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On roses, samples and draws

Fragrant greetings on this Friday that brought snow to Zurich again. We hope for next week and spring’s return. I will have to hit the factory later today, to pick some stuff up, but most of the time, I will work on my computer(s) today, as it is creative Friday here, with some mixing and weighing adventures in between, in my creative-chaotic  scent hotspot in the room next door. This week was very intense and I did not find enough time to seriously post on my blog. I was busy making samples, boxing scents, deciding in meetings, and trying to figure out a couple of hard to figure out things. But still, as so often, looking back to this week, it does not feel like I would have accomplished a lot. I guess that’s the way it is: All the little things count, and they don’t.

But yesterday, finally, I got sort of a feeling of finishing, and getting ready to start the next venture. We are still waiting for the printed cards that go into the sample discovery set for Noontide petals. As soon as I got these, I will start offering the sample set with Noontide  petals. And as soon as I got two more paper things that I need for the packaging of full bottles, I will start bottling Noontide petals. Noontide is still very much on top of what I think about these days. But everyday a bit less. There is one piece of printed cardboard that might get in a bit late, and after having published this post, I will need to talk to the company providing it. Some of my suppliers need reminders from time to time. I am asking myself what some companies will do when the economic slump is over: Some of them have streamlined their processes and cut labor force to a level that makes you wonder how swiftly they can adjust to a growing economy. even in a lame economy they are fighting to keep up with orders.

Anyhow: Noontide petals… we are getting there, and in case you middes it: Here are your chances to grab free goodies this week.

I case you have not left a comment but if you are interested in winning one of five sample of the upcoming Noontide petals: My draw in the previous post is still open (until late Sunday). Just follow this link and leave a comment there.

And while we are talking about draws: Here are two more… You can win a sample of Noontide petals on Persolaise’s blog, and there is the chance for my German speaking readers to win one of three bottles of the Cologne du Maghreb on Beauty-Mekka. Viel Glück! Und auch wenn Ihr kein Glück in der Verlosung habt: Der Text von Evelyn ist wunderschön und zaubert den Frühling den wir ja alle so vermissen herbei.

And finally, going together with today’s picture: There’s a new video on our roses by Freddie on Smellythoughts youtube’s channel. 7 minutes on incense rosé, une rose chyprée and on une rose vermeille. Enjoy!