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

№ 02 - L'Air du Désert Marocain (Eau de Toilette Intense) by Tauer Perfumes
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Ranked 32 in Unisex Perfume
8.5 / 10 1606 Ratings
№ 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
Layers well with Grand Soir
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Main accords

Spicy
Oriental
Woody
Resinous
Smoky

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
CuminCumin CorianderCoriander PetitgrainPetitgrain
Heart Notes Heart Notes
CistusCistus JasmineJasmine
Base Notes Base Notes
AmbergrisAmbergris CedarwoodCedarwood VetiverVetiver

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8.51606 Ratings
Longevity
8.71379 Ratings
Sillage
8.11347 Ratings
Bottle
7.71241 Ratings
Value for money
7.6564 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 16.04.2024.

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Siebenkäs

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Siebenkäs
Siebenkäs
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The desert.
In the middle of the night he woke up.
He suddenly knew what it was that made many people
so excited and driven and somehow almost carries
about this stuff called "perfume."
And how the string that makes perfume sound
can vibrate in harmony with other strings.. for example, in mountains, raccoons, or second-hand
car dealers.
And what all this has to do with the core of the world,
with our reason for being and understanding of the world.
It was so amazingly simple. Perfectly clear.
Strange that no one had noticed it yet.
And now he, of all people!
He really had to write it down, right away.
And then - it was gone again.
What a shame.

The next morning, the scent he had
The day before was still hanging in his sweater.
It was L'Air du Desért Marocain.
He decided to spray it on himself again.
He could almost enjoy perfume immoderately.
"More than I really deserve," he often thought.
However, this fragrance was really something special.
What the name stoked in expectations, was first
times hardly fulfilled - he began with a startling
Freshness - but one that was anything but ordinary.
Of course, he had a list of ingredients,
but there was little to really unravel here.
There was something almost citrusy, with a slight bitterness
Mixed in it, but also a certain sweetness,
which in the background also carried something controlledly unclean
that he couldn't explain.
A wild mixture of spices seemed to resonate;
it, too, could not be grasped in any concrete way.
Something even reminded him of Open by Roger Gallet,
this somehow fresh-derbe spice perhaps.
And something seemed different about the scent than usual
poled - the projection seemed to him to
become stronger rather than lessen as time went on grow stronger rather than diminish.
What did all this have to do with "desert," even with the
Morocco? Well, there was something very dry in the
Fragrance, but also something flowing-creamy.
Something hearty, probably from spices like coriander
and cumin, but nothing derbes.
Something woody anyway, cedar and sandalwood,
though also hard to tell apart.
And what did the sweetness come from?
Lots of contradictions actually.
Maybe that was one reason why he liked the scent
so much.

The next night he dreamt nothing
that seemed worth writing down.
Basically, it was just two dreams, both of which he
among the "spoilsports dreams" which
at times.
At first he was a professor at an art academy.
His occupation was to forbid the students
to forbid them to use any other color.. please no cobalt blue and no Indian yellow and
very little cadmium red.
After that he taught composition at the conservatory -
and it was similar. Just no B flat minor and if E major,
then only without major thirds. And chromaticism only quite,
very limited.
He awoke and was glad that the sun was shining.
It seemed to him a good day for more L'Air du Desert.
As he wore the same sweater and sprayed again after-
spray, he now seemed to hear the full orchestra of the fragrance
to hear. The drydown was dominated by resinous
Sounds, arranged around wonderful amber.
Memories were there too - a faint, distant whiff of
Jicky, perhaps? But also still that cistus.
And spices, possibly dry vetiver too.
In any case dry, but also sweet.
A seeming contradiction, if you ever
thought of wine.
And again the question: what has all this to do with desert?
All sorts of things went through his head.
Contradictions that nevertheless form a harmony.
Like in this perfume.
The desert is very hot. And very cold at night.
In any case, it is completely dual.
Sand and light. Heaven and earth. Heat and cold.
And place of inner contemplation. 40 days in the desert.
Meditation, temptation, knowledge.
Inner contemplation. Or even conversion.
Deciding to change his whole life.
This very thought made him strangely uneasy.
This was the desert that Kerouak's heroes sometimes visited one finds it not only in Morocco, but also in Palestine
and Arizona. Or in Castrop Rauxel.
And this friendly, not at all austere sweetness, which even
reminiscent of vanilla?
Doesn't it go perfectly with what desert
is mostly made of - sand?
Children's sand, more carefully considered.
Ringelnatz's poem came back to him:

The most beautiful thing for children is sand There's always plenty of it.
It runs incomparably
through the hand

Because you keep your nose,
when you fall on it,
he is so soft.
Children's hands feel,
when they dig in it,
Nothing and the kingdom of heaven.

For no child laughs
At ground power.

There was indeed a great deal in it, in this
Fragrance. For him, anyway. A great deal was happening at once.
You might say - there was a certain disorder.
Wasn't that also stuck in desert - but here it looks "desert"
look?
But desolate could also mean "wild" - e.g. when
one was "ranting desolately".
And - did he still have a bit of that kind of desert
quality stored up inside him?

He was suddenly quite sure.

He would quit his job and go back to
his sister at the cafe.
Maybe even cook.
His job at that establishment just wasn't
right for him, even though it paid very well.
And despite the certain power it
appeared to give him seemed to confer.
There was something cold
about the very name of this institution and somehow ruthless sounding, something that
sounded like unquestioning submission.
He muttered her name to himself a few times,
as if to cast a spell: "IFRA, IFRA, IFRA..."
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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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Turi

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Turi
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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Camey5000

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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.

.

This is Morocco. And my endless desert.

9.5 / 8.0 / 8.0 / 3.0
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Metalfan

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Firepower!
Friday the 8.8.2018 - ask me, what kind of fragrance am I wearing tonight?! It's supposed to be something special. Judas Priest, for me the biggest band on the globe, comes to Dortmund and I am there.
Metal for Men EdT might fit. KK Downing, the ex-guitarist and co-founder of Judas Priest, had the idea to bring him and Metal pour Femme to the "Metal people". Together with the Astbury Fragrance Co he developed these fragrances over months.
But what good is that now? I don't own any metal before Men and don't even know the scent.
Now I stand in front of my perfume shelf and have something to complain about every scent. It is also not easy to find the right heat. 26 degrees they announced.
Wait a minute, I still have my box of samples and fillings. After a few minutes I hold my miniflacon Tauer No.2 L'Air du Désert Marocain in my hand. Bingo - No2 is today my No1!

So bsst, bsst, bsst, bsst, get out of the bathroom and into jeans and T-shirt. Another big kiss for the woman (who unfortunately can't do anything with Heavymetal, so stays at home) ...háaalt, the ticket still ... and from geht´s. After 2 minutes on the side of the road my buddy comes already to a stop. The poor guy has to be on the night shift for a few hours after the concert. (which would clarify who the driver and who the beer drinker is ;-)))
No.2 does a good job in an air-conditioned car. It creates a relaxed atmosphere,

Arrival! I enter the Westfalenhalle in Dortmund for the first time, better the anteroom and then, guess what ... gibt´s first of all a cool beer and a currywurst (that is currywurst there is really awesome!).
It smells like beer, currywurst and No.2 now - so I feel great! And No.2 is getting more and more sympathetic. No.2 has nothing gourmand, nothing "tasty" or personal about it. I couldn't associate him with any person.
Rather No.2 is a state, a law, or something like the "cosmic background radiation".
(when my wife reads this, she'll have a laugh, no matter...)

Rickthedog had the brilliant idea to compare No.2 with the song "Kashmir" by Led Zeppelin. For the band this song was considered the peak of their works, not Stairway to Heaven. The latter is more personal, so to speak "to touch". Kashmir has it harder there because he sounds unfamiliar and therefore a bit frightening for many. It already requires overcoming to get involved with the good piece.
Or as Robert Plant said: "It was a great piece of music to write it, and an incredible challenge for me.... It was a difficult task because I couldn't sing it. It was like the song was bigger than me. It's true: I was petrified. It was painful; I was near tears." (Wikipedia)

Something's going on in the hall. Cheer, scream, whistle - so let's get in there! And now gab´s a big surprise for us. We were looking forward to Megadeth as our opening act. And who's on stage? Uriah Heep! Does it matter? Neeee - and they start with Gypsy, my favourite song of this band. The singer gives me the impression that he doesn't do a show but hypnotizes himself deeper and deeper into the music. So much passion .... highest risk of infection! And there you go.

After the first spectacle is over, it's time to take some beer away, get something new and off to the front. We didn't quite achieve our goal of standing at the stage, but at least we are almost at the front. The mood is bombastic.
But before the longest serving Heavymetal band starts, gibt´s has a starter from the band. The grandmasters and "metal inventors" (along with Led Zeppelin) Black Sabbath, whose last German appearance in Cologne my buddy and I were allowed to be part of, are honoured with their goose bumps - high-flyer "War Pigs". And even before Priest stormed the stage one thing became clear to us: "today we did everything right"!

Action - Curtain up for Judas Priest! With the song "Firepower" (also the name bearer of their new album) they start - the Westfalenhalle is shaking - !!Hexenkessel!! Blazing flames on a giant screen and "metal god" Rob Halford sounds as if he had doped his vocal chords. Then one hammer song at a time. They even play "The Ripper", "Hellbent For Leather" and "Painkiller"... oh man, we're in a metal paradise! And No.2?

No2 is always noticeable. Even in this euphoria, he doesn't drown. On the contrary, it underscores them. Today I managed to get totally involved with him. I realize that No.2 is only for very "special features". In everyday life he seems to me quite interesting but also a bit colourless. With "special features", however, it makes red red red, blue blue, heat hotter and cold colder.
Do you like going to an opera? ...take him with you! Or to the Helene Fischer concert? ...take him with you! Or how about a nocturnal desert trip to admire the stars? ...take him with you! But don't take him to work, shopping or the car wash. You can't see the starry sky under the clouds!

In the finale, Priest brings guitarist Glan Tipton, who suffers from Parkinson's disease, onto the stage. The level of applause is enormous and gives me goose bumps. "Honour to whom honour is due!" After all, as co-founder of the Priest legend, he made Heavymetal really salonable with his guitar riffs.
"Living after Midnight" runs as a traditional farewell song, then the curtain falls. "The Priest will be back!" is now on the screen. Please! Please!!!
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SamuelGustavSamuelGustav 6 years ago
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Masterpiece of modern perfumery? Yes, without any doubt!
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StaticStatic 3 years ago
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Everything else is nr 2.. this is the one and only everlasting definition of niche !
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 3 years ago
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Pungent opening with coriander and bitter petitgrain. The cumin is very present and makes the scent dry. Green, deep, leathery and ambery.
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Syzygy73Syzygy73 6 years ago
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A game-changer. This is the perfume equivalent of Pet Sounds. Breathtakingly original. Significant in the way Shakespeare is. Truly sublme.
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JeanbpdxJeanbpdx 5 months ago
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Astonishing. Gorgeous, dry, woody, spicy, incense smoke. Not an every day scent, but fully FB worthy.
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