Andy Tauer • Incense Rosť • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||56%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
my first and favorite Andy Tauer...bluntly it's sex in a bottle
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I ordered the Discovery sample pack from the Tauer website. Free shipping and the cutest little tin sample box ever, I am so happy with it! I was really looking forward to Une Rose Chypree but it turned out I like Incense Rose way more. To me it is what I hoped Theorema would be. Incense Rose is really beautiful. The incense gives the perfume a tone of mystery. The rose gives it a lush,feminine touch. And the mandarine makes it warm and bright. A full bottle is definately on my wish list!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Tauer perfumes have in common a certain dynamism that can be chaotic at worst and symphonic at best. This falls in between. Initially there are dry dry roses in an ancient cedar/incense infused temple. Kind of Zen-roses in-your-face. Hint of clover honey. Suggestion of old-fashioned medical adhesive tape. Then comes a very refined and elegant hippie - out of the woodwork and ready to sit quietly on your wrist three hours max. Don't think this will be a bottle purchase, but I am enjoying the sample journey.
The notes included with the sample from Tauer:
Head notes: Bergamont, clementine and cardamon join in a wild rose chord.
Heart notes: A dark incense with orris root and elegant castor.
Body notes: Texan cedar wood, vetiver and balsamic, dark notes of myrrh and patchouli.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Silver, Wavy Eyes: Blue
Chemistry, chemistry, chemistry.... or maybe an "off" bottle. Purchased a full bottle through Luckyscent (unsniffed) after reaching the conclusion that I could not possibly go wrong with such a beautifully described scent. I love incense notes - all of them, and have an even deeper love of musk, labdanum, and woods. Roses I can definitely live with as a note, as well as every other ingredient listed in this edp's description. However, what I get from this is 20 minutes of angry citrus trying to overwhelm a dark red rose, and it's an unfair fight. The citrus definitely belongs in the heavyweight division, while the rose quickly vanishes to it's corner of the ring every chance it gets, praying for a miracle. After going several torturous rounds, a faint hint of cedarwood steps in for a brief moment to make sure the rose is able to continue fighting. It politely stays in the background of this boxing match, encouraging the rose to finish what it came here to do. Just when the rose gets a tiny bit of confidence and turns to face it's angry opponent, "poof" it's all gone. Match over, the lights go out, everyone leaves without saying a word - what happened?? No one can smell the fragrance on my skin at this point, nor my clothes, and it's such a shame because this happens at the most appealing point. So, determined to make this beauty work for me (at $125 a bottle) I carried it around with me and applied it every few hours to see what sort of longevity I could get out of it with repeated use. No luck, and I'm exhausted from all the fighting. I think this perfumer has some major talent and is able to create some very artistic scents (in every weight division) but this particular creation of his never finishes what it came to do. Not on me, anyway. And by the way, my sister said this smelled like "Glogg" (the spicy holiday beverage sold at Ikea....) On a positive note - it came beautifully packaged, and signed by Mr. Tauer himself.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Green
This is a love or hate frag, to me , it's love... a rose fragrance, without the sweet, sometimes sickling sweetness that some rose frags have (Paris or Lipstick Rose as an example are lovely but can be cloying).
Incense Rosť is all about a spicy rose, very sensual but at the same time inoffensive and very easy to wear, due to a freshness brought by tand citrus notes at the beginning. The drydown is very oriental w/ Patchouli, amber cedar.
The staying power is decent (3 hours) and the price, for being niche, is OK.
I recommend this frag for the evening... and absolutely a must try if you like roses and orientals.
(only note: I dislike the packaging, i find it too little feminine and clashing with the scent):
Notes (by Osmoz)
top note Bergamot, Clementine, Cardamom seed
middle note Rose, Incense C02, Orris, Castoreum
base note Texas cedar, Myrr, Patchouli, Vetiver, Labdabum, Ambrein
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
The opening of this is extremely horrendous to my nose. I just wanted to scrub it off. Thankfully the incense comes strong later and the rose's sharpness fades away. But the drydown to me is identical to Avignon, which is beautiful from start to finish. So why bother with this?
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This is the most romantic fragrence I've ever smelled. Absolutely lovely. I tend to hate, actually abhor, rose fragrences. They are usually too cloying or old-lady smelling. But this is wonderful. And its so contradictory, being so fresh smelling and yet aged and contemplative at the same time. I highly recommend!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Forget about "incense" and forget about "rose" - at least fresh ones. This is a dry, brisk aromatic which smells of rose potpourri. The opening is sharply herbal and there is a brief illusion of cola, as if someone were crushing dried herbs in front of your nose while you drink non-corporate soda through a straw. The fragrance becomes quite soapy during the middle stages, smelling like a strong, rose potpourri scented bubble bath. A camphor note is present throughout, gradually rising to the front to create a cooling effect. The drydown is a soft, comforting blend of aromatic herbs. There's nothing boring about this one.
This is a bold fragrance which should be sampled by anyone with an interest in scent - although I wouldn't call this easy to wear. I like the bottle. It is simple, strong and attractive.
The notes are listed as clementine, bergamot, castor, Bulgarian rose, orris, Texan cedarwood, incense, labdanum, myrrh, patchouli, ambergris.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
This is strong strong strong, and I'm not enjoying it at all. Very heavy smoke inscence. Old smelling to me, like an old vintage store that has so much stuff you can hardly move in it... I can't detect any rose at all, at least not the Rose Scent I like...
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I love this. This scent is very visual to me. Emotional, yes, but it also paints an evolving picture. I'm going to leave the notes aside (as they've already been written) and just express the impressions that it gives me.This starts with a punch. A spiked one to be exact. To me upon first spritz she is a very boozy rose. It's the citrus notes of course exploding out of the gate soaking everything and making it smell both bright~and fermented. I picture this rose in an alley way under a full moon w/the lights from a house spotlighting it as it plays out this magical scene alone.
The earth is damp from a night of fog and the rose is a deep burgundy girl in full bloom just beginning to wilt a bit around the edges. She remains anebriated for about 10 minutes and then all of a sudden~she has something to play with. Incense comes floating in and starts a very slow swirl around her..The incense is a slow predator swirling, surrounding it's prey.She remains strong, unintimidated and allows the incense to envelop her.Although they are combining they still remain individuals in this union.Both very much who they are. As this erotic scene develops, the rose allows itself to become enveloped. She gives herself over to the smokiness of the incense and they become one in perfect accord. They balance each other out and it becomes at once lush and smokey, wet and dry........brilliant!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
When I first sampled this I thought it was too sharp, vinegar-y. Left it for a couple of weeks, tried again and fell in love. Absolutely gorgeous! Loads of compliments. Won't ever be without this one
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Wow, nearly all I got was an overpowering cardamom. I mean, LOADS of it. I like it in small doses, but it was drowning all those other lovely notes. The only other note I could detect after the first lovely blast of roses and incense was the labdanum, which I love, but it was so buried in Chai spice that it might as well not be there. Scrubbed. Just too too much. Of course, now I can't get rid of it. Lasts FOREVER, whether you like it or not. You are warned.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Oh goodness, I was under the impression that incense and rose oil would be fabulous, I was really wrong. It smells exactly like a hamsters cage, oh wait it smells like cat litter on me. It was terrible and the worst part, it has such a strong staying power. Please sample this before purchasing the fragrance.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
This may be lovely on someone else, but not on me, which was a problem because the staying power was excellent. I could still smell the heavy sweet (on me) Myyrh and Ambergris base combo 12 hours later. On the up side the patch is under control.
Age: Unknown Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
Dinahad spoke elequently in her review of this beautiful incense perfume. However, she speaks of sadness. Perhaps it is poignancy. It is a meditation, one that may take long and reveals pain, but at the heart there is knowledge and beauty revealed as the rose.The notes are an opening of clementine, bergemot and castor, with Bulgarian rose, orris and cedar coming through clearly. Then we finish with incense, labdanum, myrrh, patch and ambergis.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
This is joy. The church of St. Aignan in Chartres, painted inside with all sorts of naive flowers, pansies, daisies, tulips, bluebells, vault after arc after column of bright flowers, enough to make you laugh and dance with joy. This is the marriage everybody hopes to have, love and joy enduring, the bright laughter of the wedding itself, the happy , soft melancholy as you view the crumbling petals of your bridal bouquet among the photographs you look at, still cuddling beside each other after so many years. A smile, a memory which stay with you all your life. It's Robbie Burns's "John Anderson, my jo" (http://www.bartleby.com/101/497.html). It's somebody you just met and find yourself chatting with as if you'd known each other for years. It's the promise of a clear morning, the contentment of the end of a good day, and the sadness of seeing it pass. It's life. I love it.