Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Andy Tauer Giveaway! Win L'eau d'Epices or Une Rose Vermeille.

This month, friends and admirers of Swiss perfumer Andy Tauer are welcoming the release of 2 new fragrances; both of which were introduced last week at the 2010 Pitti Fragrance Expo in Florence Italy.


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.

Giveaway!

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!

59 comments:

gupts said...

Would love to sample these new beauties from Tauer. Please count me in for the draw. Thanks

Gupts @ basenotes

JAntoinette said...

I am always intrigued by a new Tauer scent; from your descriptions above Dimitri, L'eau d'Epices sounds right up my alley. But then Andy's work is always so well done, I can't imagine not liking Une Rose Vermeille as well. Thanks for the reviews! I think I'll have to hunt down some samples...

Anonymous said...

I just read some comments about L'Eau d'Epices on Basenotes, comparing it very favourably to L'Air du Desert Marocain. Therefore, it has to go straight on to my "must have" list!

William said...

L'Eau d'Epices sounds interesting. I love LADDM, and I've heard it's similar to that.

(WillC at basenotes)

Trebor said...

Well, one can't pass up an offer like that! Yes, please enter me in the draw. Cheers!

Isa said...

L'Eau d'Épices sounds great! I am always willing to try new spicy scents. They are so comfortable in winter!
I have never had the chance to smell any Tauer perfume but I'm looking forward to it. I'm a reader of his blog and I think that he's a very talented person.

Thank you Dimitri and Andy for this giveaway!

Benedict said...

Oh Dimi, this is awesome. Would love to try these and please do count me in for the draw!
Once again, Andy has proven how greatly he cares for his fans and supporters!

Benny aka Timaru at BN

Hamish said...

I can't wait to sample these new creations from Mr. Tauer. Please count me in for the draw! I'll have to find some samples.

queen_cupcake said...

Both of these perfumes sound gorgeous! Please enter me in the drawing. Thank you, and thanks to Andy Tauer!

Ines said...

I'm also leaning toward L'Eau d'Epices.
I do hope my luck turns out good. :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the review. I am really looking forward to trying these.

petruccijc @ Basenotes

Landmine monkey said...

Tough choice as to which sounds best!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Dimitri, keep up the good work, by the way keep us posted on the Basenotes perfume that was going to be made based on your descriptions.

Aerandir4 @ Basenotes!

Jimmy said...

Love LDDM and would love to see a variation on that as many have described. Please count me in on the draw.

StyleSpy said...

Did you do the bottle artwork? Love those, especially the Epices one. Which I'm also dying to sniff. Please enter me in the draw. Thanks!

deeHowe said...

Please enter me in the draw; I would love to try a new Tauer!

d3m0lici0n said...

Wow! if it is like LAdDM I'd love to go for Eau d'Epices.
Thanks Dimi and Andy for this giveaway!

b3t0_1972 @ basenotes

Mimi Gardenia said...

Oh wonderful Dimi ! :) Please count me in- I love Une Rose Vermeille- I think it's gorgeous.

wooznib said...

Been excited to smell these for months. Andy's blog has been haunting me.

Wooznib at BN

Nina said...

L'Eau d'Epices sounds delectable! Please include me in the draw. And thanks for hosting it!

nina at wanderingmind dot com

presch1 said...

I couldn't wait until these two reached the U.S. and ordered samples from Tauer's site the day they became available. I love them both. Actually, I couldn't wait for Eau d'Epices and did my first-ever blind buy of a bottle before my sample even arrived. Une Rose Vermeille surprised me - rosy, fruity, sweet and tart. I expected to be overwhelmed by sweetness and femininity, but I really liked it when I smell it on the skin. Maybe I'll get lucky in the drawing. Thank you!

Gaby said...

Hi, it is always a pleasure to test a new Tauer fragrance , I m already one of Andy s biggest fans..Yesterday I could test all 2 goodies. At first I thought it must be Rose Vermeille for me as a Rose lover but no it was L'eau d'Epices with its creamy spiceyness that stole my heart.. so I would love to sign in for a big bottle of that lovely juice..

Candy Perfume Boy said...

I love the sound of both of the new Tauer scents, please consider me for the draw!

Thanks Dimi!

Candy Perfume Boy @ Basenotes

kjanicki said...

I loved the yumminess of Rose Vermeille. I have a sample of Eau D'Epices, but I'm having trouble "getting" the perfume. I need to try it again.

M39 said...

Since three weeks ago I am happy to be a member of a forum for parfumaddicts in the Netherlands. It so great to share your stories about perfumes etc. Today (synchronicity?) I read something about new Tauers (tauertjes) as I call them. It wolud be great to win a new bottle and share it with all parfum addict friends and I promiss that they all will get a drop :) to test it (of course if I will be the winner

Elisa Gabbert said...

I've been lucky to try both of these. Would love a bottle of URV.

Gojira said...

I love Andy's work. Please count me in the drawing.

Gojira@bassnotes

novicenose said...

Wow, thanks for the chance. I would like to put my nod in for the L'eau d'Epices bottle.

novicenose *at* basenotes

Scott said...

Dimitri: Thanks great opportunity to win a Tauer fragrance. I find his work hauntingly luxurious and would love to own either one, but if I had to pick it would be l'Eau d'Epices.
You can reach me at my google account or twinpeaker on Basenotes.

Donato said...

Eau d'Epices sounds great!

strat178 @ basenotes

Rick said...

I'm very curious about the two frags. They sound interesting. Hope I'm lucky :)

Justin said...

I would love to enter the drawing. New Tauer fragrances are always so exciting.
JWpianoboe on Basenotes. :)

pigasus27 said...

Oooo ... L'eau d'Epices would be fantastic! Please enter into this drawing. Thank you!

HJ said...

Ooooh count me in Dimi, thank you! I haven't had the opportunity to sample Andy's work!
Holly

hollyjae [@] gmail dot com

Theresa said...

Oh L'eau d"Epices sounds fantastic. Thank you for the review of the Tauers. WOuld love to sample both of Andy's new creations. Definitely throw my hat in the ring for these;)

Irina said...

I would love to try Eau d'epices- every note you mention calls out
please, enter me the draw

tarleisio said...

The only one I've tried is 'Incense Extreme', but I've heard only good things about Andy Tauer, and I would dearly love to try them all. For now, Eau d'Epices sounds incredible! Thank you for your reviews, and for giving him some of the attention I'm sure he deserves!

Gator Grad said...

Ooh! Pick me! Pick me!

I'm dying for the new Rose Vermeille! Some of my favorite frags are fruity florals (my all time favorite being JCE's In Love Again for YSL). This sounds like a Tauer version of that, so it's really a must-have for me. Plus, that bottle! That bottle is amazing.

fab said...

L'Eau d'Épices sounds great... Count me in, please.

flannelman@BN

maureenC said...

I am a big fan of Andy Tauer, so please count me in for the draw. Thanks for the reviews.

Jules said...

Ooh ...
Not too hard, I bet, to choose,
Yet another favoured Tauer's
But I'll easily bribe and shmoose,
For all he magics out of flowers !
... ;o)
Hope you really well D ! ... And yes please, me too "in the hat", please. My nostrils are positively a quiver already ...

Diana said...

Oh holy moly -- so want to win this. I'm totally in.

Suppressor said...

One of my absolute obsessions in perfumery is l'Air du Desert Marocain by Andy Tauer. I have stated this multiple times on Basenotes. It's my holy grail fragrance and will be the first niche fragrance that I am going to buy. Not bad for a 22 year old, I would say. It's one of the only fragrances that has sweetness and vanilla in it that makes me feel comfortable, and even confident. It's sensual and pure. Intense and dramatic in some way. It won't leave you untouched, it will give an emotion. I am planning to wear this every time I go partying. I'm an informatics student with a big passion for fragrances (and for parties :)) Needless to say, I am very excited about l'Eau d'Epices!

My username on Basenotes is: Suppressor

fqjcior@wp.pl said...

Well that is fantastic! Count me in please!

allbertas said...

Still searching for the perfect rose fragrance, so leaning towards Une Rose Vermeille..

womo531 said...

Those are some great images~ Are they from Andy? Please enter me in the draw as I'm dying for some L'eau d'Epices... =)

Deanna G. said...

Please count me in. I'd love to try either :)

Roberto said...

WoW! this is so cool, tha L'eau d'Epices sounds fantastic! Please enter my name in the draw.

robertocrisanto at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Wow! Please include me in the draw (robertashton69 at yahoo.co.uk).

Cheers.

Anonymous said...

I'm wearing Reverie au Jardin right now. I would love another Andy Tauer fragrance....please enter me in the draw.

tycongav @ icehouse dot net

ggs said...

Andy is such an interesting artist. I think L'eau d'Epices sounds like a fragrance I'd enjoy. Hope to sniff it soon, I'll be seeing out a sample (if I don't win a bottle)!

Gail

ggslancaster on MUA

you smell!!! said...

Please enter my name in the draw, I'd love to get L'Eau d'Epices, it sounds amazing.

honeywhereismygun@hotmail.com

Thanks!!!

Michael said...

Would love to win one of these, so please count me in! Thanks

scent said...

Hey Dimi!
I am salivating over that Une Rose Vermeille! You make it sound so delicious!
I would love to be entered in the draw!
BTW I'm "scent" on BN :)

ElizabethN said...

Hello Dimitri - I'd love to enter the drawing. I am hoping that one of these will work for me! thanks.

enorena at hotmail dot com

Neppo said...

Would love to try either one out.
Count me in Dimi, if it's still possible.

Best regards!

cpk said...

Very interested! L' Eau d' Epices sounds delicious.

taffynfontana said...

Both of these new Tauer perfumes sound exciting and fresh. Thanks a lot for the opportunity to experience one first hand, I'm crossing my fingers hope I get chosen. Thanks Again.

Anonymous said...

I love his creations. They are strong and spicy and that fits me fine. strongman7@sagensun.net Lisa