Wing and a Prayer: Carillon pour un Ange by Tauer Perfumes
It's no secret that we at PST are fans of Andy Tauer. In person he's charming; he's also an extremely talented artist with an array of beautiful scents.
Carillon pour un Ange is his ode to Lily of the Valley, one of my personal favorite smells and one that can go so very wrong in perfume. When it's right (Diorissimo, CdeG Leaves) it can be a transportive dream.
To paraphrase a Cadillac ad from a few years ago: time to start dreaming...
Carillon does plays with the angelic lily of the valley and it's clean hyacinth and orange innocence by introducing a shockingly sensual oily leather aspect to it that reminded me immediately of his (sadly) never produced Hyacinth and a Mechanic. I'm not the first person who's written that, as a matter of fact I believe he admitted as such to March at Perfume Posse. Unlike that hyacinth scent, this doesn't radiate. There's a yin and yang of the soft and sparkling flowers set against the dark and brooding leather and ambergris- it's not hard to believe that this was originally called "Gabriel" when in development.
It's great to see a perfumer "spread his wings" in this way. Andy Tauer seems with each new fragrance to manage to both pare down yet broaden his reach. This might possibly be his best yet.
Carillon pour un Ange is $75 for 15ML at Luckyscent