Bottega Veneta EdP had a lovechild.
Work was sensational tonight. We had 9 teams at the start and the room was pumping. Fingers crossed Greystanes Inn has turned a corner….
Home and already fed & walked the dogs. It’s a perfect night, crisp & clear.
Spent some time trying more of the the DSH Perfumes samples that Dawn sent me. They are VdP oils and I love the roller ball applicators on the samples. A couple have stood out so far. Reviews pending.
This morning I was running late so the dogs got fed and walked in uber quick fashion.
Gave myself some big spritzes of Tauer Eau d’Epices and ran out to collect my mate Wendy.
We had some breakfast. A modern take on Eggs Benedict. It was bloody disgusting. I hated it. BLEAUGH! Why would you mess with perfection?
We did some shopping. Just some essentials.
Then we met up with Sue and Liz for a cuppa. It sounds like nothing but it was the best day out. We had loads of catching up to do, helped Liz with her iPhone, got Wendy a stylus for her phone, had some drinks and generally enjoyed ourselves for an hour or so.
Back home by about 3pm and onto the computer to get some stuff done.
SOTEvening: Guerlain: Mon Guerlain. Still can’t decide if I love or hate it but it definitely is more-ish.
Woke up to Jin getting the dogs food ready. We had a fabulous walk in the sunshine with me wafting CHANEL Coco EdP. I bought this bottle second hand and it smells and lasts like it was half full and has been topped off with perfumers alcohol. Still, it does have the Coco vibe going on and is perfect for a morning ramble with the dogs.
My mate Kerri took this stellar pic of Sydney Circular Quay this morning. It was too fabulous and I asked if we could share it here. So moody in all the greys.
Rocking out to see Ainslie Walker for lunch I gave myself a healthy overdose of Samsara EdP. All the yummy ylang & sandalwood.
Lunch was super fun.
RAIN!! We had real rain in Sydney. Hail in some parts too. YAY!
Doodled around the house this afternoon with Jin. He went to dinner with one of his old work buddies and I had Take Away Chinese!! YAY! So bloody yummy. Egg fried Rice, Shred beef, King prawn omelette (I pick the prawns out for Jin), Boneless lemon chicken and Veg spring rolls. Left overs for Sunday brunch!
Still wafting soft gusts of Samsara but I want a revue so Miller et Bertaux Indian Study/Santal +++. Too good.
Jin got home from his boozy bender at around 3am. He called me to pick him up but I was sound asleep. He and his mate went to McDonalds and then Jin made his way home. Finally landing on our couch where I found him snoring like a freight train this morning.
SOTMorning: APSU by Ulrich Lang from a decant I’m trying to finish so I can use my bottle.
I walked the dogs and started on a hearty pumpkin and vegetable soup for myself, my mate Wendy and BFF Kath’s Ma & Pa. The whole house smells amazing.
We also finally found a spot for our Korean Marriage Ducks. They are in the Relationship corner of the room in the relationship corner of our house. Hopefully very auspicious. They will also get some sunlight on them for a small part of each day.
TinaG popped around for brunch and made us this incredible Strawberry Slice that we had with yoghurt and cups of tea. We sniffed a few things, chatted and laughed.
Afterwards I jumped into the bath for half an hour and then Jin and I went to see Crazy Rich Asians. SOTMovies: Parfum d’Empire Equistrius.
O M G! Crazy Rich Asians might be a tale as old as time, and there are some fairly clunky jumps in narrative, and some of the casting is questionable for it’s too obvious nature. BLOODY BRILLIANT! We laughed, we cried, we saw Singapore at its absolute best (did the Government there bankroll this film?) and it was so entertaining. Loved it, from the first minute to 2 minutes before the very end (when the lead girl starts smiling so out of character and breaks the illusion…. GRRRRR).
Afterwards I went and had Sushi train dinner and Zumbo sweets with Evie & Lola.
Then we went to see Mission Impossible Fallout. Boy! Has Tom Cruise got old! Some of the shots in this film he looks so unrealistic and his face has changed, it’s thicker skin or something that doesn’t move properly. Looks like he’s running hell for leather after the fountain of youth. BUT the film was awesome! We were absolutely on the edge of our seats and sometimes I forgot to breathe. Heaven. Enjoyed it immensely.
Came home. Blogged a bit.
SOTBed: La Via del Profumo Mecca Balsam
Today is gorgeous. Sunshine is warm, air is fresh and the dogs were happy to be in it.
SOTMorning: Exultat by Maria Candida Gentile. Woodsy incense both calm and cool.
SOTAfternoon: vintage Miss Dior EdT
Later I had my bath and dyed my beard ready for a week of glamour.
Got a bunch of the blog organised and gave myself a huge overspritzing of DIOR Granville. So refreshing, cologne plus fabulous.
Now I’m getting ready for work so Have A Wonderful Week!
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