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  • L'air du Desert Marocain

    49 77.78%
  • Ambre Sultan

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    Default L'air du Desert Marocain vs Ambre Sultan

    Let's say you have both in your collection and love them both. Your bottles are running low.

    If you have to buy a backup bottle of only one of them (both is not an option), which one would you choose and keep in your collection.?

    For me it's Ambre Sultan.
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    Default Re: L'air du Desert Marocain vs Ambre Sultan

    Both great. I voted for LADDM because it's starker and more unique.

    cacio

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    Amber Sultan for me I really really really dislike the Tauer.
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    Default Re: L'air du Desert Marocain vs Ambre Sultan

    As it is highly unlikely I would ever have a Tauer composition in my wardrobe since I dislike his signature style (LDDM no exception), the choice would be quite easy... Ambre Sultan (which is quite deserving regardless).
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    Default Re: L'air du Desert Marocain vs Ambre Sultan

    Has anybody purchased LDDM recently? Has Andy rectified the issue of those terrible sprayers he was using?

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    Default Re: L'air du Desert Marocain vs Ambre Sultan

    Quote Originally Posted by rynegne View Post
    Amber Sultan for me I really really really dislike the Tauer.
    It's the complete opposite for me.

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    Default Re: L'air du Desert Marocain vs Ambre Sultan

    Ambre Sultan on any number of levels, but L'Air is none the less good, if rough around the edges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JON RODGERS View Post
    It's the complete opposite for me.
    Likewise. The trademark Lutens sweetness doesn't work for me at all, so I vote Tauer.

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    Gotta go with LDDM as I cannot tolerate the kitchen spice rack accord you have to get through before you get to the glorious amber.

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    ...l'Air du Désert Marocain by far...to me Ambre Sultan smells too much like furniture polish

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    Default Re: L'air du Desert Marocain vs Ambre Sultan

    Ambre Sultan
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    Default Re: L'air du Desert Marocain vs Ambre Sultan

    I own both. I would prefer a back up from the Tauer.

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    Ambre Sultan

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    Default Re: L'air du Desert Marocain vs Ambre Sultan

    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    Both great. I voted for LADDM because it's starker and more unique.
    I agree.
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    Definitely the Tauer.

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    Default Re: L'air du Desert Marocain vs Ambre Sultan

    Tauer for me, but they're both good
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    Vintage Antaeus, Vintage Bel Ami, Puredistance M, Vetiver Extraordinaire, Tauer L'Air du Desert Marocain, MDCI Invasion Barbare, Morabito Or Black, Sycomore, Gucci Pour Homme I, Geranium Pour Monsieur, Avignon, Bois D'Ascese

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    Default Re: L'air du Desert Marocain vs Ambre Sultan

    Definitely Tauer
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    Default Re: L'air du Desert Marocain vs Ambre Sultan

    LDDM for me.

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    Default Re: L'air du Desert Marocain vs Ambre Sultan

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    Ambre Sultan in my case

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    Default Re: L'air du Desert Marocain vs Ambre Sultan

    Maybe I shouldn't have voted as I've only tried the LADDM, but I thought it was a pretty unique and inoffensive frag.
    Wouldn't mind owning some, but the cost scares me off a bit.
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    Default Re: L'air du Desert Marocain vs Ambre Sultan

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Cosgrove View Post
    Likewise. The trademark Lutens sweetness doesn't work for me at all, so I vote Tauer.
    Interesting to chart people's perception. I'd have said the same thing inverted: the Tauer is just too sweet in the drydown for me, where as the savory element in Ambre Sultan keeps amber's olfactory sweet "swamp" in check.

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    Default Re: L'air du Desert Marocain vs Ambre Sultan

    I don't find them similar at all, and kind of an odd comparison for me. But If I just had to pick one for the hell of it, I can't be without Tauer's masterpiece. So that's my pick!

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    Default Re: L'air du Desert Marocain vs Ambre Sultan

    Ambre Sultan for me. I'm one of few people on this site who finds LDDM to be quite unremarkable. Perhaps it's just how it reacts to my skin chemistry, but I've sampled it many times and have always been underwhelmed by the experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aphexacid View Post
    kind of an odd comparison for me.
    I don't find it odd at all. I know they're not similar (duh) but they're both popular amber based fragrances with exquisite amber drydowns, so i wanted to know which one gets the extra love among basenoters.
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    Default Re: L'air du Desert Marocain vs Ambre Sultan

    I currently have both in my collection, and L'Air Du Desert Marocain is the one i love more and would buy another bottle of. Probably never buy Ambre Sultan again.

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    How dare you?! Two of my favorites.

    Ambre Sultan for the win, though.

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    Default Re: L'air du Desert Marocain vs Ambre Sultan

    For me, it's L'air du Desert Marocain by a wide margin. The two are very different scents, but I understand the comparison, especially in terms of the later drydowns. I'd choose LDDM every time, and there are more times when it can be worn. LDDM is so dry that it's easy to wear year-round, even in the summer provided that summers aren't humid where you live. I don't know how it would wear in humid heat since summers are dry where I live... but here, it wears quite well in summer. And in winter, it's fantastic.
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