Tauer Tauerville Rose Flash Perfume Review

Tauerville Rose Flash perfume

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.


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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 EauPINIONSticky 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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*Sample purchased by me. Product pic from Fragrantica. Nicola Weymouth photographed by Norman Parkinson in Ossie Clark via 1971 from

9 thoughts on “Tauer Tauerville Rose Flash Perfume Review

  1. I managed to miss Rose Flash, even though I think Rose Jam shower gel is awesome and I am halfway through a bottle of Andy’s Rose Delight body oil. Dunno, but I kinda feel like I’ve already stocked up on jammy roses, including three manufacturer samples of that uber-spendy By Kilian Rose Oud. I can spend all day in vanilla-y rose jam if I want, and sometimes I DO — but I don’t seem to want to do that very often.
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    1. This is about how I feel. And I’m like, “It’s not you (Rose Flash), it’s me”. I have so many jammy roses (I was so into them years ago that I bought bottles, hoarded samples, etc.) BUT I’m not in the mood for that type of rose like I used to be. I mean, yes, I do get in that mood but like you, I’ve got it covered with fancy By Kilian samples and M.Micallef Rose Extreme.

      I think you’re like me and stocked up. BUT if someone is new to perfume or doesn’t have a jammy rose, this would be a good (and not so expensive) one to start with.

  2. I think you got Rose Flash just right. I love it, but it is a LOT. It is intensely potent, sweet, and rich. I have the roll-on version and even a swipe from that makes me feel like I’m invading everyone’s space. I recently wore it from a sample and a couple dabs seemed to be perfect.

    1. I think an oil (or something I can dab on) would make this one doable for me. I mean, it’s doable in the spray but I must be in the mood (and alone at home, lol).

      I’ll hunt out a sample of the oil.

      Oh, have you tried the Rose Delight body oil? I saw it on Luckyscent’s site and I’m so tempted.

      1. Actually, the 10ml roll-on is alcohol based parfum/extrait too. It just seems more controllable than spraying probably would be. It worked out well to have blind ordered it immediately upon its release because it will take me forever just to use up 10ml!

        I still haven’t tried the rose body oil. I don’t use body oil much, but I have been curious about it. Give it a review if you do try it.

        1. I’m fine with it being extrait in a roll-on. I actually have “repackaged” perfumes like CdG Daphne into rollerball bottles so I could wear them without suffocating people.

          I’m pretty tempted since it’s only $25.

  3. Thank you for this review, Victoria. Though I have not smelled this yet myself, your review is pretty vivid and detailed and I certainly trust it and your sophisticated palette 100%.

    I did want to ask you, however…while you suggest similar scents in your review already, is this scent anything like Moriel’s Musk Malabi that you reviewed some time ago? I only mention it because your review of that scent has had me intrigued ever since, and also seemed to suggest that, too, was a rich, edible rose gourmand. Or is this Rose Flash a completely different wheel house?

    Thanks either way, and best wishes!

    1. Oh, so Musk Malabi is much more sheet in how it wears. Like think of it an a “cologne” (not in concentration but in feel). I think of Rose Flash as more of an extrait/parfum (and it is!). So, Tauer’s wears denser, “heavier” and with more woods/incense. Like they are similar in theme but different in wear (if this makes any sense).

      If you have ever tried any Tauer’s before, this one is very Tauer-esque. It’s dense, woodsy and (for lack of a better word) “loud”. Ayala’s is much more “quiet”.

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