A Passion for Perfume

Spring attracts change and novelties, maybe even in your perfume shelf. The selection of niche scents has been widened by Swiss brand Tauer Perfumes, which works with the highest quality natural ingredients.

 Self-taught Andy Tauer has been making perfumes since 2005. The first resulted from a request by a friend who owns a bookstore in Zurich that also sells home accessories from Morocco.

Self-taught Andy Tauer has been making perfumes since 2005. The first resulted from a request by a friend who owns a bookstore in Zurich that also sells home accessories from Morocco.

It’s a bit of a "one-man show" and a tale about how a chemist became a world-renowned perfumer. Andy Tauer lives and works in Zürich. He is completely self-taught, but using his specialized education,  a nose trained by pure oils, a love of art, and experiences from his travels around the world, he is able to perfectly create beautiful and unique scents.

 Perfume on an oil base named Attar

Perfume on an oil base named Attar

  „To create a beautiful perfume you need absolute freedom. And also time, as well as the highest quality ingredients available. That is what it takes to make an amazing perfume.“ 

„To create a beautiful perfume you need absolute freedom. And also time, as well as the highest quality ingredients available. That is what it takes to make an amazing perfume.“ 

Andy takes his time when creating a new scent. The carefully chosen precious and natural ingredients' molecules are intermingled to achieve a perfect result. Andy shops for ingredients all over the world. He gets his incense from the Middle East, tuberose extracts from India, and rose oil from Afghanistan.

 The original handmade flacon in the shape of an Art Deco-inspired five-sided bottle.

The original handmade flacon in the shape of an Art Deco-inspired five-sided bottle.

 Handmade glycerin soaps

Handmade glycerin soaps

Perfumes from Tauer Perfumes are precious - every year, Andy makes at most nine thousand flacons and supplies only the best perfumeries oriented in haute perfumes. In the Czech Republic, you can buy his perfumes at the Brno perfumery Vavavoom.

 Brno perfumery Vavavoom with a beautiful, clean interior designed by RAW atelier, which was awarded a national award for their reconstruction of the Tugendhat Villa. 

Brno perfumery Vavavoom with a beautiful, clean interior designed by RAW atelier, which was awarded a national award for their reconstruction of the Tugendhat Villa. 

Andy Tauer – like only a few other perfumers – writes about his passion for scents and the creation of perfume on his blog. The current Soffa 26 issue is also dedicated to passion in its many forms.


text: Hana Janišová | translation: Mila Virk | photo: companies' archives

 

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