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Friday, May 15, 2009

Andy Tauer Une Rose Chypre: Perfume Review and a Prize Draw

For the rose,
for this rose,
for the only one,
for this graceful, open,
adult rose,
for her depths of velvet,
for the cry of her red bosom.
(Pablo Neruda, Ode to the Rose)

Like Neruda, I used to believe that I renounced roses, that I "preferred the rough bouquets of the thicket, wild lilies"...Roses are too ubiquitous, too obviously feminine. I am jaded, I crave the exotic, the unusual, the innovative. But I also require classicism, elegance and grace. How do you create a perfume that is classically structured and chic but also a little strange, a little outlandish? And in particular, how do you create a perfume like that when it is centered on such a traditional, overused note? I don't know how, ask Daniel Maurel, the author of the spectacular Amouage Lyric and ask Andy Tauer.

The secret of Une Rose Chyprée's attraction for me is three-fold: 1. It is a Dark Rose, not necessarily come-hither vampy, but certainly suggestively brooding, and Dark Roses are the only kind I can love at all; no easy, breathy, pastel tea-roses for me, please! 2. It is not overly true-to-life. I don't smell it and think, this is a rose. I smell it and think, this is a Perfume about a rose, a stylized, imaginative interpretation. 3. It is built on a contrast. The contrast is between the untamed wildness, greenness and woodiness of windswept roses from an untended garden, on the on hand, and, on the other hand, the exquisite, mannered, Ladurée-evoking gourmandness. The thorny verdancy of geranium, the rootiness of vetiver, the dirtiness of patchouli, the rich sharpness of oak moss are tamed and softened by the mouthwatering vanilla and citruses coated in cinnamon sugar...the rose is caught in-between the two streams, benefiting from both, wild and delicate, green and honeyed, spicy and silky-smooth all at once.

A poet can't close his eyes to rose's "cup of fire", or seal off his heart from its fragrance, and neither can a perfume lover pass by the indolent, fiery elegance of Une Rose Chyprée, my new favorite rose and my new favorite Tauer scent. It is launching worldwide on July 1.

Together with Luckyscent, we are holding today a prize draw for two bottles of Une Rose Chyprée. For a chance to win one, please leave us a comment. And while you are doing so, tell us what is YOUR favorite rose fragrance and your favorite Tauer perfume, and why. The two winners will be chosen randomly and announced early next week. The prize draw is now closed.

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202 Comments:

Anonymous 2scents said...

Ooooh, what an enticing opportunity! My favorite Tauer is the evocative L'Air du Desert Marocain. I love strange roses; my favorites include Une Rose, Black Aoud, and L'Arte di Gucci.

12:15 AM EDT  
Anonymous Sikkim said...

I have good feeling about this new one. It's chypre and it can't be wrong for me. Only Tauer I tried is Incense extreme (just got sample from Luckyscent). Love it. My favorite rose is Rouge Hermes. Thank you for giving chance.

12:29 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For me, the favorite rose refers to Gres Cabaret and I also love Incense Extreme because of its unusual character. Thanks for entering me in the drawing! Alica

12:44 AM EDT  
Anonymous Janet in CA said...

My favorite rose is Lostmarch Iroaz. Beach roses on the sea breeze with a nice spiciness. I also love Tauer's Incense Rose. I like my roses spicy and not too sweet.

Great drawing!

1:04 AM EDT  
Anonymous Lavanya said...

My opinion about roses and rose perfumes are almost identical to yours..I don't usually love straight up roses in perfume and love dark and/or boozy roses.. My favorite Tauer perfume is Reverie au jardin, though theoretically I love L'Air du Desert Marocain the best (i.e. I think it is the most beautifully done), but I like it better on my Mom's skin than mine- It seems to generally suit her better than it does me..
My (Current) favorite rose perfumes are Black Aoud and POTL's AMAZE..(I remember really liking SIP's Black Rosette too)..
Oh and I have been dying to try Une Rose Chypre so please include me in the draw! Thanks!

1:16 AM EDT  
Blogger Flora said...

Oh, I would love to be in the draw - I adore Andy's scents!

My favorite of his creations is L'Air du Desert Marocain - I think it is in the top 10 of men's fragrances that I have ever smelled, and I wear it too! After this description it might have competition though - I too love a Dark Rose; Parfum Sacre, Sa Majeste de la Rose, Nahema, the Montales, etc.

1:22 AM EDT  
Anonymous Jane said...

Marina, thanks for such clear and beautiful review. I am thrilled to be in the draw,(I loved my sample so much.) My fave Tauer is still L'air du Desert. Despite my love for others on paper, it works best on my skin. And my fave rose is a never-referred-to Montale, Roses Musk, which has a deliciously queasy compelling/repelling quality.

1:51 AM EDT  
Anonymous Joe said...

My goodness, what a nice prize draw. Yes, please enter me.

I do love rose, and I love the seeming paradox, as a man, of wearing them (perhaps in the fashion of the Middle East). How does one choose a favorite? Perhaps Montale Black Aoud would win out, with close competition from C&S Dark Rose and FM Une Rose.

I own L'Air du Desert, and until receiving a sample of Incense Rosé recently, it was the only Tauer I'd ever tried. L'Air is a powerhouse that never fails to transport me with its complexity.

PS: I love Neruda as well.

2:01 AM EDT  
Blogger Klara said...

Oh, no, another gorgeous rose?
One of my favourite roses is Ormonde Jayne Ta'if and my favourite Tauer perfume is Le Maroc pour Elle (but I have only tried two of his perfumes).

Please enter me in the draw.
Thank you!

2:27 AM EDT  
Blogger Standing_Wave said...

Sounds lovely, please enter me.

2:29 AM EDT  
Blogger jean said...

Hurrah, I love prize draws! My favorite Tauer is Lonestar Memories. I've only ever tried that one and L'Air du Desert Marocain, and while I love them both, LM really is my favorite. It is so lovely, so bright and warm and grassy. It really is like a breath of the plains.

My favorite rose -- that's a tough one. Rose scents are not easy for me. I wear Red Roses by Jo Malone from time to time -- it's a nice green sappy rose. I also like A*Maze by PotL -- not quite a straightforward rose scent, but it is lovely.

2:30 AM EDT  
Blogger dea said...

My favorite Tauer is L'air du Desert Marocain, for sure.

I really love rose scents, the wide range of them seem to represent the various facets of a woman.

My favorites are Etat Libre's Rossy de Palma, Guerlain Rose Barbare, Guerlain Nahema, Amouage Lyric and CDG Rose.

Thanks for the great opportunity!

2:44 AM EDT  
Blogger rebella said...

My favourite rose is Lipstick Rose, at least right now. It may change tomorrow...

Also José Eisenbergs Rouge & Noir (writing about that one today) is a quite unique take on rose.

My favourite Tauer is L'Air du Desert Marocain, but I really like Lonestar Memories on my husband.

3:05 AM EDT  
Blogger rosarita said...

I love dark rose fragrances. My favorite is Dawn Spencer Hurwitz Inner Sanctum, a brooding rose/incense/woods combination. My favorite Tauer is L'Air du Desert Morocain, bcs of the combination of dry cedar and the seamless spices; I can't get enough! Thanks for this opportunity, M.

3:23 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guess what...I have never explored Andy Tauers range, although I have seen his name and gentle/kind comments in older reviews..I have read about all his perfumes, but am pushing it aside with the amouage line, as they are not accessible in Hong Kong and I have to create some cut off point to this increadible, wonderful and outrageously expensive hobby!!!

Right now, summer time, I am enjoying Ecume de Rosine and Sa MAjeste for evening or a for a little more " solitary grace". For all year round, but mostly cooler months, Aoud Roses Petals (Thanks MArina, your advice on first choice of Montales) and for winter Nahema and Black oud...

3:28 AM EDT  
Blogger M said...

My favorite Andy Tauer's perfume is the stunning L'Air du Desert Marocain. As per roses I love Annick Goutal's Ce Soir ou Jamais.

3:38 AM EDT  
OpenID quinncreative said...

What a lovely opportunity! Thanks, and please enter my name for the drawing.

Roses and I don't like each other much, but Ormond Jayne's Ta'if is a rose that delights.

And even though I'm a woman, I like Andy Tauer's Vetiver Dance. I'm a big pepper fan, and the combination works for me.

3:40 AM EDT  
Anonymous Patricia said...

Thank you for this opportunity. I like most Rose by Paul Smith because it is rosiest rose, but perhaps I haven't tried enough other types of fragrances, so it is that one. Plus, there is a violet note also, my favourite flower.
As for Tauer perfumes, I have had no experience of any, so just according to notes Lonestar Memories for geranium and incense.

3:47 AM EDT  
Blogger Ines said...

Hm, I don't have a favorite rose scent (I'm not one for the roses so this one sounds interesting). My favorite Taure, I'm still deciding between Maroq pur elle and Reverie au jardin - not similar, but I find them both interesting and great.

3:54 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My favorite rose is the soliflore Zephir de Rose by Parfums Rosine- it's just such a gorgeous vintage, all on its own.
My favorite Tauer is Incense Rose, it's very rich and strange!
Please count me in for the drawing.
Andy's blog has been fun to read. You get the entire RC DIY story from him.
Best,
Marla

4:04 AM EDT  
Blogger cusut said...

I'm a man, but I love many rose perfume: Rose 31, Black Aoud, Rose Poirvree. But my holy grail for rose is Serge Lutens Sa Majeste la Rose. The name says it well, it's the queen of the rose. The rose is high quality, very realistic, and well-blended with other notes. One whiff of this bring me back to the memory of my grandmother's garden, in which she planted rose, rosemary, immortelle, and few other spices,...

Well, coincidentially, Tauer Perfumes is one of my most favored house. I've tried his entire line (except this one). Though many of them are of high quality, but my vote goes to L'Air du Dessert Marocain. Can't say more since everyone else has been talking & talking about, just want to add that it's one of my most used perfume. Very intoxicating, unique and beautiful.

-Hieu

4:35 AM EDT  
Anonymous Pete said...

I will try my luck as well then.

My favourite Tauer's creation is definitely Incense Rose- splendid mix of incense and contrasting sparkling, fruity notes.

When it comes to rose fragrances, Dark Rose by Cz&S comes to my mind as the first, with mentioned Incense Rose, Mille et Une Rose and Amouge Lyric Man to follow.

Best regards!

4:42 AM EDT  
Blogger Khanh said...

I love C&E Evelyn Rose, such a nice soliflore. I like Incense Extreme =)

4:46 AM EDT  
Anonymous Tommasina said...

Oh dear: although roses and I don't tend to get on too well in perfumery, this review may bring a 4th rose-based love into my life! I love Putain des Palaces, which has a delightful skanky note on my skin; I like the pretty, pastel-pink girliness of Drole de Rose; and I appreciate - though don't often feel I can live up to - the out-and-out FUN and LOUD Lipstick Rose. It sounds as if Andy's work here combines a little skank (maybe? with the leather?) and a gourmand side that I find myself liking more and more these days (though I'm somewhat embarrassed to admit it). I would love to be included, please, Marina!

As for which is my favorite Tauer, it has to be L'Air: for me it has a rich, spicy, wonderful, almost mind-altering allure. Moreover, it lasts on me a good 10 hours; and believe me, when most 'fumes disappear within 2 or 3 at most (yes, including such heavy-hitters as Opium), that's got to be a good thing. Well - as long as you *like* the 'fume in question, of course; but this one, I adore.

Thanks so much for this opportunity, and please forgive my insomnia-induced loggorhoea!

5:01 AM EDT  
Anonymous Vladimir said...

I love all perfumes Andy Tauer, all of them have own person and it is very difficult to choose only two...
My favourites are certainly the finest Air du désert marocain and to me has very much liked Incense rosé.

5:07 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of my top 5 perfumes ever is Andy Tauer's Maroc pour elle! And in terms of roses I like many others--AT's Incense rose, Rosa Flamenca and Aoud Queen Roses, especially! Thanks---Jen

5:30 AM EDT  
Anonymous Hilary said...

Oh what a beautiful review. I wish the Tauers were easier for me to try, but they still aren't available in England, at least to my knowledge.
I think my favourite rose is Parfum Sacre. I also prefer a darker, more complex rendition. I like Rive Gauche as well.
Please enter me into the draw!

5:57 AM EDT  
Blogger Ellie said...

Ciao Marina!))) It's a beautiful review!
I like many roses in perfumes. Now I love the rare Rose Royale Shiseido.
I also like the dark rose in Rose en Noir MH.

My favorite Tauer's perfume is Le Maroc pour Elle.

Thanks you!
(Sorry for my "english")))
Ellie.

6:05 AM EDT  
Anonymous London said...

I have been looking forward to trying this one for ages so I would love to be entered in the draw, thank you. My favourite Tauer should be Incense Rose as a combination of two of my favourite notes but there isn't enough rose in it for me so Rose Chypree may be just what I need. The other one I like is L'Air du Desert Marocain. As for favourite roses in general: Lyric Woman, Mille et Une Roses and Parfum Sacre and to a lesser degree Rose de Nuit, DSH Rose Vert, Rose Kashmirie, Rose Alexandrie, Rose de Siwa, Drole de Rose, Ava Luxe Roses - I like rose every which way!

6:15 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oooh, what a wonderful review! And I love rose scents, though also not the pastely (?) kind. I would love to try "Une Rose Chyprée"!

My favourite rose scents are Stella rose absolute, FM Une Rose and Lyric Woman.
The only Tauer scent I've tried on skin is Le maroc pour elle - and the rose in there somehow clashes with my skin chemistry... I get bubblegum!

Thanks for including me in the draw!

Hana

6:35 AM EDT  
Blogger rockinruby said...

How exciting!

I've never quite found "the one" in rose fragrances, though lord knows, I've tried. Many don't agree with me, but I know that somewhere, there is a perfect rose. :-) I am very fond of Parfum Sacre, and I like Agent Provocateur, as well, which has a strong rose component to my nose.

As for Mr. Tauer, L'Air du Desert Marocain is a masterpiece of modern perfumery. I fervently hope he can attain such beauty again (and again, and again)!!!

Sign me up, baby!

7:11 AM EDT  
Blogger Koki said...

Une Rose Chypre sounds wonderful, please include me in the draw! My favorite rose right now is White Oud, just a touch applied with the roller-ball is enough for a couple of days on me . . . .

Off to TPC to browse Tauer scents, which I've never tried - got to fix that . . . .

7:11 AM EDT  
Anonymous Delfina said...

Wow! Thanks for the review and the draw!
My favourite rose is Montale Aoud roses petals, though I've come to love Tocade too. My favourite Tauer perfume is L'air du désert marocain,but during the cold months I find myself wearing Incense extreme more often.

7:33 AM EDT  
Blogger Tara said...

My favorite rose right now is Lipstick Rose, although I still love Paris! I also really like Eau d'Italie's Paestum Rose (I think I spelled that correctly). I would love to try Andy's new rose. It sounds lovely.

My favorite Tauer is Lonestar Memories, I love the smoke and leather! It is amazing.

Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks..

7:36 AM EDT  
Blogger Karin said...

Wow, Marina! You make this scent sound WONDERFUL! The vanilla and "citruses coated in cinnamon sugar" caught my attention. I'm not typically a rose fan either, though I admit I've purchased a couple of rose scents in the past year. I loathe Stella, but seem to have acquired a liking for Yves Rocher's Rose Absolue and 100% Love. I also found a large bottle of Tocade at Marshall's for $20, so purchased it unsniffed. Haven't actually worn it yet, though! As to Tauer fragrances, I'd have to go with L'air du desert marocain. Le Maroc pour elle is also stunning. Love, love, love Andy's enthusiasm and dedication to creating truly unique and wonderful scents. Can't wait to try Une Rose Chypree! Thank you for this offer!

7:44 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great review and I'm so excited about this new one from Andy! My favorite(s) of his are Vetiver Dance and Lonestar Memories. My favorite rose (for the moment) is Amouage Lyric. Please enter me in the draw. Thanks!
Chris G

7:45 AM EDT  
Blogger thescentmuse said...

Incense Rose would be my favorite. I adore chypres, so this sounds stunning. I'll take rose with spice anytime.

Please enter me in the draw!!
-Mindy-

8:02 AM EDT  
Blogger Lucy said...

What a wonderful prize draw!
I love L'Air du Desert Marocain, used my bit all up now and need to get some more for the summer, especially.
I am a rose fan, actually. Neruda says it all.

I love Montale Aoud Roses Petals, Paestum Rose, and Rose Voleur...
I aim to build a rose collection, not all, of course, but the ones that really speak to me.

8:05 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I haven't tried all the Tauers yet but my favorite so far is Le Maroc pour Elle for it's strange, incensey-creaminess. It's really like no other!

My favorite roses, at the moment, are Rosine's Rose d'Ete, Ecume de Rose, and Rose Kashmiri...not to mention SdSA's Pot de Rose.

Please enter me in the draw! :-)

lovethescents

8:15 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina Geigert said...

2scents,
I love your list of favorite roses, I adore those 3 too.

8:31 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina Geigert said...

Sikkim,
I need to re-try Rouge Hermes, I feel I am missing something here.

8:32 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina Geigert said...

Alica,
Thank you for sharing, you are in

8:32 AM EDT  
Anonymous Vicky said...

Thanks for a great review, this scent sounds very intriguing! I'm not normally a fan of rose fragrances, but I love chypres and the Rose chypree sounds like a must try! From the Tauer line I have only tried l'Air du Desert marocain (so far!), and I'm very fond of it. My favourite rose scent would be Rose Kashmirie from Parfumes de Rosine, it is very discretely rose and lots of spicy saffron - a warm and soft comfort scent on my skin.

8:33 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina Geigert said...

Janet in CA
I am trying to remember if I tried Lostmarch Iroaz, it sounds lovely

8:33 AM EDT  
Blogger Juno said...

Lyric and Ta'if are my favorite roses, particularly Lyric which is just endlessly, almost absurdly beautiful and interesting at every stage of wear.
L'air du Desert Marocain is my favorite Tauer so far. When I wear it, all day I turn around going what is that gorgeous smell.....

Would love to try the Rose Chypre

8:33 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina Geigert said...

Lavanya
ooh, Black Rosette. You reminded me how much I love it.

8:34 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina Geigert said...

Donna,
Parfum Sacre, for sure! Love-love it.

8:35 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina Geigert said...

Jane,
Thank you. And so Roses Musk goes on my To Re-Try list as well :-)

8:35 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina Geigert said...

Joe,
I love how darker, spicier, oudy or woody roses smell on men. And Black Oud is exquisite.

8:37 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina Geigert said...

Klara
Up until now Le Maroc pour Elle was my favorite too, now I am not so sure :-)

8:37 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina Geigert said...

Standing_Wave
You are in

8:37 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina Geigert said...

Jean,
I always love Red Roses from afar, I guess for me it's too relistic, but oh so gorgeous.

8:38 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina Geigert said...

Dea
we have a common favorite in Lyric :-)

8:39 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina Geigert said...

Rebella,
well sure, with us, a question of a favorite always implies Right Now. :-)

8:39 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina Geigert said...

Rosarita,
now I will have to try Inner Sanctum

8:40 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina Geigert said...

Anonymous
Oh yes, Aoud Roses Petals...sublime, I miss it, I need to get more I think

8:41 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina Geigert said...

M,
Ce Soir was one of my first perfume loves in general :-)

8:41 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina Geigert said...

Quinn,
I totally understand the love for Taif and Vetiver Dance

8:42 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina Geigert said...

Patricia
Rose and violet go so well together. If you wanted to explore them more, try Malle Lipstick Rose, for example.

8:42 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina Geigert said...

Ines,
maybe this one will be it :-)

8:43 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina Geigert said...

Marla
Rich and strange sounds just right :-)

8:44 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina Geigert said...

Hieu,
Yes, that one is the queen of the roses, for sure :-)

8:44 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina Geigert said...

Pete,
Amouage Lyric Man, oh yes, gorgeous!

8:45 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina Geigert said...

Khanh
I haven't tried that one and I should

8:45 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina Geigert said...

Tommasina
No, no, it is a joy to read! I am finding myself leaning into gourmandness too all of a sudden.

8:47 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina Geigert said...

Vladimir
I agree and like those too as well

8:47 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina Geigert said...

Jen
So you probably will enjoy this one too then

8:47 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina Geigert said...

Hilary
Parfum Sacre is one of my favorites too.

8:48 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina Geigert said...

Ellie,
I need to try Rose Royale Shiseido. Thank you for visiting! :-)

8:49 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina Geigert said...

London,
As I see Lyric on your list, it seems to me you are guaranteed to love this one too

8:50 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina Geigert said...

Hana,
Another Lyric fan, yay :-)

8:51 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina Geigert said...

rockinruby,
There is a perfect rose, I am sure, look at me, I have found two :-) You are in!

8:51 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina Geigert said...

Koki,
White Oud, mmm, delicious roses!

8:52 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina Geigert said...

Delfina
Love all 3 that you mentioned!

8:52 AM EDT  
Blogger Mals86 said...

SQUEEEEE! So excited about smelling this one! I am relatively new (since 6 months ago)to the Kingdom of Perfumistas, and I haven't gotten around to trying any Tauers yet - I've just been reading everyone's rave reviews of them. (The website's neat, too).

I love roses of all varieties, including the ditzy, girly ones like PdR Rose d'Ete and SSS Velvet Rose, but I find the Deep Roses most swoonworthy: Ta'if, Parfum Sacre, and the gorgeous Lyric, of which I am anxiously awaiting a split in the next few weeks. Oh, and DSH Rose Vert is glorious, too.

I'm not much of a chypre fan, but inspired by Beth and a few other reviewers, I sought out some vintage Magie Noire, and find it absolutely stunning - mysterious and elemental, and utterly feminine in a way that most chypres do not seem to me. There's rose in the heart of that one, isn't there?

So I would LOVE to sniff Une Rose Chypre. Please enter me in the draw, and thanks so much for the opportunity!

And thanks as well for the Neruda. No one else writes such extravagantly sensual, lovely poetry - so appropriate for an elegant rose scent.

8:52 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina Geigert said...

Tara,
Ah, you reminded me how much I liked Paestum Rose!

8:53 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina Geigert said...

Karin,
I loathe Stella too. :-)And adore Tocade, do wear it and tell me what you think

8:54 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina Geigert said...

Chris G
Lyric Woman or Man? Stunning in either case.

8:54 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina Geigert said...

Mindy
So I am sure you will love this one...

8:55 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina Geigert said...

Lucy,
Those that you mentioned would be in my rose collection too, for sure

8:55 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina Geigert said...

lovethescents
I totally agree about Le Maroc. And you know, when it gets really hot, I crave it in particular

8:56 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina Geigert said...

Vicky
It sounds to me that L'Air is the top choice in AT's line, interesting!

8:57 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina Geigert said...

Juno,
I so agree about Lyric, and I think you will love URC too

8:57 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina Geigert said...

Mals86
6 months in the Kingdom of Parfumistas is like 6 normal years, we all seem to go through the crash course in no time at all :-)

8:58 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please enter me in the draw! -Svitlana

8:59 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina Geigert said...

Svitlana
You are in

9:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Favorite rose is Nahema edp because it is hissy, green, velvety and sweet all at once. Favorite Tauer is Lonestar Memories because it smells like tar and smoke while it manages to be totally smooth and comforting. Thanks for entering me! Pepi

9:10 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina Geigert said...

Pepi,
"smells like tar and smoke while it manages to be totally smooth and comforting" describes LM perfectly!

9:14 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only Tauer I've tried so far is Lonestar Memories, but I love it. My skin brings out the jasmine and it becomes a smokey, leatherly jasmine on me. For roses, I love Parfum Sacre and Sonoma Scent Studio's Vintage Rose.

KarenM

9:22 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina Geigert said...

KarenM
smokey, leatherly jasmine...it must smell wonderful on you

9:31 AM EDT  
Anonymous elve said...

I've always regarded rose as an 'enfante terrible' of perfumery. But something is changing since last year - I believe my adventure with roses only begins to burst with colours. Favourite rose? Paestum Rose from Eau d'Italie - this one opened the door of my perception. Favourite Tauer? Smoky and tarry Lonestar Memories, I guess.
This new rose of him sounds sooo intiguing! I'd love to sniff it.

9:39 AM EDT  
Blogger waftbyCarol said...

Roses...I wore Paris for years ntil formula changed . I love them in all their incarnations . Sinfonia di Note Petales Rose is my fave at the moment , all jammy and flirty for summer .
I want to love all of Andy's work , but the Atlas Cedar always makes me run away screaming .
If he left it out of this , I will love it . So please , enter me in the draw !
Thank you , and thank Luckyscent and or lucky stars...

9:41 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina Geigert said...

Elve,
Great choices both!

9:44 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina Geigert said...

waftbyCarol
There is cedar here, but maybe not as much as in others. I get less "tauerade" here :-)

9:45 AM EDT  
Blogger EileenS said...

Very nice review -- you've got me salivating even more than I have been! This is one release I've been looking forward to a long time. I've like most of the Tauer oeuvre but Incense Rose has been a favorite along with L'Air du desert Moracain.

Of rose perfumes, I favor the darker ones with a hint of something naughty going on. TDC Rose Poivree is a goodie, as is Strange Invisible Perfumes Black Rosette (but the cost!) I've just had a chance to try Montale's Black Aoud and can see I might need this one, too.

Please enter me in the draw!

9:51 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina Geigert said...

Eileen,
the darker ones with a hint of something naughty going on are my favorite kind too :-)

9:55 AM EDT  
Blogger saralevy said...

I loved reading your review. I am also drawn to dark rose fragrances with an otherworldly feel to them. I like fragrances that tell a story and evolve during their time on my skin. My favorite Tauer is L'Air du Desert Marocain. My favorite rose fragrances are: SL Rose de Nuit, Gucci's L'Arte di Gucci, and Pascal Morabito's Or Noir. I would love to be entered into the drawing. Thanks!

10:05 AM EDT  
Blogger Maria said...

I used to think I don't like roses in perfumes, I grew up with so much cheap bulgarian rose perfume around me. I prefer real roses on the table or in my garden. But recently I discovered that in fact I go for certain roses in perfumes and I would certainly like to know more about different roses used. Parfum Sacre Caron is one that I'm crazy about and in the end I think all perfumes I love have a lot of roses, it's just to understand how is combined when I like it so much. Just yesterday though I tried the Sa Majeste la Rose of Serge Lutends and even if it's wonderful it's not for me. May be too much roses are tooooo openly womanish for me...
Anyway, please include me in the draw. I would love to try this one.
(By mistake I have posted my comment first at a previous post. Sorry. In a rush but addicted to your blog :-)

10:08 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina Geigert said...

Sara,
I need story-telling and evolution form my perfumes too, absolutely!

10:09 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina Geigert said...

Maria
Too openly womanish, yep :-) That's what I feel to.

10:09 AM EDT  
Anonymous sucrose said...

Thanks for the draw! My favorite Tauer at the moment is Lonestar Memories. It took me a while to get over the strong tar notes, but I love the complex powdery drydown. I love rose in perfumes; to pick a favorite I might say Montale Black Aoud. Gothic, romantic perfection to me.

10:10 AM EDT  
Blogger XendawggiE said...

As far as rose fragrances go, my favorite is probably always going to be Ta'if (Ormonde Jayne), but I can't imagine that this won't be pretty damn marvelous

10:23 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina Geigert said...

Sucrose
Gothic and romantic- my favorite kind!

10:24 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina Geigert said...

XendawggiE
it is that, certainly a must try.

10:25 AM EDT  
Blogger spiroushkinamama said...

It sounds like exactly my kind of chypre rose...
Thank you for the chance to win!

10:30 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina Geigert said...

spiroushkinamama
Love your nickname :-) Thank you for commenting.

10:31 AM EDT  
Anonymous KathyT said...

What a wonderful opportunity - thank you! My favorite Tauer fragrance is Reverie au Jardin because I love the brash lavender opening that softens into a quiet fragrance. I don't have a lot of rose fragrances, but I have an old bottle of YSL Paris that I still wear.

10:40 AM EDT  
Blogger Jenny said...

I am very excited to try Une Rose Chypre. My favorite Tauer is L'Air du Desert Marocain, closely followed by Reverie au Jardin. Ecume de Rose is probably my favorite. Thanks for the contest!

10:43 AM EDT  
Blogger spiroushkinamama said...

I was so enthusiastic about entering this Prize Draw that I forgot actually to comment on my favourite rose scent. For the time being it is Rose en Noir (Miller Harris)and am very curious if the Tauer's Rose manages to dethrone it.
As for Tauer's perfumes, I own none ... yet, so I will skip that part for now.
P.S. thanks for the comment on my nickname.

10:52 AM EDT  
Anonymous Nina said...

I've just started taking my first steps on this amazing perfume-smelling journey. So far, my favorite rose perfumes are Bois de Paradis and Safran Troublant. But I have a lot more to try. I haven't yet tried Tauer perfumes, but they're definitely on my list.

10:53 AM EDT  
Blogger AnnYM said...

Hi Marina,
First time comment - but you have finally "drawn" me out of anonymity with this offer, so please enter me. Andy was sweet to include a sample in my last order and it is incredible!
I am a lover of all-things roses, yet there are few "rose" scents I truly love. My long-time favorite rose is AG's Rose Absolute. Although it is not dark, it is ethereal and true. Other roses I love: Joy, SSS's Vintage Rose, DSH's Amer Beauty, Montale's Aud Queen Rose and Roses Petals, and Nahema. The list is growing...

10:55 AM EDT  
Anonymous gautami said...

I like many renditions of roses, but my favorites are, Montale's Audh Queen Rose, Nahema, Drole Rose, Divine's Inspiratrice.
I have not tried any Tauer yet.
Thanks for entering me in the drawing.

11:25 AM EDT  
Anonymous Bunny said...

I must say that Rose Chypre sounds lovely. I have yet to try any Tauers (so little funds, so many scents!) but I can tell you my favourite rose scent, which is Guerlain Nahema. Big monster roses! They could take on Godzilla... ok, maybe not ;)
Please enter me :)

11:36 AM EDT  
Anonymous kathleen said...

As a "chypre girl", this new fragrance is very exciting to me. I would love to be entered in the draw, please.

11:49 AM EDT  
Blogger Alyssa said...

Marina, you know I love the Dark Roses too. Far too many of them to pick a favorite. I also love rose as a heart note--the feel it gives to a composition that is not necessarily All About the Rose.

I adore Andy Tauer the man and am full of admiration for him as an artist, but so far the perfumes have stubbornly refused to love me. You needn't put me in the draw for a bottle. But if you happen to have an extra sample lying around... ;-)

11:55 AM EDT  
Blogger curtis.w said...

I'm not a big rose fan, at least not on me, and I also haven't had a chance to try any of the Tauer line, though I'm very much looking forward to, at some point, trying L'Air du Desert Marocain, Vetiver Dance, and Lonestar Memories. Rose Chypre sounds like something my girlfriend would love, so thanks for putting me in the draw!

11:59 AM EDT  
Blogger Mals86 said...

Another terrific Dark Rose: Juliette Has a Gun Citizen Queen. Which I lust after - it's quite Naughty on me!

12:10 PM EDT  
Blogger Janet said...

MAN, you make that smell so good! Please include me in the draw :-)

12:10 PM EDT  
Blogger Miami Mark said...

My favorite Tauer is Incense Rose and my favorite rose is probably a tie between Domenici Caraceni and Czech & Speake #88.

12:12 PM EDT  
Blogger Patrizia said...

My favourite rose is Lutens' Sa majesté la rose. Favourite Tauer L'air du desert marocain.

Please enter me in the draw.

Patty

12:14 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for this discussion I have been CRAVING Rose Perfumes lately and now know which ones to try. So far Parfum Sacre and Black Aoud are favourites.
I also love Andy's work. It's deep, rich, and long-lasting. Like many here L'Air du Desert Marocain is my fave.
Thanks for entering me into the drawing.
Cheryl

12:20 PM EDT  
Blogger Deanna said...

I don't really have a favorite rose fragrance and I've never tried Tauer perfume before but I'd love to :)

12:29 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It took me almost 25 years of loving and wearing perfume to finally love a rose dominated perfume and that was Nahema that I discovered in the 80's and that started me on a long lasting love of rose perfumes. There are many I love now, but probably my favourite in SL Rose de Nuit, a chypre rose like Andy's new rose which I am longing to try. Anothr favourite is Ayala Moriel's Cabaret, a gourmand rose. I like several of ANdy Tauer's perfumes but my favourite is Le Maroc pour Elle which is both incensey and creamy at the same time. Very unique!

12:33 PM EDT  
Blogger LuLu said...

Put me in the drawing. I love roses.

12:42 PM EDT  
Anonymous dleep said...

Love Le Maroc by Andy Tauer. Very fond of Black Aoud. Your review is wonderful.

12:43 PM EDT  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Right now I am stuck on Chloe. Which iss weird because I never would have thought I would like that type of fragrance. My favorite Tauer is Vetiver Dance.

12:45 PM EDT  
Blogger tmp00 said...

I am going to be tacky and trhow my name in the hat- I've tried this and it's a must have.

12:53 PM EDT  
Blogger Ksenia Coffman said...

Yes, please enter me into a draw!

My favorite Tauer so far is Incense Rose (although I don't get much rose in it). My favorite Rose is Lyric Woman by Amouage, or -- at a more attainable price point -- Twill Rose by Perfume de Rosine.

1:33 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please include me in the drawing....I'm dying to try the new Tauer Une Rose Chypre.

Rose scents always make me feel nostalgic - my mother wore them incessantly when I was a child. Although I love Malle's Une Rose and Montale's Black Aoud for myself, I always keep a bottle of the Perfumer's Workshop Tea Rose around to remind me of my childhood.

My favorite Tauer fragrance would be Rêverie au jardin - it is beautiful from the start to the finish, feels classic and modern at the same time, works for all occasions, and lasts and lasts on my skin.

Marko

1:44 PM EDT  
Blogger Amanda said...

I have never tried any Tauer scents, but this sounds fantastic. Please enter me in the drawing!

1:45 PM EDT  
Blogger Hollyb said...

My favorite Tauer perfume is Lonestar Memories, it so vividly reminds me of the plains of eastern Montana. My favorite rose is the rose in LeLabo's Musc LA exclusive. Please enter me in the drawing!

1:47 PM EDT  
Anonymous dissed said...

Sounds too good to be perfume. WANT.

I haven't found a favorite rose, but I try and try again.

Favorite Tauer: Desert Marocain and Lonestar Memories. Both.

2:09 PM EDT  
Anonymous arsonistphotography said...

Sounds amazing! Favorite rose - Le Labo; favorite Tauer - L'Air du Desert Marocain - so beautiful!

2:36 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my... what an awesome prize draw. Yes, please enter me.
Thank you!
Женя

2:42 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had the good fortune to recieve a sample of Une Rose Chypre and I loved it, drained it in a couple days, it was that good! Please put me in the draw. One of my favorite roses is Montale's Oud Queen Roses, which is a very dark rose, and I also love Dark Rose by Czeck and Speake. I guess dark roses are my thing! Thanks Marina.

2:45 PM EDT  
Anonymous Hanna said...

"Dark", "brooding", "wild", "strange"- sounds kinda like me ;-) "Classical" and "mannered"? Maybe not, but I do admire those traits in a head-covered friend who I adore.
Please enter me in the draw (though I'm not especially hopeful). Nevertheless, I'll consider my entry a sign of my indominatable spirit and ever-hopeful enthusiasm for beautiful scents!

2:47 PM EDT  
Anonymous edwardian said...

I love perfumes about roses, I love chypres too and I want to smell Une Rose Chypre. My favourite roses perfumes are Paestum Rose, Nahema, Black Aoud, C&S n. 88 and Dark Rose.
I really admire Andy Tauer's work, and of all his creations I personally like L'Air du Desert Marocain best.

3:17 PM EDT  
Anonymous JAntoinette said...

I'm with you Marina, I need a darker rose, something like Black Aoud. My favorite Tauer (or the one I'm favoring at the moment)is Le Maroc pour elle: dark, exotic and delicious.

3:17 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Andy Tauer is a fragrance master. My favorite is Incense Rose, and is also tops on my rose list. Other roses I reach for are Eau d'Italie Paestum Rose, Rose Ikebana, CdG Rose, and Balenciaga Rumba. I'd love some more Tauer so may I please be entered in the draw?

NicoC

3:23 PM EDT  
Anonymous rachaelg said...

my favorite tauer is lonestar memories. my favorite rose is... lipstick rose, I guess.

3:47 PM EDT  
Anonymous rachaelg said...

oops, please include me in the draw as well, and thank you!

3:48 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for this fantastic chance, Marinochka. I'vebeen wanting to try this one for ages, ever since reading about it on Andy's blog.
Two of my favorite roses - Or et Noir and Paestrum Rose. Favorite Tauer is Le Maroc pour Elle, which is also very rosey.
Thanks again!
Nika

3:55 PM EDT  
Anonymous Chalkidiki said...

My first and still favorite Tauer is Air du Desert Marocain, but I'm draining my sample of Maroc pour Elle so fast I may need to rethink that. My two favorite roses, Drole de Rose and FM Une Rose, I like to think of my little shoulder angel and devil, although this review reminds me to dig out my sample of Incense Rose again.

3:57 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Andy Tauer is my absolute favorite niche perfumer. I love everything he does - Lonestar Memories, L'Air du Desert Marocain, Incense Extreme, and Reverie au jardin are in constant rotation.
His Incense Rose is my current favorite rose scent, though I love Tocade in the more classic genre. Thank you so much for this lovely draw!

Margot

3:59 PM EDT  
Anonymous Margot said...

Oh,I forgot, of course Drole de Rose. Such a range of wonderful rose interpretations. I am so eager to try Une Rose Chypre - it may take first place among all!

Margot

4:10 PM EDT  
Anonymous Nikki Cee said...

My favorite rose fragrance is Joy by Jean Patou-- so lovely! Believe it or not, I've never experienced Tauer perfumes, but Un Rose Chypre has been near the top of my must-smell list for quite some time. Please enter me into your drawing.

4:15 PM EDT  
Blogger Pauline said...

I would love to try Une Rose Chypre because so far I've loved everything Andy Tauer has made. My favorite is L'Air du Desert Marocain. To me, it is perfection. It also really suits the dry Los Angeles air (where I live).
My favorite rose scent is Amouage Homage Attar. I have a sample and as it nears its end I've been searching for a more economical replacement. It's so beautiful though I'm afraid nothing can compare.

4:22 PM EDT  
Blogger violetnoir said...

Marina, I hope I am not too late for the drawing. Thank you, and thanks to my friends at luckyscent, for the chance to win one of these bottles.

I don't have a favorite AT fragrance, but I have had the pleasure of meeting him twice at Scent Bar. He is delightful!

My favorite rose fragrance is Rosine's Rose Praline and JHAG's Lady Vengeance. I like a gourmandy-type rose, and Andy's newest fragrances fits right in!

Hugs!

5:02 PM EDT  
Blogger Natalie said...

I tried this from a sample, and it is indeed gorgeous -- so much so that I would love an actual bottle of it, so please enter me in the drawing!

My favorite rose is actually Tauer's Incense Rose, although my all-time favorite Tauer is L'Air. So many fragrances smell awful on my skin, yet somehow all of his -- even the ones that don't enthrall me -- smell terrific on me. Plus he's so freakin' NICE!

5:31 PM EDT  
Anonymous Fernando said...

Well, my favorite rose perfume is one I have only tried as a sample: Amouage's Homage Attar. It is simply fantastic, even if one has to save up for a year in order to be able to afford the 12ml bottle.

As for Andy Tauer's perfumes, it's a hard choice. Incense Extreme is something special, but I guess I'm be unimaginative and say that when all is said and done "L'Air du Desert Marocain" has just a little bit extra: a warmth that lasts and means that even hours later one is still happily smelling oneself!

5:35 PM EDT  
Blogger Jenn said...

I would love to try this new Tauer! My favorite is L'air du desert marocain, but I love Incense Rose as well! My favorite rose is Teo Cabanel's Oha, I love its richness and sexiness, not a prudish, delicate rose scent!

6:02 PM EDT  
Anonymous Valkyrie said...

I'd love to be entered in the draw. My favorite Tauer is hands down L'Air du Desert Marocain. With my over imaginative mind, I'm one that can easily go into poetic description for perfumes and that baby puts me in a Sultan's harem.

Ava Luxe Incense Rose is my favorite recession friendly dark rose. Serge Lutens Rose de Nuit is a favorite non- recession friendly dark rose.

6:16 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please enter me in the draw. Thank you so very much!

I have yet to try anything by Tauer. The rose perfume I really have come to love is Arpège.
--Elena

7:26 PM EDT  
Blogger Tammy said...

I love roses in any form, but I will bravely confess that I truly prefer them in all their pink, powdery, overly/obviously womanly glory....AG's Rose Absolue, Joy, and Fleur de Thé Rose Bulgare being my favorites (Oddly enough, the Creed must be dabbed on straight, not spritzed. I have no idea why. Spritzed makes a totally different scent on me)

I followed someone down the street one afternoon over L'Air du Desert Marocain. If you knew how shy I am, you would understand how enthralled I was by this fragrance; enough to make me overcome my fears and approach a complete stranger over it....perfection indeed. I am saving my pennies for a FB!!!

7:35 PM EDT  
Anonymous Mellisu said...

My current favorite roses are Ormonde Jayne's Ta'if and Andy's Incense Rose, which is also my favorite Tauer. I think I will really love Rose Chypre, so please add me to the draw.

8:34 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My favorite rose is probably Domenico Caraceni 1913. I also like Ungaro I a lot. Both are well-balanced fragrances with a lot more than rose going on, but I get rose in the heart of both.

My favorite Tauer is L'Air du Desert Marocain.

Please enter me in drawing.

Thanks,
Matt S.

9:10 PM EDT  
Blogger Lara said...

I have a sample of the leather one- it's okay but not a favorite. I like rose but find it rather boring, if that makes any sense.

9:48 PM EDT  
Anonymous HemlockSillage said...

See how we come out of the woodwork for a chance at one of Mr. Tauer's lovely fragrances. . .
My favorite is his L'Air du Desert Marocain. I love its dry haunting beauty.

As for rose scents, I have to agree with the fans of Ormonde Jayne's Ta'if. . .and Montale's Black Aoud. I had a sample of Une Rose Chypre, and it had that swirling dark, thick, curtained bedroom quality that I love. I aspire to being the woman who'd wear it often!

Thanks for the chance at the drawing.

9:58 PM EDT  
Blogger elizabeth said...

My favorite rose fragrance at this specific moment on this particular day is Paestum Rose - lovely bright, citrusy rose. Tomorrow, though I might say it's Czech and Speake Dark Rose...and the next day, well, who knows. There are so many gorgeous roses!

My favorite Tauer is L'air du désert marocain, no contest. It's a gorgeous, rich scent that has no compare.

Oh, and please enter me in this wonderful drawing!

10:12 PM EDT  
Blogger Juliet said...

Thank you for offering this draw! I am fairly new to fragrances and have not tried all of Andy's scents, but so far my favorite Tauer is L'Air du Desert Marocain, and my favorite rose is Ormonde Jayne Ta'if, with Caron Parfum Sacre a close second. Now I need to go back and read everyone else's favorites! I'm very much looking forward to trying Une Rose Chypre, no matter how it comes to me.

10:29 PM EDT  
Anonymous Stephan said...

My favorite roses are Le Maroc pour elle and Paestum Rose, for rekindling mysterious memories. My undisputed Tauer star is still the sensuous L'Air du Desert Marocain. Thanks.

11:01 PM EDT  
Anonymous maitreyi1978@yahoo.com said...

My favorite rose is Tocade by Rochas. My favorite Tauer is Marocain, but just by the description because I haven't smelled it. Sorry :(

11:11 PM EDT  
Anonymous Zagara said...

Favorites include L'Arte di Gucci and Rose de Nuit. I am thrilled to be included in the drawing!
Katherine

11:32 PM EDT  
Blogger Bryan said...

My favorite Tauer is Le Maroc Pour Elle! I also love incense rose. I think my all time favorite Rose scent is Rose de Nuit, partly because I love dark roses as you do, scent twin, and partly because it was what turned me on to Serge Lutens...I was traveling through Europe after Law school and discovered it on my journey to find Iris Silver MIst.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
: )

11:37 PM EDT  
Blogger ladax said...

Please, enter me in the draw.
My favorite rose perfumes are Guerlain "Rose Barbare" and JHaG "Lady Vengeance".
I have yet to try anything by Tauer.
Thank you very much!

1:02 AM EDT  
Blogger JTri's said...

My favorite rose is Serge Lutens Sa Majeste la Rose. i never find it overly strong or cloying...somehow it is just right.

1:04 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd love to be entered in the drawing! Thank you :) My favorite two rose fragrances are Black Aoud and the ever versatile, ever sensual, ever perfect Rose 31. Of the two Tauer fragrances I've tried, L'Air is my favorite though I own a full bottle of Incense Extreme, which I also love.

-Anthony

1:40 AM EDT  
Blogger Tama said...

Coincidentally my favorite rose and my favorite Tauer may be the same thing, Une Rose Chypree. But, how can my favorite Tauer not be l'Air du Desert Marocain or the fabulous and scarcely mentioned Reverie au Jardin? Hard to choose.

2:22 AM EDT  
Blogger Christof said...

Nice to see in the comments, that there are other men, who like roses. I bought several samples of Lyric Men on Ebay and I am very impressed. Outstanding combination of freshness without beeing aquatic and a love of details in the evolution of the drydown. Simply wonderfull. I am curious how Andy Tauer will handle the rose. So far I am impressed by his releases.

5:04 AM EDT  
Blogger Linda said...

Hi,

My favorite rose scent is Paris, but the limited edition spring bottles (I have all but the latest two editions)
My aunt wears Paris since it came out and I have always loved that perfume on her. I admire her very much for the outgoing, fearless, fun and beautifull person that she is, and Paris is a symbol of her caracter for me.
Unfortunatly I haven't been able to try any of Andy Tauers scents yet and I'm going to buy some samples next month. I read so many possitive things about his scents. I would love to be in the drawing.
Keep up the great blogging!
Linda

5:45 AM EDT  
Blogger Jarvis said...

Hello -- I hope I'm not too late to be included in the draw. My favourite roses at the moment are Guerlain's Rose Barbare, with its gorgeous honeyed rose liqueur, and Frédéric Malle's Une Rose, which is even more barbare.

My favourite Tauer fragrance, like so many others, is L'Air du Désert Marocaine.

7:24 AM EDT  
Blogger Gator Grad said...

My favorite rose is Rose Ikebana (love the tartness!). And somehow, I've never smelled an Andy Tauer yet. I'm still a newb. So please enter me in the drawing!!

8:16 AM EDT  
Blogger ScentScelf said...

Favorite rose? Hmmm...there's Twill Rose (from the Rosines, of which I also like Poussiere)...there's Magie Noir...there's Une Rose...SIP Black Rosette...

For my Tauer favorite, I'm going to go with the one that grabbed me early in my perfume journey, and has never let go...Reverie au Jardin.

What an exciting draw! Please include my name in the hat.

8:23 AM EDT  
Blogger poodlegirl said...

What a fantastic prize drawing, thanks for having it!

For my favorite Tauer, it's a tie between L'Air du Desert Marocain and Reverie au Jardin. One thing I like about them is that they are wonderful on both my husband and on me!

I adore rose fragrances, and my tops are OJ Ta'if, Amouage Lyric, Montale Aoud Queen Roses, and Parfum d'Empire Eau Suave.

8:54 AM EDT  
Blogger occhineri said...

Oh, please enter me in the draw if it's not too late. Right now my favorite rose is Nahema. Applied lightly, it's a lovely honeyed rose. I've only tried to two Tauers: the lavender one, which I hated, and Vetiver Dance, which I love (though I know it has a lot of detractors).

9:46 AM EDT  
Blogger Cynthia said...

Hi

Have loved everything of Andy's that I've tried, but L'air du Desert Morocain is unbeatable. Roses? I am rather smitten with Rose Praline by Les Rosines. it's what I wished Rose Angel would have been.

9:51 AM EDT  
Blogger Joy Rothke said...

I feel lucky,and I love roses.

10:52 AM EDT  
Blogger dremybluz said...

ANDY'S NEWEST SOUNDS FANTASTIC. ROSE INCENSE IS GREAT. ROSINE'S ROSE FLAMINCA-THE MAJESTIC YELLOW ROSE IS MY ALL TIME FAVORITE. PLEASE ENTER ME IN THE DRAW

11:13 AM EDT  
Blogger Stephen said...

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11:21 AM EDT  
Blogger Stephen said...

Love to enter draw. Favorite rose scents? Touaregh by Il Profumo and Rose Musk by Ajmal. I preferred Maroc pour Elle by Andy Tauer rather than L'Air du Desert Marocain which eveybody seems to rave about. Le Maroc danced between Jasmine and rose and I love it.

11:25 AM EDT  
Blogger Eleven European Mystics said...

Like bread in a restaurant, like eyebrow shaping in a beauty spa, like kissing in the language of love - a rose fragrance is a test in the field where elemental and sublime coincide, or as Depeche Mode used to sing "I just can't get enough"
or
depending on weather, mood and looks: Lyric and Attar by Amouage, Paestum by L'Eau d'Italie, Fleur de The Rose Bulgare by Creed, Rose Absolue by Annick Goutal, Taif by Ormonde Jayne, Or et Noir by Caron, Lipstick Rose by Malle, Drole de Rose by L'Artisan.

Lonestar and Le Maroc are my favourites by Tauer.

11:35 AM EDT  
Blogger FRANK THE DACHSHUND said...

My favorite Tauer fragrance is, of course, Incense Rose! It is a combination of High Mass at Midnight and Madonna wearing dark roses for a crown. I adore it. My favorite roses, just to list a few:
La Majeste Un Rose by Lancome
Fleur de the Rose Bulgare by Creed
Dark Rose by Czech & Speake
L'Art d Gucci Rose

I have many, many roses but I would absolutely lust after the new one by Andy Tauer!

5:00 PM EDT  
Blogger leonel said...

Love Tauer's Veitver Dance, my fave rose scent is Sa Majesta.

5:01 PM EDT  
Anonymous Keren said...

Ohh, that sounds lovely. My favorite rose perfume is Nahema. Jo Malone Red Roses is a great mixing scent though...

5:55 PM EDT  
OpenID icequeenaranxta said...

Oooh, what is my favorite rose perfume? *stumped* It depends on my mood! Right now I'm wearing that old soliflore standby, Perfumer's Workshop's Tea Rose, as I'm not wanting to wear anything too demanding today. I guess I just can't commit to any one rose scent, I'm too fickle :) If it's not too greedy of me to ask, I would love to be entered in the drawing.

6:09 PM EDT  
Anonymous ChantillyLace said...

Holding my breath and have fingers crossed. I've been sampling rose scents for some time now. Parfum Sacre is a new HG. Searching for more! Please enter me in the draw. Thanks!

8:05 PM EDT  
Anonymous K from NJ said...

My favorite rose is actually a little bottle of Rose Attar that my mom brought me from India--it's beautiful but a little goes a very long way!!
I haven't tried a Tauer yet--thank you for entering me in the draw!

8:54 PM EDT  
Blogger lilybp said...

OOOOOOO--this sounds great! My favorite Tuaer is L'Air. My favorite rose--oh that's hard--I will go with Montale Roses Petals.

10:19 PM EDT  
Blogger lilybp said...

But I will also speak up for Rose Poivree, Rose 31, and the not yet mentioned (I don't think) but lovely Rose de Nuit.

10:25 PM EDT  
Anonymous Kate B. said...

I'd love to be entered in the draw, if I'm not too late! I'm dying to try this one. My favorite Tauer is L'Air du Desert Marocain. As for roses, Nahema tops the list at the moment, but there are many other rose scents I haven't sampled yet. I got the perfume bug fairly recently...

Thanks for having this generous draw!

12:32 AM EDT  
Anonymous Lisa D said...

My favorite Tauer is Le Maroc pour elle, though L'Air du Desert Marocain comes in a very close second. Le Maroc is so exotic - evocative of warm climes and intense colors.

My absolute favorite rose scent is Lutens' Sa Majeste la Rose. It's what I imagine lying in a bed of rose petals smells like - not just a bed sprinkled with rose petals, but one comprised of masses and masses of them.

12:42 AM EDT  
Blogger Eleven European Mystics said...

I think I forgot to write that I wish to be counted for the draw.

3:36 AM EDT  
Blogger Jennifer said...

My favorite rose perfume is Amouage Dia - it's the Gold with rose added. Thanks for entering me in the drawing! How exciting!

1:21 PM EDT  
Anonymous Hanna said...

I forgot to mention that I don't have a favorite Tauer perfume, as until I smelled Rose Chypre I wasn't thrilled with any of them.
My favorite rose perfume is King Fahed, which you previously reviewed. The blend of oud, rose and musk is intoxicating and it lasts forever! Plus, I can never wear it without remembering the photo you posted that accompanied the review. I'd gladly forfeit the perfume if I could take home the guy ;-)

1:26 PM EDT  
Blogger Tiara said...

This sounds wonderful and thanks for having the drawing. Love both Lyric and Incense Rose. Lonestar Memories is amazing. Wasn't too sure at first, but one day it hit me. Wow! Still want to try L'Air du Desert Marocain. With a birthday coming up in the next few months, I need to add that to my wish list.

1:59 PM EDT  
Blogger Fra Ambrosius said...

Please include me in the drawing. I have never tried Tauer before; but this scent has me really curious. As for my favorite rose--I really like sniffing and using the straight absolute. Rosa Alba, Rose Maroc . . .

6:03 PM EDT  
Blogger Scott said...

I would love to be entered in the drawing. My two favorite rose fragrances: the ill-fated Nombre Noir (pruney-rose-osmanthus) and Killian's Liaisons Dangereuses (dark jammy rose). I also admire the delicate Rose Ikebana from J.C. Ellena's Hermessence collection-- fleeting, ephemeral but beautiful.

7:22 PM EDT  
Anonymous PhinClio said...

My favorite Tauer is L'Air du Desert Marocain. My favorite rose is C&S No. 88. I can't wait to try Une Rose Chypree. Please enter me in the draw!

7:53 PM EDT  
Anonymous trish said...

I have not had the opportunity to sniff Andy's fragrances, but my favorite rose scent right now is Roxana Villa's Rosa. A gorgeous woody rose that starts off a little dark Marina, you should give it a try. I just wrote about it today.

12:50 AM EDT  
Blogger double.bound said...

What an amazing opportunity! Please enter me in the drawing.

My favorite Tauer is L'Air du Desert Marocain, hands down. I think it is so artful and beautiful. It is truly representative of what I think of as olfactory art.

I love all sorts of roses. My favorite at the moment is Juliette Has a Gun Lady Vengeance, because it isn't your typical sweet and girly rose. It's more spunky and dirty, which I enjoy. I am currently in love with Voleur de Roses, Agent Provocateur, and DSH Beach Roses.

2:38 AM EDT  

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