Up for grabs: Tableau de Parfums Loretta samples

Tableau de Parfums Loretta

What is it: Samples of Tableau de Parfums Loretta. 5 samples, 5 winners.

How do I get it: Tell me about your favorite perfume by Tableau de Parfums or Tauer Perfumes, if you have one. Otherwise, tell me about your favorite female movie character.

I will send these anywhere in the world, but will not be responsible for any customs-related mishaps.

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The contest will be open until noon or so on Saturday, and I'll announce the winner on Tuesday.

The fine print: Don't enter the contest unless I have permission to use the email address in your reader account to contact you. If the email address in your reader account is incorrect, you might want to fix it. If you are the winner and you fail to send me your mailing details within a couple weeks, I’ll give your prize away to someone else. Sadly, it sometimes usually takes me a month to mail a package. Reasonable care will be taken in the packaging and mailing of your prize, but if the contents are lost or damaged or fail to please you for any reason whatsoever, I’m sorry but I cannot replace them.

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  1. lucasai says:

    Oh, what a nice and generous draw!
    I’ve been through many perfumes by Andy Tauer but nothing really seemed to please me…
    …Until I tried Reverie au Jardin which is an instant love for me!

  2. Dixie says:

    I’m not familiar with Tableau de Parfums, but love L’Air du Desert Marocain by Andy Tauer.

    My favorite female movie character is Ripley from Alien. As a 13 year-old I just loved her strength.

  3. ringthing says:

    My favorite Tauer is Une Rose Chypree. I’m hoarding my sample. Thanks for the draw!

  4. Hermesfan says:

    LLDM for me, as well as Une Rose Chypree. Tauer Parfums Tableau are unknown to me. THx!!!

  5. jepster says:

    Thanks for the draw….It is hard to pick an Andy fave because I love so many of them, but….I probably wear Incense Rose most of all, followed closely by Reverie au Jardin. Fingers crossed.

  6. air_ocean says:

    Sadly, have never tried anything of Tauer perfumes, but looking forward to someday doing it! A favorite movie (and book) character would have to be Hermione from Harry Potter:)

  7. Penz says:

    I have not tried anything by Tauer or Tableau de Parfums and would so love to.
    My fave movie character is the diabolical Amanda Priestly from The Devil Wears Prada . I love the way she throws her coats and bags down on the assistants desk with such insouciance..

  8. trixiesweet says:

    I am not familiar with Tauer or Tableau de Parfums either, but this sounds delicious!
    My fave movie character is Holly Golightly from Breakfast in Tiffany’s (my fave movie). I love the scene of the cocktail party.

  9. egabbert says:

    My three favorite Tauers are L’Air du Desert Morocain, Incense Rose and Une Rose Chypree. Which one is my FAVORITE favorite changes with the seasons. :) Thanks for the draw!

  10. Kathryn says:

    My favorite Tauer perfume is Une Rose Chypree. I haven’t tried any of the Tableau de Parfums yet, but love what I have seen of Brian Pera’s Woman’s Picture, the film on which they’re based.

  11. friede says:

    *fingers crossed so hard*

    My favorite so far, to my surprise, is Reverie Au Jardin — it is the most amazing lavender I’ve ever smelled, and the only one I can wear…

  12. Prebendal says:

    L’Air du Desert Marocain, for certain. It’s wonderful.

    I’d have to say Norma Desmond, who I think probably wore a gardenia perfume.

  13. Katy says:

    Io ho Zeta di Andy Tauer. Lo adoro, è un profumo che mi fa star bene. Ha un odore molto particolare che mi affascina <3

  14. Kim says:

    Vetiver Dance. I ordered a sample from LuckyScent and fell in love immediately. A full bottle is going to be my present for reaching my goal weight, if I haven’t spent all my money on new clothes already. There’s a couple others of his I don’t mind, but the green sweetness of Vetiver Dance is just to die for.

  15. I’m a complete Tauer virgin so far (*blush*) but I read wonderful things about some of his perfumes.
    It is very hard for me to pick up just one favorite female character, I love movies the way you love perfumes (I laughed while reading Angela’s post yesterday because I can relate). I’d say Sister Clodagh (Deborah Kerr) in “Black Narcissus” by Powell & Pressburger, because she thinks she’s strong enough to beat the odds and forget she’s a woman starving for love.

  16. jirish says:

    I have so many Tauer favorites that this is hard to answer, but I’d have to say it’s a tie between Incense Rose and Zeta. Andy is the perfumer most likely to bankrupt me!

  17. sfsassy says:

    I have tried a few Tauer. I like Orange Star. Like the name, like the scent! Thanks for the generous draw!!

  18. moon_grrl says:

    My fave Tauer is still Vetiver Dance. Thanks for the draw!

  19. Zazie says:

    L’air du desert marocain….thanks for the international draw!

  20. Absolute Scentualist says:

    Sadly, my favorite Tauer perfume thus far has been the sample of Dark Passage I received. It is beautiful and rivals Orange Star and Une Rose Chypree as my favorite AT perfume.

  21. E. Lime says:

    I have yet to smell Tauer’s work as I am just beginning my perfume explorations, but given my current likes and what I’ve read, I think I’d love Incense Rose and Lonestar Memories, and I’ve definitely been intrigued by Loretta.
    My favorite movie heroine is Edwina Cutwater, played by the fabulous Lily Tomin in “All of Me.” She’s a character that discovers untapped strength (and Steve Martin’s love — how can you go wrong there?).

  22. moore says:

    As I don’t know any perfume of the line, my favorite female movie character is Beatrix Kiddo (Kill Bill movie) and Mia from Pulp Fiction.

  23. Kseni says:

    I’ve tried Miriam only once, but was instantly in love. I’d love to try Loretta. Thank you for the draw.

  24. Thalia says:

    I haven’t tried any of the tableaux, but I love Incense Rose. Favorite female character? I couldn’t possibly choose, but I do have a soft spot for Audrey Tatou as Amelie!

  25. Vlada says:

    Till now I’ve tried Maroc pour Elle,L`Air du Desert Marocain, Incense Extreme and Lonestar Memories.
    By now L`Air du Desert Marocain is best for me.No matter what the weather, I wear it in hot or cold. I can’t get enough.
    Thanks for the draw!

  26. Ann-Sofie says:

    I have not tried any of Andy Tauers fragrances, but would love to!

    My favourites are Beatrix Kiddo (Kill Bill) and Ellen Ripley (Alien). A woman got to do what a woman got to do.

    Thanks for the draw!

  27. JolieFleurs says:

    I’d say Miriam has been my favorite tauer so far, the sandalwood was just lovely. I drained my sample!

    And my favorite female movie character is undoubtedly Auntie Mame, I read the books over and over again as a teenager, but somehow It never registered with me that her perfume was Nuit de Noel til I found this blog…and it thrilled me, because it was one I had discovered shortly before and is probably my Holy Grail.

    Thanks to NST and Andy for a chance to win a sample!

  28. Filomena says:

    My favorite Tableau perfume was Miriam until Loretta came along. In the Tauer line, my three favorites are Un Rose Chypre, Zeta and Orange Star. Thanks for the draw!

  29. LCT says:

    My favorite so far is Lonestar Memories. It starts off very man’s man leather and woods but sweetens in the dry down to what I consider unisex and very fitting at this time of year in the Pacific Northwest. I’d LOVE to try Loretta so thanks for the draw!

  30. Dink says:

    I don’t have a favorite Tauer yet, but did enjoy my sample of Miriam. Actually, Loretta sounds more up my alley. One of my favorite female characters from a movie is Evelyn Couch (played by Kathy Bates) in the movie Fried Green Tomatoes. She goes through quite a transformation in the movie. When she rams her car several times into the other car in the parking lot and her husband is trying to understand how she “accidentally” did this, it just makes me howl with delight.

  31. Gardeniagirl says:

    My favourite tauer scent is Reveries au Jardin – I love the ever changing aspects of this fragrance, it shows a new face everytime I wear it. I have worked my way through several samples and found that I don’t want to be without it.

  32. Abyss says:

    Big thank you for the generous draw!

    I only tried a small number of Andy’s scents but the one I like the best so far is Une Rose Chypree.

  33. rendangboy says:

    My favorite Tauer is Incense Extreme.

    In line with the tuberose theme I will name my favorite femme fatale: Barbara Stanwyck’s Phyllis from Double Indemnity.

  34. helenviolette says:

    Une rose chypre is still in the top spot, but I am fond of many! Thanks for the draw!

  35. sacre bleu says:

    fav Tauer: incense rose
    Thanks for the contest.

  36. Dionne says:

    My favorite Tauer is Incense Rosé, followed closely by Maroc pour Elle and LADDM.

  37. Amy says:

    My favorite Tauer (so far) is Carillon pour un Ange, which is super unexpected because I usually go for heavy orientals and woods. Thanks for doing the draw!

  38. matildaben says:

    I really love Tableau de Parfums Miriam – very vintage-inspired!

  39. sergelutencio says:

    My Tauer’s favorite is L’air du Desert Marocain, my favorite female movie character is Ms. Maude (Harold & Maude). You have my permission to use the email address in my reader account.

  40. superdandelion says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! My new surprise fave from Tauer is Reverie au Jardin, reminds me of summer and sunshine on lavender bushes.

    One of my favorite woman characters is Bette Davis in All About Eve– “Buckle your seat belts, it’s going to be a bumpy ride!”

  41. Queen_Cupcake says:

    Le Maroc Pour Elle is my favorite Tauer perfume, followed very closely by L’Air du Desert Marocain. Sometimes it is difficult for me to say which one I like better. My favorite female movie character is Scarlett O’Hara portrayed by Vivien Leigh (not necessarily my favorite actress). Thanks for this drawing! Fiddle-dee-dee!

  42. fleurdelys says:

    Most Tauer fragrances have not worked well on my skin, however I liked Miriam very much and it smelled great on me. I was impressed by its classic-perfumery style, its depth and elegance. I’ve heard great things about Loretta and would love to try it.

  43. YellowLantern says:

    I’ll be boring, my favorite Tauer fragrance is Une Rose Chypree.

  44. ceelouise says:

    L’air du desert marocain is so beautiful, and I love the name. Also reverie au jardin. Another great name.

  45. Eva S says:

    My favorite Tauer is Zeta, followed by Une Rose Chypree and Miriam.

  46. farouche says:

    My favorite Tauer is Zeta, and my favorite female movie character is Julia Child (played by the incomparable Meryl Streep) in “Julie and Julia”.
    Thanks for the generous draw!

  47. sweetgrass says:

    I haven’t tried many Tauers yet, but so far I really like L’Air du Desert Marocain. I’ve been wanting to try Loretta. From what I’ve read about it, it sounds like something I would like.

    Female movie character: Princess Leia

  48. samberg says:

    I have a sample of Miriam that I treasure. Since there’s no choosing between them I’m gonna have to go with Thelma & Louise as my duo of choice.

  49. Jada in GA says:

    I also have a sample of Miriam that I wear only occasionally…it’s smells old fashioned to me, so I have to be in the right mood!

    Favorite actress: I have always liked Reese Witherspoon, a fellow Nashville hometown native! :)

  50. Rapunzel says:

    My favorite perfume by Andy Tauer is L’Air du Desert Marocain. Thanks for the draw!

  51. PhinClio says:

    I like many Tauers (and own bottles of three of his perfumes), but my favorite is still LADDM. It’s both the first Tauer I sampled and the first I bought…and it’s one of my favorite scents from any house.

  52. Gennyleigh says:

    I own a bottle of L’Air du Desert Morocain, but my favorite Tauer is probably Une Rose Chypree. Thanks for rhe draw!

  53. ceciliat says:

    Although there are a couple of others I really like, I think my favorite is L’Air du Desert Morocain. I’ve got Loretta on my list of samples to buy so this is great timing — thanks for the draw!

  54. armadillo says:

    La Maroc Pour Elle sprayed on top LUSH Ultra Balm. Sensual, erotic
    and last forever. My very favourite summer scent.
    Wilma Flinstone. What a role model!!

  55. lovethescents says:

    How exciting and delightful! Thank you for this opportunity, Robin! My favorite Tauer, so far, is l’Air du Desert, and Carillon pour un Ange. I’m anxiously awaiting to try Une Rose Chypree as I tested it ages ago and didn’t care for it, but I believe my palate has changed since then.

    Oh and of course, how could I forget, my beloved Zeta; wonderful linden blossom rendition!

  56. Joley says:

    My favourite Tauer is Pentachord White.

  57. Sydscents says:

    I just finished a sample of Miriam from the Tableau Collection. I saw some of the short films for Loretta and would really like to try it. My favorite Tauer is probably l’Air du Desert Marocain.

  58. k-scott says:

    I’ve tried most of the Tauers, but my favorite is still the first I tried.. L’Air du Desert Morocain. It is such an evocative scent for me.

  59. Lucy says:

    I have never had the fortune of seeing a Tauer or Tableau de Parfums creation in person, but the favorite female character is easy. It’s Xenia Onatopp from GoldenEye, played to perfection by Famke Janssen. This was the first James Bond movie I ever saw. I really had no interest in watching it, but was with a group of friends who outvoted me. I watched most of her scenes with my jaw dropped and left the theater ready to demand someone just give her the Oscar that year. (I’m now a Bond junkie, btw.)
    Thanks for another great giveaway!

  60. sinnerman says:

    Lonestar memories ! Hands down my top AT fragrance . I loved the Devine Cameron Diaz in the movie ‘There is something about Mary’ boy I would marry her in a heart beat ! Good luck to all !

  61. ad says:

    Hard to say – Incense Rose, L’Air du Desert, Vetiver Dance, Rose Chypree and Lonestar are Favs. I have I minisample of In the Metro which I still don’t understand and a little dreg of Orris, which I adore.
    I missed all the latest – the pentachords (except white) and Tableau de Parfums, Zeta, I don’t even know how many I missed! I am so eager to catch up!

  62. poodle says:

    My favorite Tauer is Incense Rose.

  63. austenfan says:

    My favourite Tauer is still his first; Le Maroc pour Elle, with Lonestar Memories a close second.

    I have been pondering all afternoon which favourite female movie character I would choose. Perhaps Madame Rosa from La vie devant soi.

    Thank you for hosting this, wonderful to have another Tauer giveaway.

  64. DameEmma says:

    I am an errand girl for Une Rose Chypree. Hopelessly in love with it.

  65. amarie121 says:

    I think I have as many favorite movie characters as I do perfumes! Scarlett O’Hara for her feisty strength, Gilda for her bravado hiding her vulnerability, and Barbara Stanwyck’s character in the Lady Eve, simply because she makes me laugh!

    As for Tauer, I have not yet found any that I love, but I am still purchasing samples to try, one-by-one. Perhaps the next one will be “it”!

  66. Betty_Kinkade says:

    Wonderful draw! I love Andy Tauer’s talent and sweet spirit. My favorite Tauer scent is Une Rose Chypree. It does crazy, wonderful things to me! The only one I can’t handle is Lonestar Memories, sadly. I wanted to love it, but we just don’t get along.

    Favorite female movie character…always and forever Princess Leia from the original 3 Star Wars movies. As a kid, I wanted to be her when I grew up. Still can’t quite pull off that sidebun hairdo, though! :)

  67. daisyabow says:

    Thanks for the great draw! I have a tie for my favorite Tauer: L’Air du désert marocain and Lonestar Memories!

  68. solocha says:

    Mine are Rachel from Friends and Pippi Longstocking.

  69. Merlin says:

    Of the Tauers I have tried I like URC, but my b.f. loves Incense Rose on me. I in turn adore him in Incense Extreme! URC, for me, ties with LDDM, but unfortunately LDDM disappears on my skin…

  70. investiie says:

    my favorite is evey hammond in v for vendetta.

  71. annemarie says:

    I’m wearing Tauer’s Reverie au Jardin today. I can never decide if this or the much more dramatic Une Rose Chypree is my favourite from Tauer.

  72. lynne marie says:

    My favorite Tauer is Lonestar Memories. I lived out west for a few years and the fragrance perfectly captures the mix of hot asphalt, barbecue, and sage brush that I associate with the desert.

  73. dilettante perfumista says:

    I don’t have a favorite yet, but I put loretta on my to sample list after someone mentioned it in the latest poll. My fave movie character is drew barrymore’s character in never been kissed. Thanks for the drawing robin!

  74. Bear says:

    My favourite Tauer is L’Air du Desert Marocain.
    Margaret Hamilton as the Wicked Witch of the West cannot be topped!

  75. zeram1 says:

    Oh, Andy’s Orris is a beautiful rendition (or shall I say “interpretation”) of the whole notion of an iris scent. Slightly vegetal, along with being somewhat woodsy, magically blended with a great base that I can only refer to as “Andy’s signature”.

  76. hajusuuri says:

    My favorite Tauer is Zeta…but I am still working through several sample sets.

    Thanks for the generous draw!

  77. Andrea says:

    I tried Loretta at Fragranze in Florence I really liked it. Tuberose is a difficult flower for me, but this interpretation goes beyond tuberose and totally brings you into the story of this female. I would enjoy a sample to try it again!

  78. GateGirl says:

    Hi robin, permish to use email. Have not tried any Andy Tauer yet, but my favorite female movie character would have to be Margo Channing in ‘All About Eve’. “Hang on tight, it’s going to be a bumpy ride”. Love. Her.

  79. Marjorie Rose says:

    Yay! Always happy to sniff another Andy Tauer. I wore my Une Rose Chypree just today (again!). Favorite female actress? Hmm. I’ll watch Meryl Streep do just about anything, so I’ll say her!

  80. Taffy says:

    I adore “Elllie Andrews”, played by Claudette Colbert, in “It Happened One Night”. After Ellie hiked up her skirt to stop a car, Peter (Clark Gable) says: “Why didn’t you take off all your clothes? You could have stopped forty cars.”
    Ellie: “Well, ooo, I’ll remember that when we need forty cars.”

  81. Lindaloo says:

    Favourite Andy Tauer creation: Miriam from the Tableau de Parfums line. I love its classic vintage vibe from the aldehydic opening all the way to its gorgeous sandalwood drydown. Even though it has an elegant strength there is a wistful aspect about it too.
    Now that I’ve seen the entire Women’s Picture when it was posted on Andy’s blog I appreciate even more how the perfume captures Miriam’s character. I’m intrigued to smell the very different Loretta.

    Thanks for the international draw opportunity.

  82. pyramus says:

    I don’t know if it’s my favourite Tauer necessarily but Miriam was fantastic, perfectly old-school without smelling dated. It’s a real accomplishment. I’d love to smell Loretta.

  83. Cynthia says:

    I love L’air du Desert Marocain and also Maroc Por Elle. And I really
    Iced my sample of Miriam so I’m looking forward to Loretta.

  84. r_un says:

    L’Air du Desert Marocain — makes me think of The English Patient!

  85. averij says:

    I would love a chance to smell this!

    My favourite female movie character would be Amélie in Amélie Poulain by Audrey Tautou. Cliché I know, but I love the atmosphere in that movie and she plays brilliantly.

  86. otocione2 says:

    It may sound banal but I actually loved Loretta. I had the chance to smell it at Pitti fragranze, with Andy explaining it and it was jus amazing to me! I think I’d wear it even though it represents a female character.

  87. irene says:

    My favorite Tauer is ” une Rose Chyphree”
    thanks for the draw, Roin

  88. gisela says:

    My favorite Tauer (right now) is Miriam. And I adore Lonestar…

  89. Lea says:

    My favourite Tauer is Une Rose Chypree.
    Thanks for the draw :))

  90. basia says:

    Permission to use my email granted!
    My favorite Tauer is L’Air du Desert , but Lonestar Memories is a close second!

  91. Casey says:

    I have always had a special love for Orange Star, and have found that Carillon has really grown on me in the last year or so. I like a lot of Tauers.. it’s hard to pick a fave! Thank-you so much for the chance to sample Loretta, BTW! Take care, all!

  92. ami says:

    thanks Robin and Andy for the draw, generous as always :)
    Une Rose Chypree is my absolute favourite from Andy, but can’t wait to try the Tableau series as well

  93. ccdouglass says:

    I don’t have a great deal of experience with Tauer perfumes, but of those that I have tested, Miriam would have to be my favorite. I was lucky enough to get a sample of it, and I’ve been hoarding it until I am able to buy a whole bottle!

  94. Blimunda says:

    I have not smelled any of the Tableau yet, so it’d be glorious to win a sample of this one!

    My favourite Tauer’s are Le Maroc Pour Elle and Incense Extreme. Le Maroc because it is unusual and stunningly evocative, and Extreme because it smells so amazing on me. It’s also refreshing and crisp as well as being bone-dry……all good qualities!

  95. missionista says:

    I’ve not yet had the chance to sample any Tauer or Tableau de perfumes–I’d love to!

    My favorite female movie character is probably Bette Davis as Margo Channing in All About Eve. A cliche, but a fabulous one.

  96. kelsomaniac says:

    I haven’t tried all of them but so far my favorite is L’Air du Desert Marocain. Thanks for the giveaway!

  97. klerre says:

    I like incense rose the most, though chypre rose is a close second

  98. Lys says:

    Favorite Tauer is L’Air du Desert Marocain. You can use my email and I’m in the US, even tho I think this time you didn’t ask that :)

  99. dominika says:

    Lonestar Memories.

  100. Morgan says:

    lonestar memories is my favorite. wednesday addams is a favorite film character, everytime i see those movies on tv, i just laugh

  101. Ankica says:

    My fav is Zeta!! Love Zeta.

  102. Katich says:

    I have not had a chance to try Tauer perfumes yet, but one of my (many) favorite female movie characters is currently Katniss from the Hunger Games.

  103. Elena says:

    Still haven’t tried any Tauer perfumes, or Tableau! Some favorite characters as reminded by this thread are and Ripley from Alien and the Bride from Kill Bill for sheer toughness. Also, Nausicaa from Valley of the Wind. I’m unimpressed that I can think of so few awesome, strong, leading ones. I know it should be from a movie, but Liz Lemon is a fantastic character as well.

  104. naomi77 says:

    My favourite Tauer is Incense Rose. Haven’t tried any of the Tableau series yet but would love to!!

  105. daisyfeet says:

    I haven’t tried any Tauer perfumes. My favorite recent movie character (I guess more of a book character) would be Lisbeth Salander!