Tauer L’Air du Desert Marocain Eau de Toilette Intense is supposed to evoke the dry, cool air of a desert blended with Moroccan spices. This perfume is characterised by dry, cedar woods with fragrant spices that progressively warms up from barely smoky, resinous amber as the bottom subsumes the highest and coronary heart notes. Tauer lists L’Air du Desert Marocain’s notes as such:
- high notes: coriander, cumin blended with petitgrain
- coronary heart notes: rock rose, “trace of” jasmine
- base notes: dry cedar woods, vetiver, ambergris (within the “background”)
That being stated, LuckyScent lists lemon, bergamot, jasmine, cistus, bourbon, geranium, vanille, and patchouli as extra notes for L’Air du Desert Marocain.
A pricey buddy advisable I do this because it was one of many drier, woodier scents she had encountered, and for me, my prior baseline for dryness was Tom Ford’s Bois Morocain (which I really like). Tauer’s L’Air du Desert Marocain is a cult favourite for extra area of interest fragrance followers, too, so it was solely proper that it made my checklist of fragrances to pattern.
The opening was filled with fragrant spices–the coriander and cumin actually got here via, however the cumin was fragrant (and never sweaty) on me, flanked by sharp lemon and bitter orange peel. A few minutes later, a blast of dry, woody air with freshly floor dried spice; it was dry, dusty, woody, and virtually savory in its spices. From buyer opinions, the opening isn’t for everybody because it has an depth and distinctive high quality that isn’t fairly like different fragrances available on the market, however on me, the strongest a part of the opening lasted a couple of half hour earlier than softening and sweetening up (barely) earlier than the guts notes began to bloom.
The bitter and sharper citrus receded throughout the first ten minutes and left solely a faint lemon tendril under the floor, so nearly all of the opening section was product of dry woods with fragrant spices, barely extra dominated by cumin over the opposite spices. After an hour, a resinous amber began to emerge in L’Air du Desert Marocain to combine with the dry, cedar woods with a touch of cumin.
Two hours in, and the perfume was barely smokier with spiced, dry cedar with amber and patchouli that lingered a little bit nearer to my pores and skin in comparison with the opening.
It remained a drier, spicier, and woodier scent that felt rugged, even because it softened and smoothed out over time. The dry down was dry, smoky woods and resinous amber with the spices turning a little bit sweeter the longer the fragrance wore for on me.
For testing, I bought a 0.7ml dab vial of the scent, and I used roughly half of the vial for every put on take a look at, which was utilized to the underside and topside of my wrist space on my left arm. I take advantage of an unscented moisturizer previous to making use of the scent as that is additionally my swatching arm (aka, extremely parched at any given second) as I discovered scent didn’t maintain nicely right here in any other case. It was extraordinarily long-lasting (over 14 hours and nonetheless hovered barely over my pores and skin) with heavier sillage and projection (a minimum of for the primary 4 hours), so it might should be used much less liberally relying on the place one goes.
Subjectively, I appreciated it however didn’t adore it, nevertheless it’s a scent I’d take into account getting in a smaller measurement or re-testing in a number of weeks to revisit. I felt like I didn’t actually begin to benefit from the scent till a number of hours in, and the opening was too sharp for me (although, as a wearer, I’m most involved the way it transforms after the opening, since these openings not often final for lengthy!).
- 50 ml for $140
- 0.7ml pattern for $4