This 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.