Friday, August 6, 2010

Tauer Carillon pour un Ange review

File:LA Cathedral Mausoleum Annunciation detail 1.jpgElena of Perfume Shrine recently sent me a IMG_5910bottle 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 deIMG_5913scribe 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.

I find myself thiIMG_5918nking about gold filigree, baroque symphonies, in a lush contrapuntal swell of color, sound and memory. Breathtaking.

 

CREDITS:

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)

3 comments:

  1. Cool post! I love your description of this perfume in color - how very creative. Plus the whole 'angel of the Lord' thing made me LOL!

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  2. I love perfumes! This one sounds fabulous! Thanks for the thrilling review! Wish to own one of this scent. :)

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