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    Default L'Air du Desert Marocain 100ml discontinued

    Earlier today, Andy Tauer stated that production of the 100ml bottle of L'Air has now ceased (check his blog). Instead, it'll be available in 50ml and has assured the readers that the juice will be exactly the same. However, it looks like the price will be close to that of the 100ml bottle! So far, no explanation has been given as to why this is the case.

    All the affiliate websites I've checked are still selling L'Air in 100ml, apart from Andy's own ordering website. Personally, it would have made more sense for both sizes to be available - maybe he'll justify himself very soon.

    In the meantime, I've just ordered another bottle from their UK distributor, Eie Flud (and they apparently have plenty of 100ml bottles left in stock). Ordering a back-up so soon is something I don't normally do but, given the quality of this juice, I don't want to have to pay more for it in the future.

    Grab them while you can!

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    This news sort of puts me in a quandry, actually.

    I'm waiting for a sample I ordered to arrive before I decide to buy a bigger bottle. If I like L'Air--and the signs point to yes--and there's a sudden rush to deplete all the 100ml bottles, I'm sunk. Interesting turn of events, for sure, and quite greedy of Tauer it seems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ifconfig
    This news sort of puts me in a quandry, actually.

    I'm waiting for a sample I ordered to arrive before I decide to buy a bigger bottle. If I like L'Air--and the signs point to yes--and there's a sudden rush to deplete all the 100ml bottles, I'm sunk. Interesting turn of events, for sure, and quite greedy of Tauer it seems.
    I just ordered a 100ml from Luckyscent and it was in stock. ifconfig, sending you PM. I can send you the sample I already have, gratis. Salt Lake to Boise should only take one day.

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    Scentsibility:

    Thanks a bunch!!
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    Default Re: L'Air du Desert Marocain 100ml discontinued

    hmm I have never sampled this and my local store doesn't carry it. How is this for a blind buy?

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    Default Re: L'Air du Desert Marocain 100ml discontinued

    Here's a snipit from Andy's blog posted today. I think it may explain the sudden doubling in price:
    "The fragrance is not touched at all, promised!, even with some ingredients becoming expensive or harder to get: Not touched, promised!"
    This leads me to believe the obvious, he's paying more to create it.
    Now I feel almost obligated to buy the 100ml today, before only the 50's are availabe for the same exact price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stiv
    Here's a snipit from Andy's blog posted today. I think it may explain the sudden doubling in price:
    "The fragrance is not touched at all, promised!, even with some ingredients becoming expensive or harder to get: Not touched, promised!"
    This leads me to believe the obvious, he's paying more to create it.
    Now I feel almost obligated to buy the 100ml today, before only the 50's are availabe for the same exact price.
    If that's the case, I wouldn't be surprised if it either becomes discontinued within the next 2-3 years or its formulation is changed.

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    Default Re: L'Air du Desert Marocain 100ml discontinued

    Quote Originally Posted by matreal
    hmm I have never sampled this and my local store doesn't carry it. How is this for a blind buy?
    Well, evryone is different and we react differently to the same frag but....it's one of my top 5. My first bottle was a blind buy and it's still about 90% full but I still just ordered a second bottle..... It's a gorgeous scent !

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    Quote Originally Posted by matreal
    hmm I have never sampled this and my local store doesn't carry it. How is this for a blind buy?
    I'd say it'd be a bloody great blind buy - you wouldn't have any trouble shifting it, if you didn't like it.

    Go for it!

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    Thanks very much for the info. I was thinking about blinding this one anyway, but this news cinched it for me. I just bought the 100ml bottle. I feel pretty good about the blind buy in this case though, because this fragrance seems to be favorably mentioned in multiple threads, and sounds like a frag that I am really going to enjoy.

    I can't wait to get my shipment and also have some L'artisan samples coming with the order, too! Thanks again!!

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    Here's Andy's response to the comments made on his blog:


    "What I did in terms of reducing the bottle size, I had to do, on one hand in light of my bank account (pre-investments for stocks, less margin due to the lower $US and higher prices for everything, starting with bottles, alcohol and ending with stickers) and on the other hand in light of handling my stocks of bottles and packaging material. And also in light of handling 50 liters of air du désert somewhere in my appartment’s basement….Having too many different bottles and packaging materials is a nightmare, a constant fight to make sure to have enough and a lot of pre-investment. You probably know this.

    As for the ingredients: Perfumer friends tell me to charge much, much more. In theory I probably should. Looking at what is on the market… I should double or increase three times. But I do not want to. I want my perfumes to be affordable...

    Honestly: If I would do it again: I would charge twice. And I think I should, too. But again. In the end, I want people to enjoy these fragrances at a reasonable price."

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    Default Re: L'Air du Desert Marocain 100ml discontinued

    Now this has no similarity to terre d'hermes right because I heard that was a safe blind buy and luckily i found a store that carried it first and I hated it

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    Man...I want to sample this but I can only seem to find this on Luckyscent.

    They have samples, but I like to shop around and if I find a decent deal, I may just get a bottle and cross my fingers.

    Are there any other places to get it?

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    DrBubba: there're other places, but luckyscent has it for the cheapest I've seen so far. All right people, stop buying this before I sample it!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ifconfig
    DrBubba: there're other places, but luckyscent has it for the cheapest I've seen so far. All right people, stop buying this before I sample it!!

    OK...if that's the cheapest, I may take a gamble on it.

    Thanks!

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    Andy Tauer (and a lot of others) are making the point about the need to raise his prices because he "made a mistake" in originally setting the price for L'Air; apparently, he didn't consider a lot of factors such as the price of raw materials, the popularity of the juice, etc.

    Well, that's all good and reasonable but it begs the question: why are his customers now supposed to pay for his mistake by paying the 200 per cent markup in price? That's the crux of the issue, I believe.

    This is a free world. Tauer is free to raise his price and I am free to resist becoming a customer of his, regardless of how good his juice is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ifconfig
    Andy Tauer (and a lot of others) are making the point about the need to raise his prices because he "made a mistake" in originally setting the price for L'Air; apparently, he didn't consider a lot of factors such as the price of raw materials, the popularity of the juice, etc.

    Well, that's all good and reasonable but it begs the question: why are his customers now supposed to pay for his mistake by paying the 200 per cent markup in price? That's the crux of the issue, I believe.

    This is a free world. Tauer is free to raise his price and I am free to resist becoming a customer of his, regardless of how good his juice is.
    Personally, I see this more as an opportunity to profit from his mistake. Even I scratched my head when I first saw the price of a 100ml bottle of L'Air (cheap for a potentially classic niche scent, wouldn't you say?). As far as I'm concerned, I plan to stock up on L'Air so I won't need to worry about paying the correct price for it. Just do the same and this price hike will mean nothing to you too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebor
    As far as I'm concerned, I plan to stock up on L'Air so I won't need to worry about paying the correct price for it. Just do the same and this price hike will mean nothing to you too.
    Trebor,

    To quote the inimitable Samuel L. Jackson, "my ass may be dumb, but I ain't no dumbass!"

    You bet I'll be stocking up on the juice at its present price; however, like I posted on Tauer's blog, I'll be buying my last bottle of L'Air. However great the bargain, however wonderful the juice, I'm railing against the tactic of making his customers "pay" for the popularity of his perfume.

    That's all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ifconfig
    Trebor,

    To quote the inimitable Samuel L. Jackson, "my ass may be dumb, but I ain't no dumbass!"

    You bet I'll be stocking up on the juice at its present price; however, like I posted on Tauer's blog, I'll be buying my last bottle of L'Air. However great the bargain, however wonderful the juice, I'm railing against the tactic of making his customers "pay" for the popularity of his perfume.

    That's all.
    Fair enough. I'm just glad he didn't recall all the remaining 100ml bottles yet to be sold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebor
    Fair enough. I'm just glad he didn't recall all the remaining 100ml bottles yet to be sold.
    That will probably be next!

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    I bought the 100ml bottle in the morning from firstinfragrance. I get three samples for free and free shipping.
    All for 69,00 Euro, but it wasn't the last bottle.

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    Luckyscent is out of stock as of today

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    Looovely! NOT.
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    Default Re: L'Air du Desert Marocain 100ml discontinued

    Quote Originally Posted by ramtip
    Luckyscent is out of stock as of today

    Yep! So glad I was able to act quickly yesterday. Hope y'all can find it elsewhere. It's worth the search.


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    Two websites out of the 'game' another three to go...

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    Amazing! I just cannot believe the backlash from this announcement. It's truly amazing and somewhat sickening.
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    Default Re: L'Air du Desert Marocain 100ml discontinued

    Wow...I just ordered a bottle this morning from Luckyscent with some of my Christmas money & I had no idea they were going to stop making the 100ml bottles...good timing on my part. I have a couple of decants and I absolutely adore this one. It is one of the most unique fragrances I have ever encountered. Extermely high quality & incredibly potent. I can see a 100ml bottle lasting for years in my wardrobe...you don't need to apply much with this one and it just lasts & lasts.

    Don't fret, ICONFIG, I'm sure there are still plenty of 100ml bottles warehoused...they should be around for at least a little while...it will take some time to get the 50ml's into production and on store shelves I would think. Good Luck!

    Kim

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraySwan
    Wow...I just ordered a bottle this morning from Luckyscent with some of my Christmas money & I had no idea they were going to stop making the 100ml bottles...good timing on my part. I have a couple of decants and I absolutely adore this one. It is one of the most unique fragrances I have ever encountered. Extermely high quality & incredibly potent. I can see a 100ml bottle lasting for years in my wardrobe...you don't need to apply much with this one and it just lasts & lasts.

    Don't fret, ICONFIG, I'm sure there are still plenty of 100ml bottles warehoused...they should be around for at least a little while...it will take some time to get the 50ml's into production and on store shelves I would think. Good Luck!

    Kim
    Well done, Kim! Actually, the 50ml bottles are ready to go - if you order L'Air from Andy's site, right now, that's you'll be getting...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebor
    Well done, Kim! Actually, the 50ml bottles are ready to go - if you order L'Air from Andy's site, right now, that's you'll be getting...
    Damn....spoke too soon. I forgot they were a such a small outfit.... I feel even more fortunate...hope everyone else here is able to snag a bottle or two. Fingers crossed.

    Kim

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    Default Re: L'Air du Desert Marocain 100ml discontinued

    Eh, f--k it! :-)

    You're all welcome to L'Air, I'll buy something else... perhaps a bottle of Fumerie Turque instead! I refuse to believe any perfume is that good and if it is, still f--k it!
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