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Thursday, July 22, 2010

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.

Luckyscent is giving away bottles of this delight to two of our readers. To be included in the draw, please leave a comment. At this time we are only able to offer this giveaway to readers with US addresses. The draw will be open until Midnight on Sunday July 25th, Pacific Time. The draw is closed. Andy has also partnered with Luckyscent to do an ebook for charity called "A Moment With Lily of the Valley" in which all of us are invited to participate.

Carillon pour un Ange is $75 for 15ML at Luckyscent

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93 Comments:

Blogger Kyra said...

Throw my name in the hat. Very fond of Andy Tauer's work. Been enjoying a lot of L'ADM lately.

12:04 AM EDT  
Anonymous zeram1 said...

Oh I'd love to be entered into the draw. Andy is always so generous!

12:10 AM EDT  
Anonymous Lavanya said...

I love Andy's perfumes too!
"This might possibly be his best yet"

Realllyy?? Oh my God!- then I must smell this!

please enter me in the draw!

12:19 AM EDT  
Blogger Furriner said...

I'm also an Andy fan. I would love to be entered into the draw! Thanks!

12:21 AM EDT  
Blogger Trevor B said...

I'm an Andy Tauer fan, and love Vetiver Dance. This fragrance sounds gorgeous!

12:29 AM EDT  
Anonymous Olivia said...

I absolutely must try this... I know I will love it!! Carillon sounds simply amazing :-) Please enter me? Thank you for hosting this draw! :-)

12:59 AM EDT  
Blogger trhoades said...

I would love to smell (and own!) Andy's latest creation so please enter me in the draw. LuckyScent is really pushing this one!

1:12 AM EDT  
Anonymous Tamara*J said...

Oh dear! Here we again! :)

Please enter me in the draw , I would love to win this very much.
I adore URC and am anxiously waiting for URV.
This would hold me over till Oct.
Thank you for the chance<3

Truly, Tamara Jackson

zebra_cupcakes@yahoo.com

1:21 AM EDT  
Anonymous ElizabethN said...

Trying my luck here, too, in the hope that I can try this. Thanks!

1:35 AM EDT  
Anonymous Jemi said...

I am really looking forward to sniffing this one -- I love Andy's perfumes!

Please enter me in the draw. Thank you!

1:38 AM EDT  
Blogger Brian said...

Please enter me in the draw as well. :)
I only have L'AdDM in my collection right now and it's getting lonely...

1:46 AM EDT  
Blogger Joe said...

What a nice review of what promises to be another interesting Tauer scent; the idea of leather and ambergris with LOTV is so intriguing. Please enter me in the draw and thanks to you all at PST, to Andy, and LuckyScent.

2:09 AM EDT  
Anonymous Amy K said...

Please include me in the draw! A big thank you to Andy, PST and LS:)

2:27 AM EDT  
Blogger Abigail said...

I'm confused. Your review seems like you don't like it but then say it's his best work yet?! Please clarify for little ole me who might be daft :)

I already have a bottle of Carillon so there's no need to enter me into the draw.

I'm still trying to decide if I like it...well, I like it...not sure how much.

3:05 AM EDT  
Blogger Karin said...

The fragrance sounds so interesting! Thanks for offering the draw, Marina and Andy!

6:24 AM EDT  
Anonymous Julie Ellen said...

Please pick me! I am a big Tauer fan and can't wait to try this one. thanks for the opportunity!

7:45 AM EDT  
Anonymous kathleen said...

I would love to try Andy's new one. Please enter me into the draw

7:59 AM EDT  
Blogger Tara said...

Please enter me in the drawing...Andy is wonderful and very generous!

8:35 AM EDT  
Blogger StyleSpy said...

Oh, please enter me. I've grown so fond of Andy from reading his blog -- I feel like he's a friend.

8:38 AM EDT  
Blogger lilybp said...

Sounds lovely! Lily (otv) and leather: how can I go wrong? Will try for a bottle, anyway. Missing you. . . .

8:59 AM EDT  
Anonymous RusticDove said...

Just reading about this new release recently got the 'lemmings' all riled up. Many thanks to you and Andy for this exciting opportunity!

9:13 AM EDT  
Blogger Ruanne said...

Ooh! I would like to be included in the drawing please!

9:23 AM EDT  
Anonymous Fernando said...

Please enter me! I really don't have much experience with lily of the valley, but maybe after smelling this I will...

9:27 AM EDT  
Blogger nick.malakhow said...

Trying my luck here! My sample of this was beautiful.

9:30 AM EDT  
Blogger rosarita said...

Yes, please, I'd love to be entered in this draw! Love both AT and LOV :)

9:35 AM EDT  
Blogger cnmngrrrl said...

lily of the valley, what's not to love? thanks for the chance!

9:35 AM EDT  
Blogger Aimée L'Ondée said...

I'd love to be entered in the draw, thanks Marina!

9:37 AM EDT  
Anonymous RM said...

Would love to be entered in the draw. Thanks for hosting this competition!

9:51 AM EDT  
Blogger Bloody Frida said...

please enter me, too. thank you

10:15 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please enter me in the draw!! Thanks, mary

10:17 AM EDT  
Anonymous Denise said...

Another Andy fan here...I would love to be in the draw!

10:36 AM EDT  
Anonymous d3m0lici0n said...

I'd love to win this one. Please enter my name in the draw.
Thanks.

10:43 AM EDT  
Blogger Kelly S. said...

Please count me in the draw, too. I've been following this perfume's creation and am anxious to try it!

10:56 AM EDT  
Blogger tsetse said...

Thanks to PST, Andy and Luckyscent for the giveaway! Please enter me in the draw. Maybe this time I'll get lucky :)

11:36 AM EDT  
Blogger Leon said...

I also want to be in that hat! Thanks!

11:36 AM EDT  
Anonymous sybil said...

Andy is amazing, so please put my name in for the drawing!

11:38 AM EDT  
Blogger Dixie said...

Please include my name in the draw! thanks to PST and Andy for holding another draw!

11:43 AM EDT  
Anonymous dleep said...

Oh, I love Andy Tauer. Please include me in the drawing.

Thanks!

11:53 AM EDT  
OpenID dshnotebook said...

Andy graciously sent me a sample of Gabriel while it was in development but I have yet to smell his final formula. I would be honored to win Andy's newest creation! Thank you Tom for this opportunity! it's wonderful to see this outpouring for Andy as well.

12:01 PM EDT  
Blogger deeHowe said...

Can I try my luck in two places?

Please enter me in the draw!

12:01 PM EDT  
Blogger Elisa Gabbert said...

Another AT fan here, who has trouble spending so much on bottles! Please enter me in the draw.

12:03 PM EDT  
Blogger Dionne said...

Dagnabit, US only?

Sigh, we obviously need more Canadian perfume bloggers. Still, it's nice to lay claim to Ayala Moriel and the Perfume Shoppe.... and thank goodness Andy offers free shipping worldwide on his samples. He's so generous!

12:14 PM EDT  
Blogger JMBalaya said...

I love Tauer's Lonestar Memories. Whatever else anyone says, the stuff smells EXACTLY like wisteria in bloom in May, northeast Georgia.

12:15 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just love Andy's fragrances. And am a huge LOTV lover. Please enter me in the draw! Thanks!! NatalieA

12:42 PM EDT  
Blogger M said...

This sounds like a wonderful scent, I'd love to try it! Please enter me into the contest!

1:35 PM EDT  
Anonymous PhinClio said...

I'm a huge fan of L'ADDM, the less universally loved LM, and many of Andy's other creations. I can't wait to try this one. Please enter me in the draw!

2:03 PM EDT  
Blogger lovethescents said...

I adore lily of the valley as well, and own vintage Diorissimo edt and parfum, as well as Lily by CdG. I've been aching to try this Tauer! I can't wait to smell how he's developed this. I do hope I win so please enter me in the draw :-)

2:17 PM EDT  
Anonymous lilacskin said...

oh,hells yeah! please enter me in the draw...the eyes grow heavy and the mouth drools!

2:22 PM EDT  
Blogger Katherine said...

Please enter me in the draw... would love to win a full bottle of anything Tauer!

2:38 PM EDT  
Blogger loverdoll78264 said...

Please enter me too. Andy's perfumes are wonderful and a floral/leather is too hard to pass up.
georgette

2:40 PM EDT  
Blogger Kater said...

Oh please please please enter me in the draw! I've been in love with Andy Tauer since the first time I sniffed L'Air du Desert Marocain...!

--Kater

2:49 PM EDT  
Blogger Tama said...

Oh yes, please, I'd love to be in the draw! Looking forward to this...

2:55 PM EDT  
Anonymous Tiara said...

Would love to be included in the draw - thank you!

A fragrance titled "Hyacinth and a Mechanic" makes me smile. Interesting juxtaposition.

3:43 PM EDT  
Blogger Janet said...

I would love to be included in the giveaway :-) Thanks!

3:48 PM EDT  
Blogger Gojira said...

I have always loved the smell of Lily of the Valley flowers! One of my all time favorite flowers. Amazing how small a flower can have such a huge smell. Please add me to the drawing.

4:03 PM EDT  
Anonymous hotlanta linda said...

Please put my name in the hat!! Andy is sending us to heaven in his own way!! :-)

4:27 PM EDT  
Anonymous wristwaft said...

Thinking of digging up some of my Lily of the Valley plants, as they have taken over my side yard.Yet...can't quite make myself eliminate any of them. wish the flowers stuck around a little longer--LOVE the scent,fleeting though it may be.
Would love to get lucky in a drawing for something that sounds wonderful.

5:37 PM EDT  
Blogger presch1 said...

Tauer fragrances always walk a line between integration and tension that makes them exciting to wear (for me anyway). This one sounds like it will not fail to register on the "exciting to wear" meter. Please throw my name in too.

6:27 PM EDT  
Blogger Nina said...

I'm so curious about this! Please enter me. Thanks!

7:06 PM EDT  
Blogger Suzy Q said...

Yes, I would like to get in this draw. Thank you.

7:12 PM EDT  
Blogger melissa said...

Please enter me into your draw! Thanks!

7:26 PM EDT  
Anonymous Heather M B said...

Please enter me in the draw. I would love love love to win this. I live in the US. Thanks so much!

7:40 PM EDT  
Blogger sleeping dragon said...

My sample of this is all used up and I would love a bottle- please enter my name in the draw!

7:54 PM EDT  
Anonymous maitreyi1978 said...

I love lily of the valley and can't wait to try this.

8:34 PM EDT  
Anonymous L said...

Leather and lilly of the valley? Sign me up! And thanks for the opportunity!

8:47 PM EDT  
Blogger OperaFan said...

Please enter me in the draw! Anything from Andy is a MUST TRY.

9:33 PM EDT  
Anonymous Claudia0219 said...

Ohhhhhh pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeee enter me in the draw :) I smelled it and its divine. I would love to own this gorgeous creation.

9:51 PM EDT  
Blogger The Gastronomic Goddess said...

Please enter me! One can never go wrong with an Andy scent :)

9:54 PM EDT  
Blogger Justin said...

I would love to be entered into your drawing. Thank you!

10:03 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please enter me in the draw! I Would love this!It sounds gorgeous!

Melanie J

10:22 PM EDT  
Blogger Theresa said...

this sounds beautiful. Please enter me in the draw.

10:53 PM EDT  
Anonymous Koki2 said...

Thanks for your review. Lily of the Valley is just about my favorite top note. Please enter me in the draw too!

11:12 PM EDT  
Anonymous chris g said...

Please enter me - I love Andy's work!!

11:34 PM EDT  
Blogger Julie said...

I'd love to sniff this one, please enter me in the drawing.

12:53 AM EDT  
Blogger B.C. said...

Please enter me into the draw. I want to smell gorgeous!

1:41 AM EDT  
Anonymous Maha said...

Yes! Please enter me! Thanks so much for hosting the draw.

2:35 AM EDT  
Blogger JAntoinette said...

I am so looking forward to sniffing this one. Please enter me as well.

7:37 AM EDT  
Anonymous soniagarcia said...

I'd love to win this one, I love Andy so please enter my name in the draw.

9:30 AM EDT  
Anonymous RobertoC. said...

Please enter my name in the draw. I'd love to win this one.

10:08 AM EDT  
Blogger Josephine said...

Please enter my name in the drawing - this sounds delightful!

10:28 AM EDT  
Anonymous StephanieS said...

This fragrance sounds so interesting. Would love to be entered to win! Thank you.

1:30 PM EDT  
Blogger waftbyCarol said...

please include me in the draw , I'm really lemming this one !

2:39 PM EDT  
Blogger john hanes said...

please include me in the draw! props to vetiver extraordinaire!

3:29 PM EDT  
Anonymous you smell!!! said...

Please enter my name in the draw, thanks for this Andy, you are the best!!!

4:28 PM EDT  
Blogger Deborah said...

Please add me to the list. I very much admire Andy Tauer and am quite looking forward to this...

9:35 PM EDT  
Anonymous Mimi Gardenia said...

Andy Tauer is so talented. Please enter me in the draw Thanks ! :)

5:39 AM EDT  
Blogger ***Zeina*** said...

I still have yet to try any of Andy Tauer's fragrances. This sounds beautiful. Please enter me in the draw.

8:43 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sounds like he has created another fantastic fragrance. please enter me in the draw. dremybluz (dallas tx)

dremybluz@aol.com

10:22 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sounds like he has created another fantastic fragrance. please enter me in the draw. dremybluz (dallas tx)

dremybluz@aol.com

10:23 AM EDT  
Blogger RHS said...

I just discovered the wonderful world of Andy's parfums. Pls include me in the drawing. Thanks!! :)

1:34 PM EDT  
Anonymous Aparatchick said...

I'd love to try this; very generous of Andy and Luckyscent.

7:16 PM EDT  
Blogger Phyllis said...

would love to win this, thank you.

7:33 PM EDT  
Blogger dremybluz said...

andy's fragrances are always so special. please enter me in the draw

7:13 AM EST  

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