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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Le Maroc Pour Elle - Andy Tauer Perfumes


My new love, my latest passion, is this hauntingly beautiful fragrance from Tauer Perfumes - Zurich, Switzerland. This time I surprised even myself. The first time I tried this scent, I thought wow, such a medicinal opening, I don't like that. After being turned off by many medicinal type scents it was a knee jerk reaction. But wait, the next time I tried it knowing the opening was there, my reaction was different. Humm, I do kinda like this after all. It is unique, interesting, inviting. I set my sample aside for further testing.

Lying in bed a few nights ago, I suddenly crave this. I jump out of bed and go retrieve my sample. Yes, it's comforting now, smooth and velvety. And now my nose is stuck to my arm. In fact, I can't get enough.

"Le Maroc pour elle is the perfume of the Moroccan rose at dawn, combined with the seductive evening scent of jasmine. The flower fragrances melt into the enchantment of cedar wood from the High Atlas, forming a truly sensual oriental perfume. The head note is composed of fresh citrus and hints of lavender. Cedar wood forms the perfume body, gently combined with the balm of oriental woods." - Tauer Perfumes

The Moroccan (Maghreb) Rose and Atlas cedarwood are from the region know as Maghreb. Encyclopedia.com describes Maghreb as an Arabic term for NW Africa. It is generally applied to all of Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia but actually pertains only to the area of the three countries between the high ranges of the Atlas Mts. and the Mediterranean Sea. It is from this region these precious oils are produced.

Intoxicating, compelling, addictive.

You can find Le Maroc Pour Elle for sale on the Tauer Perfumes website. (Now in English) www.tauerperfumes.com

8 comments:

Christina H. said...

After reading this and Perfume Smellin'Things I feel very compelled to try this!!It sounds like definitely something worthy of trying!!

Victoria said...

Hi Christina,
Yes there are several good reviews out there on the Blogs. If you love rose and jasmine and can accept that it is in a different composition than you are used to, you will love it too!

Flora said...

Wow, that sounds just wonderful, especially after reading Andy Tauer's own words about the development of this fragrance. It's on my short list for sure!

Today I am wearing my long-awaited precious sample of Serge Lutens A La Nuit, speaking of jasmine. It is not just a jasmine perfume, I have discovered after having it on my skin for many hours; it is THE jasmine perfume, the one I always hoped was out there! I cannot imagine a more evocative formulation than this to showcase this flower. Just perfect.

Cait Shortell said...

I recently tried this too. Interesting. In the near future I will be featuring an interview with Andy Tauer and reviews of both his perfumes on Legerdenez.

Victoria said...

Flora, I've been on a jasmine kick myself lately. I'm glad you found your perfect one!

Cait, Wow, I am looking forward to that interview. Andy is so sweet and very gracious.
:O)

Laura said...

Le Maroc and L'air du desert Marocain are both well worth trying IMO. I'm so thrilled Luckyscent is carrying them. I ordered samples last weekend, and they arrived in short order. Le Maroc is a gorgeous floral, while L'air du desert Marocain is more resinous. If you're crazy for labdanum you owe it to yourself to try it! It's supposed to be unisex, and I do think it would be fantastic on the right man, but I didn't find it at all masculine on my skin.

Victoria said...

L'air du d├ęsert marocain was way too dry for me. I would have preferred it to be a little sweeter. :O)

NowSmellThis said...

Gotta try these, have yet to read a negative review!