Positive Reviews of Rêverie au Jardin by Tauer

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    Way Off Scenter's avatar

    United States United States

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    Genre: Floral

    Reverie au Jardin launches on a powdery floral note with some iris and just a gentle dab of lavender to give it backbone. Some aldehydes and a distinct soapy accord contribute to the soft blend as well.

    Sweeter tonka/vanilla and incense notes come forward after a few minutes, while the iris/lavender accord remains firm in the background. The entire composition remains extremely well balanced and blended, so that no single note, not even the lavender, is dominant.

    The heart of the scent organizes itself over the first hour, with very smooth woods and mild amber anchoring the floral and incense notes in the foreground. The drydown is a subtly sweet ambergris, woods, and vanilla arrangement that brings on a sense of wistful comfort. What a far cry this is from the likes of Lonestar Memories! The overall effect here is extremely gentle, gauzy, and mild, with a dream-like quality I often associate with Olivia Giacobetti's scents. "Reverie" is very apt!

    Though composed of different notes, Reverie au Jardin evokes the same mood as Frederic Malle's exquisite Iris Poudre. If you enjoy one, I suspect you'll enjoy the other. Tauer's scent is more obviously unisex, possibly because the incense adds a certain firmness that's lacking in Iris Poudre. The bit of oakmoss in the base of Reverie au Jardin also blends with the abmergris and florals to yield a somewhat fruity accord that sweetens it in comparison to Iris Poudre. That I can comfortably speak of Reverie au Jardin and Iris Poudre in the same sentence is a credit to Tauer's accomplishment.

    25th June, 2014

    chopwet's avatar

    South Africa South Africa

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    A lovely lavender start and then it changes into a prominent amber with a touch of vanilla. Un bon scent but it might be better on a woman than on me.

    31st October, 2012

    Kaern's avatar

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    I think Andy Tauer had recently sampled Lutens Gris Clair before creating this. I actually find RaJ much more interesting and satisfying to wear. It's not just a lavender and vanilla mix -- there are slight nuances of smoke, moss, cedar and amber added, which temper the obvious sweetness. Lovely.

    06th October, 2010

    kess's avatar

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    A very interesting lavender scent -- actually, a 'rendition' of lavender rather than true to life scent. Pillowy, smoky and dry -- makes me think of lavender fields under a hot sun.

    07th July, 2009

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    this is one of my favorite fragances , and according to aAdy the most complex and difficult to create and for many to wear. On me, it is a lush warm floral, as if I was suddenly transported into one of Monet's paintings of his gardens at Giverny. The one note that IS NOT prominent on me is lavender.Vetiver, tonker and amber are beautiful base notes. Severely under-rated fragrance, but personal chemistry is everything.

    09th April, 2009

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    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.

    03rd April, 2008

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