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    Default Re: New Tauer PHI-une rose de Kandahar

    Argh! I'm starting to really love this, though I'll admit that the opening is not my favorite, but about 30 minutes in it becomes thick and a bit boozy, but not terribly sweet.

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    Opening is a handful.
    It starts out unapologetic.
    All notes radiating at maximum capacity.
    Bitter almond (no sweetness) and apricot made dusty by the tobacco leaves. A faint sparkle from the bergamot.
    The tonka balances the patchouli.
    No dainty frills.
    There's an overall austere mood to it.
    There's a strong correlation between it & Rahat Loukoum.
    I'm getting a likeness to that supple leather & plum accord in Boxeueses.
    But here it's supple leather & almond.
    I'm GLAD the rose isn't prominent at all.
    We all love roses but there are enough outstanding rose perfumes available.
    There is rose and I can tell its not the regular fluffy rose but its not rose centered.

    Then an interplay of notes commences.
    Here is where Andy's craftsmanship in complexity is most vivid.

    The premise is as such:
    A bonding of gourmand & noir (leathery resinous accord)

    Composition :
    The apricot & almond create a marzipan accord. The gourmand aspect.

    The tobacco (excessive use of) , geranium & musk make up the noir effect.

    This demonstrates Andy's craftsmanship with complex compositions.

    It opens with strong presence then harmoniously transitions to its peak purpose -interplay of gourmand & leathery/resinous (dark)- and then settles to a base that is the sum of all its parts.

    I'd have named it Marzipan Noir.
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    Default Re: New Tauer PHI-une rose de Kandahar

    No dainty frills? Darn, I was hopeful! (*kisses*, H.)

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    Default Re: New Tauer PHI-une rose de Kandahar

    Really want to sniff this one out. One can never smell too many roses
    Currently wearing: Musk Oud by By Kilian

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    Default Re: New Tauer PHI-une rose de Kandahar

    Thanks, hedonist - pretty much my experience too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twolf View Post
    No dainty frills? Darn, I was hopeful! (*kisses*, H.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lottalotta View Post
    Really want to sniff this one out. One can never smell too many roses
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    Thanks, hedonist - pretty much my experience too.
    Thanks.

    I do think this one is worth sniffing.

    If not for the unusual rose then at least for the unusual take on gourmand.
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    Default Re: New Tauer PHI-une rose de Kandahar

    It certainly struck me as more interesting than many 'rose' offerings, hedonist - and good value.

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    Hedonist depicted pretty much everything from it, I just want to add that I think this is technically very good, the rose here was just an excuse for Andy to make another great perfume. I am kind of impressed how the bitterness/sharpness from the almond and geranium can coexist with the fruity apricot and powdery tonka in such way; and in between we have the rose and cinnamon contrasting with the tobacco, vetiver and patchouli. It's quite heavy but there is a lot of air giving space to everything.

    Brilliant.
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    Default Re: New Tauer PHI-une rose de Kandahar

    And they do appear to grow an awfully good rose in Nangarhar :)

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    Where is it being sold?
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    Default Re: New Tauer PHI-une rose de Kandahar

    According to the Blog, December 8, 2013, it was obtained from a Swiss supplier

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    This sounds like a winner!

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    Default Re: New Tauer PHI-une rose de Kandahar

    This.....my New Years gift...To ME.. coming next week to me!!!!thank you Lord!!!
    "Thank GOD for the nose, for without it we would not be enjoying these beautiful created Scents" also Remember "Balance is everything and the key to appreciating "

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    LOL

    You are funny! Congratsssss

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    Default Re: New Tauer PHI-une rose de Kandahar

    Outstanding frag. One of Andy's best. I put this up there with Miriam and Carillon pour un Ange.

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    I've been testing this fragrance for the last couple of days.

    First thought: Where is the apricot? I love apricot, and I was hoping that it would be more prominent, at least in the beginning. I don't sense it at all.

    Second thought: This is a rose scent for people who don't like roses The rose is very subtle here, so subtle that I have to use my imagination to conjure it up. It is there only as a minor character in a story.

    What I notice is immediately is the tobacco, and it is unfortunate (for me) because I don't really like tobacco notes. The almond is also strong from the very beginning.

    So what is it if it's not a rose scent? At its heart, this is a very nicely restrained gourmand. I love the almond and Tonka bean combination, which is cozy and with just the right amount of sweetness. Too bad that the tobacco ruins it for me. PHI une rose de Kandahar is like the poor, but well-educated and stylish cousin of the opulent, showy Guerlain Tonka Imperiale. I would love to invite him/her to a fragrant cup of tea, to discuss a nice play or a book, but only if s/he would quit the smokes first....
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    Default Re: New Tauer PHI-une rose de Kandahar

    It's an awfully good bit of rose 'though - and the apricot isn't off-puttingly sticky & gooey, more amaretti to me.
    Last edited by lpp; 26th December 2013 at 11:26 PM.

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    Default Re: New Tauer PHI-une rose de Kandahar

    Actually, having been wearing the sample yet again this evening have just bought one, despite being a bit fussy about 'rose' scents.
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    Default Re: New Tauer PHI-une rose de Kandahar

    Just noting that this is currently sold out at source in full bottle form.
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    Damn! I thought he was bluffing.
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    Default Re: New Tauer PHI-une rose de Kandahar

    Rubegon, someone was selling one in the marketplace if you want one.

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