No. 02 - L'Air du Désert Marocain 2005Eau de Toilette Intense

No. 02 - L'Air du Désert Marocain (Eau de Toilette Intense) by Tauer Perfumes
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No. 02 - L'Air du Désert Marocain (Eau de Toilette Intense) is a popular perfume by Tauer Perfumes for women and men and was released in 2005. The scent is spicy-oriental. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is still in production. Pronunciation
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Perfumer

Andy Tauer

Fragrance Notes

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

Ratings

Scent

8.8 (858 Ratings)

Longevity

8.9 (706 Ratings)

Sillage

8.2 (677 Ratings)

Bottle

7.8 (626 Ratings)
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Laurana77

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Laurana77
Laurana77
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Arabian Nights
I've just one word to sum up this fragrance: Divine!

Earlier today I was trying out sample of fragrances which were sent to my son some time ago from luckyscents and they're meant to be 13 'Masculine' scents in little bottles about 1.5 mls. Well, there were a couple of scents which I really liked, and so I decided to write a review for them beginning with this fragrance because it's most definitely my absolute favourite.

Immediately upon opening, the scents bring to mind a traveller moving slowly through the Middle East, likely the Arabian Peninsula, and having stopped at a bazaar which is filled with not only people selling and buying items but there are numerous hessian sacks full to the brim and spilling over with spices and various herbs, namely of coriander and cloves. These two spices are smoothly blended together to make the top note of this beautiful and unique fragrance designed for both women and men. And whilst I had reservations about how this would fair on my skin, as a woman, this fragrance actually smelled divine and the mix of Jasmine, one of the top notes, along with the Vetiver, one of the middle notes, give this fragrance it's ability to work on female bodies and not be overpowering nor too spicy or darkly resinous.

As soon as you have sprayed this fragrance onto your skin a few times - it has a moderate sillage, projecting and is still noticeable 24 hours after the initial sprays - you instantly receive a delicious burst of citrusy freshness, reminiscent of the sparkling lemon soft drink called "Solo" and of the "4711" Eau De Cologne. This is due, I believe, to the top notes of Coriander, a herbaceous plant whose use in perfumery dates back to Ancient Egypt and also Greece where it was cultivated for the manufacture of perfumes with its seeds became the spice for fragrances - and the leaves used for culinary purposes. Coriander seeds are described as warm, nutty, spicy, and orange-flavoured whilst the leaves have a refreshing and lemony or lime-like flavour. Coriander, therefore, provides a fresh and citrusy aroma and it is this top note which you definitely scent as soon as the fragrance is sprayed on your skin. Cumin is another top note which literally gives spice to the fresh green herbaceous aroma at this fragrance's opening. There is also the scent of Cloves which whilst is not listed in the ingredients is strong enough or m to believe that Clove is one of the spices in this perfume.

Petitgrain, another of the top notes, adds to the flush of citrus, providing the scent of slightly bitter oranges to the fresh burst of citrus at opening.The citrusy-spicy aroma is then followed up with smooth waves of fragrance consisting of a smooth and syrupy Amber and Cedar, giving the Cedar, Spices and Fresh bursts of Citrus a new accent of resinous wood.

Then, about 40 minutes in, the Labdanum (from the middle note of "rock rose") and Cistus, a resin extracted fro the "rock rose" flowers, create a scent which is a mix of incense, smoke, woody resin, balsamic, and smoky tobacco. This creates an entire new dimension to the fragrance, giving it subtle depths and light and shade which blends in perfectly both for lover f Amber and with the Amber note itself.

There's then a fresh note of Vetiver which gives the Amber-Spicy-Fresh Citrusy fragrance and its incense-smoke-tobacco-resinous-balsamic depths a heavier, earthy aroma which is similar to Patchouli with a touch of Lemon. Indeed, here the actual base note of Patchouli becomes noticeable and blends in well with the Vetiver, creating a pungent earthy scent and Labdanum, one of the base notes, wafts up in sweet, leathery dry Musk scents and gives the wearer a touch of Ambergris and continues the Woody notes from the initial opening.Ambergris is actually one of the base notes and so the Vetiver with its scent like Ambergris blends so perfectly into the Ambergris base note.

The drydown continues the heavenly blend of Amber and Ambergris with the Labdanum giving a mix of Leather and Musk accents along with Spices. Patchouli remains as a mild scent underlying the perfume. And then imagine you are bathing in a hot bath full of suds from Cashmere Soap, Jasmine petals, and Vanilla. These uplifting scents are joined by Lavender, Birch, and a hint of herbaceous green freshness again but instead of the initial Citrusy top notes it's from a mix of Birch and Oakmoss. The base note of Geranium provides a lemony green scent which is also a little peppery, mixing with the remain of the Spices that run throughout this fragrance from its opening to the drydown.

This fragrance, L'Air du Desert Marocain, is not only a divine Spicy Oriental perfume but it evokes images of travelling throughout the Middle East's Arabia Peninsula and its bazaars full of resinous spices and herbaceous Citrus spilling out of hessian sacks whilst the air is redolent wit the warming aromas of Incense being burnt on braziers, Ambergris and Amber mixing on charcoal briquettes to provide beautiful resinous balsamic and spicy aromas which now and again are accented by the scents of sweet florals like Jasmine and lemony green Citruses worn as essential oils on the skin of the many women moving through the bazaar.

This perfume evokes not only the image of a Morrocan desert on a hot evening but travelling along the Silk Road with the famous explorer, Marco Polo. Once you delight in the initial opening of Fresh, Greens, Citruses, Amber and Ambergris notes, you are vividly recalled to the spice markets and bazaars which Marco Polo, trained as a merchant as well as embarking on numerous diplomatic missions, not only wrote about but stopped at and explored. This fragrance brings to mind Marco Polo exploring these bazaars and spice markets, the resins and herbs, the beautiful jewellery and the plush multi-coloured rugs that decorated thew walls and floors of the bedouins such as those in Morocco which this perfume's name indicates.

This fragrance has been written about as "one of the most popular in the line" of Perfumerer Andy Tauer's fragrant creations, and this is stated with good reason. Composed f Spicy Oriental notes and inspired by Saharan deserts in the moonlight and evenings in Morocco, the perfume is suited to both women and men and its mix of Woody, Aromatic Amber and Balsamic, Soft and Fresh Spicy accords with its perfect blending of the various notes so they blend seamlessly into this absolutely divine fragrance more than justify its expense. It is ideal to wear for any occasion but it seems particularly suited to warm evenings and winter nights by a crackling bonfire, and to being worn to special occasions because it is, after all, a unique fragrance and so suits unique and special occasions, such as celebrations (from birthdays to anniversaries and Weddings) and to make an impression at a job interview, to wear to the office, occasionally, and on a night out whilst dressed both warmly yet elegantly, in a little black dress if one is a woman or a business suit if one's a man. This fragrance is beautiful, sophisticated, classy, elegant and unique and suits women and men who are intelligent, mature, creative and imaginative and know where they're heading in their lives and careers. It's not for the indecisive, the immature, nor for those who are afraid of challenge or change. This perfume is for the creative, confident and classy.
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Alexh97
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Surprising
At the beginning it was relatively strict in my nose, but the longer the scent could develop on my skin, the better I liked it with time. However, it will unfortunately not go beyond a sample, because in my opinion the scent is not very suitable for the masses.
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PicSniper
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No corners and edges
So dry, desert, spice market, that's all nonsense. What does a desert smell like, or how should something smell dry? With wine, dry does not mean sweet - if that is what is meant here, then that is only partly true. That is all nonsense, as you would say in Germany - or in Austria "nonsense". You can still imagine a spice market, but it smells different everywhere, and you cannot generalize. And that the spice market in Morocco smells like that, so please. The associations that some people here come up with are already gigantic, just because the perfumer has come up with a certain name for his water - and everyone jumps on this bandwagon and parrots everything. Sorry, I don't want to step on anyone's panties, but I don't think anyone can really tell me what a desert or sand smells like. The next one comes and says it smells like water...

Here are my impressions, which you may now also tear up in the air if you like :-):
I can simply say that this Tauer smells fantastic, and whether you associate it with desert, drought, spice market or jungle is up to you. In any case, for me this is not a spice market, because it is too gentle for me. It is a pleasant, soft, almost vanilla touch that is in the air here. At the beginning a light freshness with lavender wrap, but then it slowly fades away. Later it becomes dreamlike smooth, or how should I say a bit creamy, ambiguous, very slightly sweet with a not obtrusive Sillage. It is not that it hits like a bomb, but it spreads like a creeping fog in the room and lasts quite long.

For me one of the best fragrances on my shelf, and I can hardly keep my nose off of it. There are no rough edges, just perfect!
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Alexxx
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A fragrance as dry and hot as the desert
I just tried to put the feeling of one of my all-time favourites into some nice, snappy, poetic words. But I cannot express it better and more aptly than a certain Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, called "Sting" for short, once sang about it in his song Desert Rose:

This desert flower
No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this
And as she turns
This way she moves in the logic of all my dreams
This fire burns
I realize that nothing's as it seems
I dream of rain
I dream of gardens in the desert sand
I wake in vain
I dream of love as time runs through my hand
I dream of rain
I lift my gaze to empty skies above
I close my eyes
The rare perfume is the sweet intoxication of her love

For me, this song contains everything that makes up the essence of L'Air du Désert Marocain. Man, what does this scent have power and impact (our current finance minister would say "Boom"). It's really as damn dry as the Sahara and therefore lives up to its name. But despite this dryness it is sexy and exciting. At the same time he is also loud. No annoying screaming, but a statement - written in capital letters and with some exclamation marks. Definitely no fragrance to keep it under wraps. The Sillage? Outstanding. The durability? Outstanding. Now, careful, use sparingly. But then you really get oriental, olfactory fireworks. What's amazing is that it's really easy to wear, definitely unisex, but already with a clear tendency towards masculinity.

When do you wear it? Well, it should get some air to breathe - as well as the wearer and his environment. In your free time - definitely. To go out - yes. In everyday business life - maybe not. Who, unlike me, belongs to the kind of person who really wants to wear a fragrance when doing sports (talk about indoor sports) - take everything, but not that. Even though it tends to perform most harmoniously and compellingly in winter or the transition periods, I find it surprisingly wearable in summer as well. It's just so extremely dry that you can wear it again. The association "desert air" also fits quite well to bright sunshine, 35 degrees and all kinds of warm to hot thoughts (at least better than e.g. "Christmas market"). The amber note here is kept in check and tamed by spicy, woody and smoky chords to such an extent that I would like to describe it as suitable for the whole year. Of course always under the commandment of economical dosage.

Let me get this straight: It's a very good smell. For me the concept is courageous, compelling and conclusive. And yet so well wearable on the street - you really have to get that right first. Even if I don't give too much credit to rankings - it has earned its place up here.
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Turi
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The game of association
What do you read about this scent. Desert air, sand dune, spice market in Morocco. I'm honest, I don't have a haze like a desert smell, because I've never been there and because I can't imagine how it should smell.

BUT L'Air du Desert Marocaine really smells like something that I instinctively associate with spices and sand and I have no idea why. And don't get me wrong, it really is the absolute madness! Quasi a masterpiece!
The fragrance is fart dry immediately after spraying on. There is no other way to describe it. If dryness would smell like something, then the top note would be exactly like it. What is already resonating here is clearly the cistus. It is actually present from the beginning to the end and gives this spice or "pungency". What I also notice very badly here is the petitgrain with the caraway, which possibly in combination creates this dryness and additionally gives an earthy and strawy effect. So short - spicy, citric and the opposite of fresh.

In the course of time it changes only marginally in my eyes. The citric remains, the dry disappears and the amber comes through and how. Probably after Grand Soir the best Amber I have ever sniffed. In short - the finish is still citric, but much smoother and less dry.

S/H are day-dependent with me, whereby I also become smell-blind quickly. My environment noticed it partly also still after 9 hours and before Corona there were also times in public a comment on it. In my eyes you can wear the scent every day of the year, no matter if it is summer or winter. In summer it is not too heavy, in winter it is heavy enough.

Another tip from me: Lay with Grand Soir in winter and Cedrat Boise in summer, for this you get the maximum out of the amber in winter and for the summer you produce the dry citrus bomb with atomic durability (+16h at my place)

To sum up: A must-have in the collection for every fragrance lover and an all-rounder for the whole year. And compared to the more expensive Extrait in my opinion a little smoother and better made
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My Amber No. 26
Tauer Perfumes No.02 - L'Air du Désert Marocain
Here I sit now on the heights of the Atlas.
Far behind me the Moroccan desert.

The wind blows fragrances around my ears and nose.
He robbed the souks and markets.
Amber first and spices of the dry kind.
And resin from Atlas cedars. Notes in the diary.

Sweet sand, distant oasis green, dusty samum.
Knotty tamarisks, fluttering tents, nightly smoke.
The women's zip-zip-zip to the reception.
And the secrets among the bound sheesh.

From the desert the glowing wood still blows.
The hot sun. The cold night. And the pride of the Targi.

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This is Morocco. And my endless desert.

9.5 / 8.0 / 8.0 / 3.0
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Dufttiger
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First rough then soft
A small splash is enough for a strong caraway chord at the beginning. It is astonishment and horror too equal with me. After a few minutes the strong caraway fades away and softer spheres come together. Jasmine is preserved sweetly over striking vetiver. Unobtrusive, yet beguiling.
I find it very successful due to the good development of the fragrance.
Very diversified
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Smellavision

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Oh wow!
This stuff is just brilliant, probably the best fragrance I've smelled the last couple of years.
A powerhouse of leather and dry spices - just epic! Great longevity and sillage.
If you want to smell like a "really bad boy", try layering this with Encre Noir.
Great stuff indeed!
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"Company Desert Storm"
A beautiful desert scent that starts fruity, bitter and dry. The slightly bitter note is present all the way to the end and can be irritating. The fragrance develops nicely: a hint of vanilla and carnation I thought I perceived fit very well to the then strong smoke development, which then flew around my ears. Sometimes, however, there is also sometimes coked rubber, which is funny and fits well into the desert picture. No. 02 - L'Air du Désert Marocain is for me a great dusty experience with a presumed incense finish. A rating between 8 and 9 already fits.
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desert sand...
It's boozy and spicy with a hint of sweetness. For the first hour the sillage is big, and as it slowly becomes smoother, the composition changes to a dusty and sweet character,
I can get the sandy references and the whole Moroccan desert concept, but to me it's so much more. It's a feeling, soothing and intense at the same time, refined but rugged in spirit. It is pretty unique
Masterpiece territory....
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KimJongKimJong 7 days ago
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Perfect. No other words are needed.
AldestAldest 26 days ago
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Works very well when it is very hot. You should try ...
JoloJolo 56 days ago
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The most interesting piece of modern perfumery (scent, perfumer, story): anyone just remotely curious about fragrances should try it.
OmardoOmardo 108 days ago
Perfect travel mate if you are on the travel alone. take a sabbatical, start a tour to discover the world, bring it with you and you are ok
SergioTSergioT 7 months ago
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Marsterpiece. One of the best ever. Best amber based fragrance. Spray and fly to an exotic place. Magical
MillanderMillander 8 months ago
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Long lasting dry, spicy, woody scent for winter.
FranknSenseFranknSense 15 months ago
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A pleasuring coriander, labdanum and ambergris oriental perfume cocktail. More suitable for men.
Carlitos01Carlitos01 19 months ago
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Moses wore this perfume when he opened the Red Sea waters. Divine ambergris & labdanum perfectly blended with spices & vetiver. Recommended!
AmberScentAmberScent 19 months ago
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Superb oriental smoky earthy fragrance, with a delicious ambery facet, and strangely similar to the more recent Obsessed by Calvin Klein.
JoaoMartinsJoaoMartins 2 years ago
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Absurd masterpiece. One of the best perfumes ever created!
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