Ok. Timbuktu (2004). You can certainly go read the marketing material accompanying this fragrance. Supposedly inspired by perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour’s travels to this old African city in Mali and a magical love ritual…blah…blah…blah. That being said, I do have to admit the name Timbuktu does have a certain appeal and allure to it that cannot be dismissed. I doubt I would have taken quite the interest in this fragrance if it were named L’Artisan #4 or something bland like that. While I am making confessions, I must also fess up I do tend to gravitate toward several of these African & Middle Eastern inspired blends: Timbuktu; L’air du Desert Marocain; Poivre Samarcande; Ambre Sultan; Fumerie Turque; Aoud Cuir d’Arabie.