You need to try Lutens' Cedre. It has that complex, mentholated tuberose note blended with woody notes. This fragrance does not appeal to everyone. For some, I think the tuberose note is just too strange. But it is a very rich, warm, woody fragrance that works well in winter for me.
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Richard James Savile Row by Richard James (with a lil' bit of tobacco - crisp, starchy, dandy-fied stuff) Tuberose Criminelle by Serge Lutens (you have to like the smell of menthol to wear this one - it's quite unique and hard to get a bottle of too...but SO worth it)
There are a handful of others, but these two would be a good place to start.
Great tuberose with a little tobacco and suede. A very complex fragrance that evolves very nicely.
The scent grows richer, he knows he must be near
He finds a long passageway lit by chandelier
Each step he takes, the perfumes change
From familiar fragrance to flavours strange
A magnificent chamber meets his eye
I third Cedre. I honestly cannot see how some people call this one overpowering. It's slightly sweet and a bit intense, but I find the sillage is only moderate. Beauty is in the nose of the beholder, I suppose.
I think Cedre is a pleasant, mellow ambery-tuberose, but I feel it may be a bit overrated as a mens tuberose fragrance. It's certainly no less sweet than any tuberose soliflore, so why not go for the full deal? ( At least that's how I felt when I tried it before; I may feel different now. ) Personally, for ambery grape-pop tuberose - which I find Cedre to be - I find Dior's Poison more than adequate.
As Mike said, Tubereuse Criminelle is great, and it's my favorite tuberose. I smell wintergreen, tuberose, vanilla and musk, but mostly a big, gorgeous tuberose note. Some people can't stand the top note, though, so give it a try before you buy.
Carnal Flower is another great; a pure, green tuberose with jasmine, coconut and musk in the base. It's at the opposite end of the scale from Tubereuse Criminelle.
Many men are NOT comfortable wearing it, but Fracas is something you should at least try if you like tuberose. In the same vein, Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia is a gorgeous tuberose and gardenia fragrance - I know, right, who would have guessed! - that is purely floral but worth experiencing.
I regularly wear both Carnal Flower and Tubéreuse Criminelle, and would consider them two good (and very different) starting points for a man experimenting with tuberose. I concur with Galamb_Borong on Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia, too.
Definitely Carnal Flower....yeah, ofcourse it's a floral but I think most men should have no issues with that if you are comfortable wearing florals....besides the drydown is musky which should be fine for men who find the top far too feminine...
I think this fragrance could be called "Fracas pour Homme": XPEC Original
The XPEC Original fragrance concept:
XPEC Original was conceived as a fragrance of seductive and individual richness… with qualities of gravitas and power… bold, decisive and very masculine… yet underneath revealing all of the subtlety, sensitivity and charm of the classic English gentleman.
“Cedarwood, Oak Moss and Pepper gave me a very male character as a baseline. Ginger and Citrus I chose for their qualities of Mediterranean warmth. And, to soften and round these characteristics, I wanted to include Rose too since they are my favourite flowers.
Tuber Rose is less obviously feminine, and yet it has a mellow, sensual elegance. Thyme provides a contrast, a balance with the rose and to give an uplift, a feeling of excitement almost of hypnotic intoxication. This is what I felt that I wanted in this new man’s fragrance.
So I mapped out all the words I use to describe this perfume concept, and then placed by each word an essential oil; and presto! XPEC Original was born. This is my expertise – creating a perfumery concept a picture of a fragrance.”
A great Tuberose fragrance that I've come across is Green Oakmoss from American perfumer Liz Zorn.
Current Favorite Fragrances:
1.Rivertown Road Pour Homme, by Liz Zorn 2.Green Oakmoss by Liz Zorn 3.Winter Woods, by Sonoma Scent Studio 4.Parfum De Maroc by Mandy Aftel 5.Geranium Pour Monsieur by Dominique Ropion 6.What We Do In Paris Is Secret by Dominique Ropion 7.Vanillaville by Liz Zorn
Amouage - Tribute, Homage and OPUS VII Andy Tauer - Noontide Petals, Miriam and Loretta HdP - Veni, Vidi, Vici and Rosam, Ambrarem, Petroleum The Different Company - Oud Shamash, Oud for Love and Aurore Nomade Guerlain - Sous Le Vent, Angélique Noire, Bois d'Armenie, Cruel Gardenia, Rose Barbare
As already mentioned, Carnal Flower by Frederic Malle and Tubereuse Criminelle by Serge Lutens are both excellent choices. However, if you are open to it Fracas by Robert Piguet is a gorgeous buttery tuberose and pretty much the gold standard for tuberose fragrances. Private Collection: Tuberose Gardenia was also mentioned, but I consider it to be more of a gardenia than a tuberose.
Love the thyme in this. On the whole, it reminds me very much of the rare Crown Sandringham, but with tuberose in place of muguet. This is the only composition I've tried that has enough dark bitterness to counteract the buoyant heady richness of the tuberose.
Try Khateer ("Dangerous", EdP spray) from Swiss Arabian. It's for men, very masculine and with a strong tuberose note.
Other officially listed notes: amber, spices, sandalwood, agarwood and musk. I like it.