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    Someone compare this for me, or contrast it, with Chergui or Fumerie Turque. Longevity and Sillage as well


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    I find this to have longevitiy and sillage to rival any Lutens scent. To me it is very similar to Ambre Sultan - nothing like Chergui or Fumerie Turque.

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    It's an amber dominant scent. It's somewhat of a sweet, bright amber scent. Baron's right in that it does more closely resemble Ambre Sultan than any of the others. It's very nice and quite strong though. I didn't get any of the smokiness or darkness of Churgui, or especially Fumerie Turque.

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    Paul, I am looking for a fall scent to compliment my Eau Des Iles. I tired of Piper Nigrum, sold it, and may have to bring it back. I have been wearing either MI or GIT every day since April. Eau des Iles is better for me when it gets less than 70 degrees, maybe even less than 60, which means starting mid October. Im not into leather scents, patchouli is ok (Gentleman by Givenchy is OK on me) and powder/vanilla is a no no. Obsession was ok, Lagerfeld, the Safari and original Perry Ellis. I like it to last (chergui was good about that, Miller Harris not too good after 4 hours). You seemed to like what I did a few years ago. Oh, and Vetiver (guerlains was the worst) and earthy rose (Voluer de Roses) are no nos.

    Im thinking Noir Epices, Piper again, Maybe this L'Air, and Fumerie are gonna be the bets. What's your call.

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    I love this scent, and do not think it compares well to any Lutens scent, much less the two you've mentioned. While it may have some amber in it, it is not nearly as deep, sweet, or luxurious as Ambre Sultan. To me, L'Air du Desert Marocain is evocative of the desert southwest, with a dominant dry cedar or mesquite note. In this way, it is more like Gucci PH or Rush than any Lutens' creation. I definitely plan to add a bottle of L'Air du Desert Marocain to my collection.


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    I just got my first bottle(blind) of it after someone(?) spoke highly of it in another thread. I d/k the frags you mentioned but I can say it' blew me away from the first spray--top notes to its long drydown. It last's all day on me and that's a good thing! It's the desert in Morocco without the camel dung :

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    L'Air is in my top 5. I think it is probably the sexiest scent of all time. Amazing stuff. I don't get quite as much lasting power as the other posters in this thread, but it certainly isn't bad. Here is what I get out of the scent: Some light citrus in the top that quickly gets joined by some dry, extremely natural smelling woodsy notes (perhaps cedar and sandalwood) that combine into something incredible. Gets sweeter as it dries down, but never gets to be all that sweet. It has medium sillage, which imo is perfect for a seductive scent. It is definately evocative of desert air. I believe I have a review of it in the directory. Oh, and it isn't all that much like any Lutens scent I have smelled. It isn't quite as dense, and is less sweet than the likes of Chergui. Less ambery and medicinal that Amber Sultan, but I can see at least some similarity there but I wouldn't go by it.

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    One of my top three. The best word that I can find to describe it is "resinous". Not quite woody, but more like a concentrated spice/incense/wood that is baking in desert sun kind of scent. It is sort of one dimensional in that is doesn't seem to evolve through top - mid - and base, but that is ok with this scent because it seems so complex. It doesn't really sweeten throughout the day, but as the resin wears off after about 5 hours, the sweet amber becomes more obvious and it seems sweeter because of this.

    Longevity is all day. Strength is one or two sprays. Sillage is just right - not overpowering, but present around you. In fall and winter it will be perfect.

    Trust me, you need this frag.

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    This fragrance grew on me. L'Air du Desert Marocain took some getting used to. I like it-- wouldn't say I love it. Now, w/o moving to a different subject, Lonestar Memories I love. It's love at first sniff!
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    This stuff rocks! It is dry and spicy and lasts forever. It is classified here as a female frag but I do not see that.

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    Is very very very strong....... 2 days in my skin.
    Ambre Sultan is very similar
    One of my top ten

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuigi
    This stuff rocks! It is dry and spicy and lasts forever. It is classified here as a female frag but I do not see that.

    I agree, could this have been an error while entering the info? I see this possibly as unisex, but leaning more towards the masculine side.

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    Is this scent and Fumerie very similar? I have heard they are and if so, I need to pick one or the other

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    There may be some note similarities but LDDM is much more subtle and it lasts forever.

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