Hey there APJ Crew,
This week has been like a roller coaster. Busy, lazy, busy, lazy, busy, lazy. I’ve not been to the pool or gym once and I’m feeling the guilt, and the belly. LOADS of wonderful fragrances, some excellent gigs and time with Jin and a few mates. All in all a merrily chugging along adventure.
Scent Diary: 16.9 – 22.9.2019
Up quite late reading.
SOTBed: Enslaved by Roja Dove. This morning, on waking, it is all powder.
Fed and walked the dogs.
SOTMorning: Aesthete by Le Galion. A seamless composition of saffron, woods, oudh, vanilla and resins. An elegant version of a modern niche trope. I particularly love the feel of these bottles, so mid century modern.
Had lunch with BFF Kath. Sushi train. she hates photos so I didn’t’t take one.
Dyed & trimmed the beard and bathed.
Curled up on the spare bed with Paris. Slept for an hour.
SOTEvening: Mitsouko EdT & extrait
Got beautiful and went to the DIVAs. Drag Industry Variety Awards. My mate Trevor Ashley was being inducted into the DIVA Hall Of Fame and he asked me to be the presenter for him. He is the most deserving recipient and has become a world famous cabaret and musical theatre star, all the while still maintaining his drag persona Cleopatra Coupe on the side. It was wonderful.
Watched Bastille Day (AKA: The Take) with Idris Elba and Richard Madden. Then started watching Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom but had to stop it because i was falling asleep..
SOTBed: Trayee by Neela Vermeire Creations. I needed something statement to go over the last gasps of Mitsouko. Perfect.
My body told me to get out of bed at 8.30am. It was most insistent that I use the bathroom. Then I was WIDE AWAKE!
SOTMorning: Oriental Brûlée by Guerlain. It’s deliciously cold and rainy here in Sydney! YAY!
At 9.30 I’ve made a dedicated start to the cleaning. Bathroom done, two loads of washing done and hung and third in the machine. Dishwasher packed and about to start on the dusting after I have this cuppa.
3pm Bubble Bath time. What a gorgeous soak in Tabac Original by Maurer & Wurtz
SOTAfternoon: Bijou Romantique by Etat Libre d’Orange. Does anyone else get a hint of Turkish Delight in this fragrance? It’s like a rose and sugar thread flying under the green woods and amber?
At 4pm three more loads of washing. They’ll take ages to dry on the balcony if this rain keeps up. NOT COMPLAINING, we need to rain so bad.
Whole house dusted. The couch has been dismantled, vacuumed, cushions turned and moved, reset as a couch cocoon. Floors vacuumed, kitchen, laundry and bathroom also mopped with my trusty microfibre cloths. Burned Indian incense and walked around the house chanting, “Capture all negative energy, leave only positive energy”. The house feels clean and ready for another weeks blissful occupation.
Jin arrived home at about 4.15pm. PHEW! The house was ready in time for him. Poor bugger. He is dead tired. Basically came in, said hello, said WOW! about how clean the house is, fed himself and went to sleep on the gorgeously reset couch.
Got gorgeous and went to work in heels for the first time in months. It was far les problem than expected, my ankle was and is fine. PHEW!
SOTBed: Bijou romantic is still powering on. No need for respritz. It’s like a heavy duty version of Guerlain Oriental Brulant.
Woke to the beautiful sounds of heavy downpour. Water hitting rooves, branches, pavement and leaves. The running of it in the downpipes and gutters. Heavenly.
SOTDay: Le Temps d’Une Fete by Perfumes de Nicolai. In loving memory of spring sunshine and enjoyment of the rain.
Jin and I went out for brunch to the cafe around the corner. We love the girls that run it and the food is good.
After I went off and had my pedicure.
Spent the day doing nothing much. We watched some Big Bang Theory. Napped on the couch. I sat on the balcony with a cuppa and watched the rain. It was a lazy gorgeous day.
Into the boiling hot bubble bath and gave myself a good soaking. Bubbles supplied by Amouage Fate Woman Shower Gel. So luxurious.
Isn’t the new nail colour heaven?
SOTEvening: Fate Woman by Amouage. Just a light single spritzing of it. Perfect.
We had an excellent room at Greystanes Inn. Loads of teams and players. I didn’t count but there must have been about 45 players. Maybe a few more than that?
Home now and I’m yawning but alert. My body is sleepy but brain is firing on all cylinders. I’m going to go immerse myself in Netflix to shut it all down.
SOTBed: Aromatics Elixir by Clinique. Perfect chilly rainy night wear.
Watched Indiana Jones Temple of Doom and Crystal Skull. They’re so bloody entertaining. Cate Blanchett is HILARIOUS in her Crystal Skull role, her speech pattern bouncing across continents and countries, being the ultimate schlocky villainess. Magic. Shai LaBouf also does a very nice turn in it.
YAY! Today is my day off for this week. I’m spending it at the computer blogging. ALSO found this little nugget of wisdom.
The rain seems to have eased to a light sprinkle and the dogs LOVED wandering through it this morning.
Did loads of blogging. Very pleased with myself. There are about five fragrances warring on my body. FULLY FRAGRANT.
Had an afternoon nap.
SOTEvening: Black Orchid by Tom Ford
Jin came home from work, we went for Indian Dinner. YUM!
Home. My farts are so outrageously stinky that I’m going to sleep in the spare room so I don’t disturb Jin who starts work again at 5am, so up at 4am.
Watched Divergent on Netflix. This is my fourth time watching the series. I’m madly in love with Theo James. What a honey.
SOTBed: Honey Blossom by Aftelier Perfumes.
In woke early then went back to bed and slept till 10am. WOW!
SOTMorning: OE by Bogue. Antonio Gardoni had this slightly smashed bottle and didn’t want to take it home so gave it to me. It’s a one of a kind.
Loving this cool grey weather in Sydney. No rain but it’s ominously threatening. The dogs were positively skittish in it.
Off to the Post Office to drop off some PPPs and collect parcels.
SOTEvening: CHANEL 1957. This is no masterpiece, actually I find it a bit synthetic smelling, but it does smell innocuous and wears well for both events and day to day. Happily under the radar but fragrant. Perfect for people who don’t really like perfume, and me of course. I like it enough to wear it regularly too.
Had a wonderful time at the Concord P&C Fundraiser. It was held at Espresso Organica in Concord and the food was absolutely amazing. Everyone had a stellar time and I really want to go back with the crew. Nearly 60 players and it was good to see these Mums and Dads out to support their children but also to make friends in the area. Doubly fabulous because they gave me a pizza to take home, which I ate 2/3 of before I could rein myself in.
Watched both Allegiant and Insurgent on Netflix. Having watched these a few times now I find them much less demanding than the Hunger Games series, so perfect watching material when you’re half asleep.
SOTBed: Eau Soleil by Parfums de Nicolai
SOTMorning: Vintage Joy EdT by Jean Patou. Just a swipe to enjoy its magical beauty.
Jin and I walked the dogs together this morning. It was lovely. Joy smelled amazing in the cool spring morning.
I made us brunch sandwiches from a bunch of fresh ingredients Jin grabbed and some sliced ham. YUMMY! We watched The Big Bang Theory for an hour or so.
Off to Bunnings to get some beige spray paint to colour my Viking hat horns from silver to horn colour. Not perfect but infinitely better.
Home and MORE Big Bang Theory with Jin.
Came into the office to do some computer stuff. Very chill day.
SOTEvening: Velours by YSL
Tonight was the spectacular Balgowlah Public P&C Viking Trivia Fundraiser. OMG! These guys went to so much trouble. The hall was decked out in Viking array, the tables were dressed and the 250+ guests were the scariest bunch of vikings I ever saw. They were ready to have an excellent night raising funds for their kids school and the cash poured in. As you can see I went full Viking Warroir Queen. Even found me a flirty Viking lover.
Came home and was in need of some calm TV time so watched Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant on Netflix. It’s a cute kids story.
SOTBed: 4711 Remix Cologne. I bought this fior about $15. It is an excellent orange/mandarin cologne. Lasts really well. Next morning I’m smelling of soft focus white musk and hint of citrus with maybe some feral woodsiness (or that could be my smell).
I woke up when Jin came home around 6am and was restless so got up, used the bathroom, had a coffee and went to bed in the spare room till about 10am.
SOTMorning: Alahine by Teo Cabanel
Got up and came straight to the computer to get Scent Diary in order. Also we have some new contributors coming on board this month so there’s a little extra editing. As well as the usual tiny bits and pieces of editing for our long time contributors. It’s a relaxing hour or so typing away.
The dogs got fed and walked very late, nearly midday. Jin wee walks them when he gets home so no balcony mess. The local area is so pretty with the spring flowers blooming everywhere.
Started on my TRIVIA Q&A.
BATH TIME!! Had a delightful soak. Gorgeous hour in the tub.
SOTEvening: Kiehl’s Original Musk. Smelling fine.
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