Hey there APJ Crew,
WHAT A ROLLERCOASTER! This week has been a series of highs and lows with no warning of change.
Still, through the peaks and troughs I managed to get some sensational fragrances on, hang with mates and have a lot of fun.
Jin, as always, was one of the highlights and I got some couch cuddle time with the dogs.
Scent Diary: 4.2 – 10.2.2019
Jumped out of bed and took the dogs for a wee.
A couple of Shalimar EdC spritzes got me going.
Off to the Sydney Olympic Aquatic Center where I did a shallow and a deep aquarobics class and 500m swimming. Boy, it felt so good,
Weigh in: 108.7 kg. This is really exciting. I can’t tell you all how happy this makes me.
Came home and cleaned the house top to bottom. Even got on my knees and did the tiles in kitchen and bathroom. Did 3 loads of washing and hung it up. LOVE Mondays.
Wearing Teone Reinthal Wan Chai again today. It’s so lavish and glamorous it even makes cleaning, washing and cooking feel like fun. Mine is decanted from the bottle because it smells even more fabulous spritzed. MMMMMM
Have cooked up a big batch of Savoury Mince again. It will be my staple food this week between eating with friends. I love it so much. Yes, I know it looks awful. Full of vegetables and mince meat, so healthy I can hear my arteries applauding.
Got started on the TRIVIA Q&A.
Jin came home and is absolutely wrecked. Working in a huge tin shed in this heat is so awful for him. No A/C. He also isn’t sleeping so well due to heat & mosquitos. I’m dealing with a man regressing to 5 years old right now.
We hung out, had some dinner together and watched an episode of Titans.
He’s in bed
SOTNight: Pour un Homme de Caron. I needed something cool and calming to help me think my way through these TRIVIA Q&A. It’s still so hot and muggy at midnight my mind has turned off: 26C. I just turned the A/C on, hopefully it will cool my brain.
1am-ish and I’m done writing my Q&A. I’m bushed. Today has been a big day.
SOTBed: Vintage Hermès Caleche
Today I spritzed a few things for this weeks New Sniffs & Thunked post.
It’s a bit cooler here so much more comfortable. The dogs were much happier to walk morning and afternoon.
Got caught up on my Trivia stuff, paid some bills, got stuff done. It seems like I did nothing but the day was full.
Read some more of my current book. Not really involved in it 100% yet, waiting for my engagement to blossom.
Tonight for work I got really excited and over spritzed vintage Youth Dew by Estee Lauder. I was so fragrant and no one noticed. Bastards!!
The RSL celebrated Lunar New Year with Duck Pancakes (Peking Duck). They were fricken DELICIOUS!!
Home again. Dogs fed & walked. Blog sorted. Bit of TV and then bed.
SOTBed: Boucheron Edp
Jin got home from After Work Drinks at 4.15am this morning. I was expecting him around 1am so I stayed up watching my newest Netflix series Outlander. When he finally got home it was by cab. I’m so happy he is starting to hang out with people. Jin is usually a hermit who would be happy just the two of us doing everything and the rest of the time on the couch. Hopefully this mad fun will become something quasi regular. I really believe having a bunch of friends can save you from anything.
I was still awake so off I trotted to Aquarobics for a 6am class.
Slept on the couch till Scott dropped over for coffee and a chat.
SOTDay: Thunked my spray sample of Leather Shot by Olfactive Studio. It’s quite nice. I like it but don’t LOVE it. Should a bottle land in my lap I’d wear the shit outta it.
Did some computer stuff, now going back to sleep.
Jumped out of bed, gave myself a whores bath and got on the road to collect Wendy for Trivia. I rang her as I was leaving and she was so excited to be coming after her two weeks in hospital. When I arrived 15 minutes later she wasn’t out the front waiting for me. I was just getting out of my car and ringing her when her son Nick rang and told me she was dead on the floor of her bedroom. He got the dogs out of the house and started CPR on her while I called 000 for ambulance. Two ambulances arrived after about 15 more minutes, Nick was unceasing in his efforts to keep her blood pumping. As soon as I saw that the Ambos had taken control I had to skedaddle off to work. At half time I rang Nick and Wendy hard died.
Vale and vail my friend. We had such good times, even in the shittiest situations.
Thanks for everything. The laughs, the fun, the trivia and even the fights. I loved it all and will miss you.
SOTMorning: Nirvana Black by Elizabeth & James.
Collected my friend Margaret and we drove into town to see the AGNSW Hermitage show. It must be my 10th time seeing it and every time I learn more, find something new and different and am given the gift of seeing some of the worlds greatest artists. Here we are with the Kandinskys.
We wandered across the Domain to meet gorgeous Kerri for lunch. Kerri & Margaret are new friends and we all got on so well. It was excellent fun. Avenue Chifley, or something like that, was a super lunch choice by Kerri, we sat in a lovely breeze, shaved from the sun and laughed away an hour. Perfect.
Tried CHANEL 1957
Smelled modern Samsara EdT also. Boy! How the mighty have fallen. Shameful. It has been attenuated and white musked almost to oblivion.
Margaret and I might have also dropped into Hermès to try on more fragrance and some silk cashmere scarves. So glam.
Darling Harbour. I had about an hour to kill so I found myself a quiet cafe with a view and chilled.
Dinner at Sofitel with Jin. He has this new Accor card that gives him 50% off meals so now we are trying all the restaurants in their hotels for our date days/nights. It’s a really fun way to go new places and get to hang out just the two of us.
Gym on the way home. The perfect response to a huge and delicious meal.
SOTBed: Mitsouko in honour of my Mitsouko 100 Years Perfume Posse post today.
Up late. Didn’t make it to Aquarobics. BUM.
SOTMorning: Velours by YSL
Doctors appointment for bloods. My GP is so happy with my progress. Genuinely thrilled that someone is listening to his advice and taking it. Jin came with me and we sat companionably together on our phones till I got called by GP and bloods.
Coffee date with my Best Man Phil. Always so much to catch up on.
Lunch with Hyun and Georgie at David Jones Food Court. Sorry I forgot to take pix.
SOTAfternoon: CHANEL 1957
Hyun got a mini makeover at CHANEL with Anna. O M G! She came out looking even more gorgeous.
May have purchased 200ml of CHANEL 1957. I’m splitting it amongst the Aussie Fragrance Network crew.
Hyun and I had some time to kill so we went and visited DIOR. They had their Trunk Show today and we arrived just afterwards to see all the newest stock and the magnificent white leather toille print skirt that I salivated over. We were also given a history lesson by Jolanta and shown how Christian Dior’s tastes were still being followed in 2018. VERY cool. (Hyun with her CHANEL mini makeover really looked the part of the uber glam DIOR shopper.
Coffee with David and Hyun. Loads of delicious chatter and film reviews. Totally fun, still madly in love with him.
Hung out with Jin watching Korean TV.
STORM!! I’ve never been in anything like it. Winds, rain, hail, lightning and thunder. Trees falling down. The streets around us are all in blackout. we are a beacon of light amongst them. PHEW!
Walking the dogs tonight. Our suburb is a scene from a disaster movie. Unreal.
SOTBed: Green Tea by Elizabeth Arden. 100ml THUNKED! In the bin.
SOTMorning: Issey Miyake L’Eau Bleue d’Issey Pour Homme
Lunch with Jin, Giovanna, Glenda, Artemis, Maggie and James at Gioia Leichhardt.
Apologies. I didn’t take any people photos today. Completely carried away with them and having such a good time I forgot. BUMMER!
Dinner at home with Jin, Matt, Kath and Alice. Jin cooked Spicy Korean Pork. SO GOOD!
SOTEvening: CHANEL 1957
Watching Outlander. LOVE it.
SOTBed: Mona di Orio Eau Absolue
Lovely morning. Took the dogs for a wander in the clear warm sunshine. Not too hot.
SOTMorning: Kolonya by Rasei Fort
Was making up the send outs for APJ winners. Thunked decants of Camellia Intrepid by Atelier Cologne, Figment Woman by Amouage and Maravilla by Bulgari.
Beard dyed, shaved and bathed. Ready to become a beautiful lady.
SOTAfternoon: Trayee by Neela Vermeire Creations
Thank you to everyone who has been a part of my week. It has been a challenging one and you all helped me through. My Sydney buddies, APJ buddies, friends from Australia and beyond. Everyone came together and buoyed me in choppy seas. Thank you. It was noticed. I’m grateful we are all together on earth in this time, to share the bits we can.
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