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