Hey there APJ Crew,
Holy Hectic this week has been a lot. Sweaty humid hot weather then ferocious downpours. Hot/Cold/Hot/Cold it’s driving me a little more bonkers. Loads going on too. Fragrance, friends, work, food, art, fun and SHOPPING have been the order of the week. Managed some quiet Jin time in there too.
Scent Diary: 17.12 – 23.12.2018
SOTDay: Gentry Jockey Club by Oriza LeGrand. A 10ml gift from Scotty. Bloody hell, it’s so good. This is how I like my leather perfumes. Not too discrete and a little rough around the edges.
Didn’t exercise today.
Weighed in and even though I’ve been eating a LOT still managed to drop 200 grams. I’m seriously hoping to hit 110kgs though next Monday. It would be nice to have that to brag about at Xmas!
Got my Trivia Q&A done really early.
Jin and I hung out in the evening. You know I can’t even remember what we did
SOTBed: Pichola by Neela Vermeire Creations
Swim and Aquarobics.
Home and gave myself a little spritz of OR ± Damask by UER MI. Rose, vanilla and patchouli. So nice, perfect lightweight summer spritz but interesting too.
Lunch with Ainslie. She’s now working at Glasshouse. It’s an Aussie candle and home fragrance manufacturer. They gave me some stuff to try, can’t wait.
Dyed, Bathed, Shaved
Thunked CdG Avignon sample. Got a couple of comments as people hugged me goodbye for the year. I have a bottle around here somewhere too, YUM!
WORK. Last Tuesday for the year. Everyone had such a wonderful time, it was excellent.
SOTBed: Rose Royale by Parfums de Nicolai. Thunked my 2ml spray sample. There’s something poopy behind the roses. It’s naughty and intriguing. LOVE IT!
Vero Kern died overnight. Huge bummer. Here she is with Neela at dinner in Milan earlier in the year. That night was one of the highlights of the trip. A small crew of us ran away from the Esxence hoopla for a quiet meal and some quality time. Vero, Val the Cookie Queen, Judith (Val’s BFF), Neela and her husband Tony, Margo Kubiscik, Jin and myself. The whole night was tinged with the glow you see in the picture and the food & wine was so good, we all went crazy eating, talking, laughing.
Gym in the morning with Jin. Chest, Triceps, Calves. Feeling it already.
SOTD: Niki de Saint Phalle
Dogs got their monthly bath
Lunch with Ainslie again. Too much catching up to do for one lunch.
Seriously loving the Glasshouse and El Circe products Ainslie is now working on. Can’t wait to see and smell the suff she produces for them.
WORK. Wendy and I went a little early and had dinner together. It’s our Wednesday ritual and I love getting special us time.
Wearing Vero’s Kiki in her memory
Bus & train to town.
Hot, sweaty, steamy day filled with sunshine. It was heaven.
Lunch in the Members Lounge of the NSW Art Gallery with my girlfriend Suzanne. Such a good catch up and happy adventure hanging with her. Then we had the tour of the Russian Hermitage Modernists. The paintings were wonderful, our guide was shite. Didn’t ,matter, we ran away and toured it ourselves.
Wearing Aftelier Honey Blossom. It was so lovely, cut through the heat and only required a couple of top ups to get me through the day.
Home with Jin and the weather is so hot I jumped in the dogs shell pool. It was delicious. The dogs looked at me with great disdain.
We had Vietnamese Rolls again because it’s the best way to keep me thoroughly on track diet wise. I can eat as much as I want 100% guilt free. Now I’m SO full. Groaningly happy.
Jin decides our TV viewing most of the time and tonight he picked a Jennifer Anniston movie, Dumplin’. It was really good. We laughed and cried and got thoroughly involved with a bunch of anti pageant pageant girls. It had drag queens, glamour girls, cute boys and a bunch of Jennifer being a really good imitation of a pageant cliche. All done to a rocking Dolly Parton soundtrack, seriously you MUST see this. Promise.
SOTBed: Un Jour d’Ete by Keiko Mecheri. I wanted to float away on a sea of very lightly salted vanilla jasmine. MMMMMM
Woken by the delivery guy.
Came to my office and spritzed Rubj EdP by Vero Kern.
TinaG came over and we chatted while I packed up bags to send to the Post Office. A couple of cups and some laughs. it was really nice to have some just hanging out time together.
Working tonight at a Christmas Party. Had to organise the Q&A so they were suitable easy and fun.
SOTNight: Peau d’Aillures by Starck. A quietly green whisper of adventure. A gift from my mate Tim, great taste.
OMG! So I’m in full drag, ready to go to work, get in the car and run into the garage wall popping my passenger rear tyre!! THREE POINT COLLAPSE! I ring Jin and he talks me through the tyre change process. I pop one of my heels, get thoroughly filthy, am a complete wreck but do it. Jin is like a proud parent. I run upstairs, clean up, change shoes and make it to the gig in enough time to still be 10 minutes early for my start time.
Gig went swimmingly.
SOTBed: A little spritz of Mohur by Neela Vermeire Creations.
Up, spritzed Miss Dior EdT, got the tyre fixed, went to the Post Office and came home to hang with Jin.
Jin and I did a spot of food shopping.
TV and lunch.
Went and had dinner at the new Imperial Hotel in Erskineville. A fully revamped place since the days we shot Priscilla: Queen of the Desert in it. Phil and Amal were looking fine and in good form. Dinner was excellent.
More Miss Dior for bed
SOTDay: Pluie de Soleil by Phaedon. If you like rich, almost over ripe fruit then THIS will be your jam. Amazing.
went and helped BFF Kath and her Dad get the garden in order for Xmas Day. Just some pruning and trimming really. Gave the pool walls a brush. Nothing too strenuous for us but quite out of Mum & Dads abilities now.
Had my bath and shave, realised halfway through that I hadn’t dyed my beard. Oh well, the white will show through for Xmas. Don’t care.
SOTAfternoon: Sublime Balkiss by The Different Company. Light but fragrant, perfect for summer evenings.
SOTEvening: Green Tea by Elizabeth Arden
Worked at Austral. It was the last TRIVIA of the year so we had a Christmas Party! So much fun
Went and had a cuppa with Anna Maria, Johnny and Mark. Suddenly remembered I had to go home.
Nearly forgot BFF Kath, Jin and my annual pilgrimage to the Sydney Fish Markets to get Christmas prawns and have dinner. We caught the train and light rail down, shopped, ate and Under-ed back to Kath’s.
Home now. ZONING OUT! Night all.
SOTBed: Resonance by Provision from the nearly last of my sample.
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