Orange You Glad? Andy Tauer Orange Star...and a giveaway...
Andy Tauer is one of my favorite perfumers; there are several of his that I have in heavy rotation, and one unproduced one that's the "one that got away". His new one features one of my favorite notes, orange.
Orange can be tricky, it can be giggle inducing, it can be silky and creamy and it can even be smoky and mysterious. In Tauer's hands the orange is recognizable if not literal: the citrus is mixed with the tart lemongrass and smooth orange flower and a touch of ambergris. the ambergris continues into the dry-down where a touch of tonka and vanilla round out the composition; it's different and new, but identifiably Andy Tauer. The sample I got was dabbed on and I can't wait to see what it's like sprayed. I think it will bloom wonderfully when sprayed...
Orange Star is also introducing Tauer's new packaging: blue glass pentastar shaped bottles with the logo in a script that reminds me of the font used by the old Indian Motocycle (not a typo) Company; it's not retro at all and it looks like nothing out there. I want to see it in person, but in print it's gorgeous.
The scent will make its debut at ScentBar, the brick-and-mortar store for the online retailer LuckyScent on Beverly Blvd in Los Angeles this Saturday April 17th from 1-4.
Also, LuckyScent has been kind enough to make a very generous offer: one of our readers will receive a bottle of the new scent. If you would like to included in the draw, please say so in the comments.
My small sample was provided by LuckyScent.