Les Annees 25 Bis is an exuberant throwback to what Andy Tauer refers to as the golden age of perfumery- 1920's Europe. During the so-called "Anees Folles", jazz music blossomed, the flapper redefined the modern woman, and Art Deco peaked- and every bit of that stylish, sexy, iconoclastic energy is captured in Les Annees 25 Bis, a fragrance in grand style, uncompromisingly vintage chic, and yet alluringly modern.
Les Annees 25 Bis opens with a fresh citrus and fruit blast, combining the blinding brightness of bergamot and lemon with a mouthwatering peach accord and the intoxicating syrupiness of sweet orange oil. A glamorous heart finds lush natural rose absolute and ylang-ylang essential oil meeting a vibrant iris root, whose earthy depth steers the scent back into unisex territory. It also prepares the ground for a complex, luxurious base- benzoin, patchouli, sandalwood, ambergris, musks, and vanilla which melt together into a rich, exquisite, and long-lasting skin scent that boasts a vintage purr but a modern panache.
Tauer Perfumes Les Années 25 Bis is available now at Luckyscent, $160 for 50 ml Eau de Parfum.
*On Instagram, Andy Tauer says the original was great, but the encore is fantastic.