Hey there APJ Crew,
What a sensational week. Perfume, people, life and living. Got to spend time with so many of the people that are important to me. One HUGE thank you to my buddy Scotty, his home made sausage rolls were the hit of our SNIFFY on Saturday and made the whole event something really special. I can’t help smiling at how lovely my week has been.
Scent Diary: 25.3 -31.3.2019
Up and out the door to do Aquarobics at 6am. Jin was leaving for work at the same time.
SOTMorning: Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme
Home and while waiting for Rose to awaken I have done the TRIVIA Q&A of the Runs and Jackpot Questions, set up the basic framework for my weeks Q&A Games and basically readied myself for tonight.
Rose had breakfast with me. Then we went to the shops for a while. I left her at the train. WAAAH! Already missing ROSE!
Got my hair cut, did some desultory shopping for necessities and came home for a quick nap.
Jin woke me at 4.15pm. GOOD SLEEP.
SOTAfternoon: Traversee du Bosphore by L’Artisan
Up and dusted the house, moved everything off the floor and swept the tiled areas. Came to the computer while waiting for the dust to settle. Blog comments answering.
Vacuuming, 4 loads of washing hung & dried, bathroom and kitchen schmicko!
Jin came home and we had Indian reheats. YUMMY!
Walked the dogs and now I’m back, ready to finish my TRIVIA Q&A.
SOTNight: Shalimar EdC
SOTMorning: Madonna Truth or Dare Naked
Jin and I went off to the Dr early. Jin for his throat and I had a podiatrist appointment because I have a weird flaky thing/area on my foot. He thought it was a tine but it doesn’t seem to be clearing after putting a mild fungicide on so they are upping the anti fungal cream toxicity. Let’s see.
Then we went and grabbed our International Drivers Licenses for Europe in May/June. It’s coming SO FAST this holiday.
Home for some food and I’m getting shit done around the house. Pulling in the washing, paying some bills and generally making myself ready for a week of TRIVIA.
Jin has fallen fast asleep on the couch. Like a snoring angel.
After I thunked my sample of Toscanello by Profumi del Forte. Heaven help me, I think I need a bottle.
Home from work and Mitzah by DIOR got some serious spritzes. YUM!
Started watching Turn Up Charlie, a Netflix series starring Idris Elba. Watched the whole damn thing till 6am. It was freaking wonderful. LOVED IT!
SOTBed: Myrrhiad by Huitieme Art. Perfect for an Autumn night with a chill in the air.
MORNING! Jin came home and woke me with a cuddle. Very nice way to greet the day.
SOTMorning: Granville by DIOR
I might have had dome arrivals by post today. The REALLY exciting thing was Neil Chapman’s book Perfume arrived. How bloody exciting when a buddy writes a book and then makes sure you get a Press Copy. I’ve already read 12 pages and am loving his beautiful writing. Even the forward was mesmerising. The book is beautifully presented and the number of fragrances already named (that I know) made it even more personally exciting.
Also a couple of long longed for bottles that I bought off my mate Jesse. Arrived in excellent nick and I’m really happy to have Tom Ford Black Orchid and Montale Oudh Cuir d’Arabie
We met our buddy Kath for lunch at Sushi Train. It was meant to be her last lunch at our particular favourite one in Gordon but it seems that her job may be giving her an extension till they find a replacement. Her HR is a load of bollocks and even on Wednesday they still haven’t given her the new job invitation and outline for a Friday finish. Very stressful for her. Lunch was amazing! Kath hates photos and Jin is a complete dickhead but I love this shot so much because the three of us are being our best selves, He He he.
Came home and had a nap then jumped in the shower and got myself beautiful. I can’t remember the last time I had a shower, maybe on our last holiday? I used Kate’s (??) method of wetting myself down, turning the water off and doing everything that needed doing, then turning the water back on to wash myself clean. It was an excellent, no rush way of doing it and the water was only running for about 2 minutes, including warm up time.
SOTEvening: Eau Absolu by Mona di Orio
Work was wonderful. The room was almost full, we all had a really good time and I stuck around chatting for an hour or so afterwards.
Dropped in to Coles on the way home and got some necessities. I love Wednesday gigs because I’m not in drag and can wander into the shops without causing n international incident.
TV and bed.
SOTBed: Pacific Rock Moss by Goldfield & Banks. Also a sneaky squirt each of Black orchid and Oudh Cuir d’Arabie. FRAGRANT!
Reading Perfume by Neil. SO GOOD!
Woke up of my own accord at around 9.30am. BLISS
Jin is home today, spending it on the couch by the looks of it.
I have to get next months blog posts for APJ set. Did heaps of them today. Mostly up to date for April, YAY!
Found out one of my mates from the heady years of the 1990 and 2000s died this week. Steve was funny and sweet. A barman at a couple of the bars/clubs I worked in. We rampaged around Oxford St for a few years together and then lost touch, as happens. I really enjoyed his company and we even had a few drug fucked rolls around the bed together. I’m feeling guilty because he’s gone and I wasn’t still close enough to even know he was going. This is us in the pic, me mindless on the left, Sigourney in the middle and Steve (Bar Bitch was his drag name) in the Staff Show for one of the venues. It might have been his only appearance in drag but it was legendary.
Bathed. shaved and shitted.
SOTEvening: Youth Dew by Estee Lauder. The spicy darkness overlaid with all the citrus, resins and bouquets of flowers.
Work was super fun. TinaG, Rose and Hyun all came along and there was an excellent crew. The food was delicious and I even had a Sangria! Fabulous.
I would like to draw attention to my utterly perfect eyebrow. They are rarely so good. The lift and arch are exactly what I wish they’d look like every time, but rarely do.
Home and hung out with Jin for a while. Poor guy is still coughing. It’s not as bad as it was but it’s not good.
SOTDay: Black Orchid by Tom Ford
Added a couple of sprays of things I can’t remember.,
SOTEvening: Creme de Cuir by BDK
Dinner Italian with Graham & Phillip, Amal, Phil and TinaG.
Was supposed to clean in preparation for the SNIFFY tomorrow . Too buggered.
SOTBed: Ashoka by Neela Vermeire Creations
Saturday dawned rainy and cool. PERFECT house cleaning weather.
Jumped in Jin’s shower because my bathroom is pristine. Showering is so quick and easy. Not so glamorous as a bath but all I needed was to be clean, eh?
SOTMorning: Bulgari Eau thé Vert. I just wanted something clean and fresh smelling that won’t overpower any new magic at the SNIFFY!
Off to Coles to get some eats for the SNIFFY Crew. I was wracked with indecision. In the end I decided a big cheese platter with some dips and stuff would be the easiest all round. Scott will be bringing mini Sausage Rolls so we cover the hot & cold between us. There’s oodles of wines and soft drinks, tea and coffee. Let’s face it, we are all here to sniff perfume, not eat a gourmet meal.
The crew all left around the 3pm mark. It took me only an hour to get everything back to pre arrival tidy and clean.
Jin came home and brought the makings for Vietnamese Rolls. We sat around munching them and chatting amiably. He was buggered so hit the hay early, 5am start again tomorrow.
I did some blogging and am currently watching the Netflix series Peaky Blinders. It’s got the lovely Sam Neill in it. I’ve met him a few times and even played on his Trivia team a couple of times. Obviously he’d not remember me or my name but still he was always welcoming and affable.
STILL fragrant from today’s sniffy. SOTBed: Everything.
Woke up late. Nearly 10am. Poor Paris just hadn’t been able to hold it that long and pissed on the balcony. He was so apologetic, with big sad eyes. He only get a low key “Naughty” and no smack because it was really my fault, not his.
The dogs loved their walk in the cool sunshine around the century this morning. I love the feel of sunlight on my skin so wore only a singlet.
We have a homeless person living in the park and he was rugged up so warm after our cool night. I always ask him if he needs anything but the area has some good stuff for homeless. There’s a daily lunch truck and on Sunday they do them a BarBQ.
FINALLY cleaned my fish tank out. It has been looking neglected and dank for weeks but I keep dropping it to the last thing on the list (which means it NEVER got done). Now it’s DONE! I can walk proud again.
BATHTIME! Thunked my Radox Bath Salts and a Estee Lauder Youth Dew Deodorant.
SOTDay: Youth Dew by Estee Lauder.
Nap time and then get ready for work tonight.
SOTEvening: Cabochard extrait by Gres
Here are three of my favourite girls from Austral Bowling Club. Rita, Marijana and MaryAnne.
Home now and Jin is already off to bed. He’s doing early starts so super sleepy.
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