Seven months ago, I wrote in here that John Varvatos Artisan is a remarkable citrus aromatic and one of my favorites. And I’m standing by this assertion in spite of the fact that meanwhile, my perception changed. At that time, this was sustained by the fact that I never sniffed any of Andy Tauer’s creations, each and every one filled with passion and originality (as the self-thought perfumer once declared, the artisanal perfumery offers you larger liberty of expression!).
To my pleasant surprise, over the last Saturday I tested one fascinating aroma based on refreshing accords and this is the topic of this post, a unisex citrus aromatic fragrance called No. 09 Orange Star. Introduced in 2010 and developed by Andy Tauer, this beguiling scent belongs to the house’ classic collection and represents the perfect citrus that I was looking for to join my perfume wardrobe.
Five years ago I was obsessed with citruses but, but during the years my senses became more sophisticated and this fresh note is no longer on my top priorities list. Nevertheless, I tell you that Orange Star deserves all your attention and then some. On the official website, the perfume is described with the tagline “a fresh take on citrus” and I confess that before the test, I imagined that this was going to be nothing more than a well done perfume.
Instead, Andy Tauer delivered one memorable scent, with an unusual persistence (more than 14 hours!). Orange Star starts off impetuously with a charming citrus blend that encompasses mandarin and Clementine accords, followed no sooner than 15 minutes by a warm floral heart that mixes clean orange flowers with juicy lemon grass. After one hour and so, the dry down reveals the dominant ambergris note juxtaposed to accords of Tonka bean and vanilla (I also detected at some point the presence of an incense note!).
The fragrance comes in Tauer Perfumes’s signature bottle, with the meaningful pentagram shape and the unmistakable blue color glass that reminds of a clear sea water shade. Overall, No. 09 Orange Star is a special citrus fragrance dedicated to the people that are able to appreciate such a creation.
Tauer Perfumes No. 09 Orange Star Perfume Details
- No. 09 Orange Star by Tauer Perfumes is available in 50 ml Eau de Parfum Spray; the lasting power is above average (more than 14 hours!) and the sillage is excellent.
- Olfactory Group: Citrus Aromatic
- For: Unisex
- Year Introduced: 2010
- Perfumer: Andy Tauer
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual