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    Unhappy My opinion on l'Air du Desert Marocain has changed

    I have been raving about LDDM but my opinion has changed.
    I'm struggling to find an occasion to wear it.
    There's an extreme aspect about LDDM that I didn't experience in the sample.
    It's insanely loud to the people around you.
    The opening is so brash and agressive that it causes instant nose fatigue for me and I don't know how to avoid it.
    This might be a fragrance to enjoy when you're home alone. There were times that I felt a burning sensation in my nose because of the topnotes.
    I have contacted Tauer asking if it was reformulated but he guaranteed me it has not been reformulated.
    I lost the love I had for this fragrance mainly because of the brash opening, the agressive association and the almost zero versatility.
    I wonder if the love for it will ever come back.

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    Default Re: My opinion on l'Air du Desert Marocain has changed

    I've had the same experience. I bought a sample and thought it was one of the most amazing fragrances I'd ever smelled. I'd often just smell the sample because I loved it so much; every time, I thought "wow!" Then I bought a larger decant and found the top notes just too harsh. I find that I don't wear it nearly as much as I thought I would.
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    Default Re: My opinion on l'Air du Desert Marocain has changed

    I like it exactly for the same reasons.

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    I thought it was interesting when I sampled it, but also thought it was basically unwearable. Not a fan of any of the Tauers I have tried, I don't like the ambery base he uses in everything....

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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post
    I've had the same experience. I bought a sample and thought it was one of the most amazing fragrances I'd ever smelled. I'd often just smell the sample because I loved it so much; every time, I thought "wow!" Then I bought a larger decant and found the top notes just too harsh. I find that I don't wear it nearly as much as I thought I would.
    Can it be that the sample is from the old style of bottles and the larger decant from the new blue ones?
    I'm sensing a reformulation...

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    Default Re: My opinion on l'Air du Desert Marocain has changed

    I love LDDM but I agree it's only for an occasional wear.

    I mostly use it as a clubbing scent, where its projection and uniqueness are an attention getting asset

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmelltheGlove View Post
    I love LDDM but I agree it's only for an occasional wear.

    I mostly use it as a clubbing scent, where its projection and uniqueness are an attention getting asset
    I have also used it primarily as a clubbing scent, but I can't even pull it off for that anymore.
    Vintage Dior Homme Intense works better for me, plus I can smell it on myself for the whole night.
    I remember doing 2 sprays of LDDM on my chest and smelling nothing after some minutes.
    I entered a friend's house 1 hour later and he claimed his whole house was smelling like it.
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    I am absolutely a big FAN and will gladly take/swap any UNwanted LDDM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorje123 View Post
    I thought it was interesting when I sampled it, but also thought it was basically unwearable.
    My view too. I wore it once and felt very self-conscious. Maybe I over-did it.
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    For that reason I hated it after loving it. Love it again now, but apply it very conservatively. It's a great perfume though and I'm thankful, in a way, for this kind of classicism being around among all the super-transparency and nothingness of so many modern scents. Still, it's perhaps the only 21st century release I'd like to see an EdC rendition of .
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    Default Re: My opinion on l'Air du Desert Marocain has changed

    I find that it's an enigmatic fragrance, it's not an easy wear and does require the wearer to be in the right mood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_good_life View Post
    Love it again now, but apply it very conservatively.
    How do you apply LDDM?
    1 - 2 sprays to the chest/wrists/...?
    Walk through a spray...?

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    I wore my sample from Luckyscent just few times and while I didnt use much of juice, I dont consider it to be so powerful and longevity could be better.. Compared to Black Aoud, LADDM projection and longevity on my skin are just average. Still very nice juice. 1 of most wearable niche that I sampled so far.
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    Unwearable in real world situations.

    "I think I want to smell like a moroccan desert at work today". Dont think so.

    One of those scents that does well in a wine tasting type scenario when sampling frags for their art value...but not something I want to wear or find occasions to wear.

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    In my opinion some of you are limiting yourselves.

    I love LAdDM. I regularly wear 15 sprays of it.

    Its actually from the genre of perfumes that I particularly like to be intoxicated by.
    Olfactory fatigue lasts 10 minutes or so only anyways.
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    Default Re: My opinion on l'Air du Desert Marocain has changed

    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    I love LAdDM. I regularly wear 15 sprays of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cameron View Post
    Unwearable in real world situations.

    "I think I want to smell like a moroccan desert at work today". Dont think so.

    One of those scents that does well in a wine tasting type scenario when sampling frags for their art value...but not something I want to wear or find occasions to wear.
    It smells nothing like a Moroccan desert, not any desert as a matter of fact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Suppressor View Post
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    Default Re: My opinion on l'Air du Desert Marocain has changed

    It happens. I fall in and out of fragrances quite frequently. I quickly get sick of once loved scents if I overwear them.

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    Default Re: My opinion on l'Air du Desert Marocain has changed

    Should be getting samples of the line, but Ive heard this is the best one of the line. TBH loosing the love for a scent does happen, happened to a few of my bottles, but once and a while when I do wear them I remember the good times.

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    Default Re: My opinion on l'Air du Desert Marocain has changed

    Regardless of what one likes (I do love LADDM), I don't think to LADDM as the worst sillage offender - so I probably wouldn't be particularly disturbed by the Arabian spraying method in this particular instance. To remain in the line, I'd be a little more concerned about such method with Lonestar memories (which I like too).

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    Default Re: My opinion on l'Air du Desert Marocain has changed

    to round out the perspectives on this frag, i'll share my opinion that the sharp unique spicy top notes are what i like, then once the balsamic base begins to peak through, it's too sweet for me. and so on, and so on, and dooby dooby doo.

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    Default Re: My opinion on l'Air du Desert Marocain has changed

    The first time I tried my sample I was blown away, then next time I decided I didn't really like it. Right now I'm feeling lukewarm on it. I think I got too much of an ambery feel to it, and I'm not too hot on amber right now.

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    Default Re: My opinion on l'Air du Desert Marocain has changed

    The sample I got from luckyscent was nuclear strength. I got the sample while at work, and put one-drop on my shirt and everyone could smell it for 20 feet. It felt so uncomfortable and went home. But the worse part is that nobody liked the smell and the worst: it reminded me of walking into a regular'ol Indian spice shop that also sells cheap incense sticks. The hype is beyond me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke Hunt View Post
    I find that it's an enigmatic fragrance, it's not an easy wear and does require the wearer to be in the right mood.
    I agree. I will plan on wearing it sometimes and then back out. It can give me a headache! My wife loves it on me and one of my assistants complimented me on it once. But for me it is a challenging scent. But I have to say I enjoy it more than Egoiste, which absolutely wore me out. Can't wear that stuff, even though I like the smell itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suppressor View Post
    How do you apply LDDM?
    1 - 2 sprays to the chest/wrists/...?
    Walk through a spray...?
    1 spray to the chest is enough. I suppose a walk through might work, too. I find the longevity to be very good and sillage, at this dosage, civilized .
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    Default Re: My opinion on l'Air du Desert Marocain has changed

    I find it a master piece but I agree that it is hard to wear

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    Default Re: My opinion on l'Air du Desert Marocain has changed

    A very nice fragrance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suppressor View Post
    I have been raving about LDDM but my opinion has changed.
    I'm struggling to find an occasion to wear it.
    There's an extreme aspect about LDDM that I didn't experience in the sample.
    It's insanely loud to the people around you.
    The opening is so brash and agressive that it causes instant nose fatigue for me and I don't know how to avoid it.
    This might be a fragrance to enjoy when you're home alone. There were times that I felt a burning sensation in my nose because of the topnotes.
    I have contacted Tauer asking if it was reformulated but he guaranteed me it has not been reformulated.
    I lost the love I had for this fragrance mainly because of the brash opening, the agressive association and the almost zero versatility.
    I wonder if the love for it will ever come back.

    Something similar happens to me... i can't smell it on myself but... no one seems to notice it when i wear it (and i usually go happy trigger). Everytime i wear it i feel more dissappointed as I feel i'm losing something as it's a very respected fragrance.
    I was thinking about buying a full bottle, but I finally made my mind up and i'll buy Amber Absolute instead.
    ... And do me a favor - don't disturb my friend. He's dead tired.

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    Default Re: My opinion on l'Air du Desert Marocain has changed

    Sorry. Its a good one.
    Want to trade - Chanel Platinum Egoiste for Dior Eau Sauvage...
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