October 2016

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Yesterday, I had the pleasure to work on another fragrance theme that keeps me busy for quite a while. I have been working on it previously, but put it aside because there was something missing, or better said: It was not totally right, yet. Travelling is inspiring and coming back from Saudi Arabia I knew […]

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a trip to the factory that produces my soaps. now.

Yesterday, I visited a soap manufacture in Switzerland. Because…. I finally get my perfumed soaps produced. Some of you might know the soap “line”: Perfume in a soap. I made these for friends and family, for special occasions, and for the store that my designer guru runs, fabrikat. (please check their website for pictures of […]

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Tea in the desert

So I am back from Saudi Arabia, back to normal, with orders and packing perfume and water droplets sitting on the railing of the balcony after a night with rain. What a contrast! I have taken a lot of impressions and memories back to Switzerland. One of the nicest: Tea in the desert, with the […]

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PHI-une rose de Kandahar

PHI-une rose de Kandahar was on my mind this morning, standing on the balcony, looking into morning mist and realizing how the cooler temperatures silenced the birds. Some of them were fighting over the berries that are gleaming in a bright orange on the bushes around the house. By the time winter has come they will […]

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An e-shop is a boutique, too

at the Pitti fair in Florence, I was chatting with one of gurus in the industry. “You need a boutique”, he told me. And on my objections that I am too small: “An online store is a boutique, too”, he replied. And the why is answered by: You need to show your world. So there you […]

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the price of things

There was a discussion recently, initiated by Luca Turin on his highly appreciated blog, on pricing of perfumes, with some discussion echoes online, such as on Now Smell This -for instance. Links at at the bottom of this post. Here, well, here follows a contribution on my blog. I am not sure whether it is […]