№ 09 - Orange Star 2010

№ 09 - Orange Star by Tauer Perfumes
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№ 09 - Orange Star is a perfume by Tauer Perfumes for women and men and was released in 2010. The scent is citrusy-fruity. The longevity is above-average. It is still available to purchase.
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Perfumer

Andy Tauer

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesClementineClementine
Mandarin orangeMandarin orange
Heart Notes Heart NotesOrange blossomOrange blossom
Lemon grassLemon grass
Base Notes Base NotesAmbergrisAmbergris
Tonka beanTonka bean
VanillaVanilla

Ratings

Scent

7.1171 Ratings

Longevity

8.5140 Ratings

Sillage

7.6136 Ratings

Bottle

7.7117 Ratings

Value for money

7.018 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 21.10.2021.
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10
Scent
9
Longevity
8
Sillage
8
Bottle
7
Pricing
Ischgelroi
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Ischgelroi
Ischgelroi
   4  
Orange in perfection
These three words in the title are the best and shortest possible description Tauer Orange Star. This scent was a blind buy for me, up until now I've only had fleeting Tauer scents in front of my nose because they just didn't match my preferences. Orange Star was an exception here. Unfortunately, I completely forgot about Orange Star for a long time and never even remotely thought about this scent again. I think it was almost 3 years.

First of all, I want to note that Orange Star is not a real summer fragrance, as the name suggests. Perhaps this is also the reason for some of the bad reviews. Initially, I was also a bit shocked about my blind buy.

Next, I want to briefly address the statement that Orange Star is a sweet vanilla and amber mix. Here I can clearly say that this is not the case for me at all. Amber is easily detectable and the vanilla is also very restrained. I see here really no amber and vanilla inferno.

The next point I can not agree is that Orange Star has something in common with cleaning products or even toilet cleaner.

For me, the tart note of orange is always present, although I would speak here rather of the orange peel.

Orange Star for me contains mandarin, lemongrass, soft amber, soft vanilla, soft tonka bean, orange blossom which gives a slight floral touch and although it is not listed incense.

I see Orange Star as a tart scent with a soft smoky nuance which is surrounded by a soft enveloping sweetness.

I find Orange Star to be one of my best discoveries of 2021. I have not known these facets from an orange fragrance before. Orange Star has for me an incredible depth for a fragrance with a tendency into the fresh. It is really a pity that this fragrance is hardly noticed in Germany. Clearly many connect with Tauer rather other creations than Orange Star, but I can only recommend Orange Star to test.

The shelf life is in the good to very good range. I could smell Orange Star over 9 hours on my skin. The silage is initially over an arm's length but goes back to something under an arm's length after about 2 hours. After a little over 7 hours Orange Star is almost skin tight.
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10
Scent
10
Longevity
10
Sillage
8
Bottle
Diyenli61

7 Reviews
Diyenli61
Diyenli61
   3  
Best citrus ever!
I can say this is one of the best citrus parfum I've ever had. It is so fresh and relaxing! Sillage and longevity is enourmous! It is worth every penny!
4
Scent
10
Longevity
10
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
Briarthorn

91 Reviews
Briarthorn
Briarthorn
   5  
Beautiful and clean
The sillage is a BEAST. Use a light hand with this one.

I pretty much get a really lovely laundry detergent. It's fresh, clean, and soapy. It's well blended and I was unable to pick out any one note over the others, it's just a beautiful blend of citrusy florals to make a beautiful laundry detergent. You can definitely feel the quality and artistry that went into this scent. It's lasts forever which is surprising for an orange blossom based perfume. It is very beautiful.

It's a lot of money to spend to smell like clean clothes though...

May
31
2014
9
Scent
10
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
Insense

25 Reviews
Insense
Insense
Very helpful Review    5  
My funniest perfume
This is maybe one of the most humorous perfumes I've tried, twisting between the citrus (a deep and summery mandarine) and the flowers: orange blossom and violet, over a rich ambergris base. Yes, I felt the violet in this perfume, and what an amazing violet it is, transforming this perfume into a modern classic! First time I tested it I was in Madrid and that afternoon became magic. My spanish heartbreaker.
Once again, Andy Tauer made perfection.
jtd

484 Reviews
jtd
jtd
Top Review    10  
orange amber
I've written about a couple of orange perfumes recently. (Bond no 9 Little Italy and Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine) Neither one of them was satisfying, and both did orange an injustice. Come to think of it, I do know another solution to the orange problem perfumery. Robert Piguet Baghari seems to keep a shadowy, candied orange alive forever but this kind of magic seems to have a Faustian quality to it, so I'll leave it be.

I think Andy Tauer has found a solution to the orange dilemma.

The two perfumes that failed the orange tried to treat it like a lemon and make Eau de Cologne out of it.  Citrus is bright, and citrus olfactory notes are volatile.  Focusing on the lightness but trying to make it last feels a bit desperate, like the search for an eternal appearance of youth.  I call this the red shoes approach.  Keep dancing and maybe you'll convince yourself of eternal youth.  

Tauer’s solution seems more realistic but no more prosaic, and likely more repeatable to anybody who would care to investigate (ie. imitate).  He neither candies the orange, nor tries to make a cologne out of it.  He preserves it.  In stretching out the life of the orange, Orange Star trades some of the fruit’s tartness for a luscious hint of salt, but in finding endurance it also appears to have concentrated the flavor.  Playing with depth and thickness instead of sweetness, Tauer fastens citrus to amber, and finds a middle ground that is both refined and lasting. With amber’s inherent lushness Orange Star glows more than it shines.  Perhaps it has less wattage than a short-lived cologne, but it also has a lithe, like sun-kissed-skin quality that makes it both playful and kinda' hot.  I’d love to smell this on someone else.
8
Scent
10
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
10
Bottle
Dalmajen

45 Reviews
Dalmajen
Dalmajen
Helpful Review    7  
A Magical Orange
I especially wanted to try this particular Tauer fragrance, as I am not really too fond of citrus scents,in general. I wanted to give this an all day wearing, and see how it develops. I was quite surprised at the very beginning, as I could distinctly pick out the mandarin straight away. It lists clementine as well, and this appeared a bit later. The first 30 to 40 minutes was all about the oranges, and very nice sun drenched type oranges. Almost like walking through an orange grove with the hot sun on your back. I picked up an occasional wisp of smoke, it seemed to just drift in and out, which makes this scent more interesting. An hour or so, into the wearing, A very woodsy note appeared. It really complimented the oranges. I seem to think the smokey accord could be due to the violet note, but can't be sure). This fragrance has wonderful lasting power, just like all of the Tauer perfumes). The dry down was nice, but not spectacular. I could detect ambergris, but the patchouli and vanilla were somewhat weak. I feel this is quite a fresh fragrance, and like others have stated, good for summer wearing. This didn't appear soapy to me at all, nor did it have a cleaning agent smell, it presented the oranges In a very professional way. This is definitely a good unisex fragrance, as it isn't Sweet, or too masculine. It has a softness about it, which I find very interesting for a citrus fragrance. I will be happy to wear this sometimes, for a change, and Not afraid to say, it is quite a Magical Orange!
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Pansylady

27 Reviews
Pansylady
Pansylady
Helpful Review    6  
a different shade of orange
Orange Star is a bit puzzling- usually, on me, orange blossom notes tend to shout so loudly that the others get drowned out- (eg. Poeme, La Chasse aux Papillons)...

but in this oddity, orange blossom seems to be hiding- instead, I get a deep honeyed wood and ambergris- the overall effect is hypnotic. Alien Liqueur is similar, but Orange Star seems to stick around longer

Potency and longevity are outstanding- on a par with anything from Serge Lutens and Thierry Mugler
5
Scent
10
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
Njdeb

63 Reviews
Njdeb
Njdeb
Helpful Review    8  
Orange flower soap
Orange Star starts off with the fresh, sweet/tart smell of mandarin. Like the essential oils of the bitter and blood orange, the orange in Orange Star has a warmer, richer and slightly more spicy/floral feel to it than the more common "sweet" orange. I also feel like I am not only smelling the juice of the fruit in this perfume, but also a bit of the orange tree's leaves and green wood.

This is not a light eau de cologne-type citrus scent, but a more substantial "perfumy" interpretation. Of course, the scent of orange blossom is a natural accompaniment to the fruity mandarin note and I find the amber base to mesh well with fruit's delicate warmth and spiciness.

Unfortunately, this perfume becomes much soapier as time goes on and the natural orange top note disipates (as citrus top notes tend to do). At about the ten or fifteen minute mark, this perfume really starts to smell like an orange/orange flower scented laundry soap on my skin. In fact, I was wearing this in the car with my daughter and her friend, and they both said I smelled like a soap and candle store (out of the mouths of babes..)

I'm not saying Orange Star smells bad per se. But I really think I could have gotten the same effect by layering some Clean Fresh Laundry with some Pacifica Blood Orange for a lot less money. Too bad, I do appreciate a perfumer taking an atypical approach to a citrus-based scent. Just didn't work for me.

Statements

EdP4hommeEdP4homme 9 months ago
5
Scent
7
Longevity
6
Sillage
8
Bottle
Sample first. Creative but orange and incense can be stinky together here...unisex, versatile, unique - all yes. but the smell? not.
MillanderMillander 2 years ago
Orange, with woods and incense. Not sour as a citrus based fragrance or fresh at all.
SerloSerlo 4 years ago
6
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
Sugared orange peel on frankincense. Frankincense, although not listed, dominates the drydown.
Or is it just the infamous Tauerade?

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