Not everything, everywhere, all the time

Greetings from Switzerland! Today’s picture shows you happy Andy in the Swiss Alpes. (Jungfraujoch)

It is the holiday season and I take a day off here and there. But no real holiday here: we are just too busy packing and shipping orders out. This is nice and there will be the time for a few more days off  later. (in order to avoid questions: shipping orders means shipping to retailers by FedEx or truck in Europe, and to end clients, there were we can serve them. For details: see tauerperfumes.com/terms  . I stopped talking about shipping terms on all possible social media channels. I refer to the website where we provide the details…. We  (me and my team mate) got just too many mails asking where do you ship?…..).

What sells best these days? L’air des Alpes Suisses is among the favorites. But first comes: the desert scents, l’air du désert marocain and Au Coeur Du Désert. Actually, we sold so many Au Coeur Du Désert in the last few weeks that we got sold out and could not serve some retailer orders. We kept some bottles for us to serve you, though.

Some complaints… yes , we got them. But hey! This is NICHE, SELECTIVE PERFUMERY. Not everything can be made available all the time. (and some scents disappear, but this is another story)

The situation should get better in a couple of weeks and I am sorry if you could not order from your prefered retailer in the last weeks. We ramp up production now and will soon have more stock. Having said that: ramping up is not easy. And I do not promise that everything is always available everywhere.

Perfume business is a complex logistics business with parts and ingredients coming from all over the planet. It starts with alcohol (access was restricted for a while because the ethanol went into bottles to kill viruses…..) and it continues with (natural) raw materials that come from around the globe, too  and the bottles that come from Spain/soon from Portugal, and the boxes and and and…. Therefore, the last few months, we were busy talking to suppliers and together we tried to find ways to get what we needed. It always worked out but took longer than normal.

Having said that: I am ramping up, not only production, but also general stocks of production items, like paper and boxes and bottles. This will bring costs up… money sitting on the shelves. But I learned my lessson. And: This is niche. Not everything everywhere all the time.