I tend not to like florals too much, but I like this lily of the valley scent, in particular its simplicity, which I'm sure was not easily attained by the way. Some "darker" notes that I cannot distinguish also linger in the background, however this is a fragrance that retains a very clear identity throughout its life, and I appreciate that.
Carillon Pour Un Ange by Tauer, 2010
Rated #1981 in Fragrances
First impressions: This does not smell like lily of the valley/muguet. It's a powdery linden/mimosa-like scent with a dusting of pollen. A little like a modern take on Caron's Farnesiana I like it, but it would be a scent I'd wear for my own pleasure on introspective days when I want a comforting, sentimental scent. I wouldn't want to waft this around on a crowded train, as the pollen/honey aspect has the teeniest urinic aspect, as does Lutens' Miel de Bois.
I am sorry again, I wear florals very well- usually. this was not only a dense, sweet cloying desaster on my skin, it did not even come off. I did not smell any of the flowers: lily of the valley is better be found in muguet blanc by van cleef, lilac in en passant . this fragrance disappointed me a lot. I really felt it smelled bad . no thank you
l get zesty, juicy-green, young leaves in the opening, with a touch of something metallic, before the lily of the valley becomes apparent about 5 minutes in. My impression at this stage is of silver fairy bells tinkling deep in a forest, as the grassy, mossy, earthy undertones begin to come forward. 40 minutes in, a wonderfully salty oakmoss begins to dominate, & after a couple of hours is joined by a dry amber. The lily drifts in & out over the next few hours, & five hours in, the base is of floral, milky woods along with the amber. The sillage is excellent, & the longevity outstanding at around ten hours. l find this to be a very beautiful & unusual take on lily of the valley; it has a depth & complexity that keep it interesting all the way through, & l would say it's easily unisex. lt has a kind of chypre quality, without the bitterness of galbanum that l often dislike. lt has a construction & a bright greenness that remind me of DelRae's Debut, without being as tart. Others have mentioned a leather note, but l didn't get that, & l didn't miss it. l could really fall for this one, & it could be a worthy successor to my vintage bottle of Diorissimo when it runs out!
A straignt-on lily-of-the-valley fragrance. Reminds me of Madini Four Seasons. Strong, strong, strong topnotes that keep coming. Luckily, I like Lily of the Valley, but I have to be in the mood to wear it because this is not subtle.
After a fleeting light and green impression at the top, this settles into being the most shockingly amplified, hyper-real recreation of lily of the valley ever encountered. Heady, cool, sweet, hinting at mossy depths, the tremendous volume of those tiny white flowers is captured in a bottle. The Carillon in the name may have been suggested by the bell-like shape of the flower; ; indeed they are called bells in some Germanic languages. But this is a carillon also in the real sense of the word a pealing burst of tones, both invigorating and OTT. A half-spray will suffice.
Carillon pour un Ange hits me like an olfactory epiphany. It is utterly captivating, ravishing. I can't stop taking long, slow inspirations of it. There are the notes, the muguet (earthy, oily, creamy, strangely autumnal) so distinct from the light, pretty muguets I've smelled before. The muguet is the lead-in to the leather, the fresh, piercing green, and the vaguely composted forest brown. But it's really the tones, not the notes. I get a strong musical sense of a precise, high-pitched harmony and a series of bass chords that obviate the need for a middle range. The high and the low pitches create a particular, perfect balance. Artists' quotes for press releases, like after-show discussion with directors/choreographers/composers make me want to bolt for the exit. Show me your work, don't try to talk me into it. Refreshingly different, Andy Tauer's humble statements to the effect of, 'This my tribute to the lily of the valley. I hope you'll dig it' (my paraphrase) makes me appreciate his work all the more. Artistically significant and breath-takingly beautiful. From my experience of the arts, not a common enough occurrence.
Carillon Pour Un Ange by Tauer - One is initially treated to an inspiring, spring bouquet. A somewhat spicy rose, a rosy, vanillic lilac, a sensual, fruity ylang ylang and a timidly sweet hyacinth, all wonderfully align. An errant hint of wet cardboard flickers. A green carpet of violet leaf, with its mowed grass character, carries the exhilarating nosegay to the waiting middle. Here, a lovely lily of the valley subsumes the opening, imparting its wondrous, sweetish freshness. This glorious muguet, in addition to inherent delicacy, bares its woody and green features as well as its faint muskiness. And, a subservient jasmine sprinkles its fruity sweetness. A soft leather gracefully serves as an exquisite background. Transitioning to the enhancing base, the splendor of the lily of the valley is lifted by a fascinating labdanum, which contributes its richly aromatic facets of wood, leather, earth and ambergris. A foresty and peat-like oakmoss adds its finishing touch. An alluring drydown ensues. This well-constructed, elegant composition has average projection and good longevity.
I am no fan of citric perfumes, or indeed anything that fits into the cologne category; light and refreshing is just not what I look for in a perfume. However, ever since my recent breakthrough that was Iris Silver Mist, I have come to ask myself why white floral compositions are not sought out as alternatives to fresh citric colognes, and, more to the point, why there is very little out there to challenge the time-worn association of this particular group, the lilies in all their variations, with nostalgic old lady fragrances. Whilst Flechier's Lys Mediterranee is a gentle but focused perfume that accurately describes that serene air of a lily-filled room, Tauer takes the theme one step further. Smooth herbaceous notes convert this lily into an immaculate green blend with an intoxicating leather aspect that I can't get enough of. This addition also saves the perfume from a cloying sickliness that is there in the real-life flower. The result is of a suave and indulgent romance that reminds me of the addictive Lumière Noire pour Homme. Here is a floral leather: not in the sense that it describes the smell of luxury goods, but rather that the suedey, almost rubbery texture of real lily petals is so tangible. As opposed to many old lady muguets, Tauer's remarkable new proposition depicts this elegant flower in a way that defies gender as ISM does: Carrillon is simply bright, optimistic and mouthwateringly delicious.
Carillon Pour An Angel is pure sophistication. An incredibly refined blend of cut crass, other green notes and delicate florals (mainly muguet, but also lilac and jasmine) that strikes as a solid work of art and takes the distance from most fragrances in the same vein. Basically this is muguet as I never smelled it...delicate, extremely natural with a strong spring vibe that's typical to this flower. Soft leather hints and a slight mossy feel add the right amount of consistency to this ethereal composition, What really fascinates me about this fragrance is Tauer's ability to captivate all the mesmerizing aspects of the Lily Of The Valley which turn this flower to be one of the prettiest, but at the same time one of the most poisonous, around. Carillon Pour An Angel is uplifting, comforting and souave but at the same time it hits with a remarkable presence and longevity and a subtle dose of healthy malice. Perfect for spring wear. A new landmark in soliflore perfumery.
Carillon Pour Un Ange by Tauer, 2010
|Top Notes||rose, ylang, lilac, lily of the valley|
|Middle Notes||jasmine, leather|
|Base Notes||ambergris, moss, woods|
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