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    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.

    Nice.

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    Yes it is a true masterpiece in its genre.

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    Chergui meets Musc Ravageur....enough said.

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    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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    Sorry to hear that Candy - are you willing to sell it?

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Candy Perfume Boy View Post
    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
    Oh man, that's too bad. Sorry to hear you're allergic to it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candy Perfume Boy View Post
    It is an absolutely beautiful fragrance. (
    It absolutely is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by baudilus View Post
    Sorry to hear that Candy - are you willing to sell it?

    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.

    Yup. I'm thinking 'holy grail' too....Tauer seems pretty involved in things, my bottle came with a hand-signed note. It was a nice touch.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    It absolutely is.
    Absolutely.

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    It is on my list of "need to have".
    Five that I am enjoying right now

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    It is an amazing juice indeed!

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    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...

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    I'll spring for it eventually. . . widespread BN raves are almost always right. . . haven't let me down yet. . .

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    It's fantastic.

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    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).
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    A great scent. Worthy of all the praise it gets here.

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    I love it, too! Chapeau, Herr Tauer!

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    Default Re: L'Air Du Desert Marocain

    I too think L'Air Du Desert Marocain is deserving of praise and a place in my wardrobe.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blah114 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    ...I'm thinking it's mult-seasonal as well.



    Nice.
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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.

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    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.
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    It is very good but I do find the combination of both eternal persistence and huge sillage to be too much for a masculine.
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    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.

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    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...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kasae View Post
    I'm glad I smelled it, and will probably sample it again some time, but it just isn't for me.
    I feel the same.

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    Default Re: L'Air Du Desert Marocain

    It is truly one of the best incense/ambers that the fragrance world has to offer... meaty stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hirch_duckfinder View Post
    It is very good but I do find the combination of both eternal persistence and huge sillage to be too much for a masculine.
    Agree - I love it but after a while it just gets a bit relentless.

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