Tauer Golestan: A Love Letter to Middle Eastern Floral Fans
Andy Tauer is an artist. I don’t think anyone who has tried his work could deny that. When he drops a new release, we listen. That is just what he did with his new fragrance called Golestan.
I do not speak Persian, but from what I could tell it means “garden of flowers” in the language and is inspired by the palace of the same name located in Teheran. He was inspired to create such a perfume when visiting Louvre in Paris. He was awestruck with the cultural heritage that was alive and well there. The statues and ornate tiles wee the catalyst to create a fragrance based on the air of a flower garden.
Andy Tauer loves his rose, that is certainly no secret. If I may say so myself, he is an expert at using it in a unique way. Opening with ylang-ylang and zesty citrus, Golestan caresses the senses like a spring breeze. A heart of tuberose, orange blossom, and jasmine evokes a vintage feel, while remaining perfectly modern. The beauty of the stalwart Bulgarian rose adds a loving kiss to the composition, which rests on a base of Tauer’s signature ambergris with patchouli and sweet woods bolstered by vanilla.
Top: Lemon Peel, Bergamot, Cinnamon, and Ylang-Ylang
Middle: Bulgarian Rose, Orange Blossom Absolute, Jasmine Grandiflorum Absolute, and Tuberose
Base: Cistus, Patchouli, Powdery Sweet Woods, Ambergris, and Vanilla
Golestan is available in a 50ml extrait de parfum for $165. The bottle is the signature Tauer bottle, but with a very colorful motif adorning the front. I am not sure how to explain it, but just look at it. It’s mesmerizing and I am failing to summon the words to give it justice. It makes me think of an explosion of colors coming from a rose