WHAT I SMELL: Noontide Petals opens with seriously bright aldehydes and almost Pixy Stix like candied sweetened bergamot. Finally, that bright opening which feels to me like temporary blindness when the sun is caught in your car’s rear view mirror, gives way to a creamy florals with ylang-ylang in the forefront. After about 10 minutes or so, the various notes start to blend seamlessly with a warm sandalwood which deepens the fragrance into an all-encompassing well. Added to the warm blend is a slight powder which give this an old-fashioned and classic feel. In the end, Noontide Petals resides in this nice, even, warm and slightly powdered patchouli deliciousness.
From the Tauer Perfumes website:
Head Notes: A glittering opening: Bergamot, sparkling aldehydes softened by Bourbon geranium.
Heart Notes: A seductive chord of bright petals: Finest rose, ylang, tuberose, jasmine.
Body Notes: A supple and sensuous gleam: Patchouli, frankincense, vanilla, sandalwood, iris, with a hint of styrax and vetiver.
THREE ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE NOONTIDE PETALS: nostalgic, warm, classic
BOTTOM LINE: I was worried that I would never find an Andy Tauer fragrance that I liked. What I have sampled thus far has been challenging at best. Noontide Petals breaks that mold and I could seriously see myself with a full bottle in the future. Thanks Andy!
- Bone Rating: 4 out of 5 possible bones
- Scent: Floral Aldehyde
- Nose: Andy Tauer
- Classification: Unisex – but leans feminine
- Expense: $120 for 50ml EdT