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  • 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 reality, it looks much nicer.  Ah well.... I changed the text position in the mean time  and moved it all more to the middle. The rest, I will leave as is.

    By the way: The soap packaging is sort of smart. It needs only one sticker, a lot sticker, that seals the outer cellophane bag. The paper is folded in a way that its ends hold each other and no glue or sticker is needed there. The soap itself is wrapped in cellophane to protect the scent.

    Next: Actually make them, the soaps, now.

    And pick a nice blueish greyish velvet violet kind of color for the tuberose soap that does not remember of lavender or violet.

     

  • perfume, mirror of the creative universe of its creator

    Today, well... today is an interview day. Sort of. I will get a visit from a journalist writing for one of the most influential newspaper here, in the German part of Switzerland. We agreed to chat and discuss in my house, where you find my "atelier", and not in the factory "tauerville". I proposed both locations, but the more creative, fluid, environment of where some scented things actually happen was more interesting.

    So there we go.

    Home of the many little and larger aluminum bottles. I have quite some bottles there, in the atelier, as I do not always use up all reagents that I have in stock for production. Usually, some 10, 50 or 100 ml are left in the aluminum bottles, depending on the raw material (almost nothing left for rose oils, more left in iso E Super bottles). Sometimes, I transfer part of it into 30 ml dark flint glass. Sometimes I just let the aromachemicals and naturals there where they are: In their aluminum bottles.Thus, my bench where I mix experimental scents often looks like a chaotic assemblage of various bottles in all sizes and shapes.

    The journalist will do  a feature about niche perfume(rs) in Zurich, Switzerland, and so we will talk about artisanal perfumery, niche, and perfumers. Perfumers= the guy and girls designing scents. Usually over months, sweating, weaking up in the night with ideas, not sleeping well because the ideas proof wrong, and feeling uneasy and unhappy until they see a light on the horizon.

    Actually, the concept of a PERFUMER, in my little world, becomes more and more important. I think it is not only "a nice gesture" to tell the world who the perfumer behind a scent actually is . I think it is just fair and honest. Especially in "niche".  This is the comparison that I used the  other day when discussing this "phenomen" in niche: It is like getting a painter to paint a picture for your living room. Once you got the picture made for you: You do not hang it up and pretend that it is your creation just because you told what you wish to see painted. Right?

    Anyhow: We will talk a little bit about me and the creation of perfumes which is always nice, on one hand, on the other hand, always difficult, too. The world of perfumery, how I create, how my fluid, creative energy flows, and why some things are the way they are: This is difficult to explain. Usually, I refer to my being independent as one reason why. You know: No external money, no big buddies telling me what to do when and for whom. Or I refer to the raw materials. You know: (almost) no limits there. And even if my scents are 100% oud free (agarwood free), they tend to be sort of expensive... well , I guess you get the message.

    But, here again: Looking at the details, things become complicated. You can easily create rubish with the most expensive materials. Well, maybe it is better to say: Using expensive naturals and synthetics may translate into scents that speak a different language. But still: You can still get rubish in different languages. So, it is not only about using expensive raw materials, partly yes, but not only.

    I guess this is part of the mysterium behind some perfumes: They are created with a few dozens of ingredients, all added in well defined portions, following a recipe. The result is bigger then the sum of the ingredients and is a mirror of the creative universe of its creator.

     

  • mandarine

    today's picture is an old scan of a mandarine. I decided that I need to make two kinds of soaps. I will make a mandarine ambrée soap, loved by many, batch 5 (hence I will have done about 250 soaps so far), and a perfect fit with the holidays. I guess I will go and buy some mandarines today to do more scans for a different wrapping illustration than the one that I used so far. I would love to get a mandarine with a leave, for a high res scan, for later use on a  A4 piece of paper for wrapping. A bit too literal maybe? Maybe I will come up with something very simple. Just half orange colored, half white....with some text in grey.

    hmmm... and maybe I need to pick an orange color that is not so bright, but  with hints of grey. Otherwise, things get a bit too 60-ies.

    Anyhow: thinking about mandarine and visiting Pascal,  I realized, that I MUST do a tuberose inspired soap. Here 's why:

    December 8 we have our scent gathering in Zurich again. We =Medieval art&vie and me.
    Scent gathering= DUFTAPERO
    It is an informal open for all event, starting a 5 pm and we chat, drink a glass of something bubbling, sniff  and listen to some texts, read by two professional speakers: One text is on death by perfumes by Isabelle Allende and the other text is the song of Solomon.

    And guess what I picked as this year's topic from my side: WHITE FLOWERS. Thus, I will present absolutes from Tuberose, Jasmine, Orange blossom and I guess I just HAVE to create a tuberose for this occasion. Right? I think I will show two or three white flower fragrances, too. Not necessarily from me, though.

    So I will make a tuberose inspired soap. But what color to pick for the packaging? I see velvet.  A kind of greyish blue violet.

     

     

     

  • 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 iphone. But - to be honest- I won't. I did not like what apple did with its map app using clients. And I do not like their very sincere optimizing taxes. And a couple of other things, like the never ending stream of lawyers sent out to the world; although, I think there they are in good company with men in black from other enterprises.

    So, I need a new phone, and the company that was cool a couple of years ago is not on my to-buy-from list. At least for phones. I  guess Nokia with their new Lumia 920 is. I was trying to be rational about it and figured that most of the stuff I do on the phone is taking pictures, searching things on the map, and email-surfing-texting. And using a few apps, and writing stuff. But I kind of like the new one from them, and hence I am not totally rational there.

    The next rather prosaic question is whether I can actually afford it. So you see: It is down to earth day here in Zurich.

    Another down to earth question: I need to come up with a couple of scented decisions. Like trying to decide on which soaps to pour. Every year, for the holidays and other special occasions, I pour fragrant soaps. So far I did a TUBEROSE fragrant soap, for the support of the Kickstarter campaign of Evelyn Avenue for Only Child, Brian Pera's latest film project. This tuberose soap is super rich in rose, jasmine and has what I think is a nice tuberose note.

    And I have ROSE fragrant soap that I did two or three times so far. This one is also nice.

    And I have a Mandarines ambrées soap. This is the first soap that I did and it is very lovely and a favorite of many.

    So, I have to decide what I make for the holidays, for friends and family and loyal clients and I simply do not know, yet.  I cannot make all three as I have to pour 50 pieces each.

    But here is what I know: I love the WAY I pack them and will keep this. A simple cellophane to protect the scent, an A4 paper, folded, wrapping it, and a cellophane bag to protect it all. Straightforward. But I think I will come up with a different print on the paper. I feel like going a bit louder: something like today's picture. Not exactly this, but something like it. At least for the rose.

    This illustration is actually a super quick draft that I did a while ago on the pad. I can see myself coming up with a streamlined packaging color code and fonts et al for my fragrant soaps. As the production costs (work not counted) for these soaps is pretty high, and as I cannot ship them for a reasonable price (packed they are more than 2 cm thick, and then the Swiss Post thinks it is in the 20$ shipment costs range when shipping to the US...): I do not see how these can ever become a real product. But they are nice gifts. And they are nice add-ons. I give them (sometimes) to double bottle orders. Maybe I will start to offer them systematically at some point in time: Offering "buy two and get a soap for free".

    We will see. First I have to see what phone to get and which soap to make for the holidays. Which soap would you prefer?

  • mixing Le Maroc pour elle

    My stock of Le Maroc pour elle is down to some dozens bottles and hence there was an urgent need to remix another stock. As the last two weeks saw me waiting for some raw materials used in Le Maroc and as I did not want to mix it when still not feeling ok (I had sort of a cold for the last three weeks): It took a while until the circumstances were right. Yesterday they were.

    So you see: Le Maroc pour elle was my first scent that I created 8 years ago for the little bookshop in Zurich that is still exclusive for Zurich/Switzerland: Medieval art&vie. It is a debut novel, telling an epic and dramatic story of opulent roses and jasmine from Morocco, mixing bright citrus sparkles with dark and sensual patchouli, exclusive sandalwood (think: Mysore) and cedarwood from the High Atlas.

    I haven't calculated production costs since years. Yesterday, when I poured and weighted and mixed, I figured, I should. Prices for essential oils have changed drastically the last 8 years and I guess I am in for a suprise there. So besides enjoying the thick essential oils and absolutes, I was thinking "prices", and "formula": Mixing an old formula following a print-out from Excel is like a time travel. To be honest: I would never do Le Maroc pour elle the same way again. I guess, I marched quite some miles these last few years and today, le Maroc pour elle would probably be a bit less dramatic, a bit less "fifties style" but I would definitely stick to Cedarwood essential oil (Atlas variety).

    Le Maroc pour elle is the only scent from my line where I use cedarwood from the High Atlas. In other scents I use cedarwood essential oil, like in the Air du désert marocain, but there I use the Texan variety that is totally different. What is sweet and a bit clingy in the Atlas variety is dry and vibrantly woody in the Texan variety. Actually, there is one exception: the COLOGNE DU MAGHREB, there you find Atlas Cedarwood essential oil. But the cologne is not part of my regular range, thus you find it online at Indiescents.com and First in Fragrance. (It is an all natural botanical rich cologne)

    So I mixed Le Maroc pour elle yesterday, in my mixing room, shutters half closed, into a 12.5 liter aluminum vessel, through a large funnel. The vessel looks a bit used outside, but inside it is all polished and clean. It is lot/batch 014, this means that since its launched Le Maroc I have mixed juice for about 3500 bottles. Yep: Le Maroc pour elle still comes in small batches of 12.5 liters, contrary to scents like Incense extrême or Air du désert or Orange Star that come in 50 or 60 liter batches, Le Maroc pour elle was never going big scale. That' s very fine with me. It is niche in my artisanal niche in the niche corner universe.

    While mixing, I took the picture of today, against the light, contours faded, with the sun breaking into sparkles through the essential oil of Cedarwood from Morocco. It felt like the sun was inside the liquid.

  • petals in early April

    Today's picture shows you what we do these days and what we for sure will do in March 2013: Crimping tauer flacons (sealing the pump onto the flacon). It was a quick phone shot, showing you a hand (W.-factor, in rubber gloves), a flacon and the manual crimping tool that is - by the way- not dirty, but greased. I am to the left, filling the juice into the flacons using a manual dispenser, dispensing 53 ml and putting the pump on. For those new to the blog: The W.-factor helps sometimes when I have too much work and cannot handle orders or production routines alone any more. So you see: We are a 1.5 men company.

    After crimping, we put the lot labels on, polish the flacons a bit, add the other label on the shoulder and the cap and then the bottles go into  boxes, 72 pieces each, for later boxing. Fillling bottles sounds more exciting than it actually is.

    I mentioned NOONTIDE petals yesterday, on the side, without much thinking, and also mentioning Q2 (=somewhen between April and June) as time period of its appearance. I did not really realize that Q2 sounds like eternities away, as in my universe, Q2 is around the corner. Almost there. And for me, Q2 actually means end of March/early April. The scent will be ready a bit earlier, though. I expect it to be mixed mid of December, and hence it is ready to go into bottles by about March. I will give it two months maturation time: One month as concentrate and one month as dilution. Thus, chances are good that by early April we will finally meet again talking about NOONTIDE petals and you will know what I mean when I talk about some its and bits there.

    Right now, I find it utterly difficult to describe this upcoming scent. Once reason: It is a new planet in my tauer solar system and it is a bit special. I think it does not really compare to anything I have done so far. Thus, I have a hard time explaining what it is all about and maybe it is better not to try at all beyond: bright floral woods.

    I decided for "NOONTIDE petals" as name a while ago. Noontide because I like this oldfashioned word so much and see a close fit with the way I see the scent. petals because there are a lot of flower petals in it. From a composition point of view this is rose absolute and essential oil , geranium, too, but this does not count as petals as the essential oil is mostly steam distilled leaves, jasmine absolute, ylangylang and tuberose absolute. A caveat: These are not the notes. These are just ingredients, some of the natural extracts. I would describe the note that these flowers and other ingredients bring about rather as "bright white flower petals".

    Anyhow: The name ... I like it. Also because it allows me to move on, if I wish, with other versions: Think NOONTIDE breeze, or NOONTIDE shadow. But here is a promise: There will never be a NOONTIDE sport. Although, hmmmm. maybe I should reconsider this, shouldn't I?

  • being scentric

    It has become, without me realizing really, sort of a ritual that I cook Asian on Monday evening. You know: Light, spicy, with lots of vegetable, always trying new twists and additions, with rice, and depending on the mood more inspired by Chinese or by Thai ideas. Also, a very constant pattern: In the house of tauer, usually, we are a bit perfume and perfume business and online shop orders and retailer orders and new scents (s)centric. Allow me a side note to yesterday's post: As the sun in my little universe circles mostly new perfume planets and from time to time a business comet passes by (yes, I am living in a pre-Copernican world), I have quite a different perspective than, let's say, most of my perfume loving friends. I guess, in this perspective, a scent like "Eau d'épices" is a thing of the past, and as it is far from the sun right now, it is a bit in the shadow. As the sun shine on NOONTIDE petals these days, I do not worry too much about the eau d'épices in the dark. And hence, the idea of telling the world that Eau d'épices is not available for a some time did not even came near me. Ah well. I hope you get the picture. NOONTIDE petals is the next scent, forseen for Q2 2013. A bright woody floral. More on this later, as this post is actually about something else.

    So I cook Asian. Last Monday, I used a lot of Basil, Thai Basil that is spicier, greener with a different twist than the "standard" basil. The W.-factor, thought that I put Anise into the curry. And indeed, Wikipedia, the gold standard of collaborative intelligence, says "Depending on the species and cultivar, the leaves may taste somewhat like anise, with a strong, pungent, often sweet smell." So there we go. Basil is great in the kitchen as it adds a twist, brings in a green spicy, slightly pungent note. But you must add it right before serving.

    In perfumery, it is a head note. But I have never used it so far in a scent. I got an essential oil of Basil the other day, the linalool CHEMOTYPE (ct)  type (click on CHEMOTYPE for an explanation on Wikipedia again: Basically it is differences in metabolites, chemicals, that exist in plants that look completely the same, but have a slightly different genetic make up and hence, for instance, their essential oils are very different). I think the concept of chemotypes is quite intriguing. Maybe there are chemotypes of humans, too?

    So I got a basil essential oil, rich in linalool. Think more than 50%. Linalool... you find it for instance in lavender. Or rose wood, or coriander (tons of it there). What do you do with basil? hmmm... I guess it goes well with everything where you need a green, spicy twist, and where you want to support and underline an already existing woody, spicy, green line. For instance in a Fougère. I guess it would do wonders with lavender or vetiver.  To be honest: I did not look into this essential oil in detail so far, but last Monday's dinner made me think. I guess cooking is a pretty good source for inspiration. Or, maybe, it is just making sure that there is going to be enough sugar available in the upper regions of our bodies.

    Today's picture shows you some of the stuff that went into the curry yesterday.

     

  • Where is?

    Where is the "L'eau d'épices"? I was asked the other day at an event. Actually, I was asked in LA, during the Scentbar event and launch of Loretta. And the question came out of the blue, and hence I replied rather bluntly that it is not there right now, because I run out of stock and that there is nothing to worry. Since then others asked me why Eau d'épices is missing on some, including mine, retailers websites.

    When Pär asked me in the comments section yesterday, I realized: It is time for a blog post about it. OK. There we go...

    A while ago, I had a post about Oudh, and that I try to keep my brand 100% oudh free because I got really tired of all the oudh scents and their marketing without much oudh and inspiration in there. I think I explained it sort of decently, also telling that there is no oudh in most of these oudh scents (except for a few drops), and that it is about time to wake up and realize that this oudh thing is about marketing, and that consumers are not told entirely the truth and ultimately -and that's what I hate about it- consumers will not believe anything anymore. You find this post here (click here). This post created some waves in other places, like for instance in a German board, where some started a discussion, about a couple of things, among others that I had no proof presented for my statements. I personally felt that some discussions were a bit twisted and I learned again that pricing and financial questions in perfumery are a white map for many. I did not understand why some of the reactions to my post were rather harsh.  OK, I did not really think about them a lot, too.

    Up until I read a short but concise discussion between Trebor and Robin on Now Smell This (click here). The post was about a new brand, and in the end, the discussion was about myth and reality in the fragrance industry, and what it means in the perfume industry. I think that both Trebor and Robin are right and this is the dilema. This industry is the industry of dreams. And post by post I learn again  that the facts are not always really welcome, not all the time. Fragrances are about dreams and by telling how a price of a scent is composed you destroy this dream for many. Since a while, I am having this in my mind and feel that I am right in the middle. Thus, explaining why there is no eau d'épices brings about two explanations.

    So there we go: I run out of l'eau d'épices. Sort of deliberately. Let's celebrate the myth for a second. I made about 600 bottles of Eau d'épices, in three batches. This scent is absolutely unique and you will not find the same in the markets, it is very rich in dark spices, and in absolutes of Orange blossom and Jasmin absolute from Egypt. It is an unique gem, a special composition addressing the connoisseur and also a bit expensive to produce. It is a very complex formula with raw materials from 3 continents and sourcing all fragrant ingredients is sometimes painful. It neeeds a lot of time to make sure I have all ingredients, quality test them, mix them and produce the fragrant spicy water.

    But besides the flowers and roses and the beautiful pictures of perfumes: There is an other reality, too. And, stubborn and Swiss as I am : I talk about it. It would be easy for me to just say that I need to wait until I get the right quality of a particular ingredient again before I can produce the next batch. Without lying: Orange blossom in good quality is always an issue. But frankly: This is not the reason that I have zero bottles of Eau d'épices in stock. (I have lots of samples, still).

    The reason is simple: Contrary to most other brands I have no investor behind me..... And I am not rich.  I am investing almost all of my own private money, earned and saved, now and especially early next year: To bring new scents, to change some packaging, to buy bottles, to buy insurances, to pay shipment to retailers,  to keep existing scents in the portfolio. Every scent, existing or new, means an investment. A big investment if you count everything together. We are doing fine, but if you run a business, cashflow control and stock management is very, very important. Thus, in order to optimize both, I decided to allow stock levels of scents that sell less to go down, to zero even, for a few months, before I invest again and produce them again. This is true for scents that sell a bit less.

    And guess what: The very moment Eau d'épices is sold out, a lot of perfume loving friends started talking about it. Before, it was very silent....

    Thus, Eau d'épices will come again, somewhen next year. It may take a while, though. And when it will be back, it will come with a different packaging and labels. It will wear a dress that fits and underlines its beauty.

     

     

  • Shipment date recommendations for the holidays

    This post brings you the recommended shipment deadlines for X-Mas gifts ordered in my online shop.

    But first things first. It is only a few days ago since I was in Paris, and yet it feels like it happened in the last century. Almost. This alone tells me how fast time seems to go by the closer we come to the festivities and the end of the year. I  guess the felt time gone by  is somewhat proportional to the tasks accomplished in this time period. Maybe it is just me getting older. Anyhow. As it feels a long time ago already, I picked today's picture and adjusted it real quick with an app on the iphone and uploaded it to share it with you.The picture shows part of the decorated window of the perfumery Marie-Antoinette, where the Loretta presentation took place (Place St. Catherine, Paris); to the left Tableau de Parfums and to the right my portrait, presenting roses and an old flacon, that I used originally to fill une rose chyprée.

    I like this image because it reminds me of the little flacon and how fast things change. I tend to forget: It is a bit more than 7 years only since I presented my first scent. It is 2.5 years only since I presented the new pentagonal flacon. And , yes, wow!, I am looking forward to a new year, 2013, with new fragrances and a changed box and more. So definitely, WOW! Things change fast these days. For everybody, almost everywhere. Remember how you shopped for X-mas presents 15 years ago? I bet you did not do it through Amazon.com, or Luckyscent.com.

    And to be honest, and in light of my impatient nature and my urge to move on: I like it that way. Let's hurry into a bright future. 2012 is so yesterday already. ...

    Just in case you want to ask me: No, the little flacon will not come back, and right now I have no plan to introduce a lower volume flacon. Just a quick note, kind of in brackets: I read a comment in one of the blogs the other day, where there was a discussion why brands do not do more decant sizes, like 5 or 15 ml. Here's why: Filling a 50ml  flacon or a 10 ml decant, packing it, labelling it, making shipment papers etc.  is all the same work. Thus, it does not pay off. Not really.

    Anyhow, brackets closed. In this blog post, I actually wanted to mention the frightening fact that between January 1 2013 and now there are the holidays! We are approaching the holidays really fast. Frightening in the sense that I am not entirely ready yet. Are you?

    Although, the truth is: I am half ready. I got all the raw materials to make this year's special soap (rose....hmmmm!) and I started a batch job in the back of my mind to come up with a Christmas card, and a few other things I want to do for the holidays. The batch job is not excecuted to completion yet, but it is running. "Batch job": I used this term quite frequently 20 years ago. It brings back memories of my days at the university in Zurich, where I had my first email account, on a VAX. It was a bit hasslesome to get into the server, and I used it mostly to get calculations done, some sort of genetic algorythms and search for similarities in genetic and protein databases. Anyhow, I sent my first email something like 23 years ago. And trust me: 23 years ago, you would not even dream of sending youtube videos links over the mail. At least me wasn't dreaming this.

    So, yes, X-mas ante portas, and with it lights and blingbling, and a lot of joy and dispair.Dispair because online placed orders arrive too late. We had a lot of communcation going forward and backward due to parcels on their way to somewhere.

    So, yes, let's use this post to announce it officially: If you want to buy presents for yourselves or someone else and you wish to see these fragrant gifts under the tree by December 24: Make sure to order early!
    CENTRAL AND SOUTH EUROPE: by December 10 at the latest.
    EASTERN EUROPE: By December 5 at the latest.
    USA, FAR EAST, AUSTRALIA: by December 5 at the latest.
    JAPAN: By December 10 at the latest.
    SOUTH AMERICA: By November 25 at the latest.

    Yes, shipment to some countries takes that long, especially the closer you come to the holidays. Have a great start into your new week! There are only 6 more to go before we hit 2013.

  • Quo non had duce

    Antonio's perfumery in Paris is called Marie-Antoinette, like the famous wife of Monsieur le Roi, Louis XVI, both decapitated, madame on October 16 1793. When she lost her head, she was call Ms. Capet, and had sort of lost most of her priviledges beforehand. She, like many others, were wiped away by a revolution, starting 1789, followed by quite a disaster in Europe. We tend to forget that revolutions normally come with bloody hands and mouth. And it is usually not the wise and gentle who surf the waves of the masses, inflamed by anger and hunger and ideas. Marie Antoinette lost her head, Europe went to war, has seen the  rise of Napoléon,  who -what irony!- became *empereur* later, and it continued to be a mess for quite a while. Actually, it was  really a disastrous time for Europe, for quite a while.  Imagine how shocking the events in France at the end of the 18th century must have been for the elites, the aristocrats. You hear from your cousin or friends in France that everybody was kicked out of their palaces, had to flee, hide like lepers, and quite often lost not only all their influence and money, but also their life.

    Quite shocking, indeed. Revolutions come with a certain surprise element. You never know what you gonna get, until it's there and then it is usually too late. For sure there was a need for a French revolution, as the elite kind of lost their minds before losing their heads. An irrational exuberance, an unseen and unpaid for extravagance of the elites, not realizing the power of new ideas and the misery of the masses, coupled with an enormous dept, people being hungry and without jobs, the elite proving its incompetence on a daily basis and a couple of other factors. I leave the search for similarities to today's situation in some countries to my readers.

    You cannot understand today's Europe without knowing at least a bit about the French revolution. It changed the name of the game in Europe. So you see: Paris makes me think.

    Paris is different. It really is. Today's picture shows you a woman I have seen on my way to the bathroom in a Paris restaurant: I went to the bathroom  and on the wall, there was this lady. Amazing, isn't it?

    And Paris is chic. Chic and luxurious is not the same thing. Thus, contrary to the way of life of the queen and the king before the revolution, Antoni0's shop "Marie-Antoinette" comes with a certain modesty: but the little shop gleams with hard to find scented treasures. I love this place. It is so different to many of the other supper luxurious places where everything is bling bling and gold and -yes: boring.  At Marie- Antoinette you find lovely perfumes and you find a super nice guy who will not tell you what to buy but he will tell you what's behind a scent, and why you might like it. Usually, he is right when he pickes a scent for somebody. Quite an amazing talent!

    It was there at Marie-Antoinette, and we celebrated Loretta's appearance on Wednesday evening, with many perfume loving French fans and friends, and me speaking in French about the why and how of Tableau de Parfums. Aside from my troubles speaking French ( I miss the practice), it was a lovely evening and I think Loretta made a really nice first impression.

    So that was nice. And I came back to Zurich with a lot of impressions and thoughts to follow.

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