Summer season Rerun: Andy Tauer Hyacinth and a Mechanic

Effectively, this one is definitely sort of a rerun of a rerun of a rerun, because it dates again so lengthy.

However it begins with ennui.

I do have issues sitting on my desk that I needs to be . Fascinating issues. Good issues. However for some cause I simply wasn’t feeling prefer it. Over the weekend Cinnamon talked about Lostmarch Lann’Ael , which is one thing that I like and I do know have a bottle of someplace within the mess the closet the place I hold the scents are. (Cinnamon, you possibly can order this from Lostmarch- they don’t ship to the US, sadly.) I made a decision to go and take a gander in there and rapidly gave up, realizing that I’m simply going to must take a morning and type it out- take away the bottles of mouthwash and bars of cleaning soap and back-up Erno Laszlo and put some semblance of order in there. Within the meantime nonetheless I used to be simply occurred to seize bottle of Tauer’s Hyacinth and a Mechanic. H&aM began off as an experiment: a “Bottle Journey” the place it was despatched to individual to individual to strive (and generally write about) after which to be despatched on. The pricey and dearly missed Gaia, The Non Blonde despatched it to me, and after a goodly sniff (and I’ll admit, a small decant) I despatched it to another person, and at one level it was misplaced to the wilds on the submit. I wrote about it, twice even, as soon as concerning the bottle journey on PST and as soon as about assembly Mr Tauer right here:

Andy and I

So, anyway, a few weeks in the past Andy Tauer was in LA at ScentBar to premiere his Hyacinth and a Mechanic. HaaM was an experiment initially, beginning with a ‘bottle journey’ the place one would attempt to take a look at then ship it on down the road to the subsequent individual. This was again in 2007 and on the time on PST I wrote:

‘I discover the opening intensely inexperienced. Actually intensely inexperienced. The truculently inexperienced hyacinth is paired with lily of the valley and a naked whiff of chilly camphor to make a lush however identifiable Tauer scent. Like his Reverie au Jardin, which challenges the way you assume lavender smells, the tart, inexperienced whiteness of the opening is light-years away from what you assume {that a} hyacinth ought to odor like, however by some means appears completely proper, like a lightbulb over your head. “Oh yeah! That’s hyacinth!”

‘Then the mechanic pops up. He begins off smelling oily, a bit just like the notice in SMN Nostalgia, that leather-based and oily old-car odor that I beloved in that scent however wished lasted longer. It then will get stronger, nearly Kolnisch Juchten- like in its fatted roundness. This mechanic is likely to be bringing a bouquet, however he is also bringing a sandwich. There isn’t a whole lot of growth on this, it dances round from cool whiteness and fatted leather-based darkness. Do I’ve to inform you that I’m in thrall?’

I’m pleased to state that just about 10 years later I’m nonetheless in thrall. It’s the whole lot I bear in mind and I’m thrilled that I used to be capable of rating a bottle, particularly because it was a “come to the shop and get it solely throughout the time I’m right here” sort of deal. So I really popped for a bottle regardless of telling myself I’ve fairly sufficient scents for somebody who’s forbidden to put on them wherever close to work. After all it’s hardly a hardship to spend a while with Andy- he is without doubt one of the nicest folks you might ever meet. Now all now we have to do is mercilessly bug him to place this one into wider launch..

Gotta arrange this..

In any case, in any case this, how is it? Nonetheless bizarre. Deliciously so. That Tom of Finland mechanic continues to be there, holding a bouquet is his mitts and with whom you’re going to get severely Girl Chatterley. And now for the sentence from that evaluate that’s the worst:

$89 for 100ML, accessible solely on the level of sale on the time of the occasion. I bought my bottle at ScentBar.”

This half might be probably the most annoying, as a result of it’s doing one thing I sort of hate: going “nanny nanny boo-boo! I’ve it and you may’t get it!” however possibly it’ll persuade Mr. Tauer to rerelease it?