Hey there APJ Crew,
So many wonderful fragrances this week. Celebrating Guerlain Mitsouko’s 100 year anniversary. Being friends, eating wonderful food, even got a little bit of exercising in.
Honestly, the heat has me beat gang. I’m trying to stay positive and focussed but it’s been draining my will to live. It’s not that I dislike the heat per se, it robs me of my ability to think.
Scent Diary: 21.1 – 27.1.2019
That looks nice until you see the humidity. It’s like living in Chennai India. Mildly uncomfortable. I’m expecting monsoonal rains at 3pm.
SOTMorning: Deauville by CHANEL. I really like the sharp green citrus opening. It’s a beautiful jolt of cool freshness.
Grabbed Wendy and we saw two doctors and a nurse. No good news today, all rubbish. On the flip side she was walking with a cane instead of her wheelchair. We even walked down her street in the rain with my jaunty rainbow umbrellas.
Got four loads of washing done and hung today and dusted. Jin’s asleep on the couch so I can’t get the vacuuming done yet.
SOTAfternoon: Green Tea by Elizabeth Arden. I have about 25 spritzes on. This bottle will be finished soon.
That Green Tea lasted all of an hour, not even.
SOTDinner: Infini by Caron
Jin and I went for a walk and had Turkish Kebabs for dinner. It’s nice hanging out with him and doing nothing stuff. Caught this fabulous sunset after dinner.
We came home and watched some Korean travel TV. I don’t understand a word but it’s amazing how much I understand just by body language and tone.
SOTEvening: Pour Un Homme de Caron. I need the calming properties of lavender to steady me as I write Trivia Q&A.
I saw Matty’s SOTDay and decided Guerlain Insolence was the answer. Excellent choice. I love that lipstick style of fragrance.
Aquarobics at Lidcome Pool Complex.
Jin had his hair cut.
Lunch with Karim & Jin at Pho Pasteur. Vietnamese for lunch, so yummy and so much to chat about. I forgot to take a pic, bum.
Dog walking in the heat. Poor little boys. They wilt.
Collapsed on couch under fan. Dogs on their beds in the living room.
Bathed and shaved.
Read my book and slept.
SOTEvening: Guerlain Mitsouko, because everyone is talking its 100th birthday up and I wanted to be part of the fun.
Work was so much fun tonight. Getting ready was ghastly, trying to put make up on over sweaty man face. Hideous!
SOTBed: Liberté by Cacharel.
Slept in. I didn’t even open my eyes till past 10am. HEAVEN.
Did a weigh in today. Happy day.
SOTMorning: Geranium Pour Monsieur by Frederic Malle.
We walked the dogs together. I love it when we both get to do that.
Also, got my mug shots done for Russia and Mongolia VISAs. I look OK for a balding, 50 year old, overweight, out of condition guy. These are the two shots they took. I’m happy.
Jin took me to lunch at the Pullman Hotel for a Date Day. It was lovely. We shared duck confit with green mango salad and coconut to open. Jin had octopus, tomatoes and pasta salad and I had a steak for main. We shared (I tasted and Jin finished) a chocolate fudge with almond ice cream and fruits at the end. It was lovely, so nice to just hang and chatter.
My mate David sent me a postcard from Canada! I love getting them so much.
The we went to ALDI to do some shopping. Sorry everyone. I can’t. Less products, less variety and that checkout with nowhere to pack your bags. Nope.
I was supposed to clean the house but Jin decided to stay home so I’ll do it in the morning.
Did some reading. The book is The Queen, Her Lover and the Most Notorious Spy in History by Roland Perry. It’s a bloody good read taking us from Queen Victoria’s childhood right through to……. well you probably need to read it. It’s a page turning pot boiler.
SOTAfternoon: Reem Acra. A really good spicy radiant white floral that is now available on the discounters for a song.
Went to work and we had a spectacular night! It was fun and super busy. Greystanes Inn was thumping! So fun.
Nearly ready to sleep. Watching more Grimm
SOTBed: Duel by Annick Goutal
Prize for DUM DUM of the day. I decided to clean the house because Anna Maria and Johnny are coming. I can’t stop sweating now. It’s like I’ve just stepped out of a bath, except SWEATY!!! The dogs think I’m a new, delicious, water creature.
SOTMorning: Mitsouko EdT.
Anna Maria and Johnny came over. We drank champagne, had Chinese lunch, sniffed some frags and watched Gladiator. I love these guys so much. We always have a ball, never run out of conversation and love so many similar things.
Then off to town. Met up with Jin, Evie, Lola and Mum Chaloner. We had Grill’d Burgers and the went to see Green Book.
O M G! Green Book! I cannot overstate how much we all enjoyed it.
SOTBed: Un Jour d’Ete by Keiko Mecheri
It’s SO HOT! I’m sweating here in my undies. HA! Sorry, hideous visual for you all.
Jin and I got up and got waxed. Interestingly the heat made it less painful. No idea why. Bumped into one of my girlfriends, Chantal, there and the girl with her tongue out is our waxing queen Raquel.
Jin then cooked us dumplings for breakfast. SO DELICIOUS!
First In Fragrance order arrived this morning so I spent the best part of the day sorting, packing and sending that out.
I Thunked a sample of Reve d’Ossian by Oriza Legrande today. INCENSE!! Amazing. so wonderful in the heat.
This evening BFF Kath came over for Chicken Soft Tacos. We had dinner, walked the dogs and had an excellent catch up. Below is BFF Kath’s Chicken Soft taco shot, stolen from her Instagram.
On the couch, watching GRIMM
Hey, I made us a new APJ snip to go as the logo next to comments. It’s taken from the header, which is a picture of a Guerlain Chamade extrait bottle taken by my buddy Eve. It was shot in Sydney’s Manly looking into the sunrise. How do you like it?
When Jin got home this morning he woke me up, I dozed for about an hour but then I decided to bite the bullet and get my blogging comments up to date. Once the heat of the day starts I’m non compos mentis.
SOTMorning: Rahelle by Neela Vermeire Creations
After breakfast I thunked my sample of In The Woods by Cult of Scent. Dark cologne reimagination. Very nice. Jocelyn Fullerton, the Australian perfumer, has done a lovely job.
Tried unsuccessfully to get more blogging done. My brain is fried. So annoyed at myself. Today was specifically set aside to get a load of stuff done. Jin was sound asleep, I had the run of the house and basically did zip.
SOTAfternoon: Salamanca by Olympic Orchids. Deeply resinous and swampy. I love how Ellen Covey creates these turgid fragrances that are both heavenly and devilish. This is an old spray sample I bought years ago.
Went to dinner with Michael, Scott, Sonya and Jed! It was so fun and delicious. Michael paid, it was utterly wonderful and we all felt really special.
Scott, Michael and I went and saw Aquaman. It wasn’t terrible but the girl who played the female lead annoyed me because she sounded like Scarlett Johnson but wasn’t so good. Her wig was atrocious and lip line was so badly done. Also Nicole Kidman…… why? Aquaman and his dad, the bad king, his offsider and the vizier were all much better. I liked it and would watch it again on netflix when it gets there.
We went back to michael’s pad and stayed drinking and sniffing perfume till 3am! REALLY, 3am. I can’t freaking believe it. I have so much perfume on me I smell like a niche store.
Walked the dogs early to beat the heat.
Wearing my Amore Amore by Cacharel. A gift from Anna Maria and always makes me smile.
Met up with BFF Kath at Birkenhead Point. We had a wander of the shops and brunched. We have never ending chatter and laughs. I have seriously lucked out with my bestie.
Home to AC comfort. It’s about 47C in my car and I was thrilled to get out of it.
Woke up at 4pm. Sweating like a farm hand. No drag tonight, the make up would just be running down my face. I had a bath and then put on my newest acquisition from Michael’s sell pile. Velours by Yves Saint Laurent. MMMMMMM
Went to work in a thunder and lightning storm and came home in the dark in an even more ferocious one. I was driving 60km on the motorway because visibility was so bad.
Finally home safe. Going to cuddle up with the dogs in front of the TV> Night
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