Saturday, January 16, 2010
L'Air du desert marocain by Tauer
After wearing this Tauer release for over an hour, I'm reminded of just how far modern designer fragrances have fallen. There's a spicy richness to L'Air and the overall feel and execution are somewhat reminiscent of the parfum version of Opium Homme. No....they are not the same....it's the totality that is similar.
L'Air is substantial and God knows I love substance in a masculine scent. A slightly smoky amber with spice and woody undercurrents opens this frangrance on me with a mild citrus relegated as a background accord. Even the florals take on a woody characteristic. I like the boozy amber interplay in this; especially when vanilla makes a passive appearance.
There's a very good balance in this Tauer creation. It's never too woody, too spicy or anamalic. The listed patchouli must be buried very deep or it's simply trumped by the wood. It doesn't matter since L'Air is chock full of competent players and blended perfectly. Kudos to Tauer on this release. With the quality of modern designer fragrances, this niche creation is a breath of fresh air and hope.