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

    I love this stuff and get compliments when wearing it...

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    Love it. Wear it all year round, any occasion.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cameron View Post
    ..."I think I want to smell like a moroccan desert at work today". Dont think so...
    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    It smells nothing like a Moroccan desert, not any desert as a matter of fact... Sometimes lack of confidence pushes one to use fancy names, packaging or marketing.
    Quote Originally Posted by Redbeard View Post
    Wise words spoken by a true desert-dweller! After living all my life in California and New Mexico, I also can't imagine any desert smelling like it, and this is the main reason why it annoyed me so much. I didn't even finish my little LuckyScent sample.
    Quote Originally Posted by andylama View Post
    I disagree...mildly. Visit Death Valley (California USA) during the spring rains, and you will smell something quite reminiscent of that phenolic tar/creosote topnote. Not the patchouli or vanilla, though....
    Quote Originally Posted by LiteEmUpGood View Post
    ...I have also been to Morocco and this smells nothing related to it.
    AFAIK and IIRC I remember reading something about the naming of this fragrance. I don't remember if this or the female version was created first but I do remember reading something (possibly on the Tauer blog?) about the name being inspired by one of Tauer's friend's shops that was called something along the lines of Desert Marocain. The fragrance too was inspired by this shop's smell (it sold incense etc.).

    Therefore I think many people have been misled by the name. It hasn't anything to do with an actual Moroccan desert and was never meant to. I mean come on deserts don't smell of much. I also love how people describe being transported to a Moroccan desert by this fragrance. Always good for a laugh.

    Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by chopwet View Post
    AFAIK and IIRC I remember reading something about the naming of this fragrance. I don't remember if this or the female version was created first but...
    There is no male or female version of it. L'Air du Desert Marocain is unisex. There's just one version.
    "Follow your nose. It always knows." -- Toucan Sam

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    My experience of it has changed quite a lot: but I still love it. The first few shots out of the tester it seemed like freshly creosoted log on a bonfire (and I could barely tolerate it). This morphed suddenly and I became anosmic to the smoke/creosote completely. These days I still love it but seem to find myself focussed on the Pettigrain which is the thing that now seems huge to me. I love it; love that it's strong; love that it's a real fragrance and doesn't seem like something that's been scraped together at the lowest possible price for the formula.

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    One of the things I find most interesting about this scent seems to be also reflected in some of the posts here -- that I'm simply not sure whether I like it or not. It wears really nice, and lasts well (although I don't get the wild projection that others seem to), yet there's a series of ingredients in it that just rub me the wrong way -- but that's what gives it its interest. In that sense, it's a very clever composition as there's some crazy juxtaposition in the notes that somehow works. Conflicted.

    Lonestar Memories, however, is a different story; I can't stand that stuff.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    There is no male or female version of it. L'Air du Desert Marocain is unisex. There's just one version.
    I know L'Air du Desert Marocain is unisex. But this isn't:


    https://www.tauerperfumes.com/le-maroc-pour-elle.html

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

    When you said "I don't remember if this or the female version was created first" it looked like you meant a female version of L'Air du Desert Marocain.
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    I guess I will have to re sample. First application didn't yield any love. Considering some of the comments, I might want to lock myself in the bathroom next time I test it.

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    I guess I will have to re sample. First application didn't yield any love. Considering some of the comments, I might want to lock myself in the bathroom next time I test it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer81 View Post
    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..
    I had the same experience also from LuckyScent. However I purchased my sample a year before I actually bought the bottle. I feel the bottle I received was not the same quality as the sample I purchased. Longevity with the sample seemed to be a lot better.

    Tauer is way overhyped it's pathetic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimo View Post
    I guess I will have to re sample. First application didn't yield any love. Considering some of the comments, I might want to lock myself in the bathroom next time I test it.
    Do you mean, you got negative comments while wearing it? Interesting. I haven't experienced that at all - buuuuut - I've almost always worn a scent for an hour or two before seeing anyone. The opening of LDDM is very dusty and dry. And SPICY! I love the opening, but it's the heart and base that have gotten me compliments. I bought my bottle at the beginning of this past winter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    When you said "I don't remember if this or the female version was created first" it looked like you meant a female version of L'Air du Desert Marocain.
    L'Air du Desert Marocain is supposedly the 'masculine' counterpart of Le Maroc Pour Elle.

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    I have a bottle... have tried to like it... but, just too musty for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by musky_monkey View Post
    I have a bottle... have tried to like it... but, just too musty for me.
    Alright, im going to do you a favour. Send your bottle to me and I will recycle it for you so that pesky Lddm isnt taking up valuable shelf space
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    The kindness of Basenoters has no bounds! ;-)

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    Like all the other Tauer compositions I have tried to date this one was not up my alley. It probably is my "favorite" of those I have tried, but that is not saying much. I am hoping to have better luck with Tauer's latest release, Noontide Petals.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
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    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

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    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
    Currently wearing: As Sawira by Penhaligon's

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    Quote Originally Posted by treeman5823 View Post
    L'Air du Desert Marocain is supposedly the 'masculine' counterpart of Le Maroc Pour Elle.
    Indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bgoc View Post
    Is it stronger than Black Aoud? If it is and hasn't been reformulated then I guess I joins my to-buy list.
    Not as strong as Black Aoud.
    The only thing stronger than Black Aoud is AndyTauer's Lonestar Memories.
    I could smell it for 2 days from a shirt situated in the next room

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    Quote Originally Posted by nashulian View Post
    Not as strong as Black Aoud.
    The only thing stronger than Black Aoud is AndyTauer's Lonestar Memories.
    I could smell it for 2 days from a shirt situated in the next room
    I didn't realize Lonestar Memories was that strong. I've only smelled it a few times. I LOVE IT, but I can't imagine wearing it. It's just... so... wild. I may have to order the Tauer Discovery Set when fall comes around so I can give a few of his other scents a proper wearing.

    I don't find L'air to be insanely strong, though I do only wear two sprays. It has outstanding longevity for me, but I wouldn't be surprised if some people fool themselves into thinking it faded away as it makes the transition from top to base. The amber base is sweet but quiet in comparison to the dusty/spicy opening, which lasts for a few hours. I get around 12 to 18 hours from LDDM. It's one of my favorites.
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    Default Re: My opinion on l'Air du Desert Marocain has changed

    Quote Originally Posted by nashulian View Post
    AndyTauer's Lonestar Memories.
    I could smell it for 2 days from a shirt situated in the next room
    Totally opposite from my experience a few months ago. In and out in roughly 2 hours. If not I would have purchased it.

    Other reviewers have had similar experiences. I guess YMMV.

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    I just tried my sample over the weekend and found it to be somewhat unpleasant. Been disappointed in the two Tauer's I've tried (this & Incense Extreme). DOn't think I'll be trying any more of the Tauer stuff.
    Currently wearing: Cedrat Boise by Mancera

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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    I didn't realize Lonestar Memories was that strong. I've only smelled it a few times. I LOVE IT, but I can't imagine wearing it. It's just... so... wild.
    It's was very strong and loud on me when I tried it. Sadly, it also lasted a long time -- which was unfortunate as I think it smells like detergent.

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    He did changed the formula on his new batch. If you really care - go and ask Andy on his blog, he answers every question, every day. Ask him about Desert Marocain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    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.
    15 sprays REALLY?

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    Lone Star was reformulated also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by outline View Post
    He did changed the formula on his new batch. If you really care - go and ask Andy on his blog, he answers every question, every day. Ask him about Desert Marocain.
    Could you post a link to the blog post you're referring to? I can't seem to find it. Andy has adamantly denied reformulation of his perfumes time and time again. This is what I've found in his blog..

    "I do not reformulate. There is one exception: Le Maroc pour elle ,where I had to change some things due to legislation. Especially the air du désert marocain is 100% identical to the original formula. Any difference is in the nose of the observer or due to maturation, storage or slight variations in raw material qualities. As long as possible I will not touch the formula of air du désert marocain."

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    I've sampled it a few times. WOW at first sniff. LOVE it, and will be buying a bottle soon.
    A lot of people claim that it's hard to wear, but I don't find it unwearable at all.
    Guess it's a plus for me!

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    Lonestar was my first tauer purchase. I chose lonestar over lddm. When your reading the over the top press release, you later wonder what the writer was getting at because the scent doesn't make you think of the story they described. Lonestar, at least for me, smelled like the picture andy was describing.


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    New from Andy Tauer! 'It’s the scent of a lonesome rider, wearing old jeans and leather jacket, after a long day on the horse in the dry woods, preparing his coffee on the open, smoky fire. I want it to be fresh and light, yet lasting and powerful.... When I created this fragrance, I wanted it to be true and unique. I wanted it to be rich and lasting. I had a vision that was guiding me, a picture of a wide land in my mind that I tried to bring to live. It is my pleasure to share this picture with you.' -Andy Tauer

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    LADDM is beastly fragrance, make no mistake about it.

    I wore it out once last fall courtesy of Min New york sample and, like someone else in this thread said, was feeling quite self-conscious about it. It is not only a projection bomb, it has some features in the scent itself that may come across as quite a bit old-fashioned. The amber in this fragrance is very traditional. So something to keep in mind here.

    With that said, I do enjoy the scent to myself. To me it is a scent of melancholy.

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

    A Masterpiece. I too wear it under my clothes for work. A real pleasurable scent to own as it is my only Tauer scent.

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