Day 19 of my advent calendar, my X-mas card and you can win a sample set

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Today you can win a discovery set from my line: Just leave a comment and you are in. See the fine print below for details. Good morning from Zurich!

Here, the first thing I did was checking some track and traces and Hurray! at least the urgent shipments to Germany got there; pretty fast. A relief in a year where everybody tells me (including me) that never before was the shipment so troublesome. Whoever was affected: I am so sorry, but I think it will all work out before the holidays.

The good news: for the US I have a new solution in place. Now. This is important as it is one of my strategic goals for 2016 to upgrade, and to become one of the best stops for shopping Tauer. You know: It is like if you buy directly at the farmer.... the margin stays in the house. And the margin that goes into the "chain" is large.

The other day, I was looking into solutions to sell some of my paintings, not prints, but the original artwork; one reason is simply because I got too many by now. And doing so I realized that I can do "your price is mine". The idea is: You sell something, tell the buyer the minimal price (can be 1$) and the buyer pays what she/he thinks it is worth. I did some reading about it and learned that usually the price that clients pay is fair, and often even higher than what the seller would have hoped for.

This is water on my mill. I always say: People are good, generally speaking, and only a few will ever cheat you.

I have shipped many samples this year, with payment after the client got the samples. And all except one paid. Thus, yes, ... people are maybe even better than we think.

Anyhow: I decided to use the winter landscape in acrylic for our private holiday greetings card. I print these myself: Every year a different theme.

Fineprint: we pick a winner using The discovery set ships from Zurich, Switzerland. And wherever you live, local taxes, VAT, and import fee may apply and are not covered by Tauer. The winner is responsible for making sure that they are allowed to import the prize. The draw is open for anybody, but winners from these countries should provide a mailing address elsewhere: Italy, Russia, Spain, Croatia, Greece.

101 thoughts on “Day 19 of my advent calendar, my X-mas card and you can win a sample set”

  • Ahmed Omar elludaie 19. December 2015 at 7:41

    Thanks Andy for the apportunity

  • Hey Andy - I'd love to win one of these. I know you had trouble sending something to Australia recently - is it OK to enter? (that's where Iive!)

  • Good morning,
    this year I have no greetings card because of too much work, but yours is really pretty.
    Have a nice weekend.

  • I'm off to work, I'd rater be home painting and drawing. Next year I will design my own cards. I do like the painting of the trees

  • Your price is mine sounds very interesting!

  • Really love the winter landscape that I have used it as wallpaper on my desktop!

  • Looking forward to wear one of your creations on Christmas Day! :)

  • Very nice drawing. And yes, it's very heartening that people are actually much more trustworthy than we think they are.

  • Great plans for 2016 you have. I hope to see the day when
    you will send your beauties all over the world. I wish you all the best! d

  • Lovely ideas!

  • i try to believe that most people are good, honest and trustworthy. bit hard to when we hear such negativity in the press.

  • Glad you are feeling better today

  • Glad you're feeling better, Andy!
    A lovely christmas card. I stopped sending them a few years ago, but maybe I should remember to do it next year.

  • Sounds interesting. Those artworks that reflect your fragrances might well interest your customers.

    Have a great weekend.

  • I like your sketches and paintings . They're very evocative.

  • Bev Frederickson 19. December 2015 at 12:23

    I'm so glad you're feeling better. I have my card ready too, will be sending it soon.

  • Good morning Andy! Glad you're feeling better

  • Sometimes much better than we expect and sometimes much worse - which is why I often prefer animals! :D

  • Beautiful card!

  • Lovely landscape!

  • Glad you’re feeling better !
    Lucky you, my german DHL seems to hibernate early this year ...

  • Good to hear, you are feeling better already! Have a nice weekend

  • Lovely card! Thank you for the drawing.

  • Elizabeth Watson 19. December 2015 at 13:48

    We are still waiting for snow here. Maybe after the New Year... Hope all goes well with you, Andy! XO

  • Beautiful landscape. You seem to be feeling better.

  • Glad to hear your feeling better. Just in time for the holiday rush!

  • Beautiful card. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the draw.


  • Very beautiful card! Thanks Andy!

  • I really like this painting, love the colours. I think it would look nice printed in a larger size (and I would like having it at my place :) ).

  • Good afternoon from Bath, England! I hope selling the paintings goes well, my mother feels so pleased when someone buys a painting from her, knowing her pieces will be all over europe

  • I hope you're starting to feel better.

  • Beautiful! Happy Saturday!

  • Dear Andy---what a fantastic "back-up" career you have in painting!

  • Nice to hear this time of year that people mostly good.

  • Very nice Christmas card.

  • Delighted to hear that faith in humanity is restored. Looking forward to Christmas

  • Cheers!

  • Maybe you could sell them in auctions and give a margin of the profits to a charity?

  • It's interesting to see how your art has become so prolific. You do beautiful work!

  • There is a LOT of good in the world it's just it does not make a good headline! I'd love to hear how your sales go & what people pay - merry Christmas!

  • Up to my eyeballs in making cakes today and almost forgot to comment. My festive weasel reminded me. I'm too weasily diverted!

  • You forgot Nadolig Llawen (Welsh for Merry Christmas), but I'll let you off Andy!

  • Great Idee for Christmas Card...the landscape is just wondeful...we miss the snow!! But thanks of you, we'll have a bit of it, for sure!! Have a nice weekend!!!

  • Hope you're feeling better now, Andy! I love your Christmas card. best wishes from the still rainy Pacific Northwest

  • You have new things I have not smelled yet, so fingers crossed!
    Crossed also for rain today, my garden of sticks and dust needs it, greetings from Southern California!

  • Hope all your plans for the New Year go well. Have a lovely weekend, dear Andy!

  • I also believe people are good.

  • It's beginning to sound like it would be easier to ship nuclear material than perfume! (And probably less paperwork.)
    I too agree that most people are good.

  • I love the subtle colors in your painting. And, hey, I like the sounds of "the margin stays in the house" !
    I'm amazed at how busy you must be. I would love to see a schedule of your days. How do you fit it all in? Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Thanks for the draw! Have a nice evening!

  • Your Christmas card is lovely, Andy. So many people do not bother with real cards anymore, and that makes me sad. So thank you for keeping the candle burning!

    And yes, I would love to buy one of your paintings! (Let me know if you have one of.....tomatoes!) :-)

  • I love hearing about people who are creative across different media -- painting *and* perfume make a richly expressive life.

  • Lovely card!!! I sent mine this Monday so they'll reach their destinations soon!!

  • Hi Andy, It's great to hear that you've got a mostly honourable customer base. As always, wishing you continued success in 2016.

  • So lovely to make a Christmas card out of one of your paintings! And I'm glad to hear that people have proven themselves mostly good in your experience with shipping samples.

  • My sister makes greeting cards year-round. I wish I was that creative. ah well!

  • A very beautiful Christmas card indeed.

  • Thank you for the joy you're creating!

  • Hi Andy, you sound much better and the news are good! About thr paintings, if it is not too much to ask, please keep me in the loop (I am totally inexperienced, art-wise buying, but very interested :-)). All the best!

  • Hello from Toronto, Canada. We are getting chilly here. The card is lovely and cheerful. Good hearing your plans for expansion in 2016.

  • Hi snowy pines are some of my favorite, but alas no snow so far. Now is my favorite time of the year, the last few days before christmas :)

  • Your commitment to your various arts (fragrance, painting, writing..) is an inspiration. Just ran out of my Rose D Kandahar sample, alas, might be time to order the real thing. Gorgeous.

  • Such a great idea :) Happy Sunday for all!

  • Ich hoffe, Du bist wieder fit und wünsche ein schönes Adventwochenende.

  • I agree with you.............that the majority of us are fair, good & honest.........just a small few spoil it for the rest of us!

  • of course i read "I was looking into solutions to sMell some of my paintings" :))

  • Farmers selling their strawberries or other produce at the side of the road with just a help yourself sign and a box where you can leave your cash always make me smile. I'm happy that kind of trade and trust is possible.

  • judithana barbera 19. December 2015 at 22:28

    Vrolijk Kerstfeest from the little dutch girl dressed in blue.
    Maybe a haiku to cheer you.

    Winter solitude
    in a world of muted colors
    the sound of wind

  • people are good, society makes them bad

  • I buy all my Tauers directly from your site so you get the most benefit. :-) Waiting patiently until I am back in the US next month to finally get my Amber Flash and Sotto la Luna Tuberose - it is so hard to wait! But I will wait for you.

    Selling your paintings is a great idea! I have faith that people will be generous, your idea about buyer-chosen oricing is a good one.

  • Thank you for the opportunity!

  • Hello Andy!!
    I totally agree to you: people are good!We have to trust on it!

  • I agree!

    Happy Holidays.

  • i will make this about perfume i primarily acquired not because i thought i would love it but because of its association with Christmas..Caron Nuit de Noel :)

  • Thanks for your beautiful creations! Merry Christmas

  • I've always wondered how well those pay-what-you-want pricing systems go. Interesting to hear they tend to work so well!

  • I wish you the best of luck with your paintings.

  • Sounds like an interesting approach. Hope it works out for you!

  • I've experienced the good will of people when I've asked them to name their price for my teaching services. They often offer more than I expect. I feel good and they feel good, too. Your holiday card is lovely.

  • Hope you’re feeling better now, Andy! I love your Christmas card pic, but I love your faith in humanity even more. Thank you!

  • Now I may be coming down with some bug. Contagious website :)

  • Lovely card. Thanks Andy.

  • hotlanta linda 20. December 2015 at 2:07

    `` Walking in a Winter Wonderland`` card - soooo nice!! :-) Keep on getting WELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;-) :-)

  • What an interesting idea - curious how it works out!

  • I love designing my own cards. Makes them quite unique. Sometimes I will do a funny one, paint, marker etc depending on my mood. Blah here too ugh. Thank you for an opprotunity.

  • Hi Andy

    Thanks for the draw. I have just been spending time with my friends and realising how much they are worth to me. I have known them thirty years now. My dear friends are worth more than money can buy

    love Samantha xx

  • Beautiful painting!

  • I love that ifea. I'm usually pleasantly surprised buying are this style of purchasing. Have a wonderful morning!

  • thanx again for the chance! hope the flu is gone away! merry xmass!

  • Art and perfume, which is also art.

  • Lovey card!

  • beautiful

  • Andy!
    1. Buy your original artwork?! YES! Sign me up! No, seriously. :)

    2. Truly, most people, most of the time, have the best of intentions and are good and honest. Most conflict comes from misunderstandings and differences in opinions, not from malice. That's my philosophy, anyway. So, I try to increase my understanding *first* before I get TOO, too offended! :)

    Happy Holidays!

  • Andy,thanks for the chance! Good luck to all!

  • Andy, I just wanted you to know that I received my very first order from you in record time and was thrilled by the nice packaging. I live on the East Coast of the US and I thought it would take a lot longer -- nice work.

  • Thanks for giving me hope about the goodness of people :)

  • Let me know when and how i can access your art sale!

  • Indeed people are good. Sometimes it takes hard work to remember. And it helps to hear stories like this.

  • It really feels good and gives us hope, knowing that people are generally good.

  • So glad your shipment arrived! Looking forward to your art sale.

  • wow now you are selling paintings, too? that's good, creating perfumes and paintings together. its kind of balance. ah this is too late? im talking to yr Sat post... !

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