Give aways and goodies

Post Easter Happy Rabbit Give-away

NOTE: MAY 1 2011 CONGRATULATIONS! This draw is closed. The winners are from Facebook: Pahge Park, Cristina Seicarescu, Shermeen Khan. A Facebook message is on its way. The winners from the comments are MaryB and Mihaela. An email is on its way. Welcome to our POST EASTER HAPPY RABBIT give-away! It is a happy rabbit […]

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Levkojen and PENTACHORDS presentation in June.

Today’s picture shows you a quick photo that I took yesterday before giving the bunch of Levkojen aka Matthiola away. I bought them at a flower shop nearby where I stop on a regular basis. The woman owning the shop buys a lot of flowers that are fragrant and she cares for special flowers you […]

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back from Paris

So I was in Paris, yesterday and spent about 5 hours there. Enough time to hop into the Metro, visit Bon Marché, get frightened by the sales assistants there, get bored by the selection there, and hop over to the Grande Épicerie du Bon Marché right next to it. There: Paradise! I ended up over […]


lot labels

Today, I was so busy that I had no time doing any blogging. I was heavy duty working on packaging concepts with my Adobe Illustrator. The packaging concept is for another project I am working on and I can tell you more about this very exciting development in May. Every day I am getting a […]

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FIFI award UK and airport security

In the mean time, some you might have heard it: My Orange Star won the Fifi award UK for best niche 2010. This is sort of a wow! thing and come as a total surprise, at least to me. I wish to say thank you to my supporters at basenotes (kisses and hugs to you […]



I am in London today and partly tomorrow for the 2011 UK FIFI awards because Orange Star is one of six proud nominees in the category “best new independent niche” which is cool. I am curious to see what this diner is going to be like: Another first in my life. And it is basically […]

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tomorrow, I shall fly to London, and visit my favorite perfumery there: Les Senteurs. The last time I was there, I was shopping for Grossmith, a flacon of Phul Nana in its lovely packaging and with this twisted (in a very positive sense) perfume that builds a beautiful bridge to a past long gone. And […]

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Still a lot of blossom around

All trees are still blooming and sending their pollen off.  But most of them are already at the end of their blooming circle. Everything goes so fast these days. I wish packing perfumes was going equally fast. Actually, with all the blooming around us: the pollen with the concomitant sensitization of the nose may be […]

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more tulips and more boxes

There we go again: A new week, all fresh and exciting. I will continue there where I stopped last week: Orders from retailers need to get into boxes and onto their way over the alps or the oceans. Actually, the last few days were simply astonishing.  We got so much going on around here, and […]

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a technical detail

Fragrant greetings to you all from spring wonderland where everything seems to bloom and thrive these days. Days, by the way, where the little tauer factory produces a lot of ZETA. Thus, this is an educative post: Ever wondered how the juice gets into the bottles? Here is how… see the picture to the left. […]