Hey there APJ Crew,
It has been GO GO GO GO GO this week, even though Jin and I have STILL been under the weather.
Scent Diary: 22.7 – 28.7.2019
Up, walked dogs, made poor sick Jin a cup of ginger, garlic, lemon and tea.
SOTMorning: Savanna’s Heart by Olibere Paris
Got the dogs and jumped in the car to take them for their bath. BUMMER, we were two days early! HA!! What a dick I am.
Home and Jin and I shared the last of his delicious Chicken & Veg Soup with Toast. So freaking yummy. I forgot to take a photo till I was half finished.
Poor old Jin is feeling a bit better today but still not 100%. Here he is in the Couch Cocoon, one patchwork quilt, one crocheted rug, two doonas and two pillows. You’ll also notice there’s a sheet on the base of the other side of the couch, in case he needs the dogs up there to make him feel loved and comfy. He is set up with loads of snacks, lemonades, an esky full of tasty treats, tissues, drugs and his beloved TV remote. No man was ever more pampered in his illness. If you look really close you’ll see two purple blobs below the TV, they’re the dogs in their Korean Air blankets. SHHH!
It’s 7.30pm and Savanna’s Heart is still huffing away beautifully. It’s got that creamy sandalwood and burning sand vibe. I’m going to add something extravagant over the top.
SOTEvening: Vintage Bal a Versailles by Jean Deprez
We had Bulgogi and Rice for dinner. I was trying to cook it but needed a lesson so Jin got off his death bed to teach me. It was yum.
Fed and walked the dogs in the very crisp winter air.
SOTBed: La Fille de Berlin by Serge Lutens. Val the Cookie Queen inspired me. Perfect choice.
Got caught up watching TV with Jin. Suddenly it’s freaking MIDNIGHT!
It was about 4am by the time I finished. I just couldn’t concentrate tonight. Sometimes it all flows beautifully and others is like walking through treacle. That’s life I suppose.
Got up to the sound of the Delivery Man. Took the dogs out for a wee. Went back to bed till 11am. Heaven.
Had a BUNCH of perfumes arrive today from FragranceNet (Modern version of Songs d’un Bois d’Ete and Mon Guerlain Florale by Guerlain) and a couple of buys of Ash’s Sale Doc (Jardin d’Amide by Oriza and Ambre Sauvage by Annick Goutal) thus my SOTM.
SOTMorning: Ambre Sauvage by Annick Goutal
Finished my Laduree candle in the bathroom on Saturday night at the dinner party. I loved it so much, smoky tea and dark woods with a floral hint. Perfect poopy cover up. Opened a new candle today. Gascoigne & King is the brand and Heart of Glass is the candle. A 400ml freesia, lily of the valley and woods scented, handmade soy wax candle in glass and only AUD$55, International Shipping only AUD$20. So to buy 6 candles it’s less than 200 pounds, US$245, 220 Euro, to your doorstep!! That’s freaking amazing for such fabulous candles. Bronwyn is my mate so I like to give her a plug.
Got out in the sun after brunch. The middle of winter 23C and sunny. Popped a singlet on and walked the dogs in the glorious sunshine. Got my Vitamin D for the day, YAY!
Cooked up a bunch of Bulgogi with onions and broccoli. Went to the local Chinese and grabbed a Special Fried Rice. Went with it all to Scott’s work and we had an excellent lunch time natter today. I forgot to take a photo.
Home and into the bath. I’ve shaved but my nose is running again. Not sure if I’ll woman up tonight.
SOTEvening: Mon Guerlain Florale by Guerlain. I love Mon Guerlain original but sometimes it’s too cloying, too sweet, too much altogether. This floral version takes a lot of the insistence out and softens everything to a very wearable, pretty, comfortable level. Time will tell if it gets the same wear or more.
Tonight we had 81 players at Trivia. It was an excellent night, so fun, even though my nose is leaking like a tap and I’m feeling less than lovely. No sweat.
Jin left the house with me tonight to walk the dogs. First time out of the house since we went to the doctors Sunday morning. He’s like a feeble old man. We only got two blocks before he’d had enough and we went home. Dogs didn’t care. Here is a photo of our walk, the evenings are beautiful at this time of year.
We watched some Korean TV together and now I’m at the computer checking everything.
WTF! Woke up bleary and unwell. Fingers crossed I just slept wrong.
SOTMorning: Daim Blond by Serge Lutens
Took the dogs to get washed. They are so much nicer when they’re clean. YAY!
Sleep. Sick again. So boring.
At 3.30pm took the dogs out for a walk in the sunshine. It gave me a real boost and cleared my head a lot. I’m feeling much better. Not well but better.
Had the hottest bubble bath, made me dizzy but cleared me up a bit. Took a couple of Codral Cold & Flu tablets, feeling a bit more human.
SOTEvening: Caravelle Epices by Frapin. May not feel the best but I smell 100% on point.
Tonight was fun. We had a bunch of tables and an excellent fun feeling in the room.
Before I trotted off to bed my face needed some love so I grabbed Aftelier Rose Face Elixir. It smells so glamorous and feels wonderful. My skin drinks it up in seconds and feels soft and dewy. YUMMY!
Can’t just have rose face, need rose frag.
SOTBed: Mohur by Neela Vermeire Creations. Queen of roses. Perfect match.
The problem with taking Codral Cold & Flu is that it leaves me buzzing. I slept from 11pm-3.30am and then wide awake. I got up, did some blogging, watched some ARROW. Jin went back to work this morning so he was up at 5am and out the door. I gave the dogs a wee walk in the darkness and now I’m ready to go back to bed for a couple of hours.
SOTMorning: Ambre Céruléen by Huitiem Art. All the caramelised crunchy amber you could ever wish for, curiously dry.
Our First In Fragrance order arrived this morning so I spent a few hours packing and sending all that. Dropped Scotts shopping in to him at work.
A few things arrived for me today, some brand new, some off Sale Docs. Pour un Homme de Caron Milliseme, Hiram Green Slowdive, PG10 Aomassai, Ramon Monegal Umbra and Lalique Elegance Animale. I’m going to have fun wearing all these.
Now I have the afternoon at leisure. Nice.
OK, I was going to spend the morning sniffing these new lovelies that arrived with the First In Fragrance order.
Sadly it was not meant to be. I’m back in the sick mode again. Can’t smell a damn thing.
Bloody bollocks. Had to cancel lunch with one of the great loves of my life. The one that got away! Going back to bed, I need to be at least social ready for the big wedding tomorrow.
Hung around the apartment sleeping and watching TV. ARROW for me and Korean for Jin.
Jin made soup and it was horrible, maybe my taste buds have gone with my sense of smell?
Learned a new word today from Neela Vermeire.
Kakistocracy: A Kakistocracy is a system of government that is run by the worst, least qualified, and/or most unscrupulous citizens. The word was coined as early as the seventeenth century.
Hot bath. Sleeping tablet. Bed.
SOTDay: Mitzah by DIOR
Today was 100% about Rocco and Vera’s Wedding. Jin and I took the most enormous amount of Codral tablets, some Aspirin and Coffee. Basically we buzzed through the whole day. Here are my favourite photos from it.
Jin was up and gone at 5am. Never even heard him move.
OK, I’m paying for yesterdays Codral binge. Woke up feeling extra plain. HA! It was worth it to have such an amazing day celebrating Rocco & Vera’s Wedding.
Walked the dogs and tried to pull myself together.
BFF Kath’s Dad’s Birthday Party today. We had a quietly fun time around at his house. Kath and I are such idiots we found these candles and put them on his cake. We were giggling like children. It was a good day.
Even though I can’t really smell fragrance I’m wearing La Colle Noire by DIOR today.
I’m still blowing my nose a lot so went to work as a dude. It was a fun night with loads of wedding stories and laughs. Seriously, I love the people that my work has brought me into contact with.
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