September 2014

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Sunday musings and noisy mails

There are moments in our lives where things change, from one moment to the other. Yesterday was such a moment. I was sitting on the balcony, under the most bright September sun imaginable, painting a still live of red wine leaves  and rose hips, picked in the garden the day before, when I got a […]

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inventing roses

or “re-inventing” roses. Today’s picture to the left shows you a rough sketch that I did a while ago, in search of ideas. A quick, flashy sketch. In reality, it is only 15×20 cm, watercolor on paper, using a thick brush. But it looks almost like a graphiti. On a pale blue wall. There is […]

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rose concrète and feeling fabulous

Today’s picture shows you a metal drum with rose concrète, 5oo gr, fresh from the fridge, hence the condensing water droplets on the outside. I store it in my fridge and before using it it has to come to room temperature. I do not use it for perfumes, really. It is too waxy. About 50% […]

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magic realism

Today’s picture shows you my part of the stand at Pitti Fragranze, 5 minutes after 6 pm, Sunday September 14. It is empty as we started packing things after the fair was over. It is always amazing how this glitter world of Pitti falls apart within minutes when it is all over. All the golden […]

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talking with hands

Greetings from Zurich! Back from Florence. Uff. A pile of work is waiting here and hence, this post is a micro post. Just that much: We are all very happy here. Gardenia sotto la luna found its fans. I talked a lot. I got a little TV feature in the Italian TV. Here’s the link…. […]

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out of town

today, hurray! finally and uff! and all: I will fly to London, for tomorrow’s launch event at Les Senteurs in the heart of London, surrounded by the best what selective perfumery has to offer. The launch date is going to see a full moon – and a super full moon-  and it is about as […]

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classification of flowers and woods

This morning, pretty early, outside dark as we are moving into autumn, inside bright thanks to electricity, I was thinking about the blog post of today. Referring to yesterday’s interview part II on the Persolaise blog, and a quick illustration that I did while trying to come up with an answer to a particular question; […]

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rabbits under the moon and flowers

In my chat with Persolaise, for his blog, asked about “sotto la luna”, I said: “….the first time I heard “sotto la luna” was many years ago, and since then it has stood for a lot. There is a poem by an Italian author, Giuseppe Barberis, called Danze Di Conigli Sotto La Luna (Dancing Rabbits Under The […]

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Jumping

Today’s picture shows you an (unfinished, maybe) watercolor painting that I did last week outside, a little path in the botanical garden. It is unfinished, maybe, as I actually should/wanted to add some shadows and a bit of color to the path that is a half circle in the middle of the picture. But I […]

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moan groan or: living in a flower bubble

September. Wow! Already? That was about the second thought this morning. The first one was: Aechz stöhn, which is Donald Duck German for moan groan. Why? A couple of reasons: First, it was raining, and dark  when I got up. Can’t do much about that, and as I always say: If you don’t like it, […]