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an extra day

I will present a few thoughts on roses on Thursday evening, organized by Les Senteurs. Thus, I will travel to London. Yesterday, my friendly airline informed me that November 30 the UK border agency folks are on  strike and that the airlines flies but they cannot really tell about the immigration procedures. It may be […]

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the scent of herbs at the Duftapero

Today’s post is short and an invitation to perfume lovers in the Zurich area: If you are in the area and have time you are cordially invited to this year’s “Duftapero”. Like every year since 7 years, Pascal, the shop owner of the book shop Medieval art&vie in Zurich (the  place where you find my […]

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perfume marketing high season

On our way back by train from Oldenburg, where we presented us and our way of creating perfumes to a crowd of interested perfume lovers, we stopped in Hannover. I discovered a sweets vending machine, spent a few scents, entered the wrong numbers, and ended up with a Salamini Calzone, whereby SALAMINI is a registered […]

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not even an oligarch can get it

Today, I finished another rose mix that will go into the molten glycerine soap, that will go into the soap pouring frame, allowing me to pour 48 soaps at once and come up with soap bars. Rose scented soap bars. The mixture is actually quite simple, consisting of 10 ingredients, rose absolute (r. damascena from […]

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love the idea of going back

Right now, I am working on my newsletter, scheduled to go out end of this month, pictures and later some text. Basically, I am announcing the advent calendar 2011, and tell my newsletter readers that the Pentachords are here since September, Miriam, the first fragrance from the Tableau de Parfums series, is there since October […]

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carrying things like a Labrador

While hiking in Joshua Tree a while ago  I picked up a rusty beer crown, sitting somewhere on the ground in the desert and I put it into my backpack. I figured it will remind me one day in this hike. It did. After I passed the security checks in Chicago, getting semi naked and […]

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Patchouli 5th avenue style

Yesterday, I talked to my preferred supplier of essential oils, synthetics and other delights. We discussed the oh my! so expensive Champaca absolute, and they will source me some, later this or early next year. It will neatly fit into my recently acquired Osmanthus (yummieh!) treasure. And my new quality Patchouli essential oil that I […]

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winter is approaching

Let me start here with a little haiku I am up the other day. **November** -A last yellow leave Gliding through November light- Winter is so near.- The idea for the haiku came to me when I saw a yellow leave falling from a black branch of a tree in late afternoon. The picture of […]



I am travelling and forgot to announce this. I will be back in a few days. Cheers

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frangipani twist

I managed to hang myself through a series of busy days into Friday: fragrantly creative Friday and photo taking Friday and texting Friday. I will -finally!- touch the composition for INGRID again, one of the portraits of Woman’s Picture, and inspiration for a fragrance that we will launch 2013, and add a twist. A frangipani […]