So I am back from Saudi Arabia, back to normal, with orders and packing perfume and water droplets sitting on the railing of the balcony after a night with rain. What a contrast!
I have taken a lot of impressions and memories back to Switzerland. One of the nicest: Tea in the desert, with the sunset over sandy hills, and story telling until the stars appeared, organized spontaneously by Amer, a perfume loving fan from Quassim, the area where they produce the biggest and finest dates in Saudi Arabia.
The hospitality that I was blessed to experience is unmatched by anything in the past. Often I felt humbled and did not feel like I deserve it.
Scent impressions: Many. The strongest. An Oudh, bought in the souq, a gift for me, bought from a dealer who does not sell oudh regularly, sort of under the hand, a dealer that is trusted as he sells to the family for decennials. This, the oudh, I wore during the event at Harvey Nicols where the L’Odore store is situated (my sales partner in Saudi Arabia, with 6 stores in the country): It is out of this world.
Yes, this oudh is inspiring and will make me dream of the Arabian desert for many days to come.
Today’s picture: The smoky, heavenly scented smoky, fire in the desert.