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a ZETA review

May 12th, 2011

After yesterdays blog post on trends that might come upon us or not and that we do not follow but rather set: Here comes a link to a post by Olfactarama. I invite you visiting  this lovely blog, make sure you take your chance to win a sample and enjoy a good piece of writing. Click here to get to Olfactarama.

And if you are fluent in German or if you like beautiful pictures of flacons from Tauer, of Vero Kern from vero.profumo or if you want to learn more on Nejma Perfumes, you might want to visit this month’s edition of the Sündhaft magazine . Click here to get there.

And if you are fluent in Italian: Here’s a lovely interview, published by Dominga Ciavarella. Enjoy (click here).

And today’s picture shows you what I did yesterday and today: Filling more ZETA flacons and packing them.


double filtration

April 6th, 2011

Contrary to what I told you yesterday: Here comes another short post dealing with the ZETA linden blossom. I will fill more flacons today to fill up the stock that is shrinking on a daily basis. Yesterday, when packing more of the Zetas, watching the sunlight play with the flacon, brining nice green patterns onto the labels  on the bench, then I realized that I did not talk about these labels, yet.

We came up with a different labeling concept for the COLLECTIBLES. You may remember that we use stamps to put on the Haiku and the obligatory EU allergen information. We stamp this onto the backside of each metal box, too. For that we use large, pentagonal stickers that provide the information that is not supposed to change, like where it comes from, that it is handmade and who imports it in Italy.

The rest, the perfume specific information, is put on by hand stamping each box. This approach allows to change from vintage to vintage information such as the allergens for our beloved EU administrators.

Right now however, I am not stamping but I am doing the filtration. Number 2. Double filtration of ZETA is necessary as some of the naturals (especially the Vanilla CO2 extract) are rich in waxes and diluted in ethanol these precipitate. Needless to say that this filtration takes forever …

Today’s picture shows you the ZETA flacon, and the stamped information on a label.


ZETA is here and it comes with a draw

April 1st, 2011



Zeta – a linden blossom theme-  is ready. Yesterday, I put the samples and the discovery set options online and today, the real thing, the 50 ml flacon, will go onto the shop. And I go to Milan today for the Esxcence.

And with that, this linden blossom story is a thing of the past for me. Contrary to you, I guess. I have to worry about stocks and production later, but for the moment I am fine and have room for new adventures. But before we all engage into new fragrant stories: Here’s a thank you to all of you who follow my blog and my venture. MERCI!

It is important for me to know that you are there, on the other side of the planet maybe, on the other side of my computer’s screen, listening to what I try to say. Merci again.

Now let us celebrate: Here’s a little draw. You can win a ZETA- a linden blossom theme- full flacon, boxed and packed, sent to you from Zurich, to any place on planet earth. Please make sure to leave a valid e-mail. Here is my promise: I will not make use of your personal data nor hand over your data to any third party. I will only use it to get in touch with you , if random.org picked your comment as the winning comment.

Besides the ZETA, full flacon, 50 ml, you can also win a discovery set with 5 samples of your choice as consolation price. Just leave a comment now to be in. I will pick a happy winner next Monday.

If you do not know what to write: Maybe you wish to comment on the HAIKU going with the ZETA?

A linden blossom theme

Linden shade in June-
sweet rose petals and the light
of Syracusa.


pink hyacinth

March 30th, 2011

it is in full bloom, the pink hyacinth, down in the 2 meter square garden, and when getting closer to this delicate lady for a picture, the fragrance is close to overwhelming.

Thinking about it: This IS a perfect name for a fragrance… PINK HYACINTH.

Actually, its natural scent is overwhelming. And one fine day I wish to continue with hyacinth and come up with a nice, decent take on this flower. Without mechanic, if you know what I mean. If you don’t: here’s the hint to what I am talking about on PerfumeSmellinThings (click here).

The pink hyacinth that blooms right now next to a blue variety smells quite differently in comparison to the blue one. What is a roasted spicy undertone in the blue one, is a sweet caramel line with some silvery decoration on it.

I love hyacinths. Maybe on reason is its rareness. You cannot get hyacinths in the flower shops in autumn. Well, I guess you could if you really, really, really wanted it and did not worry about your CO2 footprint. But it would not be the same. Hyacinths belong to our spring. Basta. The same -by the way- is true for fresh asparagus or strawberries in March. They are everywhere in the shops, asparagus from Mexico or Peru, Stawberries from Morocco or Spain. And I am sure this IS wrong. It is wrong because waiting for these spring delights is part of the joy, and the CO2 footprint is so much larger than waiting and getting them from the farmer around the block.

And they taste better.

Thus, we wait … and while I do so, I pack more boxes and get shipments ready and while you do so , you may want to visit Elena’s Perfumeshrine blog and read her review on ZETA -a linden blossom theme- and make sure you take your chance to win a sample. Here is the link to her review.



first tulip of the year and a new circle beginning.

March 29th, 2011

I continue showing you spring teaser flowers: The first tulip that showed its shy red head a few days ago. Today, it is proudly showing it all…

The last few days have been amazing: An explosion is taking place right in front of our eyes and noses.  And fitting with nature starting another circle we kind of start another circle, too. I sent the papers off for the new office and storage place. I signed the lease. A little signature translating into a major step for me. June 1 is the date when I can get in there, and I look forward to moving there. Not that it would not be nice sitting on my bench here, in our little room, close to tulips with a view. But it is getting narrow here. Yesterday, when packing the first ZETA’s into boxes, later in the evening, the W.-factor and me realized again how little space is left in this room.

Thus, by June 1 we can start moving.

And until them, we continue in our little room. And as it is the last weeks in there: I suddenly enjoy it more than before.

I will continue packing ZETAs today. And will start shipping the first ZETAs to retailers. And tonight, I go for a burger, meeting friends, old friends, that worked with me and helped me a lot in a previous circle that I luckily left.


it gets green around us

March 28th, 2011

Fragrant greetings from Zurich, where we are all in happy busy production mode. Next Friday, I will travel to Milan, to visit Esxence on Saturday. Thus, I want to get a lot of things done and fixed before this weekend.

Contrary to last year, I will not have a stand together with my Italian importer; this time we decided that we focus on the Pitti Fragrance exhibition in Florence. It is a simple question of resources, and money. But I am optimistic that I will get together with a few friends and perfume lovers nevertheless.

Until I hop into the train: Busy pouring and packing ZETA. I plan to put it online on my shop soon; right now I am aiming at April 1.

Today’s picture is from last week, taken in a beech forest, with lots and lots and lots of bear’s garlic. Green, green and a yummy March forest perfume in the air.


every day a bit closer

March 19th, 2011

Tomorrow, I take the train at 7 am to go to Bologna, to back the same day after 11 hours in the train. Time, to think about a speech I will give on Tuesday evening on “scents of your dreams”, and time to think about a few projects that I have running. And about how to arrange my stock in the new rooms once we can get in there. And think of a nice color for at least one wall. I figure blue would be cool on one wall, while leaving the others white.

The next steps there, to get the rental contract for the rooms: Send my application together with an official confirmation that I never went bankrupt so far. Which is sort of funny. Looking back into a bright past does not really tell anything about the future. Anyhow: Here’s a detail on how fast the Swiss authorities (sometimes) work: I sent a filled form off by snail mail to the state agency providing these official confirmations on Thursday evening at 6pm. On Saturday, 8 am I have the stamped form in my letter box.

Amazing, isn’t it?

Amazing is also the number of emails that I am getting these days. Everybody wants the ZETA collectibles. NOW!


To be honest: I  am still waiting for the last piece in my supply chain for the ZETA. Unfortunately the green wooden top covers are delayed due to “force majeur” (a broken machine). But I was promised that on Tuesday the will leave Austria and by the end of next week, I shall have this last missing item and then… then…. then… In about 10 days I will pour and label and box the ZETA -a linden blossom theme- and then I will ship it and then I will start offering it.

I am sorry that some of you need to wait another 2 weeks or so.  Thank you for your patience. I have a hard time waiting longer.

Until we are there: Let’s enjoy spring coming every day a bit closer.

Have a lovely weekend!


ZETA samples

March 9th, 2011

today’s picture is a teaser, showing you the first samples I did yesterday of the ZETA – a linden blossom theme- fragrance. In reality, the color is even more honey yellow sun like. Amazing. I feel it is the rose absolute that renders the fragrance so bright and sunny.

I put them in bright sunlight for the picture. But now they rest in the dark, as all perfumes should.

Tomorrow, I take the train and travel to Rome. I look so much forward to these three days. Although, I have to admit it right now and here: I will go to Rome soon again , in April, for 100% private reasons. Thus, as the W.-factor mentioned yesterday, I am truly blessed.

I really am and I try not to forget.

Thus, my next post will be early next week, I guess. For those of you who have not left a comment but wish to participate in yesterday’s draw: Here’s where you have to go…. click here. I will pick the winners later tonight (Swiss time).

And here is my reading hint for you: Giovanni from Fragrance Scout did a lovely interview with me. You find it here  (English version click here). Thank you for your interest and have a lovely time!