Lys du Désert 2012

Lys du Désert by Decennial
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Lys du Désert is a popular perfume by Decennial for women and men and was released in 2012. The scent is floral-green. The longevity is above-average. It is still available to purchase.
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Perfumer

Andy Tauer

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesGreen notesGreen notes
Heart Notes Heart NotesGreen lily
RoseRose
Base Notes Base NotesAmbergrisAmbergris
Orris rootOrris root
CedarCedar
CistusCistus

Ratings

Scent

7.997 Ratings

Longevity

8.570 Ratings

Sillage

7.471 Ratings

Bottle

7.655 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 30.11.2020.
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8
Scent
5
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
Tessa

80 Reviews
Tessa
Tessa
Helpful Review    3  
Who's that altar boy?
Yes. I am curious to know who is that altar boy who, instead of carrying the anointing oil to the altar, stopped on his way and hid himself in a God-forgotten room to eat an orange and, in the process of peeling it , the clumsy boy spilled the oil all over the dusty floor, dropped the orange peelings and ran away scared of his deed. Years later, I happened to open the door of that room and was met by a heavy smell of dust, rancid oil and orange peel. Unbearable! I quickly shut the door and ran away as scared as the altar boy.

The Lys du Desert scared me as soon as the first spray. Not green, as in green lily, no pink or red , as in rose, just a heavy , dusty orange. A burnt sienna colour.
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9
Scent
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
2.5
Bottle
GothicHeart

86 Reviews
GothicHeart
GothicHeart
Very helpful Review    3  
Early September
-Come on, it's getting late.
-Gimme a couple of minutes. I wanna savour this dazzling mixture a bit more.
-What dazzling mixture?
-The one created by sand, sunscreen, iodine, sweat and brine...
-Are you nuts? It's been two weeks since we've returned from the island! We're in the city center!
-Then why do I smell it?
-Because I'm wearing it!

Most Greeks and everyone who has spent a single summer day in a crowded Greek beach, will know exactly what I'm talking about.
jtd

484 Reviews
jtd
jtd
Helpful Review    4  
candied skin
I smelled Lys du Désert when it was first released and not long after I first sampled Orange Star.  The similarities seemed apparent. The salty, umami ambergris note in Orange Star radiates from Lys du Désert as well. The two also share a mid-range sweetness, not sugary, not resinous. Mmmmm… Candied Skin™. The real point of comparison, though, is the mood. Both have a tidal quality, ebbing and flowing almost imperceptibly.

The first scent of each is thick and enveloping. It's blanketing, and fills your nose and upper respiratory tract the way a drop of oil on paper infuses and becomes part of the paper’s structure. Both Lys and Orange Star play a bit of hide and seek. They seem to disappear or fade about 15 minutes after I apply them.   Soon, whiffs of the perfume return, strong in scent but elusive in location. Is it still on my wrist? Is it just behind me? Is it somewhere else in the room?   Or has it, as with the oil on paper, somehow become a part of my respiratory tract and my sense of it is internal?

The other shoe dropped for me when I smelled Lys du Désert again after having tried Noontide Petals. Lys du Désert is the bridge from Orange Star to Noontide Petals, and makes perfect sense.  Imagine the musky rose of Noontide Petals without aldehyde ‘wings’.  Without the lift from the aldehydes, Lys du Désert doesn't sing with quite the angelic range (read: castrati soprani) of Noontide Petals. Not one whit less beautiful, desert Lily is more of an Earth Angel.

LuckyScent were lucky indeed to get this fragrance. I don’t mean any disrespect in pointing out the similarities of these perfumes. Art deserves to be discussed in terms of an artist’s body of work, and a perfume resembling its immediate predecessor as well as the one that would eventually follow it is the sign of a creative mind bubbling away.  And though Andy Tauer doesn’t seem the type to spike the ball after a touchdown, three winners in a row is nothing to sneeze at.

I’m not a perfumer, and I’m not versed in the construction of perfume. I can’t speak to the simplicity or complexity of the construction of any of these perfumes. But as a perfume wearer, I recognize that the the legibility of these perfumes enhances the experience of wearing them. Clarity and intelligibility don’t often equate with effortlessness, and the chance to see how an artist works with ideas he’s honed to their essentials is a pleasure. 
6
Scent
10
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
10
Bottle
Drseid

802 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
   4  
What Do You Get When You Cross A Tiny Bit Of Orange And Powder With A Root Beer Float?...
I usually start my reviews with an assessment of the individual notes I detect that drive the scent's development on skin... I can't do that here as Lys du Desert is so well-blended I can't really detect individual notes. So what does it smell like? That too is a difficult question to answer as it is pretty unique.

The best way I can describe it is a powdery cross between natural orange soda and a real root beer float. If that does not sound very appealing, well, in truth it isn't. It *is* quite different though, and having worn Lys du Desert to work I find it is not as difficult to wear as I expected. I can safely say it is not my kind of scent at all (as none of the Tauer compositions are to date), but if my descriptor meshes with your own tastes better, Lys du Desert is a very well-made scent that may be worth a sniff. It has above average projection and excellent longevity.

The bottom line is I can only give Lys du Desert a generous "good" rating of 3 out of 5 stars, since I just don't care to smell like a walking orange-spiked powdery root beer float... Whatever floats *your* boat, however, will determine if this one is a good fit for your own tastes...
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8
Scent
Digindirt

47 Reviews
Digindirt
Digindirt
Helpful Review    4  
Fresh and Mild
This is yet another masterpiece from the Tauer line. It reminds me of my favorite Tauer, No. 2 but it is a warm, buttery version. I am gravitating towards the cedar freshness but there is something vanilla-like that keeps it contained. This fragrance would be worn when I put on my "glad rags" and step out for a night on the town. Well since a night on the town is out of the question, I will enjoy this when trying to make a good first impression, to lull myself to sleep, or to work proudly sporting my thoughts on my sleeve,
"Eat your hearts out!"

This very fine fragrance has captured my heart. Thank you to my swap pal who chooses to remain anonymous for exposing me to this beauty.
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