Hey there APJ Crew,
For a week that very little happened I seem to have been quite busy. Loads of fragrance and fragrant moments. A few friends mainly around our place and some very low key fun.
Scent Diary: 10.9 – 16.9.2018
How did Monday get here so quick? Dogs are fed & walked. First load of washing on and the dusting done. Beautiful spring morning, 21C, sunshiny and fresh. I still smell of last nights DIOR Granville but want something a little different and more luxurious feeling for my cleaning day. So what remains is a soft pine and herbal scent and what feels like a bunch of laundry musks, actually it’s leaning a bit modern chypre. So SOTDay: Vintage CHANEL No 19 EdT and Parfum.
Met BFF Kath for lunch. We had Japanese. Katsu Pork Curry, Chicken with rice and Beef Seaweed Roll. Delicious!
Had just a bit more cleaning to do when I arrived home. Only 4 loads of washing for us and one for the dogs.
Wanted a fragrant pick me up after all the cleaning so I grabbed Amouage Epic Woman. I can’t remember the last time I wore it but boy is it gorgeous. A herbaceous rose backed by an assortment ofd woods and warm sweet amber.
Watched some GRIMM while happily wafting to myself. Lovely lazy afternoon.
Jin came home and declared we were having Vietnamese Rolls for dinner. We gorged on them. It’s all fresh chopped fruit & veg, some super thin cut boiled beef and rice paper rolls with chili satay sauce. BLOODY DELICIOUS!
SOTBed: Vintage Hermès Amazone parfum
Liberté by Cacharel. Its zingy sizzling citrus was exactly what the doctor ordered.
Scott didn’t come this week and Jin has the day off so we are going to hang.
GORGEOUS day. Walking the dogs this morning was very social, loads of stopping and chatting. Saw a little crew of Rainbow Lorikeets feasting on the newly opened Grevillea Tree flowers.
Jin has been pushing me to go have bloods, urine and stool samples because I’m turning 50 in a couple of weeks and haven’t had them done since the first year we met. We went to the doctors today where she took about 150ml of blood in a bunch of different vials, made me do a wee, gave me two different poo testers to be used over 3 days (that’s going to be fairly ghastly). She also prescribed a cream for my psoriasis.
Had leftover Vietnamese Rolls for lunch.
The afternoon sped by with naps and Trivia organisation. My bath and getting ready for work.
SOTWork: Trayee by Neela Vermeire Creations. Now Trayee is not my favourite of the NVC range but some days it is EXACTLY what I’m after. I went crazy and gave myself 8 big spritzes. It was heavenly wafting around work this evening and getting gusts of it rolling around me.
Home, did some blog commenting. Watched some GRIMM.
It’s WARM! I woke up a bit sweaty this morning. Walked the dogs. Now I have a half day to myself I’m going to get some samples on my skin for New Sniffs.
It got to 30C today. Bloody warm. The dogs coats are off and I’m in a singlet.
Got ready for work. SOTWork: YSL Opium Posie de Chine
Watched some Korean TV with Jin till he hit the hay then I watched some GRIMM.
SOTBed: Aedes de Venustas; Pallisander d’Or. The top is very 20teens but it gets better and more interesting through the heart. Fabulous dry earth meets cut wood and balms tonight but it is layered over the dying gasps of the Opium.
I’m loving this warmth. Today we walked the dogs while wearing singlets.
SOTMorning: Accord Oud by Byredo. I like the aquatic version of oud that it opens with.
Found this meme today and it spoke to me.
Had lunch at my favourite local, Cafe Lipari. Jin was sleeping so I went and met one of the fabulous Turbo Queens there, April Fools. We happily ate and chatted away an hour. Both of us had sandwiches. Mine featured Turkey, Avocado, Salad, Tabouli, Tasty cheese and Cranberry sauce on White bread with a mug of Flat White Coffee to wash it down. FORGOT to take pics, sorry.
Did a little shopping, took some Pumpkin Soup up to my girlfriend Wendy and had a lovely chat on the front porch in the sun.
Didn’t get back home till around 5pm as Jin was leaving for work.
SOTAfternoon: INeKE Chemical Bonding. Doesn’t smell like a failed science experiment.
Had Chinese reheats, watched GRIMM and ate junk food.
LATE night bath. SOTBed: Guerlain Vetiver. I wanted crisp, clean, green to waft me off to sleep. PERFECT!
So I didn’t go to bed till about 3.30am. Got caught watching GRIMM and could not stop.
Jin got home at 7am and we went and had ourselves waxed. Cleaning up for spring. Lovely.
I drenched myself in Lolita Lempicka EdP. Perfect spring sweety.
Saw the bank about refinancing Jin’s loan now that we are married. It wa a good experience.
Had the WORST Korean food, even Jin hated it. We both left more than half our plates. BLEAUGH.
First In Fragrance order arrived! YAY! I love getting boxes.
This afternoon I felt like something more substantial. Lolita Lempicka dried off quickly today, it’s still there but only a whisper. Keeping in the sweet range of frags I went towards Yuzu Fou by Parfum d’Empire. It’s a citrus sweetness cut through with lovely fresh mint and greenery. Perfect spring wear.
Did a very quick vacuum and got my prep work done for dinner tonight. Really simple meal. Pumpkin Soup & fresh Bread. Fat Beef Sausages, Mashed potato, Carrot straws and Bacon/Onion Gravy. A very light Adelaide Hills Region Moscato and then a new Australian liquor for dessert.
Alice and TinaG came over and we spent hours eating, chatting, sniffing perfume and walking the dogs.
Watched some GRIMM.
Now I’m set for bed. SOTBed: Vintage Bal A Versailles extrait by Jean Desprez!
Oud Spirit. Aussie oud frag producers Grandawood. This is oud done pretty cleanly. Opening is quite fecal and medicinal but 15 minutes in a cozy warmth envelopes me. Though I’m sure there is a lot of synth oud in the Grandawood product to bolster their real deal oud the fragrance smells very natural, like some of the incredibly expensive ouds from the middle east.
Went to the doctor to get our results. I am 100% fighting fit in every section except sugars. I tried to tell the doctor that I hadn’t fasted for the full 8 hours but he can only go on the results in front of him. So in 2 weeks I’m off for a sugars test. HEALTHY eating and exercise for two weeks.
Jin was having a bunch of problems 3 months ago but his new exercise and less rubbish eating plan payed off. Everything was well within normal range and he is thrilled.
Then Jin and I went for brunch with our buddy Matt. Excellent catch up. I forgot to take a photo, sorry.
A bit of shopping for tonights dinner and home for a nap.
A bunch of people were posting their dogs with CHANEL so OBVIOUSLY I had to get in on it. Paris was like, “As if Bitch!” but Jinx wanted to lick it all up. So he got the shot. No filters or tricks used, just a very lucky shot.
Tonight Jin used his new electric table grill for the first time. SUCCESS! We had Korean BarBQ at home. SO delicious, fresh and healthy. The excess fat runs down the grill and away.
Here’s my boy Paris. He really doesn’t like the camera and I can only ever get shots of him trying to get away from it. He looks like he’s smiling at Jin in this shot.
SOTBed: Madonna Truth or Dare
Brunch with Kath and Michael here at home. We had Bacon, French toast and Maple syrup with Stove percolated coffee. I forgot to take a photo, sorry.
Kath had a busy day so she left early and then Michael and I sat around sniffing new stuff for another hour or so. It was fun and relaxing.
Had my bath, dyed my beard, did the obligatory shavings and faffed around on the computer till my alarm went off to start getting ready for work.
SOTEvening: Elizabeth & James Black.
Jin and I walked the dogs together tonight. We did a longer walk so I’d hit my 5k steps. Done & dusted I’m going to spend the rest of the evening lounging.
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