PHI-une rose de Kandahar

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Miniature of PHI-une rose de Kandahar

Yesterday, finally, I managed to add the miniature of PHI-une rose de Kandahar to the website (here’s the link). Hurray! Next: it will take quite a while until I add another fragrance in the miniature format. And I have not decided which one to add, yet. Filling them is a bit tedious and the logistics […]

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just a quick selfie

but without looking into the camera, and holding a box with perfume of course! Trust me: It was not easy to get this shot done properly without somebody else holding the camera. The reason for this particular foto is: I was searching for a picture online and came upon a website, about myths and profile […]

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PHI-une rose de Kandahar

PHI-une rose de Kandahar was on my mind this morning, standing on the balcony, looking into morning mist and realizing how the cooler temperatures silenced the birds. Some of them were fighting over the berries that are gleaming in a bright orange on the bushes around the house. By the time winter has come they will […]

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clean and powdery

uiuiui… we are still in post Pitti blast mode here, and in PHI – une rose de Kandahar bringing back mode which means packaging and packing and packing to get the shipments out to the stores that reordered the rose de Kandahar months ago. The good news is: The biggest order of these with delivery […]

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Ozonic versus dark cistus twists

Today, right before I started writing this blog post about my “aqua fidelis” perfume trial, a review of PHI-une rose de Kandahar went live on the Pierredenishhapur blog, talking about PHI-une rose de Kandahar, with a lovely intro about the Afghan rose oil and then talking about the multifaceted aspects of this rose de Kandahar. […]


Une rose de Kandahar on video

Today’s post is short and 100% promotional: I share with you Maximilians youtube video about PHI-une rose de Kandahar. It got 10 out of 10 points and that’s pretty good. I hope that you will enjoy his musings about PHI, the scent, and its presentation. Promotion these days is tricky. And, being a mini brand, I do […]

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PHI – une rose de Kandahar is basically gone

Good morning from Zurich where the snow that we got after X-mas (around 40 cm, hossa!) is melting, under a grey foggy sky, that seems to merge  with the grey asphalt of the city. And, allegory you are surrounded, like the snow my stock of PHI-une rose de Kandahar was melting in the last few weeks […]

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more roses for you

Friday. Here are more rose for you all: After having shipped PHI-une rose de Kandahar to perfume hotspots in Europe, the next boxes wait for pick-up, to fly west. “Düdeldi”, as we say here, which does not translate really into English; maybe “hurrah”, but more relaxed and easy going and taking things less seriously. So […]

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Pretty much everything was troublesome when trying to get PHI-une rose de Kandahar back, in somewhat larger quantities in order to give some to the stores, and some to distributors that serve markets that I can’t serve directly. Troublesome, from A to Z. In the end, as mentioned here many times before, the rose oil […]

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Land Your Inventory Early, and a rose de Kandahar crime story

The guy poking his tongue out at nobody (!) in particular, this might be the devil of logistics. The rest of what you find in today’s quick sketch: No idea, really. It was a procrastination exercise a couple of days ago. Well, maybe it is comparable to Odin’s ravens: Bringing the news of the world. […]