- May 20, 2015
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Any thoughts on Une Rose De Kandahar by Tauer?
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Thanks for this. Have you sampled any of his other rose scents (think I saw a few)?Very impressive scent. Big oriental rose with a tobacco, cinnamon and patchouli drydown. Big in both projection and longevity. Not easy to wear though. A bit too sweet for my taste.
Yes, he has a bunch of rose fragrancies. Apart from Kandahar I have only sampled Rose Chypree which is a more traditional fragrance. I remember it as nice but not very special. The best floral I’ve tried from Tauer is Noontide Petals, which is just lovely. It also has rose but it’s not the star of that scent.Thanks for this. Have you sampled any of his other rose scents (think I saw a few)?
Not a big fan at all. First time I tried it, it dried down to a powder bomb that made me nauseous. I'm wearing it now because your post pushed me to rediscover my sample, and I'm still not a fan. It opens up nicely with the rose and sweet notes, but it's just way too sweet. One of the biggest notes that my nose just can't find is the tobacco, which is hugely disappointing. It's not as bad as the first time when I vowed to never smell it ever again, but it's not for me and remains a colossal mess of a scent. Au Coeur du Désert though is a marvelous perfume.Any thoughts on Une Rose De Kandahar by Tauer?
It's really not that unfriendly of a scent. Yeah, it's old fashioned and does have sour and bitter animalic qualities, but it's not vulgar whatsoever. It's undeserved reputation is simply a result of nonsense spread online by people.I got a sample of vintage Yatagan that I am wearing today. I like it. It immediately reminded me of Papillon's Anubis and to a lesser extent Berceuse's Allegreto. I am kind of surprised it is polarizing. Maybe to the generic designer perfume world, but I was expecting more stank from this. I just get woody and green. What's not to like? Actually along with this sample I also got vintage Coty Chypre in a very small vial. Yesterday to get an initial impression I swabbed my left hand with the Coty and sprayed the Yatagn about 3 times on the back of my right hand. The little swabbing of the Coty overwhelmed the Yatagan at an arms length while on my computer. Couldn't smell the Yatagan at all unless I stuck my nose to my hand.
I just think the fact that it's very castoreum-forward makes it seem a bit...aggressive by modern standards. That's just not really the direction most men's fragrances go these days. But I don't find it unpleasant or unwearable at all. It just comes across as a bit of a throwback. I definitely think a lot of the online reviews way overstate its animalic properties.I mean Turin loves it, but I don't always agree with him. I don't get animalic at all. Just wood and green. It is nice, but there are other great similar modern scents. Then again vintage it is still cheaper than the modern similar ones.
Wore the LV Vetiver again today, and I got the celery note you mentioned. Reminded me slightly of the smell of the spice blend they use at Grand Central Oyster Bar on the soup, as weird as that sounds. Although it did not seem to last very long, the dry down is more spice and vetiver to my nose.I have a sample of Vetiver, and I thought it was very difficult to handle. It starts off promising with heavy vetiver and tobacco. Very spicy. But, it becomes like a spicy salad type of scent with that strange celery note and what I pick up as a green bell pepper scent. I need more testing of it, but it's really not what I expected and not for me.