No. 02 - L'Air du Désert Marocain (2005)

No. 02 - L'Air du Désert Marocain by Tauer Perfumes
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No. 02 - L'Air du Désert Marocain is a popular perfume by Tauer Perfumes for women and men and was released in 2005. The scent is spicy-oriental. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production.

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Andy Tauer

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesCoriander, Cumin, Petitgrain
Heart Notes Heart NotesJasmine, Cistus
Base Notes Base NotesAmbergris, Vetiver, Cedarwood



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Bottle 8.0/10 Sillage 8.0/10 Longevity 9.0/10 Scent 10.0/10
Sublime, just for special occasions
I don't need many words to describe one of the best perfume ever created. It was a blind buy for me and it was the best scent I ever smelled... The resinous cistus, the spices and the woods make a perfect combination, like the hot and dry air of the desert in the end of the day. I get so many... Read more
Scent 10.0/10
Greatly helpful Review    9
Otherworldly genius and spice
When I was much younger (say about five to seven years old) I went to a predominantly Armenian/Eastern European-American elementary school. Los Angeles would eventually bestow the district where my elementary school was located with the name ‘Little Armenia’. One of the strongest, most redolent... Read more
Bottle 9.0/10 Sillage 9.0/10 Longevity 9.0/10 Scent 9.5/10
Helpful Review    6
The air of the Moroccan desert!
If you have never been in Moroccan desert like me! no worries. You can see this wonderful desert by smelling this let's say "titan". This is of course one of my top 5. The accord made by top notes presents a deep Eastern concept of the perfume that reminds you the very hot air of the... Read more
Bottle 5.0/10 Sillage 7.0/10 Longevity 8.0/10 Scent 8.0/10
Helpful Review    5
In another world...
This is not a perfume to be taken lightly. It is a well-made, beast of a perfume with depth and character and complexity. It is quite unlike a designer fragrance with mass appeal. This is the definition of "niche". It is also a perfume with a soul. It's got a story to tell (which you know... Read more
Bottle 7.0/10 Sillage 7.0/10 Longevity 7.0/10 Scent 10.0/10
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Very different scent
campfire and dust.
the progression of notes for me was as follows.
smoky gravel at the start, gets more smoky as time passes, very faint floral underneath, floral comes up gradually, smoke still there all along, fading nicely into woodsiness.
Chapeau Mr Andy Tauer ! I am amazed more and more with every fragrance that I have tested from the Tauer line. L' Air du Desert Marocain is sublime . It is not the kind of poetic and romantic fragrance . It's more than that . Surrounds you when you are not expecting , shows its notes one by one,... Read more
Helpful Review    6
L'Air du Désert Marocain by Tauer
Close your eyes and breathe in. Can you catch the desert air? Can you feel the piercing sunlight hitting the round of your head and attacking the vulnerability of your shoulders? After that, look up into the cloudless sky, and the dazzling sunlight will blind you momentarily as your eyes readjust... Read more
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Bottle 10.0/10 Sillage 10.0/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 10.0/10
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Pure Desert Feel !!
Desert Marocain is a winter winner ! If you love spicy perfume then you can delve here.The opening is so beautiful that it will wrap you in its aroma. The middle note is not that appealing to me but then the dry down is Godly!!! For me its a love at first sniff Lasting : 9/10 (... Read more
Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 9.0/10
Helpful Review    5
The greater of solitudes
As a desert craving lover, how could I pass Andy Tauer's beautiful creation! I use it when I feel nostalgic of the greater of solitudes, of the unbelievable mystic night I danced under the sound of touareg's music, or when I walked on the dunes of Tunisia, the moon smiling complacent...
Scent 4.0/10
Dirty perfume.I feel this is very dry and very 90s smell.People please do not blind buy this type of parfume by reading the is not feminine and even not masculine.Because even on man, this is heavy.Nothing to do with the desert.This is like the oldschool vibes of Aramis , Azzaro etc..I... Read more
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~ the Arabian Knight ~
~ To me and my nose L'ADDM is where Heaven and Hell meet over the dry Moroccan desert. The gates of hades open and greet my nose first with dry cedar and vetiver that give it a smokey and almost tar like feel that defines what "challenging scent" is to me. This is not meant to discourage... Read more
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Bottle 7.5/10 Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 3.0/10
L'Air du Désert Marocain
This fragrance opens with an intense orange note that is sweetened by vanilla and boosted by lavender. Underneath these sweet and bright notes I smell a dry, husky base of spices and birch tar which have a counterbalancing effect on the dominant orange note cluster. As the fragrance progresses a... Read more
Bottle 7.5/10 Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 8.0/10
Greatly helpful Review    10
A Strange Ghost
Andy Tauer's L'Air du Désert Maroccaine is like the signature fragrance of this perfumer. It contains the essence of something that can be found in a lot of Tauer perfumes, and if you want to start your exploration of Tauer perfumes with something typical, then this fragrance should be your first... Read more
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Bottle 5.0/10 Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 9.0/10
Helpful Review    5
Absolute. Unique. Unrivaled. This is one of the best fragrance i've ever smelt. Opens spicy and then dries down to something unbelievable delicious! I cant even describe it. Warm, sweet and comforting amber. Sillage, lasting power and projection are enormous. The package is also very... Read more
Bottle 7.5/10 Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 9.0/10
Very helpful Review    7
Hot Desert Air
I will add my review to the long line of glorious accolades in the internet perfume review world. They were the basis upon which I bought it - unsniffed - and was not disappointed. To the contrary, it is one of the best unisex colognes around. Usually men's colognes are too bold, clean or... Read more
A very nice lady introduced me to Tauer perfumes. After falling head over heels for Lys du Désert, I had high expectations. On first spritz, I was a little taken aback by the strong spices, very raw, as if I were standing in my kitchen. The top is strong, sharp, masculine. I wasn't sure this was... Read more
Scent 5.0/10
A Contrarian Point Of View...
I am afraid this scent is not really my thing. I don't *dislike* it, but I am not feeling it either. I enjoyed the top notes and was optimistic based on all of the praise I have heard about the scent and its descriptors from folks, but alas it was not meant to be... After the enjoyable... Read more
Better than imagined
OMG! This is my very first introduction to Niche. I can smell the difference instantly between mainstream and Niche (as they say). I am completely in love.i knew it would be good but not THIS good! I've never smelled anything like it not even my prized Tom Fords. This stuff is serious business... Read more
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Greatly helpful Review    16
temporarily speechless
I read Susan Orlean’s The Orchid Thief years ago. Some time after, I saw the film Adaptation, about which I knew nothing except that it had something to do with the book. To make a film about the inability of the screenwriter to adapt the book was an interesting premise and I found I loved the... Read more
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Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 7.0/10
Helpful Review    6
I like it ... I think.
My first wearing of Tauer's L'Air du Désert Marocain was fraught with all sorts of expectation, having read glowing reviews of it's virtuosity. It failed rather dismally on the back of my hand and I thought "mph ... more marketing drivel", and relayed my disappointment via various... Read more
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Parfummaniac 9 months ago
Now this is a gem, awesome! One of the best fragrances I've sniffed ( tested) lately. Worth a full bottle ? Without any doubt!+6
Bottle 9.0
Sillage 9.0
Longevity 9.0
Scent 9.5
Lexa 17 months ago
Breathtaking amber,amazing aromatic dry lavender and coriander,i like to imagine the three kings in the Bible bringing gifts,there it is!+5
Bottle 8.0
Sillage 8.0
Longevity 9.0
Scent 10.0
SamuelGustav 132 days ago
Masterpiece of modern perfumery? Yes, without any doubt!+4
Bottle 6.0
Sillage 9.0
Longevity 9.0
Scent 10.0
Syzygy73 139 days ago
A game-changer. This is the perfume equivalent of Pet Sounds. Breathtakingly original. Significant in the way Shakespeare is. Truly sublme.+4

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