Originally Posted by forfreddie
I'm so glad you ordered the Tauer samples kalli - please let me know what you went for (and what you think when they arrive!)
. Well, I got Orange Star, Miriam, Incense Rose, Pentachord Verdant, Zeta and Un Rose Vermeille.
I'd say the only one I didn't care for too much was the Pentachord, but I do appreciate the earthy, dirt notes to it. I just got too much dirt/soil notes and I was hoping for more green/foresty notes. But I just got a really strong, wet soil note. I knew the wet soil note was in there, I was just kind of not wanting it to be that strong. It's really like I am digging in wet soil. Orange Star is a very nice, sparkly orange but seemed to turn really soapy on me. The Miriam I think is pretty nice but I kind of wish the citrus was played down just a little bit. It's really citrusy, almost overkill on the citrus and I am wanting more of what's underneath it-like a Chanel/Lipstick Rose vibe-which I get more as it dries down a bit but that opening citrus is almost too much. Incense Rose, no complaints there
. That's a nice one, Knit was right. I love how it starts off with that sweet clementine/bergamot and gets increasingly darker, more beautiful. I just keep sniffing that one over and over. I love the way it develops. Very nice. Rose Vermeille- I really feel again, too much sweet citrus and really sweet berries that seem to fight with the beautiful rose for a while. It is a gourmand rose but I do kinda wish it was less sweet, so I can get to that rose! I don't really care for the dry down on the Vermeille, just personal taste there. It just reminds me of Armani Code Elixir a bit and I just can't stand that one. Even the slightest resemblance to that one..and I am like, ok it's over. Lol. But I really get nice roses from Tauer..dark, a little oily/dewy, just nice. Zeta-very nice rose, there's that sweet citrus again but it's not too sweet, not too overpowering or lingering, therefore, I can focus on those nice florals. I think he likes orange and sweet citrus a lot. I will try more cause I really haven't smelled anything like his scents out there. I would love a rose soliflore from Tauer..that I would definitely try!