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Day 9 of the advent calendar

Fragrant greetings from winter wonderland again! It is day 9 of our advent calendar and we look back to a most wonderful scent gathering downtown Zurich. We got snow, lots of it, on Friday, starting in the afternoon, and the next morning all was under a thick and pure and peaceful white blanket.

The picture that goes with today’s post: I took it right at the entry of where we had the getting together yesterday: At the “Felsenegg Keller” in Zurich, close to where Pascal’s shop “Medieval art&vie” is, right in the middle of medieval old Zurich. I needed a minute to prepare and rethink my little opening speech and found myself on this most wonderful spot. I took a picture, and went inside again, where a little jasmine twig with a dozens of white flowers in bloom was waiting. This year’s theme of the scent gathering was “white flowers”, and I brought jasmine absolutes (the grandiflorum and the sambac variety), orange blossom absolute and tuberose absolute, all diluted to 5% with me. I did not show them until after my opening and after the reading by the actrice Lilie Friedrich and the speaker Egon Fässler.

Imagine how this room must have smelled in the midst of our gettogether, when I finally put the bottles with the diluted treasures onto the table?

What a lovely contrast to the white blanket outside: The warm perfume of these little white flowers.

I thank you for stopping by, and gladly share another discovery set with the winner of today’s draw: 5 scents from my collection, your choice. Entering the draw is simple: just say hello and leave a comment with a valid email allowing me to contact the winner after picked the winner.  If you wish, you might want to comment on snow. Here’s what I think: I am glad it is there, when it is there, for about 2-3 days. And then I am glad it has a melting temperature of around 0°C and look forward to the temperatures getting beyond there. Enjoy your Sunday and good luck in the draw!

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