Wow, what a perfect afternoon and evening! Doing what I love to do; talk about perfumes with people who think like me. And today getting to meet a perfumer all the way from Switzerland, Andy Tauer. The Scent Bar in Los Angeles hosted this meet & greet, and my friend Debbie and I were the first to arrive! So we so got to take pictures and speak one on one with Andy. I must say he is so nice, such a sweet person, so easy to talk to. And since we have corresponded with each other over the internet, it was like meeting an old friend. My head is still spinning and as some of you have noted, I've not been keen on writing lately. Well actually it is more like the words just no longer come. Writers block or drought is more like it. But my perfume rush is still flowing and the last thing I want to do right now is sleep.
Andy told us the story of how he got started as a perfumer and brought along some absolute notes that make up the composition of his new fragrance, Reverie au jardin. You will be fascinated to know that reading Mandy Aftel's book on a trip to Kenya started it all. That and a little seduction by a frangipani tree that stirred his senses and made him think that he would like to try making some fragrances. And to that we are eternally thankful! It was interesting to smell the notes separated one by one and how beautifully they come together in this lovely new fragrance. Scent strips were passed around, bottles were autographed, we talked and laughed and shared our passion. It was perfect.
Afterwards several of us girls went to dinner and basked in the afterglow of this warm and friendly encounter. Still marveling at the fact, that yes, there are many of us out there with a common bond, this undeniable passion for fragrance.
You can read my review of the new Andy Tauer Scent by clicking the link below. This fragrance is fabulous, and even if you think you don't like lavender, this may be the one to make you change your mind. Just beautiful -
Reverie au jardin Review