Tauer Une Rose Chyprée is an oriental chypre with a vintage touch and a grand rose in its heart. Built around two natural extracts from rosa damascena, the absolute and the steam distilled essential oil, it develops into a rich assemblage, always circling an exclusive chord of rose petals, on a base of brilliant ambergris. The heart is lifted by spicy Bay and hot cinnamon and a fresh accord built around bergamot, lemon and clementine essential oils. Green Bourbon geranium oil lets the rose petals shine and contrasts with the dark resinous accord in the base. Made in Switzerland.
Editor's Notes: If perfume had a temperature, Une Rose Chypree would be searing. Playing with the brooding aspects of mossy ‘chypre’ fragrances, Tauer charges this scent with the unexpected hot air of cinnamon and bay leaf: a perfumed chiaroscuro. The thinker’s fragrance, capturing a similar effect of contrast as Frederic Malle’s Portrait of a Lady, and the herbal breeze of Serge Luten’s Ambre Sultan.