No. 14 - Noontide Petals (2013)

No. 14 - Noontide Petals by Tauer Perfumes
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No. 14 - Noontide Petals is a popular perfume by Tauer Perfumes for women and men and was released in 2013. The scent is floral-fresh. The longevity is above-average. The production was apparently discontinued.

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Perfumer

Andy Tauer

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesAldehydes, Bergamot, Bourbon geranium
Heart Notes Heart NotesRose, Ylang-ylang, Tuberose, Jasmine
Base Notes Base NotesPatchouli, Frankincense, Vanilla, Sandalwood, Iris, Styrax, Vetiver

Ratings

Scent

7.9 (109 Ratings)

Longevity

8.2 (88 Ratings)

Sillage

7.5 (88 Ratings)

Bottle

7.3 (83 Ratings)
Submitted by Joe, last update on 13.09.2018
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Bottle 8.0/10 Sillage 10.0/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 10.0/10
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Happiness in a bottle!
Such a fizzy, wondrous, floral delight! It is like carbonated perfume....so much bubbly aldehydes I am surprised it doesn't spew when you spray it! The most effervescent fragrance I have ever smelled. The dry down is absolutely heavenly...still fizzy but a more gentle version compared to the larger than life opening. Has the signature Tauerade in the base....and while very different from the other Tauer creations, there is no mistaking this is Tauer. Noontide Petals is so lively and delightful, it is impossible not to smile while wearing it. I think if worn regularly, it could reduce caffeine usage and even cure depression. :) Happiness in a bottle! One of my favorite fragrances. Noontide Petals is pure heavenly bliss!
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Bottle 9.0/10 Sillage 8.0/10 Longevity 8.0/10 Scent 8.0/10
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A lazy afternoon in a summer garden
The floral aldehydics seem to be the ghosts of the past. The majority of them were born before the eighties. And just a few are launched within the last three decennia. So, it's a pleasant surprise to meet and ode to this classic family at Tauer Perfumes.

In contrast with some other aldehydic perfumes my perception of Noontide Petals has nothing to do with winter, snow or cold. This fragrance is full of summer heat, sun and smell of flowers. It colors my imaginary canvas in all shades of yellow and brings me the pictures of a lazy afternoon in a summer garden.

The air is drenched with warmth and sun insomuch that I almost feel its vibrations. Or is it a hum of bees collecting the precious nectar from the garden? The fizzy power of aldehydes combines with bergamot freshness into a glass of lemonade as an attempt to soothe the summer heat. The mellowed flowers generously fill the air with their scent. To my perception the floral heart of Noontide Petals consists of yellow roses, lilies and ylang-ylang adorned with a sultry touch of jasmine and tuberose. A soporific bouquet inviting for a lazy noontide sleep.

The summer garden of Noontide Petals is enframed in a warm woody base with a touch of sweet vanilla and resins. The frankincense gives it an exotic nuance and brings a melancholic touch to its mood. Later it gives me an impression of a summer evening when the heat has left the air but found a shelter inside the wooden frame until the midnight.

Noontide Petals was not an easy fragrance to me. As many aldehydic florals. It took some time and efforts to learn to love this classic family. It reminds me a bit of Chanel N22 with its aldehydes, resins and ylang-ylang. But when Chanel 22 is at the best in freezing weather, Noontide Petals seems to be its midsummer antipode. The sense of heat in combination with woods and frankincense also reminds me of L'Air du Desert Marocain and Lys du Desert.
Bottle 2.5/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 9.0/10
Helpful Review    3
Love it...
And I hate the imitation rose smell in any perfume, but in this one the good out-ways the bad.
It opens with beautiful clean, bright, lemony, bergamot, and sandalwood notes. Later I catch the vanilla and the rose.
jtd
Very helpful Review    6
contemporary floral aldehyde
The aldehydic floral perfume is iconic.  Jean Patou Joy is remembered by many as the greatest perfume of the 20th century, and Chanel No 5 is the definition of perfume to generations. The mythology of the aldehyde is somewhere between urban legend and factoid thanks to No 5: someone dumped buckets of aldehydes into a floral base and the baby Jesus was born.  

But the floral aldehyde does have its risks.   At one end of the spectrum is the punch in the face, Estée Lauder Lauder White Linen, and at the other, the limp handshake, Guerlain Chant d'Aromes. Granted, this leaves a large middle ground for success, but in that middle ground is another risk: the nondescript perfume. Throngs of faceless perfumes led entire generations to think of aldehydic perfumes as soapy and nondescript.  

But look at the successful perfumes. The aldehyde serves as an important modifier, but because it seems to work differently in each perfume, it comes off as a wildcard to the perfume wearer.  To Van Cleef and Arpels First, it gives backbone. It allows the perfume to hold together green, animalic and bright white tones without flying apart.  In Robert Piguet Baghari, the aldehyde gives that electric shock, like someone's just grabbed your ass. To No 5, aldehydes lend a specificity, an unspeakable clarity.  It's hard to put words to it, but you'd never mistake No 5 for anything else. 

It Noontide Petals, the rush of aldehydes at the opening of the fragrance gives a tremendous feeling of acceleration.  In one nose-full you're carried straight to the center of the fragrance. Once you’re up to speed, you recognize parts of the aldehyde package. The sparkle, the cleanliness, the smile.  In Noontide Petals, the aldehyde does exactly what it was intended to do. It focuses your attention on the flowers. The buoyancy of the aldehyde makes the rose appear hyperrealistic at first, but with time I realize the aldehyde and the rose are just perfectly balanced.  

And here is aldehyde's specific gift to this perfume. Noontide Petals is a study in tenderness. It shows that tenderness is grounded and deliberate. It’s an attribute, not a lack of deficits. Tenderness leads to consideration and reflection, two states I find myself in when I wear Noontide Petals. There are perfumes that are the well-considered products of thoughtful perfumers. But there aren't many that consistently prompt a state of thoughtfulness.  

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Bottle 2.5/10 Sillage 10.0/10 Longevity 5.0/10 Scent 4.0/10
Very helpful Review    8
Deja Vu From The House Of Tauer...
Noontide Petals opens on skin with a gargantuan aldehyde assault that melds with a supporting dull orange bergamot before moving to its mid phase. Early in the scent's heart the aldehydes remain as the bergamot is now replaced by very artificial rose yielding a soapy rose overall accord. As the fragrance dries down, the aldehydes and rose recede as it turns somewhat sweet, derived primarily by a sandalwood and slightly powdery vanilla base note tandem with patchouli support. Projection is outstanding and longevity is average at 7-8 hours on skin.

Knowing my prior disappointments with past Andy Tauer compositions, I approached Noontide Petals with great hesitancy while secretly hoping that it would be the first from the highly likable perfumer that I could embrace. Alas, within seconds after the aldehyde onslaught began I knew it was not to be... Noontide Petals strikes me as a very synthetic smelling mix of the aforementioned aldehydes and poor quality rose, yielding a fragrance profile very similar to another Tauer composition I disliked called Une Rose Vermeille (and also Briar Rose by Ineke, come to think of it) which ultimately smells like cheap rose shampoo. To its credit, the fragrance improves significantly late when the aldehydes finally die and the slightly sweet sandalwood and vanilla take over. Alas, by the time you get to this stage it is far too late and had I not forced myself to keep wearing it for this review I would have scrubbed it off long before getting there. I should note that projection fanatics will find plenty to love here, as that performance aspect was amazing from the start. Outstanding performance aside, the bottom line is the "poor" 2 star out of 5 rated Noontide Petals is just another disappointment from the well-regarded house of Tauer and my personal hunt for a composition I can enjoy from it continues.
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AromaX 3 years ago
An afternoon in a summer garden of the yellow flowers where the roses, lilies and ylang are filling the hot air with their soporific smell.
Bottle 9.0
Sillage 8.0
Longevity 8.0
Scent 8.0

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