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Orange Star (2010)
by Tauer


Orange Star information

Year of Launch2010
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 83 votes)

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PerfumerAndy Tauer

About Orange Star

Orange Star is a feminine perfume by Tauer. The scent was launched in 2010 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Andy Tauer

Orange Star fragrance notes

Reviews of Orange Star

Strange, like citrus from another world.

Orangey, airy aldehydes with some violet but it never goes sweet. I wanted it to go sweet or sour but it never did. It just holds on to a citrus oil coming out of a difuser smell that never gets sweet like a real orange scent.

Projection is just average but longevity is very good, lasts all day on me.
04th February, 2019
There was a candy when I was a boy...Sweet Tarts. If you opened a pack, dumped it in a bottle of vodka, let them dissolve, and put a handful of cloves in also, you would have Orange Star. Exact same smell.
04th June, 2017
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United Kingdom
The is a citrus wind, blowing initially orangey and then mainly ripe grapefruit, a fizzy lemonade concoction that is quite pleasant. This is not a refreshing opening blast, more a gently glowing grapefruit-lolly style of considerable sweetness, but never cloying.

After the first couple of hours, heralded by a floral interlude, the second phase arrives: a somewhat pitiful attempt at a synthetic ambergris, clean, a bit bland and displaying nothing reminiscent of whale vomit - this is a sterile ambergis collected with silk gloves in the laboratory. A fairly generic vanilla flavour combined with a similarly unexciting and dull bright patchouli does not improve matters. The base is a bit of a disappointment.

The performance is good though, with moderate sillage, good projection and nine hours of longevity on my skin.

A synthetic scent for summer days that are not too hot, the passable first part is let down by the less-than-average second part. Sitting at the border between negative and neutral, the pleasant opening and decent performance get it over the line - just. 2/5.
03rd May, 2016 (last edited: 09th October, 2019)
I love this scent!

To describe it with a few words, I'd say it's a fantastic ambergris, citrus bomb.

It seems most fragrances these days are following either the oud-craze or the ambergris-craze. I was interested in trying a few of the latter so I snagged a little vial of this from and it definitely satisfies.

Sillage is surprisingly very good. I've only been able to apply this from my little dabber, but I imagine a spray from a large bottle would be even better.

Longevity is quite poor, which is rather odd due to sillage being so great. At the most, I've only been able to get 2 hours out of this scent. That number would probably increase if sprayed from a full bottle.

My overall rating of this scent is 4/5 because it smells fantastic, but lasts about as long as an aftershave. I compare it most to Hermes Ambre Narguile due to the incredible sweetness of each.

EDIT: Longevity is monstrous from my full bottle. I can still smell it (faintly) the next morning.
28th January, 2016 (last edited: 06th October, 2016)
Orange Star is another superb fragrance from Andy Tauer. It starts with a full blast of citrus, (mandarin and orange). The dry down is a mix of citrus, vanilla, ambergris and tonka bean. Very pleasant fragrance, with very good silage and longevity. Like all other Tauer fragrances spray with caution, only 2-3 should be enough for this powerhouse.
07th March, 2015
Genre: Citrus

Having read the advertising copy promising an original approach to citrus, and on the evidence of a portfolio that includes L’Air du Desert Marocain and Lonestar Memories, I half expected Andy Tauer’s Orange Star would be a caramelized mandarin peel, smoky incense, and spiced amber concoction along the lines of Lutens’s weird, rich Mandarine-Mandarin. It’s nothing of the sort.

Instead, Orange Star opens on a very tart citrus that’s almost more grapefruit than orange, and a blast of aldehydes fully worthy of White Linen or Chanel No. 22. I may be hypersensitive, but it’s the aldehydes that matter here, far more than the citrus, which they far outlast in any case. Orange blossom and a bittersweet, woody violet soon step in for the citrus fruit, with no diminution of the attendant aldehydes. Orange Star’s aldehydes are of the waxy, soapy sort, and their overwhelming influence leaves the fragrance smelling very close to lipstick. Their effect is also profoundly “perfumey,” in a very 50s retro manner.

Sillage and projection, as so often the case with strongly aldehydic perfumes, are impressive, and Orange Star plugs along without much change for a few hours before the aldehydes finally commence their retreat. When it finally arrives, the soft amber and patchouli drydown feels uncharacteristically (for Tauer) bland and shapeless. I can’t help but wonder if more assertive base notes – especially the labdanum contained in Ambreine - would have rendered the aldehydes more palatable. While Orange Star is an interesting composition, it offers no effective counterweight to those blaring aldehydes, and so winds up feeling awkwardly unbalanced.

Note: It’s instructive to compare Orange Star to another aldehyde bomb, Chanel’s No. 22. The Chanel succeeds in balancing its stupendous aldehyde content with equally lasting and potent frankincense and white flowers, and hence satisfies my nose to a degree that Orange Star does not.
22nd June, 2014

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