Downy soft (like a note in a ‘make-up’ scent, the powdery ambers we remember from our grandmother’s vanities) yet refreshingly saline and crisp (like the salt-encrusted waves that characterize the freshest parts of our grandfathers Bay Rum aftershave). This Tauerville scent skewers any sense of amber’s traditionalism or predictability by combining two contradictory notions of the note. Deliciously bright, this amber’s dusted, spicy animalism contains any overwhelming rays of brilliancy it may project, like a self-reflecting gemstone. This scent playfully references the uninformed assumptions that ‘Amber’ has something to do with the fossilized, scentless resin; this AMBERGRIS casts the honeyed glow of its oft-confused namesake, but casts aside any treacly, caramel sweet synesthesic commutability. Sensual and refreshing, Amber Flash by Tauerville effectively communicates the odd beauty of a note that traverses aquatic and dry, land based power in its breadth.
Tauerville Amber Flash is available now at Twisted Lily, $63 for for 30 ml Eau de Parfum.