Amber Flash by Tauerville

Year: 2015

Notes: labdanum, patchouli, benzoin, vanilla, sandalwood, cashmeran, ambreine
So far, Andy's Tauerville offerings have mostly been disappointing and, sadly, Amber Flash is no different.

Supposedly a slightly animalic amber effort, Amber Flash fails dismally when compared to most sub-par amber fragrances, such as Ambre Loup by Rania J. Instead, what one mostly detects is a stale cherry cola beverage, with a dreary saccharin sweetness and a wafer biscuit aroma from the patchouli.

With an eventual chemical woody-musk assault, it really should have been part of Andy's ill-fated Pentachords Collection. And as much as one wanted to award it higher, it has to be remembered that this is the same man who composed the superlative L'Air du Désert Marocain... and should have known better.

Lasting at least six hours, with a synthetic ambergris late-drydown, it's a ghastly abomination.