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white frost

Yesterday, the sun showed again, after a couple of days under a thick fog cloud. I went jogging, up the hill, and found myself in a fairytale landscape. All trees glittering in bright sunlight, covered with white frost. Amazing! The picture only vaguely reflects this magical moment.

What a perfect start the jogging in crisp but clean air. It was very inspirational (think my clean/clear/soft scent that I am working on).

When jogging -and as I have a pretty long Sunday jog of around 21-22 km through the woods and fields and returning home along the river- I have a lot of time to reflect; and quite often I think about what I have read, some blog entries sometimes, but not that often anymore as I do not read the blogs: More on a random base based on what’s appearing in my never ending facebook feed. Some of these posts these days are so horrible that I get into private conversations with perfume creating friends from the world. Few of us dare telling the truth, publicly, however. I do not really know why nobody from the other side starts fighting some of this sh$$, as the online communication about perfume in the blogosphere became irrelevant. Contrary to the situation it was 12 years ago. But still: No fighting back. No discussion really. Strange. Maybe it has to do with their irrelevance.

When I have a bit more time after the holidays, I will have to pick one of the posts that kept me going thinking “am I the only one who thinks this is so wrong?” and write a memo, here.

I also think about existing perfumes while jogging. Some that give me troubles because I am close to being out of stock. And some that were sort of in the center of attention for whatever reasons….

Like Hyacinth and a mechanic. Here’s a smart and insightful review of this scent that you might have missed and that I use as a reminder here about something….. https://perfumeposse.com/2016/12/16/hyacinth-mechanic-tauer-perfumes/ 
Hyacinth and a mechanic is part of the tauerville collection. And there, in tauerville, it is special. It is the first of a couple of scents that I do not sell online and nobody does. It is only available during events, hand-to-hand, while I am in store.

Why?

I think that online is wonderful, but at the end of the day, perfume is also about talking face to face, physical, telling stories, smelling together and beyond that: living in a time where everything is available everywhere, I wanted to make a statement. No, you can’t get this online. No easy 1-click purchase of a sample. No. Not with this one. It is too precious. Ah… don’t get me wrong. The price of Hyacinth and a mechanic is moderate. It is precious in a different way.