Andy Tauer came to perfumery about 13 years ago.

He is based in Switzerland, has a background in chemistry and consulting, and started composing scents for friends and family. Self trained, with a soft spot for naturals, and free from any background in the industry, he began his venture to build Tauer Perfumes about 10 years ago. His "L'Air Du Désert Marocain" has become a classic and game changer in selective niche perfumery.

Andy Tauer is not affiliated with any other player in the industry and truly enjoys his freedom, in line with his motto: "You need absolute freedom to create beautiful fragrances. And you need time. And the best ingredients you can get. This is the true mystery how to create thrilling fragrances."

2019 marks the fourth year of Andy Tauer's participation as a judge in The Art and Olfaction Awards. He will serve as a shortlisting judge, in the independent category.