Today I am working my way through my little collection of Tauerville samples and have fallen hard for Amber Flash.
Amber Flash is everything I like in an Autumn scent: there’s beautiful sandalwood, rich, warm amber (which is a composite scent rather than the actual smell of amber), and plenty of patchouli. There’s the leathery resins, and just the tiniest soupcon of vanilla to soften the edges almost infinitesimally. There are similarities to Andy’s cult classic L’Air du Desert Marocain, yet at the same time there are enough differences to make this stand-alone more than worthwhile. There’s also that hint of creosote that you get in Lonestar Memories. Creosote is no bad thing in a fragrance and often sounds worse than it is: Think the roughness of cough mixture mixed with the scent of a wet fence on a hot day- I love it.
What I love most though, apart from the superb longevity, is that this reminds me of that scent of old infused church pews. That scent of centuries old wood infused with incense- not dissimilar to the reason I love Comme Des Garcons Avignon so much. Oh, and there’s leather belts. There are lots of leather belts here too. This is a stunning fragrance for an excellent price and can, like all Tauers, be worn by a man or a woman.
Photos– top photo Fragrantica, Amber photo- Pinterest, Bottom photo-howtogeek.com