The genius of Andy Tauer has always been his ability to see past- or perhaps to not see at all- the conventional, in service of his own unique perception of the scents and notes he loves. So while for most, a “natural smelling” tuberose would default into cool, creamy rich white floral territory, Andy’s Sotto La Luna Tuberose turns in the other direction, envisioning a beguilingly green, peppery floral that brings the “queen of the night” into bright, warm daylight.
Long time Tauer lovers will have particular reason to rejoice, as from the very first clove-spiced, galbanum-rich spray, it’s clear that Sotto La Luna Tuberose is a throwback to Tauer’s most iconic and distinct fragrances. Weaving through the rich spicy warmth of this full dose of “Tauerade”, the heavy dose of natural tuberose absolute asserts herself– creamy and floral as you’d expect, but so expertly blended against sweet ylang and stemmy jasmine as to bathe the notes in vibrant warmth and fresh green tones that feel spicy, natural and utterly unique. As the soft woods, patchouli and briskly musky ambergris base emerges, the tuberose is both softened and elevated, wonderfully recognizable while still leagues apart from any tuberose we’ve smelled before. Is Sotto La Luna Tuberose a typically unadorned soliflore? Perhaps not traditionally. But in a very real sense, that’s exactly what it is: A singular, artistic vision of tuberose, as only Andy Tauer could bring us.