Friday, 1 April 2011

Andy Tauer Collectibles: ZETA + Giveaway

As the southern hemisphere finally shifts away from the sun and into the welcome embrace of autumn, Swiss perfumer Andy Tauer is the chattering bird that ushers in the northern spring with his brand new eau de parfum, 'ζ' ('Zeta'). With it's name borrowed from a letter of the Greek alphabet, Tauer was inspired to call it thus when he glimpsed the tiny blossoms tumbling from the tree... their delicate forms as they zig-zagged to the ground drawing this delightful letter in the air.

A striking new green flacon holds the flourishing elixir of summer: a fragrant hommage to the warmest season of the year. This, the first of Tauer's Collectibles, represents low volume manufacturing, and perfumes with exceptional quality ingredients that shift and change from harvest to harvest. Zeta is an ode to linden blossom - a fragrant flower that embodies the solar warmth and spirit of summer.



A glimmering citrus opening of lemon, bergamot and sweet orange provide a lip-smacking prelude to a compelling floral heart. Where one might expect the citrus tartness to dominate and linger, in actuality, it recedes rather swiftly and invites the blossoming core of ylang ylang, neroli, rose and linden to shift forward. This very tender nucleus gives the whole composition a soft-as-mohair quality... and with a base of creamy vanilla, orris and Mysore sandalwood, it becomes even more fleecy. I easily imagine weightless clouds of lemon-coloured Persian fairy floss dissolving on my tongue, or the sensation of cashmere brushing across my skin.

Zeta has been approached with great sensitivity. It has the hallmarks of a trademark Tauer scent, but also speaks of a new course in Andy's scented studies. Zeta will be available for purchase in 50ml size only, from mid April. Visit the Tauer Perfumes website for more info.


GIVEAWAY
In the meantime, however, Sorcery of Scent is pleased to offer 1 carded sample of Zeta to 3 lucky readers. Just leave a comment to this post and tell us which tree or flower you feel best epitomises the scent of summer. 3 names will be drawn on April 7th, and published here. Please be sure to include a means to contact you, if you are indeed a winner.

Good luck!

45 comments:

30 Roses said...

I have to say Rose is the smell of summer to me, with our yard full of the blooms from the middle of June onward.

But Linden is also summer, as it reminds me of a summer day we spent visiting Southamption, MA. As we walked past the aptly-named Linden Lane, the scent of the sweet blooms was in the air.

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Daniel Ianegitz said...

Which tree or flower you feel best epitomises the scent of summer:

I choose Agarwood to represent the summer.



Aprils fool, i like sunflower.



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Effy said...

Citrus is my best but pretty close to it comes the dried grass and fig tree smells, that are very overwhelming on an august midday, in any cycladic island.

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bloodflower said...

Neroli, because it is light and optimistic
Tiare, because it reminds me of sand beaches
Mimosa, the start of the summer

Robbie said...

I would say either orange blossom or osmanthus for me. We had osmanthus right by the back door at my old house and loved walking in by it.

Matt said...

For me, it is ylang ylang. It reminds me of a summer vacation to the Caribbean, sitting under the blooming ylang ylang tree, sipping rum punch, and watching the sun set!

Ines said...

Lilly of the valley smells exactly like spring to me (and wet grass but that's neither tree nor flower).
I would love to try Zeta. :)

Claudia0219 said...

Orange Blossom is my summer flower of choice most of the time :) forgot to add this to my comment before

Thank you.

sara said...

The smell of summer for me is lilac.

Mimi Gardenia said...

Dimitir- another lovely review. Zeta sounds very lovely.
As you know i am gardenia freak and for me gardenia is summer.

Meghan said...

For me, lilac.

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*jen said...

Hmmm...lilacs are Spring. What is summer, to me? Maybe the green stems of our tomatoes (not a flower). Or my happy marigold faces smiling near the door.

Bloody Frida said...

Scent of the summer - cut grass. Scent of the spring - definitely lilac!

Please enter me in the draw. Thanks Dimitri!

dukeofpallmall said...

My summer flower is the rose, my trees, orange for sure. Summer nights in Cadiz, Andalucia, the ancient streets and sqares lined with orange trees giving off their heavy-sweet scent.
The other one is the robinia tree, which grew in my home town and would exude a sweet smell into the cool dusky air when I was cycling home from some party or other.

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dianthus said...

Where I live, the most powerful scent of summer is a chamomile meadow in the sun with a hint of pine oil in the air (brought from nearest dry forest on the sands). This is in the village , in town definately blooming lindens (and peonies in small home gardens). Sorry I couldn't choose one :D !

Anonymous said...

Summer here on the West Coast of North America is grass (first green, then sun baked) roses and blackberries.
Cheryl

samberg said...

By perfect design, sweet peas grow vertically so when the wind blows their lush bouquet floats thickly through the garden. Yum in the sun.

queen_cupcake said...

There are so many summer flowers to love! My favorite summer flower, and because it blooms in my moonlight garden: nicotiana alata (flowering tobacco), 'Fragrant Cloud'. It wafts its sweet perfume at night.

Bellatrix said...

Hmm... summer... cut grass and/or orange :)

Elisa said...

Good question. I grew up in the desert so there weren't really any flowering trees, but I definitely associate the smell of honeysuckle with summer, and by extension all white flowers. My contact info is in my Blogger profile. Thanks!

ccdouglass said...

For me it would have to be the rose. They seem to be everywhere where I live!

Thanks for the draw. :-)

AdaPie888 said...

oh this perfume sounds lovely! growing up in the south we had these HUGE magnolia trees with giant flowers, not much scent until they begin to decay... and in DC we have the gorgeous cherry blossoms-delicate delight! AT perfumes have been tantalizing me ... but I have yet to buy one! and I want the whole lot!

Landmine monkey said...

Lavender by far

a.k.a. Warum said...

I do admit, lemon or other citrus trees, lemon verbena, and lavender speak Summer to me.

Where I came from, linden blooms in the Summer, so I am collecting some linden perfumes to try in the Summer. I'd love to try Zeta, thanks for the draw.

Warum @ BN
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deeHowe said...

The smell of summer for me... mmm... that's a hard question! Last summer I spent most of my spare time in the garden, so I'm going to go with: tomato leaves, compost, dirt, and grass!

I'd love to be entered in the draw!

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Sue said...

Honeysuckle blooms always make me think of summer in New England. Zeta seems like it captures the spirit of these flowers, so I would love to to win a sample of Zeta.

Thanks for the giveaway and great blog! My contact is srsp06 at gmail.

Lester said...

For me, summer is jasmine. Why? Tea.

Thanks for the opportunity, Zeta sounds excellent.

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Irina said...

summer smells like freshly cut grass for me
I would love to sample "zeta", please enter me the draw
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waftbyCarol said...

The jasmine in my yard blooms year round , whlst the magnolia and orange blossoms disappear so quickly . Would love to be entered in the draw for this . Thank you !

sean's jo said...

Geraniums remind me of summer because they were one of the few flowers that my mother could grow.
Thanks for the draw opportunity!

Taffy said...

The scent of lilacs remind me of summer, along with the smell of newly mowed grass. It's such a nice surprise while on a walk in my city neighborhood to turn a corner and be met by the lilac perfume.

Thank you for the draw!

Tourbillion said...

Since there is honeysuckle, night blooming jasmine and lemon trees in my yard, I always smell these in summer. I guess that these are the scents I associate with it (besides the beach).

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Scott said...

Lilac is the scent of summer for me, recalling summers in Maine at my grandmother's house. I ADORE linden blossom and would love to have the chance to sample Tauer's new fragrance. Thanks, Dimitri!
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Anonymous said...

Oh, iris is summer. Those beautiful overripe yet still delicate blossoms.

It's not my favorite note in perfumery, but it certainly is summer.


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alexp said...

I have two fav summer smells: one is the linden tree blossom meaning for me that summer is here( where I live these trees blossom in the end of May /begining of June)and the tuberose smell during the hot summer nights(August)
Please enter me into the draw, thanks

Fernando said...

Summer? Early summer is lilac, which we have in a row at the edge of the yard. Later, summer gets a burnt and humid note, and I hide away from the heat until the leaves start to turn.

womo531 said...

orange blossom for sure =)

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Tamara*J said...

Hello Dimi, I can't wait to smell this! I think my favorite spring flower is lilac with honeyuckle and jasmine close behind....

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Carl said...

Honeysuckle always brings the sense memory of Summers from my childhood.

Anonymous said...

Mimosa is the smell of summer for me. We had trees growing near our house as a child, and again now where I live as an adult. This sounds like something I would like to try. Thanks, Abi. abigl0183atgmaildotcom

Shannon said...

Zeta sounds perfect for summer!

Not a flower or tree, but mint is one of my favorite summer smells. I grow it in a large pot on the patio and add it to iced tea and mojitos all summer long! Honeysuckle is probably the flower I associate the closest to happy summer times.

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Candy Perfume Boy said...

Tuberose is my scent of summer. I love how it can either be white hot (Fracas) or cool and bracing (Tubereuse Criminelle). I really want to grow some because nothing beats the smell of the actual flower.

Anonymous said...

Lovely review!

Magnolia and cut grass are the scents of summer to me.

I read Andy's blog the other day and have been eager to try this one!

I can be contacted through basenotes: "C Rose"

Anonymous said...

Lilacs, Lily of the Valley, wet grass and earth, narcissus and magnolia... at least here in Western PA. :-)

Anonymous said...

When I think of summer I see poppies and peonies during the day and honeysuckle and linden during dusk. And those crawling plants violet/yellow flowers in the plains and hills that have a sweet smell - I never knew their name.

Cristina