Last month the Big Cheese went to Morocco with his brother. Having been most recently to Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, he was looking for something a little different. Morocco in January certainly fits that description. The tourist season is apparently spring and fall – when it´s neither swelteringly hot nor unbearably cold. But the Cheese and his brother have a high tolerance for cold, they were ready to go somewhere, they wanted to avoid the crowds, why not? They visited Marrakesh, and Essaouira, and Fes, and Casablanca, and traveled to Ouarzazate and the Erg Chebbi dunes, and various other places. Tauer L’air du Désert Marocain smells heavenly on him. (Most things do, if only he would wear cologne. He considers perfume one of my oddities. He smells like soap and skin. Asking him to wear a scent regularly would be like asking him to wear lipstick or high heels; he would chuckle at my quirky sense of humor.)
He was pleased with Andy´s creation. He said it reminded him of the spice souk, with the spices in enormous piles of color. He said he could smell the scent faintly in his car after he had driven it. Beyond that, he couldn´t really say. To me the spices are very strong, with the fizzle of the petitgrain. The florals are lost entirely on him, and the vetiver is very much in the background. Rather than amber it smells of agarwood, leather, and incense. It smells wildly exotic and hopelessly romantic, but it does not smell of pigeon, and there is not even a hint of the tannery.
L’air du Désert Marocain is available at tauerperfumes.com for 65 $US, 100ml spray glass bottle.