Hey there APJ Crew,
So many perfumes I’ve not worn in ages. This warm weather has brought them all out to play. Saw some buddies, worked a bit, hung around with Jin. Lovely week Chez Portia .
Scent Diary: 21.10 – 27.10.2019
It was so warm and sunny walking the dogs this morning. Feels like summer already. I like to get an early shot of vitamin D.
This came up in my FB feed and it gave me a smile.
SOTMorning: Samsara EdP. It was my scent last night and I have loved it so much I’m doing it again. MMMM Creamy sandalwood, ylang and stuff.
The house dusted, vacuumed, kitchen and bathroom cleaned. Four loads of clothes washed and hung. It takes all day to get it done but there are some excellent gaps where I watch TV and veg out at the computer.
Started on TRIVIA Q&A.
Jin got home around 6pm. He wanted meat pies for dinner and did roast veggies to go with. SO FREAKING DELICIOUS! So I’m calling this a Jin Style Roast Dinner. It’s BASICALLY Beef Wellington, right?
MORE TRIVIA Q&A
Finished at 2am.
SOTTV: Gucci Bloom Acqua di Fiori. I really love this salty, aquatic, white floral with herbaceous borders. It’s pretty much my perfect warm weather spritz right now.
Stayed up watching TV till after 5am. What is wrong with me.
SOTBed: Fancy Nights by Jessica Simpson. Great drift off to sleep slug of sweet vanilla patchouli.
Slept till Jin woke me around 9.30am. Rolled over and slept again till just after 10. BLISS.
SOTMorning: CHANEL Jersey. Just a single sneaky spritz to me chest. That lovely lavender, MMMMMMM
Another mildly amusing cartoon.
Today was spent watching TV and starting to organise next months blog posts.
Seriously, I hardly moved.
SOTEvening: Leather Oud by DIOR
Work was busy with 69 players. It was really good.
Home. Fed and walked the dogs through the cool evening air. I only did 3,100 steps today. MOST of them tonight while walking the dogs. NAUGHTY!
Back to TV.
SOTBed: Opium by Yves Saint Laurent vintage
For no reason I slept in till 10.30am this morning. Woke when Jin came home but rolled over and went back to sleep.
It’s so warm, a perfect temperature.
SOTDay: Baghari by Robert Piguet
Fed & walked dogs.
There was some conversation on FB about what states in the USA we’d visited. It brought back a very happy memory from our 2014 trip. Jin had a dream since he was a kid. It was a pretty easy one to make happen. We drove from LA to Vegas in a red convertible, music blaring. It was fun. He was so happy and we stopped a couple of times to eat and shop the outlet malls. There was no timeline and we spent nearly a whole day going.
Went out with my girlfriend Nikki for lunch today at a fabulous Thai restaurant, Thai Riffic. Then we wandered the Parramatta Westfield shops together for a while. lovely catch ups.
Grocery shopping, Post Office, Chemist and various runnings around.
Home and BATHTIME!
SOTEvening: Sang Bleu by Le Galion
Work was heaving tonight. 62 players, everyone had dinner and a few drinks. It was merry bedlam.
Home and Jin & I walked the dogs together before he trotted off to bed.
SOTBed: Velours by Yves Saint Laurent. MMMM Smoky, BarBQ Amber goodness. I have really come to love this fragrance since buying it from my buddy Michael. YUM!
My telephone went off at 6am. I forgot to put it on silent. Got up, did some computer work, had a cuppa and went back to bed till 9.30am.
SOTMorning: Le Temps d’une Fete by Parfums de Nicolai
Watched TV. Finished the series I’ve been watching. Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments. I have been utterly obsessed with it. Staying up till all hours. Thank everything it was only 4 seasons.
SOTEvening: Truth or Dare by Madonna
Tonights gig was a Trivia fundraiser for the Bobby Goldsmith Foundation. Helping HIV/AIDS patients live lives of dignity. HalloQueen, with a hefty nod to Halloween. Super fun. Hosted with Joyce Maynge, she came as Divine and I was a Viking Warrioress.
Home afterwards. BUGGERED!
SOTBed: Gentleman’s Jockey Club by Oriza L Legrand
Woke of my own accord at around 9am. It’s hot today. Already 27C (80f). The dogs we’re panting hard after their walk.
SOTMorning: NYC New York City by Santi Burgas. Excellent citrus plus bells & whistles fragrance. Great longevity even in this heat. Gives a real feeling of the excitement and zeal of dreaming the NYC life.
Off to pay for my mate Rose’s new dishwasher. They gave me an extra discount today so hers was $50 cheaper than mine that I bought just over a week ago. Happy for her, bummed for me.
Also, it was a BIG postcard day with beautiful cards coming from Ingeborg in Norway, Lisa in France, Mum Peggy in Ibiza and my lovely cousin Karen in Queensland. Everyone had written thoughtful notes; hellos, accounts of adventures and invitations to see them. Feeling loved.
PEDI DAY! I went with aqua blue, it looks like car duco from the early 1980s. YES, I know I have hairy Hobbit feet.
Home. Watched Green Lantern again as it’s just been returned to our netflix. I bloody love it. You nay sayers are wrong.
Computer stuff for a while.
SOTAfternoon: Rose & Cuir by Malle. My left arm still smells magnificently of this mornings NYC New York City but I REALLY wanted to get the thrill of this new baby again.
Watched He’s Just Not That Into You
Jin came home. Dinner was pizza. We watched some episodes of The Boys and the start of Aloha, but it was shit.
SOTBed: Giverny In Bloom by DSH Perfumes
Jin and I went for waxing early this morning. OUCH but feel clean and fresh now. I could still smell the green galbanum remnants of last nights Giverny In Bloom by DSH Perfumes. Here’s Jin getting the bits I can show waxed.
Went shopping for tonights dinner. We were both STARVING so ended up with so much food it’s ridiculous. We are idiots. It will all get eaten though, by us or the dogs.
DISHWASHER UPDATE: Bugger! It was supposed to be an integrated machine. I’ll spend next week fixing that drama up.
SOTDay: Rahele by Neela Vermeire Creations. It will always be the happiest memories of our wedding day.
Home and the dogs got a late feed and walk in the glorious heat. 31C. This is the upper level of my happiest heat margin of 10-33C. The sun feels really good though as we wander the streets at 1pm.
Home. Relax. Had the most gorgeous 2 hour siesta.
BATHTIME with Korres Basil & Lemon bubles
SOTAfternoon: 24 Faubourg by Hermès. Why don’t I wear this white floral beauty more often? So glam.
Cleaning started at 4.30pm
People arrived and Jin had created a sensational array of fresh produce for us to make our own Vietnamese Rolls. It was a really fun table. We had 6 mates and quite a bit of wine. I forgot to take a photo but Kath shot the table and I’ve stolen her pic. Lisa brought a cheese platter that was To Die For.
After everyone left I cleaned up most of it. Ran the dishwasher and packed leftovers for this weeks lunches.
SOTHalloween: Memory Motel by Une Nuit a Montauk. Thanks Amy for this freaky fabulous fume. I love it.
Then I went off to Scotty’s HALLOWEEN PARTY! It’s an annual event where his whole back yard is transformed into a spooky set. It takes him and his crew weeks to get it together. Got to spend some time with TinaG, Kerri and Simon; always a big plus. Kerri and I even had a dance. TBH I am not a party person, they are too hard work to talk over the loud music and everyone is constantly distracted. Kerri seemed to sense this and sat with me just chattering, I’m grateful. Everyone went to so much trouble. I can as Old Age Creeping Up On You.
Got up. Lazed.
SOTMorning: 4711 Remix Cologne
Did a bit of cleaning up after last nights dinner.
Wandered with the dogs in the sunshine.
LUNCH! of leftovers and a perfect mango.
Saw this on the net Squirrel Sniffs Flower. AWWWWWW
BATHTIME! L’Occitane Cherry blossom bubbles. A gift from my girlfriends Sue, Linda and Marian for my birthday. Gorgeous.
SOTEvening: Sakura by DIOR. Using up my decant before I open my bottle.
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