Today,I received my Tubereuse 40 sample from Le Labo. Im really diappointed by the this fragrance and the other two samples from le labo( Rose 31,and Iris 39).
I did not like anyone of them.Regarding Tubereuse 40 I have to mention that It has nothing to do with FM carnal flower its almost like 80's citrusy colone in its top and middle notes and at the base note there is a very very very faint woody tuberose note that flashes out very quickly.
Whilst I get quite a bit of neroli initially, after a quarter of an hour emanates what is one of the best tuberose notes I ever came across. Jasmine, rose and later a touch of amber form the accompaniment, but in spite the forty top-quality ingredients this is essentially a rich and typical tuberose fragrance on my skin. Beautiful, superbly blended, not too sweet, and with good projection, the longevity is a splendid eight hours. 4.5/5
Very funny, Le Labo.
But seriously-- if you're going to do a neroli, do it well.
Very nice classic neroli and tuberose. Like the Fleurs D' Oranger of Lutens, but fresher and lighter and with a dash of citrus, and no spice note. A very summery tuberose EdP, and a standout in the Le Labo line. LOVE.
21st December, 2011 (last edited: 14th May, 2012)
I agree that it's primarily a neroli fragrance, with the tuberose sneaking in almost around "the side of one's nose" to tweak the wearer. Unexpectedly lovely. Damn it.