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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tauer Perfumes Zeta: fragrance review & draw

Andy Tauer, enfant gaté of the niche universe, and deservingly so, excells in three things in his fragrant sonatas: hesperidia, rose and resinous, hazy vapors smelling of earth and dust. Getting two out of three in his upcoming fragrance Zeta isn't half bad. After all, how could a letter named after the Greek alphabet be bad in my world? In fact Zeta hints at the beloved honeyed Tauerade (the base that permeates most of Andy's perfumes) and will therefore appeal even to those who are not on a first-name basis with either hesperidia or roses. But even non-fans should give at least a cursory sniff to Zeta because it's truly very appealing, an ode to summer, an elegy of sensuous pleasures.

Tauer wrote a haiku to preface the fragrance:
"Linden shade in June
Sweet rose petals and the light
of Syracusa"

Because of this Italian reference and of the Greek letter in the name, I like to evoke Grecani music in my mind: that is songs of the Griko minority (Italians of Greek extraction, going back to the 8th century BC when the island of Sicily and Southern Italy were colonised), a mix of the two Mediterranean languages, κατωϊταλιώτικα, rolling on the tongue with their richness of vowels. So does the perfume, bathed in the warm light reflected on ochre and sienna stucco walls...

Zeta
may come as a surprise to those reading that it's built on citrus notes (bergamot, lemon and mandarin), as it is above all s-o-f-t. Not a sharp, pinching, screechy note in sight, no sourness either, a concern sometimes with fragrance including roses. After all, Andy explored the more high-pitched notes in Un Carillon pour in Ange, where he mollified lily of the valley into submission, exhaling its best with a touch of melancholy. Zeta on the contrary is a muted, soft, melding fragrance, tender like cats paws and happy like producing a smile on a newborn's face.

The linden blossom extract is a CO2 product, ensuring a high quality essence. The fragrance is almost flavoured by the linden, reminiscing me of edible linden or rose honey I used to buy when galivanting on the slopes of Zakinthos island in the Ionian Sea, rather than merely the delightful blossoms on the tree. The balance between sweet and citric is beautifully played: Zeta keeps it steady and nice without veering into sugary. It also doesn't produce any pee notes in my skin, as some honeyed fragrances are accused to, sometimes.

The plushness of the rose essence here exhibits both aspects of the natural flower: the citrusy fruitiness nuance of a mandarin compote, but also a greener nuance, closer to neroli or geranium. Rose by its nature comprises hundreds of molecules in its essence, presenting such diverging facets as leomngrass, artichoke or lychee. Flanked by orange blossom absolute, the lushness is self-evident: The honeyed note of the latter invests the former in a bath of light; like opening the French windows on a bright summer afternoon and letting the sunshine come make love to you like a Mediterranean lover.
The fragrance also includes notes of ylang-ylang (subtle, not all-out-tropical) and the all inviting base of orris, sandalwood and vanilla: Almost a blatant come hither! But still, the mood is happy and tender, never poseur. If you have sampled his Une Rose Chyprée or Cologne du Maghreb, you know what I'm talking about. The embrace is billowy-silky, lightly musky, somewhat dusty and sweetly milky, full of expensive raw materials: Zeta not only feels natural, it feels luxurious and it surely must be in formula to compound terms. This is something that cannot always be said for fragrances in current production and for that reason you should definitely sample it while current batches last; next year might bring changes to the raw materials that might slightly shift it.
Colour me impressed.

I have 3 deluxe sample sprayers to send to lucky winners. State in the comments what impresses you about Tauer's perfumes or what does not and what you'd like to see in his next fragrance.

Notes for Tauer Perfumes Zeta: lemon, bergamot, sweet orange, ylang, orange blossom absolute, neroli, linden blossom, rose, orris, sandalwood and vanilla.



Zeta will be available in mid-April 2011. Zeta forms part of the "Collectibles": low volume perfumery, limited by the availability of raw materials that may change from year to year, but not limited edition.
This concept allows Andy to create and present perfumes that he otherwise could not. The Collectibles will be housed in the classic pentagonal 50ml bottle but in green glass with a silver label. More info soon on
Tauer Perfumes.

Picture of Sicilian paysage via Ezu/flickr (some rights reserved)
Disclosure: I was sent the sample vials by the manufacturer.

100 comments:

  1. Wonderful review - thanks E - but no need to enter me in the draw!

    I'm a big fan of Andy's work - I cannot always wear them, because some are too emotionally evocative at certain times. But they are exuberant!

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  2. Ohmigosh. Me me me me!!! I am wearing Carillon Pour un Ange today. I love the vintage feel of Andy's work - I am a floral girl through and through and I love that he works to combine outstanding floral esssences with more mysterious, earthy, and spicy ones.

    I would love to see him work with more flowers - I don't think he has a violet? A violet would be fabulous.

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  3. Soft citrus? Languid linden? Subtly sweet? Oh yes, please!! I love citrus, but not when it needles my nose. Good luck to everyone!

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  4. I love how distinctive Andy's perfumes are... no matter which one, you can always tell that it's made by him! I am intrigued to try this new one... but in the future would love to sniff his take on a "beachy" scent, like salty, sunny, flowery, maybe even coconutty. It would be quite interesting I think!

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  5. I find it impressive how Andy Tauer's perfumes, while playing on familiar notes, will still manage to tell their own, new stories...

    Please enter me in the draw, I would love to try this newbie! ^_^

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  6. Love the L'Air du Desert Marocain. Some kind of sweet, earthy, woody coctail. It makes me really feel like I am smoewhere else when I wear it.

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  7. I have followed Andy's correspondence with Mandy Aftel and enjoyed learning how they work, and what they think of linden blossom and other ingredients. One of the things that impresses me about Andy Tauer's work is how his love and respect for the natural world comes through. I would love to see what he would do with coriander.

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  8. My HG of Andy's is URC.
    I can never tire of it, and even if I happen not to wear it that day or night, I still wander by my dresser, lift up the cap and take a good whiff.
    It is a everything,everywhere perfume for me.I adore it!
    Sadly none of his fragrances have captured me quite this way.
    And I suppose that's alright since I love URC so much, it would take a amazing scent to knock it off it's pedestal.
    I am very hopeful that this Zeta will be my next love affair with a Tauer,I am intrigued by soft and billowy because despite URC's rep as a strong scent, to me it IS soft and envelops me in comfort and joy-every time.
    I would love another of his perfumes to have that effect on me again.

    xoxo~Tamara

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  9. I respect his work becouse he really carefully picks up the ingredients and he likes to discover new things.
    His perfumes have lovely development, they have some kind of soul.

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  10. I've been following Andy's blog, and am so excited for this release! I love the way he engages with the perfume community and gives us what we want--beautiful raw ingredients in artful compositions. He does dry, earthy, woody accords so wonderfully (I love both Eau d'Epices and L'Air du Desert Marocain), but I have only sampled a couple of his florals. I would love to give this a try! I haven't sampled everything he's done, but (if he hasn't already) I would love him to craft a rich masculine floral, pairing his wonderful dry accords with a deep rose!

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  11. dleep17:34

    Le Maroc Pour Elle is my favorite Andy Tauer. I don't see much love for it on perfume blogs but it works great with my chemistry. His perfumes are very distinctive and he is not afraid to try different things. Also, he seems like a genuinely nice and generous person. I would love to try his new creation.

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  12. Thalia17:38

    What I love about the Tauers I've tried is that they're original and distinctive, but they still smell like PERFUME -- so many niches are trying to be ultra-minimalist or downright shockingly weird. Interesting to smell, but not wearable. Tauer makes beautiful things to wear.

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  13. I've not tried many of Andy's creations, but what I tried were interesting and noticeably very well thought out. I do not find all of them very wearable personally, but still enjoy dabbing them on skin from time to time. I've been on an orange blossom kick lately, so I'd love to see what he does with the flower.
    This sounds wonderful- please enter me in the draw!

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  14. Anonymous18:08

    I love that Andy takes risks with strong contrasts. I particularly love (and own) Vetiver Dance. His works are, at their best, unexpected and intelligent.Certainly I'd love to try Zeta!
    -Marla

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  15. I realized I didn't comment on Tauer perfumes in general--whoops! I have never had the pleasure, but would love to comment on this one...I've enjoyed reading about them at any rate. What I'd like to see in the future? A minty-herbal-green-floral would be lovely; something with magnolia, perhaps.

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  16. d3m0lici0n18:12

    I love LdDM, Incense Rose and Incense Extreme, I'd love to try this new creation, thanks.

    cabeza4ever@sbcglobal.net

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  17. Ozzie18:22

    Mmm, I'd love to try Zeta. I love how so many of his fragrances have a base that is rich, deep, and warm, without being overpowering or cloying. I would love to see what he would do with a Gaiac scent.

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  18. I've been excited ever since I read the evolution of Zeta on Andy's blog - so please, I'd love, love, love to try this one! He is a perfumer like few others - with a commitment to quality, a dedication to keep evolving and challenging himself, and he puts some part of his soul in every creation he makes - and sells! I've only really tried two of his creations,(it was instant love in both cases!) but I can't wait to try them all - yesterday, if I can! ;)

    Another remarkable thing about him is the continuing dialogue he has with his fans and customers - a rarity in a business where secrecy rules supreme!

    What I'd like to see him do: something g-r-e-e-n, but with a different twist. Something that highlights galbanum and other wonders...Oh, the possibilities!

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  19. I think you had me at cats' paws!

    I enjoy what I've smelled of Tauer I think because of his tie to vintage styles while still being creative and different!

    I'd like to see him do something completely different... surprise us, Andy (again). :)

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  20. I would so love to try Zeta that I'm overcoming my commenting shyness. I've only smelled two Tauer perfumes. L'Air du Desert Marocain is exactly what I like--warm and resinous, but with clarity and airiness. But Une Rose Chypree surprised and impressed me even more, because I love it even though neither rose nor chypre are typical favorites of mine. "Billowy-silky," as you say, not too sweet or too dry. To me, the notes in each of these fragrances blend with great harmony yet without losing distinction.

    I'm also charmed by Andy Tauer's engagement with the community of perfume lovers--sharing his thoughts and process adds story and interest to the wonderful scents.

    Sarah

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  21. What I really enjoy and actually look forward in Tauer's perfumes is the unorthodox treatment of notes. Not guaranteed to work but always interesting.
    What I would love to smell in the future? The past.... Orris....

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  22. Mr. Tauer is a master with earth-based accords like woods and dried greens, and his ability yo combine expected notes with an unexpected delicacy is remarkable. The new one sounds perfect for the coming season.

    Speaking of mixing elixers with precision and delicacy, I've been hankering for some serious sweet pea perfume and I'd love to see Andy's take on that challenge.

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  23. I love that they are both long lasting and significantly different.

    I'd love to try this one.

    It should be marketed to Zetas! (Zeta Tau Alpha sorority.)

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  24. Stephan19:37

    One of the more important qualities of Andy's creations is that they are evolving, telling a story, and frequently they take you to some other places and times. For this to happen, they are built to run the course of time with the power to last long and command one's attention from morning to evening. Some of these stories seem to come in continuous sequences, carrying on the plot, like L'Air du désert with Une Rose Chyprée. Or Vetiver Dance with L'Eau d'Epice, and Reverie with Rose Vermeille who are sort of siblings. All of them are much more than just a "sent bon", they just don't let me untouched.

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  25. Of the Tauers I've tried, not all of them "work" for me - either they're lovely, or they're monsters. They *are* all distinctive, rounded things, and they tell me stories. (My monsters? Reverie au Jardin, Orange Star, Incense Rose. My lovelies? Carillon, Rose Chypree, Rose Vermeille, Le Maroc, Eau d'Epices.)

    I'm not sure how I get on with linden. I'd love to smell this one, though, and I would be fascinated to smell how Andy might create a scent focused on green notes.

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  26. I admire Andy's kindness-it's written all over his blog- and his craftmanship- Une rose chyphree is one my favs
    I would love to try Zeta- I long for a linden fragrance

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  27. So much impresses me about Tauer's fragrances! He has a clear vision. I love that he uses a high percentage of naturals, creating very powerful and complex creatures. No one else is doing what he's doing with citrus. And I love his take on incense.

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  28. Oh, we wants it, precious, yes we does.

    And it's called Zeta, of all things. Any mathematician will want to have one.

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  29. I just love how this new perfume sounds. Your description makes me want to try it, that's for sure. In fact, I'm looking forward to smelling it.
    I can't say what impresses me about Tauer's perfumes because I have never tried them, but I admire Andy because he's so hard working and generous... He's always sharing interesting information and I love that their perfumes are almost handicrafts.

    I would like to see a perfume which smells of almond blossom. Nobody has ever done something like that. But maybe Andy could...

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  30. london21:35

    I love the fact that Andy's perfumes are coherent. You can always spot the signature. I would love him to try a classic aldehydic floral as he would put such a great twist on it. This one sounds like it has my name written all over it.

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  31. Kata22:04

    So far I haven't had the chance to try any of Andy's perfumes, just been drooling over their descriptions on the website...
    Would love to check out this one, linden is one of my favourite spring scents.
    Thanks for the draw:)

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  32. The high concentration he uses in his creations is what impresses me , along with his accessability and down-home nature !
    I LOVE Une Rose Chypree , and would love to sniff this one...thank you for the lovely draw !

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  33. I adore Tauer and own three full bottles. He often hits the spot for me (especially CPA and Incense Rose). I can't put my finger on what it impresses me, I only know I love his scents. What would I like to see? Perfection please! No kidding, I'm looking for the perfect summer scent, perhaps Zeta will fill the bill.

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  35. The fact that Andy still manufactures all of his perfumes by hand is very impressing.

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  36. Rappleyea23:13

    Excellent review, E.! I have been salivating every since I first read about Zeta. Every single note is a favorite, and I'm sure you remember our conversation a couple of years ago now (!) regarding linden and the beautiful linden trees where I live. I have such high hopes for this one.
    Cheers,
    Donna

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  37. Andy T's scents are so luxe, unique, and personable. Zeta will be a winner! Please pick me! and thanks.

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  38. I love how all of Andy's creations seem to exude joie de vivre. Sometimes it's too much for me to actually wear, but I've still appreciated it in every fragrance of his that I've smelled. He never seems to hold back, or mute the perfumes into shadows. I would love to see his take on leather. Please enter me for the draw!

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  39. I love Andy's daring in his fragrances, which don't all work for everyone, but are impossible to ignore or to be uninspired by. My favorite scent of his at the moment is Le Maroc pour Elle. I am thrilled to have a chance to win his new scent!

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  40. I love the tenacity of Andy Tauer's vision. While I've only been lucky enough to have tried L'Air au Desert Marocain, that perfume plus all of the reviews I've read clearly reflect a clarity of artistic vision that seems missing from so many mainstream launches. I'd love to win a sample of Zeta, because the new Collectibles collection exemplifies this tenacity and dedication to art, even in the face of temperamental harvests and financial realities.

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  41. I love the quality of Andy's perfumes and am always wanting to fall in love with them; alas, it doesn't always work out. One notable exception is Vetiver Dance, which is a beautiful high-summer fragrance for me! This one sounds incredible and I am intrigued. Would love to be entered in the draw.

    Thanks for such an evocative review!

    xo

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  42. Andy's perfumes have such depth and I love the deep incense dry down. Wore Lonestar Memories today to celebrate the crisp sting day and the urge to get outside & roam. Am looking forward to trying this new release

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  43. Make that a "spring" day & my comment will make more sense!

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  44. Julz02:36

    Ooh yes, please add me to the draw too.
    I luv the scent of lime blossoms. But have yet to find a linden scent that's perfect for me. So I have high hopes for Andy's "Zeta".
    My favourite Tauer fragrance so far (though, I have quite a few) is without a doubt his wonderful "Orris". (I only wish now I'd purchased more than one bottle when I had the chance. ~ Absolutely gorgeous stuff !)
    ~ With these "new" CO2 extracts, perhaps we will soon also have a good Wisteria CO2 extract. In which case I'd luv to see what Andy would do with one.
    ~ However, I'm really excited about his upcoming "Pentachord" fragrances. Which I'm sure will be just wonderful. (And a perfect concept it is too, to match his new pentagon shaped bottles :o)

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  45. This sounds wonderful -- I think Andy will be coming here to present his new scents, so don't enter me in the draw -- we might have bad snail mail Karma. Did you ever get a package from me? Xxx

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  46. Natalie03:30

    Andy Tauer's fragrances have an amazing ability to transport me elsewhere -- not always to the realm they're supposed to (Lonestar Memories, for instance, reminds me more of Cuba than Texas), but the voyage is always evocative! L'Air will always be my favorite, although Incense Rose is swooningly sexy on a hot summer day, and Une Rose Chypree is my go-to scent for swanky affairs.

    I'll try anything he puts out; even the ones that don't float my boat are worthwhile. Thank you so much for entering me in the draw!

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  47. I've only tried L'AdDM, and it was absolutely radiant. Zeta sounds wonderful for Spring.

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  48. Anonymous04:50

    I'm going to agree with what's been said above, Andy's perfumes tell good stories. Also, they are approachable and unpretentious! Please enter me!

    --Nikki F.

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  49. I love Andy's creativity and the artisanal quality of his perfumes. Please enter me in the drawing! I'm so looking forward to trying Zeta.

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  50. I appreciate the bold stance of a true artist. L'Air du Desert is striking; Lonestar Memories downright aggressive (I wear both); Incense Rose a different take on the frankincense/rose connection. Orange Star was a melange that missed for me, but I will always be interested to try anything Mr. Tauer wants to make.

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  51. The quality impresses me in Tauer perfumes, what makes the ones I tried not work for me is fiestiness. I'll be looking for something tender, maybe linden based Zeta is just the thing. Thanks for the draw.

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  52. Anonymous06:29

    I love the way Andy uses roses.Incense Rose and Un Rose Chypre are still duking it out to see which will be FB first!
    Please enter me -I'd love to try anything he's created!
    bookwyrmsmith at live dot com

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  53. I can't wait for this release. I am a big fan of his work.

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  54. I really enjoy Andy Tauer's attention to details and the love he puts into all of his creations. Please enter me in the draw

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  55. Gisela08:11

    What I love about Andy's perfumes is that he always follows his own vision, no compromises, a true artist. Though I can't wear and don't like some of his creations I'm impressed by all and those I own I love to pieces!

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  56. Wonderful review! You did nothing to dispel my curiosity about this perfume! ;)
    I love Tauer perfumes because they always take me on a ride into unexpected territory, just hold on tight and go with the flow.
    I would love to see an iris fragrance by Andy.

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  57. you can count me as one of Andy's fans. I really enjoy wearing a lot of his perfumes and love the comments they evoke from my friends and colleagues. My faves are LDDM , Incense rose and Rose Chypree. I would love to see what andy would do with a strong patchouli note.

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  58. Some of Andy's perfumes work for me, some don't but I really like "a personal touch" you can feel reading his blog. I admire when people do something good and enjoy the process.
    Linden is a very special scent for me. If I could buy a sample right now I wouldn't have even waited for the results of this draw. But since I can't do it yet please enter me into the draw.

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  59. Cristina09:00

    I only tried one of his creations so far, but it's like stepping through the looking glass. And from the hype surrounding his line and reading his own musings, I would bet the rest of his creations are just as fantastic.

    I will shamelessly say I've been trolling Andy's blog in the hope to catch a whiff of linden. Please enter me in the draw.

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  60. What impresses me about Andy's work is the fact that I am always taken by surprised, even after all this time and trying a lot of his perfumes and thinking I have an idea of what to expect, it's never even close, it's much better and more evocative than I would dare hope so. That's why I'm eagerly awaiting the release of Zeta - I grew up with the smell of linden and can't wait to smell what Andy made of it whether I somehow get lucky and win, or order it once it's released. :)

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  61. I have not had the pleasure of trying one yet. My girl friend Tarleiso introduced me to your site and your work. I am looking forward to trying your creations and hoping that somewhere in your line is a signature scent that is waiting for me to discover it...:0)

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  62. Thanks for a detailed review of Zeta! Well Tauer Perfumes are always surprising for me as Andy can approach the familiar subject from unexpected side. Another favorite thing is love for quality and beauty of natural ingredients. What would be the next one? Difficult to say as it seems Andy already has made a lot of plans. Personally I am curious of white flowers, especially gardenia.

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  63. Marte09:50

    I love the quality and originality of Tauer's fragrances, and the fact that they are so bold. I can't wear all of them, but I love Incense Rose and Maroc Pour Elle.

    This sounds gorgeous, please include me in the draw!

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  64. Anonymous10:37

    I am astonished with the Andy's top quality perfume ingrediences. I would appreciate if he came with a tunerose fragrance. Thanks for entering me - Alica - alica@cleis.net

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  65. I would love to be entered in this draw as I've never tried Andy's fragrances and I am longing to try one. Thanks!

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  66. Each of Andy's fragrances are unique yet all share some common qualities in sillage and in that they all smell so wonderful. I would like to see him do a violet perfume. I am really looking forward to Zeta.

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  67. I love Andy's passion and commitment to his vision, and I love following his blog to hear what he's up to. He's fantastic, as are his scents. As to a "next" fragrance, I vote TULIP!!! Thanks for the draw. Looking forward to trying this one!

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  68. I love how unaffected his creations are - "here's this beautiful thing I made, enjoy" My favorite is LDDM, but would love to smell this one. Please enter me in the draw, thanks.

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  69. Thanks for the draw! I am most impressed with how well thought out Andy's line is. The perfumes are wonderful, well crafted and beautiful works. I really like his rose collection last summer- changed my mind about rose and wearability.

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  70. Julie Ellen14:02

    Fantastic Review! I am a longtime Tauer fan, although some work better on me than others. Currently I am enjoying spring in Reverie au Jardin! Andy keeps teasing us with hyacinth and I hope he is able to soon create a scent based on that. Fingers crossed I would love to sample this one!

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  71. Andy's Une Rose Chypree is one of a very few scents I have on my must wear at least once a week list. I love its richness,the sensual rose and the deep balsam. I feel beautiful every time I wear it.

    I would love a perfume with a strong lilac or pikake statement. Both are scents from my childhood.

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  72. What I love most about Andy's work is Andy himself - he seems like the sweetest guy in the world and I love the way he shares his process so openly with his fans.

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  73. 30 Roses15:33

    I am trying to find a Tauer I can wear, and I do love linden-- perhaps this will be the one? My husband is a great fan of LDDM.

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  74. I'm impressed with Andy himself =) His unique signature as well as take on themes is totally unique and I'd love to see him work with some florals too like osmanthus, violet, and lilac...

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  75. meg J16:17

    oh, please enter me.I like that Tauer fragrances feel like a conversation: Rose Chypre was in conversation with the past, LADM is in a conversation with a place, or the idea of a place, etc. And with this one, we have the literal conversation with another perfumer. Looking forward to it!

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  76. Cynthia17:13

    I am only familiar with Andy's first perfume offerings, all of which I love, but none of which could be described as "light". Therefore, I'm very curious to see what he does with a lighter perfume. And I would love to see what creative thing Andy would do with vanilla.

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  77. Eva S18:40

    Yes please enter me in the draw as well! I've never tried Andy Tauers scents but the descriptions makes me really curiuos. The scent of linden flowers sounds fascinating, I've never heard of that scent in a perfume before. I agree with some of the earlier comments that a violet scent would be intresting in the future.
    Eva S Sweden

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  78. hotlanta linda19:10

    Impressing yt is that Andy always follows his heart, joins this w/ craft, and therefore always brings another beauty to life!! :-) Bring on the pink Hyacinths by the bushel, please!!

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  79. I love the obviously high quality of the materials he uses, and the strength of them on my skin. I adore his mandarin orange note, his incense and resins. I would love to see him do a soft jasmine perfume, or a biting green chypre.

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  80. I love the base notes of pretty much all of Andy's fragrances, although L'Air du Desert Marocain is still my favorite. I've been hoping for a while that he would do linden and musk fragrances - one down, one to go!

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  81. well never tried Tauers scents so I must be a looser.
    Anyhow the composition caught my nose, just cannot wait to smell it somewhere some day. I'll be on the look out.

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  82. Patricia23:18

    I've been impressed for a long time by Andy's hard work. His works seem to be always unique and evocative, as a whole package. His collection created so far is solid and has continuity and and he as a parfumeur is not just a detached 'artist'.

    I'd like to see him also doing florals, tea notes and some more of interesting ingredients like saffron and licorice - blended with florals.

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  83. Stephen Hough23:18

    Andy's fragrances are always a surprise - not just in the first spray, but as you turn a corner after wearing one for five hours ... a note rings out of the counterpoint which you were not expecting.

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  84. I'm a big fan and have been since his debut. Le Maroc being my favorite and a staple in my fragrance wardrobe. So lovely! Meeting and getting a little personal conversation time with Andy at the Scent Bar, really made a strong connection.

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  85. zeram100:54

    I have always loved Andy's refined use of beautiful ingredients, such as in his use of orris. Therefore this one sounds extremely promising. As for the future, perhaps his take on tea? Please enter me in the drawing as well.

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  86. I will have to agree with one of the early posts that I love the vintage feel of Andy's scents as well, particularly Carillon Pour un Ange and Une Rose Chypre. Both are standouts in the line along with his Incense Rose and L'air du Desert Marocain. And I've LOVE to get a sample of his latest!

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  87. I hva tried many of his scents, exept the latest, and enjoy most of them, especially Une Rose Chypre, and the "Maroccan desert air". The last one is my favorite, in its dry spicyness. After I have had his scents on my skin for some hours, I nevertheless, sometimes want to take them off. But the tauerade lasts and lasts and lasts. I would like him in the future also to create scents that are lighter, more ephemeral!
    This latest one tempts me because I am so fond of the linden flower!

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  88. Anonymous19:33

    What impresses me about Andy Tauer's fragrances is that he clearly uses quality ingredients, yet somehow manages to maintain an accessible price point even with his lovely new packaging. Also while his approach may be a meditation on a note he still creates a wearable perfume. As a fan of green notes, I'd love to see him pursue his interest in hyacinth.
    And of course his delightful blog is just an added bonus.
    Thanks for the evocative review of Zeta. Can't wait to sample it when it arrives locally.

    -- Lindaloo

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  89. Love, love, love Andy and his joyful, intelligent and very individual perfumes! Please do enter me in the drawing!

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  90. ~~~tricia02:09

    There is nothing absolutely nothing that Andy has created that doesn't touch my heart as well as my skin which takes on his velvety scents and makes me feel special. Yes please enter me
    x0x0x
    peace
    ~~~tricia

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  91. I love andy's scents -- there is so much depth in all of them! there is so much attention to detail and you can feel them in his scents. That is what impresses me about his scents.

    What i'd like to see in his next scent is his version of a melon garden. There are too little melon scents out there, and when it is done it is done very badly, so andy please surprise us!

    (please enter me in the sweepstakes thanks)

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  92. Joanne7209:17

    I love how I am whisked away to different worlds - I would love a green violet fragrance from Andy - I would put in my order now!

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  93. DRTVrMoi19:25

    I have never sampled a Tauer fragrance but I am intrigued by linden blossom. My collection of scents is on the novice level but your description glowed with springtime sparkle. If I have my choice I would like a scent with Rosemary. That scent call to siren song of Sardinia to me.

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  94. I love the reference to cats paws...the whole thing sounds like something I have to try. If the draw is not closed, please include me! Thanks, K

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  95. Liisa Wennervirta21:54

    Incense, incense, incense. Nobody does it better. There are a few things from Andy I could live without, one, to be exact. And I'm curious about everything. I'm in, then.

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  96. I hope it's not too late to enter!
    What I love about Andy's fragrances is that they just don't smell like anything else out there to me, - they are all unique, and very right for his line. They are never boring, and they never feel like clones of things that I have already smelled.

    I would love to see what a fig fragrance would smell like if made by Andy, I think he might have a really unique take on the note!

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  97. Humm, once again, late to the party since I was on vacation. At any rate, I may not even qualify being a fairly new perfumista, I have not been able to even try one of these perfumes :o(

    Sure would love to though,!

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  98. I'm impressed by the consistent uniqueness of Tauer. I would love to try this one, if I'm not too late to be entered in the draw!

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  99. I am dying to try this one. I love Incense Rose best of all the Tauers I have tried, but this sounds so wonderfully summery!

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  100. I knoaw Andy Tauer only from internet sites - from his own nad from others which offer perfume s reviews. I would like to try his scent. Noticed that he produces a lot unisex scents - I prefer womens scents but I believe that his creations smell very close to nature. Lubka
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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