Hey there APJ Crew,
What a week of fragrance! So much on my skin. Saw friends, finally saw Bohemian Rhapsody, fell off the food wagon a bit but did some exercise. Not low key but within limits.
Scent Diary: 19.11 – 25.11.2018
First thing I did this morning was weigh myself. Woo Hoo! 111.6kg is over 8kg lost. I’m so happy.
I dropped Jin at the station and went to the Sydney Olympic Park Pools. Did 2 Aquarobics classes and 500m in between. Really enjoyed it today but missed having Jin there to laugh with.
Straight from there I met BFF Kath for brunch. We had the most delicious food at a cafe near her work. SERIOUSLY!! Having done so much hard work this morning I decided to go with my all time favourite breakfast, EGGS BENEDICT! O M G! So good.
Came home quickly to grab some pre-prepared food I did for Ma & Pa Waples. While home I gave myself a quintuple spritz of this little beauty. Damascene Roses! Very pretty. Lasts about 40 minutes on me. BUM!
Ma & Pa Waples were in fine form. We had an excellent chat, cuppa and they loved the ready meal.
Jin has gone out to Oberon with his boss from about three jobs ago. They are staying in a converted train carriage and fossicking for gold. Yes, you read right. When I asked Jin if I was invited he said “You didn’t invite me to Paris & London earlier in the year!!” Real bitchy like. Then he did ask if I wanted to come, it was an easy and hard NO from me.
Cleaned the house from top to bottom. I love it when Jin is away, the place stays lovely for more than an afternoon.
Got started on my TRIVIA Q&A.
Suddenly it’s 8pm and I am starving!! Went shopping and fixed some dinner. Very simple chicken and veg. YUM
Spent HOURS trying to decide on an Air BnB for Paris in May. Wasted half a night and still can’t choose from 3 very good prospects. Harrumph.
Now I’m BUSHED. I think I’ll finish the Q&A in the morning.
SOTBed: Niral by Neela Vermeire Creations
Morning. Up bright and early to finish my TRIVIA Q&A. It’s not quite 9am and I’m done.
Sitting in a cloud of Smell Bent: Tibet Ur Bottom $$. As you can see, it’s an old favourite worn over the years a LOT! Incense with fruity, smoky, happy vibes.
There’s a new Greyhound in our area. His name is Bob and master is Sam. We bumped into them on our walk today and had a leisurely wander together with Jinx and Paris. Very nice having another couple of blokes to join our crew.
Scott is on his way for OFFICE DAY! Without him the last few weeks I have done NOTHING!!! So huge catch up.
We did Bills, APJ Prizes, Post Office, dropped off at Goodwill, entered new purchases into the system and had a lovely chat. Scott is excellent company.
Bathed, shaved and did all the necessaries.
SOTBed: Escapade a Byzance by Olibere Parfums. Just arrived from my mate Jakub. Smells great. 21st century niche done well.
SLEPT! Like a dead thing for 2 glorious hours.
Make up and off to work. It was a bit quiet tonight, only 55 people. Still we had a big laugh and some fun.
SOTNight: Epic Woman by Amouage. Roses, woods, saffron and greenery. So pretty yet commanding.
Wednesday morning and I woke up from deepest slumber like rising from the depths of the ocean. It was calm and leisurely, I was able to stretch and roll over and cuddle a spare pillow as I gently rose to awareness. I LOVE SLEEPING ALONE! There, I’ve said it.
Walked the dogs through a muggy cool morning.
SOTDay: Madonna Truth or Dare
Jin came home from his gold digging expedition. He had a wonderful time but found out his buddy has some noxious political ideas and no knowledge to back them up. Very disappointing for our boy. He had to stop all political talk because it was become agro mansplaining.
Cuddled up with Paris and had a wonderful nap.
Off to work. Grabbed Wendy and we had a fine house tonight, not very many at the end but a good turnout.
SOTBed: Cuir Cannage by DIOR Prive. I bought a bottle but am still finishing my decant.
Up and to the pools.
Home to breakfast and walk the dogs.
SOTDay: Cuir Beluga by Guerlain
Up to Westfield to do some shopping for dinner tonight.
Collected the BIRTHDAY GIRL Alice and we scooted up the mountains to the Hydro Majestic for High Tea. Perfect place to celebrate the attaining of another circle round the sun.
Not only did we have a window seat for this spectacular view but there was a bird of prey who spent most of its time hovering in the gale force winds. Occasionally doing death defying swoops to the ground, presumably for food.
SOTAfternoon: Eau Duelle by Diptyque
Tonight we had some friends for dinner and I was going to show the 1976 A Star Is Born. sadly the DVD has disappeared. I think it might have been put in the wrong box or maybe lent out and never returned. GRRR! Such a bummer. Dinner was really fun though, lively conversation and some good laughs. I forgot to take a photo, sorry.
SOTHBed: Indian Study Santal ++++ by Miller et Bertaux
I was supposed to get out of bed and do another Aquarobics this morning. I was awake in time, had two choices of times I could go and really wanted to do it. What actually happened was that I turned off the alarm 4 times and slept.
SOTDay: Equistrius by Parfum d’Empire
We had such high winds last night that some of the trees have lost branches, big ones, all around our area. All pretty calm this morning as I walked the dogs though and no damage to houses or cars that I saw. Phew!
Went and had my bloods done again. The doctor is so pleased and noticed I’d already started losing weight. I get the results next Friday. Did you know you should drink two big glasses of water an hour before having blood taken? It plumps up the veins.
This afternoon I have liberally spritzed with Map Of The Heart: Gold Heart. Hate the bottle but LOVE the fragrance. Spicy milk tea, MMMMMM.
Jin came home and we had At Home Korean BarBQ. He’s the best. It was bloody delicious. Not especially diet friendly but O MG! So yummy! This is the before pic. I fell into a food coma soon after.
It’s a full moon. I walked the dogs under its spectacular beauty, so bright.
SOTEvening: Vintage Miss Dior EdT and Extrait. I smell all kinds of freaking fabulous.
Hung out with Jin and chattered. He has been trying to fix our internet over the last few months. We’ve changed providers, new modem, blah blah blah and still it’s a steaming pile of turds. Most frustrating.
Had a VERY late Olympic Orchids Amber Labdanum Bath Oil bath. So luxurious.
SOTBed: Vintage Coco extrait by CHANEL
There is something seriously wrong with my greyhound Paris. He is unable to hold his wee. I’m taking him to the vet on Monday. Poor little critter.
SOTMorning: Petit Guerlain. I saw this tester in a store in Vienna. It had been DCd for a while and the SA let me have it for next to nothing. Lavender, mimosa and tonka create a very pretty overlay to a morning bed head smell. Unusual and interesting.
Just saw Bohemian Rhapsody with my BFF Kath. I now understand why the gays are up in arms. Hardly a happy gay moment or character to be seen. So full of implied hatefulness, besmirching, making gayness out to be the baddy. There was no joy or levity, no playfulness or fun in his flamboyance or the incredible ride of being a multitalented, top of the world, drug fucked superstar. Also, I know it’s a story, not a biography. Yet, I LOVED it. SO MUCH. I laughed, cried and sang along with the rest of the 12 or 15 people in our cinema. What a beautiful memoir/fiction. We saw it on the anniversary of Freddy’s death in 1991, that felt special too.
SOTAfternoon: MajainaSin by The Different Company
Woke up slowly. Jin had come home from work a little earlier and I heard him coming to bed but didn’t rise enough to acknowledge him.
The dogs walked and fed
I am wearing Le Cri de la Lumière by Parfum d’Empire. I bought a bottle but it’s awaiting the emptying of my decant before I use it.
Jin cooked some ready meals for himself for work this week. I got started on this weeks TRIVIA Q&A because I have a gig tomorrow night.
Bathed, beard dyed, shaved and had a nap.
SOTEvening: Pluie de Soleil by Phaedon. Juiciness so over the top and fun that it fits this late spring weather perfectly.
Home. Dogs fed & walked.
SOTNight: Badgley Mischka original extrait. Continuing with the fruity theme of this afternoon.
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