Firstly, let me just state that so many great perfume blogs out there are teasing me so much that my want/need for more samples is causing a frenzied fight between my pocketbook ("no Carol, you really don't need more samples since you haven't sniffed even half of the ones you have") and my heart ("but Carol, just think of all the pleasure you'll get out of more samples - you NEED them...you WANT them..") Sigh! That whole devil on one shoulder and the angel on the other. FLICK...bump! Yep, that was the sound of my knocking the angel off to the floor.
(Quick Review: Diptyque's L'Autre (which I would really like if only it wasn't so much Indian restaurant at once!) Husband liked it, though, and asked if he could have my sample. link to fragrantica's page ). I can understand why this one has been discontinued)
I read a blog entry on Tauer's L'air du desert marocain (which of course I cannot find so I cannot reference it - arghhh) so I had to see what it was like on me, given that I have a sample from luckyscent. Oh my heavens (or should I say oh my earth!) What a wonderful fragrance. Smokey incense yet somehow clean. Long-lasting and ooooh have I said how much I like this? I wore it last night to a gathering of a few friends at a local eatery/bar. FF and RL liked it a lot, but NL (who doesn't like a whole lot of scents, and esp strong ones) didn't care for it, either did the only male in the group, who said that he likes more flowery notes on women. read about it at Tauer's website
And of course, now I want to try Tauer's Incense Rose.
Unfortunately the bottle is butt-ugly, or should I say fortunately? Maybe I'll just order a large decant from theperfumedcourt! (photo from Tauer's website)