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    Hi,

    I'm quite surprised that my bottle of LADDM has a pretty weak performance considering all the reviews that speak of 12-24 hours longevity. I get the spicey opening and after not even 4 hours it is GONE! Does anyone else have similar issues with this fragrance?

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    Default Re: Tauer L'air du desert marocain - weak performance

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaji_LX View Post
    Hi,

    I'm quite surprised that my bottle of LADDM has a pretty weak performance considering all the reviews that speak of 12-24 hours longevity. I get the spicey opening and after not even 4 hours it is GONE! Does anyone else have similar issues with this fragrance?
    I recalled getting at least 8-10 hours. You really don't more than 12 hours.
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    Default Re: Tauer L'air du desert marocain - weak performance

    I doubt many good fragrances will last more than 12 hours. This one lasts as good as any in my experience anyway.

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    Default Re: Tauer L'air du desert marocain - weak performance

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaji_LX View Post
    Hi,

    I'm quite surprised that my bottle of LADDM has a pretty weak performance considering all the reviews that speak of 12-24 hours longevity. I get the spicey opening and after not even 4 hours it is GONE! Does anyone else have similar issues with this fragrance?
    This is exactly my experience as well. I've tried it from at least 3 different bottles. Bought it two times, ended up selling each time. I think the strong performance is from several years back, when it actually had a generic bottle design.

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    Default Re: Tauer L'air du desert marocain - weak performance

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaji_LX View Post
    Hi,

    I'm quite surprised that my bottle of LADDM has a pretty weak performance considering all the reviews that speak of 12-24 hours longevity. I get the spicey opening and after not even 4 hours it is GONE! Does anyone else have similar issues with this fragrance?
    I bought a bottle in 2018, batch 1802, so I think it is from 2018. No issues with the strength or longevity. Weak performance and LADDM don't go together in my experience.

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    My sample performs well.
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    Default Re: Tauer L'air du desert marocain - weak performance

    All the times I've tried it, performance has been very good.
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    Default Re: Tauer L'air du desert marocain - weak performance

    I get about 10 hours of longevity with this gem.
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    I have a recent (2018) sample of LADDM, and the longevity was not what I was expecting.
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    Glad to see that I'm not the only one.

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    Default Re: Tauer L'air du desert marocain - weak performance

    I think performance is overstated with LDDM, but it is still excellent. Three sprays = all day for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
    This is exactly my experience as well. I've tried it from at least 3 different bottles. Bought it two times, ended up selling each time. I think the strong performance is from several years back, when it actually had a generic bottle design.
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    I have a recent (2018) sample of LADDM, and the longevity was not what I was expecting.
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    I think performance is overstated with LDDM, but it is still excellent. Three sprays = all day for me.
    There seems to be some significant batch variation. One side is saying that it lasts from 8 hours to "all day", where as others say that it is weak.

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    Default Re: Tauer L'air du desert marocain - weak performance

    I have never had issues with the performance of LDDM, in fact, quite the opposite. The newer one is even more tenacious. I can literally get days on my skin with the edp Au Coeur du Désert.
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    Default Re: Tauer L'air du desert marocain - weak performance

    I have an official mini of this (so is that a 4ml or 7.5ml screw-top splash bottle?). It doesn't last that long for me either...

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    Default Re: Tauer L'air du desert marocain - weak performance

    Andy doesn’t reformulate except due to IFRA regulatory reasons, so I’m thinking it may be skin chemistry differences or batch variations of raw materials. You can always write to him to express your concerns and see what he says. I personally have always gotten 6-8 hours from LADDM.

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    Default Re: Tauer L'air du desert marocain - weak performance

    My sense is that it could be a skin chemistry thing.

    One thing you might do is give your sample to a friend to try, and see if it has the same effect with them.

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    Default Re: Tauer L'air du desert marocain - weak performance

    I just said it performs well. If I had to give it an hour limit, I'd say maybe 6-8. Sillage is not bombastic.
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    Default Re: Tauer L'air du desert marocain - weak performance

    I want to make L'Air du Desert Macaroons. Yum

    In all seriousness, I found it had moderate longevity but not anything above average.
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