Saturday, July 23, 2011


Adelaide temperature last two weeks

Freaking cold and frosty -3c in the Barossa yesterday morning

What a crazy couple of weeks it has been. 30th June marks End of Financial Year and is frantic time for us Accountants and Bookkeepers. On top of this my beloved is a mad, obsessed 8-ball fan/player ( 8-Ball is similar to Snooker or 9-ball). What my beloved’s hobby has got to with this, you may well ask... Well every year we host an Invitation event at our home, generally attended by circa 40 people, this begins at 11.30am and runs well into the night; often well into the next day. I am head event and catering manager, exhausting but rewarding. Along with many of our favourite friends and family our best friends come from the Yorke Peninsula and are an integral part of our team. It’s a great time for us to catch up and consume more than the average quota of red wine. I made some Reed Diffusers for my helpers, whose big, beautiful, bright smiles gladdened my tired body and warmed my heart. Fragrance is the music of my soul.

Whilst I have been head down in book work, I have been randomly grabbing samples each day and evening. This has given me a wonderful sense of freedom, to be lifted from the obsession of having some daily idea of what I will be sampling the next day and then analysing them. The joy of just being... Enjoying the company in quiet contemplation without any expectation. I have an obsessional and controlling personality, this has been a revelation of sorts.

Fragrances I have enjoyed during these past weeks include; Vivienne Westwood - Boudoir (thanks to Carrie for this recommendation), I love it, sensuous and comforting. ELdO - Tom of Finland also gave this one to beloved to wear whilst competing, may have helped, he made the top 8. Montale - Sweet Oriental Dream, I forgot how much I adore this. L’Artisan - Mure et Musc (went to bed with this subtle darling last night as beloved is away for the weekend at an 8-Ball Championship). Frederic Malle - l’Eau d’Hiver - Musc Ravageur. Christian Dior – Addict. Random Le Labo’s, can’t go wrong there. Still enjoying the company of EL Sensuous. 

What a joy cleaning out pockets of various jackets and find those little friends who have been keeping me company. Had some interesting layering moments to. I would be at work and reach into my jacket pocket and put on whatever I pulled out.

So, that’s been my perfume fortnight.

Now as I gently open my vial of Guerlain L’heure bleue in honour of my wonderful, insightful, funny and clever friends, whilst listening to Empire State of Mind and getting ready to watch “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest”, I bid you adieu for now.