Andy Tauer • Vetiver Dance • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||50%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Notes: grapefruit, black pepper, clary sage, Bulgarian rose, lily of the valley, Java vetiver, cedar, ambergris, tonka bean and citrus.
This fragrance opens with a sugary spice note with a distinctive smoky-earthy facet. A touch of citrus brightens the main top note. As the scent dries the overall sweetness fades and the very pleasant opening gradually becomes an almondy, soapy accord. What I see now is like a citrus-heavy Louve by Serge Lutens; an impression that later dissolves into rhubarb with a vague wood/cinnamon-like base. This is the second vetiver fragrance that turns into rhubarb on my skin, but at least it is not as unpleasant as Sel de Vetiver. The dry down is a fresh vetiver-cinnamon accord. Lasts slightly more than four hours on my skin.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Vetiver and sunshine with a touch of smoke. Eventually this dries down to soft cumin on my skin-- which does not appeal to me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I am only commenting because I am surprised that I have not yet read about this being compared to Vetiver Tonka. They do share those two notes, plus the pepper, and I definitely get the same sweet nutty vetiver in both. Also, I find both to be transparent. I think that the citrus in VD (unfortunate abbreviation) lifts the composition, truly making it "dance" until its end.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
Wow, this is amazing!! So soft and Lovely. this reminds me of a lemon sugar scrub on my skin.. I am in scent heaven with this..
after wearing my sample of this It reminds me of Lemon scented pledge. I love it, so clean and zesty smelling. Though the pledge would be much cheaper on my budget.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
This fragrance puzzles me because I can barely discern any vetiver at all. To my nose it smells like a warmer, powderier, greener Apres L'Ondee with iris and violet predominant, two notes that aren't even mentioned in the notes list. After one hour on the skin I am only just beginning to make out vetiver, somewhat submerged by an emergent muguet note. It's certainly pleasant and one of the softest green fragrances I've smelt in a long time but if this is what dancing with vetiver is like, vetiver needs a little instruction in how to hold its partner.
Update: about 2 hours in, the vetiver becomes much more apparent. Like all Andy Tauer scents this has good lasting power although perhaps slightly less than some of the others.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I am only going on a sample here, so bear with me, as I have not lived with this day in and day out. I was very impressed with Vetiver Dance. In it, Andy Tauer thankfully leaves out the intense incense note that he usually adds to the scents. I have loved Le Maroc Pour Elle in the past and flirted with a FB, but b/c of that note, it's a dealbreaker. This scent is rich, and faceted, but linear I'd say. If you like it in the beginning you shall overcome with it at the end. It is a tad masculine, after all, it's mostly vetiver, but a lovely rendition. My next favorite is by Guerlain (that one, even though it's marketed purely as male, is a smidge powdery and quite lovely for women). Lasting power good, and thankfully the notes are not combined with citrus, which often ruins vetiver themed scents for me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
This fragrance (along with Incense Extreme) are Andy Tauer's clearest works: the ones with a discernable direction. His earlier works like Le Maroc and L'Air du Desert Marocain smell muddled to me, sometimes, like there's too many things trying to happen at once. Not so with Vetiver Dance. It's all about rich, rooty, dry and yet strangely warm Vetiver. Entwined with a hint of muguet, a touch of pepper, a swirl of ambergris, and tonka, vetiver is center stage from the first spritz. The lasting power for an EDT is phenomenal-at least 8 hours, if not longer. My favorite part is the far drydown, which is downright X-rated on my skin. My husband calls it "The Dirty Scent" and asks for me to wear it only on the weekends, when he's around. I'm more than happy to oblige!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I adore a good vetiver fragrance and was anxious to try Andy Tauer's interpretation. However, I found Vetiver Dance to be pretty disappointing.
Plainly put, Vetiver Dance is a soapy boring vetiver with hints of iris in the top note that gives it a rooty, almost depressing feel. Despite the listed notes, I definitely did not smell any pepper. I am huge pepper fan and adore Ormonde Jayne's Isfarkand and Frederic Malle's Angelique Sous la Pluie. If anything, Vetiver Dance is a "cold" vetiver as opposed to Guerlain's various Vetiver scents which are warm and confident. Annick Goutal's Vetiver and i Profumi di Firenze's "Fresco di Vetiver" absolutely blow Vetiver Dance away in terms of creativeness and overall wearabililty. I'd save my money and pass on this.
Here are the notes for Vetiver Dance, courtesy of The Perfumed Posse: grapefruit, black pepper, clary sage, lily of the valley, cedar wood, ambergris, tonka and dark vetiver from Java.