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    Default How many of you out there like tuberose?

    I am trying L'Artisan Tuberose and I am finding I really like it.

    I have a sample of Carnal Flower coming in from Perfumed Court. How does that compare?
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    Default Re: How many of you out there like tuberose?

    Tell us about your experience with L'Artisan Tuberose...in other words, how about a brief review? Thanks.
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    I really like tuberose, but, unlike rose, I'm not sure if I can wear scents with prominent notes of it. I'm curious as to how Carnal Flower smells on skin as I've only smelled it on a scented card I received from Malle. It did seem quite awesome in that form though.

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    I can't say I know what tuberose smells like. Any descriptions?

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    Default Re: How many of you out there like tuberose?

    I like Fracas but don't think I could wear it without "butching it up" with something else.
    How do you describe tuberose? hmmm...I'd say that it's not much like a rose, more like an animalic gardenia.
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    I like tuberose too. Tubereuse Criminelle is my favourite tuberose fragrance.

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    I also cannot wear anything with a powerful floral note in it. I just think it smells too feminine for my liking.
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    I used to wear Michael, and have always loved Poeme, though I don't want to wear either right now. I'm actually looking for a more complex tuberose. Carnal Flower and Through the Lookingglass are high on my wishlist of scents to try!
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    I really dig the tuberose in SL's Un Cedre..

    I can't speak about other tuberose fragrances..but I find the tuberose in this one to be very lush, sticky, gooey, slightly feral. It comes off as a thick, sweet, syrupy floral... It's hard to tell if the nature of the tuberose in Un Cedre has more to do with the note or the traditional indulent SL's handling of it!

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    Default Re: How many of you out there like tuberose?

    Quote Originally Posted by lookingglass View Post
    I used to wear Michael, and have always loved Poeme, though I don't want to wear either right now. I'm actually looking for a more complex tuberose. Carnal Flower and Through the Lookingglass are high on my wishlist of scents to try!
    Miller Harris Noix de Tubereuse is a complex oriental featuring a tuberose note. To read more of my thoughts about this and other tuberose scents click here.

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    Default Re: How many of you out there like tuberose?

    Florals are my favourite category, tuberose is no exception. But as NearFantastica mentioned; most tuberose scent are the sticky goey, overly sweet types that I don't usually go for...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sloan_8013 View Post
    Miller Harris Noix de Tubereuse is a complex oriental featuring a tuberose note. To read more of my thoughts about this and other tuberose scents click here.
    I had a sample in my shopping cart at Luckyscent last week and thought, "aw...you don't need that one". Yeesh. Next time! Thanks for the push forward!
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    Default Re: How many of you out there like tuberose?

    You may also want to sample Richard James!

    Very complex and well balanced. Great sillage and longevity too.

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    Default Re: How many of you out there like tuberose?

    Here's one for you guys. If you want a floral containing tuberose and lots of other interesting notes that is openly marketed for both men and women:

    Etro Royal Pavilion
    Rose, Iris, Gardenia, Jasmine, Ylang-ylang, Mimosa, Violet, Tuberose, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Musk, Castoreum

    The balance and blending of this scent make it frankly floral, but in spite of all the notes that we think of as "feminine" (but which also turn up here and there in all kinds of "masculine" scents), on a man it doesn't smell overly sweet. I don't know how they did it, but while most "men's" fragrances only include one or two of the florals tucked surreptitiously into the middle notes, Etro achieves a strange effect by piling up all of the usual floral suspects in one shared fragrance that works on both sexes.

    Of course, if you're dead set against florals for guys, don't go near it. I'll bet if you're open-minded enough to give it a try though, you'll like it — if you can find it...
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    Default Re: How many of you out there like tuberose?

    I like the smell of tuberose, but it makes all the "feminine smell" bells ring in my head. I read Turin's comment somewhere that Diptyque's Do Son was smoke and tuberose and I thought great, maybe it's one I can like and wear. But no go. It's a rotten thing, but it's a smell I love and love on women. Therefore my next girlfriend will wear Do Son, but I don't think I will.

    That said, I've read that Floris Elite is a men's scent that uses tuberose. I own a bottle and a back up of it because the stuff is flat out eighties elegant glory. I can't pick out the tuberose in it, but the scent is great and the copy says it has tuberose. What can I say, but I wear the stuff and the feminine smell bells don't go off.
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    Default Re: How many of you out there like tuberose?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bromo33333 View Post
    I am trying L'Artisan Tuberose and I am finding I really like it.

    I have a sample of Carnal Flower coming in from Perfumed Court. How does that compare?
    Ruggles got a bottle of the L'Artisan Tuberose and let me smell some - I can't say I liked it...I found it interesting and yes it has that oily, green feel that certain floral notes achieve. But overall I can't say I would buy it myself. In addition, I gave Ruggles my sample of Carnal Flower by Malle. I really liked the tuberose in it, but the coconut combination felt too uncomfortable to me. I'm not sure why?

    A tuberose that I instantly loved and that also shows it floral and femininity LOUD and PROUD is Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia by Estee Lauder. Incredibly fresh, yet indolic - it manages to capture certain elements of sniffing an actual gardenia or tuberose on the vine very realistically. I have a gardenia plant in my front yard and PCTG is the real deal. The trick with this one is applying no more than 1-2 sprays.
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    I'm also a big of the Tuberose in Cedre - it's this glowing mentholated flower smell that is a great balance to the musk and woods. Unfortunately I don't know what Tuberose smells like on it's own!
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    Default Re: How many of you out there like tuberose?

    Tuberose...the most opulent flower, I haven't reached the level to appreciate beauty of tuberose (I am still at Vetiver's level))

    Fracas - too loud and vulgar
    Smelling my wrist with Carnal Flower on it - like a flower shop in Liberty. Must try
    Tubereuse Criminelle - I liked this one from the wax sample.
    Estee Lauder Tuberose Gardenia - rather nice, not overly sweet
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    Default Re: How many of you out there like tuberose?

    Tuberose? Ugh.

    Too floral, too cloying - too TOO. There aren't many notes that I just can't suffer (blatant food notes being another), but tuberose is at the top of my no-go list. Just can't find a place for it. But on women, well, that's a different story...
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    Very tropical, very lush, very sensual -- love it.
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    Default Re: How many of you out there like tuberose?

    I love tuberose and there are a few that are quite wearable for a man (well, not necessarily recommendable for the office), because they aren't too buttery-creamy-sweet (like many tuberose scents are).
    The above-mentioned Carnal Flower and Tubereuse Criminelle are great choices; another one I'd like to add tot he list is Beyond Love from the By Kilian line. It starts heavy and luscious with a green edge, then the tonka and musk notes come to the surface and turn it into a powdery, almost woody fragrance.
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    Default Re: How many of you out there like tuberose?

    BANDIT is one of my faves. There is a tuberose note in it but it doesn't come across a floral to me. I think the leather and oakmoss are what make it masculine enough for my tastes, but there is definitely that...pungent/exciting? tuberose quality.
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    Default Re: How many of you out there like tuberose?

    Quote Originally Posted by argogos View Post
    BANDIT is one of my faves. There is a tuberose note in it but it doesn't come across a floral to me. I think the leather and oakmoss are what make it masculine enough for my tastes, but there is definitely that...pungent/exciting? tuberose quality.
    Honestly, I can't say I smell tuberose in Bandit at all. If it's there, it is buried under a ton of leather (to my nose). I love Bandit and I can't wait to smell the parfum, but I don't think of tuberose when I think of Bandit. I think of dominatrixes and cigarettes.
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    Default Re: How many of you out there like tuberose?

    I recently received 5 samples from L'Artisan (free but for shipping- check their website!) and tuberose was the one that really blew me away. It was pure, pungent greenhouse- and soaking wet. Despite the tagline "Fit for a diva," I found this fragrance very gender neutral, and far more jungle than ballroom.

    It is definitely a "reality" scent, w/o much development, which is interesting to me because, unlike rose or lavender, I don't think most people have a clear emotional association with this scent. It doesn't really tell you how to feel about it.

    I hope he doesn't mind my quoting him, but the comment below was posted by Ruggles on another thread, and its one of the most inspiring things I've read on Basenotes. I think it pertinent:

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    Gender is a man made illusion. We are not "gangstas", "ho's" or "yuppies", we are all unique creations. So celebrate that and you'll be fine. I'm a 6 foot tall, athletic guy who likes tuberose. Flaunt it!

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    Default Re: How many of you out there like tuberose?

    I enjoy tuberose in both mens and women's scents.
    Washington Tremlett's Black Tie is an excellent example.

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    Default Re: How many of you out there like tuberose?

    Yesterday I went by a shop with Miller Harris, Diptyque, and L'Artisan. I smelled the tuberose scent in each line, and I like Miller Harris's best by far. Drydown is heavy thick leather. Easy for a man to wear this one, but the opening is a bit candy-ish. Wow, the drydown is crazy leather though. I dig.

    Do Son is next of my likes, it's airy and smokey, but a little to far away smelling. Too "aura." I'm not into L'Artisan's example, although Sailhorn is right, it's the greenest, at least of these three. A little sickly sweet too, to my nose. Strong though, and it smells like tuberose and sweetened apple juice. Not apple cider, but apple juice.

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    Default Re: How many of you out there like tuberose?

    I don't like tuberose, but can stomach it in some scents if it's well blended.

    What I really can't stand is tuberose's usual teammate: gardenia.
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    Default Re: How many of you out there like tuberose?

    I bought a bunch of white flowers for my house, for a party last weekend. When I brought them home, trimmed them and placed them in water I soon realized that I had just purchased fresh tuberose flowers.

    If you all have never smelled a fresh cut tuberose flower, it is simply fantastic. So very indolic, it really had a oily animalic note bordering on that 'rubber' note many have mentioned. Smelled from afar (when the flowers were in the living room and I was standing in the kitchen) the smell was sensual and very intoxicating. Smelled up close, it became so animalic almost bordering on claustrophobic.

    This has given me an entirely new perspective on enjoying the tuberose note. I might even wear my sample of Richard James tomorrow, that I've been saving.

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    i love tuberose on my wife and all the white indolic flowers in general. haven't considered wearing one myself, but i do buy them fresh to smell up my apartment. she recently got a sample of nasomatto's narcotic venus and it definitely has a narcotic effect on me!

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