Hey there APJ Crew,
Another week of roller coasting. Thank everything for fragrance, it has buoyed me at times week when all seemed lost. Friends and commenters on APJ too, you all know who you are. Thank you for being the wind in my sails this week.
BTW Some of you were wondering about Greg’s mega sale. His stuff is up on Fragrance Buy, Swap & Sell Australia. Australia only postage though. Yes, I might have purchased.
Scent Diary: 18.2 – 24.2.2019
Woke up late. Missed Aquarobics.
SOTDay: Champs Elysees by Guerlain.
Straight to Kath’s Dad’s house for a Funeral Meeting.
Home to do APJ blog work and the clothes washing. I will run a vacuum around this place later but right now I can’t be assed.
SOTEvening: Myrrh Casati by Mona di Orio. It arrived today. Bought from my friend Morrigan who was moving her unloved babies on.
Writing my TRIVIA Q&A and smelling fine.
Have been a bit grief and depression crushed today. Tara Smith from A Bottled Rose called and now I’m feeling 100% more level. Friends, make everything better.
2.03am and TRIVIA Q&A done.
SOTBed: Wan Chai by Teone Reinthal. Luscious.
Jin was a bit noisy getting home from work this morning and woke me up. I got up and by 9am have a whole load of blog and social media stuff done.
Even at 9.30am walking the dogs was a sweaty affair. They loved it though. We went in a direction I rarely take and it goes through a big park with a children’s play castle and stuff. The dogs love to snuffle at all the kid smells there.
Today I’m testing some stuff for New Sniffs. It’s starting to pile up here.
Worked at Parramatta RSL. So fun.
SOTMorning: 1957 by CHANEL
Libertine Parfumerie Launch Day! So much exciting new stuff. I didn’t take any photos except of the one brand I’m yet to meet. These photos are from the Libertine, Agence de Parfum crew.
New to Australia is the Albert Morillas line from Switzerland, Mizensir. He has done all the fragrances and the couple I smelled were very good, like REALLY good shit.
The latest pink container of Carrière Frères candle holds a lovely rose scent. I can’t wait till these are available for purchase.
BLK are a new brand to Australia, based in the Palais Royale in Paris. Crème de Cuir was my favourite at first sniff.
Meant to have lunch with Kath but she is snowed under with funeral details.
Came home and starting watching The Umbrella Academy, at Jin’s request. He watched it and wants to talk about it.
SOTEvening: Grand Amour by Annick Goutal
More of The Umbrella Academy before bed.
SOTBed: Pichola by Neela Vermeire Creations
SOTMorning: Ormonde by Floris. THUNK! This is an oldie, long DCd. I had been keeping it for good but it had started to evaporate. Better used than lost.
Met with the celebrant today to help organise Mum Waples funeral.
On the way home I thought I’d fill up on petrol. When I came to pay I didn’t have my WALLET on me and not enough cash to pay. MORTIFYING!! I had to leave my iPhone, drive home, grab wallet, return and pay. Thank everything that it was only three blocks from our flat.
SOTEvening: Silences by Jacomo
Doing a gig tonight. Bingo. It’s something I’ve not done in a while and I’m shitting bricks. We are fully booked out at 150 people. FREAKING!
OMG! 157 people LOVED the show. It was so much fun. Had an absolute ball. Everything went swimmingly.
SOTBed: Nuxe Shimmering Body Oil. OH so luxurious. A gift from my buddy Hyun, love it so much.
SOTMorning: Uptown Moonshine by DSH Perfumes.
Off to the Dietician today. I cannot say how grateful to her I feel. So many things that I shouldn’t eat, some interesting things I am allowed, portion control and general well being. She also has lids and boxes of best brands and a list of different things available in which of our two largest supermarket chains.
So the upshot of all this is that in every way my body has improved. Even over the Christmas period where I was having bits and pieces of naughtiness and exercised much less. Fully dressed I am now 109kgs. That’s a loss of over 12kgs.
Jumped out of the medical centre and popped into the newly minted CHANEL Beauty store in my local mall. WOO HOO! So exciting to have one close by, and I know the manager. WINNING! They had kept a giveaway CHANEL 1957 sample for AFN on facebook.
Jin, Kath and I went out for Chinese dinner at Liu Rose. A chance for Kath to forget her Mums funeral & death and to just hang out with us. We ate, laughed, bitched, planned and generally had the fabulous time that best friends do, even in the bleakest of times. That’s what friends are for right? To fly with you in the good times and to sit with you in the bad.
SOTBed: Gentry Jockey Club by Oriza Legrand. A decant that Scotty gave me. YUM!
SOTMorning: Vintage Miss Dior EdT
Hung around the house. Got todays gig stuff organised. Walked with the dogs. Very chill morning.
Bathed, shaved and fragranced.
SOTDay: Sandflowers by Montale. Tanja reminded me of it in the New Sniffs comments so I grabbed it out. NICE! A furry aquatic with floral touches.
Got ready for work and wanted something a bit more cuddly than my Sandflower remnants so I gave myself a drenching in Velours by YSL
Gig was fabulous! A Hen’s Party overlooking Sydney Harbour from one of it’s most prestigious areas. It was hilarious. About 30 gorgeous, wealthy, fun loving women and they decided to have a Hot Pink Paris Hilton Party!
Home to Jin and we were going to go out for a night of dinner and Ten Pin Bowling but in the end we just wanted to go to the club and have a meal in the Bistro. This is Jin’s Rugby League teams club. He comes here with his friends sometimes. I’ve never been before to have a bistro dinner. Afterwards we played $10 each on the Poker Machines. I came home with my $10 but Jin lost his.
We came home and watched Ricky Gervais movie Invention Of The Lie. Shit but good. Jin loves it. We had a few laughs and I let it roll over me. Watching a movie that I don’t love is the least I can do for this sweet man.
SOTEvening: Mon Guerlain. YUM!
SOTMorning: Youth Dew Amber Nude by Estee Lauder. This is a decant bought years ago that surfaced from my box of samples and decants. I bought a bottle when It came out but was bitterly disappointed. Now I’m rethinking my position. Smelling mighty fine, and I think I sold the bottle on. B U M
Up early and at the computer. so many great answers to this weeks Saturday Question about Fragrance Cocoons. I have been enjoying reading and replying to them immensely.
Jin and I went to the Westfield Mall nearby to grab some meat and veg. While there Jin decided to have some mall food. He had a Chilli Dog and Fries. Smelled disgusting but he LOVED it. Simple guy. How I love him. Thanks universe for this gift.
BFF Kath found this treasure from Christmas 2003. Ma & Pa Waples, Kath and her nice Rachel with a very smiley Portia.
Todays bath time included Aromatics Elixir by Clinique bath oil, body lotion and fragrance. I smell freaking amazing!
Off to work. I love Sundays at Austral BC so much. they are a fab crew.
Exciting news from Oliver & Co. 16ml are back in stock with FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING. Plus the Nebula range is now available in 30ml! Woo Hoo! Get you over to the Oliver & Co website.
SOTEvening: Kasbah by 1969
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