Hey there APJ Crew,
Wonderful week of fragrance. Everything else was pretty low key. Didn’t get to pool or gym this week and ate less than perfectly. Saw some buddies, hung with Jin and did a bunch of work so my life felt happily rounded without being hectic.
Washington, D.C. (April 2019) – Arielle Shoshana is launching a Kickstarter campaign, “The Scent of Sunday,” to create its second fragrance, Arielle Shoshana Sunday. This Kickstarter will crowdfund the development and production of a perfume that smells how Sunday feels: a soft, cozy fragrance that captures the quiet bliss of an extra snooze cycle nestled in warm sheets.
“The Scent of Sunday” Kickstarter campaign will run from April 11, 2019 – May 11, 2019. Arielle Shoshana Sunday is expected to launch in October 2019.
Scent Diary: 8.4 – 14.4.2019
Woke up at 9am. Accidentally set my alarms for 7.45pm and 7.50pm. GAK! Cue rushing person.
Went to walk the dogs and Paris had already pissed all over the balcony. Bastard! Washed it, wee walked them. Obviously only Jinx needed to go.
SOTMorning: Crème de Cuir by bdk Parfums.
Ran to Service NSW and got my Drivers License renewal for 5 years. Half price because I’m a good driver, only $99! Amazing.
Looked at my calendar and realised I had a booking today!! O M F G! Thank everything that it was a freebee as a guy!!
Ran to Wesley Church at Castle Hill where I host Trivia three or four times a year for the group of elderly people who go there every Monday. They are so grumpy and full of complaints but all meant in a fun way. I love going up and doing it. This is my buddy Dave who organises it every week. Has done for years. They go on outings and have adventures. He’s a saint.
Came home and gave the house a full clean. Dusted, broomed the tiles, vacuumed the house, washed the tiles and cleaned the bathroom. No washing today because I got that done on the weekend. After I cleaned the house I burned some Indian Dhoop and a Grapefruit Candle that Ash gave me when I held the sniffy last week. It’s beautiful.
Realised I’d walked the dogs this morning and was expecting to come home and feed them & give them a proper walk. Fed and walked them around the suburb in the glorious Indian Summer sunshine, 34C. It was delightful and I got my Vitamin D hit.
SOTAfternoon: Alahine by Teo Cabanel
Started my TRIVIA Q&A. Got all the basic bits sorted. Now, at 7.30pm, my mind has turned to mush. I’m taking a break and having a cuppa.
Jin came home with Korean Fried Chicken and Salads. YUMMY! It was nice hanging out and chatting for a couple of hours.
We fed & walked the dogs together. This evening was clear and mild. still 22C at 9.30pm.
SOTEvening: Le Participe Passé by Serge Lutens. New bottle arrived recently and opened on the weekend with Michael Borg. I bought the 100ml because I an going to do an Aussie split, when I get around to it.
I’m supposed to be writing TRIVIA Q&A but got lost in a blog spiral. Suddenly it’s 11pm+.
1am and my TRIVIA Q&A is done and sent. I think they’re pretty good this week.
SOTBed: MORE Le Participe Passé. SO MUCH MORE!
Couldn’t sleep. No reason.
Instead of rolling around I got out of bed and watched some TV.
Awake all night with dozy bits on the couch but no real sleep.
Jin got up at 7am and went to work. I tried to get a bit of sleep after that but it was fitful.
SOTMorning: Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker
Dog groomer arrived and couldn’t get a park. BUM. Dirty dogs till Monday.
I’m all at 6s and 7s. Going to ignore today and my To Do list and hurumph in front of the TV.
Had a bath. Dyed and saved the beard.
SOTAfternoon: The Aoud by Mancera. My bestie Alice bought me this from Selfridge & CO when the brand was first released. Every time I wear it she flies through my mind happily!
Work was super fun tonight. Scotty’s team Sarge won the $1000 JACPOT! They are so excited.
SOTBed: MORE Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker
SOTMorning: Leather Oud by DIOR
Up to Central coast
Did a bunch of decants and samples. Sent them off at the Post Office.
Banked some cash.
Home for a cuppa and a relax with the dogs.
SOTEvening: 24 Faubourg by Hermès
Off to work. It was super busy tonight.
Home to relax with Jin. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh
SOTBed: 24.09.11 by Hilde Soliani
SOTMorning: Vintage Magie Noire by Lancome. PHWOAR! It’s been a long time since wearing this fabulous oak moss laden baby. I love it.
Really lovely cool day here in Parramatta. 17C and cloudy. Loving it.
Jin and I had brunch together. After, he hit the couch and TV, I came and blogged.
Thunked my Fiery Pink Pepper mini by Molton Brown in the bath today. LOVED how it smelled, and bubbled.
Lavishly spritzed my Le 3′ Homme de Caron, also from TinaG.
Off to host BINGO tonight at Lane Cove Country Club.
AWESOME NIGHT! First photo is my new husband Matty. What a spunk, you should see his BODY! Second photo is the staff, aren’t they gorgeous. You can tell they come from money, look at those rich kid teeth. Lastly Joan, the Barbara Cartland of Lane Cove, celebrated her 80th birthday with us.
SOTBed: Divine Edp. YUMMY!
SOTMorning: Eau Absolue by Mona di Orio
Went to lunch with Maureen and Michelle to the Revolving restaurant at Blacktown Workers. It was an excellent catch up. Loads of stories and laughs. The food was wonderful too. Afterwards we might have thrown a very small amount of money into the pokies ($5 for me). I’m still smiling from it.
SOTAfternoon: Equistrius by Parfum d’Empire
Crashed on the couch with the dogs for a while watching ARROW. I’ve started again at Season 1.
Got on the computer and two hours of my life disappeared on FaceBook. WOW!
Maybe some more ARROW before dinner.
SOTEvening: Silences PdT by Jacomo
I was up and about well before Jin this morning so I fed & walked the dogs.
SOTMorning: Blonde by Versace.
Yesterday I put a picture up on facebook of a rugby player I’d hung out with a few years ago who is now saying gays will go to hell. To say it’s gone wild is a complete understatement. At the time of writing it’s had nearly 700 sections and nearly 600 shares. Now the national tabloid newspaper has interviewed me and a whole storm in a teacup has erupted.
We decided to head out for lunch. Jin has the day off. Korean BarBQ in Croydon was the request so we went and ate A LOT!
Came home and went into food comas.
I had been beaten to the spare bed by this naughty greyhound. Jinx was happily ensconced there when I went to have a kip. I made him share.
SOTAfternoon: Eau de Gentian Blanche by Hermès, Green floral with a cool iris and incense heart.
Jin & I hung out together in the afternoon, watching some TV, snoozing, generally enjoying each others company.
We did the grocery shopping, which is a fun thing to do. Obviously it’s more fun when you’re solo and not diabetic because you can just buy shit then go home and eat it. I do like to flirt with the deli staff there but obviously I’m way too old and ugly for them.
Home and I’m getting started on my TRIVIA Q&A because we go on our big honeymoon in three weeks and I hadn’t realised it was so close.
SOTEvening: Pacific Rock Moss by Goldfield & Banks
Slept in till 9.30am. Jin and I walked the dogs through the century park across the road together.
SOTDay: Fig Tea by Parfums de Nicolai
We went out for Yum Cha with the crew. It turns out Scotty’s Mum and Michael have adjacent birthdays. A really fun day. We went to IKEA afterwards and wandered around for an hour or so. VERY minor purchases.
Had a gorgeous Bubble Bath when I got home. Dyed and trimmed my beard, became a beautiful woman.
SOTEvening: Amor Amor by Cacharel. A gift from my girlfriend Anna Maria and I wore it for her tonight, then bloody forgot to tell her. Sweet juicy berries over muskiness.
The reason I forgot was this handsome hunk, Craig, who I fell madly in love with and had an excellent laugh with at trivia.
SOTBed: Bachmakov by The Different Company
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