Andy Tauer is, in my opinion, a self taught perfume genius. His work should be classified as high art then perfumery. Masterpiece of composition is what comes to mind when I was first introduced to this.
Phi is a luxurious scent, inspired by a natural extract of roses produced in Afghanistan's rose region, Nangarhar. This rose oil is extremely rare and of highest quality. Inspired by these roses, growing in a dry and rough land, Phi is a rare gem, complementing contrasting lines, rich in natural raw materials that add depth and authenticity. Due to the limited amount of the rose oil, une rose de Kandahar is not guaranteed to be available all the time.
PHI Une Rose de Kandahar by Tauer Perfumes is a Floral fragrance for women and men. This is a new fragrance. PHI Une Rose de Kandahar was launched in 2013. The nose behind this fragrance is Andy Tauer. Top notes are apricot, cinnamon, almond and bergamot; middle notes are Bulgarian rose absolute and rose from Kandahar, Bourbon geranium and tobacco leaf; base notes are patchouli, vetiver, vanilla, tonka bean, musk and ambergris.
I could labor and write a long review, but that would only serve to complicate the matter. This is not a fragrance for the timid or shy. It's a bold, brash rose that screams "I'm here and I'm incredible!" Not for everyday wearing by the masses that suits me just fine. Wear. Love. Live