Summer time Rerun: Andy Tauer Hyacinth and a Mechanic

Nicely, this one is definitely sort of a rerun of a rerun of a rerun, because it dates again so lengthy.

But it surely begins with ennui.

I do have issues sitting on my desk that I ought to be . Fascinating issues. Good issues. However for some motive I simply wasn’t feeling prefer it. Over the weekend Cinnamon talked about Lostmarch Lann’Ael , which is one thing that I like and I do know have a bottle of someplace within the mess the closet the place I hold the scents are. (Cinnamon, you possibly can order this from Lostmarch- they don’t ship to the US, sadly.) I made a decision to go and take a gander in there and rapidly gave up, realizing that I’m simply going to need to take a morning and type it out- take away the bottles of mouthwash and bars of cleaning soap and back-up Erno Laszlo and put some semblance of order in there. Within the meantime nevertheless I used to be simply occurred to seize bottle of Tauer’s Hyacinth and a Mechanic. H&aM began off as an experiment: a “Bottle Journey” the place it was despatched to individual to individual to strive (and generally write about) after which to be despatched on. The expensive and dearly missed Gaia, The Non Blonde despatched it to me, and after a goodly sniff (and I’ll admit, a small decant) I despatched it to another person, and at one level it was misplaced to the wilds on the publish. I wrote about it, twice even, as soon as in regards to the bottle journey on PST and as soon as about assembly Mr Tauer right here:

Andy and I

So, anyway, a few weeks in the past Andy Tauer was in LA at ScentBar to premiere his Hyacinth and a Mechanic. HaaM was an experiment initially, beginning with a ‘bottle journey’ the place one would try to take a look at then ship it on down the road to the subsequent particular person. This was again in 2007 and on the time on PST I wrote:

‘I discover the opening intensely inexperienced. Actually intensely inexperienced. The truculently inexperienced hyacinth is paired with lily of the valley and a naked whiff of chilly camphor to make a lush however identifiable Tauer scent. Like his Reverie au Jardin, which challenges the way you assume lavender smells, the tart, inexperienced whiteness of the opening is light-years away from what you assume {that a} hyacinth ought to odor like, however one way or the other appears completely proper, like a lightbulb over your head. “Oh yeah! That’s hyacinth!”

‘Then the mechanic pops up. He begins off smelling oily, a bit just like the be aware in SMN Nostalgia, that leather-based and oily old-car odor that I cherished in that scent however wished lasted longer. It then will get stronger, nearly Kolnisch Juchten- like in its fatted roundness. This mechanic may be bringing a bouquet, however he is also bringing a sandwich. There isn’t plenty of improvement on this, it dances round from cool whiteness and fatted leather-based darkness. Do I’ve to let you know that I’m in thrall?’

I’m pleased to state that almost 10 years later I’m nonetheless in thrall. It’s every part I bear in mind and I’m thrilled that I used to be capable of rating a bottle, particularly because it was a “come to the shop and get it solely in the course of the time I’m right here” sort of deal. So I really popped for a bottle regardless of telling myself I’ve fairly sufficient scents for somebody who’s forbidden to put on them anyplace close to work. After all it’s hardly a hardship to spend a while with Andy- he is without doubt one of the nicest individuals you could possibly ever meet. Now all we’ve got to do is mercilessly bug him to place this one into wider launch..

Gotta set up this..

In any case, in any case this, how is it? Nonetheless bizarre. Deliciously so. That Tom of Finland mechanic continues to be there, holding a bouquet is his mitts and with whom you’re going to get severely Girl Chatterley. And now for the sentence from that evaluation that’s the worst:

$89 for 100ML, obtainable solely on the level of sale on the time of the occasion. I bought my bottle at ScentBar.”

This half might be essentially the most annoying, as a result of it’s doing one thing I sort of hate: going “nanny nanny boo-boo! I’ve it and you’ll’t get it!” however perhaps it is going to persuade Mr. Tauer to rerelease it?