For example, Tauer's 2005 L'Air Du Desert Marocain (Moracan Desert Nights)—a spicy favorite consisting of amber, cedar, and vetiver—is already considered a masterpiece, winning a coveted five stars from feared perfume critic Luca Turin. And the Swiss perfumer's Lonestar Memories—a scent meant to bring to mind a lonesome cowboy "wearing old jeans and leather jacket, after a long day on the horse in the dry woods, preparing his coffee on the open, smoky fire"—is a bizarre gem that has to be sniffed (several times over) to be believed.
"Andy has been unwavering in his support of independent perfumery and unyielding in terms of the value of quality and originality over mass production," says Antonia Kohl, owner of Tigerlily. "His success sets a bar for indies and challenges mass market brands to do better."
Next week, April 18, Tauer will makes his first SF appearance ever at Tigerlily, San Francisco's premier niche fragrance store, from 5:00PM-8:00PM. Guests will enjoy free (and fittingly fragrant) cocktails, music by DJ Bill Zindel, and 10% off perfumes. Be sure to check out Tauer's latest offering, Tauerville.
Kohl goes on to say, "Tauer Perfumes are extremely high in quality — using rare ingredients and delivering great longevity — there really is something addictive about the 'Tauerade' he infuses in each fragrance, while still throwing in delightful surprises."
Tigerlily - 973 Valencia (between 20th and 21st Streets), San Francisco