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    Default Andy Tauer fragrances

    I am on the fence to just go and blind buy LADDM. Should I? Price is quite tempting, as I think they are very reasonable priced.

    Never ever experienced anything from Tauer before, but I suppose this particular one is a best one to start discovering his creations.
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    You are correct. By far his most popular and best selling fragrance, and for good reason.
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    Default Re: Andy Tauer fragrances

    Quote Originally Posted by Herne View Post

    Never ever experienced anything from Tauer before, but I suppose this particular one is a best one to start discovering his creations.
    It's a very nice one if you decide to spring for it.
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    It is his best, but I still don't care for it. As you haven't smelled the line, I definitely recommend sampling first as Tauer compositions generally are "love em" or "hate em" with little middle ground. I strongly dislike almost all of them but this one and Lys du Desert I am indifferent to. That is about the best I can muster for anything Tauer I'm afraid despite really liking him as a person. A risky blind buy to the uninitiated, IMO.
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    Default Re: Andy Tauer fragrances

    It's fantastic!

    I love it. It gets even better as it evolves on skin. The top is compelling, but the base is marvelous. Two thumbs up. Way up!

    So, should you blind buy it? Nope. Why risk $125 on something you've never smelled? Just because other people love it doesn't mean you will. Millions of people love the taste of olives. I can't stand 'em. So many people love the taste of beer like Bud/Miller/Coors. That stuff doesn't even taste like beer to me. Different strokes for different folks.

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    Always sample first.

    Even ones that are beloved by many will be disliked or hated from others. Straight from LuckyScent. Lots of 5 stars... Lots of 1-2 stars:

    http://www.luckyscent.com/product/31...tauer-perfumes

    So totally a polarizing scent which demands to be tested first even more.
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    Sure. It's not a "safe" blind buy, but it's by far the best from the house.

    Blind buying occasionally is part of what makes this hobby enjoyable. But I guess it's not for everyone.
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    A very good fragance, its hard not to like it once tested, I wearing some in my wrist now and I can stop smelling it I like it .

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    Indeed!
    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    You are correct. By far his most popular and best selling fragrance, and for good reason.
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    It depends on how much of a hassle sampling is for you. I like every Tauer I've got my hands on and I'll get more, but they're generally not what you'd call 'easily wearable' (which might not be a problem), so sampling may be best. Sampling for me is a pain and involves making international orders, but I did sample Lonestar Memories due to the extreme variance in opinions. A couple I've bought blind though and have no regrets.

    Personally, I'd say that if the notes in LADDM appeal to you and you've got a supplier/good deal all lined up, then pull the trigger. I did on that one.

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    It's easy to swap so it's almost like you are getting two blind buys for the price of one, unlike less popular niche.

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    Some people dislike L'air Di Desert Marocain for the slightly harsh spices, but I think it's great. I would never suggest blind buying it unless you're huge on harsh spicy fragrances, but a sample is better first

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    Love it. His most dynamic work to me.

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    Actually Lonestar Memories has a lot more notes that I like. Getting samples of these is not so easy, though not impossible. Maybe I'll just wait with these and sample them somewhere in the future.
    Currently wearing: Bracken Man by Amouage

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    LDDM is a wonderful fragrance, it smells of the cool morning air in the Moroccan desert. This is a must in my wardrobe.

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    Smells good, but I find it has this relentless, harsh and raspy note, that stopped me from getting it.

    Not blind buy material!

    As always, it is better to spend a few quid on some samples, and find out if you like the scents, rather than drop your hard earned cash on something you might end up hating. Sample away!

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    His best work in my opinion and as mentioned above, the more it develops on the skin the better it gets. Me i love every stage of it from top to bottom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herne View Post
    Actually Lonestar Memories has a lot more notes that I like. Getting samples of these is not so easy, though not impossible. Maybe I'll just wait with these and sample them somewhere in the future.
    I'm not sure where you are, but I think you can get samples pretty easily from Essenza Nobile and First in Fragrance online throughout most of Europe. They both have Tauer.

    I'd also strongly recommend sampling first, as it's a lot to spend on fragrances that are quite unusual.

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    Don't think you can blind buy this incorrectly. Personally, I like it....and even if you don't, it will be easy to get rid of since there are scores of folks who dig it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herne View Post
    I am on the fence to just go and blind buy LADDM. Should I?.............
    I don't love amber but the fragrance is excellent. Anyone with a genuine interest in perfumery should probably own it.
    Last edited by pluran; 18th October 2015 at 08:19 AM.

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    It's a while since I sampled it but I thought at the time it would work better as a room scent. However I am prepared to admit that I may have misjudged it through inexpert over-application. Must try again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herne View Post
    Actually Lonestar Memories has a lot more notes that I like. Getting samples of these is not so easy, though not impossible. Maybe I'll just wait with these and sample them somewhere in the future.
    As Kagey said above, Essenza Nobile and First in Fragrance have samples of Tauer. In fact, FiF/zum Duft is where I get mine, so if you're in Finland and I'm in the middle of nowhere/New Zealand, then you've no real excuse now, do you?

    PS If you really like what you see in Lonestar, then just get it. It's my favourite Tauer. A truly superb creation.

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    I admire Andy Tauer's work and have three FBs but LDDM just didn't work for me. I found it to be a dense unrelenting amber with little variation which gave me more than one headache. I had a 2 ml sample, which, given the strength of his compositions, meant I must have sampled it at least 10 times in the hope I'd come round to this 'classic'. Nope, resolutely refused to reveal the wonders other people kept raving about. So, do try before you buy, just in case you are one of those people for whom it is just a heavy, off-putting perfume.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gimmegreen View Post
    I admire Andy Tauer's work and have three FBs but LDDM just didn't work for me. I found it to be a dense unrelenting amber with little variation which gave me more than one headache. I had a 2 ml sample, which, given the strength of his compositions, meant I must have sampled it at least 10 times in the hope I'd come round to this 'classic'. Nope, resolutely refused to reveal the wonders other people kept raving about. So, do try before you buy, just in case you are one of those people for whom it is just a heavy, off-putting perfume.
    Was it a spray or a dabber sample?

    Mine was a dabber, and I found it unrelenting as well. Perhaps this is one, that works best when sprayed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herne View Post
    Actually Lonestar Memories has a lot more notes that I like. Getting samples of these is not so easy, though not impossible. Maybe I'll just wait with these and sample them somewhere in the future.
    ...I own them both and I find Lonestar Memories the most unique scent of my (small) collection

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    From sampling in a shop, Desert was the best one, but not worth buying blind.

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    Do you dress in the dark too?? lol j/k.

    Get a sample. It's nice enough but I never felt like adding it to my wardrobe.

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    I've bought LDDM a few times as samples but find I just like it, rather than love it and have never felt drawn to it by the urgent need to purchase a full bottle. Pleasant enough to my nose, but I guess I'm just not an amber person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    Do you dress in the dark too?? lol j/k.

    Get a sample. It's nice enough but I never felt like adding it to my wardrobe.
    Haha. Maybe

    I'll sample this first. But like music cd's, which I do buy usually blind from here and there couple of times a week, I do like the excitement that blind buying gives me.
    Currently wearing: Bracken Man by Amouage

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarce View Post
    I've bought LDDM a few times as samples but find I just like it, rather than love it and have never felt drawn to it by the urgent need to purchase a full bottle. Pleasant enough to my nose, but I guess I'm just not an amber person.
    Same here.




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