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    Default Patchouli Leaves Versus L'Air du Desert Marocain

    Which do you like better? I'm wearing Patchouli Leaves today and note similatities to L'Air du Desert Marocain, but I think Patchouli Leaves is softer and less intrusive, if that makes any sense.

    What do you think?

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    L'Air, definitely.

    I didn't find them to be overly similar on me, though

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    Oh buzzley, they're totally unrelated! I've got both and wouldn't consider one in place of the other.

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    I agree with jrd4t, I don't really get any similarities between the two, but to me, Patchouli Leaves is the better scent. I'm a fan of the patchouli though. Those around me also liked Patchouli Leaves more on me than L'Air.
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    Both great but utterly unrelated....it's like comparing Knize Ten to Carnal Flower.

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    Default Re: Patchouli Leaves Versus L'Air du Desert Marocain

    I don't find them similar. I prefer L'Air over Patchouli Leaves.
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    Default Re: Patchouli Leaves Versus L'Air du Desert Marocain

    Both are overwhelming power bombs of permeating odor that just hang in the air and cling to the wearer all day long. Don't care for Patchouli Leaves as Montale's amber notes really turn me off. LDM is a nice scent although I don't know that I would ever wear it if I had it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danho View Post
    Both are overwhelming power bombs of permeating odor that just hang in the air and cling to the wearer all day long. Don't care for Patchouli Leaves as Montale's amber notes really turn me off. LDM is a nice scent although I don't know that I would ever wear it if I had it.
    I'm wearing like 3 times this week, on both regular and formal occasion. I think this scent is very friendly and versatile (only 2 sprays please!).

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    Apples and oranges. Or should I say patchouli and incense? At any rate, I think the two have less than nothing in common stylistically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrd4t View Post
    Oh buzzley, they're totally unrelated! I've got both and wouldn't consider one in place of the other.

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    OK, I got out my sample of L’Air and am wearing it today. They are more different than I thought, but I guess it was the sweet ambery characteristic I noticed in Patchouli Leaves that made me think of L’Air. Nevertheless, I really like Patchouli Leaves and think I’m going to buy it. I’m still not sure about L’Air, although I’m wearing less today than I have before, and it seems less oppressive and actually quite pleasant.

    BTW, what gives L’Air the slightly musty smell I detect? I suppose it must be some sort of incense.

    Thanks again for your input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buzzley View Post
    ...BTW, what gives L’Air the slightly musty smell I detect? I suppose it must be some sort of incense.

    Thanks again for your input.
    In all likelihood it's frankincense, which can have a very dry, dusty olfactory consistency.

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    and L'Air does have a distinct patchouli note in the drydown. Just enough.

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    Default Re: Patchouli Leaves Versus L'Air du Desert Marocain

    Patchouli Leaves by far.

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    Default Re: Patchouli Leaves Versus L'Air du Desert Marocain

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Patchouli Leaves by far.
    Hmmm....Is that based on smell or country of production/size of bottle?
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    I can see very distant similiarity between them... maybe if you remove spices and incense from L Air you could get something similiar to Patchouli Leaves. Tauer is IMO more complex, masculine and overall interesting scent.
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    Both are great, not similar to me at all

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    I wore Patchouli Leaves for the first time today and it reminded me so much of LdDM! So much that I thought I should check other BNers' opinions... I found this thread.

    It surprises me to see expressions such as "utterly [not comparable]" and "not [similar] at all"! I agree so much with buzzley's description on the first post.
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