ROSE WEEK 2017 – A Gourmand Rose
Tauer Tauerville Rose Flash has been a popular request on EauMG. You guys know I love rose, so those that have tried it have said it would be something I would like. Here I am in 2017 finally reviewing this rose in Andy Tauer’s boutique label, Tauerville.
When I first tried Rose Flash, I was immediately reminded of LUSH Rose Jam. However, there’s more going on in Rose Flash in comparison to LUSH’s perfume (which is inspired by a shower gel). Rose Flash opens with gooey Turkish delights and rose geranium. The geranium is cool, minty and contrasts the sticky sweetness of the citrus-hued rose. The heart is a honeyed, spiced rose that reminds me very much of a platter of rose, lemon and mastic Turkish Delights. Rose Flash highlights gourmand notes of roses like honey, citrus and berries. The dry-down is gummy, raw resins, powdery woody incense and something that reminds me of an indolic lily. There’s something funky in the dry-down that is dirty/skanky. I don’t know if it’s the resins mixing with floral indoles or what. It’s not prominent but there’s some funk underneath all that sweet rose.
If you like any of Tauer’s roses, you’ll be pleased with Rose Flash. It’s a concentrated rose done in Tauer’s signature style (and has a nice price tag). If you like jammy roses, you should be pleased with Rose Flash. It’s a balanced jammy, gourmand rose with incense.
Notes listed include rose, woodsy notes and resins. Launched in 2014. PERFUMER – Andy Tauer
Give Rose Flash a try if you like gooey rose jam scents, gourmand roses or Turkish delight scents. Or perfumes like LUSH Rose Jam, Tauer Une Rose Vermeille, Yves Rocher Rose Absolue, Boadicea the Victorious Intense, Otoori Musk Al Safwa and/or Elizabeth & James Nirvana Rose. Really, it reminds the me the most of a woodsier, more tenacious LUSH Rose Jam. I’ll repeat: Rose Flash is a jammy rose.
Projection and longevity are above average. It’s a perfume extrait. Honestly, this fragrance is a bit “much” for me and I wish I could get it in an EDT concentration or something. I never thought I’d say that! I’m happy with one spray of this. More than that and I’m drowning in like a lokum syrup for a few hours.
The 1 oz bottle retails for $63 at Indigo Perfumery. Samples are also available for purchase. Isn’t it great to see under $100 niche?
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Sticky rose and lemon Turkish delights with incense burning in the background. After trying this, I totally get why Tauerville has so many fans!
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