Carillon pour un Ange by Tauer Perfumes

Year: 2010

Notes: lily of the valley, lilac, rose, ylang-ylang, jasmine, leather, woods, moss, ambergris

Comment: Carillon pour un Ange is part of the Homages Collection

Just when one was about to give up all hope on Andy Tauer creating something as satisfying as L'Air du Désert Marocain, he then releases a new creation in a low-key manner that, ironically, puts most of his higher profile offerings in the shade.

Carillon pour un Ange is largely a crisp and wonderful interpretation of the classic chypré, but with brighter and more transparent green florals. With an opening that's a truly accurate representation of the dewy freshness of a fragrant spring meadow, accords of moss, leather and woods provide a light backbone to its floral symphony. In addition, it possesses a celestial quality that invokes spiritual introspection, romantic nostalgia and a sense of aestival longing.

Although it starts out with an impressively effervescent opening, its lasting power isn't the greatest (about three hours). One wonders if the base could have been more substantial by successfully incorporating some vanilla, tonka bean or even patchouli.

With better longevity, this breathtakingly beautiful creation would have easily been awarded five stars.