Carillon pour un ange: eBook and Giveaway

Hey, everyone.  I think I’ve caught up on responding to comments and questions therein, particularly on the attars.  Also here’s a tip my friends already know: if you don’t get a response to a question, just bug me again in the comments, they feed into my email inbox.  I have a terrible habit of putting off a response because I want to look some detail up for my answer, and then I don’t answer at all.  Yes, that’s bad, and please don’t take it personally.  Okay, on to the post. — March.

We’re doing something fun and different today!  Tauer Perfumes and LuckyScent are giving away two bottles of Andy Tauer’s new scent, Carillon pour un ange, right here on the PosseSo leave a comment below (ONE COMMENT per person, please, I’ll delete others.) and we’ll choose two lucky winners via and I’ll announce them Wednesday. LuckyScent will be shipping the bottles directly to the winners.  UPDATE:  WINNERS HAVE BEEN SELECTED AND DRAWING IS CLOSED.

In conjunction with this, and I’ll get to the fragrance review in a minute, Andy’s inviting you all and anyone else who wants to participate in an e-book charity project, link here with details. The topic is: “A MOMENT WITH LILY OF THE VALLEY.   Anything goes: You write a poem, draw us a picture, or write us a story.”  All you LOTV fans, here’s your chance to shine!

You can either email it to them or mail it to them (instructions below and at the bottom of the link).   They’ll publish a selection of the submissions in an e-book, with the proceeds donated to charities chosen by a vote on his blog.  Direct quote from Andy: “I see an environmental, a human development and a charity devoted to push forward peace as the selection for the vote.”  Also, today is coincidentally the fifth anniverary of Andy’s blog, if you want to drop by and say hi and check out the new site design he’s just unveiled.

Important note for eBook: “your submission, whether via email or by mail, must be original and must not contain any copyrighted material.  Please do not copy any content from other sources such as pictures from websites. You must grant us the rights to publish and confirm the originality of your work. You do so by sending these sentences together with your work:

I confirm that I have full copyright on my contribution. It is my original work and not copyright protected anywhere. I agree to pass on my copyrights on the contribution to Tauer and Luckyscent for later publication of my contribution in print, ebook, or both. Tauer and Luckyscent may publish my NAME and my WEBSITE together with my contribution in print, ebook or both and for communicating on my contribution. Tauer and Luckyscent may use my e-mail and personal information to contact me about my contribution and its publication.”

Include YOUR NAME for publication and YOUR WEBSITE for publication (if applicable.)  Send by e-mail to LOV@tauerperfumes dot com or by regular mail to : TAUER GmbH, Re: LOV, Limmattalstrasse 63, 8049 Zurich, Switzerland.

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Alrighty, then.  On to the perfume:  LuckyScent quotes Andy as describing Carillon pour un ange as “a green choir of flowers.”  Notes listed are rose, ylang, lilac, lily of the valley, jasmine, leather, ambergris, moss, woods.  Andy also says on Lucky: “smelling lily of the valley is always a joy for me. I love the idea that you cannot buy a natural concentrate of lily of the valley, that the flowers resist to any large scale concentration of their fragrant soul.”

I, on the other hand, as some of you already know, am not the Queen o’ Muguet.  I am the person to whom a friend offered some vintage Diorissimo recently – a generous decant.  For free.   And I tried it one more time and said … no, thanks.  Because it’s wasted on me.  It should go to someone who loves it, yes?  Someone who will appreciate it.   Part of my particular problem is that I’m scarred by the ubiquity (at least in the past, before laundry-musk took over the world) of lily-of-the-valley-scented household items, bath soaps and candles and linen sprays and what have you – a green-sour-soapy miasma I associate more with the dreaded Aisle of Glade in our Safeway than with the actual, dollhouse-scaled flower.  I think many of us can point to the same issue with rose and hyacinth.  If you’re traumatized by enough “spring bouquet” bathroom sprays scents, those notes will haunt you forever.

But Carillon doesn’t go anywhere near the Aisle of Glade.  The top notes on my skin, or a squirt of the scent in the air, yields his choir of flowers – a spring green and a hazy purple that I’d have guessed was galbanum, muguet, hyacinth and something bright and grassy but not rooty at all.  For those lucky few who tried it, I detect (and Andy confirmed) a faint echo of Hyacinth and the Mechanic, his experimental mod.  There’s something sweet and earnest and genuine about it.  I close my eyes and it’s as if I’m holding a bouquet of flowers, freshly picked, with bits of crushed grass in there, pressed against palm of my hand.

Then there’s the base.   Shall we talk about the base?  Andy told me the base is “rich in ambergris, then there is a bit of vetiverol (woody, vetiver like note without the dirty  earthiness), some oakmoss fitting with EU regulators, a hint of a sandalwood note to fix things, and a fine styrax line that again fixes things, adds a hint of leather, sets an accent…”   It’s not the civetty skank of Diorissimo, but it is mossy for sure, lightly woody and resiny, balancing an intense liquid-ambery sweetness that I’m assuming is the result of a honking dose of  ambergris.  It is also (sillage monster alert) intensely powerful.  I set my smallish, capped spray sample down on the kitchen counter at one point, came back later, and realized I could smell it from several feet away.  Don’t say I didn’t warn you.  I don’t find Tauer scents to be timid, tenuous things in general; even by those standards it’s strong stuff.  A light spritz is just right, and I wouldn’t want to overspray.

I turned Andy’s question on himself: do you have any thoughts or associations about lily of the valley that you’d like to share with us?

His answer: “When you say lily of the valley to me, I can see a green natural scent forming in my head. It is there, in me, imprinted in my scent memory after sniffing on thousands of little white bells. I simply cannot pass by a lily of the valley without bending and sniffing. The scent is so much more and larger than the tiny little flower would make you think. Contrary to jasmine or orange blossom, where little flowers surprise by their powerful fragrance that sends you into fecal territory, there is a purity going with it lily of the valley. It is a clean scent, contrasting to the rich forest soil where it blooms: In the climate of my home village it blooms in May. There where it thrives in May, the soil is damp, covered with moss and soaked with the fragrance of fungus breaking down the beech leaves of last year, the vibrant incense and ambra of fir brushwood in the spring sun. For me, lily of the valley is spring, and spring’s explosion of fragrances and colors after winter’s suffocating icy grip.

Lily of the valley is my mother, wearing Diorissimo.  Lily of the valley is my partner (the W.-factor on my blog), testing my fragrances since years, and passionately discovering lily of the valley over and over again.”

So there you have it.  Andy says he’s “clueless” regarding his creations, but reading his email, I think I’ve sorted it out.  Carillon pour un ange is a handwritten mash note, a valentine delivered in July, when you’re not expecting it, when the heat makes everything a bit interesting.  Not that there’s any wrong season for love.

my sample: courtesy of LuckyScent

  • Michele M says:

    I hope I’m not too late to enter.
    I love all of Andy Tauer scents. I’m on my third bottle of L’Air :)
    My mother always wore Muguet du Bois-I don’t remember who made it-it was her signature. Whenever I smell Lily of the Valley I remember my mother and smile. Damn, I miss her!!

  • Woody3D says:

    Hello, I hnope i’m not too late to enter! I love LOTV, My favorite is Van Cleef & Arpels Muguet Blanc, I am halfway thjrough my second 75ml bottle!! (both purchased at luckyscent ironically!) I’m a ScentBar fanatic who lives in west hollywood… Thank you! My 2 samples of Carillon Pour Un Amge c me today from luckyscent and I was just setting out to read moe about it when I found this site!!

  • Stephan says:

    Thanks for entering me in the draw.

  • Brigitte says:

    OMG,if I don’t try this one, I’ll surely die. Thanks for the great review!

  • Susan says:

    I would love a bottle of whatever is being given away! I’m always looking for new scents!


  • irma says:

    This new scent from Andy sounds very nice and interesting,so please enter me in the drawing.

  • Kelly says:

    This scent sounds stunning! Please enter me in the drawing.

  • Christine says:

    Am I too late? If I’m not too late, oh pretty please enter me in the drawing.

  • Tania says:

    Oh yes, please enter me in the draw!

    I’m living in a haze of Andy’s Orange Star at the moment. It’s no shrinking violet, that’s for sure! I love it. And I’ve recently had the pleasure of meeting Mr Tauer not once, but twice. What a charming, interesting, sweet man he is!

  • Laurie says:

    Sounds lovely….please enter me in the drawing! Thanks.

  • LindaB says:

    Same as Violette above…if the drawing is still open, please enter me!

    What a beautiful post, March. I adore LOTV and am probably in the minority thinking that we need more LOTV fragrances. I want my sheets to smell like it! Have not had the opportunity to try Diorissimo as of yet but I know I would love it–must make note to order sample from TPC. Ok. And I’m very excited about this new scent from Tauer–he’s such a genius.

  • Violette37 says:

    This is a new lemming! for those of us who can’t get their sweaty little paws on vintage diorissimo so easily.

    Oh, if the drawing is still open, please do consider this entry.

  • Kitty says:

    Thanks so much for offering this perfume! Please enter me into the draw. And, like others, thanks so much for your review.

  • copper says:

    Please enter me into the draw. Thank you to Tauer and Luckyscents and PP for hosting it!

    Better yet, thank you for the review, I think you have created a lemming in many of your readers. I have enjoyed my small sample of Une Rose Chypre but something a bit greener sounds perfect at the moment.

  • janjan says:

    Hope it’s not too late! Please enter me in the draw and thank you!

  • Ida says:

    Love. Carillon pour un ange sounds damn romantic and earthy.

  • Audrey H. says:

    Sounds wonderful, I remember LOTV as a child and liked it then. Would love to try this, thanks for this lovely giveaway.

  • Eve says:

    I love the writing style! I think it is great for people. Please enter me to win.

  • Damian says:

    Would love to try…. not sure about lily of the valley on me, but i like everything else andy’s done, so you never know…

  • K.R. says:

    As a child, every fever or scary situation was visited by angels, really big ones, always male, glowing warmth in shades from sienna to onyx. They never spoke, but I like to imagine their voices would be bells. I’m very fond of Andy’s work, but this name just charms me.

  • Eric says:

    I definitely want to try this. Lily of the valley and moss? Sign me up.

  • mary says:

    Please enter me in the draw! My childhood associations with LOTV basically center on the packaging for a Coty fragrance, Muguet de Bois, I think—- while we were doing the family’s laundry at a local laundromat some time in the late 60’s, early 70’s , I would escape to the air-conditioned Thrifty drug store, and perfume my wrist with a chilly spray from the tester. I would look at the cool green and white pictures on the display, then run back out into the glaring heat of the parking lot of the little shopping center, and flip flop back to the laundromat to help fold the dry clothes. I wished all my childhood for real Muguet– but it doesn’t grow in the darned desert. I never saw it until the mid 80’s, in a Northern California nursery– and could not believe my nose, for the flower did indeed smell just like the Coty perfume I remembered . . .

  • Irina says:

    it sounds so interesting
    I would like to be entered in this draw, please

  • sunnlitt says:

    I would love to be entered in the drawing. Plus, I can’t wait to see my silly avatar!!

  • Teger says:

    Please enter me in the giveaway. :x

  • Sara K says:

    Sounds lovely! I love LofV, but can’t wear Diorissimo at all…. Please enter me in the drawing!

  • Indigo says:

    Oh, I would love to try “Carillon pour Un Ange”! Please enter me in your drawing!! First of all, that is one of the most poetic perfume names I’ve heard! And I am also very much wanting to try a lifelike Muguet-my limited experience sniffing perfumes that make use of this note has been disappointingly sharp and Glade-spray like, just like you said-synthetic magnolia has been ruined for me once I have smelled a magnolia cologne-the strength of the “note” is tough to overcome. This hasn’t happened yet for muguet, but I think a great muguet perfume could eliminate the need to scrub wrists furiously on a journey through the already proliferated and famous muguet offerings….

  • Natalie says:

    Awww, my mom wore Diorissimo too! Would love to be entered in the drawing, natch, and thank you…

  • tally says:

    I love LOTV!! Planted some earlier this year and bought by first bottle of Diorissimo! I would love to be in the draw!

  • Kristin Sargent says:

    I adore lily of the valley, it reminds me of springtime and it’s little bell shaped heads never fail to elicit a smile :)

  • zeram1 says:

    LOTV = beautiful and sensuous. Please enter me in the drawing as well.

  • Kym says:

    Lily is one of my favorites, although I never knew it until just recently. I’ve new to the world of obsessing about fragrances, although I’ve always have worn them, it’s only been a few mere months since I’ve discovered this site and others. To my delight, I’ve found that many of my favorites of the past are lily of the valley scents. Please enter me!

  • Erica Y says:

    OMG that sounds amazing, please enter me in the draw!

  • Shelley says:

    Oh, I dithered…but hat me, please. :) LOL…I haven’t experienced a timid moment from any of Andy’s perfumes, either…and such is part of the joy when I find one that works for me.

  • HemlockSillage says:

    Please sign me up! For Andy Tauer’s LOTV, I’ll gladly drop off my trademark hemlock note :d

    Seriously, this sounds lovely, and I’m so appreciative of the chance to win the new Carillon pour un Ange. Thanks for hosting the drawing!

  • Dusan says:

    Can one be too greedy? No? Ok then, carrillon me!

  • Rosiegreen says:

    Please enter me in the draw. I love Andy’s scents and I love,love,love LOTV. Muguet des Bois was the first perfume I ever bought as a gift for my mother. I am a Taurus and it is my birth month flower.

  • d3m0lici0n says:

    Please enter my name to the draw, Tauer = Excellent perfumes.

  • will marshall says:

    hope i’m lucky…would LOVE to have a bottle of that juice!!!!:-j

  • soniagarcia says:

    Hi, please enter my name to the draw, I love everything released by Andy, and this one sounds amazing!

  • Roberto says:

    Hi there!, I’d love to win this one, please enter my name to the draw.

  • violetnoir says:

    Hi darling March! Please enter me, and thank you!


  • Rednails says:

    I never win anything, but enter me in the drawing anyway, please. I love this blog and visit it every day. I’ve never smelled a Tauer fragrance. Is this my lucky day?

  • Blessedme says:

    Pick me please

  • mjr says:

    Lily of the Valley has been one of my favorite flowers for as long as I can remember. I have so many childhood associations – happy and sad ones – with the flower that I really ought to submit a story to LS e-book.

    In the meantime, however, please enter me in the drawing! Thank you!

  • Mimi Gardenia says:

    Please enter me for the draw. I am not that hot on LOTV but Andy Tauer is talented and I would to try his take on it. :)>-:d

  • chris g says:

    I’m VERY curious about this one! Please enter me in the draw – thanks!!!

  • Jemi says:

    Lily of the valley is hit-and-miss for me — I completely get what you mean by the “Aisle of Glade”, but at the same time, I find Diorissimo totally enchanting. Andy’s scents are so interesting and unexpected, I’d love to see his take on lily of the valley.

    Please enter me in the draw, thank you!

  • Ninara Poll says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever really had much of an encounter with LotV besides some bath cubes that were given to my mother in the early 80s. (Those bath cubes were basically powdered scented bath additive pressed into the shape of cubes, foil or paper wrapped, labelled, and packaged into sets, and were supposed to be added to baths by dropping one into the water… I think the sets my mom were given came from Montgomery Wards, and quite honestly, I don’t think I’ve seen that sort of product since 1988). I would love to be entered into the drawing.


  • smy says:

    Oooh, sounds lovely! Please enter me in the drawing.

  • london says:

    I love lily of the valley in almost every iteration except for Diorissimo and have very high hopes for this so I would love to be entered in the drawing. Thank you so much.

  • Jenny S says:

    Please enter me into the drawing for this beautifully named scent :)

  • minette says:

    sounds like a lily of the valley i could hang with… and perhaps one my french mom would like. she has been difficult to please on this note. though she does like diorissimo. i think, having smelled the real thing growing up, she has a definite idea of what a muguet perfume should be, and most just aren’t up to her snuff.

  • Aparatchick says:

    That sounds like a slice of heaven. Please enter me in the draw. One of these days I’d like to meet Andy, although I know I’d just stammer and say something ridiculous (remember my Bloom County story? Yeah).

  • Fernando says:

    Andy is just amazing, isn’t he? I’m definitely hoping I’ll win one of these. I actually don’t know much about Lily of the Valley… One of my wife’s friends actually has some growing in her garden. She showed up one day with a few flowers pinned on her dress. They smelled wonderful.

  • OperaFan says:

    Can there be a better endorsement for this perfume than that of a non-LotV person? Thanks for your review, March. This reinforces my belief that Andy’s new perfume is a definite must-try and perhaps, must-possess!

  • Lavanya says:

    Vintage Diorissimo decant??..*swoon*

    I’d love to be entered in the draw! Thanks!

  • Lilybug says:

    So excited! Pick me! Pick me! Surely this is a time to be shameless when it’s a scent that sounds so amazing and the rest of the line has already been so well received ;)

  • helenviolette says:


    Sounds delish! Even if I am not so lucky as to WIN- I will be scooting over to Luckyscent to nab a samp very soon.

  • odonata9 says:

    I would love to be included in the drawing! Thanks!

  • Dina C says:

    The description of notes sounds so lovely, delicate and swoon-worthy to me. I’m a big fan of the green floral range, so this sounds right up my alley. Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks, and thanks to Andy, too! \:d/

  • CindyN says:

    That base, THAT BASE…i am swooning from here. Gives new meaning to “heaven sent” or “heaven Scent!”…please inlcude me in the drawing.

  • Connie says:

    What a lovely gesture from you and Andy. I would love to be included in the draw. Thank you!

  • Heather B says:

    Thanks dearest Andy and March, I would love to be entered in the draw! The only lotv I have is the pleasant, cheapo Taylor of London Lily of the Valley. I would be so so happy to win this.

  • Doc Elly says:

    Please enter me in the drawing. If I win, maybe Carillon can convince me that I actually like LOTV.

  • Jirish says:

    Please enter me in the draw. I’m so happy that Andy is doing a lily of the valley. Right now my favorite LOLV is Debut. I’m interested in seeing how this compares with that.

  • hotlanta linda says:

    Time for a brand new `Angel Baby` from Andy`s kindest heart to take permanent residence in my room! Thank you for entering my name into the hat!!:)

  • Madea says:

    Please enter me in the draw.

  • Tom says:

    I would love to be in the draw.

  • Elizabeth A says:

    YES! I need a new lily of the valley to love, since Diorissimo has been tragically gutted.

    Please enter me in the drawing.

  • tsetse says:

    I am so excited about this new scent, I can hardly take it … counting down the days ’til my sample arrives, and thanks March for keeping that lemming going strong in the meantime. Andy’s new site looks great. 5 years going strong! And yet another giveaway. Thanks, Andy, for your generosity!

  • Tiara says:

    Yes, please enter me in the drawing. Our neighbor has a bed of LOTV between our yards and it’s a little slice of heaven when in bloom.

  • Linda says:

    Ohhhhh, this sounds so swoony. I would love to try it!

  • Nina Z says:

    I used to live in Cambridge, MA, and every spring I would “borrow” a small bunch of lilies of the valley from the university property down the street from my apartment. The beauty of both the shape and fragrance of those exotic, delicate flowers was always the epitome of East Coast spring to this Southern California native.

  • Musette says:

    you know I am La Reina of LOTV – would love to try this. I haven’t thought of the phrase ”mash note’ in years! Thanks for that!

    xo >-)

  • Christina H. says:


    Please include me in the drawing for Andy’s new LOTV fragrance!

  • lemonprint says:

    I, on the other hand, ADORE lily of the valley and will take it in almost any permutation. Consider me entered! Very exciting.

  • sherobin says:

    I loved LOTV as a child, but have largely ignored it as an adult (exception: Delrae Debut). These descriptions have awakened that nostalgia. Thanks for that, and for the chance to win!

  • Darla Bellissimo says:

    This wonderful scent reminds me as a child walking home on a rainy day in the spring from my school.looking down seeing all the petals that fell to arouse my senses…

  • cymbaline says:

    Here I am saving up for a bottle of Orange Star and now along comes another beautiful fragrance from Andy T.! I received a sample from Lucyscent and loved it-please enter me in the draw for this bottle :)

  • kjanicki says:

    Please enter me! I love Tauer’s perfumes and this sounds beautiful. Thanks for the great review.

  • Aimee L'Ondee says:

    I have been stockpiling me some Diorissimo vintage bottles, and I’d love love love to try Andy’s new LotV creation. Please enter me in the draw, thanks!

  • k-scott says:

    Please enter me in the drawing, thanks!

  • Aimee N says:

    Great post March! My mother planted clumps and clumps of lily of the valley in her backyard garden while I was growing up. Takes me back to my childhood. Please enter me in the drawing.

  • Lara says:

    “bouquet of flowers, freshly picked, with bits of crushed grass in there”….Yes! Please enter me in the drawing. Thank you Posse, Andy, and LS.

  • Jemimagold says:

    I adore LOTV- please enter me in the draw! Thanks Andy!

  • Joanne says:

    Wonderful – please enter me for a chance to try a new tauer world.

  • ScentRed says:

    Please add my name to the draw.


  • Bunny says:

    Me wantee!! (I think that was a name of some TV program on The Simpsons and it popped into my head LOL) Please enter me :d

  • poetria says:

    I’ve been searching for a LOTV fragrance to fill a void left by vintage Diorissimo… Carillon sounds gorgeous, and I’m sure I’ll love it – one way or another, I know I must try it! :-) Please enter me? Thank you for this generous giveaway!!

  • fleurdelys says:

    LOTV is one of my favorite flowers, and I’d love to find out how Andy Tauer has interpreted the note. Please enter me!

  • Michaela says:

    The only Tauer fragrances I’ve tried were Incense Rose and Incense Extreme. Both were the most incredible scents I’ve ever smelled. I’m looking forward to trying Carillon pour un ange, I’m sure the perfume itself will live up to its lovely name.

  • mariekel says:

    I love Andy’s way with perfume and now also, his way with words. I also associate Lily of the Valley with my mother, though the association is less sanguine. When she was in her early thirties, not long after my parent’s divorced, Mom discovered Coty’s Muguest des Bois and wore it regularly for the next few years. When I smell Lily of the Valley now in perfumes, I see my mother as she was then, a bit scared and timid, hopeful, sad, determined and vulnerable, in her camel pants suits and big glasses. I think if I smelled the old Coty scent it would make me cry.

    My glamourous mom traded her pants suits for Armani, is happily remarried and wears Boucheron, which it completely suits her.

    I’d love to be entered in the giveaway.

  • Dana says:

    I actually like LOTV scents and don’t think of them as grandmotherly at all. I’m sure that I would love Andy’s rendition and I’m keeping my fingers crossed. Thanks for including me.

  • Kathryn says:

    Lilies of the valley bring visions of my grandmother’s garden where they grew alongside bleeding hearts in the shade of a row of cedar trees. Please enter me in the draw, too.

  • Isa says:

    Isn’t the name a beauty?
    And the perfume sounds so lovely… Lily of the valley is one of my favourite floral notes.

    Please, enter me in the draw!

    Thanks to Perfume Posse and to Andy!

  • kathleen says:

    I’ve always liked LOTV and I am a fan of Andy’s scents. I would love to try this new one.

  • gautami says:

    I am LOTV fan, and LOTV + leather sounds very intriguing. Please enter me in the draw. THanks

  • tammy says:

    Oh, I am looking for a special LOTV fragrance as a 70th birthday gift for the aunt who got me started on my perfume journey! Thank you so much to the Posse and Andy for the chance to win!

  • Tara says:

    I love Andy Tauer’s work. He is a very talented and generous person.

    Please enter me in the drawing.

    Thank you.

  • Akimon says:

    This sounds like a perfect scent for me and I can’t wait to try it. I remember smelling lily of the valley when I was a child, and I admire Diorissimo for its impeccable structure but I never took to it in earnest. The civet in the base always outs very quickly, and in the end the Diorissimo’s LOV is just an opening act. I would love to find a perfect LOV perfume and I hope Carillon is all that and more. Please enter me in the drawing.

  • Margot says:

    Sounds like a wonderful addition to the line. Andy Tauer does the most delicious scents – I’m so glad there’s a new LOTV on the scene.
    Please enter me in the draw, and thank you!

  • Anatole says:

    Ohb yes please enter me, lotV + leather and ambergris sounds like a must try. And if it’s Tauer, nothing can go wrong. :)

  • Janet says:

    It sounds lovely and interesting. The name itself is beautiful.

  • Occhineri says:

    LOTV is a difficult note for me, too, but I’m curious about this one. Please enter me in the drawing.

  • Wendy says:

    Oh, please please enter me. I cann’t even think of LOTV without my Mom popping into my mind.. they were her favorite flower, We desperately search for these flowers when she was terminally ill. It was off season, and we couldn’t find them, and I was heartbroken.
    BUT, each time I see one, or a whiff of one drifts by, I am immediately filled with love,joy, and yes, a teeny bit of sadness remembering my Mom. I cna imagine wearing this would be like being constantly hugges by her.
    Please enter me.

  • Austenfan says:

    If you include people not living in the US, I would love to be entered in the draw. Thanks.
    So far I have only sniffed his L’air du desert Marocain. I love LOTV, no cleaning association at all. And am intrigued by the description of notes.

  • Dagney says:

    Sounds wonderful. Please enter me into the draw.

  • Francesca says:

    I had a good crop of LOTV this year. I love them, and would love to sniff this new fragrance.

  • Agritty says:

    Oh that sounds like my perfect summer scent. I would love to smell this!

  • Suzy Q says:

    I *do* like LOTV and almost all the other notes listed! I’m excited to try this even if I don’t win.

  • Marsi says:

    I think that sounds beyond delicious. Please enter me in the draw.

    I will also submit something for Andy’s e-book. Lily and I go way, WAY back.

  • gator grad says:

    Now I’m wondering if my decants of Diorella and Diorissimo were accidentally mislabeled as each other (Diorella was skanky, with notes that reminded my mother of 70s aftershave; Diorissimo was pure innocent flowers on me)…

    I’d love to try this. I think I finally “get” moss as a note and am loving it in OJ Tiare lately.

  • zeezee says:

    Ooh, that’s one promising review. I’d love the chance of winning, please enter me in the drawing.
    I’m relatively new to LotV, and have yet to decide how I feel about it. Special occasions, I think.

  • Margaret Myers says:

    Please enter me in the draw, me luvs Lilly. This would be my first with a Tauer fragrance.

  • karin says:

    Love Andy and would love to try this one! Thanks for the offer!

  • Winifreida says:

    Oh just another note I’m a hopeless pushover for…I would love to see if Tauer’s interpretation of this is rich and powerful like the old Diorissimo, which sometimes made me wonder if I was really totally faithful to the empress Mitsouko….

  • rosarita says:

    I’d love to be entered in the draw; LOTV is a favorite. Thanks to Andy, LS & the Posse for the opportunity!

  • Susan says:

    What a lovely review for a fragrance that sounds as lovely.
    I’ve never met a Tauer frag I didn’t like so why should this one be different?

  • Maura says:

    Wow! What a FABulous drawing! Yes please :d

  • marte says:

    This is actually the first LOTV I’ve tried, and I’ve been wearing my sample all weekend. It’s beautiful, but very powerful and intense. I’m not sure how I feel about it yet, but it’s fascinating and lovely. I guess it takes some time to get used to a note you’re not familiar with. Can’t wait to get my sample of Diorissimo for comparison.

    Please enter me in the draw!

  • Abyss says:

    Sounds wonderful so please enter me in the draw! I love florals but would normally insist that I prefer more abstract compositions where you can’t necessarily pick out one single flower note to soliflores. Lily of the valley is the exception, somehow. I adore Diorissimo and while it’s not exactly a simple soliflore, it’s aaaall about lotv.

  • sybil says:

    I’m a bit shy of lily-of-the-valley, too, but this sounds so beautiful, totally not me, but I’d still like to try it! (i can see it on DD2, she’d probably rock it!)
    Andy’s associations and description was lovely reading, as was yours.

  • RM says:

    Would love to be entered in the draw! Thank-you to Andy and co. for this opportunity!

  • Nancy C. says:

    This is bound to be super fantastic and I’d love to own it. Please enter me in the draw.

  • waftbycarol says:

    I’ve said it before , but I will say it again…LOV was my first love , I bought diorissimo with my babysitting money as a young teen and used every drop !
    Oh how I would love to win a bottle of this ![-o<

  • Louise says:

    Just now sniffing my samp of Carillon-and it is lovely, fresh, very young smelling, despite the rich base.

    It is, however, one of Andy’s lovely works that I admire, but likely won’t wear.

    I’ve returned to Le Maroc lately, and am sticking to it ; )

  • Stephen says:

    Love to try this, and if it doesn’t suit my wife loves lotv scents!

  • zazie says:

    I’d love to try this: I am not a LOTV fan, but there is always a gateaway fragrance for “difficult” notes, and Andy already allowed me to indulge in a pleasurable rose with his Une rose chyprée.
    So please enter me in the draw!%%-

  • Sharon2 says:

    I deeply adore Lily of the Valley and I have had great success with Mr. Tauer’s work. Please enter me in the drawing.

  • Ines says:

    I love lotv and would love to try this (well, I’d always like to try anything new by Andy), please enter me. :)

  • aotearoa says:

    I’d love to be entered. I went to his new website by chance last night thinking of adding incense rose to my little Tauer collection…
    Thank you

  • Tamara*J says:

    I was waiting for the drawing of this somewhere and of course you guys deliver the goods!

    Please, please enter me, I cannot wait to smell for myself.

    xoxoxoxox ~ T

  • dinazad says:

    I usually don’t like Lily of the Valley – unless it’s the flower itself, of course. But LOTV by Andy Tauer? Count me in! It’s bound to be interesting in any case!

  • lamombo says:

    please enter me in the drawing for this scent-it sounds lovely!

  • saran says:

    Oh please please please enter me in the giveaway

  • Julia says:

    Since my tolerance for skank in general and civet in particular has increased lately, I find myself reaching for Diorissimo and DelRae Debut quite often. I would love to participate in this draw, thank you

  • veronica says:

    The name of this perfume is so inspiring! And I like the idea to combine LOTV and leater. Hope to try it soon. Enter me please.

  • Jorid says:

    I am not that familiar with Lily-of-the-valley scents, but from description Carillon Pour un Ange sounds just like a lovely floral Tauer-scent. I am looking forward to trying this, so please enter me in the competition. :)

  • Gisela says:

    This sounds so intriguing – I’m waiting impatiently for my sample, hoping that I will love it!

  • Monica says:

    LOTV is a love/hate relationship for me because it is so difficult to get it right without veering into household cleansing products~ I love that each and every one of Andy’s scents has a story and holds a special place in his heart as it does in those of us in love with his work =)

  • Annelie says:

    It sounds wonderful, even though I´m not usually a big fan of lily-in-the-valley note in perfume, but there is always exceptions (Like I realised that I quite enjoy Del Rae´s Debut).

    Please enter me in the draw, thank you.

  • Wendi says:

    Oh my, please enter me as well! I’m a LOTV lover… I recently scored an almost full bottle of vintage Diorissimo through the MUA swaps!!! Florals are so easy for me to love… green florals like LOTV and violet make my heart sing!! :x

  • Kyra says:

    Admire Andy Tauer’s work a bundle and I’m beyond charmed at the poetic conceit of a name.

  • jan v says:

    This sounds so intriguing. LOTV is not a note I usually love but i’m very sure Andy’s version is like nothing else! Thank you for your always interesting and often costly :-) posts and thanks to Andy for his genius and generosity.

  • Alica says:

    Ohh, lilly of the valley, love love this note. Pls enter me in the drawing, thanks!

  • Flora says:

    Oh please, do enter me, I have been waiting breathlessly for this one! LOTV and I have a lifelong love affair going, and this sounds like my dream perfume! I never did get to smell Hyacinths & A Mechanic, so it’s great that there is an echo of that one in Carillon. THANK YOU Andy & Luckyscent for this chance!

    I will also see if I can manage to write something nice for the book, what a lovely idea. I am easily inspired by flowers! :x

  • carter says:

    Please enter me and thereby lend a helping hand to my efforts to stockpile an arsenal of nuclear but fragrant weaponry in my ongoing battle with the Vomitous Subway Platforms From Hell.

    Thank you Andy, thank you March, and thank you Daphne, wherever you are.

  • Julie says:

    Andy can create scent magic out of anything, I believe, so I’d love a chance to test drive this new creation!

  • Laura says:

    Sounds delicious!

  • Amy K says:

    Lily of the valley and I don’t usually get along, not just because of the ubiquity of it in prissy toiletries (lavender is my other nemesis in that regard…ick), but because its high-pitched sharpness in fragrance often results in a stabbing headache. I enjoy most of Andy’s other creations, though, so this one would be fun to try.

  • Catherine says:

    I must now dig through my photos for something on LOTV! I’d love to contribute to the book project!

    And I would adore being in the drawing for Andy’s new scent! LOTV is one of my favorites–in Diorissimo, of course. I’d swoon if some came my way!

  • Elizabeth says:

    I’m like March in that I’m LOTV-shy, mostly because of the negative associations with Diorissimo and the ubiquitousness of cheap LOTV scents. But I also love Andy and his work. I was so sad when his lay creation didn’t work on me, so I have high hopes for this one. I’m crossing my fingers – please enter me!

  • Ms. Christian says:

    Oh, March-that last paragraph was a killer. You DO have a way with words.

    Please enter me into the drawing.

    And thank you, Andy, you dear, sweet, gentle soul.

  • nbh says:

    Floral, green, and leather? Does it get any better than this? I want this. I want this now.

    Thank you Andy and Luckyscent for your generous giveaway.