Back in 2005, a chemist turned self-taught perfumer, very certainly unknowingly, released what would become a masterpiece of niche perfumery. That fragrance was L'Air du Désert Marocain; the perfumer was, of course, Andy Tauer. A blast of arid woods and dry spices, with the coriander taking the lead, made for an immediately recognizable, unforgettable scent.
A little over a decade later, Andy decided to create a homage to his magnum opus by creating an extrait version that takes the spicy, woody heart and pulls it to the fore. It is enhanced in strength, with a moody darkness. Au Coeur du Désert is the arid land as the sun has set, the air still warm, the sky an inky black, studded with stars.
Notes: coriander, cumin, cedar, patchouli, ambergris and resin.