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    Default A Rose scent. Which one would you pick between Phi and Lumiere noire Homme

    Hi all if you had to choose between

    Andy Tauer - Phi ( Une rose de kandahar)

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    MFK - Lumiere noire Homme

    Which one would you choose.

    Sampled Phi. Liked it a lot, havent sampled Lumiere

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    Default Re: A Rose scent. Which one would you pick between Phi and Lumiere noire Homme

    I would go with Phi, I like Tauer and MFK, but Phi has a good price point.
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    Default Re: A Rose scent. Which one would you pick between Phi and Lumiere noire Homme

    Lumiere is much better, and more masculine to my nose.
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    Default Re: A Rose scent. Which one would you pick between Phi and Lumiere noire Homme

    To my nose Lumiere Noire is the best masculine rose, period. Nothing else comes close, including Une Rose de Kandahar.

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    Default Re: A Rose scent. Which one would you pick between Phi and Lumiere noire Homme

    Tough call. Both are very good. Tauer is usually a miss with me, but this is one of his very few good ones. I think I would pick Lumiere Noire between the two - as long as you are a light sprayer. If you tend to go heavy, I would say Une Rose de Kandahar, because if you over spray Lumiere Noire, it gets dough-y and a little cloying.
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    Default Re: A Rose scent. Which one would you pick between Phi and Lumiere noire Homme

    MFK - Lumiere noire Homme
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    Default Re: A Rose scent. Which one would you pick between Phi and Lumiere noire Homme

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    MFK - Lumiere noire Homme
    Definitely this one between the two.

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    Default Re: A Rose scent. Which one would you pick between Phi and Lumiere noire Homme

    Haven't tried Phi, but do own Lumiere Noire Homme. Sampled many rose based fragrances before picking Lumiere to add to my collection. I will recommend you at least sample it, it's a fantastic fragrance and for an EDT it's got great longevity.

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    Default Re: A Rose scent. Which one would you pick between Phi and Lumiere noire Homme

    Une Rose de Kandahar is a smoother fragrance to me so imho a better bang#%^** for your buck.
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    Default Re: A Rose scent. Which one would you pick between Phi and Lumiere noire Homme

    They are quite different. I prefer the Rose de Kandahar, which is more directly a rose.

    Lumiere Noire has some rose, along with many other notes (patchouli, woods, some sweetness, spices).

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    Default Re: A Rose scent. Which one would you pick between Phi and Lumiere noire Homme

    Lumiere Noire!

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