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    Default Tauer Les Années 25 BIS

    Surprising new release. The original was quite stunning.


    LES ANNÉES 25 BIS refers to the golden age of perfumery, the 20ies of the last century in Europe. It is a fragrance in grand style, uncompromisingly vintage chic, yet it is also alluringly modern.
    After selling out with Les Années 25 within a couple of week, I figured; let's do it.... let's make it even better: let's create Les Années 25 BIS.

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    LES ANNÉES 25 BIS
    This fragrance has become my love quickly and for weeks it has been my scent of the day. It is just amazing. The composition is complex and its pillars are the natural extracts and rich resins.

    A fresh citrus blast shines with bergamot, lemon and sweet orange oil. This cologne curtain rises and a mouth-watering peach accord enters the stage. It is accompanied by a natural rose absolute, ylangylang essential oil and vibrant iris root.

    The iris renders the fragrance towards unisex. It prepares the ground for the complex and luxurious base: benzoin, vetiver, patchouli, sandalwood, amber gris, musks and vanilla melt into a long lasting, exquisite skin perfume.

    HEAD NOTES: Bergamot, Lemon, Orange, Peach
    HEART NOTES: Rose, Ylang, Iris
    BODY NOTES: Benzoin, Vetiver, Patchouli, Amber gris
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    Default Re: Tauer Les Années 25 BIS

    I’m so down for a split! Had missed out on the original...
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    Thanks for the info.
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    Default Re: Tauer Les Années 25 BIS

    He says it's better than Les Années 25. Well, I want a refund then!

    It seems limited edition doesn't really mean limited edition anymore. Though he says it's different, he uses the same label and name. I'm cynical, but I'll probably blind buy it (unless it's another "limited edition.")

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangkok Hound View Post
    He says it's better than Les Années 25. Well, I want a refund then!

    It seems limited edition doesn't really mean limited edition anymore. Though he says it's different, he uses the same label and name. I'm cynical, but I'll probably blind buy it (unless it's another "limited edition.")
    Here is how Andy put it:
    "Les Années 25 was great. This new one is fantastic..."
    His Instagram video even makes the label look upgraded.
    If I can secure a bottle it will join an original. It will be a blind buy but the original was available long enough to comfortably sample if one wanted to.
    The notes are sufficiently different that it is not an attempt to copy the first to the extent of say the ALD Part II release of Siberian Musk and Ottoman Empire.
    Hopes are high.
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    Default Re: Tauer Les Années 25 BIS

    I hope this one is a bit stronger than the original one, which I can barely smell. Still, if the previous one is an indication, I will be on the fence about buying blindly.

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    Default Re: Tauer Les Années 25 BIS

    The notes sound pretty good.
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    Default Re: Tauer Les Années 25 BIS

    I liked the original a lot.

    What does "BIS" mean?
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    Default Re: Tauer Les Années 25 BIS

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I liked the original a lot.

    What does "BIS" mean?
    Encore.

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    Default Re: Tauer Les Années 25 BIS

    BIS = Back in Stock?

    Its a strange acronym to incorporate into a title.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strifeknot View Post
    Surprising new release. The original was quite stunning.
    I quite agree. The original is by far my favorite Tauer perfume and high up in my list of favorites, period. I am very excited to try this and see how it compares to and differs from the original.



    Quote Originally Posted by ctboom View Post
    BIS = Back in Stock?

    Its a strange acronym to incorporate into a title.

    It's French for "encore" (among other things), and comes from the Latin for "twice."

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    Default Re: Tauer Les Années 25 BIS

    I'm such a dolt sometimes.

    Quote Originally Posted by darinaldi View Post

    It's French for "encore" (among other things), and comes from the Latin for "twice."

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctboom View Post
    I'm such a dolt sometimes.

    Hardly. "Dolt" was the first time I saw a SmartCar and, knowing that it was a German company, wondered why they named the model "Fort-wo" (since that's like nonsense German for something like "away where" and I thought it might be some idiomatic expression). My wife facepalmed and pointed out that it was "For Two."

    She still (deservedly) gives me crap about that to this day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starblind View Post
    Encore.
    Quote Originally Posted by darinaldi View Post
    ...It's French for "encore" (among other things), and comes from the Latin for "twice."
    Got it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by darinaldi View Post
    Hardly. "Dolt" was the first time I saw a SmartCar and, knowing that it was a German company, wondered why they named the model "Fort-wo" (since that's like nonsense German for something like "away where" and I thought it might be some idiomatic expression). My wife facepalmed and pointed out that it was "For Two."

    She still (deservedly) gives me crap about that to this day.
    That's perfect, thanks.

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    Default Re: Tauer Les Années 25 BIS

    Already in stock at LuckyScent... Same day as formally announced! Samples available. Priced at about the same as the first version.
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    Default Re: Tauer Les Années 25 BIS

    I have placed an order. Very much looking forward to it. I liked the first version, but it was a bit faint on me so I waffled and missed out. I’m hoping this one will be stronger.

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    Default Re: Tauer Les Années 25 BIS

    Interesting notes breakdown.
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    Never smelled the original, and while the notes look interesting, I have yet to smell a Tauer creation that didn't have heavy (to me) notes of aroma chemicals. It really ruined Une Rose Chypree for me. Really hoping he didn't rely so heavily on those for this creation, so I'm looking forward to hearing what others think once they try it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MistressJoy View Post
    Never smelled the original, and while the notes look interesting, I have yet to smell a Tauer creation that didn't have heavy (to me) notes of aroma chemicals. It really ruined Une Rose Chypree for me. Really hoping he didn't rely so heavily on those for this creation, so I'm looking forward to hearing what others think once they try it out.
    Exactly the same for me. I really loved URC and Phi when I first sprayed them, but as they wore on the aroma chemicals wore me down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MistressJoy View Post
    Never smelled the original, and while the notes look interesting, I have yet to smell a Tauer creation that didn't have heavy (to me) notes of aroma chemicals. It really ruined Une Rose Chypree for me. Really hoping he didn't rely so heavily on those for this creation, so I'm looking forward to hearing what others think once they try it out.
    This one has a vintage polished feel to me (I’m referring to the original not the BIS). It felt like a Guerlain. I don’t think it shared any of that Tauer-ade that you’re mentioning.
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    Had a small sample of the original 25 and just got a full bottle of Bis.
    Like the original slightly more but this new one is nice.
    Don’t get a single top note listed(Bergamot? Really?)
    The listed heart notes and Base notes make more sense.
    Solid blind buy for me.... and I like to support Andy. He just seems equal parts talented and nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vitaman View Post
    Had a small sample of the original 25 and just got a full bottle of Bis.
    Like the original slightly more but this new one is nice.
    Don’t get a single top note listed(Bergamot? Really?)
    The listed heart notes and Base notes make more sense.
    Solid blind buy for me.... and I like to support Andy. He just seems equal parts talented and nice.
    I’m also a fan of his persona and don’t have any of his fragrances despite liking many of them. Have to to correct this mistake. I need to do a skin test with them and decide. I like how he works with rose. Ironically I didn’t like his most famous work: LADDM (like with Nasomatto’s Black Afgano).

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    This is noticeably different than the original. The opening is brighter with more citrus, and the peach comes off as more floral than fruity. It's slightly stronger, but still not powerful; longevity is good.

    There have been complaints about powder in some other recent scents. Stay away if you don't like powder. I love it.

    I'm pleased that's it not just a rehash of the original, though I wouldn't object to that being re-released, as it's one of the best fragrances in recent years. This is a worthy sibling.
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    Default Re: Tauer Les Années 25 BIS

    Thanks for all the review comments, picking up my bottle at the PO today and really looking forward to sniffing. Will report back with my thoughts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strifeknot View Post
    This is noticeably different than the original. The opening is brighter with more citrus, and the peach comes off as more floral than fruity. It's slightly stronger, but still not powerful; longevity is good.

    There have been complaints about powder in some other recent scents. Stay away if you don't like powder. I love it.

    I'm pleased that's it not just a rehash of the original, though I wouldn't object to that being re-released, as it's one of the best fragrances in recent years. This is a worthy sibling.
    Thanks for the review.

    I loved the original and it was almost a tiny bit powdery...but by no means was this annoying. I enjoyed it a lot - like I enjoy many 'powdery' Guerlains.
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    Powder level is comparable to the original, so you should be good.
    Rare, vintage, and niche off-site sales.
    Big list of niche splits.
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    I appreciate all the reviews so far. My local perfume shop got it in this week, so I'm hoping to be able to swing by tomorrow and check it out for myself.

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    Default Re: Tauer Les Années 25 BIS

    Wearing the original and the BIS side by side. The original smells different, has a greener opening whereas BIS has lots of the citrus brightness. For some reason it is making me think of Noontide Petals, although they smell quite different, but both have a bright opening. The original smells a tiny bit powderier, I smell more of the florals in BIS. To me it does have a distinctive Tauer smell. I think it is a bit stronger than the original. Will give it a full wearing tomorrow, but so far I like it very much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cazaubon View Post
    Wearing the original and the BIS side by side. The original smells different, has a greener opening whereas BIS has lots of the citrus brightness. For some reason it is making me think of Noontide Petals, although they smell quite different, but both have a bright opening. The original smells a tiny bit powderier, I smell more of the florals in BIS. To me it does have a distinctive Tauer smell. I think it is a bit stronger than the original. Will give it a full wearing tomorrow, but so far I like it very much.
    Thanks for sharing your initial impression, would love to hear more after another wearing




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