The one who dances with the Steppenwolf? Is that Tauer from Switzerland? Andy Tauer stands for self-taught perfume art, has found his own niche within a very short time and serves it without regard for losses. You can accuse Tauer of many things, but not that he chooses the easy way for his fragrances. Here nothing smells commercial and trimmed to large target groups. And just that makes this "Dufttüftler" sympathetic.
I have been sneaking around Lonestar Memories for many months. Infected by the review of the leather chief "Chizza" was then ordered the sample along with 3 other fragrances from Tauer. I like my leather scents a bit rugged, with edge and if possible without a lot of fuss (raspberries, sugar etc). And I like smoke in scents. Cold ash, thick wisps of mist. Lonestar Memories combines all of that into a colorful potpourri of many spices and ingredients. In the opening, a light note of cinnamon jumps right to my nose (even though cinnamon is not listed as a note). After that, the dance around the campfire begins. Here it smokes really tremendously. Next to the well-known smoke bombs of Beaufort London, this is the most distinct "smoke note" I've come across so far. I for one have a hard time smelling a typical smoke note in an Interlude Man
. But here you get the full broadside on the fire. Smoke, just before biting and stinging in the nasal cavities. Then comes the rough leather. Old, washed out but not dirty or smelly. A well cared for horse saddle, cleaned appropriately after each ride. It still bears the signs of time. Tauer draws an extremely authentic leather here. In the late drydown, Lonestar Memories loses some of its coarse nature and becomes more hand-tame. Tonka bean and sandalwood take away some of the leather's gruffness, complement it with warming moments and let the day end around the campfire.
Flacon: typical Tauer, blue, a bit rustic but sympathetic
Sprayer: usual standard
Durability: 10+ hours with one spray
Sillage: the first few hours absolutely room filling and engaging. I would not use more than 2 sprays
Price: ~ 2€/ml is in the niche area no leg break and thus to classify as relatively fair
Lonestar Memories is a snapshot of the wilderness in its barren and vulnerable beauty. Smoke and leather are perfectly woven together with spices to immerse you in this world. You can not ask for more from a fragrance.