Tauer Perfumes Orange Star

...cheerfully zesty, lickably likable.


Orange Star, Tauer Perfume’s 9th creation, has inadvertently triggered a repressed memory of me as a klepto 7-year-old, surreptitiously pocketing Pixy Stix at the drugstore for later consumption in my cardboard box “fort”.

Pixy Stix, with its paper straw of sour strawberry, grape, or orange powder, was always one of the most exciting candies. The appeal lay not only in the fun of pouring an entire tube of dry chemicals down your throat, scaling the surface off your tongue in the process, but also in the vibration of pleasure and pain as your mouth dealt with the over-stimulation.

Orange Star sets the wearer on a course to experience the same kind of over-stimulation. It goes on blindingly bright lemony-orange with a Pixi Stix astringency. The tartness is rendered positively lip-puckering with what feels like fizzy aldehydes.

After the initial Pixy Stix salvo, it opens up into something reminiscent of Karma by Lush, the cheerfully zesty orange and patchouli throw down. There’s also a tag-along almond trying to get in on the boisterous fun, but the rest of the gang are too noisy to let Nut Boy get more than a word in edgewise.

30 minutes in, Orange Star has pretty much simmered down to an orange Charms Pop, the chunky boiled sweet on a stick. The eau de parfum stays sheer, light, and carbonated throughout its time on the skin, a diet soda contrast to the orange cream-filled cakes of Lolita Lempicka L and Britney Spears Hidden Fantasy, for instance.

Like another bubbly orange perfume, Jean Paul Gaultier Ma Dame, Orange Star is candy-like without actually being very sugary. The fizz remains as the orange continues to fade, and Orange Star ends up a kind of teenybopper version of Hermès Eau des Merveilles, a lickably salty citrus. With Orange Star, Andy Tauer’s gone, like, totally teen.

If you have a hankering to experience Orange Star for yourself, and to meet the effervescent man behind the fizz, Andy Tauer will be launching Orange Star at the Scent Bar on Saturday, April 17th from 1-4pm. Andy will be talking up the perfume, as well as showcasing his line's stylish new packaging. He's pretty excited about that, so you need to gee yourself up beforehand with a cup of coffee -- or Pixy Stix. You'll want to be able to keep up.

If you have a good excuse for not attending (like you've suddenly moved to New Zealand, or you've been arrested for stealing Pixy Stix), then the alternative is to enter my giveaway for your very own bottle of Orange Star.

WHO CAN ENTER:
To enter, you must be a subscriber to my YouTube channel, KatiePuckrikSmells. This is important, because the only way I can verify the winner is through their YouTube account.

HOW TO ENTER:
Enter by commenting under this post only, stating your YouTube name if it's different to your Blogger name. Example: "My YouTube name is KatiePuckrikSmells." Only one entry per person, please.

ENTRY DEADLINE:
Giveaway is now closed.

WINNERS:
The
winner of the bottle of Orange Star is arielise. I also have a spare sample to give away, and that goes to mspopcandy. Congratulations, you winners you!

NOTES FOR THE WINNERS:
Please private message me on my YouTube channel with your
mailing address. If I don't hear from you within 1 week, your prize will go to a lucky alternate winner.

Thanks to Tauer Perfumes and the Scent Bar for sponsoring the giveaway!

97 comments:

  1. my youtube name is cmonkey818 yay!

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  2. I have only been reading quietly until now but cannot pass this opportunity. Thank you Katie!
    My youtube name is MissK110

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  3. Yum! Candy perfume. Count me in!

    My youtube name is brinnet

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  4. Yay! My Youtube name is womo531 =)

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  5. my youtube name is MAYANDARKO! <3

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  6. My YouTube name is honeybell1986

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  7. pick me!! pick me!!

    My Youtube name is jackie83us.

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  8. Orange!? Dude that sounds awesomeness sauce(s) count me in!

    My youtube name is mspopcandy2532

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  9. My Youtube name is kristinanicole5

    words cannot even explain how jealous of your collection I am! I thought having 8 was a lot, but you have proved me wrong! Though you have inspired me to get into more perfumes and I have greatly broadened my horizons. Thanks for your amazing videos!

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  10. Oh my goodness! My youtube name is JWpianoboe. Thank you for your giveaway!

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  11. my youtube name is 0hpalpitations :) thanks for the giveaway!

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  12. Hello!!! My YouTube name is artxficial :) kisses&hugs!!!

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  13. Hi, my youtube name is biggan47 thanks for the giweaway

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  14. my youtube name is hinlintin

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  15. my youtube name is MrsKiller09

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  16. Ooh, excitement!

    My Youtube name is Deepspark.

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  17. My Youtube name is mintbark

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  18. My youtube is jocelynmyers thanks. :+)

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  19. KatiePuckrik giveaway, yay!!!

    My youtube name is the same, cbsg5861. Thanks ;)

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  20. Please count me in. I would love to try this. The new bottle design is really awesome. My YouTube name is r0bdigz. Thanks.

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  21. Oooh! I love a good perfume giveaway-- but I already won a KP giveaway once this year. That's cheating if I enter again, right?

    Hrm.

    I'm too addicted to perfume not to enter! If it's cheating, just discount my desperate comment. :) My youtube name is gvillecreative :)

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  22. My youtube name is Elenasniff. As some people have misnterpereted it, I want to point out that I sniff perfume, not coke. Why wasting 100 euros on drugs when I can buy a perfume that will keep me happy for years?

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  24. Yay! A Give Away! Thanks Katie :) Please may we have more perfume collection videos? Maybe..you should start reviewing other people's perfume collections when you finish with yours! Possibly a random collection and then you attempt to discern what "type" of person might own the collection. Might be fun, no?

    My YouTube name is : Chefronaldswife

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  25. Hi, Katie. Count me in! Maybe I'll be lucky enough to win one!

    My YouTube name is fqgouvea.

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  26. wow...can you sell a pixie stick

    my youtube name is artterium

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  27. Yummy!
    My YouTube name is: "UAskygal"...

    =]

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  28. My youtube name is sencha22....thank you!

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  29. my youtube name is xgreenmittensx

    :) you make pixi sticks sound like an adult treat haha.

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  30. I am so interested in Orange Star! Please enter me in your drawing. My YouTube name is MissDuck9.
    I loved remembering Pixie Stix! Thanks.

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  31. youtube name "taraegon" - ooh pixy stix!

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  32. My YouTube name is: JIovannone. Please enter me, yay!!!!

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  33. my you tube name is baboukis1

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  34. Hello Katie! My youtube name is Daiggans. I would really love to own this. I love finding scents that evoke childhood memories, and a sweet orange pixie stix scent will do just that!

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  35. My YouTube name is KristaJanicki. Pixie Stick me!

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  36. My Youtube user name is Mimzywhimzy.
    Thanks for another fabulous giveaway!!

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  37. I've never really liked a lot of citrus, but I figure if Andy's making it, it has to be pretty worthwhile.

    My youtube username is littledaysleeper. Thanks, Katie!

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  38. My YouTube name is bizzyvid . Thanks!

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  39. my youtube name is halfasianmama. thanks! :)

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  40. My youtube name is Peregrine77 :) I love these new Tauer bottles! Can't wait to sample this one.

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  41. My youtube name is cyndyava. Hi there! I like the idea of smelling like a Charms pop or Pixie Stix tube. Nice. Maybe Razzles will be next in his repetoire! Thanks for this fun giveaway! xo

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  42. Oops! Sorry. I'm cyndyava6. Didn't mean to enter twice. I left the comment above...I'm "Heliotrope Tree House." Please don't count me twice...I just wanted to correct the name so if I'm the lucky winner...I can be reached via youtube at cyndyava6. Thanks so much, again!

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  43. Please enter me in the drawing! My YouTube name is swabidoo2.

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  44. Oh yes please enter me in your contest. The perfume SOUNDS like something I would really enjoy. My YouTube name is allibeth68. Thanks.

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  45. I am always excited to try a new Tauer! My youtube name is htroutman1.

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  46. username: savethelunchboxes thanks :) x

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  47. Katie it's been a long dream of mine to smell like Charm Pops and Pixy Stix, so please enter me to win! XOXO youtubename: trhoadess

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  48. I'd love to be in the draw. My YouTube name is sheoway. Thanks!

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  49. Youtube name: whosrudysteiner. thanks!

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  50. my youtube name is mahimovie, yay!!

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  51. Thanks for organising this giveaway! I've never been a huge fan of full-on citrus scents, but I'm intrigued by the idea of a candy-citrus mash-up...

    My YouTube name is alnsubuga

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  52. I love citrus scents, its perfect for summer!

    My YouTube name is 4032111.

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  53. Hi Katie! My YT name is ALPHADELTACAPPA. Silly, I know but every other name I tried to use was already taken (great minds think alike?) so I just typed this is and it worked. Anyway, TMI so I just hope I win! Yay!

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  54. My YouTube name is areiaaa. :)

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  55. My youtube name is mmily33.

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  56. nerdgrlsquared on youtube. :)

    I've just started to really get into perfumes. Your channel has been a great help! Thank you so much for sharing such knowledgeable reviews!

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  57. my youtube name is pipsysmash

    Thanks Katie, I realy Appreciate it!!

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  58. My Youtube name is: HilsHeavenScents

    Love your videos Katie, I adore you!

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  59. Hi Katie thanks for another fab giveaway and I am BarrysDaughter :0) xxxJoolsxxx

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  60. Hello Katie,
    My YouTube name is JeSensBonne

    Love your blog so much!
    XO

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  61. Hello Katie,
    I love your reviews!
    My YouTube name is Shalliw

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  62. Hello...my youtube name is vanillacinnamon181.
    take care....

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  63. Hi Katie, my youtube name is emscaveman. Love what you do! Thanks!

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  64. Hello! My youtube name is espvivisection.

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  65. How very generous of you! :D

    My YouTube name is Seditionaries .

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  66. my youtube name is iloveharrypotter4evr
    Love ya Katie!

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  67. This sounds so great!

    Youtube name: oksanakapeniak

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  68. Ooh, orange on acid. I already love that other infamous orange on acid [Oyédo], so count me in!
    My YT alter ego is 84morgan84.

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  69. Hi Katie!

    My YouTube name is KigaMistriver

    I'm very new to YT but I've been watching your review vids for quite some time :) love 'em

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  70. hi, loved all your collection videos, i enjoy watching them with a cup of coffee :)

    my youtube name is bloodflower

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  71. my youtube name is thyevilradiohead!

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  72. My youtube name is maitreyi1978. Thanks!

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  73. Big fan of Katie and of Tauer!

    Youtube name: MikeNY911

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  74. My YouTube name is: dazigg

    Thank you K.T.!!!

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  75. Katie - Please enter me into the drawing - I would LOVE to have a bottle of Orange Star.

    my YouTube name is marko3861

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  76. my youtube name is Ishkanaga

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  77. Hi, my youtube name is amourlaureli
    Thanks for the giveaway, I love all *tart* things :)

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  78. Hi Katie, my youtube name is d3m0lici0n
    Thanks!

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  79. My Youtube name is cwashburnslcs.

    Thanks!

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  80. Yes, Orange Star, come to me. My youtube name is chrisprescher. Thanks Katie!

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  81. Oh let it be me please. My youtube name is catkiz. Thanks Katie x

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  82. Hi Katie,

    This sounds interesting. I love the notes list, and love pixy stix and sweet tarts-like notes, like the wonderfully sweet tarty opening of Amouage Ciel Man, for instance.

    My youtube name is SculptureOfSoul. :) Thanks again.

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  83. Please enter me. My YouTube name is yangstrom.

    thanks!

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  84. My Youtube name is VeroushkaRex. Please enter me in the draw! :D

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  85. My YouTube name is "Deanna6" :)

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  86. My YouTube name is PhinClio. Please enter me in the draw!

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  87. YouTube name is zionismisevil. Please enter me in the Tauer drawing!

    Love your reviews. They're the wittiest on YouTube.

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  88. Please enter me, my youtube name is Zusie.

    I love your descriptions and reviews.

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  89. My youtube name is glitterdivine. I'd love to be entered in the contest. Thank you!!

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  90. Hi Katie!

    I just got hold of 43 small perfume samples from Avon and I'm having a blast blindly smelling and discovering scents and uncovering random memories that they evoke. Today I have on something that smells like crushed bottle rockets (candy) and... I think it's baby powder? - I'm not sure - but having fun playing with scents. Love your vids.
    signed, youtuber: nickijoecanuck

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  91. My YouTube Name is WakoTOO :) Thanks Katie!

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  92. THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. Thanks everyone for entering! I'll announce the winner here on Monday, April 19th.

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