Hey there APJ Crew,
Silly Season is upon us. Running hither and thither trying to see the people we love. What a happy kerfuffle.
If you, or those around you are suffering during this time of enforced merriment here is a link to the Australian Helplines, covering most bases 24/7. Crisis Help Australia
Scent Diary: 16.12 – 22.12.2019
Damnit! I set the alarm for PM! Didn’t get up in time for aquarobics. NAUGHTY!
SOTMorning: Eau Absolue by Mona di Orio
Did the dusting, clothes washing and hanging, vacuumed, cleaned the bathroom and kitchen. Folded the dry washing, some on the line still.
Interspersed this housework with writing Trivia Q&A.
SOTAfternoon: Liberté by Cacharel. Razal very rightly said I wear it a lot lately. He inspired me to spritz with abandon.
Jin came home. He seems to be developing a cold. Took him up to the sleep place where he got kitted out like a terrorist bomber.
While he was getting his sleep Shit on I might have hot Mecca and tried the new Le Labo, Bain 19. It’s nice. I did happen to see the full selection of CdG Incense Series and FINALLY grabbed Jaisalmer and
Home and we had leftover Katsu Curry for dinner. Jin is on the couch watching Korean TV.
Spent the better part of two hours faffing around on the computer. Social media, blogging, shopping, searching. Waste of time but very enjoyable.
Jin trotted off to bed at 7pm. He’s really on the downward spiral.
Faffing about for a couple of hours. Some TV, fed & walked dogs, social media. Suddenly it’s 10.30pm!
SOTNight: Mohur by Neela Vermeire Creations. Lashings of my favourite rose fragrance. So beautiful in warm weather too.
2.30am and I’m done.
SOTBed: Leather Oud by DIOR
Woke up groggy as.
Fed & walked dogs.
BATHTIME! Shaved and cleansed.
SOTDay: Oriental Mint by Phaedon. I smell like a candy cane and am loving it.
Bus & train to town.
Had High Tea with my girlfriends Linda, Marian and Sue at the Sir Stamford. It was really nice to get a Xmas catch up in. Aren’t they beautiful?
Back home and straight into bed for a nap. I’m such a NANA!
Organised my weeks papers and some pressies for the Trivia crew.
SOTEvening: Joy EdP and extrait. One of our conversations at High tea made me yearn to wear this vintage beauty again. It’s so magnificent and bombastic, how could they not love it?
74 players tonight. It was very festive and fun. Our second last night in this club before the new one opens in January! Really excited to see what they’ve done.
Fed & walked the dogs. I’m loving this cooler night air.
Watched some Netflix
SOTBed: Opium by Yves Saint Laurent. Sometimes nothing else is good enough.
Woke at 8am. Not ready to human yet.
SOTZombie: 4711 Remix Cologne
Back to bed. ZZZZZZZZZ
Suddenly it’s 10am and I’m wide awake, ready to face the day.
SOTMorning: Tobacco Nuit by Atelier Cologne
Today is present wrapping day. YAY!
SOTEvening: Beyond Paradise Blue by Estee Lauder. Cool aquatic jasmine bomb. So good for summer.
Tonight was another big one at Greystanes Inn. 52 players and everyone was in the Xmas spirit. Super fun night.
SOTNight: Brasil Dream by Estee Lauder. This ridiculously dreamy, creamy tropical fragrance is so glam. I might have hit my Estee Lauder box today and found some gems.
The air is thick again with smoke, it’s hot and it feels like the whole world is about to expire.
SOTMorning: Neroli Portofino by Tom Ford. You know, I’ve had this for years and it never gets worn because all the other colognes have much better longevity and seem more interesting. I’m going to wear it this summer as an early morning pick me up (when I remember).
Had to do a Post Office run, got my hair cut.
Came home for some breakfast.
SOTDay: Bronze Goddess by Estee Lauder.
More present wrapping.
Back to the Post Office, did a little grocery shopping. It’s 42C outside so I came almost straight home. Too hot to function.
Fed & walked dogs. Really late and way too hot but they seemed happy to be out and about. Did their business, had some sniffs and exercise. Straight to the waterfowl and their beds afterwards.
GRIMM! on Netflix.
Jin came home from work and we went for dinner. Entree at Sushi train, Main at Pho Vietnam where we had beef noodle soup. Freaking delicious and both of us fed and full for under $40 all up. WOO HOO!
Lazed around. Did some last present wrapping. Cleaned up the table. Faffed on the computer.
SOTEvening: Eau de Gloire by Parfum d’Empire
It’s been nice spending the evening around the house with Jin.
Walked the dogs around the suburb tonight. Much cooler this evening.
Remember I Mcd Anna Maria’s daughter’s wedding reception a couple of weeks ago? Domenica and Luke sent me this picture. I love it.
Watched some GRIMM after Jin went to bed.
SOTBed: Vintage Youth Dew by Estee Lauder. SO GOOD!
Woke on my own time like surfacing in a swimming pool.
Fed and walked the dogs. It’s already stinking hot, smoky and I can smell the bushfires.
BATHTIME! Korres Basil Lemon Shower Gel bubbles in a half bath of cool water.
SOTDay: Mon Guerlain EdP by Guerlain. A perfect foil to the smoky haze outside.
Jin and I wandered down to the Parramatta Ferry and caught it into Barangaroo.
There we met up with Alice, Jo and Kath for a steak lunch at the Meat & Wine Co. SO DELICIOUS! Yes, I was having such a good time I completely forgot to take photos.
Then we trained and bused it home.
I went to the Post Office and did a little grocery shopping.
SOTAfternoon: Caron Pour Un Homme
I made Bacon, Cheese and Beetroot Sandwiches for dinner. YUMMY!
Our mate Alice bought Jin and me a GOAT! Kind of anyway. She bought a goat through the OXFAM Unwrapped project. It will be given to a family in need who will use its milk and fur in daily life and breed from it for meat and trade. It’s an amazing gift for people who already have so much more than we need.
We watched some Korean Fishing TV and then Hustlers and The Boss Baby. All terrible but it was really nice to spend time at home with Jin. Jennifer Lopez owns every scene she’s in in Hustlers, even though the whole movie sux she is magnetic.
SOTBed: Belgravia Chypre by Penhaligon’s. All the woodsiness and some sweetening extras at the top. Not really a chypre, much more a woody modern niche offering
Today was a whirlwind
Quickest dog walk
SOTDay: Iris Tubereuse by Creed
Jin joined me for a lunch with some of the sniffy crew. It was a really fun afternoon adventure and so good to see everyone before Xmas.
Home for a nap.
SOTEvening: Granville by DIOR
Went back to town, grabbed Phil and went to Graham and Phillip’s for dinner. These invitations are the best because aside from adoring the boys and having some mutual friends in common the food is amazing. Drop dead, over the top, amazing. Tonight we had Vichyssoise, Roast beef with EVERYTHING and then a dessert choice between sugar free hazelnut torte and Pavlova! Conversation flows easily and everyone gets a go, loads of laughs and we even went a bit deeper into politics and our modern times.
We had to leave around 10.30pm because Jin starts at 5am tomorrow.
SOTBed: Our Moment by One Direction
BUM! Jin woke me as he left. I got up, cleaned my teeth, checked the computer for a few minutes
SOTMorning: Bulgari Man In Black
Went back to bed and slept till 9.30am.
Up, fed and walked dogs. The air smells like rain. Please let it be so. Great pelting gouts of rain please. All over Australia’s east coast.
SOTDay: Lolita Lempicka EdP.
Cleaned the kitchen and bathroom. It was like walking into a war zone. The rest of the house can wait till tomorrow.
Went for lunch with LayDee Kinmee. So much to talk about and catch up on. I bloody forgot to take a photo too. Sorry. He looked so good in his new shirt too. We had Eggs Benedict with crispy bacon and spinach, plus a side of sweet potato chips. Such a good brunch, I’m really lucky to have him in my life.
SOTEvening: Le Bain by JOOP!
Every year for our last night at Austral Bowling Club the crew gets dressed a bit Christmassy. This year was no exception. I freaking love these guys so much.
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