Une Rose Vermeille is the second in a series of whimsical perfumes in the Andy Tauer Mémorables line, and offers a striking arrangement of shimmering citrus over a dense floral heart of rose and mouth-watering red berries. A gentle tide of sandalwood, vanilla and creamy tonka ripples below the surface and makes for a perfume which is both tender and sumptuous at the same time. It is resolutely feminine, and begs to be explored. Where Tauer's Une Rose Chyprée paid tribute to the chypres of yesteryear, Une Rose Vermeille is more a "vintage fruity floral", if such a thing existed.
L'eau d'Epices is an atypical exploration into Indian spices - one which surprises with it's hushed nuances and muted tones. First it engages you with a tangy floral/mandarin opening, then a more subdued heart of dry orris and incense. Pale waves of cardamom, clove and cinnamon wash over it in semi-transparent flourishes. This is not the type of spicy scent that will trigger a sneeze, but rather summon a tranquil feeling of recollection and reflection. This unusual blend continues to evolve through fragrant facets that run the gamut from bubblegum to rock rose! L'eau d'epices is indeed more than you might have imagined.
To celebrate their launch, Andy Tauer has very generously offered to send one lucky Sorcery of Scent reader a bottle of either Une Rose Vermeille or L'eau d'Epices - so you get to choose! To be in the draw to win, simply leave a comment after this post and ensure that a means to contact you is clearly visible in the body of your comment or on your blogger profile page. One winner will be randomly selected on Tuesday September 28th, and their name published here.
Good luck everyone!