Hey there APJ Crew,
YAY! This week was infinitely more level and low key, Still got to wear some of my favourite fragrances, saw a bunch of mates and hung out with the love of my life Jin. I love chill weeks and reckon I’ve earned a couple.
Scent Diary: 4.3 – 10.3.2019
Slept in till 9.30am. BLISS!
Wandered the dogs through warm, sun shiny streets.
Had some brunch
SOTDay: La Fin Du Monde Etat Libre d’Orange. WEaring this lovely from GHreg’s collection. My memory of it is quite different but THIS is so much better. I’m really happy it has been added to the collection. It’s all the notes but also smells like cooking rice to me.
Bollocks moment of the day. I’m doing the clothes washing and decide to do a quick dust while I’m waiting for a load to finish. My parents wedding pic jumps off the ledge and lands safely on the floor, PHEW! As I go to pick it up a picture of my first long term partner jumps and the corner lands dead centre of the other pics back. SMASH! Thank everything the photos remain intact. Bloody dramatic though.
Started writing TRIVIA Q&A.
Jin came home and we had dinner together. Then he needed some help with his resume and some job applications.
After walking the dogs it is now 11.30pm and I’m back to TRIVIA Q&A. More La Fin Du Monde spritzed with gay abandon.
Got up early-ish, gave the dogs a wee and went straight to the computer to finish TRIVIA Q&A.
SOTMorning: Escapade a Byzance by Olibere Paris from my Press Sample. The more I wear it the more I’m loving it.
My toenails have been taking a pedi break. About a month or so ago they needed a cut so I got a girl at Fresh Nails in Parramatta Westfield to give them a trim. She was so friendly and no nonsense I decided to go back for the full pedi experience. EXCELLENT! Plus it was only $28, including foot shaving and colour. Wonderful, she’s my new pedicurist.
Green is my favourite colour so I quite often have green toenails. Aunty Tracey is a big fan of the green and it always reminds me of her, so……….
Grabbed the mail on the way home and then collapsed on the couch. Watching Travelers on Netflix. Also finished my shit book and starting in on another that I’m hoping will be better.
Bathed and spritzed Eau Absolue by Mona di Orio. Smooth lavender and resins, like a cool glass against my cheek.
Went to work as a guy. LOVED IT! So comfortable. We had 71 players tonight. I think that’s really good.
Home and Jin is already in bed, dogs are fed & walked and I’m going to watch some more Travelers on Netflix.
SOTBed: Vetiverus by Oliver & Co
I set the alarm, Jin was up and asked was I going. STILL! I didn’t go. Totally bummed at myself. Will get to aquarobics on Friday.
SOTMorning: Adjatay by The Different Company
The First In Fragrance order arrived so I spent the day packing up everyones stuff and making some samples to send out with them. I really enjoy doing it when it all runs smoothly like today. Now I just wait to hear that everything arrived safe & sound.
We had a torrential, monsoon style 20 minute thunder storm at about 2pm. So glad I got back home before it started.
Wearing Gravel, a new sample that came in the FiF order. MMMMMMM
Work. We had 8 teams at Greystanes Inn tonight. It was wonderful.
SOTBed: Jacomo Art Collection #2. Chewy vanilla and suede with weird plasticky, heavy base. I love it so much and there’s quite a lot of air in this bottle. Went looking for a backup but it has disappeared from all sites.
I slept till nearly 10am.
It’s way cooler today and lovely. The dogs were quite playful on their morning walk.
Slobbed around the house.
Did a bunch of blogging. I am so fragrant right now. There must be six or seven fragrances on different parts of my body.
Watched Travelers on Netflix
Jin came home and I helped him write his cover letter for the new job application.
SOTEvening: Nevermore by Frapin. This new, revised version is bloody good. I think a full review might even be coming. Thanks Libertine Parfumerie, I really love it.
In thanks he took me out for Indian dinner. We tried a new place that we pass regularly saying we should go. The food and service was utterly delicious. We went a little crazy ordering food because we wanted to check a cross section of what they offer so we could get a feel for their food. Paneer Tikka, Onion Bihaji, Tandoori Chicken, Butter Chicken, Aloo Mutter and Garlic Naan. Jin had a Mango Lassi and I had Mineral Water. OMG! It was freaking DELICIOUS! We scoffed nearly all of it down and only had enough takeaway for one single meal.
SOTBed: Niral by Neela Vermeire Creations
Up with the chickens.
SPTMorning: Eau Duelle by Diptyque
Bus and train to town. Arrived early and had myself a coffee and a wander along the waterfront at Barangaroo.
Breakfast with my high powered banking buddies Alice & Michael. I forgot to take a photo. Chatter was fun and interesting. I really love these guys.
Wandered up to my old stomping ground home Nightclub where I worked for a few years. Loved every minute of it and had some of the best, most outrageous, silly, fun, crazy nights of my life there. They have the idea that they’d like to ru a trivia night. It could work. I met with Sophie and she blew me away, as did her Mum when I met her later. It was wonderful meeting with two such powerful, secure, friendly and beautiful women on International Womens Day. Fingers crossed for a positive outcome.
This is the view from the front of the club where you can sit and eat/drink during the day.
Then I walked back up to Wynyard Park where I met Phil. We sat and chatted a lunchtime away. Grand ideas and plans were hatched. More when they firm up.
Jumped on the train and met my BFF Kath for a cuppa. So much catching up to do. It was a chatter packed 40 minutes. I’m so grateful to have her in my life. It would be far less wonderful without.
FINALLY remembered to buy Gina perfumes for APJ reader Gina. YAY! Will pack and send them on Tuesday.
Home, walked the dogs and then went to get them some dog food. We are utterly dry.
Jin came home and we did nothing. Ate dinner, both having repeats of different things.
I blogged, Jin watched some TV.
Reading Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman. I feel like I’ve read it before but am pretty sure that I’ve not. Weird feeling. Bloody good read though.
SOTBed: Un Jour d’Ete by Keiko Mecheri. Bloody love this sheer summer staple.
Whoopsie! I slept in. Had to rush down to the grocery store to get breakfast fixings while Jin walked the dogs. TinaG is coming to brekkie! YAY! I’m too late to clean thew house so I’ll make do with cleaning a space on our table.
It was wonderful having TinaG over. We had french Toast with Crispy bacon, steamed Asparagus and Maple Syrup. Washed down with juice and tea. A few laughs, some sniffs and she was off to her next adventure.
Jin and I watched the whole series of Ricky Gervais After Life. BLOODY HELL! We both started crying quite early on, then in in earnest in the second last ep. By the end of the last ep I was sitting there with tears rolling down my face unable to even make the appropriate crying noises. I feel like my emotions have been run over by a semi trailer and then put through a clothes wringer.
You must see this. After Life on Netflix.
Also watched the last couple of eps for Travelers. Not the worst ending. I will miss them
SOTMorning: Batucada by L’Artisan.
Off for Yum Cha with this fabulous group. It was so much fun. We ate and chattered and laughed.
Thunked my Molton Brown Rose Absolue Shower Gel from my TinaG Xmas present. It’s so beautiful.
Off to work wearing Mohur by Neela Vermeire Creations.
Austral Bowling Club tonight with one of my besties Anna Maria.
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