This newest addition to Tauer Perfumes was generously offered by Andy in a sample format in the beginning of February at a name-your-own-price honor system. The shipping was $4 and I purchased mine for $8 on top of that. He did mention only one knucklehead who bought 50 samples for $10 or some such nonsense. Unfortunately, rotten apples and all that. I believe he honored it, but back to the new scent... Lonesome Rider. It feature notes of bergamot, grapefruit, pepper, clove, rose, leather, castoreum, vetiver, sandalwood and ambergris. His postcard states that this scent was build upon the foundation of his previous scent a decade ago, Orris.
Iris, incense and leather consume my senses when I wear this. Lonesome Rider rests lightly as a veil upon the skin, emanating serenity as from a joss stick. The leather, newly created and lightly tanned, provides the delicate iris stalks with a firm backbone and warmth in response to their sometimes chilly tone. The incense smokes the scent with woods and pairs beautifully with the vetiver. Tranquility settles around my shoulders in a light shawl when I wear this fragrance. Images of peasant girls in soft leather shoes carrying baskets of wildflowers and feral mushrooms whose laughter and hair holds scents of the fields occupy my thoughts. The sun warms them, the breezes cool them.
I have fallen in love with this floral leather and will be choosing it for an Explorer Set. Did you take advantage of this generous offer from Andy? I posted about it on my Facebook page. Please "like" The Redolent Mermaid on Facebook to stay abreast of any offers I come across. If you ever wish to sample Tauer he does sell samples and a Discovery Kit for very fair prices.