Hey there APJ Crew,
WOW! Big week of fragrance, friends, theatre, adventure, food and fun.
I am done in. So much happened this week.
Scent Diary: 11.11- 17.11.2019
Ok, I didn’t go to Aquarobics this morning. Alarm went off and I had a conversation with myself that went along the lines of, “F*ck this for a game of malarky!” Promptly rolled over and went back to sleep till 11am. NAUGHTY!
Got up, Fed & walked the dogs in the amazing sunshine. So beautiful.
SOTMorning: Vol de Nuit vintage extrait by Guerlain. It’s been a while since I had one of these spritzes out and I am checking a new purchase against older, verified ones for good measure. SO freaking gorgeous in this heat.
The house is practically spotless seeing we had guests yesterday and I vacuumed again after they left. YAY!
I’ve done 5 loads of clothes washing by 5pm. The earliest already folded & put away.
Watched Riddick on Netflix. I enjoyed it but am bummed it’s the end of the series. Will check the others soon.
Started on TRIVIA Q&A but been distracted. Hanging out on the blogs reading and commenting instead of putting my head down. NAUGHTY!
Jin came home and we had Anniversary Dinner together. It was yum. I did the salad and Jin brought home Korean Fried Chicken. Then we watched a couple of episodes of Modern Family.
Writing Trivia Q&A with a big squirt or four of Le Bain by JOOP!
Imagine a cross between Mona di Orio Eau Absolutions, Caron Pour Une Homme and LouLou by Cacharel. There you have it.
Jin went to bed so I trotted in and we chatted for a while, till I fell asleep. He woke me very gently to go back and finish my TRIVIA Q&A.
It’s nearly 3am. TRIVIA Q&A done & dusted.
My arms still smell of Vol de Nuit and my chest is pumping Le Bain but I want MORE PERFUME.
SOTBed: Elle L’Aime by Lolita Lempicka. This is the creamiest summer spritz of them all. Happinesss bottled and going for NOTHING at the discounters.
Fell asleep on the couch. Interestingly the fragrance I can smell most on my body is still yesterday mornings Vol de Nuit. The others are mere rumblings of scent.
SOTMorning: L’Eau Bleue d’Issey Pour Homme. Perfect citrus aquatic for this weather. We are expecting 38C today (100F).
We have a Catastrophic Fire Warning over the whole Sydney basin. Loads of the East Coast of Australia is already burning. The government cut our National Fire Brigade Funding by nearly $200m, resulting in too few Fire Fighters to monitor Controlled Burning throughout winter. That’s $40.5 million in NSW alone. We now have an overload of tinder dry eucalyptus scrubland after nearly 3 years of drought. It’s a Powder Keg.
Jin and I had leftovers for brunch. I love shopping the fridge when it’s fully stocked with tasty treats.
He went to bed around 1pm. Working tonight.
SOTEvening: Silences PdT by Jacomo
Watched Pitch Black the first of The Chronicle Of Riddick. LOVED it.
SOTWork: Marion Nous by Oriza L Legrand. Only four (maybe 5) spritzes and I was BIG FRAGRANCE. WOW! The drive to work was outrageous, and in 30C+ heat. Fortunately it burned down to a dull roar pithing 20 minutes of arriving. Got three unsolicited compliments about it. Must be nice. I think it is too.
Home! Washed my face off, fede & walked dogs, did my computer stuff.
Going to see if I can find more Vin Diesel to watch.
Met Anna Maria at a cafe and we got going immediately.
Visited my mate Bronwyn, owner of Gascoigne & King candles and ambient scenting. She is also Australia’s importer of Etat Libre d’Orange. I bought a bunch of Christmas gifting candles and she has given us a very special bottle to do a GIVEAWAY Split of. YAY! We hung out with Bronwyn and her Mum Froggie for an hour or so while they were making candles for orders.. Really nice catch up.
SOTDay: I Am Trash by Etat Libre d’Orange. Terrible name, terrific scent.
We then headed down to the Sydney Opera House. I had bought Jin and myself tickets to see the newly recreated ballet Sylvia. It’s been done as a collaboration between the Australian Ballet and the Houston USA Ballet. First up we went to a talk by the Music Director and Chief Conductor of The Australian Ballet, Nicolette Fraillon. It was so interesting. The history of the ballet and its music, Tchaikovsky’s thoughts and how many people studied and copied it.
Then we saw the ballet. Worst seats in the house, got them for $45 each. I had a partial view of the stage, Anna Maria saw most of it. Didn’t matter. The music is sublime, especially after having been given a lecture on so much of it. Heaven.
Home quickly. As I was driving up our street to get home I saw Jin’s car going in the opposite direction off to work. BUMMER! We chatted quickly on the phone but it’s not the same as a hug.
SOTEvening: CHANEL Boy
WORK. It was super fun. My fave crew were in, including this handsome red stallion Tim.
Watched Power Rangers on Netflix
SOTBed: Shalimar vintage extrait by Guerlain
Woke late, walked dogs.
SOTDay: Ormonde Woman by Ormonde Jayne
Lunch with my girlfriends April and Julie at Fairfield RSL. This is becoming a monthly catch up and I love it. The girls are so beautiful, chatty and full of fun stories. Food was excellent too.
Jin and I hung out and lazed around the house for the rest of the day.
We had leftovers for dinner.
SOTBed: Le Temps d’Une Fete by Parfums de Nicolai
Up and at em.
SOTMorning: 24 Faubourg by Hermès. Today is unbelievably gorgeous. The white flowers and spices are a perfect match with how lovely the world seems right now.
Off to brunch with my girlfriend Linda. We had Eggs Benedict with Bacon. Linda has never had it and she was so happy. I think she is now ruined for all other breakfasts. Here we are looking like an old couple on their retirement cruise second honeymoon.
Did most of my International Christmas Cards today. I love sitting down and getting them ready. First lot posted. There was a package at the Post Office for our BFF Alice. It’s her birthday next week and I ordered her 45 biscuits with Alice 45 on them in her favourite colour icing, AQUA! I can’t wait till her birthday to give them to her. Also, posted Val the Cookie Queen’s birthday package! It’s a big one this year.
Jin went out to his work Xmas Party. I stayed home and watched TV. PERFECT night.
Had a midnight bubble bath in L’Artisan Premier Figuier
Woke at sparrows fart. Fed & walked the dogs.
SOTDay: I Am Trash by Etat Libre d’Orange
Jumped on a bus and train to Newtown.
Walked to Sage Cafe in Enmore and met Hyun and Michael there for brunch. Michael paid! WOO HOO! What a gent.
Millenia met us there and then we wandered up to King St and had coffees. Our chatter centred around becoming Drag Queen Celebrants! It looks like it might be our next big adventure.
Then I walked to the bottom of King St, met Phil at his place and we walked all the way to the very top and beyond of King St, the Seymore Centre. It was their 2020 theatre program launch. Phil had a couple of tickets to go and we heard the creative director speak, a couple of the playwrights and directors gave us some insights into their pieces and then we had a musical interlude from another show. On the way out we were all given Postcards. Mine had three dots on it which meant I’d won free tickets to every event in 2020. SHIT! I gave it to Phil, it seemed unfair that I should win at an event he took me to. He is OVER THE MOON! You have no idea how freaking excited he is. It made me really happy to see him so jubilant. HA! He’s the best, I’m so happy he’s one of my BFFs.
After that he took me to dinner at one of Sydney;’s most famous Thai restaurants. It was utterly delicious and we nattered on about everything and nothing for hours.
Back on the train and a bus and home to Jin who had lain on the couch all day recovering from his hugely boozy night out last night.
I got home, we chattered for a while and then he went to bed.
SOTBed: Nirmal by Laboratorio Olfactivo. It’s cooled down considerably here tonight. I wanted something warming.
Woke, wandered the cool and cloudy morning with the dogs. Beautiful outside.
Jumped in the bath.
SOTMorning: Eau Absolu by Mona di Orio
Scott picked me up. We parked in Newtown and trained it to town. First thing we got was PINK LIDDED Coffees.
First we hit GentSac
Then Harrold’s in Westfield
Scott wanted to smell Panthere Noir so we dropped by Cartier
Then we wandered to Mecca. I bought the Diptyque Candle Christmas Carousel. It’s heaven.
We met up with the Aussie Fragrance Network crew from FaceBook for a sniffy. It was totally fun. So many great people, fragrances and chatter. LOVED IT!
Home, Quick refresh. and off to work. It’s my mate Rita’s last night before going on a Med Cruise and holiday. SO GLAM!
Home. Dogs walked and fed. Pics uploaded to this post and now going to hang out with Jin on the couch.
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