So let’s dig in a little to the Tauer Pentachords, shall we? I’m not sure when they are releasing exactly, but I think this fall. How’s that for the definitive nondefinitive?
White – five notes are violet blossom, orris, bourbon vanilla, ambergris and warm woods. It has the distinctive Tauer accord, but probably not as strong as in his first perfumes. This is cashmerey feeling, soft, smooth, buttery. The orris is probably the most prominent to my nose, but the vanilla warms it up beautifully. This is an amazingly great fall/winter perfume. There’s a little bit of a Guerlain’ish La Matiere feel to this. Yeah, Iris Ganache’ish
Auburn – five notes are citrus blossom, cinnamon, tobacco, amber, sandalwood. Again the traditional Tauer accord to a lighter degree. I note that because I know some people just aren’t big fans of the base. Zeta seemed to be missing the most distinctive piece of the base. The Pentachords are not, but I don’t find it as strong. Helpful? Maybe not. Auburn is even warmer than White, not as smooth, it’s got some nice spicy cinnamon notes in it, perked up with the citrus blossom. It’s a nice contrast. The tobacco in this is listed as a fruity tobacco, and that’s about right. I get the tobacco, but it’s definitely more of the fruit-ish types. Not cherry or anything gaggy like that, just gently laced. If you are thinking of picking this one up as a smoky tobacco perfume, don’t. it’s got that, but it’s not about that. Again, great for fall/winter.
Verdant – five notes are leaves, leather, tobacco, earth, amber. Same level of Tauer accord. And then just super-earthy, tobacco, leather all rolled up in a big fat slightly decaying leaf – earthy heaven. That’s all.
Now I have to calculate if I have enough left after the other two samples I gave out to do more samples of this in a giveaway? I think I do! They’ll be small, and I may have to beg Anita to give me some of hers. But let’s do two sample sets of these to two commenters.
So what shall we talk about in comments today? Any good trashy summer reads? I’m meandering through the latest in the Game of Thrones series, slowly, figuring it will be 3-4 years before I see a new one. Also reading The Four Desires by Rod Stryker, which is really pretty great about being willing to sacrifice who you are now to become who you want to be – yeah, exactly, bringing meaningful to the superficial me. The resistance you encounter internally when you think about tossing parts of yourself that you’re not that crazy about – but comfortable with – to start doing/thinking a new direction is hair-raising. Hey, I like being lazy and unambitious! I think he’s going to be at Yoga Journal Conference in the mountains of Estes Park in September that I’m going to, so I’m pretty excited about doing some classes with him there. So what are you reading that’s good? Trashy, fast read recommendations are always appreciated!