Sotto la Luna Tuberose by Tauer Perfumes

tauerThis one is gong to be kind of brief- I’ve been having renovations in the building involving multiple contractors, painters and plumbers including one spectacular plumbing back-up that caused me to use about three gallons of Pine-Sol in my garage. Note- if you are using baby wipes and flushing them, stop now. Trust me.

I did manage however to take a minute to get to ScentBar and score a sample of the new Andy Tauer. It’s take on tuberose, which can be a polarizing note- I know people who love it and some who recoil from it like Dracular from garlic.

Andy’s take on it is different from what you’d expect. It’s not a creamy tuberose, it is almost a bracing one. It’s not listed in the notes but I want to write that there’s citrus in the opening making the tuberose sparkle. The spices in there warm the scent in the middle while the jasmine and geranium still keep things on the lighter side. While I am not sure that it’s completely office-friendly (what tuberose is?) it’s completely modern and won’t scare the horses the way that other scents with those notes might. (I love you Fracas, but I’m looking at you.) It also has a healthy dose in the dry down of that signature “tauerade” note that pulls the whole scent together.

Would I wear it? Probably not. White flowers just kind of aren’t my thing. But if I got a whiff of it out off a lady I would be seriously wanting to lean in and sniff.

Notes (from LuckyScent):

Cinnamon, cloves, galbanum, geranium, tuberose, ylang ylang, rose, jasmine, tuberose, patchouli, ambergris

50ML is $145. I asked for and received my sample at ScentBar. Image is from LuckyScent.

  • teri says:

    Ugh, plumbing backups. The last time I had one, I had the mess and the stench, plus a fist fight broke out in my front yard between the plumber and the tile guy that forced me to summon the local gendarmes. Good times.

    I received my sample of this scent yesterday in the Lucky Scent Autumn bundle. It is a strange little Ior maybe not so little) thing on me. The tubey is lovely and I like the cinnamon-tubey combo, but on my skin at least, it seems to be mixed with a good jolt of cilantro. Kind of a tubey taco, if you will. But I like it, it’s quirky.

  • malsnano86 says:

    Tauers either really work for me or they really, really don’t (and I did not get on with Loretta, the tuberose thing Andy did for Tableau des Parfums) – but I still think I have to test this.

    No, I agree, you cannot flush baby wipes. That way lies disaster. Hope everything is going well now!

    • teri says:

      Couldn’t agree more with the Loretta assessment. It was total scrubber for me. One of the worst I’ve tested in quite some time.

    • caseymaureen says:

      I really didn’t get on with Loretta, but ended up buying a bottle of Miriam the other Tableau des Parfums fragrance- do give it a try!

  • Ann says:

    Thanks for the review, Tom! Andy’s scents are hit or miss for me, but this one definitely sounds like it could be in the plus column. Hope things improve soon re: the plumbing.

  • bevfred says:

    I love Tauer fragrances in general and have come to appreciate tuberose only recently. You’ve made this sound delicious Tom.
    I’ll get samples from LuckyScent. Sorry to hear about your smelly mess…I’ve been there!

  • Petunia says:

    Wow, that sounds really pretty. On the sample list it goes. Thanks for the review and I hope your plumbing issues are resolved quickly.