It is a well balanced tuberose scent; suprising because balancing tuberose in a bouquet would be as hard as hiding an elephant between bushes i thougt. Some flower notes like tuberose, gardenia, jasmin have tendency to depart and dominate the frag but in coutre tuberose gardenia first rubbery then creamy dissolves into a sweetness. Not very heady or overpowering. But definetly feminine. i cannot say it is unisex.
This is one amazing fragrance. Like Carnal Flower, it is an immensely different take on tuberose, and I find it to be a magical one. Agree with Galamb above that this is a sleeper, but definitely shouldn't be.
TC starts out very fresh and green and not really tuberose at all for me.
The sugar cane and the kalamanzi oil give it a sweetish tropical edge, without dragging it down into the dreaded realms of so many of the generic tropical fragrances on the market. Rather, TC takes you away...it transports you into a lush, wet rainforest full of banana leaves and sugar cane and tuberose flowers after the rain.
The sweet notes dry down and you are left with a very smooth, rich and elegant tuberose.....it transcends the tropical sweetness into something very quiet and elegant.....not screaming like Fracas and without the dark sombre notes of CF. It is a lady-like tuberose, one for pearls and LBDs and high heels.
Overall, TC is full of contrasts and a very complex story. Its very strong, but soft, powerful and radiant and yet understated and serene. One of the most enjoyable renditions of tuberose ever.
Overall, FB worthy for me and a magnificent addition to any white floral lover's wardrobe.
What a sleeper! This is dazzling - the perfect tuberose for a tropical evening.
The top notes are delightful as they are unexpected, ginger rather than tuberose being the first thing I smell - I'm reminded of ginger beer. Quickly, the floral side emerges, ylang-ylang and a greenish jasmine, together with the defining "it" note that really sets this apart from other fragrances: sugar cane juice. The heart of the fragrance is an exquisite balance between the sugar cane note and the florals, the persistent ylang-ylang and jasmine being joined by a creamy, Fracas-esque tuberose in the heart ( this is certainly not a big tuberose, nor is the fragrance particularly dominated by the tuberose note, but it's the star as well as a team player ). Deep into the base, a coconuty benzoin note joins the softly fading florals, perhaps an infinitissimal drop of musk showing up, too.
This fragrance is a nice balance of contrasts, managing to be sweet but never cloying, strange but never discordant, and complex without any heaviness. It's unique among the tuberoses I've smelled in its transparency and cleanness, but it has more than adequate sillage and decent longevity on my skin.
This is the third of my (so far) only four choices for full-size bottles.
As chengfun said, Tubereuse Couture is sophisticated and elegant. A good choice for me when I want to smell professional and inoffensive towards people I don't know well.
I am very familiar with fresh calamansi (or kalamanzi) but I don't seem to smell it on its own in this fragrance. I smell as if I am just holding a sweet fresh-picked bouquet.
I wear it with soft hair and soft classic clothes.
Tuberose, and lots of it, tempered by an accompaning rubber aroma. Green jasmine shoots seem to be an accord that resembles a rather sharp and piercing version of jasmine. Added to that is a sugar cane accord, which adds to the sweetness. Not in the least bit subtle. Too "too" for me.