Hey there APJ Crew,
HALLOWEEN WEEK! It’s been BUSY!
Last week I got to do a Guest Post on A Bottled Rose about some favourite Autumn Fragrances. I forgot to tell you all. Please jump over and have a read.
Scent Diary: 22.10 – 28.10.2018
Monday, Monday….. Up early, did some blogging. Fed and walked the dogs in the crisp spring morning air. We wandered for over 1.5km through the neighbourhood. They have come back from the trainers a little stinky after the rains and mud so I’m not letting them inside till they get washed.
This morning I spritzed YSL Opium Fleur de Shanghai.
I’m not cleaning today. The place was pretty spotless when we went for our Hamilton Island holiday last week. We are hosting an Engagement Party on Friday and a Friends Dinner on Saturday. There will be well enough cleaning done then.
Getting a head start on TRIVIA Q&A
Went and hung out at the mall for a couple of hours with my friend Hyun. We spritzed ourselves with loads of stuff. I ended up a sparkly scented glam man. What fun.
We loaded our arms with Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Shimmer Oil. Smells freaking AMAZING!!
Over that I added by Kilian Gold Knight and Commodity Orris on each arm. I was fairly fragrant as we wandered around. SERIOUSLY FRAGRANT!
Jin made Chicken Penang Curry and brown Rice for dinner. It was as good as shop bought. MMMMM. No, it was better.
TRIVIA Q&A done and dusted by 11pm. then I spent an hour fart arising around on the computer.
SotBed: Silences by Jacomo. Desiccated galbanum and greenery with oakmoss and stuff. Heaven!
I woke top about 5am for a toilette break and spritzed vintage Miss Dior EdC. It was good to wander back to sleep down those familiar olfactory routes.
Jumped out of bed this morning so full of beans. Spritzed a LOAD of A Quiet Morning by Miller et Bertaux. It was a perfect accompaniment to the dogs wander. We did 1.9km in the glorious sunshine. 9am and already 25C, it’s going up to 31C today.
Jin and I were doing some stuff to get his car back and on a whim I asked if we could go into the lighting store because Kath needs a new fan light at he apartment. WOO HOO! They are having a massive sell out with 30% off boxed stuff and even more off floor stock. We may have gone a little crazy. We bought some things for the next apartment we buy (HA! that’s at least 4 years away). Also as a replacement light in case we ever sell Parramatta we bought a very pretty 21st century modern chandelier, we’ll take the Hogwarts Floating Jellyfish Light with us. These girls were excellent SAs, we had a ball.
Got home to a new fragrance Sahara’s Heart by Olibere Paris. YAY!
Did I tell you all that I’ve been watching The Good Place? Nearly through Season 2.
Also reading Mademoiselle Chanel : A Novel by C. W. Gortner. I bought it on Kindle because they’ve changed the cover and I didn’t realise I’d already read the book a couple of times. No matter, I’m enjoying it. It’s a fictionalised account of her life.
Bathed and wore Sahara’s Heart to work tonight. It smelled wonderful. I still have remnants floating around me after 5 hours of running around.
Home, dogs walked, watching The Good Place.
Wearing 3 big spritzes of Annick Goutal Grand Amour. I smell all kinds of fabulous.
BOLLOCKS! The Good Place is now dropping WEEKLY!
Started on Daredevil Season 3.
After the dogs this morning I quickly triple spritzed Pour Un Homme de Caron. I seem to have fallen madly for this lavender lovely.
Then went to visit Ryan, my dentist. 3 monthly clean day. All went well.
Had to drop into Kryolin to grab some make up on the way home. I only grab new supplies every 6 – 12 months so it’s always quite a large outlay. Today I dropped nearly $500 which was a bit of a surprise TBH. Oh well, can’t be a beautiful lady without it.
Home, ate some of Jin’s Chicken Penang Curry and Brown Rice leftovers and watching Daredevil.
For work tonight I chose vintage Boucheron EdT. WOW! I forget how stellar it is between wearings. That 1980s BWF with everything but the kitchen sink thrown in.
We had an excellent crowd in tonight. Wendy and her team won by a country mile. Smiles all round.
SOTBed: Maria Candida Gentile Exultat. My favourite incense.
Dogs then Jin and I went to Aquarobics. It was really fun.
Grabbed some of the food we need for our dinner parties Friday and Saturday night.
Bathed, napped and got ready for HALLOWEEN! A halloween themed fundraiser for Australia’s earliest HIV/AIDS help charity. Keeping people living with the disease living with dignity. It’s hugely important. Joyce Maynge was my co-host and Romany Brooks our auctioneer. Paddington RSL was the venue and I think everyone had a good time. We definitely raised some money.
Cool, overcast morning. I love this weather, so ominous. Expecting it to bucket down on me while on dog walk.
SOTMorning: Pour Un Homme de Caron. AGAIN! I am loving it.
Jin and I went to the gym this morning. It was fun. Only my third week and I’m not feeling the same muscle incapacity afterwards, though still a happy burn.
Went to the Post Office and picked up this fabulous postcard from our mate Alice, it’s all pics of our Hamilton Island trip and a thank you.
Came home and Jin cooked, I cleaned.
SOTEvening: Vintage Boucheron EdT. I loved it so much on Tuesday that I wanted to do it again.
We had our friends Robert and Peter’s Engagement Party here. Ten at table, mainly families from both sides. Jin organised Vietnamese Rolls and the most amazing Chocolate Mud Cake for dessert. Vietnamese Rolls are great for my diabetes with so much fresh vegetables. I only had three teaspoon sized bites of cake but I did have a large glass of the cocktail we created for the night. Brandy, Vodka, lightly sparkling pink Moscato with Orange/Mango juice and a sprig of Mint.
We had most of the clean up done within 40 minutes of them all leaving, including two sets of wine glasses hand washed and dried. There is some hand wash cutlery and another load for the dishwasher in the morning.
SOTBed: La Fille de Berlin by Serge Lutens. YUM!
SOTMorning: Guerlain Le Frenchy, from a decant. Cologne. Dogs, gym, shopping.
Bath. Blissful 40 minutes soak in Prada Amber bubbles. Oh So Good!
SOTAfternoon: Perfumery Generale PG15 Ilang Ivohibe from a decant. Tropical Ylang, citrus, vanilla.
Had some more mates around tonight. I forgot to take a photo, sorry. Dinner was fun and Jin created another triumph.
Afterwards I headed off to Scott’s Legendary Annual Halloween Party! It was bigger & better than ever this year but the music was terrible. Great catching up with the crew though.
Jin left for work around 4am. I kissed him goodbye and then slept til dog walking.
SOTMorning: Pour Un Homme de Caron. I am seriously addicted to this lavender beauty.
TinaG came around for lunch and a sniffy session. Then we went down to Parramatta Pride Picnic 2018. Super fun.
Home, beard clippers and dyed. Bathed and moisturised.
SOTAfternoon: Ambre Céruléen by Huitième Art. Bloody gorgeous.
Last week this crew won the $100 Jackpot but we didn’t get a good photo. So we did tonight!
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