My previous post mentioned that I do tend to be biased regarding perfumers and houses.
I adore Andy Tauer. Everything I read about him and by him makes me like him more and more, and his fragrances are wonderful. I own a sample or a bottle of everything he has done so far with the exception of Orange Star. And although Lonestar Memories is a scent I rarely wear, I do admire it.
Carillon Pour un Ange. I was a winner of a full bottle of this beautiful stuff from Elena from Perfume Shrine! Thank you again! I have been wearing it off and on all week long.
From his website, I quote ""Building a fragrance with lily of the valley singing in spring was a wish since I started making perfumes. Carillon pour un ange is my tribute to this wonderful forest treasure. It is a green choir of flowers. Enjoy!" And enjoy I do.
Notes of lily of the valley, rose, ambergris, jasmine, leather..
The opening is absolutely splendid - fresh and green. The lily of the valley doesn't fade, and stays for a long time and doesn't disappoint.
There is a part in the drydown that I must admit is too 'masculine' for me - perhaps the leather? But it doesn't last long as the fragrance then settles into an oddly lovely mesh of floral and earth.
BTW, The scent doesn't at all capture Swedish Angel Chimes in case you were wondering (which I have always wanted to own for holiday decorations)
Lily of the valley - the plant does look like bells for angels - or fairies!