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  • Signing cards

    Good morning world.

    Here's the good news from my side today: I have (finally!) stock again of Au Coeur Du Désert. We run completely dry in the last few days. Now, with new stock in my little happy perfume factory, I need to sign cards, fill bottles and label them for packing Au Coeur Du Désert.

    Packing means: putting the bottles with the signed card into a box and wrap it in cellophane.

    Why cellophane? Because retailers want it.... it protects the products and makes sure that the clients who get it in the end feel that they got the real thing, originally packed and immaculate.

    Sort of.

    But the bottom line is: I have stock again. Hurray!

    (shipment to /from the US of Au Coeur Du Désert 50 ml full size bottles will restart early next week).

  • Not everything, everywhere, all the time

    Greetings from Switzerland! Today's picture shows you happy Andy in the Swiss Alpes. (Jungfraujoch)

    It is the holiday season and I take a day off here and there. But no real holiday here: we are just too busy packing and shipping orders out. This is nice and there will be the time for a few more days off  later. (in order to avoid questions: shipping orders means shipping to retailers by FedEx or truck in Europe, and to end clients, there were we can serve them. For details: see  . I stopped talking about shipping terms on all possible social media channels. I refer to the website where we provide the details.... We  (me and my team mate) got just too many mails asking where do you ship?.....).

    What sells best these days? L'air des Alpes Suisses is among the favorites. But first comes: the desert scents, l'air du désert marocain and Au Coeur Du Désert. Actually, we sold so many Au Coeur Du Désert in the last few weeks that we got sold out and could not serve some retailer orders. We kept some bottles for us to serve you, though.

    Some complaints... yes , we got them. But hey! This is NICHE, SELECTIVE PERFUMERY. Not everything can be made available all the time. (and some scents disappear, but this is another story)

    The situation should get better in a couple of weeks and I am sorry if you could not order from your prefered retailer in the last weeks. We ramp up production now and will soon have more stock. Having said that: ramping up is not easy. And I do not promise that everything is always available everywhere.

    Perfume business is a complex logistics business with parts and ingredients coming from all over the planet. It starts with alcohol (access was restricted for a while because the ethanol went into bottles to kill viruses.....) and it continues with (natural) raw materials that come from around the globe, too  and the bottles that come from Spain/soon from Portugal, and the boxes and and and.... Therefore, the last few months, we were busy talking to suppliers and together we tried to find ways to get what we needed. It always worked out but took longer than normal.

    Having said that: I am ramping up, not only production, but also general stocks of production items, like paper and boxes and bottles. This will bring costs up... money sitting on the shelves. But I learned my lessson. And: This is niche. Not everything everywhere all the time. 


  • green and other musings

    I do not really have a green perfume in my collection, yet. Yesterday, on  a Sunday hike in the woods enjoying the green fabric of majestic trees overlooking creeks and creatures, I thought: I want - one fine day- a green fragrance. Like super green. With tons of green stuff like Undecavertol. Or bergamot. Or whatever makes me feel green.

    Until then: I continue working in the perfumes factory a bit in the coming days. This year, I am not shutting down in summer. Like last year, I  will take a few days off, here and then, when the weather is nice and the soul needs green. This means: sometimes it will take a day or two longer to fulfill my retailer friends' orders. But then: green is green.

    Having said that: I recommend this to anybody who can: get out.

    Get some green.

    Green heals.


    Picture: taken in the Zürich Oberland (a creek easily accessible through Wald), photos taken with a Nikon 7000, not edited (much), shrinked in size and resolution to fit here. And yes: water can be totally green.

  • summer in Switzerland

    Cheers from wonderful Switzerland in summer!  I enjoy it whenever I can and when I am up there in the Alps, I try to bring a bottle of L'air des Alpes Suisses with me for photos and fun.

    This picture of today: I took it on the Diavolezza. I admit: I got up there with the telecabin. The view is breathtakingly beautiful and the air is clean and crisp.

    The day before yesterday, I was hiking in the Alps again, but on 1500 meters over sea level and I realized again why I came up with L'air des Alpes Suisses. The air  up there smells amazing.

    I invite you to come and visit. And until then: let's spriz some Alpes air and enjoy the season and forget the troubles of today.


    Sometimes, my perfume loving friends find the better words. Therefore, a few days after the launch of Phtaloblue, edp, here what other say: (picked by me, without any affiliation, from instagram, searching for hashtag #phtaloblue

    " Not aquatic, but oceanic! Andy means business when he states 'redefining the aquatic genre'. Not your fresh crowd pleaser. There's a salty sharpness to it. With a bit of vegetal notes, but not overdosed algae ...." (@dufthochzwei)

    "wow, what a fragrance! Clean and fresh, lavender and herbal tones, a perfect sweetness throughout the entire life of the fragrance. I'm in love." (@countfragula)

    "On my skin it works very natural, don’t trust own impressions from a blotter, where algae might feel overpowering. The real surprise awaits at the point of 2+ hours, when the orange blossom and the ephemeral impressions from the see breeze shows up. Impression, and not the typical aquatic feel which is associated with the genre. " (@alltomorrowsperfumes)

    so.... thank you, to all, for a great start of Phtaloblue. Two or three comments from my side:
    The name:
    Phtaloblue instead of Phthaloblue: just because (SEO optimization...)

    Shipping information:
    50 ml full size bottle: to US from California, to France, Austria and Switzerland from Switzerland
    5 ml miniature bottle: to US from California, to Germany, France, Austria and Switzerland from Switzerland
    1.5 ml samples: to Germany, France, Austria and Switzerland from Switzerland -> US only as part of the MARVELS discovery set (here's the link) from California.

    The inspiration:
    Think Tauer is missing the sea.....

  • no shipping to /from the US

    We are very sorry, but because of the current corona situation we cannot ship to the US anymore. At all. Air freight from Switzerland gets very tight (no planes flying anymore) and shipment from our warehouse in California: not possible.

    We can only thank you for your understanding and patience until we can send our smelling goodies to the world again.

    Yours, Andy

  • Day 24 of my advent calendar, the last chapter told and a charity draw

    Edited Dec. 29. This draw is closed and the winner is informed. Thank you to all of you who participated.

    The advent time is over and today, I publish the last chapter of my advent story, told in 24 videos. Here, following this link, you can watch and hear it. Enjoy!

    And the last draw of my advent calendar here on the blog: I give 500 Swiss Francs to charity. The winner of this draw will decide where the money should go. You can participate by leaving a comment here, on the this blog post. Thank you!

  • And it is day 15 on my advent calendar, a video and a draw.

    Edited Dec. 19: This draw is closed and the winner was informed by email.

    Good luck for the coming draws.

    =========It is day 15 of my advent calendar and I have uploaded another video of my story told in 24 videos. You can watch me, being somewhat tired in the factory after a long day packing orders, here. Enjoy!

    And there's a draw here, on my blog: just leave a comment and you can win one of my body oils. Your choice whether Amber flush or Rose delight.

    Good luck!

  • Win two perfume in a soaps: advent calendar Dec. 12

    Edited Dec. 16: this draw is closed and the winner got an email.

    Good luck to you for the coming days!
    ========Welcome to day 12 of my advent calendar here and another chapter of the story told in 24 videos. The next chapter of the people from Bankonupatut: follow it here. Enjoy!

    And today, you can win 2 glycerine soaps, heavenly and heavily scented (they actually perfume a room when unpacked): the winner can pick two of the collection of 4 perfume in a soaps.

    Just leave a comment and I will pick a winner using in a few days. Winners will be contacted by me directly through email. I do not communicate the winners here. Thank you for your participation and good luck!

  • Day 6 of the advent calendar in 24 videos and a draw

    Edited Dec. 10. This draw is closed. The winner got an email. Thank you to all of you who participated. And good luck with the coming draws.

    Today, you can win one (your choice which one) of my water based room sprays. How? Just comment on this blog post and you will be in. I will pick a winner with and will contact the winner by email in about 3-4 days, leaving some time to everybody to comment and enter the draw.

    In the mean time, my advent calendar in 24 videos, a story told, continues on my advent calendar page. Enjoy!

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