February 2012

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adventures coming

Dominik Dachs comes back again: When I was a boy, I spent hours and hours watching the adventures of Dominik Dachs and his friends, including Niki Tiki, following them when they traveled their little world. To get an idea (in Swiss German) of how lovely these characters are: Click here for the video on the […]

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patchouli coeur

Patchouli coeur which means”heart of Patchouli” is basically a patchouli that is rich in patchoulol. I am using a quality that is 66% patchoulol. I use it together with “standard” patchouli in the dark fragrance that I described in the past few days. Patchoulol is also called Patchouli Camphor as the heart of patchouli  is […]

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notes on birch tar

OK. Birch tar. That’s an easy one. If you wish to find out how birch tar smells: Hit the next birch tree, cut it, light a fire, let the fire go out, smell the smoke and you get the idea. Of course, what I used has been rectified a few times to get rid of […]

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cocoa brightened up

There is a thing with extracts of cocoa that makes them sometimes difficult to use in perfumes. They are mostly dark. But there are qualities that are different. I would like to continue exploring a fragrance that I created a while ago and that sits in the fridge waiting to be put into some flacons, […]

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beeswax

sweet tobacco, honey, flowery, powdery that’s what it says how beeswax absolute smells. I would add “dark”, animalic and musky. It is a waxy, hard material at room temperature and you have to melt it in a water bath (gently) in order to be able to pour it. That’s what the bottle label you see […]

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going downtown- Tauer at MIN

OK. Now it is sort of official. You find tauer from now on in the MIN Apothecary in New York. Here is the link if you want to visit virtually. And if you want to visit physically: It is quite easy to find. Just follow your nose, in NY and on Crosby street (#117) you […]

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general thoughts

complex matters

We stay for a while in Joshua Tree: Today’s picture shows you a sunset there. Yesterday, in the comment section of my blog,  Lorenzo mentioned a question and raised a discussion, referring to my post. I talked about technology changing shopping and logistics patterns. Lorenzo brought up the human factor: “When you say “where I […]

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valley of the dolls

Having heard it on Lounge-Radio.com I downloaded Valley of the Dolls yesterday evening, by MYLO, on amazon.com, as the apple shop did not have it. Lounge radio is my favorite internet lounge station, and to use their motto: “This is how I lounge”. While listening to the piece and a few others, I booked my […]

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mandarines et al

This weekend saw me jogging, cooking and discussing mentally and emailing. A lot of emails came in and went out and some are still in limbo space as I am not sure whether I really want to answer them. It is quite amazing what kind of emails you get, sometimes. Jogging was refreshing as it […]

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soaps and VOD and a good piece of reading

Uff. that was quite a week. And guess what I will do tonight? Watch movies! And try to read a few things and smell a few its and bits all into the weekend. In case you feel like me after a long week, here a few hints, and announcements and wishes. Miriam, the film section […]