Hyacinth and other treats

It is spring in Zurich, for sure and for real and it is fantastic. The hyacinths are in bloom on the veranda, more than last year as I planted more bulbs in autumn. Not all of them are equally fragrant and they do not smell exactly the same. But they smell and it is very inspiring, indeed.

And it is not the only thing that smells. With the warmth of the March sun, the damp earth smells of rotten leaves and mushrooms and more. Maybe I realize it more because I am dealing with it when keeping the weeds under control or when replanting (pique) the various seedlings that grow these days in the house of tauer: Tomatoes, egg plant, paprika, and a couple of vegetables that I have never tried. Exciting and so far: Success.

Quite a success was also the Fruitchouli flash on Tauerville: If you haven't tried it yet.... well, you might want to give it a try. It is good. I do not offer samples on Tauerville, but you find the fruitchouli online at your favorite tauer retailers. So yes, Fruitchouli is doing nicely. With one side note: I think, just because of the name, a lot of perfume lovers think "this is not a serious perfume". Which is a bit odd. I mean: In light of what IS taken seriously (no names here)...

There for sure is less humour in the community than I'd thought. And it is a pet line of me: Don't take perfume too serious.

Not even me, when composing, take things entirely seriously: The other day I was working on a couple of ideas. One of them is green, super green, and fresh, and more. It is a fun idea, totally not meant to be an oeuvre that will change the world. Just a fun idea and it actually turned sort of nice. And it fits with the spring mood these days.

Also fitting with the spring mood these days: This week I will be packing a lot of perfume boxes, for a shipment leaving the factory in a couple of days. Busy days ahead.

4 thoughts on “Hyacinth and other treats”

  • Happy Spring, Andy and blog readers! It is a gorgeous day here in Portland and everything is blooming *sneeze*

    I love the smell of garden soil, so full of depth and the scent of potential growth. It's a bit early to set out plants, but in a few weeks...!
    PS: Andy, you said the magic word: TOMATOES :-)

  • Ah, hyacinths, so pretty. My wisteria is pretty too, but no smell. I am really enjoying Fruitchouli Flash and think the name is fun and tongue-in-cheek. It shows that you do not take yourself too seriously. ;-)

    FF and Lys du Desert are getting heavy rotation this spring, but it is just about time to break out the Noontide Petals! Sunshine in a bottle.

  • Good morning, Melissa
    Ah... I say it again: TOMATOES! This year, I added another variety to the three that I grew last year : Black Krim :-)

    And yes: Sneezing here, too. And getting my usual spring sore throat. There's a price to pay for everything. :-)

  • Thanks so much for mentioning Noontide Petals: A scent under the radar of too many. I still think it is one of my best :-)

    Ah... and thanks for the Fruitchouli Flash shout out , too.


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