The Scented Hound

Abbreviated perfume & fragrance reviews from one man's perspective

Noontide Petals by Tauer Perfumes

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noontide petalsWHAT 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.

1962bagflowersWHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME:  1962

THREE ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE NOONTIDE PETALS:  nostalgic, warm, classic

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT NOONTIDE PETALS: I Scent You a Day, Chemist in a Bottle, I Smell Therefore I Am

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

Author: The Scented Hound

Just a normal guy with the nose of a beagle!

31 thoughts on “Noontide Petals by Tauer Perfumes

  1. I have a sample of this that is slated for review later in the week, and I must admit, I haven’t been looking forward to it given my issues with aldehydes. Your review somewhat reassures me (10 minutes), and somewhat adds to my trepidation as well. Hm. It will be interesting, that is for sure. But I’m glad you finally found a Tauer that works for you, Mr. Hound! 🙂

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  2. It doesn’t sound like it is for me, but I’m glad to hear you found a Tauer you like!

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  3. So wonderful you found a Tauer for you and that it’s Noontide Petals. It’s a great fragrance.

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  4. I like a lot of the Tauer’s I have tried. Andy knows how to make perfumes that last. This doesn’t appear to be something I’d love but I’ve said that before about things and been wrong.

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  5. 1962! Okay I am in. A wonderful year for fashion, before the Mod look came in and we all got sloppy…the last of the elegant years. I have to try this one!

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  6. Fab review Steve 😀
    I bought my mum a full bottle of this recently as out of a huge sample batch she adored this the most.
    You describe it perfectly! Glad you’ve found a Tauer you loved 😛 Would still love to read your thoughts on Miriam – even if it wasn’t so positive…

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  7. I adored Noontide Petals. The review took me ages because I found it hard to break down into notes and it was completely new. There was little I could compare it to (I smelled Miriam a few weeks later and found them similar). It’s the lovely chalky Bergamot that I love so much, plus the slightly prickly drydown with the Ambergris. It’s so different and new!

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  8. Dearest Hound
    Not sharing other’s issues with aldehydes – I really rather love them truth be told – I suspect I’d like the opening of this best, but might possibly lose interest if the sandalwood became to creamy custard…
    The bone rating and how splendid some of Tauer’s scents have been lead me to try it though.
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

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  9. I guessed right…4 out of 5 bones. This was one of my unsniffed decant purchases lemminged from Lucas’ review earlier this year. It sounds very appealing…aldehydes and all. I have to go hunt down the decant and give it some skin time.

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  10. I guess this makes this a super lemming now?

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  11. I didn’t try Noontide Petals on skin but from the blotter it smelled almost exactly like Carillon pour un ange that isn’t my thing at all. I might eventually try it but since my skin doesn’t possess any magical powers I doubt it’ll change anything. But I’m glad you found a perfume that you like.

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  12. I too found this (to date) to be the only Tauer I wholeheartedly love. Interestingly, a friend recently donated a little sample of Clinique’s rare old aldehydic offering – Wrappings. I was utterly enraptured by it. Alike Noontide Petals it had a ‘nose fizz’ aldehyde at the opening spritz that was something like a pleasurable ice cream headache. The scent itself was truly chilly too. Chilly chilly woods. Delightful and slightly snooty stuff.

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