I have a sample of Carillon Pour Un Ange, and I have had it for quite some time now. I never had the time or the impetus to try it, since I was saving it for spring, wanting to work through all my cold weather perfumes first. Then, craving something greener, more spring-like, I happened upon my sample. Thank the Lord!
And Andy Tauer.
I should have known, it is a Tauer perfume after all, and from experience I can say: Andy doesn´t do anything by halves when it comes to his creations. And a half-measure this is decidedly not…
Carillon Pour Un Ange is the perfumers take on lily of the valley (notes include rose, ylang ylang, lilac, green lily of the valley accord, jasmine, leather, ambergris, moss and woods) such an innocent, little flower with such power as we know since the late, I mean original, Diorissimo.
In Tauer´s hands lily of the valley becomes larger than life. A glorious hyper-muguet that combines innocence with knowing entirely too much, shyness with boldness, white, green and black, it is all in there and it smells great to boot ;)
Opening with a burst of GREEN, Carillon soon heralds in the sweet, angelic whiteness of lily of the valley, from stem to petal, adding the black, wet soil for good measure. The muguet accord sits comfortably on the now already famous base, and it is – in best Tauer fashion – here to stay. After twelve hours I still smell traces on my arm.
It is unmistakably assertive and self-assured, but at the same time elegant and tender and simply lovely. It doesn´t need to scream to command attention, but does it by simply entering the room, if it were a woman, that is a kind I would like to be.
Until I am there, I let Carillon Pour Un Ange speak for me and earn the compliments.
Carillon is at the moment only available for pre-sale directly at Tauerperfumes.com, 15ml Eau de Parfum riche, not yet in the gorgeous flacon, but it is slated to become part of the Hommage line in the red bottle. Samples are also available at Andy´s site. As I have heard it is to be launched early in 2011, when exactly I don´t know. (I just hope it is soon, because it is my favorite Tauer to date and I really want the pretty bottle, since I am shallow and obsessive-compulsively wanting this to go together with my other Tauer bottle ;))
I highly recommend to try this if you have the chance. As for putting the “spring back in my step” after this already long and cold and grey winter – it succeeds perfectly.
I see the world through green-tinted glasses. :)
Picture sources: Wallcoo.com some rights reserved, thank you!