Yes it is a true masterpiece in its genre.
Thread: L'Air Du Desert Marocain
Gave it its first full wearing today.
I may have a new favorite! This stuff is amazing. The way it develops over the course of the day (this is really, really one of the best aspects of it), the ever-present though never-intrusive sillage, the serene calm it projects....
Excellent longevity, I'm going on 9 hours now and it's still quite present.
And it's a very unique fragrance as well, at least from my experience. And I'm thinking it's mult-seasonal as well.
A truly top-shelf scent.
Yes it is a true masterpiece in its genre.
Chergui meets Musc Ravageur....enough said.
It is an absolutely beautiful fragrance. Unfortunately for me I am severely allergic to something in it and cannot wear it despite owning a bottle
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It is one of my "holy grail" scents for sure - a true masterpiece. Plus Andy Tauer responds to your emails personally; he even told me where to find it in the US, and strongly suggested I sample it first.
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This is a very good "reference fragrance." The ingredients are good quality, the composition is a crowd pleaser (at least to the BN crowd), and it's technically competent. However, for me, there is a lack of complexity that I find in similar vintage frags ("oriental"), and because of that, it can get both harsh and boring pretty quickly. I need to be "invited" into a frag, whereas others like that "cold slap in the face" quality. This seems to be a major dividing line amongst us aficionados.
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It is on my list of "need to have".
Five that I am enjoying right now
1) Sel de Vetiver by The Different Company
2) Spiritueuse Double Vanille by Guerlain
3) Bois des Iles by Chanel
4) Devin by Aramis
5) Coromandel by Chanel
It is an amazing juice indeed!
Buysblind, "ever-pesent sillage" is absolutely right! When I had sampled this and gave it full wearings, it stayed with me all day, constantly getting wafts of it throughout the day. It was always an enjoyable experience wearing it...
I'll spring for it eventually. . . widespread BN raves are almost always right. . . haven't let me down yet. . .
I got a sample from Luckyscent -seems similar to Bulgari Black ,very nice .I just haven't decided whether to buy a bottle for myself or for my Dad (Hmm ....Father's Day is in June...Dad's almost out of Black though).
A great scent. Worthy of all the praise it gets here.
I love it, too! Chapeau, Herr Tauer!
I too think L'Air Du Desert Marocain is deserving of praise and a place in my wardrobe.
this among the very few frags (and I have have LOADS of them) that has gotten compliments from women.. I kid not. Now, I don't own a bottle, but bought a small sample from perfumed court.. it smells of sand.. and incense.. lots going on.
Initially two things came to my mind when I smelled it...First, it reminded me of a wooden boardwalk along a beach that's been set out in the hot sun for most of the day...secondly, I imagined an antique furniture store that was plopped in the middle of the desert and your inside of it, around 5 in the afternoon with the windows and door open...lemon polish, wood, heat and an outdoorsy desert breeze...
and finally the ambergris drydown brings in that mellow sweetness.
Kind of wish I had it on now!
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I absolutely hate this stuff. It's way too bombastic and gooey and obtrusive. Gave me a headache. And not my idea of masculine elegance at all.
Luis, I disagree! I wish I could get my husband to wear it. It's dead sexy! I love it on myself as a comforting scent, but on him... Wow.
My Top 10*:
1. Bois des Iles (Chanel)
2. Ubar (Amouage)
3. Pandora (DSH)
4. Miss Dior - vintage (Dior)
5. Jolie Madame (Balmain)
6. Jicky (Guerlain)
7. Gold Woman (Amouage)
8. Mata Hari (DSH)
9. L'Air du Desert Moracain (Tauer)
10. Medici - Italian Splendor: Florence (DSH)
*in no particular order because it's too hard!
It is very good but I do find the combination of both eternal persistence and huge sillage to be too much for a masculine.
The first time I smelled this I marveled at how it really smelled like hot air at the opening. I'm glad I smelled it, and will probably sample it again some time, but it just isn't for me.
One strange thing... I'm pretty relaxed about gender when it comes to scent, but something in the dry down of L'Air du Desert Marocain smells like man to me. I think I'd like it on someone else even if not on myself.
I really love this scent..I'm considering getting a bottle soon, but my wife says it's too "mature" for me. I guess I'll just wear it when she's not around...
I respectfully disagree I really do not like it. I find it very demanding to wear, the sillage is way too potent and intrusive (even with a very light hand) and all in all i don't find it interesting. It does not have the sophistication of Chergui, nor the boldness of other incense fragrances. I'm not an expert by any extent, but I don't find it well blended. I find incense way too heavy: it does not leave space to the amber dry down to project properly. Plus, the middle phase is a bit cloying.
Ok, I'm done
À l'air libre les oiseaux ont eux aussi le vertige (camille)
I loved it on my wrist, but when I gave it a full wear it seemed very "home-made" to me. Like I was wearing something that a (talented) friend had thrown together for me, rather than a professional composition.
I wish I could shake that feeling, because a lot of people who's opinions I respect on BN dig it. And Tauer is the kind of business I'd like to support.
I have received compliments everytime I have worn this.. amazing stuff.. that's just me. nothing else smells like it.. I get sand, etc.. it lasts forever.
I'm kin dof relieved someone else feels that too! There's so much hype around this frag...
À l'air libre les oiseaux ont eux aussi le vertige (camille)
I'd agree with others who think it is too much... relentless and strong. I can see it getting compliments because of the sillage, and it is a nice frag to smell occasionally but I don't want to be stuck wearing it, I feel like a human scent dispenser.
Received a sample of this yesterday having placed an order with Les Senteurs on Friday.
On top of getting the Amouage mini collection yesterday, Tauer muscled its way to the front of the queue this morning, and gets its first wear today. I absolutely love the fragrance, and will look to get a full bottle as soon as i'm in the market for a new bottle (otherwise known as payday).
Received two compliments by lunchtime, which is always a pleasant bonus.
£5 is a hefty price for a tiny vial, but curiousity definitely got the better of me on this one and took the plunge.
Where do you British basenoters get your samples? I'm often apprehensive to try overseas site as worry about damage with extensive shipping etc.
Apart from in stores I to before the increase got a lot of samples from Les Senteurs but not now. Luckyscent is good though their phials are even smaller than Les Senteurs and again the price with P&P makes you think twice. The perfume court keeps the Vegas spirit alive with the hefty charges for a small sample. You cannot get away with been shafted, you can get half a dozen or so samples for the price of a full bottle.
If I could take back one thing I said in this post it would be the "never intrusive sillage" remark. LOL.
Ya gotta go easy on the trigger with LDDM. It's powerful stuff!
Plus 1 to all positives. The way LDDM maintains its sillage is freakish. By hour 4 and 5 its projecting on me about 80-90% from the original spraying.
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This Frag is amazing for me. I receive many many compliments. Only second to my signiture, which is. Silver Factory...
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It's my holy grail.
Not for every day though, I wear it only for special occasions.
Sillage and longevity? Yes, superb.
Every time I smell this I am smiling.
Just answering the sample questions - you can buy them directly from Tauer, just check out his website.
As for the LDDM, I'm still testing it myself and to be totally honest I'm not sure about it. It's ended up feeling a bid one dimensional to me with the smooth Tauer base + vetiver going on for a long time with little development.
So far I much prefer Zeta and Une Rose Chyprée but well see how the relationship grows.
I love this stuff as well. I will say at first i never reached for it since i felt it was difficult to wear at times, but imo its a scent best used for going otu at night or being out doors. Wore this to work one day and felt it was a bit too much. Its very tricky scent as well, since the sprayer on this is horrible, and shoots out downward, so i find myself over applying becuase it just doesnt' feel like enough juice, but maybe that was done intentially becuase its so strong...
Odd questions... I have two bottles, the more recent ones that come in the tin. One of them has Andy Tauers autograph on the sleeve insert inside, anyone else have this in theirs? Is it a recent thing or was it for just one particular batch/lot number?
It's not just you, the sprayers really don't seem to release much. I actually haven't worn LDDM in public a whole lot, I just don't view it as much of a people pleaser.