Andy Tauer • Le Maroc pour elle edp • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||44%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
first-waxy,tuberose and caramel-laden scent
next- sugary, bready warm fermented batter....
last-some curry,hot spices...and...piss(indoles from jasmine)
after that-curry,saffron,masala....and piss
horrible on me, but objectively - pretty interesting and gross at the same time..
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Smells like a cross between root beer and a head shop. Great sillage and it lasts on the skin. Very sweet. Unfortunately, I don't wear it well.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Hazel
The opening notes of this were fantastic...Moroccan rose, jasmin, bitter orange, and a touch of lavender...the best way I can describe it is the smell of high quality incense before it's burned. Unlike the other Tauer's I've tried, this one is decidedly feminine.
Unfortunately, on my skin the dry down smells like a Root Beer Float. Probably the best one anybody ever had, we're talking the $5 Root Beer Float (Pulp Fiction reference...ha!). But still...
Frankly, I prefer L'air du desert Marocain as it isn't nearly as sweet.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
A perfectly woody oriental that causes cravings in me but I find it a bit too intense - especially on a practical basis - until the drydown. Then it becomes heavenly. The first time I tried it, the intensity of top notes almost made me gag with a Tang or baby aspirin-like note - actually an accord that I quite like. I also thought of melting plastic or warm henna. Luckily this fades in around around ten minutes on my skin to reveal an uplifting lavender juxtaposed with some candied orient. It is sweet, sultry and delicious but perhaps a bit too intense or carnal on those days when I'm not in the right mood. It doesn't give me a headache but it makes me fear that I may get one. The drydown is beautiful, soft but bright like a melting sun in the horizon, and the extreme drydown is one of the most beautiful citruses I have smellt. Unfortunately, I'm not very pleased with the tenacious and rather flat smell it leaves on my scarves and sweaters. Le Maroc pour Elle makes me think of Dior's Dune, it is like the Dune of the decade with a fuller, sultrier, more mature and niche attitude. Still, I think I prefer Dune, for which I'm always in the right mood nowadays. I wouldn't say no to a decant though.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I admit to not being a big fan of Tauer's perfumes. It takes me too much time to get used to them and to develop into something good on my skin. L'air du desert Marrocain and Lonestar I like though do not love enough to buy a FB and the Incences I'm mostly indifferent at. But this one, I just can't stand.
I put it on yesterday after shower and went to find my husband. It smelled very sweet and cloying with a faint citrusy smell in the background. 'You put on a perfume' he said. 'Yes,' I admited, 'though it doesn't smell nice, does it?'. 'It stinks to high heaven. I'm gonna gag if you stand too close' he replied. Since I haven't had such a strong reaction from him ever, I took another shower and threw the sample away.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
This is the fourth Andy Tauer I have sampled. I adore Rose Chypree and L'air du Desert Marocain -- my decant of this is going and will soon engender a full bottle purchase. Was not fond of Reverie Jardin, but still had high hopes for Maroc -- and am disappointed. I like many sweet fragrances, but this is way too sweet and cloying. May-be I put on too much? It does not seem anything like true Jasmine (my reference Jasmine is Annick Goutal Songes, also a great favorite). This experience confirms once again that one should never buy a bottle of something one hasn't sampled. (Though I've done that on occasion, I confess.)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
I don't know what it is but Andy Tauer fragrances just do not agree with me. I took a weekend trip to Switzerland with another Make Up Alley buddy with visiting his store in mind. We were so excited to be there but of all the fragrances I tried La Morroc pour Elle was the only one which I found at the time which did not make me sick. I tried the new rose scent and actually went to the fountain outside and washed it off.
La Maroc Pour Elle just did not agree with me. After wearing this once or two times I felt a bit sick the entire day. This fragrance is strong which is normally not a problem for me as I love strong fragrances but it was just to sticky sweet. It is in the direction of a strong Oriental but not as refined. For pure Orientals I find Ajmal fragrances to be much better.
I strongly recommend getting samples of Andy Tauer fragrances before buying.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
Maybe I need to sample this again. I received a small sample with a recent order of Incense Rose and Incense Extreme. On my skin, the jasmine went through a distinctly fecal period (indolic) and the fragrance reminded me quite a bit of something by Mandy Aftel. I know Andy Tauer is a fan of Aftelier so this would make sense. It dried down to a sweet floral and thankfully the indolic note disappeared but it was touch and go for a few minutes. Not sure if I'm a fan. I will try it again in a few days and update my review but currently I would not purchase or wear this. *updated 8/22* I thought I was changing my mind about this as it smelled nice and rather "purple" on application today..then it morphed into another indolic phase..heavy on the urinal scent. Sad. It must be something with my skin chemistry because I didn't get that until about 5 minutes in. :(
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I was surprised to hear others describe this as a sweet jasmine. That is not at all what it is on my skin. In fact jasmine and rose merely peek through the smoky incensed woods, patch and citrus. Which, for me, is preferable. On me it is more dry, not at all flowery, but still feminine enough. I think it's the lavender makes this fragrance very unique. Normally, lavender is not a favorite of mine. But in this combination, it adds an interesting earthy almost herbal edge.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Sweet candied flowers on me. Pretty and rather pleasant, but in the same way that candy is. It smells sort of crystal pink, like those hard candies you suck on. It's rose with a cola-edge. Very young on me, for all that it's very complex and layered. It Not sugary but sweet, rose floral with a faint incense edge that does not rescue it from 'too young for me.' It does dry down with a bit less candy, but still not enough for me. A previous reviewer noted the Tabu feeling and I agree. That oriental-cola note is very clear here.EDIT: Okay, it's a whole lot less sweet on dry down. Much more of a rose incense scent. Still not sure it's for me, but I plan to use up the sample deciding.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is the first Tauer fragrance I've sampled, and I'm so impressed that I want to try more. It reminds me of Tabu, which I love, but Le Maroc is classier, more expensive smelling, and more modern (i.e. lighter, more transparent). Yet it's long lasting. I was looking for jasmine fragrances and someone recommended I try this. While it isnít what I was looking for in a jasmine fragrance, I really love Le Maroc pour Elle. The best discoveries are always surprises anyway. I thought I sniffed cardamom in the top, but itís not listed in the notes. Perhaps that was an initial tinge of the cedar. This is an exotic fragrance, but it's also very easy to wear and just enjoy. A wonderful modern oriental. It's a bit dry on me, actually, and therefore easy to wear in summer. The rose stays pretty much in the background and blends well with orange and woods, but delightful little whiffs of jasmine surface periodically throughout the lifespan of the fragrance. I think it's full bottle worthy.
Moroccan Petitgrain (bitter orange), French Lavender, red Mandarin, Moroccan Rose absolute, Moroccan Jasmin absolute, Moroccan Cedarwood from the High Atlas, Sandalwood, Patchouli
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This is the second Tauer fragrance I tried and had such high hopes. However, l'air du desert marocain is a tough act to follow. This one stays one dimensional on me, and it is sickeningly sweet. Fake candied jasmine. It is a scrubber. Maybe it is something in his formulas, because L'air on me is much more lemony goodness than dry spicy incense like I wanted. It just happened to be amazing anyway. I would highly suggest sampling first.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Andy Tauer's Maroc Pour Elle starts off with an unidentifiable spicy top note that seemed very mysterious. It definitely evoked thoughts of the medina I went to in Marrakech a long time ago. As the scent opened up, I then caught notes of incense, orange blossom and verbena. I am not an incense gal and so would not want to wear this myself but I certainly appreciate the artistry and effort it took to make such an unusual perfume. Andy Tauer is a very talented man!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
Tha absolute only Jasmine I can wear. I think I made my point! ;o)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Andy Tauer is a genius. Le Maroc Pour elle is very unique. I find it impossible
to compare it to anything else out there. It starts off very strong. Big
burst of jasmine(indolic) very heavy and damp. Then the rose note hovers over
the jasmine and stays there thru the whole drydown along with the incense/
woodsy notes. The sillage is wonderful; Sensual, flirty, yet strong and feminine.
This scent is very exotic and takes me away to a Moroccan restaurant with
Edited to add; this stuff is 'Strong' one tinsy-winsy spritz or
Dab is ALL you need to last a LONG time or else it will
be cloying and headache-inducing.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Maybe I got hold of a bad bottle (it was in a very nice scent shop, and was definitely not a fake). On me this was cough medicine and powder with a touch of rose. Sadly the throw and staying power were excellent. One spritz and I did not want to be near me for close to 6 hours.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I always want to try fragrances that reference Morocco as I've been there and am married to a Moroccan man. This,however, smells to me like an Aveda hair product (the Brilliance hair pomade, specifically) with powder. I can pick up the rose, but no jasmine as other reviewers mentioned. Commes de Garcons' Ouarzazate is much more "authentic Moroccan"-smelling to me and doesn't have the powdery drydown. Nice scent-just not what I was looking for. Up for swap.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is the most gorgeous fragance I've sniffed in years! True clear, beautiful jasmine without the bitter bite of other jasmines I've tried (i.e. Different Company), and even though not in the listed notes, it smells to me like my night-blooming jasmine plant I have outside my window. I've never found a night-blooming jasmine fragrance that smells like the true plant, but for this one fine beautiful scent! LOVE!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Maroc pour Elle is... a jasmin cloud!
I don't know how describe something so gorgeously made and stinky at the same time! On my skin it's mainly jasmin, but not the usual jasmin you can smell in gardens, because it's very intoxicating and very spiced!
This fragrance really smells like Morocco! It's something you can enjoy a lot, but it's not an easy smelling. You have to get used to that.
Le Maroc pour Elle is a caotic yet charming concotion of jasmin, a hint of deep rose, lots of spices and incense sticks!
While this can be absolutely lovely for me at home in my reveries, I found this scent one of the least wearable in public among those I like.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Andy Tauer is the heir apparent to the throne of Serge Lutens. Jasmine has never worked on me so I was leery of this fragrance at first. Even dabbing it on for the first time I thought, Yay, I think I can live without a full bottle of this! Guess again. Once the flowers started blooming on my skin (and on me this is predominantly a jasmine fragrance), its heartbreaking sweetness, tethered by the dark earthiness of patchouli, had me floating on a magic carpet over a vista of Moroccan souks, deserts and palaces. Even I, who could turn my back easily on A La Nuit, have to succumb to the charms of Le Maroc Pour Elle... and to Andy Tauer's brilliance.