Fragrant greetings from Zurich, where I landed safely and where work waited for me. After a couple of days off and out of the stream it actually feels great to be back and have a mission. I show a few pictures in a second, from my trip that was half business half tourism: a fact that is hard to explain to an US immigration officer.
Actually, I am falling probably into some sort of pattern, and the questions that I have to answer get more and more and more complicated when immigrating to the US. I am always honest when answering the immigration officer’s questions. This time, I had to answer for a while the whereabouts of tauer perfumes llc. And how I do business and why I come so often. Ah well. I guess my travel pattern is just odd.
The first picture shows you a pine branch, seen in “Pine City” in Joshua Tree NP. These pines are actually pretty, fragrant and found in higher, protected, altitudes in JT NP. They are the reasons for the strong amber note in my fragrance “Lys du désert”, my contribution and gift to the Luckyscent decennial series, that you can get exclusively from Luckyscent. (or from www.firstinfragrance.com, but unfortunately, right now out of stock there).
My trip was partly business, as I was meeting business partners. Perfume business is people business… In a sense, it was also a very creative trip, allowing me to focus and think and feel for a few days. Being a creator, or a creative person, this is important. In a sense: being creative doesn’t come for free and the sources of creativity need to replenish. Sort of.
It wasn’t business because I was out there to smell fragrances either, be it in malls or anywhere else. Let’s call this a nose break. Actually, I was smelling a few things, when visiting a mall for my obligatory purchase of a pair of jeans: Let’s just say… it is new on the shelves, it is highly praised and present in all media, small and big, and blogs and I bet a lot is sold these days, and it is vomit inducing, and a bad copy of what exists already. My mall sniffing comes to an end quite fast these days.
But I smelled the real thing. The desert.And I can’t get enough of it. It is nose and mind cleansing.
To be honest: If I had no business at all, I would probably not fly over the ocean that often. It is not really sustainable. But then, nothing really is these days. So there we go: The desert…..I smelled the desert and enjoyed its sights and sounds for a few days. I was camping, in JT and in Organ Pipe Cactus NM; camping for me comes with the advantage of getting up early with the sun rising above the horizon, and immersing deeply into Lonestar Memories fragrant land in the evenings: Smoke and fire and earth and dust, and the yummie perfume of roasted meat.
and here’s another sunrise picture. I just love these sunrises ….
The sunsets are spectacular. And so is the night in the desert, with the stars.
and another one…
And one of the best things, for me: No telephone, no internet.
Again: Cleansing and refreshing.
And the desert is a feast for the eye, with all the forms and figures and shapes.
But now, I am back here, where the cherry trees are blooming and my tuberose bulbs of last year sprout again (Hurray!!!) in their pots and where a lot of bottles wait, impatiently, to be boxed and shipped over the oceans, and where a few trials mature in their little flintstone flacons, having waited patiently for my return. I am looking forward to these, too.
Have a great day!