Andy Tauer • Reverie au Jardin • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||46%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Violet
At first I was about to call this "Reverie interrupted": the acrid blast of galbanum almost made me faint and I wondered how on Earth can anyone bear to wear this... A bunch of minutes later, things began to calm down and I finally started smelling lavender and fir, tamed down by a good (perhaps excessive and probably out of place) dose of vanilla and orris root. Maybe, orris root is the root of my problem with the second part of this fragrance. Whereas everything smells chemically blast-y at the start, it develops (and stays for hours afterwards) a mild and watered down version of lavender, with a distinguished note of... baby poo as a base note.
What a pity.
I must also confess I've never found a Tauer that I like so far, which is a pity, because I adore the Pentagon bottles and I'd die to have one...
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Notes: lavender, frankincense, sandalwood, galbanum, cedar, ambergris, bergamot and rose.
This fragrance opens with an astringently pure lavender note immediately tamed by sweeter and softer notes. The resulting accord is complex and rich: florals, fruits and resins merge into an intoxicating scent in which lavender acts as the frame and contrasting note without which the whole would smell like a sweet mess. Unfortunately, once that note fades, the fragrance becomes a very heavy - almost cloying - oriental. Galbanum and ambergris create a sweet vanillic-ambery base to which sandalwood and cedar respectively add creamy and spicy accents. Touches of bergamot and rose add a fruity-floral polish. What I see now has an old-fashioned feel and is very strong, making this a love-it or hate-it scent. Lasts for six hours on my skin.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
Chemistry definitely plays a role, especially w/this one. On me I get a lot of rose from this-a sweet and jammy rose. I couldn't wait to get home and check the notes to make sure I wasn't losing it & there is indeed rose absolute in this. I also get some lavender but it's not a particularly nice lavender. Overall this is VERY sweet and cheap smelling on my skin. It dries down to lavender and vanilla & is still a bit sickeningly sweet. Another pass for me...next.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I would so like to like this scent after reading these reviews, but to me it immediately goes on both acrid and powdery -- which is ironic since I think of these things as being somewhat opposed. Like a blast of baby powder mixed with Pine Sol (the "foresty" kind, not the "lemon" kind). My husband visibly and vocally recoiled when I put this on.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
This one is funny...I at first didn't like it - well, it wasn't what I thought it would be. But that's not the perfume's fault, simply my mistake. But I digress...
Now I absolutely love this. I wear it EVERY day...it's unique...lavender mixed with a crispness, and a mild spiciness, hmmm...I can't do justice with my review. Read about it on luckyscent - there's your description.
Love it. Period.
Edit...I too am not a big lavender fan...in fact I really don't like it at all...which is completely strange because this has a lavender base...yet somehow it isn't overpowering and melds beautifully with the other notes. Gorgeous scent.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Reverie au Jardin is one of the more interesting fragrances I have smelled in a very long time. The top note is a sparkling green fir scent but that changes in 3-4 minutes. At that point, the scent morphs into a lovely warm, powdery lavender scent that is beautiful and enchanting. Wow! This is FB worthy in my opinion.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This is an utterly gorgeous, dry woody floral on me. I thought I hated lavender until I tried this, but this is not medicinal or musty at all. The opening is green and lavendary in a fresh way, and then it fades to a warmer iris and ambrette melange that simply makes me swoon. It manages to be both dry and creamy--usually creaminess accompanies lushness or spiciness, but not dry, woody powders. This is a new favorite for me, definitely FB worthy.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
the initial blast is a soapy barbershop on me but in a minute it settles into a soft but resinous lavender vanilla. very relaxing after work and before bed, like warm milk for your nose!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I really like this scent. It lasts a long time on me, and never fades into just vanilla, as other reviews noted. In fact, what I like so much about this scent is how long it lasts, and how much it changes.
It starts out green, with the scent of fir and lavander, adn I can smell the lime the other reviewer noted. The green dissipates a bit and I get a floral accord. Then a little incense comes into the picture. The drydown is warm (maybe thats the vanilla) yet fresh.
It's a great fresh scent without being soapy or citrusy. If you are looking for a very feminine scent, this isn't for you. If you are looking for a fresh, spring like scent without a lot of flowers you may like this one.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I'm with paschat and FeySparrow. After 5 minutes I'm left with a dull vanilla. Whatever road Andy is going down, I hope he stops. This is not at all up to his other brilliant and refreshing perfumes. Big yuck to this one.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I have had this on for an hour, and on me it is very sweet and overpowering.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Oh, no, I am mortified to have to follow Helg's magnificent review but here goes, anyway.
Yesterday I was thrilled to find my sample of Reverie au Jardin in my mailbox. I ran inside, spritzed 1 tiny spray and was mesmerized by the brightness and greeness of the lavender. This isn't a lavender like soap, potpourri, or even the plants that grow in my garden. It's something so direct and awakening that I could not stop smelling it. Meanwhile, the one tiny spritz was filling my house with scent. Unfortunately, after about 20 minutes the lavender was overpowered by the scent of lime, not just the juice but the peel the seeds, the oil, everything lime. I still loved it but as time went on it became more and more overpowering. And the odd part is, lime is not listed as a note. I think what I sensed as lime must have been the fir balm and the bergamont combined.
Finally,after about five hours, it softened into something lovely. No vanilla for me but plenty of wood, both sandalwood and cedar.
When I heard the name of this, I imagined a garden of dappled shade, benches, and long views over a lavender meadow. But on me, it is a lakeside perennial bed interspersed with large boulders studded with glittering crystals. It's beautiful but I forgot my sunglasses and the glare off the rocks and water is giving me a headache. I wish there was some shade and a place to sit down for a minute. I love this, and it definitely does shine with Andy's genious, but I could never wear it.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I am honoured to put the first review of this fabulous scent here as I was very very impressed by the mastery and smoothness of what would initially would make me wary, as lavender, the dominant note in this new unisex perfume is not my favourite essence.
And yet, Andy with his usual coup de grace manages to coax natural and costly, high quality ingredients into a composition that is sublime and has me hankering for the solace of a green secret garden hand in hand with a loved one.
At first, when just spritzed on skin a very fresh note of true essential oil of lavender hits the nostrils with the promise of green open lands and clear air like that on the Alps. The inclusion of galbanum, that bracing note of “tossed green salad” according to perfume guru Arctander that is makes a tour de force in Germaine Cellier’s classic Vent Vert is adding to the greenness and there is also a slight citrusy and spicy quality in there which is very welcome. The progression is smooth and justified, culminating in heart notes that feature an incense mood. From the warm musky heart -due to the rare and costly hibiscus abelmoschus seed (ambrette seeds)- it soon culminates into woodier and balsamic accords of which rich sandalwood is more distinct to my nose married to a sweetish and cosy element which I find out derives from the lovely tonka bean, rich in vanillic undertones with its slight almondy touch. It lingers for quite long with warmth and suppleness.
The daydreaming induced is a soft haze of crisp, fresh notes that find their apotheosis into a warm and balsamic embrace, like a soft cashmere scarf wrapped around the neck as the dusk approaches while strolling along the green lands of faraway lands.