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Today Liz Moores of Papillon Perfumes released her latest creation, Dryad. She says that she’s been working on the formula for several years, including the when she shoved it in a drawer in frustration and left it there for a year or five. I’ve known this green chypre was coming for about a year, as I follow Liz on Facebook…

  2016 has been a bad year for celebrity deaths and an even worse one for celebrity presidential elections, so I’ve found myself craving and wearing mostly woody, resinous perfumes that perform like one long howling basenote, working my tired neck muscles like a Russian massage therapist. This year, no roses, no leathers, and no ambers – just a long…

  Au Coeur du Desert by Tauer Perfumes is the extrait version of L’Air du Desert Marocain. But certain nuances have been dialed up and some down, so that while it is recognizable as a twin to the original, it is definitely a fraternal rather than identical twin. Those who love L’Air will love Au Coeur too; but maybe those who…

Once you become interested in perfumes, you begin to search for answers to hitherto unknown mysteries, such as trying to learn what aldehydes really smell like. (A few years ago, before I had registered on my first perfume forum, I don’t think I had ever heard the word “aldehyde.”) The perfume neophyte soon realizes that aldehydes are everywhere in perfumery, although they do not seem to be terribly popular these days.

It can be a lot of fun to apply a method to one’s madness. Over the summer, for reasons that I do not fully understand, I have been on a mission to understand gardenia perfumes. In the end, I think my love of vintage Miss Dior perfume gave birth to my fascination with gardenia.

As the weather turns from the beautiful warm summer we’ve enjoyed in Wales this year, and we move towards what I hope will be a gloriously colourful autumn, this week I felt a bit stuck. Mugginess had me stymied. You may have noticed that my fragrance choices are very much dictated by the weather. I’m lucky not to work in…

I already gave a full review of my stand-out favourite of Andy Tauer’s Tauerville Flash range, Fruitchouli Flash, which turned out to be a happy modern peachy chypre that reminded me of Mitsouko. I have to let you in on a secret – I think Andy has had another little brush with the classic Guerlain fairy, more of which in…

Andy Tauer’s Fruitchouli Flash was a fragrance I had to grit my teeth before applying. You know I said I’m not much of a fan of florals? Well I like fruitchoulis even less. At least you know where you are with a flower even if you don’t fond of it. I struggled through the era of ghastly, cloying fruitchoulis (the…

[Part 3 of a review series on the new Tauer Perfumes fragrance Lonesome Rider. Please find the other parts here: Part 1 – Sjörn | Part 2 – Neoxerxes | Part 4 – Narada – Available for purchase here ] Lonesome Rider strikes me as quite different to the impressions of my blog colleagues here and here. To me, it reads mainly as a bright,…

[Part 2 of a review series on the new Tauer Perfumes fragrance Lonesome Rider. Please find the other parts here: Part 1 – Sjörn Part 2 | Part 3 – Claire | Part 4 – Narada – Available for purchase here ] Andy Tauer is a titanic figure in the fragrance community. More personable, passionate, and involved in the community than many perfumers, it isn’t uncommon to see…

[Part 1 of a review series on the new Tauer Perfumes fragrance Lonesome Rider. Please find the other parts here: Part 2 – Neoxerxes | Part 3 – Claire | Part 4 – Narada –Available for purchase here] One of the lessons you learn when you grow up, start a family with children, and enjoy an active social life, is the difference between being lonesome…

We’re all excited here at Fragrance Daily for the arrival of precious samples of the new Andy Tauer release, Lonesome Rider. Over the next week or so, there will be a series of takes on this new scent by a few of our contributing writers, so keep tuned to this site! In the meantime, though, I thought we’d take a…

This installment covers a jammy rose, an attar of roses, a cologne-style rose-oud, and a dusky oriental rose. Rose Flash by Andy Tauer Tauerville The Tauerville project is very interesting because it’s an acknowledgment by a perfumer that sometimes we are just looking for a rough and dirty fix on an ingredient – a whistled tune rather than a full…

  You just love how Andy Tauer does it time and again. From L’Air Du Desert Marocain to Vetiver Dance, Incense Extreme, and to the recent and wildly popular success of the Tauerville ‘Flash’ series the gap between mere mortals making perfume and Andy Tauer is widening-naturally-by default but it’s supposed to be that way. Andy Tauer is way up…

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