I've been doing a lot of thinking.
Let me be clear: I Want to Love Tauer Perfumes.
I do I do I do.
However, after testing three of them on my skin, multiple times, the final drydown results are:
Lonestar Memories: A&W Root Beer
L'air du Desert Marocain: SL's Fumerie Turque over chopped dates
Incense Rose: Aspirin mashed up with strawberry preserves
What sucks is that I selected these perfumes only after reading numerous descriptions and reviews. Samples were deliberately purchased, and I hotly anticipated their arrival.
Truth is, I'm bummed.
For those of you who have broader exposure to Tauer perfumes, I must know: Do they all share this sweet/sour base?
Is Tauerade real?
Mousse de saxe and Guerlinade, two famous perfume bases, add both distinction and depth to many Caron and Guerlain perfumes, respectively. Love them or hate them, they make olfactory sense.
But instead of gaining interest and complexity upon drydown, the Tauer perfumes I have listed wimp out on my skin and morph into something resembling...cough syrup.
Has anyone else experienced this?
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