Le Maroc Pour Elle is the first perfume that Andy Tauer launched. Luckily for us, its success persuaded him to make more and his second perfume, L’Air Du Desert Marocain, was even more successful and is spoken of in reverent tones by many a perfume fan. The rest is history.
Le Maroc Pour Elle was an unusual one for me. My first impression was that it smelled like a cross between Elizabeth Arden Blue Grass and Worth Je Reviens. However, and it’s a big however, when the rose kicks in, the whole puzzle really comes together and makes sense.
Within around ten minutes this smells like one of those wonderful independent shops filled with a plethora of incense and candles and tiny phials of perfumes oils and pot pourri. It’s very BoHo, very hippie, and has a whimsical nostalgia about it.
The lavender is strong, and pervades throughout, which can sometimes give a soapy/detergent feel when used with a heavy hand, but here, it is kept in check by the roses.
The base stays light, unlike many Tauers in which the basenotes become richer and resonant in the final phase. Le Maroc Pour Elle makes me think of a retro hippy market on a summer’s day, incense is in the air, you’re wearing freshly laundered clothes and walking past a flower shop. You’ve got all the time in the world and the sky is blue.
PS My three year old stopped what he was doing and ran across the room to say “Mum, you smell LOVELY” whilst my seven year old said “No you don’t, you stink.”