mandarines ambrées


bringing the past back

Good morning to you! As much as we might sometimes wish, we can’t bring the past back, but have no alternative than to move forward towards the horizon with unknown land behind the hill. But from time to time, we should nevertheless look back and take with us what was good in the past. I […]

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snow on the hill

This morning I got up and realized: Wow! Snow on the top of the hill on the other side of town. A nice and welcome reminder that winter is coming, for sure, and with it the season, the holidays, x-mas and all. Actually, it is just a couple of weeks from now and we will […]

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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 […]

Give aways and goodies

Day 9 of the advent calendar, and a soap

This draw is closed. Thank you to all who participated. Welcome to day 9 of my advent calendar. Today you can win a soap, Mandarines Ambrées. This is actually not a “product” that you can buy. I make these for friends  and family, and for the lucky winner here. See the fine print below for […]

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Lights and day 21 of the advent calendar

Welcome to day 21 of my advent calendar. It is nice to see you here and read all your comments.  Thank you! It’s about the lights, I thought, when hitting downtown Zurich yesterday. Snow was falling in thick, wet flocks that were melting into black roads and there were lights everywhere. Lovely. Also lovely was […]

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Doors and day 14 of the advent calendar

There we are again: Day 14 of the advent calendar with a picture of doors leading to a bright unknown. Today, you can win a fragrant soap, called MANDARINES AMBRÉES, made for the season and not available as something you can buy. It is probably the most popular soap that I have created so far. […]


orange and now velvet

So I picked an orange colour for the soap wrapping paper: Pantone Orange 021 PC. It is a slightly “dimmed” orange,  not loud, but still orange. It is hard to  pass this on via a monitor or a photo, but maybe the packaging prototype on a bright orange leather gives you an idea. Actually, in […]

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prosaic questions and what soap to pour

On a prosaic side of things that go through my mind these days: I need a new phone. The existing one is years old, an iphone 3, still doing ok, but some buttons do not work anymore and it follows instructions like it was narcotized. Slow. Very. Slow. So I actually wanted to get another […]

Give aways and goodies

day 9 of the advent calendar 2011

Welcome to day 9 of the advent calendar 2011. The last few days were just wonderful and I thank you ALL, for your enthusiastic comments. Today, you can win something that you cannot buy. Nowhere.  Just leave a comment below and make sure that you take your chance today. This very morning, I saw the […]

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soaps to win in a woman's picture draw

If you have not done so, now is the time to catch the chance to win a Tauer scented soap:  “LIKE” woman’s picture on facebook. Brian Pera hosts a give away with 30 scented soaps that I have sent him, called “MANDARINES AMBRÉE”, made for the occasion. You cannot get them anywhere. The only thing […]