Monday, December 10, 2012

Lys du Desert by Decennial

Bergamot, Rose, Green Lily, Dry Cistrose, Iris Root, Ambergris, Dry Cedar.

Here we have an Andy Tauer creation that's priced slightly below those bearing his name. The differential is approximately .50 per ml., yet Lys du Desert is no worse for the wear.

Lys du Desert opens on my skin with a trifecta consisting of Rose, tender green stem and leathery violet. Lurking underneath these three is an even keeled powder quality. It took me a few minutes to experience the talc aspect, but it's an accent that slowly evolves more authority in the composition by the time the base and drydown transpire. The initial moments wearing this creation lead me to conclude that it is more suited for the female persuasion, yet not so much that I would choose not to wear it if it were in my possession.

The Rose, Green and floral-leather gradually give way to an oncoming balsamic powder. The Iris and Ambergris interact in a pleasing fashion here. This transition leans feminine as well, but again, not so much that it's a deterrent. The subtle woods underlying the composition seem to restrain LdD from going too far one way,gender-wise.

Lys du Desert isn't a complex scent. I say that since there's not much evolution on my skin, but it's not really a factor. I mention it to those who may love numerous morphing of accords. The important thing is that Lys du Desert has substance, smells very good and wears like a well made fragrance.

While not Andy's best work, this is certainly a worthy perfume. Both stages of this scent, while contrasting one another, are very enjoyable and perform as you would expect. Tauer fans really should give this a sample wear. Sillage is very acceptable and longevity is approximately 5 hours on my skin. Thumbs up from Aromi for Decennial's Lys du Desert.


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