Thursday, August 19, 2010
Tauer Perfumes: L’Air du Désert Marocain
Andy Tauer is a man sturdily grounded, and humble, and awfully talented, as proven by this masterpiece.
L’Air du Désert Marocain opens with an incense-y mist of sweet-sour spices, clouding the core and heart of the scent, which is a solid backbone of amber - a bonafide amber that has been given further texture enhancements by the use of musk, wood and patchouli.
Complex in nature, yet never challenging to appreciate. Where Goutal's Encen Flamboyant flaunted incense in all its glory, but fell short of giving me more than just one face; and Lutens's heralded Ambre Sultan was over-exuberant in the spice department, L’Air du Désert Marocain was begotten as the answer, the perfect child.
Amidst this incense/amber goodness, I can't help but notice a tarry leather accord laced around the scent like a belt, containing some of the floral and ambery sweetness.
Seriously, one of the meatiest ambers alive..
Thank you, Mr Tauer.