My first experience with tuberose was with a florist in the Rockridge neighborhood in Oakland. I lived there in the early 1990's when Market Hall was new.
I was a little overwhelmed by how strong the scent was at first when the women who worked at the florist put tuberose in bouquets I bought there. I started to recognize hints of tuberose in many perfumes and loved it. Like Neroli, there is a distinct, almost pungent scent to it.
These flowers are originally from Mexico and are night blooming! If you even just try a sample, just imagine with me.
***This incredible scent, a warm tropical evening walk in Mexico. ***
These are the things that imprint in my mind!! (I do know that not all of Mexico is tropical.)
It is one of the most fragrant flowers in the world. Full bodied, warm and heady, like many white tropical flowers, reminds you of, but isn't the same as, gardenia, jasmine, lily. Just try it! 💮
Excellent, long lasting and mixes phenomenally with the vanilla
This here was my first introduction, although the moment I took my first whiff, I exclaimed, Amarige!(the original, not familiar w the remake). That’s how I learned one of my (very few)beloved perfume was primarily if not all and heavily dominated by this flower that once you smell you’ll fall in love for good. It’s SO GOOD, I can’t ever get enough and it feels like it fills you with sunshine, the kind that kisses you, not the one burning you up!
Frankly I was surprised to see no reviews of it so had to do it the justice it deserves in spades.
My one great lament, is even though it’s one of the FOs here that’s very intense and powerful (but never overpowering or cloying, EVER), it doesn’t last very long at all. I’m told I’m very hot blooded so it can’t be me. Still, it’s possibly the most sublime scent you’ll be thrilled to meet. Your nose and heart will thank you:)