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Au Coeur du Désert


Late in 2016, Andy Tauer released a parfum extrait version of his 2005 masterpiece, L'air du désert marocain, his ode to amber and incense.  He named this perfume Au Couer du Désert, In the Heart of the Desert.

With a 20% concentration of perfume oils, and a different emphasis in the pure rich ingredients, Au Coeur du Désert is predictably different than L’air du desert marocain. The dry aromatic accord of cedar and vetiver in the original is dialed back, smoothed by more musky-salty ambergris, deepened by dark vanilla and velvety patchouli in the dry-down so that Au Coeur du Désert has a luxurious silky texture. a golden warmth compared to the ethereal incense waft of LADDM. Its waft is intimate, woody ambery and warm and wonderful, it melts on your skin.

The overall effect of Au Coeur du Désert is rounder and smoother than Tauer’s original masterpiece, the sharp edges sanded down to a patina. The long drydown has a little less smoke and a little more sweetness, a little less drama and more warmth, and definitely more elegance.

If L’Air du désert marocain is the moon rising over the desert, crisply silhouetted in the fading light of the evening sky then Au Coeur du Désert, The Heart of the Desert, is the full moon suspended in the twinkling darkness of the desert night. The perfume concentration evokes different memories and reveals its heart so beautifully, it was inevitable that I would fall in love with it.

Another masterpiece from Andy Tauer, another fragrance for men and women to love and wear forever .


Notes: From the Tauer Perfumes site: Coriander and cumin, carefully blended with petitgrain, a war heart note with rock rose and jasmine, dry cedar woods and vetiver, brilliantly joined on a fine ambergris background

Type: Au Coeur Du Désert builds on L'air du désert marocain, but it is a refined extrait de parfum, with a revised formula, and a generous hand with expensive notes. Parfum extrait 20% concentration

Parfumeur: Andy Tauer


L’air du désert marocain notes: Coriander, Petitgrain (Bitter orange), Lemon, Bergamot, Jasmin, Cistus, Bourbon, Geranium, Cedarwood, Vetiver, Vanille, Patchouli and Ambergris

Price: $5.00