Hey there APJ Crew,
Not sure what’s wrong with me. Totally unmotivated to leave the house in the early part of this week. Then I had stuff organised so had to leave the house, all good. Fairly chill week in all ways. LOADS of good fragrance though.
Scent Diary: 2.12 – 8.12.2019
Up till 4am doing the laundry and watching GRIMM! on Netflix.
I did not go to Aquarobics this morning.
There was a delivery that didn’t ring the doorbell! SO ANNOYING!
Fed & walked the dogs.
SOTMorning: Madonna Truth or Dare
Took the dogs for a wash at the groomers. Went to the Post Office. Visited Scott at work but he was on a day off.
Spent the morning answering APJ comments. What a lovely load there were too. Amazing. I love you guys.
Brought in the clothes washing from the line.
Why am I so BLEAURGH! Just cannot seem to make myself clean this house. NAUGHTY!!
3.30 and I took a break. Still haven’t cleaned the house.
Jin came home around 5pm and we had a little chat and hung around a bit.
The house is not cleaned. I don’t care and neither does Jin. Our bed and the couch cocoon are all laundered and clean. My bathroom has had a quick going over. Thursday we have guests and I will do the full Mother In Law’s First Visit Clean then.
8.30pm and my Q&A is done.
SOTEvening: Midnight Oud by Juliette Has A Gun
Jin and I walked the dogs together in the brisk evening air. We are having a very UNsummery cold snap. Lovely!
Got a call from Tara in London (from A Bottled Rose) and through a delightful misunderstanding she got to open her Christmas present a couple of weeks early. As she opened it I serenaded her with Christmas tunes over the phone. It was really fun for me, hopefully for Tara as well.
Faffed around doing nothing stuff. Finally got the TRIVIA Q&A sent to the crew at around 11pm.
Going to watch some GRIMM!
SOTBed: Joy EdP & extrait by Jean Patou. MMMMMMMMMM
SOTMorning: Rose Oud by Yves Rocher. Inspired by Esperanza’s Festive Event Fragrances on our Mood Scent 4 project.
Took the loose hair remover comb out on the dog walk this morning. The boys are still moulting and I got hanks of hair out of them. Better in the park in bunches than all over our house. The birds will use it for their nests.
Spent the morning making PPPs (Portia’s Perfume Packages) to send out.
Post Office, visited Scotty.
Dogs and I watched some GRIMM! while I had lunch.
BATHTIME! In L’Occitane Cherry Blossom bubbles.
SOTAfternoon: CHANEL No 18 EdT
Work was fun with 70 players and LOADS of laughs.
SOTBed: Nefertum by Teone Reinthal. Dark fruit and lustrous resins. A deep and intricate weave of sweet, woodsy spices overlays the whole. Arresting fragrance that is a perfect match to the Christmas vibe.
I slept really late. Heavily, like there was a mountain on top of me. Woke up dry and disoriented.
SOTMorning: Fragile by Jean Paul Gaultier. Bought many years ago in a tester sale at a local chemist. Fragile is a perfect pick me up to clear the cobwebs after a strange awakening.
Did some blog organising and commenting.
Walked the gods late, not very long walk because the air is thick with bushfire smoke and it was hurting my eyes. You should be able to see the Parramatta skyscrapers beyond the treelike but they’re smoke obscured. I’ve lifted the colour up a bit but the whole world looks reddish and the sky this eerie, toxic yellow/grey.
Jin called and we met at the supermarket after he finished work today. Grabbed a few essentials then home to laze.
SOTEvening: 4711 Remix Cologne. All the citrus and some cooling refreshment. YUM!
Work was heaving tonight. We had over 50 people playing at Greystanes Inn. It was fantastic. This was the sun as I went into work. No filter or colour juggling.
Home and I’ve been doing some blogging.
Hey! Guess what my mate Alice bought for me. The L’Occitane Advent Calendar! WOO HOO! Seriously spoiled around here. I’m loving it sick already.
SOTEvening: Teazzura by Guerlain. It only lasts an hour or so but I really love this refreshing chamomile, tea and citrus scent.
More computer shit. Invoicing etc.
SOTBed: Mohur by Neela Vermeire Creations
I’m awake at 7am. Took the dogs for a wee.
SOTMorning: Mimosa Love by Amouage. Dewy, creamy white floral with tropical undertones. So pretty and every now and then slightly feral. This morning I got beautiful whiffs of near decaying melon and yoghurt.
Came to the computer, had coffee, did my invoicing for the month, checked social media and answered some blog comments.
Later in the morning I popped on some Aftelier Rose Face Elixir! This stuff smells so good.
Lunch at Yum Yum Bakery with April & Julie
Went and had my LONG OVERDUE pedicure done. Now I’ve got perfect Christmas tootsies.
Catch up with Ainslie at Glasshouse.
Home to clean the house for guests.
SOTCleaning: Vintage Shalimar extrait by Guerlain
The crew arrived and we all went out for Chinese dinner. There was booze, food, laughs and outrageous chatter all night long. I forgot to take photos but it was a wonderful night. Anna Maria & Johnny, Domenica & Luke (getting married on Sunday, I’m their MC) and Chris & Jamie (I was their wedding MC 15 years ago). So many stories, such a fun night.
Did a little cleaning a went to bed still smelling of Shalimar.
Poor Jin came home from work this morning and walked into the corner of the bed really hard. The kerfuffle! Bastard woke me up.
SOTMorning: Eau de Gloire by Parfum d’Empire
Drove to town.
Collected our Chinese Visas for February. There were so many people in the visa shop. Just to collect our passports were 68 people ahead of me! Everyone is going for Christmas.
Ran around to Becker Minty to collect the Christmas Cakes I ordered. The whole packaging and presentation is freaking AWESOME!
Took the car and parked it in Kath’s carpark. Trained to town.
Wandered fairly aimlessly for a couple of hours. Very proud of myself, didn’t purchase one thing in the afternoon although temptation was rife.
Met Keira and Martin for dumplings.
This is a completely undoctored picture of the sun in our smoke filled sky. Still it doesn’t capture the malevolence of a red sun. It’s like the dystopian future has arrived.
We took an Uber to the Opera House. So glamorous. This picture taken facing the other direction, look at the sky difference. Still murky but without the red sun trying to get through the murk.
Before it started we had the harpist from the orchestra talk us through the piece, its history and her joy at playing it. We arrived early to get the best seats.
We heard Mahler’s Klagende Lied: Simone Young’s Visions of Vienna. Mahler’s first symphony. Full of fun and light and shade. One of the singers was a bit of a let down, every time she looked at her book or down for any reason we lost her voice completely. She was doing all the acting and it meant we missed more than half of her performance. Just bloody sing, sing to the room. Stupid bint. Simone Young, the conductor, was extremely good value though, she was having a ball.
SOTBed: 1000 by Jean Patou. This beautiful fragrance should get a lot more wear around here.
HOW is it Saturday already?
Jin woke me getting home at around 7am. He was lively and we chattered for a while before he hit the hay.
SOTMorning: Tea For Two by L’Artisan. I smell amazing. This should definitely have been one of my Festive Season Fragrances. So spicy and smoky. YUM!
Mainly comment replying here. Some computer stuff. Nothing much at all.
SOTEvening: Vanille by Mona di Orio
Tonight Jin and I met Michael and Hyun for Korean BarBQ. It was a stellar catch up, so much news and information exchanged. The food was amazing, seriously amazing. O M G! We all left so bloated. Jin was a little bit drunk as well.
Then we did some grocery shopping and Jin decided he wanted Krispy Cremes. So he grabbed HEAPS!
Home and it’s started to get really hot in the house, even in the evenings.
Dogs fed & walked.
SOTBed: Le Male by JPG. OK, this is the last of my bottle from the late 1990s. It was my second bottle and it was changed before I bought my third bottle. Now I almost never wear it because it smells so freaking good and has a million scent memories that the new bottle only hints at. I wore it to bed tonight for the joy of remembering.
No reason but I woke early.
SOTMorning: Cologne du Coq by Guerlain
Walked the dogs. sat at the computer responding to you guys, organised Johnny and Anna Maria’s speech for the wedding today.
SOTAfternoon: Equistrius by Parfum d’Empire
Got gorgeous and went to MC Anna Maria and Johnny’s daughters wedding reception, to the handsome Luke. What a night.
SOTBed: Liberté by Cacharel
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