I have just received my sample of Eau D’Epices from Scent and Sensibility and I have fallen for it already, despite us having only just met. Despite my deep love for L’Air Du Desert Marocain (my first experience of Tauer scents) I find it too heavy on a hot day (but just right for a hot night). However, Eau d’Epices provides my answer for the Summer.
Imagine if you will, L’Air Du Desert Marocain with its dusty dried incense notes, so reminiscent of hot spiced sand, but with an ice cube dropped into the middle of it as if to quench a thirst. The Citrus notes in Eau D’Epices give me that sparkling brightness, making it ideal for when the heat is on.
However, don’t be fooled by the “Eau”: this is no lightweight cologne. With typical Tauer longevity (which is why I never criticise the price: you pay for quality), Eau D’Epices lasted at least fifteen hours on me and there was still a hint of it on my arm when I woke up.
What lightens it are the bold white notes of Jasmine and, most prominently, Neroli. As I may have mentioned in earlier posts, I don’t really get on with Neroli when it’s a solo star, but when surrounded by other notes I find it can be showcased beautifully, as it is here. The Neroli lasts through the top, middle and base notes, and blends into the embers of a typical Tauer base of Vetiver, Ambergris and Incense.
Eau D’Epices changes and evolves throughout the day so that it starts as a bright spicy citrus, morphs into a dusky white floral and ends up as smoky amber embers. My nose can’t leave my wrist alone today.
Speaking of white flowers, I can’t wait to see what the forthcoming Sotto La Luna will be like in September 2014. Gardenia is one of my favourite notes and I can’t wait to see what Andy does with it.