Growing up, I was drawn to the desert. And the ocean. I was drawn to both of them for their enigmatic vastness and this paired well with my innate wanderlust. Plus, the ocean and the desert were rather enticing to a young gal growing up in Tennessee.
My fascination with the desert never went away; my aversion to UV rays and extreme weather have kept me from spending much time in the desert but I love the idea of them, what they symbolize to me. When I was first introduced to the indie line, Tauer, you can guess which one I wanted to try first.
L’Air du Désert Marocain (let’s call it LADDM for short) opens with a metallic coolness and a sweaty cumin, that is well, very, very human. It becomes a sweeter fragrance with a boozy vanilla and tonka. Yet, there’s an arid dryness from woods and citrus peels. The dry-down is of LADDM is creamy and to me, it’s amazing. It’s a sweet but animalic amber with a balsamic vanilla. The overall feel of this perfume is warm and comforting.
This perfume was launched a decade ago. And boy, have indie perfumes really boomed since then. There is no doubt in my mind that LADDM was a game changer and something we’re going to look back on as a modern classic and a pivotal turning point for independent perfumery. Years and years later and I still love this perfume.
Notes listed include coriander, petitgrain, lemon, bergamot, jasmin, cistus, bourbon, geranium, cedarwood, vetiver, vanilla, patchouli, and ambergris. Launched in 2005. PERFUMER – Andy Tauer
Give LADDM a try if you like sweet amber perfumes. Or perfumes like Histoires de Parfums Ambre 114, Montale Blue Amber, Dior Mitzah, Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Ambre Precieux, Divine L’Homme Sage and/or Tauer Lonestar Memories.
Projection and longevity are above average.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – A really awesome amber. This is my favorite Tauer perfume and one of my favorite ambers.
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