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    Dear Basenotes,

    It was at the beginning of this year that I got obsessed with fragrances.

    So far, I have tried and come to appreciate Encre Noire, Chergui, Ambre Sultan, and Five O`Clock Au Gingembre.

    I tried samples of Fille en Aiguilles and Comme des Garçons 2 Man, and found the former to be good as potpourri and the latter smelled rather pungent to me. I realise that Encre Noire is not an easy smell, but it is so boldly woody and smoky that I don't mind its pungency.

    I was going to buy L'Air Du Desert Marocain next after reading all the rave reviews and how it has some resemblance to Ambre Sultan, which I love, but only a couple of days ago, I came across reviews of Oud for Love by The Different Company and am now wondering if I should get that instead of L'Air. I can get only one for now of these two for now and don't have the patience for samples. Keeping in mind what I have and like, and knowing that there is nothing really common between these two, for those who have tried both, which one would should I buy first?

    Thank you!

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    Default Re: L`Air du Desert Marocain or Oud for Love?

    LDDM

    It is not just a great fragrance, it will likely be unlike anything you've ever tried. When I first tried it, one of my first thoughts was WHO created this and HOW did they ever think of it?

    It's SO unusual. I think it was positively inspired, although most likely being stumbled upon completely accidentally and by chance and luck, by Tauer.

    I think a better question would be WHICH fragrance to get between LDDM and Tauer's new one that came out last year, Au Coeur Du Desert.

    ACDD is basically LDDM that centers on the fantastic dry down of LDDM that people love so much.

    You can't go wrong with either one, but I would recommend sampling both of them and then choosing your favorite.
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    LDDM. But I advise against blind buying it.

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    desert for me!

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    Oud for Love by The Different Company
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    I'd pick Sand Aoud instead of LDDM.

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    If Chergui, Ambre Sultan, and Five O'Clock Au Gingembre are your thing, then you might just be better off with the gourmandish Oud for Love, with its exceedingly gentle introduction to real oud, than go for the much more demanding L'Air du Desert Marocain.

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    Default Re: L`Air du Desert Marocain or Oud for Love?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedRaider430 View Post
    I think a better question would be WHICH fragrance to get between LDDM and Tauer's new one that came out last year, Au Coeur Du Desert.
    I agree. Test these two for sure. I prefer the smoother Au Coeur.
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    Default Re: L`Air du Desert Marocain or Oud for Love?

    Both are great, but Oud for Love is a little better and more versatile in my opinion.

    Can't go wrong either way though.
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    Welcome!

    I prefer the darker, starker L'air du desert.

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    Wow... Tough...

    I own LADDM and sampled Oud for Love... I really enjoy LADDM and it truly is very different; nothing else that I own smells like it. It doesn't garner "compliments," but does draw interest, if that makes sense.
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    LADDM is one of the most unique fragrances Ive ever smelled. It transports me when I put it on, havent tried the other one. If you dont want to commit to a bottle I got a decant from a seller in splits.

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    Default Re: L`Air du Desert Marocain or Oud for Love?

    I think L'Air du Desert Marocain is a must have. It's a classic niche, if that makes sense.

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    LDDM by far.

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    LDDM Tauers above Oud for Love IMHO.

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    The Tauer (of Pauer)!
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    Lddm!!

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    Thank you for the informative feedback. I know I asked for drawing a vague comparison, but it was still good and very useful to read your opinions.

    For now, I have ordered Oud for Love, and in the future, I will definitely sample L`Air du Desert Marocain and Au Coeur Du Desert before making a choice.

    Cheers!

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    Default Re: L`Air du Desert Marocain or Oud for Love?

    Quote Originally Posted by taimurkhan View Post
    Thank you for the informative feedback. I know I asked for drawing a vague comparison, but it was still good and very useful to read your opinions.

    For now, I have ordered Oud for Love, and in the future, I will definitely sample L`Air du Desert Marocain and Au Coeur Du Desert before making a choice.

    Cheers!
    Oud for Love is also such a beautiful fragrance. IMO, you won't regret your decision.
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    Perhaps Oud for Love. But only you will know the answer after smelling both.
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    Default Re: L`Air du Desert Marocain or Oud for Love?

    Both really good and completely different. Personally, I have both and if I had to choose just one of the two, it would be the Tauer. Oud for Love however is an under the radar shared westernized oud and rather exceptional. I prefer it over Oud Shamash.

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