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more detail

July 5th, 2013

today’s picture shows you a scan that I did yesterday. Or better: It is a little detail, highlighted from a 1.5 GB scan of a lavender twig, cut in the garden yesterday, polished by lots of rain this week. Today’s going to be a super busy day, already started a while ago. It will see me packing scents, answering mails, trying to find my way through a pile of official papers for highly regulated markets, such as the EU and others, and, yes: It will see me adding a few drops of this and that into a brown flint glass bottle: At the end, it is still creative Friday. Fragrant greetings from Zurich. And a happy weekend, soon!


in sales, incertitude

June 3rd, 2013

There we are again: Monday, Monday, and a new week, fresh and untouched before us. Today I have a scan for you, an scanned bug, about 1 cm long from head to the tip of the wings, found dead outside, and scanned, with 10500 pixels x 10500 pixels. This results in something like 650 MB. For the blog I am reducing the size to 300  pixels but some of its beautiful features are hopefully still visible. I love, love, love this metallic transparent colors.

Regular visitors  of this blog know that from time to time I scan things, like Kiwis, chicken or flowers. Actually, the raw chicken scan is kind of… well: Special. Two scanned and super decorative motives, a cut kiwi and a cut strawberry,  found their way onto 120 cmx120 cm large canvas, printed in super high quality, framed and sit in the shop of Pascal, the bookshop where all Tauer Perfumes started. There they sit on the wall and folks who want to buy them could do so. Don’t ask me for the price: I do not know, as this is Pascal’s job. The pictures look super realistic and printed on linen canvas they have quite an artistic touch.So far, they did not sell. Nope. Although a lot of people ask about them: who made the pictures and what the story is behind them? Although the scans are liked a lot, they are not sold.

Anyhow: so far no sales there. Pascal and me discussed the “why”. We came to the conclusion that the format is just too large. Some potential clients said so, too. “Where to hang these pictures?”, that’s what it boils down to. Maybe. In sales and war, there is always a fog of incertitude. I will, if I find a moment of peace and time and feel like it, create another picture or two, starting with a scan and print them in something like A3 (or in between A3 and A4). I have a few cool scans and the only thing  I need to do there: Get rid of the dust particles and enhance the scans with photoshop.

The reason why I mention this: It is yet another good example of how we can all come up with great ideas and love what we do and forget that our potential buyers see things differently. If asked beforehand, they would not mention it. If asked to buy later, they don’t.  It is true for every market. You never know whether your potential customers will buy, until you have your product in the store. Asking beforehand does not always help. That’s why a lot of products (also perfumes) fail in the market. You never know. I find this super thrilling. So…. I am really curious whether we will see sales of the pictures if we adjust the size. Now, making these scanned image based pictures is not really a new business venture, not a serious one, but more a hobby, a distraction and joyful playing. But one fine day, I might decide otherwise. You never know…It would be cool to at least cover my expenses for the scanner.

And yes: I got so much great feedback and helpful comments over the last few days on the brochure state of works! Thank you so much. These comments and shared reflections and ideas helped me a lot. Thank you!


another rose picture

September 3rd, 2012

I could not resist today and scanned another rose bouquet that sits in the living room.

Not that I would have time to seriously think about a new rose fragrance right now: I am actually too busy right now, dealing with last week preparations for Pitti Fragranze and organizing a few points after Pitti. But there is going to be some time in a couple of days when I shall have the muse to paint and think, and hopefully play with some essential oils….

Thus, I wish you a lovely labor day. Enjoy!


a lovely hyacinth (again) and a tight travel schedule

February 6th, 2012

There we are again: I got 5 fresh hyacinths on Saturday and enjoy their developing bloom and their fragrance. Thus, the picture of today is a quick scan of one of them, some dust removed with photoshop, but otherwise pretty “natural” and not photoshop enhanced.

I also sniffing a hyacinth sketch I made about  two weeks ago. I talked about this sketch, consisting of 20 or so ingredients here. I think I like it and will dilute now, that it has matured for two weeks. That’s about all I will do on experimental level today. I need to make more stock of a variety of samples, and box perfumes, and will do so later today, after I was successful in convincing myself to ride the bike. It is pretty chilly and the idea of getting onto the bike riding down the hill towards tauerville is not really inviting.

Furthermore, I will need to continue playing PR and come up with some text, after I played travel agency over the weekend, booking flights and hotels and trains for March and April and May. To be frank: March is going to be a  touch too much, and you will see Andy hopping  from Munich early March to Rome to New York to Paris and to Milano and then in early April to Paris again. You can expect more and all details on my travel schedules and the why soon.



The fluffy inner most of clementines

November 19th, 2010

I got my new scanner. WOW. This thing scans so fine that I soon need a few new hard disks. But before I show you the pictures: Here a few its and bits that I forgot yesterday  -I forgot indeed to tell you why I get the scented cards done-. Thus let me answer the questions that I got asked in the comments section of yesterday’s post on the scented cards. I got the tests done by the company SCENTIS, and the tests turned out nice, and now I told them to produce the scented cards. Lots of them.

Actually, most of them will go to Italy into the perfumeries that have my products. It is an experiment, testing whether clients and perfumeries like them (I bet they will), and whether it is a good way of getting to know a scent. We do this for the launch of the Carillon pour un ange. But I do not think they will replace the  samples. Well, we will see. …Some will be available as gifts on my website, going together with orders and some will go to other places, such as shops where you find my products. But most of the cards will go to Italy.

If you rub the paper onto your skin, some of the scent transfers. But it does not compare to spraying a sample. It is more like a gentle whiff. As they come packed in little transparent bags (sized 80x 110 mm by the way) you can smell them without getting stuff onto your hands if you do not wish to get into contact.

And we got the design for the cards: They will come with a relief embossed. The tauer logo and my claim  IMMERSIVE SCULPTURES stick out as a relief. Kind of cool.

Finally, I want a Point of Sales Display done for the cards (think simple dispenser). I present our ideas for the POS display next week.

And now to the fluffy inner most of a cut clementine, seen by my new scanner yesterday, not optimized. Enjoy!



November 2nd, 2010

The autumn colors this year are stunning. And as we did not have any storms or heavy rain in the last few weeks but cool nights that push to trees into color changing mode: Lots of trees exploded in colors. Ready for winter’s grip. But, if you watch closely, you can see that for every leave dying in red and yellow flames, there is a little bud, a promise for spring.

On the German Duftarchive you have another remembrance of spring: a review on CARILLON POUR UN ANGE, including a draw. See conditions there (click here, all in German).

While you do your reading and praying for winning the Duftarchive draw, I sniff new raw materials that I just got. All Carbon dioxide extracts. I needed to reorder some Vanilla CO2 (dream stuff, dream stuff, dream stuff!) and lots of my CO2 Incense (Boswellia serrata) that you find in the INCENSE ROSÉ AND INCENSE EXTRÊME, for next year’s batches from my German high tech Carbon dioxide extract supplier. And, as I needed to get a quality test sample anyhow: I ordered more samples from them:

Curcuma Longa, Fennel bitter, and pink pepper (Schinus terebenthifolius). The fennel is a much as fennel as you can imagine. The pink pepper is dream stuff, so soft and elegant, so gentle and so, peppery. This I love: searching and trying new raw materials. I’ll bet: We will come back to the pink pepper again! It is such a lovely head note. You can get an idea what it smells like by simply crushing pink pepper. Enjoy!


back in normal waters

September 24th, 2010

Sodeli…(Swiss German for well, well…)

we are back in sort of normal mode.  Normal mode for end September is packing and dispatching a lot of boxes which is, despite the fact that it is work, a true joy to me. I love to say bye bye to parcels and boxes and wish them farewell on their journey over the oceans or mountains. Thus, we are finishing up the orders from my stockists of last week and then, then…

I guess then I need a pause and then I will have a look at the latest babe in town. I got a gorgeous thyme CO2 extract to play with, some neroli, more rosmary, Lavender CO2 (out of this world) and litsea cubea and more…thus, happy playing ahead.

But first: getting ready to finally say bye bye to some big boxes next week. And please:  Enjoy your weekend!

Today’s picture: a rose, scanned.