Elena of Perfume Shrine recently sent me a bottle of Andy Tauer’s latest creation, Carillon pour un ange! Of course, thrilled and so eager to smell the new lily of the valley composition—which is bound to be delightfully challenging and unique coming from Tauer--I tore open the dainty box and sprayed it on my waiting wrists!
Lo and behold, an angel of the Lord came down and glory shone around…..well, noooo, but I did gasp in surprise and wonder at the brilliance of this new fragrance.
It is golden green—I can’t think of another way to describe it but in color. That famous bitter, almost oily, Tauer citrus peel, an intense grassy green, and a lush, wet, overwhelming Lily-of-the-valley. This is damp gorgeousness, and not an everyday perfume—it is too decadent for that.
Stained glass windows in the Mausoleum of the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles. From the workshop of Franz Borgias Mayer (1848–1926)