Hey there APJ Crew,
All the festivities, fragrances, families, food, fun and fabulousness. Excellent week at and around Chez Turbo.
Scent Diary: 24.12 – 30.12.2018
SOTDay: Boucheron. LOVE a BWF in summer.
Morning with Wendy and some other wonderful friends shopping, visiting, having a laugh.
Came home and Jin & I spent some time together.
Went and visited Mum’s grave, took her a big Asiatic lily stem and burned incense and hell bank dollars for her.
Did a spot more shopping.
Scotty came around and we chatted, spritzed, laughed and opened presents. SO SPOILED!! You have no idea.
Had the evening to myself. Jin’s at work. I wrapped pressies, cleaned the house, organised the lunch for tomorrow and did a few loads of washing.
Heavenly Christmas Eve.
SOTEvening: Nuit de Noel by Caron.
I smell bloody fabulous.
Merry Christmas all.
Cleaned the house from 10.30pm -12.30am, dust, vacuum, bathroom, kitchen. 3 loads of washing. Feeling clean and festive.
Potato Salad, cut the chickens, crackling and pork. Decanted apple sauce and mint jelly. Organised drinks.
Jin and I opened a couple of presents each. It was intimate and loving. What a great guy.
Fed & walked dogs.
SOTDay: CHANEL No 19. EdT and extrait.
We went around to Kath’s families house. It was excellent. Everyone brought food and drink. We chattered and told poo stories. Had an excellent time. Sat down to lunch early because Jin had to go back to bed because he is working night shifts.
Presents? Yeah, scooped the pools here. So much fabulous stuff and craziness.
Jin went to work and I crash landed on the couch. There I stayed.
SOTBed: CHANEL Cristalle EdP. A less uptight sister to No 19, refreshing, herbal and citrus sweet.
Woke up like coming up through water towards the sunlight. It was beautiful.
SOTD: Pluie de Soleil by Phaedon. SO MUCH FRUITINESS!
Jin was too sleepy to come today, he’s working nights and stayed up late yesterday. Really feeling the lack last night at work and today. I let him sleep.
Got the days food organised to go back to BFF Kath’s family for Boxing Day swimming. So much fun. We all had lunch then into the pool for hours. I might have gotten a little sunburned.
I came home and Jin went off to work. Poor boy. The money is unbelievable over the Xmas period though so he’s happy as a pig in chiffon about that.
I spent a lovely couple of hours snoring on the couch. Woke up and It’s already 6.30pm!!
SOTEvening: Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker
Had dinner, walked the dogs, watched some more TV and did some faffing around on the computer. Wrote my Perfume Posse Xmas Frags post and now I’m bushed!
SOTBed: Thunked an old sample of Gucci Envy woman. Sample was almost full, just splashed it on me. It’s so soft I think it might have become oxygenated. A whisper of green flowers and soft broken waxy sappy stems.
Jin got home around 7am and we had a little chat. We slept off for about an hour and then I was wide awake.
So I came to the computer to get some stuff dome but couldn’t really concentrate.
SOTMorning: Black Amber by Agonist. Two things of note here. Smells freaking amazing, isn’t as expensive as you’d think.
Breakfast time. Small bowl of cereal with a cuppa in my Xmas gift from Jin. A Tiffany & Co mug. It’s so lavish and soft to my lips and hands. Excellent gift!
SOTAfternoon: Copal Azur by Aedes de Venustas. Thunk! About 1ml left. ALL the incense. BAM!
Phil came over for a cuppa and a chat. Very chill.
Hung out with the dogs watching Netflix, me on the couch under the fan. Especially good because my sunburn is warm.
SOTEvening: Cuir by Carner Barcelona. Thunk! Nice leather, bit safe for my liking but smooth and comfy.
At about 9.30pm I had a cool bath. Used the last of a bottle of Olympic Orchids Amber Labdanum Bath Oil! THUNK! It’s a freaking THUNKATHON here today! Thank goodness I have a backup.
Did stuff but basically watched TV. Very freaking LAZY!!!
SOTBed: Datura Noir by Serge Lutens. The added amber from my bath adds untold depths and animal sweetness.
Went to town to meet my buddy Tim, we went to the gallery, saw the Hermitage and had some lunch. It was good fun. You can just see us in the reflection in the top pic with the Picassos behind us.
We popped over to Bronwyn;’s place to check her candles (Gascoigne & King) and might have bought 10. I’ve never seen the candle making process up close before. Also she is the ELdO importer for Australia so she gave me some Press Samples to write about! YAY!
Home to Jin who has just finished 5 nightshifts and is not very responsive. So I wrote a Best Of 2018 post. That was fun trying to remember the things that moved me in 2018.
Had my Secret Santa from Aussie Fragrance Network arrive today. Someone really thought out a diverse and interesting set of fragrances. From Malle Une Fleur de Cassis and Lys Meditaranee, Goutal’s Gardenia Passion, Penhaligon’s Lily of the Valley and Zara Gardenia.
Jumped into a very cool shower just to sluice off the days grime. Not much pressure and only about 2 minutes. I feel guilty using too much while we are in drought.
SOTEvening: Une Fleur de Cassis by Frederic Malle. THUNKED my sample in one go. It is freaking gorgeous! A perfect sweaty summer foil. So waxy, clear and elegant! Now I want a bottle, like RIGHT NOW!
Fed and walked the dogs. Now I’m BUSHED! Bedtime.
SOTBed: Green Tea by Elizabeth Arden
It was so hot and muggy last night that we slept in the lounge room on the couch with the AC on dry mode. Best idea ever. We both slept like dead people. I got 7 hours uninterrupted, blissful sleep.
Jin went off to SCUBA Diving this morning at around 7am.
I sprayed myself silly with Lolita Lempicka EdP
My plans for today all turned to shit so the day is mine and completely free. I’m thinking laziest day ever. Only leaving the house for food. YAY!
It’s so hot my Lolita Lempicka burned off in a couple of hours so I gave myself a couple of squirts of AEON 001. Resinous, animal, bed head and sweetness. Amazing in the heat! I should wear this skanky beauty more. Still going on a 5ml press sample but there’s a bottle here awaiting opening.
Jin came home. We watched some TV and lay like walrus on the couch under the fan, sweating and sweltering.
At about 5pm I had a cool bath. HEAVENLY!
SOTEvening: Monsieur Li by Hermès
Dinner with the crew! Jin has been wanting Korean BarBQ lately so I text a bunch of our mates and got together an End Of 2018 table tonight. It was all very last minute but a surprising number of our peeps were up for it. YAY! Ate SO MUCH delicious food and had a fun time with the gang.
SOTBed: Palissandre d’Or by Aedes de Venustas.
Bloody Hell! It’s so freaking hot. Just walked the dogs around the block and I am drenched in sweat.
Went and hung out at BFF Kath’s parents with them and Kath. Had a swim but the water is so warm it’s hardly cooling anymore.
SOTDay: Après la Mousson by Hermès
Tonight the crew is off to see A Star Is Born at the outdoor Moonlight Cinema in town. I’m in two minds. It could be fun but it could also be torture.
I took some Glasshouse goodies to give the girls. They enjoyed being spoiled and the Bon Bons look so good. PLUS! They had Glasshouse body products inside. They were so happy.
Jin had a cupcake!
Well, it was TORTURE. Bugs, bad sound, uncomfortable and sweltering. Jin was HATING it, so we left. Ruski Groodle loved the night though.
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