Eau d'Épices is a unisex perfume by Tauer. The scent was launched in 2010 and is said to be "perfect for cool winter nights and developing wonderfully under a warm midyear sun."

Eau d'Épices fragrance notes

  • Head

    • Cinnamon, Cardamom, Clove, Coriander, Red Mandarine
  • Heart

    • Orange Blossom, Jasmine, Orris Root, Incense
  • Base

    • Cistus Ladaniferus Resin, Ambergris, Tonka, Vetiver

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Latest Reviews of Eau d'Épices

One of the things that fascinates me about Tauer perfumes is the way that you can sense the notes that you can't precisely smell lurking in the background. It's like walking into a fantastic house. You'll probably spend your time admiring the precision of the joinery in the custom-built kitchen cabinets and the polished, seamless floor, and never think about all the effort that want into laying the foundation and doing the framing; but without the care lavished on those hidden elements the perfection that you can see would be impossible.

The fragrance is rich, opulent and full of nuances of incense, amber, orange blossom and spices. The flowery notes up top maintain the spiciness depth and the woody, sticky, wonderfully incensey-ambery, goo lower down just goes on, and on and on. For me, Eau d'Épices, dry down is the best part of this challenging journey. I can't imagine fancying a man wearing that but it might work as a contrast on a rugged masculine type. For the confident wearer, not someone who is afraid of offending. This is for the person who stands pridefully, and wants to smell luxurious, knows he/she smells luxurious, but it's just another day.
2nd August 2022
It opens in a feminine way with beautiful, fat flowers and evolves towards the masculine side with musk-associated notes. You get the spices, of course, but instead of being brown, they mix into shades of green and blue. They get fresh.
6th May 2018

Eau d'Épices seems to have come and gone rather quickly – at least I presume it's gone as it is no longer listed for sale on the Tauer site. It's a bit contrary to the expectations raised by its name as the spices seem covered by a cooling, starchy layer of orris-violet waxiness. These are not warming spices, they feel distant, locked up and a bit old. What does burst into life is a juicy orange blossom, redolent of high summer and light. And, indeed, in Eau d'Épices's trail this is what others will smell, something golden and floral, a bit clean and soapy, with an accent of amber. This is an appealing olfactory halo to carry around, though the experience on skin is not as transparent.
The spices and a touch of seaside skin courtesy of the ambergris give the feel of a Caron-like base, which should glow like a hearth from the core of this perfume, but there seems also to be a constant damping down of it that ages the scent profile somewhat. It sits a bit uneasily with the florals and is bridged somewhat by some incense smoke and shavings of dry wood bark.
At which point this reviewer was guilty of staring at the pixels and ignoring the picture, because if one stops analyzing the architecture, real or imagined, one is in the presence of a breezy, orange blossom-led perfume, with a good presence and a burble of complexity in the background to keep things interesting but lighter than most Tauer creations. That, actually, is more than enough.
7th February 2018
The opening is an intriguing mix of coriander, cinnamon, and cardamom - a unexpectedly gentle and elegant spice mix that is the antithesis of the usual heavy Oriental spice bombs. There is an airiness about this, and the lack of any ceremonial - temple or high mass - feeling is notable.

This lovely spicy introduction is further enhanced by an overarching mandarin-based citrus layer that is not the crisp and fresh type, but more a warmly glowing version.

Later in the drydown a nigh-herbal woodsy note combines with a brighter cistus impression, and whiffs of vanilla - lightened up by a fairly restrained and clean vetiver - provide further variation. Closer to the end a light mild powderiness is present on my skin.

I get moderate sillage, good projection and an excellent ten hours of longevity on my skin.

This a light, unstuffy incense creation that is probably not great on hot summer days, but is suitable for most other climes, seasons and occasions - a very versatile scent. Unlike many other products of this house this fragrance is not mostly synthesized in laboratories, but contains good natural ingredients and is well blended. Tauer proves he can leave the trodden path. 3.25/5
10th May 2016
Eau d'Epices is my favourite Tauer's stuff.
It opens with dry spice notes, like cumin, clove, pepper, cinnamon. Overall a dry leather accord Very nice..
i like this dry, dusty feel! Not a powerful intrusive scent, but with a soft and natural body.
The woody-amber drydown gets a beautiful skin scent!
My 2011 summer scent!
6th April 2011
This smells extremely natural and at the same time fabulous.
It is not a powerhouse and tends to woo you softly. Excellent longevity and keeps getting better. If you are around people who are easily offended by fragrances, this may work. It can be appreciated by sophisticates and beginners alike. Deceptively simple, if the bottle I ordered yesterday was here, it would be on me now.
25th March 2011
So, I'll be very curious to see how this one is received, because I like it (and haven't liked much else from this house). For once I am pleasantly surprised.This opens as is- so if you like dry spice notes you'll certainly like this. What I'm love best is the middle phase, which is a warm floral with a delicate kick. The incense works well here, and keeps the other notes from gettign too loud. I can't recommend sticking your nose against your wrist, however, because if you do you'll get a blast of cardboard. This works best as a subtle halo about your person (so use sparingly) I'd say this is different than most of his creations, becaues it seems less harsh to me. I feel like Andy was in his happy space when he put this one together. If I were to buy a Tauer this would be it
28th October 2010
Eau d'Épices begins with the eponymous spices. Cardamom, cumin, pepper, cinnamon and goodness knows what else fly into the air, as if leaping out of a basket that's just been thrown at the sun. They descend onto a landscape that's part terracotta, part summer orchard, where the pungency of orange blossom competes with the resinous waft of incense. There's a hint of dryness in the air, a sense of crackling heat. And then things become really impressive. Three different forces engage in a tug-of-war - ambery wood, frankincense and indolic floral - but instead of cancelling each other out, they all manage to make their presence felt with clarity and insane longevity. Those of us who've played around with pipettes and essential oils will appreciate that this feat is nothing short of astonishing.Whether or not you'll actually like it is another matter. I'd be lying if I said I fell in love with it straight away. There's a particular note hovering around the floral section - a vaguely synthetic, green citrus - that I found difficult to ignore, although it's much less pronounced on paper than on skin. By no means did it spoil the entire experience, but it did distract from the other, more pleasurable elements. Having said that, the fragrance yielded several compliments from those caught in its sillage, with comments ranging from, "It smells like amazingly fresh air," to "It smells like walking into a warm house on a freezing cold day." In other words: sniff before you buy! Personally, I haven't yet been able to shower Eau D'Épices with total adoration, but there is no doubt that it's a worthy addition to the Tauer line and that it commands all my respect.
6th October 2010
Eau d'Epices opens with a rich airy blast of spices. This is no gourmand. It hs no density or chewy quality. Wearing it is like having someone with a censer of burning incense walking in front wafting smoke that surrounds with the scent of spices. The drydown is delicious and long lasting. I highly recommend it.
5th October 2010