Last week I was lucky enough to chat with Andy Tauer at ScentBar where he premiered his new scent for Tableau de Parfums. Loretta. He also pointed out to me a new creation of his that is part of a group of four scents that celebrate the ten-year anniversary of LuckyScent.
Andy loves California and isn’t shy about telling you about it. He especially loves the High Desert around Joshua Tree, where he goes camping whenever he’s in the state. Lys de Desert was inspired by the scents of the area, including the rare desert lily, which happened to be in bloom on his first trip.
I liked Loretta. I love Lys de Desert.
Notes (from LuckyScent): Bergamot, rose, green lily, dry cistrose, iris root, ambergris, dry cedar
Did you pipe the word “dry?” Yes, it’s a dry scent, but one that really captures the dryness of the California desert. Dry, but with a sense of stored water: sweet green succulents, salvia, incense cedar trees, and one of the desert’s oldest living organism, the creosote bush. The initial green aspects give way as the scent dries down to a yin and yang of sweet and dry, warm and cool. It’s gorgeous.
It’s available only at LuckyScent, $150 for 75ML. I asked for and received my sample from ScentBar.