Hey there APJ Crew,
Where did this week go? Suddenly it’s Sunday again and I feel like I got nothing accomplished. Still managed to get some spectacular fragrances on my skin and into my nose, saw some mates, hung with Jin, went exercising and got all my work done. Chill but fun week.
Scent Diary: 18.3 – 24.3.2019
WOW! It’s only 4pm here and I’ve already had quite a day of it.
Aquarobics this morning.
WOO HOO! This week I have dropped below 108kgs.
Did some grocery shopping and general running around.
Cleaned the house. Dust, vacuum, bathroom and hand did tile floors in kitchen, laundry and bathroom.
Three loads of washing done and hung.
Here we are at 4pm.
SOTAfternoon: Seville a l’Aube by L’Artisan.
Started writing TRIVIA Q&A.
At about 6pm I went and grabbed Kath’s Dad and we went to Hawa and got Middle Eastern Chicken for dinner with pickles, garlic sauce and chips.
I added some sourdough bread and a leafy green salad with pear and hard, salty pecorino romano cheese smothered in balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Dessert was strawberries and blueberries with passionfruit yoghurt.
We had a small bunch. Six of us all together. Fun night. I forgot to take photos, sorry.
Dropped Dad back home.
It’s 10.30pm so time to finish my TRIVIA Q&A.
SOTNight: Diptyque 34 EdP.
I didn’t finish my TRIVIA Q&A last night so I went to bed and woke at 3am, jumped up and finished it all up by nearly 5am. Back to bed till Jin got up at 9am and stomped around the house telling me how sick he is. Sick! He was nearly DEAD!
While walking the dogs my thongs gave up the ghost. Thank everything Jin had bought me a brand new pair, exactly the same, for Christmas. Now I have lovely new thongs.
SOTMorning: Sculpteur d’Epices by Lalique from a decant. I’m seriously thinking to buy some of this lovely scent. It’s nothing super new or groundbreaking but it smells so good on me.
I’ve been puttering awaiting Scotty’s arrival but I think he’s forgotten me. Oh well, better get on with Office Day.
FYI Doing Office Day without Scotty is boring AF. I got everything done but it was fairly torturous. Bills had mounted sky high and I changed my Health Insurance to QANTAS Health Insurance and paid for a year.
No more PERFUME BUYING this month.
Bathtime. Another luxurious bubble bath with C O Bigelow Lime Coriander bubbles. MMMMMM Smells so good.
SOTAfternoon: Lolita Lempicka EdP.
Work was fun, as always. A couple of people noticed my fragrance which spawned the Saturday Question.
Home to catch up on blog messages and then I’m having a nap before brunch.
SOTMorning: Ashoka by Neela Vermeire Creations. That figgy, wood goodness has me swooning.
Went to Kath’s Dad with Jin and we helped with some gardening and Jin fixed a breaking step with cement and formwork. It was a delight to behold. I tore my T-Shirt on the side of the house and got a couple of scratches but other than that we both survived unscathed.
Home for a late lunch.
SOTEvening: Velours by YSL. I can’t get enough of this baby., YUM!
Work was excellent tonight. We had a busy pub, everyone ate and drank and it was a fun vibe. I love Wednesdays.
Walked the dogs through the gloriously cool evening. We had a Super Moon tonight and it was pretty cool too.
BUSHED! Doing a spot of blogging, watching some TV and sleep.
SOTBed: Alahine by Teo Cabanel. My 50ml is half gone.
Started rewatching the Mummy series of films. I love Brendan Fraser so much. What a honey.
Lazy morning around the house blogging, dogging and napping. The weather has cooled considerably and I am loving it. Back to jeans weather.
Arrived today so I’m wearing LOADS of it. Pacific Rock Moss by Goldfield & Banks. Fresh, briny with woodsy additives. Expect a review.
Went to town because my mate Rose is back in Sydney. She’s been off galavanting around the world for a year now. I picked her up and we had lunch in Balmain then wandered down to the park by the water and sat in the dappled sunshine chattering for an hour or so. Then we wandered up to the shopping area and had another cuppa. We also went into Mecca there and tried some Diptyques on Rose, Tempo and L’Ambre dans l’Eau. Tempo was stellar on her but the other was all mucky roses, weird.
Home and watching The Mummy Returns.
SOTAfternoon: Lolita Lempicka. I found another 30ml nearly empty bottle in with some samples and decants. Smells deeper than my current bottle, richer and more amber/honey.
Jin came home and we had some dinner. He’s really not well and I’ve told him to stay home tomorrow. He went to bed early.
Onto the third Mummy movie, Tomb of the Dragon Warrior.
SOTBed: Kenzo Amour
SOTMorning: Opium Posie de Chine
Took Jin to the doctor. He’s now on antibiotics. Loving this guy is the easiest thing, even on our shit days, poor bugger. This tonsillitis is really kicking his ass.
Went and grabbed some Vietnamese and took it around to Kath’s Dad where we had lunch. Nice catch up.
I went out to City Perfume (the guys who give you a 10% discount as an APJ person, look in the right column) to do some video sniffs with them. I am utterly fragrant. There must be 30 spritzes of different perfumes over my body. The smell in the car on the way home was so thick I had to chew each breath 30 times before swallowing.
Home and cooked up roast sweet potato and onions to have with left over chicken. YUM! Gotta get Jin back to full health.
Spent the evening organising the latest international perfume arrivals and getting it all packed up to go to its respective owners. Did a whole bunch of decants to go with it because they didn’t even send me one sample per person, let alone one per bottle. Feels a bit stingy.
SOTBed: Kolonya by Rasei Fort
Jumped out of bed and gave the dogs a wee.
SOTVotingDay: Miss Dior extrait. (Photo taken Gangtok, India 2017)
Headed out to vote. In Australia voting is a right and a duty. Fines of $150 for not voting. I love this about our country, we are able to let some small freedoms of choice slide for the greater good. Things like mandatory voting, compulsory car seat belts, motor/push bike helmets and our ban on semi automatic weapons. Not just giving us all our say but saving the country billions in medical and lives. Even at 9am the Democracy Sausage Sizzle was on, another blissful part of our countries voting day etiquette.
Slothed around the house. Feel sad. Don’t know why. Going to read my book.
My mate Michael and I were going to see the Mumbai Hotel movie and Rose came too. WOW! Terrifying and fabulous. Dev Patel is such a lovely actor, so real and believable.
Then we went and grabbed a whole bunch of Indian food and came home where Jin, Kath and Alice are awaiting a feast. We all sat and chattered for a couple of hours. It was a really splendid day and night. So much fun I forgot to take photos. DAMNIT!
Stayed up for another couple of hours reminiscing and chatting with Rose. We lived together with my last partner for a couple years in early 2000s. Since then she has been travelling the world Executive Chef-ing for Nobu and the Azerbaijan dictator. Her stories are fabulous.
SOTBed: Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme
This morning my eyes sprung open at 9am. I slept through Jin going to work.
SOTMorning: Equistrius by Perfume d’Empire
Rose was getting up at the same time so I went to breakfast mode. French toast, bacon and maple syrup. Coffee done in the stove top She is so happy when anyone cooks for her.
We wandered around North Parramatta with the dogs.
Came home, more chatting.
Beard dying day. Bathed, shaved and scrubbed. Thunked my C O Bigelow bottle of shower gel!! YAY!
SOTEvening: Granville by DIOR
Work was a little bit quiet tonight but Rose came along and joined the fun. That made it extra special. Here’s a pic of us with my beautiful boss Karen at Austral BC.
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