Collectible PHI - Une Rose de Kandahar 2013

Collectible PHI - Une Rose de Kandahar by Tauer Perfumes
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Collectible PHI - Une Rose de Kandahar is a popular perfume by Tauer Perfumes for women and men and was released in 2013. The scent is floral-spicy. The longevity is above-average. It is still available to purchase. Pronunciation
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Andy Tauer

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesApricotApricot
BergamotBergamot
CinnamonCinnamon
Bitter almondBitter almond
Heart Notes Heart NotesAfghan rose
Bulgarian rose absoluteBulgarian rose absolute
Bourbon geraniumBourbon geranium
Tobacco absoluteTobacco absolute
Base Notes Base NotesPatchouliPatchouli
VetiverVetiver
VanillaVanilla
Tonka beanTonka bean
MuskMusk
AmbergrisAmbergris

Ratings

Scent

8.3369 Ratings

Longevity

8.4312 Ratings

Sillage

7.9322 Ratings

Bottle

8.0283 Ratings

Value for money

7.939 Ratings
Submitted by Colognissimo, last update on 13.09.2021.
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MelOn
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Helpful Review    11  
When you start to understand scent DNA's..
I have heard and read so much about this fragrance. Just as infinitely much about the scents of Andy Tauer. I was told that there is a certain way that the fragrances always smell. To date, I knew only the L'air du Marocain, so unfortunately I could not talk about the handwriting of the dear Mr. Tauer.
When testing this fragrance it fell like scales from my eyes. The prelude has the same signature as the aforementioned L'air du Marocain. Kind of woody and dirty, earthy at the same time. It has nothing at all to do with the aforementioned notes in the top note, I also noticed that in the first scent. Strange, but I realized: this must be the Tauer DNA of which all speak.

If one "overcomes" this prelude one comes to a wonderful rosy heart note. It has everything you want and hope for from a beautiful rose. Juicy opulence, delicate florality and a wonderful depth.
In the base, a dirty patchouli note and warm vanilla tonka ambra note join in. If it weren't for the vetiver, which as always destroys everything, I'd enjoy it from there too.

Unfortunately, I don't like the Tauer DNA. But I can still recommend this fragrance to everyone, because it was obviously really great craftsmanship.

Who is looking for a natural, less sweet and slightly earthy-woody rose, will definitely find it here
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Smoetn
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Smoetn
Very helpful Review    11  
Afghan rose? Bulgarian rose? Marzipan rose!
Actually, I wanted a rose fragrance... But from the beginning!

Everything started with the fact that I discovered some time ago my love for rose fragrances. Yes, I know, many here go rose fragrances now hard on the nerves, but I personally have not enough of it, or I'm still looking for a great men's rose fragrance. To anticipate - "Une Rose de Kandahar" is this only conditionally.

In the meantime, I have also tried quite a few rose fragrances, including many great discovered for me, which I may even call my own, for example Halfeti (see my comment on this fragrance). This one is very masculine, but for me not a classic rose scent, where the rose would dominate. But it is very suitable for the masses and I would define it as the more wearable brother of "Viking". Other rose fragrances such as "Rose Oud" by Kilian or Noir de Noir, I also like very much, but are for me a little too much on the feminine side. Now then "Une Rose de Kandahar"...

I have read to this fragrance before a lot and had high hopes that the could become my men's rose fragrance. So ordered here in the Souk (thanks to Marcello) and tried today.

The fragrance starts in the first moment for me quite clearly as a rum ball, which immediately awakens childhood memories in me. Although an unexpected opening, but so far so good. In the further course of the top note come through more and more gourmandige note, some cinnamon and quite clearly marzipan, of course conditioned by the bitter almond. This smells, however, very intense, so that one could almost think to stand in the kitchen and bake a cake with bitter almond flavor of Dr. Oetker. Who likes this, is well advised here, but it can certainly also deter the one or the other something.

In the heart note then finally come through the rose notes. Here supposedly all possible roses are present - Afghan rose, Bulgarian rose, Bourbon rose geranium... But for me it is a marzipan rose! This is simply (unfortunately) because the bitter almond never fully retreats and the various rose accords have to constantly fight the almond. This succeeds sometimes better and sometimes less well.

In the base note then comes a little more sweetness by the vanilla and tonka bean, but on the whole remains the impression of the marzipan rose.

This is a pity for me, because I actually wanted a rose fragrance, but almost got a gourmand. I should have listened just better to the comments here! Do not get me wrong, the fragrance is really good and I like, but it is just another than I hoped for. The combination of gourmand and rose is certainly interesting and also quite successful, but the search for my men's rose fragrance continues.

The sillage and durability are very good and for me also rather masculine, although the fragrance can certainly be worn by the female sex. As with so many heavy and gourmand fragrances, "Une Rose de Kandahar" feels most comfortable in autumn and winter and is more suitable for the evening.

In summary, I can state that I do like "Une Rose de Kandahar" and could imagine wearing the fragrance more regularly, but overall it's still not enough to grab a top spot with me. To make matters worse, my wife doesn't like the scent at all, which doesn't necessarily make the search for my perfect men's rose scent any easier...
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Ptsau

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Ptsau
Ptsau
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Divine natural modern kind of rose scent. It’s a LOVE!
I’m very picky on rose fragrances as they are normally very feminine or mature but this one is very different, rich but not strong, unisex, and modern. Love this rose mix with almond, tobacco and vanilla. Plus the slight touch of the apricot. The whole composition makes it a smooth warm gourmandy scent. The rose smells so high quality. It becomes one of favorite rose fragrances besides Oud Satin Mood and Intense Cafe. These are the only 3 roses I like so far. The only downside is that the performance is considerably weak compared to other Andy Tauer creations although it’s still better than many fragrances out there. Lasts only 7-8 hours and projects only for 3 hours on my skin, then would turn to skin scent but the scent is so gorgeous enough to make me overlook the performance issue. Love Love Love!
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Floddel
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Floddel
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Yin and yang
I am very excited about this scent.
Although I am not a great friend of rose scents, I love this perfume more than anything else.
When I spray it on, I immediately think of the past, but at the same time not of something old-fashioned. The fragrance definitely has a gourmand touch, but is by no means too sweet or swollen like many other rose scents. PHI seems very unisex in my opinion.
So the fragrance is an interplay of many contrasts and that is what makes it so special to me
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Jas0N
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Top Review    22  
Transience
His name was Bryan. He was a soldier stationed in Kandahar. His desire was always to do something righteous and serve his country. His parents never wanted him to be a soldier. The dangers and risks he might have to face were not small It came as it should have come. The foreign order. Kandahar. A province so beautiful and yet filled with so many abominations.
The people back there so frightened, and yet so friendly. All they wanted was peace. Peace as it should be for everyone, no matter what country, religion or political opinion. Bryan also saw these people for what they were: as human beings and he sought closeness. Tried to get to know them and show them that he was no threat.
Time passed and a trust was established between him and the people. One day, outside his ministry, a village boy wanted to show him something. He led him to a beautiful landscape with countless flowers. Including a rose known as the Rose of Kandahar.

This rose was to play a decisive role in the end, but more about that later.

Bryan was more than fascinated. This landscape and the smell. He was more than pleased. The rose had such a wonderful scent, he could hardly put it into words At the beginning he heard an engaging spicy start, paired with a well-dosed sweetness. It must be the cinnamon and bitter almond. A great contrast as he found. As he let the aromas subside a bit and the time passed, he could perceive more notes. Here it was mainly the tobacco that became more and more apparent to him. The scent of the rose now also came through supporting him. The scent captivated with its many facets and dimensions. He was not able to smell everything. It was an opulent work of art, complex and capturing the environment around him. In the last moments it became more earthy, patchouli dominated the scene and at some point the smell disappeared.
A flattering, never in the sweet outgoing fragrance.

Enraptured by this perception, he forgot the time. So that's how long it took him to smell that scent. An enormous durability.
He thanked the village boy and asked if he could pick a rose once a month. He wanted to show his wife and his parents the incredible beauty of Kandahar. The boy agreed. Part of the landscape was used by the population for planting raw materials and crops.

Every month he now sent his family a postcard with a rose. He told about the great acquaintances, the surroundings, the culture, the food.
His family was delighted and kept everything. The postcard and the rose that caught the scent of Kandahar
At some point, however, the news stopped coming. The worry and despair became a bitter certainty. Her son, her husband was killed. That which they had always been afraid of came true. The family was left with both the beautiful and the ugly side of Kandahar. The rose that captured the beautiful and the war that took it. The roses remained. In memory of the positive that their son had described and in memory of their son himself.

Life. So beautiful and yet so fleeting. Enjoy it
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LadyLuxifer
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Top Review    35  
SUB ROSA
"RhNUDX1 from Quandhar"

Many people think that roses only bloom once a year. That's not true. The Queen has her secrets, many secrets.

If the tips of the sepals of a dog rose are joined together, one obtains the pentagram, an ancient magic sign, the secret symbol that guarded the understanding of the harmonious structure of man and the universe. This is why the dog rose, which so carefully closes its budding sanctuary from the outside world, became the image of the mysterious and secretive. Finally, this symbolism was transferred to all roses.

The fact that the rose has been a symbol of secrecy since ancient times is said to go back to the following event: To hide the love affair of his mother, the love goddess Venus, Cupid sent roses to Harpocrates, the god of silence, and asked him to keep the secret. The ancient Egyptians dedicated the rose to Harpocrates. The Romans hung a rose on the ceiling at meetings, reminding those present of the duty of secrecy. Pope Hadrian therefore had the confessionals decorated with rose carvings - on old confessionals you can still occasionally see them - the decoration also called the silence rose. The stucco rose above the middle-class table also had this meaning. In the High Middle Ages, rose pictures were also placed in wine taverns and council chambers in order to talk to each other in complete familiarity. Sometimes just a fresh rose hung symbolically on the door of the town council to indicate the "sub rosa". In England, it is a custom to place a sword on a table strewn with roses when the Council meets to elect the Mayor of London. The Rosicrucians, a secret society, even carry the rose in their name as a symbol of secrecy. The modern writer Umberto Eco also plays with this symbolism in his novel "The Name of the Rose"
The rose is a mysterious and beautiful queen.

To describe the scent of roses, words are simply missing in everyday language. In the advanced civilizations of early history, the knowledge of plant scents and their application was lively and widespread. The knowledge that scents have a direct effect on the human brain and can be used for healing is successfully applied in aromatherapy today.
The rose scent has 450 known and 120 as yet unknown ingredients. The distribution on the flower is very different: in the outer part of the flower rose alcohols - among them citronellol, geraniol and nerol - attract bees, bumblebees and hornets. These substances, however, have a repellent effect on other insects. Next, the pollinating insects get into a phenyl-ethanol frenzy. They crawl further into the middle of the rose, stunned, where they are met by familiar scents such as eugenol and citral. The rather spicy, carnation-like eugenol and citral, a warm citrus scent, are related to scents that are also found in beehives. They wag their bodies and wipe off the pollen of other flowers so that pollination occurs. The scent of the rose has the sole purpose of attracting insects for pollination. Although bees cannot perceive the colour red, they also fly to red roses because they are attracted by the scent and not by the colour.

And people?

People function according to the pleasure principle. They seek fun and pleasure. Fragrances are the only thing that reach the brain directly without intermediate stops. Therefore, scents offer us an insane potential for pleasure.

"Une Rose de Kandahar" is lecherous. Very lecherous.

As the sixth fragrance ever, "Une Rose de Kandahar" makes it into my 10 list. It's not easy to get in there. I'm searching. I want to put this one fragrance in all categories, like the best leather scent, the best vetiver, etc.

"Une Rose de Kandahar" is for me THE scent of roses. A fragrance like life itself, affirming, uplifting, fulfilling and blissful. I do not like these comparisons with dead roses. This rose is alive. It breathes and laughs, has fun in life and is like a small, blissful child. It cheers and jumps in circles. Even if it comes from a painful place, this rose enchants me with its love of life!
Quandhar was the site of ancient Indo-Persian gatherings, a commercial hub and cultural meeting place between India, Central Asia and the Middle East. Quandhar has been destroyed so many times and yet we know that some things are virtually indestructible.

Like the rose from Kandahar.

I believe that each of us hopes to leave a stamp, something "to be remembered for". Andy Tauer has created a masterpiece with this fragrance. No one can take that away from him. The rest of his scents somehow don't reach me, but this rose...

I have already written in my statement that I lack the words to describe this fragrance. Even today, I'm not really feeling any better. My favourite author here, FabianO has already said everything and too completely...fruity, rosy, shady, earthy, but all together a perfection. The perfection!

This fragrance is a must-have! br />
In my opinion, this composition preserves what is called the essence of a rose, namely the RhNUDX1. What is it?

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=RhNUDX1
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Iseabail

25 Reviews
Iseabail
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He loves me not
I don't know if it is my chemistry but this perfume on my skin falls flat. The sweetness is a little sickly and I didn't get the brightness I expected from the fruits. The tobacco is there somewhere underneath the sugar but quite faint. The rose is ok but it is not a blooming rose. In a similar genre but to me a more successful execution is Isparta from Pierre Guillaume. It is with patchouli and a little oud instead of tobacco but it also has fruits that brighten the fragrance and the rose is bold. As it seems to be loved by many, it must come out better on others but on me it's a pass. I even got a headache and I am a fan of bold fragrances. I am glad that my sampling can be useful to other people; it was my second time testing it.
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NEX5

8 Reviews
NEX5
NEX5
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full bottle worthy
Insanely great perfume i do own full bottle only for special ocassions but if u have the money u can use it everyday, its close to like exlusives or private collection from designer brands, extremely high quality hand made in Switzerland, smells unique rose de kandahar is truly unique rose fragrance + bg roses sweet long lasting and moderately projection stuff. + tons of compliments.
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Top Review    28  
این همان طریقی است که افغانستان بوجود بوجود می آورد آورد
Afghanistan ... a shaken but nevertheless fascinating country with so many facets. I haven't been there yet, don't plan on it in the near future, who could blame me? But what one hears and sees of this mysterious country awakens curiosity and the desire to discover. So I have to let my imagination guide me in this commentary. In my imagination I am a tourist in a peaceful Afghanistan that I can explore freely and without danger. The freedom to fantasize accordingly, I take for this commentary now simply - knowing full well that that fantasy is currently utopian in nature.

I am thinking of hospitality and cordiality, those traits that are always said to be in the cradle of the people there, especially those who have little. I am thinking of the scorching heat that sometimes makes me desperate as an average Central European and who knows how to cling to every water bottle and every fruit in order to supply himself with sufficient liquid. The locals seemed to be able to comprehend my suffering and handed me a basket of apricots, a little cinnamon and, to have something firm between my teeth, a few bitter almonds, whose aroma came to full effect when I chewed them and accompanied the stewed compote, consisting of crushed apricots and cinnamon sticks, which I had prepared myself, in the most beautiful way. I immediately felt better - yes - even better and culinary spoiled and left the village and its inhabitants to set off for the next one.

The temperatures gradually fell. If the days here are sometimes unbearably hot, the nights can sometimes get cold and clinking. This night was supposed to be one of those. The sky was clear, the stars sparkled, I saw our Milky Way for the first time. No artificial light, as we know it in our densely populated countries, clouded that atmosphere.
I reached the next village. The moonlight illuminated the big cottage compound consisting of clay in the most sinister way, winds blew over the fields, which should be hit the next day again by the light of the standing up, hot sun. The closer I came to the mud hut, which was intended for me as accommodation, the stronger I perceived a flowery aroma, which must have its origin in the associated rose garden. Tired from my day trip I entered this garden full of curiosity. The flowery, so dark aroma intensified, flooded my nasal cavities. These roses were not buried at all, not playful, but mystical, dark, unspoiled, ripe, moonlit, thorny, dominant, companions of the Afghan night.
I entered my lodging bewitched by that olfactory pleasure. The village eldest was already waiting for me and embraced me warmly, showed me my couch and left me alone immediately, as he probably already recognized when I walked through the entrance of the hut that my eyes were already falling over while standing. So I lay down, the roses should accompany me, together with the tobacco freshly harvested by the farmers, stored in a big sack, standing directly next to my couch, to sleep. And so I fell asleep after only a few minutes - almost tipsy by this warming, lovely aura - and was woken up the next morning with tea and a little bread. Still the evening before I communicated that one does not have to make oneself big circumstances because of me. But when it came to tea, they went to a lot of trouble. My gift to the village elders was now in the tea that was served to me - a vanilla tea whose aroma flowed through the entire hut, underlined the tobacco and was discreetly accompanied by the rose. All this aroused associations of cherry tobacco, which, although I am a non-smoker, who doesn't know how to do much with water pipes, prompted me to stay longer. It had to be this combination of vanilla and roses that made me smell it. Anyway... I didn't want to leave here anymore. This warmth, so inviting, so cordial, so cuddly it was, tied me to that place, but I knew it was time to wake up sometime.
Dear Readers,

is that how Afghanistan smells? Do you? I don't know, I don't know, I don't know, I don't know. That was just a fantasy that tried to hide all the horrors in that country. Perhaps I am completely wrong with her, if one fantasy can be wrong, and your associations, images and ideas, my dear readers, are completely different. But as I said ... it is a fantasy and so we leave it at that and perhaps enjoy it together, no matter how utopian it may be in view of the situation in this mysterious country.
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PMRP12

35 Reviews
PMRP12
PMRP12
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Creative and unique rose gourmand
This one surprised me with its creative take on a rose gourmand. And not the usual rose and chocolate combo, but rather, an apricot, almond, and vanilla rose. It’s sweet and alluring with bright stone fruit and gentle cinnamon at the opening, and dries down to include an addictive nutty tobacco tonka combo that has me sniffing my wrist all day. This is my favorite rose to date, and a scent I can’t stop thinking about. Highly considering a bottle...
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OudaddictOudaddict 13 days ago
Dusty rose wrapped in blond tobacco leaves and dipped in apricot jam.
AldestAldest 1 year ago
My overall impression is Rose with Saffron - which is the typical scent of Persian pastry ...
For me it is impossible to wear as a fragrance
Exciter76Exciter76 3 years ago
A composite of Tauer's greatest hits: spices from Eau d'Epices, jammy rose from Rose Flash, leathery fruit from Loretta, etc.
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HermeshHermesh 5 years ago
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Versatile and voluminous: noble rose, sweet and fruity (apricot), slightly vanilla, at the same time spicy (tobacco leaf) and subtly earthy.

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