I am not a Tauer expert, admittedly measures I have only had 4 of his creations under the nose. All I liked more than well, the usual suspect № 02 - L'Air du Désert Marocain Eau de Toilette Intense
will also certainly find its way into my collection. His unusual career in the perfume industry I find more than sympathetic, just like his transparency on social media..
In addition: according to Instagram Cologne du Maghreb is "empty" whether it is only the first batch or this was generally limited, I do not know.... But this just as a hint.
Cologne du Maghreb is a reissue of the 2010 published original ( Cologne du Maghreb (2010)
) , which I have unfortunately never smelled. Just like the original version, natural ingredients are used here by Tauer. Only more concentrated it is to be, differences in the fragrances there are none, except for the fluctuations to which natural fragrances are subject.
Cologne du Maghreb starts with a flood of peels of various fruits, primarily the orangey, here clementine and tangerine. These leave an authentic fruity impression, like the smell of freshly squeezed juice.
However, the fragrance does not become sweet, the hesperides lemon, bergamot and petigrain are prominently represented, in a rather immature green, very bitter form and pull the water out of your salivary glands, like a good gin and tonic does. For in the start, the fragrance is primarily bitter and sour.
Green or herbaceous impressions I have in the first few minutes none. These are really wonderful and also very strong in the sillage. Would it remain so, I would immediately strike.
Unfortunately, the bitterness pulls you back already after 10 minutes and the initially extremely tangy fragrance comes to rest. The acidity settles down a bit and the fruity sweetness gains weight, turning from a juicy more into a powdery direction. Although everything still remains very natural, I think more and more of dextrose from the pharmacy. And that disappoints me a little, just because the start was so nice.
Towards the base, the powdery sweetness decreases and it becomes slightly woodier. A soft, dry dust association (possibly from the cedar?) mixes in, along with a really unsweet, airy rose.
A dry shimmering atmosphere is created by this, very skillfully.
Rosemary and lavender play a minor role here, which I very much welcome, because lavender can spoil a perfume for me, if too strongly perceptible.
Unfortunately, it is with the durability not so long hin and after an hour is the good only after perceptible near the skin. Until then, however, he radiates quite well. Whether you invest in a bottle for this hour, everyone must know for themselves.
With Colognes it is a bit like with wheels. You don't reinvent them. But here we have a natural representative, which at least conjures a smile on my face and whose top note is madness.