Monday, January 29, 2007

City Slickers- Tauer Lonestar Memories

I have a guest reviewer today. The Blond, who has been wearing Andy Tauer's Lonestar Memories lately, has a thing or two to say about this fragrance:

I’d like to thank my wife for introducing me over the last year to the fascinating world of niche perfume. I’ll try to contribute here and there my own reviews of the masculine scents I loved enough to buy.
The most recent example being Andy Tauer’s Lonestar Memories.

As Mr. Tauer describes it: “'It’s the scent of a lonesome rider, wearing old jeans and leather jacket, after a long day on the horse in the dry woods, preparing his coffee on the open, smoky fire. I want it to be fresh and light, yet lasting and powerful....”

How romantic! Now, I’ve done my share of camping, hiking and open fire cooking in my days but as I recall, the common reaction of my better half upon my long awaited return home, was always the same :” You stink. Better have a good shower before coming anywhere near me”.

Fortunately, Lonestar Memories delivers a very sophisticated interpretation that combines some of these wilderness attributes with very domestic luxury.

When I put it on, I see myself in front of a burning fireplace, hot cup of Lapsang Souchong tea giving off a rich smoky scent, a whiff of herbs and spices coming off something good that’s cooking on the stove, a vase with wild flowers giving off a sweet earthy smell and of course, a cat in my lap (for the purr, not for the smell).

It’s a unique scent that’s strong but not overpowering. Long staying power with a drydown that is very woody, herbal and surprisingly sweet. I love it.

To me, it's an experience that is as far from Mr. Tauer’s rough and rugged vision as the Non Blonde’s SUV is from seeing off-road adventures.

Urban cowboys and city slickers everywhere, rejoice!

My own reviews of the other three Tauer scents are coming soon.


  1. Nice review, Mr. Blond! Very well done. I especially like the part about having the cat in your lap for the purr, not the smell. :-)

  2. Lovely review. I shouldn't really say it, but LM has become for me a comfort scent - it's a snuggle down sort of number for me, more and more.

  3. What a great job, Mr. Blond !
    Lovely, evocative, sensitive...sigh.

    [I'm de-lurking here]

    Hello, Ms. Non-Blonde...
    I'm not blonde either, and enjoy your site a great deal...
    If only I weren't such a lousy typist, I'd tell you so...

    Oops- I just did.

    Be well, baby.

  4. Greeneyes- The Blond sends a thank you. I'm lucky that he and I are both crazy cat people. There's always a purring beastie somewhere around us.

  5. Leo- I don't blame you one bit. Lonestar is so beautiful, enveloping and warm that even I, who believe that when things get tough, the tough turn to vanilla, can see its snuggling quality. And its sexy aspects can't hurt, either.

  6. Chaya- Thank you so much for de-lurking. I've seen your thoughtful comments on many of my favorite blogs, and it's an honor to have you here.

  7. This is a really helpful review and a wonderful find for me. I know I am 10 years late but better slow than rushed. I was looking for the other Tauer reviews (they were on the horizon at the end of the note) but havent been able to find them - I mean from the man´s perspective. Am I looking in the wrong place or do we share the philosophy of better slow than rushed? From the Non-Blonde's comments on your dialogue on fragrances I can hear that highly educated and interesting perspectives on masculine perfumes are a part of your dialogue at home (and cross-over potential) and I would very much like more from the man´s perspective if there is any appetite for this on your side. Like a man's use of Tauer would be great: Now there are obviously more than four fragrances in the range making any help to navigate most valuable. Particularly as any purchase comes with five free samples (one such parcel should be in the post on its way to me). Thanks for a great blog.


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