ja, das is good!
Luca Turin gave this one top-score. But did you know that he wore L`Air du desert Marocain at his own wedding? Well, now you know. This fantastic scent are in my top-3 at the moment. I have absolutely nothing to coplaine aboute it.
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ja, das is good!
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I don't wear it as often as my collection has grown, but it is still my number one after 2 years.
top ten: L'Air du Desert Marocain, Black Aoud, Le Labo Rose 31, Bois du Portugal, Incense Rose, Millesime Imperial, Czech & Speake no.88, Terre de Hermes, Musc Ravageur, Nasomatto Duro
Best layers: GIT and TdH, GIT and BA
sample wishlist: Roses Musk
I had a decant of LDDM from the older 100ml style bottle and thought it was quite nice. The incense was balanced with the vanilla and amber. I purchased a 50ml bottle afterwards and it just didn't smell the same. I brought up the difference with Tauer in an email and he said the oils mature after years making the scent more "rounded". I'm awaiting till my bottle ages a bit, and hopefully it might smell the same.
For the time being, it smells exactly like dust. Like sticking your nose into sand. I'm not a huge fan of it. I enjoy Tauer's Incense Extreme & Rose more.
boy these descriptions sure make the scent seem really good!
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Yeah, Turin mentioned it in one of his books, secret of scent or his guide, cant remember.
Certainly very, very good stuff.
Still not quite sure why he wore this to his wedding...oh well different strokes for different folks!
Am I the only one who thinks it smells exactly like oil paint used in construction?
What you say would make sense because it wasn't Luca but Tania, his then bride, who wrote the exceptionally involved review. I am sure he wanted to wear something that would please her that day. Anyway, is this by hearsay, or can you quote the source?
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'Il mondo dei profumi Ť un universo senza limiti: una fraganza puo rievocare sensazioni, luoghi, persone o ancora condurre in uno spazio di nuove dimensioni emozionali' L. V.
And Sanchez wore Osmanthe Yunnan, I believe.
TS review was enough to prompt a blind buy from me and I was not disappointed - this is still one of the most startlingly original and beautiful scents I have ever come across. Same for Osmanthe Yunnan - I have given it as a gift to two friends who do not explore the perfume firmament the way some of us might and both were blown away by it. Gems.
L'air du desert du Marocain is an excellent, well made scent with fantastic longevity and sillage- one of the best for that but there is something in it that comes up as BO on my skin ,after a while .This BO note kind of ruined it for me ,as much I liked ithe perfume itself.
I am surprised Luca Turin did not wear Mitsouko as this is said to be his all time favorite fragrance.
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For sale. Carnal Flower and Vero Profumo Onda.
Luca divulged this information on an interview aired on a morning show screened in the US. I dont recall the name though. I saw this video on youtube about a year ago.
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In my opinion L'air du desert du Marocain is a genuine all time classic. It has just grown on me over years. Like only the very best works of art, there just seems to be nothing to criticise about it. Materials, composition, longevity, sillage, concept, exceution....perfect.
My opinion on L'Air du desert Marocain is a conflicted one. It was my first "real" niche fragrance purchase, from my parents to me for my 21st birthday, which I picked up on a trip to NYC at Aedes. The smell of it, is deeply associated with NYC now for me, and I can't smell it without remembering that day. That being said, my love for it has faded considerably. It epitomizes a genre of fragrance, which I am none to fond of, that I like to call Unwearable Masterpieces. It's obviously of great quality, and represents small artisanal (is this not a word?) perfumery to the highest degree, but I find it lifeless, and heavy handed. It never melds into skin, it doesn't smell like a perfume, more of a fragrant portrait, something to be smelled, but not smell like. I haven't worn my bottle in what seems like forever, but from time to time I break it out to give it a sniff, hoping my mind has changed, but alas, it hasn't, so it sits there unused, a 5-star masterpiece in my books, but not something I think needs to be on my skin.
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I love L'air but find it to be a bit of a brute force to be reckoned with.
My future wedding scent seems to be a battle between Amouage Homage and Chanel Cuir de Russie. I can never decide.
What have other people on BN worn to their weddings? (Or plan to wear, as it is for me)
LDDM is exactly what I look for in a niche fragrance - it's unique, and you can instantly recognize it's quality. That said, though I find it very pleasant, incense-based scents are not really my style, and though I plan to buy it, I probably won't reach for it all that often.
It literally took my breath away the first time I sampled it, and it still does.