Summer Discoveries

Our family summer holidays is ending up today, and we are really thankful to have spent two exceptional weeks in Italy. Besides the wonderful tourist spots which we truly enjoyed, despite the crowd and heat, we also spent enough time searching for the best perfumery shops (profumeria) in Florence, Rome and Venice. We have not been…

Aphrodisiac patchouli

Aphrodisiac patchouli. Your sensual and exotic fragrance reminds of the glorious 60’s: the hippies, pacifism and the sexual liberation. Gurus and philosophers of that time shared their inspiring thoughts, veiled by the smoke of patchouli incense sticks. It is somehow hard to imagine that such a warm and woody smell comes from such a green relative of…

Barber Shop Cradle

More than half a century ago, I was born as the late son of a barber in a small countryside town in Switzerland. My mother was a Paris-born hairdresser and perfumer who came to find a better fortune in the land of her father, shortly after the Second World War which tore out France. There she…