Tauer Perfumes Nexin Limited Edition

A friend from here is running in the NY Marathon today. Sadly, you can only watch the professional runners on the BBC coverage. So, I’ll just have to wait for her Facebook posts to see how things went.

We had our second storm of the season last week, Storm Ciaran. Heavy winds, a lot (and I do mean a lot) of rain. Seriously, I’m bored with this season already.

Plus, Sunday – Bonfire night here (Remember, remember, the 5th of November – too much to explain: if you’re interested, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Fawkes_Night). As it falls on a Sunday this year, Friday and Saturday were very firework-y, which Joe the Lab hated. We ended up putting him in a dark corner, on his anti-anxiety bed, with his ears covered, and with a soft blanket, and he was still totally stressed. I like fireworks but I hate what they do to animals.

I mentioned a sample I had gotten along with the Malle Heaven Can Wait. I was actually after this new Tauer and the Malle was an addition.

Limited editions are not high on my positive list regarding perfumery. If you sample and find you love something, you basically have to buy a load of bottles or accept that over time you’re going to have to haunt eBay or something like that.

The shop I bought my sample from already appears to be out of stock on this – ie, I expect shops were given a specific number of bottles and that’s that.

Nexin is a 1,000 bottle run and comes in a white matte bottle. It’s the regular Tauer pentagon shape, which I really like. But, I’m not partial to this. It’s like a ghost bottle.

The notes list includes lemon oil, Bourbon geranium, bergamot, rose, vetiver, vetiverol, oakmoss resin, musks, ambergris, tonka, iris root, lemon blossom, cedar and sandalwood.

This starts on me woody citrus. Very lemony but not terribly sharp. As it opens up, we’re talking lemon oil (which is on the notes list) more than lemon fruit, although there is a sense of lemon zest, which means a bit of sour pith. I do get some geranium and that keeps things from getting sweet.

As it develops it gets musky – but lightly, as in a really nicely done cologne. I vaguely enjoy colognes but they aren’t at the top of my list of perfume types.

In contrast to my general experience with Tauer fragrances, this drydown doesn’t show a lot of development on me, remaining softly musky. The rose peeks out, a bit of iris, maybe lemon blossom which I’ve never smelled.

On the other hand, it does have the longevity I’ve found with Tauers – but very gently. Late at night I noticed a rosy musk with a bit of lemon. Slightly sweet as well.

This is very close to the skin. I imagine if you wanted significant sillage I think you’d have to go to town with the sprayer.

A 50ml bottle of Nexin was priced at £210 here.

It’s definitely not my thing. I’m pleased I got a chance to sample it because I have a huge amount of time for the things Andy Tauer produces. Golestan is on my want list and sooner or later I will purchase it. I also need to replace the now gone bottle of l’Air du Desert Marocain.

Anyone else tried this? Thoughts? What about limited editions – do they drive you mad or not bothered?

Pics: Pexels and per Tauer Perfumes

  • Patty says:

    I have not. I’ve started avoiding LEs for the same reason – if I love it, it is just heartbreak, and this one seems to be sold out most everywhere. My fragrance hunting skills get saved for stuff that I can get more than once now! I admire Andy Tauer’s stuff, but very few of them have really worked for me, unfortunately.

    • cinnamon says:

      I wanted to sample this but I knew from the get-go that even if it was incredible it wasn’t going to go on the want list. Similar reasons to those you list.

  • Tom says:

    I feel awful for the poor pets when idiots set off fireworks- it’s bad enough the local mall does it.

    I do love Andy and his scents but I am kind of over the whole LE thing. I suppose we are all “limited editions” when it comes down to it, but when it’s announced that something is only going to be around for five minutes I tend to want to pass.

    That and I am lazy and usually miss out on the window of opportunity being open.

    I would have commented last night but my iPad was named Evil Apple Spam Tablet-from-he77 again..

    • cinnamon says:

      There are some things I’m really sad I missed with a fair few not LEs, like PotL. Just never got round to it. Now, I can’t.

  • Musette says:

    I adore Andy Tauer but the Tauerade, not so much. Alas.
    Sorry JtL has such trouble with fireworks! Most of my mastiffs get over the first ‘boom’ and then are fine. M. Jacques seems largely unconcerned. Hoping it continues thus.

    LEs (or no LE) don’t really bother me much, probably because I’m too broke and already inundated with perfume to want to buy more. The exception (this year) was LV’s On the Beach.
    Until I saw the price tag.

    • cinnamon says:

      It’s interesting with bases — I can do the Taurade happily. Other things not so much. I think Joe’s hearing has actually changed as he’s aged: his reaction to fireworks has actually gotten amped up.

  • Dina C. says:

    I agree that Limited Editions can be maddening. Also those flankers that show up like a blip on your radar but are somehow way better than the original scent BUT ten times harder to find. They’re the Murphy’s Law of the perfume hobbyist. Sorry about all the rain and fireworks. Hopefully this week will be better.

    • cinnamon says:

      I get frustrated with LEs; I find flankers flummoxing. Just why are they needed (beyond earning more money)? Thank you. We don’t tend to get long freezing periods (now that I’ve said that we probably will) — just a lot (and I do mean a lot) of wet grey feh weather.

  • alityke says:

    Everything I’ve sniffed from Tauer makes me vaguely nauseous. The Tauerade base & I are not friends. This may be different as you describe it I might enjoy it but £210 for a cologne!!!!

    • cinnamon says:

      I don’t think it would be cologne on someone with a warmer body temp. But, £210 is a fair bit of dosh for anything. Interesting on Taurade — does LDDM make you nauseous?

      • alityke says:

        Yup smells of smokey bacon & kippers on a bonfire. Maroc Pour Elle whilst not so kipperish is still rose petal barbecue sauce

  • March says:

    I’m not fond of LEs. If it’s good, just keep making it. For an outfit like Tauer, though, maybe there’s an issue with ingredients or production volume? I wish he’d bring back Orris, that was incredible.

    • cinnamon says:

      Ah, Orris, yes. I would buy that again — in a flash. And multiple bottles of that at the time of release would not have been prohibitive.

  • Tara C says:

    I’m not a fan of severely limited editions, but as a longtime Tauer fan I did order it blind. I got mostly citrus and vetiver. I plan to layer it over rose lotion to amp up that note.

  • Filomena says:

    I love most of Andy Tauer’s perfumes and still own a lot, but this one seemed too pricey to me, especially now, because I have to put out a lot of money for housing repairs and cannot afford to buy expensive perfumes. However, I do own a bottle of Golestan, which I purchased long before my house started falling apart. I think you will enjoy it. And, yes, I agree with you regarding the limited edition perfumes.

    • cinnamon says:

      Cost/benefit analysis… I expect for most of us house issues would trump perfume spending. Golestan will wait till some point next year.