Au Coeur du Desért is a metamorphose of L'Air du Désert Marocain into a luxurious Extrait de Parfum with a 20% fragrance concentration. The richness of the Extrait concentration accentuates the sublime elegance and natural beauty of the warm woody amber notes. If perfumery is art Au Coeur du Desért is a statue, carved out of sun beaten timber, softened with a gloss of aged patchouli and a patina of ambergris - coming to life with a balsamic glow.
Au Coeur du Desért fragrance notes
- woody notes, amber, patchouli, ambergris
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Latest Reviews of Au Coeur du Desért
There's no doubt clear resemblance and similarity between these two. Au Coeur is sweeter, more balsamic and more resinous. It's like a "sirupy" version of L'Air Desert. While L'Air is a vision of a smell while shopping on a local bazaar where literally you can see all those spices and local cuisine specialities, to me Au Coeur is a walk through the sand desert while eating "local" sweets. Much more condensed resins and condensed spices (especially coriander, maybe cumin also). Last but not least two components that build the scent as a whole: amber and cedar. The latter one is sharper than the one presented in L'Air, like a fresh cut wood. The amber is the cause of why I called Au Coeur du Desert resinous. In fact, it is resinous to the bone.
I wouldn't recommend a blind buy, but it's also not going to be polarizing. Unless you dislike leathery amber scents, I think this will grow on you. It's not really animalic or fecal, so there's no need to worry about that. Give it a chance, and if you don't like it at first, try it again later.
Where's the amber, patchouli, ambergris etc. though? I mean you could say that the menthol/resiny opening has an earthiness/woodiness somewhere wayyy down there and it does surface after a while but yeah.
Really though, just like LADDM , this one is overhyped and a bad scent.
Very grateful for the partial sample I was gifted by a gracious BN'er!
This is definitely FBW for me; I had given up on my quest for a good amber fragrance, but this is exactly what I was looking for.
4.5/5.0, until I can acquire a bottle for a full test drive.
Down the track some nonspecific woodsy impression comes and goes, but a times touches of a cypress shine through. A touch of a very artificial ambergris makes an appearance at times.
I get strong sillage, excellent projection, and seven hours of longevity on my skin.
As a amber scent this is very niche, including in the way the patchouli is applied. The rest is less impressive, but the performance is very good. Is displays considerable similarities with L'Air du Desert Marocain for the same House, but is a bit less nuanced than L'Air. Overall 3.25/5