A presentation from Andy Tauer never sounds like a sales pitch. With charm and humility, he invites his listeners to share his enthusiasm for perfume creation, providing enticing insights into the process of creating his fragrances. Thankfully, last Saturday was no exception. At an event organised by Scent & Sensibility's Ronny Geller, Andy launched Une Rose Vermeille and Eau d'Épices by taking his audience on a stroll along an avenue scented with some of the materials used in the two new perfumes.
The superlative Bulgarian rose oil used in Vermeille elicited several gasps of appreciation, as did a CO2 extracted vanilla that combined woodiness and sweetness with tantalising complexity. Eau d'Épices was represented by a heady, animalic orange flower absolute and the delicate powderiness of irones.
Andy's passion for his potions is infectious, and it didn't take long for the guests to engage in animated conversations on all manner of perfume-related topics, some of which will no doubt work their way into future posts here on Persolaise.com. I've written this before, but I don't mind writing it again: if you ever have an opportunity to hear Andy speak, be sure to take it. His conviction and joie de vivre will remind you exactly why you fell in love with perfumes in the first place.
[To find out more about Ronny Geller's Scent Gatherings, please visit Scent & Sensibility.]