Hey there APJ Crew,
Full week again. We are warming up here in Sydney. Friday hit 38C (100.4f) which is quite hot for spring. Wore some awesome fumes and hung out with some of the crew. Quite a bit of my time was spent being a homebody though. BLISS.
Scent Diary: 29.10 – 4.11.2018
Jin had us up early today to do an Aquarobics class at the Sydney Olympic Aquatic Centre. It was so fun doing the Shallow Water class that I stayed for the Deep Water class as well. Jin went off to sauna and soak in the spa pools. Then I did a couple of laps to stretch it all back out. Beautiful morning.
SOTDay: Rahele by Neela Vermeire Creations
Home to Chicken with Veg & Noodle Stir Fry.
Jin has now gone to bed and I’m starting on my TRIVIA Q&A.
The house was so thoroughly cleaned on the weekend I’m giving myself a break today and only cleaning my bathroom. The rest of the place still looks great.
Did some blogging.
Watched the rest of Daredevil Season 3.
Finished TRIVIA Q&A 12.13am
SOTNight: Masque Milano Luci ed Ombre from a carded sample. WOW! Just wow. It’s eye rollingly, heart palpitatingly, good stuff.
No Scotty today
Did a little bit of stuff but really it was a nothing day till my bath. Blogged, watched Arrow Season 6 (a bit unfinished, each ep seems to not really go anywhere), hung with Jin till he had to sleep for work tonight.
Granville by DIOR! If you are going to spend stupid money on cologne, this is a seriously fine choice.
Work was excellent. Now I’m home and about to watch more Arrow.
SOTBed: Niki de Saint Phalle
Today flew by.
Morning Spritz of Hermès Monsieur Li.
Jin and I went to the gym.
Then we shopped, came home made lunch, watched some Arrow.
Grabbed Wendy and went for trivia. It was SO QUIET! Halloween has really taken off in Australia and we think everyone was out doing spooky shit.
SOTNight: Majaina Sin by The Different Company
Up early and spritzed some Imogen by Evocative Perfumes. It has been hidden in a box full of Indie stuff and I just rediscovered it. As you can see it’s been a firm favourite over the years. A dark, luscious rose with leather and vanilla. Beautiful. Perfect for the dog walk this morning.
Jin and I went and did some Aquarobics again this morning. My calves are tight from the gym yesterday and they REALLY felt the burn today.
Straight after I went and met my girlfriend Natalie for lunch in Mosman. One of the poshest suburbs in Sydney. We had Italian. It was SO DELICIOUS! I must admit to you all here I had two pieces of white bread with olive oil & balsamic vinegar. It was heavenly. Then I had a prosciutto, pear and mozzarella salad with steamed veg on the side. Also delicious. No photo.
Came home, watched Arrow.
Had a gorgeous Radox Bath Salts bath to give my calves some love. They do feel a very little bit better for it. Also I’ve been doing some simple calf stretches.
Had some Chicken & Veg Penang Curry with Brown Rice for dinner. Jin makes it in advance as a ready meal and I microwave it. So delicious. MMMMMMM
SOTNight: Grenadille d’Afrique by Aedes de Venus’s from a decant. Dark, smoky woods with a hit of lavender and vanilla.
DAMNIT! I was sniffing the cap of my Surrender To Chance decant of Serge Lutens Le Participle Passé and now it’s on my nose. End of any sniffing I was hoping to do today. Shop Shut.
Thank goodness it’s so freaking gorgeous, so no real hardship. Today I’m getting all sorts of Bal a Versailles correlations from it. That’s news.
Jin has the day off. He got home around 7.30am and has commandeered the couch. It’s in the middle of the house and impossible to do anything in the kitchen, dining room or watch any TV while he’s there. I was going to New Sniff my morning away before we go to the gym. BUM!
We spent quite a bit of our day organising our travel in 2019. Meeting Jin’s Korean friends in Paris, then solo for the Balkan states, trains across Russia, Mongolia and meeting up with family in South Korea. It’s feeling ridiculously epic already.
38C in Parramatta (100.4F). The dogs are inside panting. We are pretty comfortable.
By 2pm I’ve been able to smell other things than Le Participle Passé. Hopefully by tonight I can give my face a good wash and then do some sniffing.
Threw on some spritzes of Diptyque Eau Duelle to go to the gym. I love its smoothness and the way it wafts softly as I sweat.
Basically lazed the rest of the day away with TV and reading. Very relaxing.
At about 7pm I finally started doing some sniffing of some Surrender To Chance stuff, and some splits. The notable ones will be in New Sniffs next week.
I cooked us some Penne Bolognese tonight with added shredded carrot & silverbeet inside and some snow peas as garnish. It wasn’t my best effort but it went down fine.
SOTBed: Samsara EdP by Guerlain.
I smell so good this morning a hefty reapplication of Guerlain Samsara EdP occurred. YUM!
After the dogs Jin and I went and put a new fan/light up in Kath’s place. Her balcony garden is looking so pretty right now.
We headed off for brunch quite late. It was bloody delicious.
You’ll also notice Jin is wearing the T Shirt I bought him in Paris earlier this year. Isn’t he a dish? I had Eggs Benedict with Spinach and Ham on Lindseed Sourdough. The Hollandaise isn’t on my diet list but everything else is all good.
Then Kath, Jin and I hit the gym together. Then you’ll see my new Gym Boyfriend Ray. SO SWEET! This photo doesn’t even do him justice.
We then met Alice at Kath’s Ma & Pa’s place. Chattering, swimming and reminiscing. It was a lovely afternoon.
Jin and I headed off to collect Matt and we had Korean Fried Chicken. I know. Not on my diet list but I didn’t eat very much and I LOVED every fricken morsel. Well worth the plunge. MMMMMM
Home for the evening. Bath, TV and hang around with Jin and the dogs.
In a cloud of Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker.
Jin was supposed to go SCUBA diving this morning but my snoring kept him awake till very late last night so he didn’t go. Bummer.
SOTDay: Coco extrait by CHANEL
Met Kath for a Pedi and Lunch. ALWAYS good hanging out just the two of us.
Home. Doing some blogging, answering comments.
Dyed the beard, bathed, became flamboyantly gorgeous for work.
SOTEvening: Imogen by Evocative Perfumes.
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