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.
HEAD NOTES: Phi starts with a rich fruity line of apricot. An all natural apricot extract with its surprising richness enchants and blends into a cinnamon line and hints of bitter almond, softened by bergamot essential oil.
HEART NOTES: These spices lead over to voluptuous roses in the fragrance heart: Extremely rare rose essential oil with its unique scent of spices, plums and flower petals blends into rose absolute from Bulgaria and hints of Bourbon geranium. The rose petals melt on the skin into a dark tobacco fond, built around an amazing absolute of dried tobacco leaves.
BODY NOTES: The animalic, leathery and woody tobacco opens the ground for a generously dosed layer of patchouli in the base of Phi. Here, woody and gourmand notes melt into hints of animalic lines. Vetiver, vanilla and tonka add richness and brilliance. A generous dose of exclusive musk and amber gris round the body of the fragrance and encircle the roses.
Posted by Tania on 26th Oct 2016
Rich, red rose and sweet almond with a spiciness from the cinnamon and a dark, earthy base that's mostly tobacco and patchouli to my nose. Heavy and complex. It's a dark rose with a lot of depth and supporting characters.
Posted by Esmerelda on 8th Jul 2016
I like both Rose Vermeille and Kandahar a lot, and will order a second of each. They are quite different interpretations of rose, with Kandahar having a patch base, but each is rich and wearable. Usually rose scents interact badly with my skin, and turn unpleasantly acidic, but both of these work well.
Posted by JanLast on 22nd Jan 2016
I do not love rose scents. That being said, this is one of my all-time favorite creations, from any perfumer. This perfumer is a particular genius, as he has changed me through his scent.
I love this rose scent.
Posted by leisajetcollins on 9th Dec 2015
spicy patchouli and roses. lots of complements from perfume lovers
Posted by Ajda on 3rd Mar 2015
Phi is an absolute beauty. A wonderful blend of rose, almonds, spices and tobacco wafts around me for hours. I took a star away because on some days the patchouli note in the faaaar (more than 3 hours)drydown turned a little sour on me, but that might just be me. A masterpiece, nevertheless!
Posted by Rickyrebarco on 20th Feb 2015
Rose de Kandahar is an exotic beauty, opening with a lovely rich rose and then blending it with notes of spice and a lovely warm tobacco. I recommend this lovely scent to rose and tobacco lovers everywhere.