In honor of this beautiful western, I am reviewing Lonestar Memories from Tauer Perfumes. Andy Tauer describes the vision for Lonestar Memories as “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.” The description of the scent is as follows:
A scent created on memories of a wide land, open pastures, earthy leather, warm smoke, being there, I am free and true. Lonestar Memories is a rich leather scent, intense and multilayered, with a lasting, soft and gentle woody accord.“Lonestar Memories” is exactly what it purports to be. On application, it is a full blare of incense, rubber, menthol, and leather. It is leathery like an oiled saddle and full of heady spice like the pollen of wildflowers bloomed after the first torrential rains on the dry lands. In the middle it becomes all leather and rubber, with the menthol notes dropping out and being replaced by the scent of tobacco smoke and salt. It has a lovely tang to it, like the salt of sweet sweat. On dry down, it all blends together beautifully, smoke and incense and leather, sweet and salt and a little bit bitter. Strong, but so lovely. I would normally think of such a strong incense as being a winter scent, but this one is might be just beautiful in the heat of summer, flourishing on the skin, loudly calling out across the range. Definitely worth the money if you’ve got it.
NOTES: Green and spicy head notes that balance the smoky woody heart: Geranium, Carrot seed, Clary sage. Smoky leathery heart notes that prepare for the fine woody base: Birchtar, Cistus, Jasmine, Cedar wood. Fine woody body notes: Myrrh, Tonka, Vetiver, Sandalwood.
Lonestar Memories is available directly from Tauer Perfumes or from Luckyscent and a few other distributors.
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