Hey there APJ Crew,
A lovely slow and lazy river of a week. I found it hard to focus on anything much. Still, there was a LOT of perfume spritzing, some exercise, friends, work, food and Jin. A fine week of regrouping and reflection, sometimes that’s what we need, right?
Scent Diary: 30.9 – 6.10.2019
Woke up really early with a calf cramp. About 6am. It took ages to stretch it out. Then did a wee and found myself wide awake.
SOTMorning: Arielle Shoshana EdP
Dogs taken to wee. Back to bed for a couple of hours. BLISS!
Aquarobics with Jin (he came straight from night shift). It was chilly in the pool this morning. BRRRR! We warmed up quick.
SOTAfternoon: La Colle Noire by DIOR
We had some lunch together, watched a bit of TV.
The house is still clean from Fridays extravaganza. Just my bathroom redone.
Jin cooked tonight. Spicy pork, rice and lettuce leaves. Delicious.
SOTEvening: Afternoon of a Faun by Etat Libre d’Orange
Woke late. Fed & walked dogs. Cool today. Feeling lazy.
SOTMorning: Nothing. I wanted to give my nose a half day recalibration rest.
Went to the Post Office. Got a Postcard from my mate David who is currently travelling the UK, this is a very glamorous Warwickshire bathroom. Next to it is a Birthday Card from my Aunt & Uncle.
Had some lunch and watched Stardust on Netflix. Excellent cast, fun romp, fluff.
SOTAfternoon: Le 3 Homme de Caron. Smells SO GOOD! I want to bathe in it.
Got ready for work.
SOTEvening: Jardins d’Armide by Oriza Legrand. Maybe 15 people told me how lovely I smelled. YAY!
HUGE night at TRIVIA! 93 players. Here’s one of my long time favourites, Lyndall. She makes my Birthday Cake every year and quilted the lounge rug. Great girl, you’d love her. Jin also came and hung with a group of our mates.
SOTBed: Liberté by Cacharel
Woke at 5am and read that buddy and contributor to APJ Robert Herrmann had died. I’m a bit bummed really. Wrote a farewell and reposted his last piece for APJ. He will be missed in the world of fragrance.
6am Aquarobics. Here are a few of the girls. They have spas and chats after the class.
Fed & walked the dogs. It’s sunny but cool this morning.
SOTMorning: Oriental Brulant by Guerlain
Jin and I went out to get some things. Nothing was open or had what we wanted.
Came home and lay down. April texted me. BLOODY HELL!!! I forgot lunch. GAK!! We have rescheduled for Friday.
Did some computer stuff. Invoices and blog.
I’m going for a nap.
Went to work. Wasn’t expecting it to be very busy. Two teams I definitely knew weren’t coming and I have pissed off a third team. It was still a good night with five teams and the pub itself was quite busy otherwise. This is the Chocolate Fudge Brownie and Ice cream. OMG! Obviously I can’t have it but it looks amazing.
Home and watching Korean TV with Jin. No, I don’t understand a word.
SOTBed: Ashoka by Neela Vermeire Creations
My body wanted me out of bed bright and early. Up and at ’em.
Fed and walked dogs. Checked computer and bathed.
SOTMorning: Eau Duelle by Diptyque
Jin & I drive to Kath’s & park. Train to town.
Jin and I went to the Apple store to get me a new phone, I would have been happy with the lowest but Jin put his foot down. So I have an new iPhone 11 in yellow. It’s cute. This is Jin’s happy face when he gets his way, though I had no really strenuous objections. TNH I find Apple stores totally overwhelming.
We went and met Evie for coffee. I bloody forgot to take a picture. She is so precious to us and it was nice to have a little catch up.
Back to the Apple store for our appointment to get a mouse changed over, it didn’t scroll. No problem. They also put a Screen Protector on my new iPhone for free. COOLIO!
Took Jin to the Town Hall station. He was ready for bed.
On my own now so I took the chance to hit Mecca Cosmetica Strand Arcade. Put on my arms, Diptyque Volutes EdP and Rose & Cuir Malle. This is the good shit. Seriously. I love them both so much. Also, the Mecca at Strand Arcade is much less crowded so I was able to spend some time smelling loads of stuff.
Having read March’s post on Perfume Posse this week I wanted to pop in to Cartier and check out the remixing Heures fragrances. Assigned an SA, Michael. Well, he is an LA boy who ended up working for Cartier in NYC, fell in love with an Aussie man and followed him out here. Cartier didn’t want to lose him so they transferred him out to the Sydney store. He is the dreamiest, so fun and cheeky. Walked out with Heures VII & XI. It will be RAMEN NOODLES for a month.
Meet Kath after work at her new city job, walked her home to Redfern. It took us about 25 minutes in the cool afternoon sunshine. Wonderful catch up but Kath hates photos.
Train to Central.
Meet the crew for dumplings. Anna Maria, Johnny, Paul and Michael. SO DELICIOUS! Five of us ate till groaning and all for $70 including tip. THAT’s a cheap eat, eh?
Train to Circular Quay, wandered around to the Opera House. Johnny wasn’t coming to the show. He decided to go for a walk, have a couple of beers and enjoy a perfect Sydney evening solo so he could accompany Anna Maria home safely on the train.
West Side Story. AMAZING! The singing, dance and acting were spot on. I have been singing all the songs again non stop. The leads voices were all lovely and Tony was the best I’ve seen in a live West Side Story. Costumes were shit, so budget, poorly thought out and horrible.
Walked Anna Maria to pick up Johnny.
Train to Central.
Paul dropped me home.
Watched Jupiter Ascending again on Netflix. So much better the second time. I’m a bit bummed this wasn’t created as a series of films.
Woke up of my own accord around 9am. Like surfacing in a pool. It was wonderful. It’s heating up already. 34C or 93.2F today. Spring has definitely sprung.
How cute is Jin? I get to the computer this morning and there’s this beautiful smell of white flowers, indolic and creamy. He’s picked me a sprig of Muraya in flower.
SOTDay: Gentry Jockey Club by Oriza L Legrand.
Went for lunch with girlfriends April and Julie. Haven’t seen them in far too long. Still as gorgeous and funny as always.
Then drove to town to spend the afternoon with Ainslie. We hung out at her smoking hot new place for a while, saved a wild birds life, dined at the Erskineville Hotel and had a sensational catch up. She is doing amazingly well creating fragrant products for Glasshouse, Country Road and Disney.
Watched some of a new show with Jin but could not like any of the protagonists so came to the computer and wasted a couple of hours on social media, reading blogs and faffing about.
SOTEvening: Narcotic Flowers by 1000 Flowers
Started rewatching the Twilight series on Netflix.
SOTBed: Pomelo Riviera by Atelier des Ors
Good Morning cool and softly raining day. It could not be more gorgeous outside to walk the dogs, we went for about a 40 minute still around the streets. The dogs loved it.
SOTMorning: Vintage Miss Dior extrait.
I’m cuddling up on the couch and watching Twilight: New Moon
SOTAfternoon: Indochine by Parfumerie Generale
Watched MORE of the Twilight Saga. My memory was that Bella Swan was an annoying twat. Reseeing the series has opened my eyes, Kristen Stewart is excellent in the role.
Jin came home from work. Went straight to the kitchen and cooked us Dumpling Soup. WOW! The guy is a freaking machine. It was delicious.
SOTEvening: Ming. It’s an uber cheap drug store baby powder chypre. Very synthetic smelling at open, becomes more plush as it continues. Reminds me of my Grandma, she used to smell something like this.
Jin hit the bed.
I watched The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn 2. Good ending, except the last 5 minute wrap up. I’d really like Stephanie Meyer to go back and do another series ten years on.
Slept like dead people till 9.30am. Fed & walked the dogs.
SOTMorning: Eau Soleil by Parfums de Nicolai
Jin and I had breakfast, chattered for a while and then both fell asleep again. What lazy wretches.
Did a little cleaning in the perfume room. Things are getting mightily out of hand.
SOTEvening: Slowdive by Hiram Green
Went along to Rita’s Grand Final Party for a while before work tonight. It was so fun to see everyone away from Trivia. The house and grounds were beautiful.
Off to work at Austral BC. I didn’t take any pics but we had a good turn out and a really fun crew.
Home. Fed & walked dogs.
SOTNight: Our Moment by One Direction. Getting ready for tomorrow’s Mood Scent 4 project.
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