Hello Fellow Fumies,
At APJ we have a Saturday Question. Everyone gets to chime in with an answer, chat with other responders and it’s a fun event each week. Taking sides never means taking offence and everyone keeps it respectful and light, even though we can sometimes trawl the depths.
The idea is you’ll see it on the weekend or chime in through the week. Hopefully you will come back regularly and see if anyone has responded to your comment and you can reply to them. The aim is to generate real conversation and connection even though we are scattered around the globe.
Saturday Question: What Was Your First Niche Purchase?
Remember? It might have been an accidental find of a shop while on holiday. You found a blog online and it fascinated you. One of your buddies is a fragrance enthusiast. Could be you read about niche in a magazine. You read, or tested, or smelled someone walking by and you HAD TO HAVE IT! The lemming was so strong that you laid down an flabbergasting amount of cash for something that is basically 100% glamour.
I came to niche late. It was around the 2010 mark, maybe 2011, when I discovered the online community on the scentbloggosphere. My first blog was Olfactoria’s Travels (now defunct) and the bug bit hard. Always fragrantly oriented since my mother always smelled amazing and was given bottles by the various reps in Mum & Dad’s Jewellery, Watch and Gift Shop. They knew that if Mum (the friendly glamour girl) was wearing the fragrance then the men who came shopping would buy that amazing scent for their loved ones. (Did you know that cheating men would often buy the same fragrance for their wives and lovers so they wouldn’t get caught by scent!)
Anyway, It’s early November 2011 and I decide to buy my BFF Kath and myself niche fragrance for Xmas. I went to the Tauer Perfumes site, having ordered samples beforehand and tested and decided, and ordered a bottle each of 02 L’Air du Desert Marocain (for her) and 12 Eau D’Epices (for me). They arrived about six weeks late but when they got here she was so excited, as was I. In the pack even came a hand written apology for the lateness of the delivery from Andy Tauer himself. Amazing! The whole thing was utterly addictive. the rest is VERY EXPENSIVE history.
12 Eau D’Epices Tauer Perfumes
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Spices, cinnamon, cardamom, clove, coriander, red mandarines
Heart: Orange blossom, jasmine, orris root, incense
Base: Wood, cistus ladaniferus, ambergris, Tonka beans, vetiver