L’air du Désert Marocain - A Tauering Accomplishment

    Lair du Désert Marocain - A Tauering Accomplishment

    post #1 of 3
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    (Original post here.)

    First off I apologize to the readers for having to endure the terrible Andy Tauer pun. I couldnt help it, and as reparation I will be wearing Acqua di Gio today. Okay, thats actually a lie, Im wearing Mechant Loup which will be reviewed tomorrow. ANYway, Lair du Désert Marocain was one of the fragrances I was most excited about sampling in this experiment, its consistently been a favorite among Basenoters and the composition has always sounded top-notch. It is with a smiley face that I can say it didnt disappoint at all.

    The opening blast is dark and mysterious with an incense note dominating along with a somewhat bitter note that might just be tar. As it progresses the incense backs off a little bit and youre greeted with a sweet frankincense note and the rest of the composition starts coming out of the woodwork. This is one of a very few scents that have conjured up a vision of what the perfumer was going for. The opening is the dark right before dawn, cold and bleak, and as the sun lazily rises and warms the desert sand, the desert starts taking on a life of its own. There are exotic spices reminiscent of spice merchants selling their wares, and a warm accord that truly reminded me of hot sand.

    Needless to say Im rather impressed with the creation. It actually reminded me of Jubilation XXV by Amouage when it was at its sweetest, theyre apples and oranges though. Given that its about a third of the price of the Amouage creation, though, I may find myself enjoying LdDM enough in its own right to spring for a bottle. I will eventually be doing a side-by-side test of these two and will report my findings then.

    The bottom line is this is a magnificent creation, one that anyone that sees this as an art owes it to themself to try; Im certainly wiser for the experience.
    post #2 of 3
    I agree, it's a masterpiece. I was quick to score a bottle when it popped up on a BN sale thread and I don't regret the buy one bit
    post #3 of 3
    I've gotta try this - great review! Cheers
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    2/21/09 at 8:13pm

    bluesoul said:



    (Original post here.)

    First off I apologize to the readers for having to endure the terrible Andy Tauer pun. I couldnt help it, and as reparation I will be wearing Acqua di Gio today. Okay, thats actually a lie, Im wearing Mechant Loup which will be reviewed tomorrow. ANYway, Lair du Désert Marocain was one of the fragrances I was most excited about sampling in this experiment, its consistently been a favorite among Basenoters and the composition has always sounded top-notch. It is with a smiley face that I can say it didnt disappoint at all.

    The opening blast is dark and mysterious with an incense note dominating along with a somewhat bitter note that might just be tar. As it progresses the incense backs off a little bit and youre greeted with a sweet frankincense note and the rest of the composition starts coming out of the woodwork. This is one of a very few scents that have conjured up a vision of what the perfumer was going for. The opening is the dark right before dawn, cold and bleak, and as the sun lazily rises and warms the desert sand, the desert starts taking on a life of its own. There are exotic spices reminiscent of spice merchants selling their wares, and a warm accord that truly reminded me of hot sand.

    Needless to say Im rather impressed with the creation. It actually reminded me of Jubilation XXV by Amouage when it was at its sweetest, theyre apples and oranges though. Given that its about a third of the price of the Amouage creation, though, I may find myself enjoying LdDM enough in its own right to spring for a bottle. I will eventually be doing a side-by-side test of these two and will report my findings then.

    The bottom line is this is a magnificent creation, one that anyone that sees this as an art owes it to themself to try; Im certainly wiser for the experience.

    2/23/09 at 1:40am

    Amit said:



    I agree, it's a masterpiece. I was quick to score a bottle when it popped up on a BN sale thread and I don't regret the buy one bit

    3/6/09 at 7:12pm

    AnthonyDG said:



    I've gotta try this - great review! Cheers





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