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Phi - Une Rose de Kandahar (2013)
by Tauer

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Phi - Une Rose de Kandahar information

Year of Launch2013
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production / Limited Edition
Average Rating
(based on 73 votes)

People and companies

HouseTauer
PerfumerAndy Tauer

About Phi - Une Rose de Kandahar

Phi - Une Rose de Kandahar is a shared / unisex perfume by Tauer. The scent was launched in 2013 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Andy Tauer

Phi - Une Rose de Kandahar fragrance notes

Reviews of Phi - Une Rose de Kandahar

A lovely sultry rosy opening that suddenly disintegrates into a cinnamon-ambroxan cloying stew.
09th July, 2017
The opening on my skin was more rose than apricot, which was barely detectable. The rose is quite fine but gives way quickly to faint tobacco and patchouli. Blending with the patchouli were musk scents and a bit of ambergris. From time to time the rose seems to bloom, but never overpower the base. It definitely did not read as a gourmand on my skin, but was a masterful creation. Longevity is great and sillage is moderate.
14th March, 2017
This is the kind of perfume that our children's children will be collecting and romanticizing.

This is a beautifully blended warm rose perfume. Upon opening, I can smell rose (of course), apricot, powdery musk, cinnamon and (although it's not in the notes) licorice. As it warms with the skin I get more vanilla, bourbon, almond and soft woody notes.

My skin is very dry right now, but it seems like it's going to last in spite of that. Sillage is moderate to heavy...I would say maybe a good 3 or so feet.

Like I said earlier, I could see this being a fragrance that future generations use to romanticize our time. Something that grandchildren hope to have passed down to them, much like coveted Chanels, Guerlains, Creeds and the like. This has that "something" that feels timeless and collectible.

Disclosure: Sample won in a randomized contest. This does not change my review.
05th December, 2016
I smelled this on someone today and it was impressive. The listed notes of tonka and vanilla sound right, I often appreciate the sweetness from those, and this had a broad, complex smell as well. Good projection and longevity from approximately 8 to 10 sprays.
12th October, 2016
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United Kingdom
Cinnamon with almond and a fruity background is what I get in the opening blast, exuding a pleasantly sweet warmth. The fruity side is a peachy apricot that is a bit blandly sitting there as a backdrop to the real action.

In the drydown finally the rose a-rose, pleasant again, of medium brightness but very much more a background feature than a full-fledged dominant rose, and I find it a bit flat on my skin.

Never mind the rose: a vanilla wave is closing over my head, with tonka giving added depth, and together with the remaining cinnamon he smoothness of this combination dominantes the second half, and it makes for a lovely warming and comforting base, with hints of ambroxan, white musk and a somewhat perfunctory synthetic ambergris preventing too much sweetness; it is never cloying or overwhelming.

The performance is excellent with the moderate sillage, strong projection and a stupendous fourteen hours of longevity on my skin.

This is a very agreeable winter warmer, an olfactoric gluhwein so to speak, but the conundrum is: with the rose appearing so prominently in the name, is it acceptable to have this flower occupying such a relatively minor role in this composition. As I am mainly interested in the fragrance and not its name, I will not hold the name against it, but buyer beware: this is not a rose bomb. It is, however, not without its flaws, and sitting at the border between a neutral and a postitive score it is the convincing performance that pushes it across the line - just by the skin of its teeth. 3/5.

Gefühl ist alles - name ist Schall und Rauch.

Maybe there are not too many roses in Kandahar these days.
04th May, 2016
Given the pitch regarding the beautiful, ultra rare Afghani rose included, I was quite disappointed to find only the merest whiff of rose in this fragrance. My wife loved it but also could not detect rose. What it is is a very nice gourmand featuring a fruity, almond, vanilla accord against a backdrop of soft patchouli. Like most modern frags it is hyperblended into a near linear perfume and lasts quite a long time. Nice, but not as advertised, and given the price I'd think twice.
14th November, 2015

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