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.
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.