Au Coeur du Désert 2016

Au Coeur du Désert by Tauer Perfumes
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Ranked 45 in Unisex Perfume
8.5 / 10 1192 Ratings
Au Coeur du Désert is a popular perfume by Tauer Perfumes for women and men and was released in 2016. The scent is spicy-oriental. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is still in production. Pronunciation
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Main accords

Spicy
Oriental
Woody
Resinous
Smoky

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
SpicesSpices Citrus notesCitrus notes
Heart Notes Heart Notes
AmberAmber
Base Notes Base Notes
Balsamic notesBalsamic notes AmbergrisAmbergris Woody notesWoody notes PatchouliPatchouli

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8.51192 Ratings
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9.01109 Ratings
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8.41097 Ratings
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Value for money
7.5536 Ratings
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 27.02.2024.

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Ponticus

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Top Review 74  
Get lost and how I then found peace!
Au Cœur du Désert by Andy Tauer is the best rated unisex perfume on Parfumo. This fragrance I really wanted to get to know. After a first sample test, I now own a full bottle.

By reading various reviews and testing the sample I was in very positive expectations and mentally already quite the generally widespread desert impression with Au Cœur du Désert caught. This perception fits perfectly, because the moment I spray it on, I feel an explosion of dust-dry heat, the sun heats the skin and a drought spreads that lacks any moisture in the environment. A fire blazes without smoke, the wood is "bone dry", both the burning and the branches next to the fire parched by the sun and flames. With vehemence, the heat of the fire presses the last resinous drops from the crackling branches into the embers, and a distinctive, bitter-citrus odor imprints an enigmatic citrusy stamp on the glowing wood. The silvery wood, mirror-smooth from wind and sand, thereby slowly and intensely spicy coals in front of itself, while the shimmering heat above makes me believe mirages typical for the fragrance.

Hatt, hatt, hatt, forward, on and on he drives the little Bedouin group, hatt, hatt, forward, on and on towards Aqaba in the rear of the Ottoman enemy. The crossing of the Nefud desert demands everything from "Lawrence of Arabia" and his daring band, but he never loses sight of the conquest of Akabar, despite all the hardships.

On the other side of the shimmering air, the confident Raisuli, proud leader of a Berber tribe, rides through the Maghreb to the native Rif Mountains. In tow and as a hostage the kidnapped American Eden Perdicaris to defy the American President Theodore Roosevelt "Like the wind and the lion".

An onset of balmy wind, coming from infinite distance, dispels the fantasies and delusions. It lures the nose with warm woody-sweet spice and settles deep-dark, heavy and dust-dry like a solid, ancient patina on the skin. The air is still scorching, and now that I'm sitting, I can feel the blazing heat of the rocks, the sand, and the last remnants of earth rising up at me. The barren ground breathes absolutely dry and the brooding sun vigorously drives the last remnants of aromatic resinous, woody and earthy scents from the parched land. Like fragrant balm, these melt into my warm skin and make my soul glow. No sound reaches my ear, endless silence everywhere.

And now what of Hau ab and the peace I found?

In all this desertness, I almost missed the fact that I had already encountered this Andy Tauer perfume, or at least a very similar scent. On mild summer evenings on the terrace at cozy get-togethers, we like to burn incense for the purpose of banishing stinging insects. One of the most famous manufacturers produces many different scented incense candles under the label "original Crottendorfer". Among other things also an XL variant called "Hau ab"! The funny packaging of "Hau ab" already suggests, with this scent aroma it goes to the pieksenden pests to the collar.

Is this incense candle lit, it smells like lemony incense, very intense, dry and balsamic. Confusingly similar to the beginning of the fragrance of Au Cœur du Désert! The burn is a little more smoky, coarser, superficial and lacks spicy depth, yet unmistakably a smell like Au Cœur du Désert. Unfortunately, this exquisite insect repellent has recently been discontinued for marketing reasons. From time to time can be found still full Schächtelchen on online sales platforms.

In the course of my excited call in Crottendorf, I was assured that only the name had changed, the new incense "calm" would have the identical recipe, but there would be much more possibilities of marketing in the direction of meditation, yoga and relaxation. Now there are even incense sticks in addition to the classic candles. The aroma is characterized on the part of the manufacture as lemony-good aromatic incense candles, aromatic and balsamic, a spicy incense resin scent with a dominant incense note. After about 30 minutes burning time is over.

The striking, albeit superficial similarity of the scent of "Hau ab/Ruhe" and Au Cœur du Désert suggests that the perfume could also be a mosquito repellent. I'm already curious to see how the two complement each other. The summer will show it, when the "calm" glows on the table and I enjoy the sociable round with two / three splashes Au Cœur du Désert in the evening.

Au Cœur du Désert is a great perfume with enormous durability and good sillage, absolutely striking and well-dosed everyday wear well. And if you really burn times for something, then it may be also gladly a splash more!

Thank you very much for your interest in this impressive top fragrance!

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Ttfortwo

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Top Review 44  
Tauers Desert Planet
The first test of "Au Coeur du Désert" - and under real conditions in the (open-plan) office. As for my colleagues: I lack a little pity, because normally I do not work on Fridays, but because of sick and vacationing colleagues now but and the others should of course also suffer, if I already have to do it. So: No pardon, no empathically selected office fragrance, gentle and restrained, no, today I let it rip. No risk - no fun. Tauers desert planet.

Right now, I'm actually happy about the residual scruple that was still present this morning when I applied it, and that I only gave a single, rather cautious spray in the direction of the neck, scarf and sweater hem. The whole thing was almost an hour ago now, as I write these words, and I'm sitting here in a gigantic cloud of fragrance. A projection as big as the Namib.

This is most definitely one of the most idiosyncratic fragrances I own, the friend of old perfume art with classic signatures, and also the one that breaks the most with their time-honored principles. It is not so much a perfume as an epic narrative.

Halfway binding to the traditional idea of a top note, the "Desert Heart" smells only in the opening: a bit floral, with a touch of plant sap and stem and a delicate bitter sweetness. It tells of an oasis, of a rose, of its fragrance, of the smell of hot rock, hot sand, moistened for the purpose of cooling. Of resins and of bittersweet honey, gathered by small wild bees.

It is not yet hot, the morning sun paints long shadows.

The pace of the narrative is slow. Very gradually, step by step, I wander on with the narrator, we leave behind the last irrigated fields and also the last shadow. It becomes warmer, then it becomes hot. He tells me of wild beauty, of the silhouette lines of the horizon in the distance, of mountain flanks shimmering violet, of the dance of the heat air over ocher, over dark orange, over violet, over blood red and over all shades of brown, of light so bright that it seems black. We look at stone lines, mineral-oily shimmering, feldspar mica. Spiny resinous scented plant heroes, survivors in nothingness. Dry wood with falber color and silky shimmer, who knows how old it is.

We wander. But time stands still.

About three hours after application, the fragrance also seems to have come to a standstill. The sun is still high, the colors are faded, withered in the heat. I smell dusty-salty ambergris and mineral sandstone notes, dry warm resins with subtle sweetness. I smell warm woods and dry earth. It smells good, the scent likes me, is friendly to me. On the skin, delicately sweet-warm-powdery - on the clothes, rather dusty-warm-mineral. Own and beautiful. The presence is still enormous, effortlessly the fragrance fills my nose with every breath, with every little movement puffs a bright little cloud, with a matte texture and warm unctuous fragrance color.

Once again many hours later the narrator and I are sitting on a rock, we are tired, the day was long. The narrator has almost fallen silent, he speaks only a little and in a low voice, but it also no longer needs words. We have become familiar on the road together, many words are not necessary now. Soon the sun will set and it will get cold. I put a scarf around me, get up and go.

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Last but not least: The hardcore test in the open-plan office didn't go wrong. No one has made a wide berth around me or near me - as if by chance - constantly rubbed his nose with his hand. However, no one has been enthusiastic about my daytime scent either. I think for me it is a vitrine fragrance after all. Precious and gladly smelled, but in the end but not worn.

The durability is exceptional and the sillage in the first hour gigantic, then still for many hours clearly.
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Delasoul

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Top Review 19  
So that's him....
So this is the famous and one of the top rated perfumes here. Forgive me for not having a trained nose and not being able to smell all the ingredients out ???? I still try to evaluate him as best I can. Until that time when I smelled it I only knew the designer world from the turquoise branches. I first became aware of this fragrance through the parfumo community. So quickly get a sample and test it. When I first smelled him, I thought to myself, okay... Very unusual... But not bad at all. During the day I tested and smelled him several times. Because of the positive comments here, I ordered it short hand. I didn't know such prices for a perfume until now. Now about 1 year after the purchase comes the disillusionment. It's a good scent anyway, but it's not for me. Well, I don't know when. That's why he's about to be sold... So who's interested? Aroma: Spicy, dry, dusty. So I can understand the connection to the desert.
Durability: With me loosely at least 10 std
Sillage : Very well perceptible.

End of Comment..... ???? Please don't judge me too harshly... ????
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Zapp

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The smell of Spice
I always experience a romantic longing for the Orient, the desert, the landscape and the cities, oriental spices and arts and crafts.
This fascination and longing I seem to have in common with many sensitive people from the Western cultural circle - including many artists - who banish their passion in pictures, stories and art or even fragrances and then further romanticize me.
That I therefore № 02 - L'Air du Désert Marocain and Au Coeur du Désert attracted like a moth the light is almost self-evident or? I like both very much - Au Coeur du Désert is thereby for me still something deeper, fuller, like the completion of an already before grandiose masterpiece.

How does Au Coeur du Désert smell? That's not even so easy to describe, because the perfume is wonderfully interwoven. For me, it smells wonderfully warm, dry, balsamic soothing, slightly sweet, of oriental spices without that I could make out one, promising and with a wonderful depth.
I could draw you a picture: imagine you were traveling all day on the edge of the Sahara, the last piece into the desert you have undertaken in the evening on the backs of camels. Finally you are there, in a small tent city between the dunes. Around you there is a hustle and bustle, preparations are being made for a fire, others are preparing a delicious spice-laden dinner, while still others are rolling out their prayer rugs and burning balsamic resins in a small vessel. Only you have just nothing to do and so you decide to go away from the hustle and bustle and into the dunes.
The sun burns meanwhile no longer so mercilessly as still hours before and dips now the dunes around you into a wonderful amber sea while the sky supplies a beautiful blue contrast and runs out toward horizon into something lavender-colored. You take off your shoes - the sand is still quite warm and feels wonderfully warm and smooth as you let it trickle between your hands. You breathe deeply the still warm desert air and enjoy the peace and the depth of the landscape.

*Cut* of course smells so not real the air in the desert - believe me I've been there - Au Coeur du Désert is rather just one of those transfigured longing art objects that move people like me so deeply. The longing has remained with me whether I come in this life again in the Orient I do not know, because I no longer fly. Anyway, being there was for me a mixture of fascination and reality shock. Many - especially people from Japan it should go so, if they come full of romantic fantasies to Paris and then are confronted with reality (for this there is even a name - it is called the Paris Syndrome).
Maybe that's why I prefer to snuggle up on my sofa between my Berber pillows and read, say, "Voices of Marrakech" by Elias Canetti, "Baptism of Solitude" by Paul Bowles, "High Time of Solitude" by Albert Campus or, say, "The Little Prince" by Antone de Saint-Exupéry, wearing Au Coeur du Désert and dreaming of the desert and the Orient.

Another comparison I would like to make for Au Coeur du Désert is the Spice from the desert world Arrakis from Dune. I devoured the book with 16 and straight is it with a terrific film adaptation in the cinemas. The Spice here is a just too mystical spice that only occurs on this desert world and is the most sought after commodity in the entire universe. It is only available in the Deep Desert, smells sweet and slightly cinnamon. It has life-prolonging and consciousness-expanding effects. The book Dune is an exceptional SiFi novel in that it is deeply philosophical and inspired by the religion and culture of the Orient.
There is something so mystical and profound about Au Coeur du Désert for me as well. When I imagine how Spice smells, it smells like Au Coeur du Désert.
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Pinkpug5

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Childhood memory of Tehran
I can't believe how this scent lets images from my childhood rise up. We lived almost 2 years in Tehran when I was a child and this scent lets a lot of pictures from this time rise up again. I smell/see the dusty roads and the smell of kerosene when we drove into the mountains on the weekend. I remember sweet pastries soaked in rose water and honey. The hot sun that lets the air waft and softens the tar. Carpet dealers in the bazaar offer their customers strongly sweetened tea. Fruits dried by the mountain on the market, such as mulberries, apricots and sour barberries. A friend of the family brings my mother honeycombs as a present, which we suck out with pleasure.
My favourite food, a stew of meat strongly seasoned with cinnamon and dried apricots.
The colored dresses and the clinking jewelry of the Berber women. The smell of the goat that was kept some time in the garage.
Fresh Barbari (bread) with sesame. Bundles of herbs and panir (cheese). The slightly smoky smell of the bakery in which soured flat bread was baked in an oven on hot pebbles (woe, I was too greedy and immediately eaten a piece with hot pebbles!)
I could continue to indulge endlessly and therefore like to hold my nose to the specimen again and again. It's too special to wear, though
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Rossi09Rossi09 2 years ago
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Denser, more intense, sweeter than the “original” with more than a hint of chocolate. Warm, spicy, almost radiating heat. A wonderful scent!
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 3 years ago
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The opening is shyer than in LDDM. Also spicy (but with less cumin) and less sweet. The scent is dry, ambery, more leathery and deep.
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Foreigner77Foreigner77 6 months ago
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Andy Tauer's best creation. A scent that captures your heart. Ambery, woody with a touch of incense. Signature scent for a true gentleman.
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InbnkInbnk 2 years ago
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Phenomenon, Beast, Unique, Classy, Terrifically and The Best Amber = Au Coeur du Désert.
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ItchynoseItchynose 4 years ago
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Warm sirocco winds blow over the Saharan dunes carrying aromas of incense and resins. A million grains of sand scrub the skin under the sun.
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