Heya Posse Peeps! Carillon pour un ange is Andy Tauer’s lily of the valley extravaganza. He tells us that lily of the valley was the note that made him want to be a perfumer. After years of trials he gave is this magical offering…
Carillon pour un ange by Tauer Perfumes 2010
Parfumo gives these featured accords:
Top: Lilac, Lily-of-the-valley, Rose, Ylang-ylang
Heart: Jasmine, Leather, Lily-of-the-valley
Base: Ambergris, Woods, Moss
Carillon pour un ange is an enigma. One of the things I really love about Andy’s work is that it’s often hard to pin down. Here is no exception. Though we are told the scent is arranged around a lily of the valley it’s not the lily of the valley of our mothers bathroom freshener or Diorissimo.
Sharp, sweet, sugared flowers open. They are piquant and spicy, like cutting chili with your head in a bouquet of flowers that very quickly turn cool and aloof. All warmth dissipates and climate controlled florists, green and crisp and sappy takes over. Is this lily of the valley? Lilac? Rose? Could it be parts of each amalgamated to created a new super flower?
Softly, gently the cool recedes and a little creamy breath of jasmine? ylang? wanders in winsomely and changes the map of Carillon pour un ange again. A shapeshifter that never lets your nostrils rest because the moment you think you have an inkling of what’s going on it all changes and takes your breath away again.
I reckon the heart is different every time I wear Carillon pour un ange. Today I’m getting a spicy rose, creamy white flower and what my nose is telling me should be vetiver, papyrus or grass drying in the cool morning sun of early spring. Beneath it all is that lily of the valley? Yes, no? I give up.
Today I will just let myself enjoy the rest of the ride. You have not smelled anything like this before. Undeniably a Tauer but so different. Do yourself a favour.
Further reading: Non Blonde and Personalise
Andy has been busty blending a new batch that is available now.
Tauer Perfumes Discovery Set has US$32/5 x 1.5ml
Tauer Perfumes has US$126/50ml
Men’s Biz in Australia is now carrying Tauer Perfumes but are awaiting the new batch of Carillon pour un ange.
Which Andy Tauer fragrance speaks to you?