Tubéreuse (1988)
by Maître Parfumeur et Gantier


Tubéreuse information

Year of Launch1988
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 29 votes)

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HouseMaître Parfumeur et Gantier
PerfumerJean Laporte

About Tubéreuse

Tubéreuse is a feminine perfume by Maître Parfumeur et Gantier. The scent was launched in 1988 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Jean Laporte

Tubéreuse fragrance notes

  1. Top Notes
  2. Heart Notes
  3. Base notes

Reviews of Tubéreuse

Not my tuberose at all. I find MPG’s offering sells this flower short on several fronts. By promising liveliness by a bright green note at the top that fades almost as soon as one has perceived it. By drowning the rest in slop that seems equal parts generic cream soap, milk (both bovine and from coconuts), and plasticine. By succumbing to the candy-with-everything tendency in the heart phase. Sure there’s tuberose in there and many of these notes are to be smelled in great tuberose creations and indeed the trumpet-like blossoms themselves but here the overriding tendency seems to be to produce a perfume that mimics a highly scented body lotion rather than render the floral note in an interesting or enticing way.
The one redeeming feature for me is the musky-ambergris accord underlying the whole thing attempting to bring a touch of creature comfort to this sludged over tuberose.
05th August, 2016
Genre: Floral

Maître Parfumeur et Gantier’s straightforward soliflore takes its place beside Carnal Flower and Tubéreuse Criminelle as one of the more gratifying tuberose interpretations I’ve encountered. Carnal Flower may play up the green side of tuberose, and Tubérose Criminelle may exploit the flower’s peculiar camphoraceous aspect, but Tubéreuse emphasizes the blossom’s creamy, buttery qualities. Indeed, the unctuous olfactory texture of heated butter is so intense in this scent that I’m reminded at times of buttered popcorn. Tuberose is the unchallenged star player here, and anything else the formula may contain is strictly relegated to supporting/bit part status.

I’ve yet to encounter a shy tuberose scent, and Tubéreuse does nothing to buck the trend. It’s potent, it projects a great distance, and it lasts for several hours without much diminution. Tubéreuse grows noticeably sweeter over time, reflecting the increasing influence of a sweet amber base note that underpins the central floral construct. The sweet amber drydown smells disappointingly bland, but the floral opulence that comes before lasts long enough to make up for a less than perfectly graceful exit. If you’re after tuberose without gimmicks, extra challenges, or complications, this may be for you.
06th July, 2014
After a cool, grassy-green & slightly sharp opening, this settles quickly into a creamy tuberose, with just a touch of musk in the far drydown. The sillage is good & it lasts reasonably well, but l find it rather one-dimensional & uninteresting. l have already found my favourite tuberose fragrances; Carnal Flower, Fracas & Beyond Love, & this does not come anywhere close to rivalling them.
18th June, 2012
Tubéreuse is a not a very complex fragrance. It’s quite direct and linear—floral and green top featuring a somewhat clear tuberose note with a touch of rose and more than a touch of green. Rather a simply constructed fragrance, it’s pretty much the same floral / green opening that I have met in a few other floral performances by MPG—the plot’s the same, only the star of the show has been changed. I have the same difficulty with this one as I have had with many of the other MPG florals: I think the green notes that are used in the opening are either too strong or not attractive enough—I haven’t quite decided. As far as the tuberose goes, it’s a beautiful jasmine—well, actually I DO get a definite and acceptable tuberose note along with the green notes, but for a pure floral note, the jasmine in this fragrance stands out on my skin more strongly than the tuberose. This is a very nice scent—well made, well proportioned, refined, and I think it is properly classified as a feminine fragrance. There are much better tuberose fragrances to be had IMO: Start with Carnal Flower and Fracas.

Originally submitted 24 May 2007
10th December, 2010 (last edited: 07th June, 2011)
A true-to-life tuberose. Creamy and thick. Slight vanilla undertones. Nothing else. A bit boring, in its lack of complexity.

15th November, 2010
I love tuberose and I love jasmine, for a real tuberose kick there is always Fracas but this fragrance from MPG offers more warmth and depth, a sensuality that I miss in Fracas. I also think this perfume is a lot more powdery than Fracas which can be a selling point for some. For me this is a less in your face and more sensual perfume than Fracas which can be just what you need. I would recommend to try it first because it's very heavy and very indolic and powdery.
26th March, 2009

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