Topic: Tauer Discovery set

I'm planning to order soon the Discovery set. Is it worth the money? I know I want to try http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.4575.jpg Tauer Perfumes 03 Lonestar Memories  & http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.4573.jpg Tauer Perfumes 02 L`Air du Desert Marocain  but what would be good choices for the other three samples? I love strong, incense based or unusual scents.

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Yes, it is worth every penny. When mine is used up, I plan to order another one.

The size of the glass spray vials is 1.5 ML each for all samples, except 0.75 ML for Une Rose Chypree or Une Rose Vermeille or Carillon pour un ange, because those 3 are more expensive scents.  The vials are 3/4 full and that is because of shipping reasons by air mail.  He said at one time in his blog that he fills both his full bottles and his samples generously measured, so

WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET.

http://www.tauerperfumes.com/discovery-set.html

I think that this is a good honest deal, and when I compared costs with other places like LuckyScent and ThePerfumedCourt and did the math, the little covered tin box won.

Disclaimer: This User is not affiliated with Tauer Perfumes.


My choices will be:

Incense Rose

Orange Star

Le Maroc Pour Elle

Une Rose Chypree

Une Rose Vermeille



But, SuperPokie, you should get up the website www.LuckyScent.com

where the Tauer Perfumes are described in great detail, and then decide what is BEST FOR YOU.

Good luck from one Andy Tauer fan to another.

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I have edited this post this afternoon to make it more complete re: the issue of not quite full vials.

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I'm getting interested in this line as well.  I was thinking about the discovery scent but wondering if it would be more cost effective to just order samples from Luckyscent?  Are there some advantages to the "Official Discovery Set?"

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$34 for the discovery set is expensive for what you get because some of the perfumes are only sent in 1/2 filled vials.

Yes, they may be quality perfumes that are pricey to make, but considering how much the full bottles retail for, I feel that getting a full vial is not asking for too much.

Saying this, they are power bombs so a little goes a long way.

With regards to the advantage of getting the Tauer set, well, you receive it in a pretty little tin with cards inside, describing each scent in your selection.

If you can find cheaper elsewhere, go for it, because you may not wish to get 5 fragrances and I guess some of the money with the official set goes towards packaging.

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I ordered the Discovery set from the Tauer website, and it arrived quickly and in the little tin box, as @Dolby described. I decided it was nicer to order direct from the site. I would add Eau-D-Epices, as this is also a lovely incense fragrance! http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.10285.jpg  Tauer Perfumes 12 Eau D'Epices It is every bit as good as Desert Marocain.

You will enjoy testing these wonderful perfumes, as they are really unusual, and wonderfully put together!

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may.von bonin wrote:

... even if the sample vials LOOK 1/2 full ... and you drench yourself in one of the scents ...

Erm, the vials look half full because they ARE half full.

As for "drenching" yourself with 1/2 a vial of perfume, well  dumbom

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amy777 wrote:

I'm getting interested in this line as well. I was thinking about the discovery scent but wondering if it would be more cost effective to just order samples from Luckyscent? Are there some advantages to the "Official Discovery Set?"

The vials from LuckyScent are tiny and have a dipstick. The Tauer Discovery Set glass spray samples are bigger and the sprays work, not like Sephora where the sprays often don't work.

I did compare costs - did the math - I cannot go into this here again. Please refer to my updated answer Post #2 - updates in blue.

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Totally! I haven't ordered them, but I am about to. They ship to Mexico (while many won't) all the way from Switzerland for free, so that's really awesome!

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paulina wrote:

Totally! I haven't ordered them, but I am about to. They ship to Mexico (while many won't) all the way from Switzerland for free, so that's really awesome!

Yes!! I totally forget to mention the FREE SHIPPING! That is an extra bonus! And mine arrived so quickly, no hassle what so ever! I'll be ordering again, that's for sure!

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Why reorder and not go for a bottle?

Buying the sample set costs you 7$ per vial, which in turn means that the

1.5ml vial = 4.6$ per ml = 230$ per 50ml – as opposed to 113$ for a bottle.

And the

0.7ml vial = 9.2$ per ml = 276$ per 30ml – as opposed to 130$ for a bottle.


Yep, that makes perfect sense … not.

If you don’t have the money there and then, just save for it because as shown above, buying samples costs you more than DOUBLE what you would pay for ml for ml if you went for a bottle.

As I said: Not worth it and certainly not good value once you know which you like.

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Don’t want to bog you down with numbers, but:

Just to compare to a similar priced niche, I checked Ormonde Jayne.

For 75$ you get 12 vials of 2ml each = 24ml of EDP with free delivery.
= 3$ per ml
= 150$ per 50ml (retail: 126$ for a bottle)


Also checked a cheaper niche like Juliette has a Gun.

For 10$ you get 8 vials of 2ml each = 16ml of EDP with free delivery in Europe, and refundable when you buy a bottle.
= 0.6$ per ml
= 30$ per 50ml (69$ or 79$ for a bottle) … Now, THIS ONE is worth reordering.


Tauer still looking like a bargain now?  81

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Me thinks, and my nose knows, that I love my TAUERS and that is why I shall reorder when this set is used up.

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Thanks for referring me.. just placed an order for 5 samples

2005 http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.4573.jpg  Tauer Perfumes 02 L`Air du Desert Marocain

2006: http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.4575.jpg  Tauer Perfumes 03 Lonestar Memories

2008: http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.2997.jpg  Tauer Perfumes 06 Incense Rose

2010 http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.10286.jpg  Tauer Perfumes 10 Une Rose Vermeille

2010 http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.9503.jpg  Tauer Perfumes 11 Carrillon pour un ange



Very excited indeed!

PS: except for fragrances I truly adore or cheap ones of which it doesn't make sense to buy a sample size vial when a bottle can be bought for little money, I'm not planning to ever buy full bottles of very expensive perfumes as I plan to sniff as many 'flowers' as I can.

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Espi wrote:

Thanks for referring me.. just placed an order for 5 samples

2005 http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.4573.jpg  Tauer Perfumes 02 L`Air du Desert Marocain

2006: http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.4575.jpg  Tauer Perfumes 03 Lonestar Memories

2008: http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.2997.jpg  Tauer Perfumes 06 Incense Rose

2010 http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.10286.jpg  Tauer Perfumes 10 Une Rose Vermeille

2010 http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.9503.jpg  Tauer Perfumes 11 Carrillon pour un ange



Very excited indeed!

PS: except for fragrances I truly adore or cheap ones of which it doesn't make sense to buy a sample size vial when a bottle can be bought for little money, I'm not planning to ever buy full bottles of very expensive perfumes as I plan to sniff as many 'flowers' as I can.

This is what I do to  smile. If I find one that I adore I will save up for a full size bottle otherwise I mostly just stick to samples of the really pricey scents.

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Same here. Many times, I look at my full bottles of other scents, and I know that I cannot use them up in a lifetime.

Right now, the only full bottle of TAUER PERFUMES is

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.4573.jpg  Tauer Perfumes 02 L`Air du Desert Marocain

A nice go-to Summer cologne. Lately I think that it smells of "chocolate powder" but that is just me. The name of "hot desert air in Morocco" is romantic, but ... it is the nose that tells ... and the skin upon which it is sprayed ...

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.2997.jpg  Tauer Perfumes 06 Incense Rose

is a vibrant rose, with a forest smell background. Again, the note is incense, but that is what I smell.

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.8670.jpg  Tauer Perfumes 09 Orange Star

is really a classy cologne. I say cologne because of the heavy citrus opening. After that, the dry down is cozy.

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.13565.jpg  Tableau de Parfums Miriam

is a whole story by itself. I kid you not. With this beautiful perfume comes an advertising campaign which links the scent to a character. I don't care, on the contrary the character actually turns me off. But, don't we all know that what matters most is the juice in the bottle ? Well, here is another Andy Tauer masterpiece. The nose knows. So, I did not want to go all out and buy the full bottle with the disk and the brochure with the story. That means nothing to me. Instead I ordered the largest decant available at ThePerfumedCourt, a 5 ML roll-on decant. If that is used up, I can re-order either the purse spray at LuckyScent, or 2 5 ML decants from the TPC.

Trust me these speeches come from the same person who constantly says on this very Forum how not to exaggerate and buy a lot of full bottles, which then remain on the shelves unused or perhaps get swapped.  It was I who  - more than once - stepped on people's nerves by introducing my money savings techniques, like: Watch your bank account and get a huge glass jar and drop your spare change and some dollars into it, for the next coveted scent.

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Well, you lot obviously have money to burn by reordering something that costs you TWICE as much ml for ml as what a bottle does.

Each to their own as the other one says.  tummenupp

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Victoria Frolova ( Bois de Jasmin ) said recently that perfumers give up about 80% of their sales profits to stores that retail them, and she's in a position to know.  For that reason, I always try to purchase directly from the small niche perfumer rather than going through Lucky Scent, even though I miss out on the free samples.  I would hate to see one of my favorites close their doors like Scents of Time had to do just recently, and I don't mind paying a little extra knowing that it goes directly into their pockets.  Your mileage may vary.

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I watched today on Esxense Live Streaming a discussion that the retailers have to make shelf space for the small niche perfume houses.  They have to get a mutual understanding:  The Perfume House has to provide Testers and Samples.  Some Perfume House were not willing to do this for free, and the Retailer/Shop should pay for the testers and samples AND DO THE WORK OF ADVERTISING AND SELLING ?

So, it does come down to business considerations.  For a small niche house to remain in business, it is necessary to produce samples.  Those cannot be emanated into the public for free.  When I followed Andy Tauer's blog, he spends time filling bottles, and he spends time filling samples.  The bottles bring, of course, a larger profit margin.  So, all things considered, the little tin box brings the perfumer/manufacturer a very small mark-up and yet, the consumer/customer can use the samples/sprays for a reasonable price.

So, peeps, do what you want ... I know a good deal when I see one.

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Trust me.. I wondered whether it was too expensive or not and then saw these samples are at the same price/ml for me as most 1ml samples in TPC.

Broke down the cost for samples and this sample set in a nice tin box is €3,43/ml for the regular perfumes and €6,85/ml for the concentrated one.

There are 30 TPC samples (out of 40) that are more expensive than the lower cost Tauer perfumes and 6 still come out above the most expensive one.

Now I only wonder why, since I bought 20 TPC samples each time, I didn't think of buying 2 or 3 sample sets.

Also wonder which ones you'd have recommended to me upon watching my wardrobe (and loves/likes)

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Regarding the samples, I think that when you could buy them in a store, many more people would enjoy perfume and wear it than they do now.. not sure whether more full bottles would be sold as it would make an end to best selling perfumes that smell great on paper or in the store  but not anymore later on.

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Espi wrote:

Regarding the samples, I think that when you could buy them in a store...

You could buy samples in store? When? I've never heard of this since samples are given to shops to offer to customers free of charge.

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Was hypothesizing/speculating what may happen when samples are actually sold in a perfume shop.. as there's been quite a few threads I saw here in which it was mentioned that getting samples was next to impossible.

Since samples HERE are only given when you purchase a full bottle and then mostly at random (random for me that is), I didn't want to go that route and opted for the ones I do want to have..

So.. I wonder what would happen when sample buying in a store becomes mainstream.

That's what I gather from Udaria's post on niche houses not wanting to give out samples for free.When you imagine that samples from niche producers would be going at the same rate as the big perfume houses , yet the full bottles are sold at a much smaller amount, you can see that the cost of samples quickly adds up.

Which is why I have no problem BUYING samples from niche/vintage brands.

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I see, ok, thanks for clarifying.

The reason why it's near impossible to get a sample (let alone a few) in shops nowadays becomes really clear when you take a quick look at Ebay.

For example: 20 samples below selling for £13. The vendor has 6 boxes! Nice little earner for whoever is selling them, when in fact they probably were meant for customers. It goes on and on.

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/$%28KGrHqRHJCYE9%21Hb,N,OBPT2%28SE-5g%7E%7E60_12.JPG 

The same goes for niche. The shop Les Senteurs in London has recently really increased the price of their sampling service because they saw that many would end up on Ebay.

Yes, I understand that as a result we don't really have much choice but to buy from expensive sources, and this is why I much prefer making my own and swapping with other members, because there's no way I'm spending £6 on 1ml of perfume. I don't care what's in it.

Being able to purchase samples at a reasonable price in shops would be a great service, but then again, you'd only get the latest releases, it wouldn't be cost effective for the retailer who wants to flog bottles, and people, once again would abuse it (and I'm not pointing the finger because I'd be the first to be interested in getting 10ml of a fragrance).

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Espi wrote:

Regarding the samples, I think that when you could buy them in a store, many more people would enjoy perfume and wear it than they do now.. not sure whether more full bottles would be sold as it would make an end to best selling perfumes that smell great on paper or in the store but not anymore later on.

That is a very good point.

We, the trained perfumistas with experience, could buy SAMPLES - if they were sold in a brick and mortar store, instead of The Perfumed Court with shipping charges. We could then assemble the favorite samples and one or two may turn into a full bottle. That would be an informed choice, underpinned by the experience of the perfumista.

Non-trained would-be customers will also enter the brick-and-mortar store, start sampling, and be more or less resisting the sales talk that the eager-to-sell clerk will rain upon them. They will then buy a few samples which will help them evaluate at home, in peace. Thus, no IMPULSE BUYING.

MEDIOCRE PERFUMES WILL REMAIN ON THE SHELVES. This reminds me of Darwin: The survival of the fittest.

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Update:

I am actually very happy about the Internet and this discussion - which provides me the possibility to cleverly examine all sorts of choices.

It was stated before that some small niche businesses are vulnerable of going out of business, and I see it as a "labor of love" to support them, when I truly love their fragrances.

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Dolby I'm afraid you are right on many counts regarding the level of fraud, theft &tc.. it goes on at both sides of the counter : both SA and customers stealing bottles left & right. It's not a miracle you see tester bottles chained to the shelf or display stand with theft being so rampant!

In an ideal world things would go like Udaria points it out.

Situation being the way it is and me not having time to hunt down bargains on eBay and besides, with my current mad Yves Rocher collection I already have enough sprays in full bottles to last me for 10-20 years!

Never mind the samples that are good for at least 5 uses/ml. Yep.. that's 21 years! Eeek... I may be dead and buried by then.

NO more full bottles for this girl! Unles I start throwing out & giving away full ones wink

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