Tauer Perfumes

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Interesting Facts

"Tauer stuff" - Swiss perfumer Andy Tauer himself has adopted this term to describe the typical Tauer note that pervades all of his fragrances in a medium or background way, and in interviews he reports grinning broadly about this melancholy-looking, birch-tar "Tauer stuff."

Originally a chemist with a doctorate, then an IT project manager and self-taught part-time perfumer, he is now fully focused on his hobby-turned-profession with his company Tauer Perfumes, creating his fragrances at home in Zurich's Höngg neighborhood.

Andy Tauer developed his first commercial (but far from commerce-oriented) fragrance, "No. 01 - Le Maroc pour Elle," in 2004, when a bookseller friend asked him to design an exclusive perfume for his store. The first milestone of a success story emerged from this private passion.

In 2006, perfume critic Luca Turin wrote of "No. 02 - L'Air du Désert Marocain'' in the NZZ Folio: "It is probably the best perfume from the hands of an amateur since Coty gave up his bread and butter job at Antoine Chiris et Compagnie and composed "La Rose Jacqueminot" in 1904." This praise and a 5-star award made the perhaps most niche of niche creations at the time abruptly famous in the professional world.

Incidentally, Turin wore "No. 02 - L'Air du Désert Marocain" to his wedding to Tanja Sanchez.

While at the beginning of Tauer Perfumes he still bottled his perfumes himself and sent them with personal letters, Andy Tauer has been fulfilling his need for closeness and exchange with his clientele and fragrance lovers since 2005 by running his own blog with great commitment.
Research and text by LouceLouce