Tauer Perfumes Vetiver Dance ~ new fragrance

Tauer Perfumes Vetiver DanceVetiver Dance, a new unisex fragrance, is coming in October from Tauer Perfumes:

Vetiver oil is one of the most fascinating natural fragrances to work with. Exploring the dark, raw and almost damp earthiness of vetiver oil you may discover hidden gems. Delicate lines of green leaves, clear spices, and soft flower petals.

Trying to expose these treasures, I was working for more than a year on the fragrance that was later baptized “Vetiver dance” thanks to a creative online community. It is a fragrance where the dense and rich notes of vetiver oil balance the lightness of citrus, where wet dark earth nourishes white flowers, and where green spices extend vibrant woody chords.

The fragrance notes include vetiver oil from Java, grapefruit peel oil, black pepper seed, clary sage, Rose absolute from Bulgaria, lily of the valley, ambergris, cedar wood, Tonka bean and cistus extracts.

Tauer Perfumes Vetiver Dance will be available in 50 ml Eau de Toilette.

Andy Tauer of Tauer Perfumes will be at Scentbar in Los Angeles on October 4 & 17 to introduce Vetiver Dance; details to follow. (via press release from Tauer Perfumes)

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Have you smelled it, R? From what I've heard from those who have, it is glorious…

  2. Anonymous says:

    Tauer's creations sound divine on paper, but they are just *too much* for me – too strong, too dense, too heady, too everything. I own and love L'air, but can only use it in small doses. That, of course, doesn't stop me from lemming this one like mad, as I adore vetiver. It's a vicious circle.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Maybe finally a Tauer that I can love? For some reason, his others just smell strange on me :( Vetiver is one of my favorite notes so I have high hopes!

  4. Anonymous says:

    I was lucky enough to get a sample of this. It does become a little powdery but I wouldn't describe it as dense. It's cool and fresh (in a good way) and lovely.

  5. Anonymous says:

    It sounds like one I might like. I think the label is wonderful!

  6. Anonymous says:

    I love vetiver, and this sounds lovely! I'm adding to the must try list. :)

  7. Anonymous says:

    I have, but only 1 quick try so far…it's waiting for it's 2nd showing! It is very unusual, and was not instant love for me, although that's also true of much of the TP line. About the only one I loved right away was the Incense.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I'm looking forward to trying this! It sounds really beautiful.

  9. Anonymous says:

    They are mostly very dense, aren't they? And I would say the “airier” ones tend to be my favorites: the incense, Lonestar Memories especially. But I've come around to L'Air as well.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Hope you will love it then!

  11. Anonymous says:

    You probably already know this, but a simple way to lighten a heavy oil is to add some jojoba oil to it. Just keep adding some until it reaches your preferred density. It is a good idea to add a little and let it rest at least a week (better longer) for the oils to diffuse together. If you still want it lighter, add a bit more jojoba oil and let it rest again. I get my jojoba oil from Trader Joe's or Whole Foods. It is relatively easy to find. Of course, you need to put it in a bigger bottle to allow room to add the jojoba. Or you could just apply lightly, if that sounds like too much trouble. I am amazed how an oil can change just by adding more jojoba.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Also, obviously you should put it in a splash, not spray bottle, as jojoba oil will make the EDT thicker. Come to think of it, I have only added essential oils to edt or edp, not straight jojoba oil…oh geez, never mind. ;~)

  13. Anonymous says:

    Glad you love it!

  14. Anonymous says:

    Andy Tauer really does a wonderful job with packaging — and much more so than most indie brands.

  15. Anonymous says:

    But these aren't oils — I mean, you can't add jojoba to a regular EdT, can you?

  16. Anonymous says:

    Hope it will work for you!

  17. Anonymous says:

    Vetiver Dance sounds lovely. I am enjoying some Hermes D'Orange Vert with a touch of Patou Sublime at the moment. I am becoming a Vertiver convert.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Should have mentioned that it's had very good notices on MakeupAlley so far…

  19. Anonymous says:

    See above Robin…I add essentail oils and absolutes to edt with success, but not straight jojoba yet. Yea, not so sure it would work…BUT if you have some perfumers alcohol laying around…

  20. Anonymous says:

    Vertiver…LOL…do not mind me…think I need some coffee…:~)

  21. Anonymous says:

    Ah, I see. I do have perfumer's alcohol, but for whatever reason I don't ever use it to dilute ready-made perfumes.

  22. Anonymous says:

    Oh darn, and I had finally gotten my “to-try” list down to a mere 74!. I've been on a bit of a vetiver sampling jag so this one is right up my alley.

  23. Anonymous says:

    Of course, most perfumes are better in stronger concentrations, so there would be no need to dilute. If a scent that you already own is too strong for you though, it may be worth a try. You could always do a little in a decant bottle and see if it helps. Just a thought.

  24. Anonymous says:

    My to try list grows everyday, Tama. Maybe I should stop reading this blog?…but then again, life is to be enjoyed, isn't it?

  25. Anonymous says:

    I just spritz some of the edp into a handful of jojoba oil and apply the mixture to my body – it seems to disperse and lighten up the scent.

    I smelled a version of Vetiver Dance at his Incense Extreme launch, but not the final product, so I'm anxious to sniff again. It wasn't love at first sniff for me either, but definitely worth sniffing again.

  26. Anonymous says:

    I don't know if not reading the blog would help, although that is what got me started! The other day I got an email from LuckyScent that turned into a mega-sample splurge.

  27. Anonymous says:

    Oh thank you, cazaubon, I will try that sometime.

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  29. Anonymous says:

    I'm turned into a Vetiver fanatic this year so I'm really looking forward to trying this.
    So far I haven't LOVED anything by Tauer (though I hear he's a wonderfully nice and charming man).
    So perhaps this will be my first Tauer fragrance love?!

  30. Anonymous says:

    I put this on again last night before I commented. I have to stick my my previous statement: watermelon Jolly Rancher rolled in pepper. If you guys don't believe me, I humbly suggest going out and comparing them.

  31. Anonymous says:

    I hear he's wonderfully nice too :-)

  32. Anonymous says:

    LOL — still think you're crazy! But admittedly have not done a side by side comparison.

  33. Anonymous says:

    I was lucky enough to get a sample of this, and I've been meaning to post about it for a while. I just love it.

    I get a lot of black pepper and citrus and clary sage in the opening but for some reason the combination reminds me of chicory (I'm from New Orleans- so that may have something to do with it. We drink chicory in our coffee down here.)

    The citrus fades as I wear it (which is good for me b/c citrus tends to turn to sweaty socks on my skin). I smell a lot of green and a lot of pepper throughout the day when I wear this, and in the end it dries down to a powdery woods smell. I don't find it to be overly powdery, but when I was discussing the smell with my boyfriend he noted that he found it quite powdery. (I think it could be a unisex fragrance, but he disagrees on account of the powder.)

  34. Anonymous says:

    Sounds like you've found a new favorite, congrats!

  35. Anonymous says:

    Actually, maybe you can help me name the quality I am so attracted to in perfume lately. This may sound a bit ignorant, but I've only been really serious about educating myself for about a year…

    What I like best about Vetiver Dance (and Keiko Mecheri Genie Des Bois per my earlier comment) is the “bracing” green top note. (I think also smell something similar in cbihateperfume Revelation, but its more earthy.) Its powerful, but not necessarily in a big sillage type way.

    Is the phrase to describe this green-ness I enjoy so much chypre?

    Thanks for the help.

  36. Anonymous says:

    No, not chypre, but not sure what since I can't remember the KM. But looking at the notes, can't see what they've got in common, even when you factor in the Revelation.

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