Hey there APJ Crew,
This week was kind of chill. Loads of fragrance and some good food.
We have had the most gorgeous amounts of real, driving rain. I don’t remember it being so plentiful in the five years we’ve lived in Parramatta. It’s dog walking with a golf umbrella and wellies kind of rain.
Scent Diary: 3.2-9.2.2020
Dropped car off for grease & oil and a Rego check
Walked home in the sprinkling rain.
SOTMorning: Opium Posie de Chine by Yves Saint Laurent
Went back to sleep for an hour. HEAVEN
Hung out with Jin and had some breakfast.
Fed dogs and Jin walked me half way to the car fixer with them.
Dusted, vacuumed and washed tile floors. Bathroom and kitchen pretty good boy clean but not “Mother In Law First Visit” clean. Sweating like I’ve just come out of the pool.
Burning my beautiful Rainbow Candle from Ainslie Walker to cleanse the house of negative energy.
Already done 5000 steps at 1pm.
SOTAfternoon: Pichola by Neela Vermeire Creations.
Had a nap around 5-6pm
Jin and I went grocery shopping. He cooked us a magnificent Korean BarBQ with salads and veg. So much amazing food and all really healthy.
3.10am and I’m done & dusted
SOTBed: Tobacco Nuit by Atelier Cologne
Jin had the day off.
We slept late. Walked the dogs.
SOTDay: White Queen by 4160 Tuesdays. This is my second 5ml decant thunk. It could be FB time.
Visited Scotty at work and took some stuff for goodwill. Bought dog food and a couple of lamb bones for teeth cleaning treats. This is Tara the Rescue Kitty. Isn’t she the sweetest? Jin really wants a cat.
Went to the Post Office (collecting only). Had a hamburger and fries lunch.
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Came home. Did some final weekly TRIVIA organising.
Sat down in my chair at the desk and it EXPLODED! I fell back onto my perfume shelves and thought by the sound that I’d smashed a bunch of my vintage Guerlains. Fortunately only I was scratch slightly, all perfume OK. PHEW!
Here’s a pic of the love and light of my life Jin. He’s buying the tickets for his parents and aunty to travel with us to Europe later this year. They are all so freaking excited, it’s cute AF. It’s their first European trip and they will get to spend time with Jin’s brother & kids in the town they live in Slovakia. We are also taking them to Bratislava, Vienna and Prague. It should be a riot.
SOTEvening: Granville by DIOR
Work was amazing. Only our second Tuesday in the new venue and 81 players. I love Club Parramatta so much.
Home. Hung with Jin as he finalises November. It’s all looking amazing.
Fed & walked the dogs.
Hung around the computer for a while.
SOTBed: Songes by Annick Goutal because Cassieflower reminded me in the Mood scent 4 comments.
Was supposed to go to Aquarobics but when our alarms went off this morning apparently I said to Jin that I was sick, couldn’t get out of bed. No memory of this, at all.
Finally I rose at about 11am. My body is seriously sleeping lately. Must be doing some work on itself.
SOTMorning: Vintage Guerlain Shalimar extrait. Just a couple of dabs on my neck. Smells divine.
Spent a couple of hours organising, packing and posting the backlog of Perfumed Parcels that needed to be sent. Sorry if you’ve been waiting.
Fed & walked the dogs.
Lounged and watch Netflibx.
SOTEvening: Gentlemen’s Jockey Club by Oriza L Legrand
Work was fun tonight. The Greystanes Inn crew are so lovely to hang with, they’re funny and sweet. It’s like family evening.
SOTBed: Oriental Brulant by Guerlain. It’s just cool enough here in Sydney to wear this sweet, rich, fruity tonka/vanilla bomb with just a hint of animalic backing. Cozy.
SLEEP! I must be needing it for some reason. 10.30am wake.
One of our poor dogs couldn’t hold it any longer and there was a great steaming pile of poop on the verandah. My first job of the day was to was away his misadventure. Poor boys, they both looked so sheepish.
SOTDay: Opium Posie de Chine by Yves Saint Laurent. the perfect summer lightness with full Opium DNA. Second wearing this week.
LAZY DAY ON THE COUCH! Heaven
Finished watching Messiah on Netflix. WATCH IT NOW! I loved every minute, PLUS Dermot Mulroney plays the President.
SOTAfternoon: Dolce Patchouli by I Profumi de Firenze. A soft patchouli, friendly and pretty.
Faffed around the computer, ate lunch, took the dogs out for a wee.
SOTEvening: Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker
Work was pretty good. Started the night with 33 players. Ended with about 24. It was a lovely group and I think everyone had fun. Food is amazing.
Full Frontal Nerdity won the night. they’ve been playing for ages and never won before.
Walked dogs in the rain.
Watched SpiderMan homecoming. sweet but kind of boring. Michael Keaton is excellent.
SOTBed: Boucheron Femme EdT
BUM! Jin woke me at 5am this morning on his way to work.
SOTDay: Aesthete by Le Galion
Patrick & Wayne masks
Fed and walked the dogs at lunch time. I was waiting for the rain to slow. It did. Then halfway through the walk it began again in earnest. Wet dogs, wet Portia. The boys love getting towel dried so it was all a big game for them.
TV curled up on the couch.
Jin came home. I cooked us spaghetti & meatballs. He did garlic sourdough bread. Good meal, good company.
We watched TV.
SOTBed: Divine EdP. This beautiful aldehydic floral wraps me in its incredibly fragrant arms to drift off to sleep. Deep, dreaming, perfumed rest.
Woke up to the sounds of Jin organising the dogs breakfast and taking then for a walk. Rolled over and drifted off again into a light doze. Woke fully when they came home. Perfect way to wake.
SOTMorning: Vintage Jazz by YSL. Every time I spritz this I think of Scotty who found this beautiful memory scent for me. SO MANY MEMORIES!
Jin snoring on the couch. Me doing a little computer stuff. LAZY!
SOTEvening: Caron Pour Un Homme.
It was supposed to be a 10 person dinner at Liu Rose but it has been raining torrentially here in Sydney, roads are closed, trains are not running to timetable and the clever kids are staying home. I rang Liu Rose to change the booking to 4 people and they had a blackout for the last three hours.
QUICK PLAN CHANGE: Indian around the corner with TinaG, Kath and Alice. It was so bloody delicious, we all ate tiller’s we were paining with our bloatedness. OMG! Unbelievably delicious.
Then TinaG and I came back here and had a massive sniffathon. It was so much fun. It started out with the newest arrivals. Viktoria Minya’s beautiful Absolute series (Iris is fabulous). DSH Perfumes set arrived this week so we got stuck into them (St Petersburg is my favourite, so good). Then we started on roses. Inspired by the Viktoria Minya rose absolute. From Lutens to Goutal, Guerlain to Amorvero and beyond. We must have smelled 25 rose fragrances. Every one beautiful and completely different. Such a fun way to spend an evening.
Started watching the Pikachu movie but my head wasn’t in the game so I went to bed.
SOTBed: Bellodgia by Caron. My idea of the perfect carnation fragrance.
Jin got home around 5.30am and I woke up. Couldn’t get back to sleep so I jumped out of bed, made tea and started getting my TRIVIA Q&A organised for when Jin and I go overseas next week. Got all the Jackpot questions done for the next few weeks by 8am!
SOTMorning: Leather Oud by DIOR. I felt the need for something heavy, dark and rich in this rainy weather. Perfect!
Did some blogging to clear my head.
The rain has been coming down non stop. Beautiful, heavy, driving rain. The poor dogs haven’t been fed yet because it’s way too wet to take them out for poops. They are curled up on their beds in the lounge room.
I went and had some more sleep. Love falling asleep and waking to the sound of rain.
Trivia Cancelled tonight because of flooding in the Austral area. Better to be safe than sorry.
The hot water system in our building has stopped heating. It happens every time we have a significant rain event. No bathing today, or yesterday, or the night before. OMG!
Couldn’t wait any longer to feed and walk the dogs. They’ve been so good. At 4pm I took them out into the storm to wee and poop. They freaking loved it and jumped in puddles, splashed about, kicked their heels in freezing rivers of escaping water. I got absolutely drenched. It was fabulous fun. The rain was so heavy I didn’t want to get my phone out and take photos.
When we got back they had their favourite towel rub downs. HAPPY dogs.
Now they’re inside on their beds.
Jin and I hung out watching TV.
Chatted to some mates here and overseas on the phone.
SOTEvening: Ashoka by Neela Vermeire Creations
OK, I realised that it has been some time since my last bath because we haven’t had hot water and I’m starting to smell my own nasty self. The idea came to me as I was boiling the jug for a cuppa. 3/4 filled the bucket with cold water, added a jugful of boiling. PERFECT! It was easily enough to get myself washed with a face cloth and some rose scented Caudalie shower gel. There was more than half left to give myself a final swoosh down with clean water. I feel like I’m living in the wild west.
SOTBed: Mitzah by DIOR. The rosiest, sweet, amber-ish thing with all the trimmings.
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