Meditations in an Emergency

Dear friends and customers,

everybody is concerned about this serious situation due to the CoViD-19 pandemy, and also FL Parfums (which, as you know, is a one-man-business run by me, Fabio Luisi) is affected by this.

Before I remind you of the steps you can undertake in order to protect yourself and others from the CoViD-19, I would like to stress the fact that this situation will force us to change some of our habits: staying more home, interacting differently, social distancing. But also more time for us, for other acitivities and for family life.

Personally, due to many cancellations of concerts and opera performances, I will be stay home in Switzerland at least for the next two weeks, most likely longer, since I will probably be prevented to travel from Switzerland to the US for upcoming concerts with my orchestra in the US, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

The bad news: I won’t be able to ship orders to the US for the time being. I am contacting the costumers who are waiting for their order asking them whether they want to wait or they prefer a full refund. At the moment I am only able to send orders within Switzerland.

Now the good news: I am working in my lab and developing new perfumes and possibly a new product (details in a newsletter later this week), 

 in this pic just a small teaser 

Can you guess what it could be? It is not a perfume, it is not an air refresher, it is something you will use in your bathroom (no, it is not toilet paper, but somehow related….).

For the first customer who can guess what it is, there will be a free bottle of “Magie d’Oud” (as soon as I can ship it!!!)

For the wonderful singer Ivana Rusko I have developed in few minutes a perfume-skeleton (more an accord than a perfume, actually) which I have perfectioned in the following weeks. It looks like this: (pic 2) and it could be a new FL creation in some months, inspired by the philosophy “non perfume – perfume”. Stay tuned for news about it!

This said, this time is a good possibility, especially in Europe,  where we have more “draconian” rules about behaving in this situation, for reading, listening to music, etc.

Personally I am reading a lot: here my favorites right now

but I also have recommandations for perfume-freaks (like me – and somehow you, if you are reading my lines):

Concerning listening to music, try this:

and of course a playlist where you will find a piece I wrote

Yes, I don’t only compose perfumes, but also write music from time to time

And this is the perfect time to keep writing – the next one will be a piece for Choir a cappella over a poem by Giovanni Pascoli.

These are the news right now, please stay tuned for more newsletters to come from your FL Parfums.

And now:

How to protect yourself

There are currently no vaccines available to protect you against human coronavirus infection. You may be able to reduce your risk of infection by doing the following

  • wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • avoid close contact with people who are sick

How to protect others

If you have cold-like symptoms, you can help protect others by doing the following

  • stay home while you are sick
  • avoid close contact with others
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands
  • clean and disinfect objects and surfaces

(Source: CDC)

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