I thought I knew how masculine perfumes ought to smell like, until last Saturday, the time when I sniffed No. 03 Lonestar Memories from Tauer Perfumes. This perfume is one of the few (if not the only!) male scents from Tauer Perfumes, designed, according to the description from the official website, as “an ode to birchtar: true and unique, rich and lasting”.
The note you will instantly perceive in Lonestar Memories is a rich accord of leather, similar to the material from which the saddles of the noble stallions are manufactured, while the extreme dry down reminds me of the notes from 1740 Marquis de Sade, my favorite masculine perfume at this moment.
No. 03 Lonestar Memories was presented in 2006, the same year with Orris (which is apparently discontinued!) and following the huge success of Le Maroc Pour Elle and L’Air du Desert Marocain, number 01 and 02 respectively on Tauer Perfumes list. This perfume is categorized as a unisex woody chypre and it was developed by the gifted perfumer Andy Tauer, also one of my favorites.
The first moments subsequent to spraying Lonestar Memories on my wrist was the time when I sensed the leather (although listed in the heart notes) and a hint of geranium. Then, in the mid development the leather gained profundity while being sustained by a subdued note of jasmine, only to develop in the dry down into an exquisite woody aroma. Lonestar Memories top notes are green geranium, spicy carrot and clary sage; its heart is rich smoky leather, cistus and a hint of jasmine; and its base notes are finest woods and balms from myrrh, vetiver, tonka and sandalwood.
The flacon that holds Lonestar Memories is the adorable pentagram shaped ocean-blue shaded glass, having the number of the perfume in the upper left side and topped by the rectangular stopper. On the official website, Lonestar Memories is advertised as “the scent of a lonesome rider, 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” and in my opinion, this represents a rich and unique scent, undeniably for a man defined by style.
Tauer Perfumes No. 03 Lonestar Memories Perfume Details
- No. 03 Lonestar Memories by Tauer Perfumes is available in 50 ml Eau de Toilette Spray; the lasting power is above average (more than 12 hours!) and the sillage is excellent.
- Olfactory Group: Woody Chypre
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 2006
- Perfumer: Andy Tauer
- Recommended Wear: Day and Evening
- Dress Code: Casual