Few months ago I had no idea who Andy Tauer is and what are Tauer Perfumes. Many things changed since then. Once in a while I came across a sample from the line. Each fragrance had different character and my impressions were pretty various, sometimes extreme. They say that all good things come to an end – but sometimes good things come last. And leave us speachless.
Reverie au Jardin was created by Andy Tauer (house founder) in 2007 as 4th scent in the house line. The scent was inspired by France and is supposed to evoke “a dream of green lands and twinkling stars.” First aroma that opens Reverie au Jardin is warm and herbal lavender. Its fresh and slightly green aroma is very natural, taking you right to lavender harvests in late summer Provence. Shortly lavender is supported by orris root. Orris in Reverie au Jardin is unusual. It’s rooty, with light hints of powdery tones. Surprisingly it’s not dirty or earthy as some would expect. Fir balm keeps lavender and orris together, creating a lot of wide open space. It smells nice and foresty with tinge of bergamot. It smells very special and enchanting.
After some time Reverie au Jardin take us deeper into the heart of the forest. Fragrance turns more balmy and woody. Light touch of vetiver with sandalwood make this scent a little bit more dirty. On the other hand tonka and vanilla combined with resins create scented blanket that is sweet, warm, inviting and cozy, giving you a feeling of safe place. Frankincense and galbanum give some nice transparent incensy twist to it. I’m not sure of it but I also have a feeling that Reverie au Jardin hides some velvety rose within. There’s also a chypre element in this Tauer perfume – it’s oakmoss, almost nonexistent one, accompanied by those little tinges of bergamot. Cedar and olibanum are nice background for Reverie au Jardin. The scent is quite evolving on your skin, like chameleon.
04 Reverie au Jardin of Tauer Perfumes is, in my honest opinion, the most interesting and the most wearable scent from the entire range of scents crafted by Andy Tauer. It’s complex, somehow unpredictable. There’s something alluring in it. Since my lavender venue began I wanted to sample it because I got a feeling that Reverie au Jardin sounds promising. One day I’ve been browsing through my vials drawer and magically found it! I didn’t know I had it in there. I was really surprised and grabbed it without thinking. I was in love with it from the first moment. It offers exactly what I’ve been looking for! Lavender (with orris, yay!) in the best possible way I could’ve dreamt of.
Call me crazy but I think Andy Tauer 04 Reverie au Jardin is a fragrance for dreamers, for those who are not afraid to dream. It’s kind of fragrance that I associate with visit in a secret garden, a place only you know, only you have the key to open the gate. It really smells magical to my nose. It easily captures all my senses. Reverie au Jardin brings a little bit of fairy dust to reality. If you haven’t tried it yet then you should acquire a sample – I think you’d understand what I mean in this review after you try this Tauer. It’s an excellent scent and I think it would give you a lot of happiness in spring and summer, but warm autumn day will also release some magic from the bottle. 04 Reverie au Jardin is available as 50 ml EdP in Tauer’s signature deep blue bottle. For me it’s a must have!