Noontide Petals (2013)
    by Tauer

    • Launched: 2013
    • Type: Shared / Unisex / Unspecified
    • Availability: In Production
    • Perfumer: Andy Tauer
    • Bottle Designer: Unknown - Let us know

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    positive 5 Positive Reviewsneutral No Neutral Reviews • negative 2 Negative Reviews

    rum's avatar
    Greece Greece

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    If a fragrance could sparkle like a fizzy drink, this would be it! Andy Tauer strikes again. Took a whiff of this and was blown away. It is a classic aldehyde fragrance and demonstrates what can be done with a bit of imagination. Sparkle, dazzle, zesty magic!

    09 January, 2014

    Darvant's avatar
    Italy Italy

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    In line with the pillars of classicism (the resemblance with Joy Patou for instance is effectively unquestionable, though in a less animalic and elevated way) Noontide Petals is an old-school aromatic/floral chypre with a classic aromatic/fougere opening (bergamot/citrus lavender/geranium), with powdery/aldehydic notable accents, a floral exotic soul and a semi-oriental vanillic/incensey chypre dry down mastered by iris and by an almost lacteous soapy vetiver. The aldehydic/freshly botanical/orangy introduction is plain and soon radiant playing a role of support towards a soon emerging floral olfactory kaleidoscope. The tuberose/ylang-ylang couple masters over a yet notable more conservative rose/jasmine pair in the core of this complex aroma while a whiter iris lifts its whiffs in the air along the soapy-powdery dry down. The base notes are in my opinion also characterized by a really heady note of cool/powdery patchouli linked with a powdery sandalwood-vanilla conjuring me Coco Mademoiselle more than vaguely though in a less heady and "minty" way. Extremely romantic and dreamy juice. In the middle between classic and neo-classic modern refinement, yes with Joy Patou/First and at once for instance Tom Ford Arabian Wood/Iris 39's accents and nuances. I have to disagree with the optimum friend of mine Drseid as i don't "see" a particularly overwhelming aldehydes assault, since i don't find this aroma so synthetic on the skin and finally because in my opinion the note of tuberose, iris and probably also ylang-ylang are more influencing the achieved aroma than the rose itself (the soapiness is mainly provided in here by an exotic/laundry ostensibly synthetic ylang-ylang than by the yet present rose itself and the scent Une Rose Vermeille which i tested recently provides a different floral approach under my humble nose). In conclusion, riding the time of Hypnotic Poison and the Jacobs's chemical poisons i tend to appreciate and support these modern sensible attempts to retrace the old-school olfactory footsteps in a cleaner and probably less "stale" way, re-orchestrating some old-style recipes in order to reproduce learned and thoughtful aromas.

    22 December, 2013

    jtd's avatar
    United States United States

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    contemporary flora aldehyde

    The aldehydic floral perfume is iconic. Jean Patou Joy is remembered by many as the greatest perfume of the 20th century, and Chanel No 5 is the definition of perfume to generations. The mythology of the aldehyde is somewhere between urban legend and factoid thanks to No 5: someone dumped buckets of aldehydes into a floral base and the baby Jesus was born.

    But the floral aldehyde does have its risks. At one end of the spectrum is the punch in the face, Estée Lauder Lauder White Linen, and at the other, the limp handshake, Guerlain Chant d'Aromes. Granted, this leaves a large middle ground for success, but in that middle ground is another risk: the nondescript perfume. Throngs of faceless perfumes led entire generations to think of aldehydic perfumes as soapy and nondescript.

    But look at the successful perfumes. The aldehyde serves as an important modifier, but because it seems to work differently in each perfume, it comes off as a wildcard to the perfume wearer. To Van Cleef and Arpels First, it gives backbone. It allows the perfume to hold together green, animalic and bright white tones without flying apart. In Robert Piguet Baghari, the aldehyde gives that electric shock, like someone's just grabbed your ass. To No 5, aldehydes lend a specificity, an unspeakable clarity. It's hard to put words to it, but you'd never mistake No 5 for anything else.

    It Noontide Petals, the rush of aldehydes at the opening of the fragrance gives a tremendous feeling of acceleration. In one nose-full you're carried straight to the center of the fragrance. Once you’re up to speed, you recognize parts of the aldehyde package. The sparkle, the cleanliness, the smile. In Noontide Petals, the aldehyde does exactly what it was intended to do. It focuses your attention on the flowers. The buoyancy of the aldehyde makes the rose appear hyperrealistic at first, but with time I realize the aldehyde and the rose are just perfectly balanced.

    And here is aldehyde's specific gift to this perfume. Noontide Petals is a study in tenderness. It shows that tenderness is grounded and deliberate. It’s an attribute, not a lack of deficits. Tenderness leads to consideration and reflection, two states I find myself in when I wear Noontide Petals. There are perfumes that are the well-considered products of thoughtful perfumers. But there aren't many that consistently prompt a state of thoughtfulness.

    24 September, 2013

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    knit at nite
    United States United States

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    Modern twist on floral aldehyde

    On my skin, Noontide Petals is a bright feminine scent with 8 hour longevity from 1 large dab or two sprays. As mentioned in other reviews, it has a vintage feel due to the aldehydes. But in Tauer's creation, the aldehydes are a sparkling uplifting mechanism that results in the composition having a feeling of sunshine. The artistry is that the aldehydes do not make me feel like I've been attacked with a can of AquaNet hairspray, as the creations of the midcentury scents did. Smells divine and expensive (which it is).


    09 June, 2013

    calnadur's avatar
    Switzerland Switzerland

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    Maybe it's also because I overapplied this on my skin, but the opening is just unbearable. Not sure if it's the aldehydes or something else, but the first few minutes of this scent smell like something very very synthetic, almost medicinal.

    When the fragrance transitions into its heart and base notes, I cant help thinking that this smells pretty much like Incense Rose, which I like, but then I'm just left wondering: what's the point of creating a new fragrance, when all it does is mimick a previous one, to actually end up being quite worse?

    I would avoid this one.

    05 May, 2013

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    United States United States

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    Noontide Petals opens on skin with a gargantuan aldehyde assault that melds with a supporting dull orange bergamot before moving to its mid phase. Early in the scent's heart the aldehydes remain as the bergamot is now replaced by very artificial rose yielding a soapy rose overall accord. As the fragrance dries down, the aldehydes and rose recede as it turns somewhat sweet, derived primarily by a sandalwood and slightly powdery vanilla base note tandem with patchouli support. Projection is outstanding and longevity is average at 7-8 hours on skin.

    Knowing my prior disappointments with past Andy Tauer compositions, I approached Noontide Petals with great hesitancy while secretly hoping that it would be the first from the highly likable perfumer that I could embrace. Alas, within seconds after the aldehyde onslaught began I knew it was not to be... Noontide Petals strikes me as a very synthetic smelling mix of the aforementioned aldehydes and poor quality rose, yielding a fragrance profile very similar to another Tauer composition I disliked called Une Rose Vermeille (and also Briar Rose by Ineke, come to think of it) which ultimately smells like cheap rose shampoo. To its credit, the fragrance improves significantly late when the aldehydes finally die and the slightly sweet sandalwood and vanilla take over. Alas, by the time you get to this stage it is far too late and had I not forced myself to keep wearing it for this review I would have scrubbed it off long before getting there. I should note that projection fanatics will find plenty to love here, as that performance aspect was amazing from the start. Outstanding performance aside, the bottom line is the "poor" 2 star out of 5 rated Noontide Petals is just another disappointment from the well-regarded house of Tauer and my personal hunt for a composition I can enjoy from it continues.

    04 May, 2013

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