Hey there APJ Crew,
It must be so boring for you Northerners to read about our heat but I’m getting my ass kicked by it. Utterly enervated.
Still, managed to get out a bit and do some stuff. Nothing enormous, quite a lot of jin and Portia laying around in the cool air time.
Loads of good frags though.
Scent Diary: 28.1 – 3.2 2019
Slept in again. Missed Aquarobics. SHAME on me.
Started responding to blog comments and matty was asking about a YSL Opium bottle. Thought I better get mine out and take a pic for her, then figured it would be rude not to give myself a swipe of extrait, seeings that it’s out! O M Giddy Aunt!
Hung with Jin for a while.
Someone asked on a FB page what my favourite bottle in my collection is. It’s this old 16oz Shalimar EdC bottle by Guerlain. I love it so much I can’t even open it.
Fell asleep on the couch. This heat is wiping me out.
Woke up around 9pm. Fed & walked the dogs.
Melange No 16. A lily/Lily of the valley weird ass thing. White flowers and green leaves, narcissus and soft sappy stems.
It’s a rollerball and I want it to be a spritz, it seems impossible to get enough on me.
Started on my TRVIA Q&A. Can’t concentrate. Turning on the A/C and giving the house 30 minutes to cool down so I can think .
It’s 2am and I’ve just finished TRIVIA Q&A. All I have to do is send out the eMails to our fabulous Drag Queen Hostesses and I’m done for today.
SOTBed: Traversee du Bosphore L’Artisan. I forget how good this fragrance is. YUM!
Jin finished his row of night shifts this morning.
We had brunch up the road at our favourite cafe.
I’ve been wearing odds and sods of perfume for review and test purposes. You’ll see them all in due course.
We have the dry mode on the A/C on all day and it does make the air infinitely more comfortable. I’m still lazy as though.
Thunked Hamdani by Parfums de Marley. Meaty leather full of resinous animals. Not so polite. The whole vial smells wonderful.
Went to work at Parramatta RSL. We had a fun time all round.
Came home and Jin has been cooking Kimchi Soup. O M G! The whole apartment smells like feet and rotting flesh. I turned off the AC and opened all the doors and windows. The first 10 minutes I was gagging a bit. SO AWFUL! I’ve come to the perfume room to hide while the stench dissipates.
SOTBed: Sublime Balkiss by The Different Company
Up and walked the dogs in the sweltering morning heat.
SOTMorning: Santal ++++ by Miller et Bertaux
Jin and I went into the Russian Embassy here in Sydney to get our VISAs for May. That was exciting. They are sticklers, fortunately Jin is a whiz at bureaucracy.
Did some blogging, commenting and organising for next month.
SOTEvening: Sharp by Andrea Maack. Weird ass orange blossom with stuff.
Went to work at Greystanes Inn. It was a bit quiet this week but we still had a good time and ended the night with three teams.
Watched the finale of GRIMM. Terrible ending. Fabulous series.
SOTBed: Feminite du Bois by Serge Lutens. Thunked an OLD sample of this. It seems so much plummier than my older bottle.
SOTMorning: Vintage Madame Rochas. This is the bottle that exploded forth when it was first sprayed. I bought 120ml BNIC and in the explosion lost about 20ml. Safely decanted it and now there are only a few ml left.
Trying to get ready for work in this heat was hideous. I was sweating like a farm hand.
SOTWork: I wanted to be gloriously elegant at a new gig and decided Seville a l’Aube by L’Artisan was the perfect choice. All those orange blossoms and incense were a perfect fit.
The new gig was wonderful! Out of eight teams five were longtime buddies come to support. Such a fabulous night. Pinchos in Glebe behind Despina Tapas. The food was EXCELLENT!
SOTBed: Exultat by Maria Candida Gentile. Incense BOMB!
What’s wrong with me. Jin tried to wake me to go to Aquarobics this morning when he got home and I was agro and resistant. Even in my sleep. HA!
Thank goodness! The temperature has finally dropped. 22C is our high temp today. YAY! Overcast and spitting rain, my perfect weather.
SOTDay: Kiehl’s Original Musk.
Learned something today. When someone dies, some people say Vale (Vah-Lay) and others Vail (VayL). Vale means a written or spoken farewell and Vail means to take off or lower a hat or crown as a token of respect or submission. Both acceptable for use. In fact, I’m going to start writing Vale and Vail as my respectful goodbye from now on.
We had a magnificent day together. Caught the bus and train to town where Jin took me out for lunch at Q Dining. It’s in a fancy 5* hotel and overlooks Circular Quay. We had 3 magnificent courses. Duck wontons and a Charcuterie plate for entree. Roast duck and beetroot with goats cheese foam and a side of Kipfler potatoes for main to share. Dessert was the best Creme Brûlée and Pistacio ice Cream I’ve tasted in my life. I ate a third of it before I remembered it was a TASTING food only now I’m diabetic. OOPSIE! We had a half bottle of Pinos Noir (Jin had the loins share) and a sparkling water. We managed to sit, eat and chatter away over 2.5 hours without missing a beat. It was utterly splendiferous.
Caught the train home and walked the 1.3km home in the misty rain, still chattering madly. I really enjoy his company and wit.
Now Jin has hit the hay because tomorrow is a 3am wake up. I’m blogging merrily.
SOTBed: Santal Blanc by Serge Lutens. Thunked my old sample of this one. It is pretty and cozy, bit sotto voce for my liking but I get why it has its fans.
Blessed relief. Today has stayed cool and overcast. The dogs are thrilled because I never want to walk then across streets in the heat because it’s so hot on their paws. We’ve been pretty much walking the same block for a week or two now. Today we went two blocks around and they acted like they’d never seen any of it before and made up for lost sniff and snuffling time with gay abandon.
SOTMorning: Shalimar EdC by Guerlain
I’ve got the day to myself so I’m going to read Circe and chill around the house.
Went and did some food shopping and the Post Office. Nothing very exciting.
Home and reading Circe. It’s wonderful.
SOTEvening: Velours by Yves Saint Laurent
Caught a bus and train to town this evening and met Jin, TinaG and Michael. We went to the Greyhound Races and had a fabulous time. Jin won a TRIFECTA! Amazing.
This is our boys trainer Charlie. He must be pretty good because every time we go away the dogs stay with him and they are so excited to go back and hang there. It was cool seeing him there and having a chat.
Afterwards while walking the dogs through the cool but muggy night the dogs got excited when we arrived home. They had discovered a nearly ready to leave the nest Rainbow Lorikeet right next to out front door step. We brought it inside and gave it a feed of Lorikeet rearing mixture (Yes, I have it in the cupboard because so many young birds lose their parents to ravening cats whose owners don’t keep them inside the house. GRRR!). We have named it Apollo and it is a loudmouthed squawker. He did deign to let me get some mixture down his gullet after much to-do. Hopefully he’s still with us in the morning.
SOTBed: Gentry Jockey Club by Oriza Legrande. From a decant that Scotty gave me. Dark, birch leather and stuff. VERY nice.
SOTMorning: Silences PdT by Jacomo
Walking the dogs this morning was beautiful. It was cool and sunny, little bit of cloud cover zipping past. So gorgeous.
Got home. Fed Apollo the Rainbow Lorikeet and took him and his box down to the local vet so they can pass him on to the Wildlife Rescue Service WIRES.
By the time I got home at 11am 32C and nearly 60% humidity. Sweating like nobodies business. It feels much hotter and wetter.
I have to clipper and dye my beard today, then become a beautiful lady (read Truck Driver in a Dress). Not feeling it. It’s an A/C kinda day.
Bubble Bath in Musc Nomade by Annick Goutal (I think only one bath left in this beauty), lotion Kiehl’s Original Musk,
SOTDay: Musc Ravageur by Frederic Malle
Face, Frock and off to work. It wasn’t very busy tonight but we all had a ball. loads of chatter and catch ups. The Austral BC Crew are fantastic, love the so much.
Home, walked the dogs for over an hour tonight. Jinx didn’t poo. Oh well, no worries.
Now I’m in front of the computer, checking eMails, FB and APJ comments.
What a great week.
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