Tauerville Fruitchouli Flash ~ fragrance review

peach and patchouli

Ladies and gentlemen, take your seats. The Fruitchouli match is ready to begin. On the right we have peach and apricot in their full jammy splendor. On the left is patchouli, with an assist from amber. With power players like this, who will win? And will anyone be able to sit through the entire competition without a clothespin for her nose?

“Fruitchouli” is the clever name for a genre of fragrances with — you guessed it — prominent fruit and patchouli notes, such as Calvin Klein Euphoria. The term is usually bestowed disparagingly. (If you know who coined fruitchouli, please leave a comment! It’s become such a part of the perfumista vocabulary that I can’t pin down where it originated, but I’d love to give proper credit.)

Andy Tauer had the guts to make fruitchouli his own by creating Tauerville Fruitchouli Flash…

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Up for grabs: Tauerville Fruitchouli Flash

Tauerville Fruitchouli Flash

What is it: a 30 ml bottle of Fruitchouli Flash, sprayed a couple times.

How do I get it: For a chance to win, leave a comment on the website telling me that you live in the US (or that you can provide a US mailing address). Then tell me either a) what note or theme you hope Tauerville will feature in the next Flash fragrance, or b) your favorite fruitchouli perfume, or c) something else you’ve been dying to post in a comment.

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Tauer Perfumes Lonesome Rider ~ fragrance review

Cowboy Boots

Lonesome Rider, the latest from Tauer Perfumes, reportedly “builds on” Orris, a limited edition Tauer fragrance from way back in 2006. That’s great news for those of you who have mourned the loss of Orris, but sadly, I am not among your number. I did not love Orris, and it’s too long ago now for me to tell you just why. I just didn’t love it. The description for Lonesome Rider, though, also references Lonestar Memories, a fiercely evocative fragrance that Kevin aptly said “conjures the open range, charred kindling, raw leather, and the aromas of crushed resinous brush underfoot.” I’ll repeat part of Andy Tauer’s explanation of what he wanted to do with Lonesome Rider…

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