Eau de Parfum
PHI – UNE ROSE DE KANDAHAR
- Top Notes: Apricot, bitter Almond, Bergamot, Cinnamon
- Heart Notes: Afghani organic Rose oil, Rose absolute from Bulgaria, Bourbon Geranium
- Base Notes: Musk, Ambergris, Patchouli, Tobacco, Tonka, Vanilla, Vetiver
Phi is a luxurious scent, inspired by a natural extract of roses produced in Afghanistan’s rose region, Nangarhar. In 2004, the German organization for development and humanitarian aid “Welthungerhilfe” started a project supporting local farmers in the hilly region of Nangarhar, Afghanistan. Farmers growing poppy were given a forward-looking alternative to make a sustainable living in the rough hills: 1,500 meters above sea level, roses started to bloom.
Rosa damascena, with its pink flowers, gives a wonderful quality of an organic rose oil that is unique and rare. This rose oil is of the highest quality. Although the quantities of the organic rose oil produced are rising, the demand is larger than the production capacities. The rose oil is produced locally, giving jobs to farmers and the local population, and what started with 20 courageous local farmers, grew into a cooperative of more than 700 farmers cultivating roses in the region. Inspired by these roses, growing in a dry and rough land, Phi is a rare gem, complementing contrasting lines, and is rich in natural raw materials that add depth and authenticity. </br>
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. 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. 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 ambergris round the body of the fragrance and encircle the roses.
Phi is available in a clear glass pentagonal flacon, packed inside a tin box. Availability: Phi is a Collectible, meaning it is a low volume perfume without any compromise, limited by the availability of raw materials that may change from year to year. Andy Tauer tries to produce it as regularly as possible, but the rare rose oil is hard to source. Due to the limited amount of the rose oil, Une Rose De Kandahar is not guaranteed to be available all the time.