Hi all! I couldn't get to Basenotes yesterday, very sad because I was testing Tauer's Une Rose Vermeille. It's very, very fruity, but it isn't sweet; it's a green raspberry note. The rose didn't come through very strongly on me, unfortunately, so I didn't adore it. The base is gorgeous, though; vanilla, sandalwood, tonka bean, with the raspberry overlaying it. I'd cautiously rate it at 3.5 stars, but will need another test to be sure.
As there's no way I'll ever be caught in a Mugler (I'm sorry, they just don't work for me!), today I'm testing Tauer's other newbie, Eau d'Epices. I'm disappointed, frankly. Of course, it's too soon in the day to be sure, but so far it's moderately warm and spicy and ... that's it. I think it might work in warmer autumn weather when the sun's shining, and I'm sure it will sing in the summer, but when it's 12 degrees outside? No and nope. I drove by the beach this morning and the North Sea was terrifically grey and violent and unsettled; I'm kind of wishing I'd worn Sel Marin instead of Eau d'Epices' spicy warmth. Just the wrong choice, I think.
Have a good day, everybody!