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    Me three, so happy to see this up and running again! I saw a bit of jujy's thoughts on Virginale but am really dying to see what she'll think of the others!

    USPS caused me panic with the Goutals, too cn. Was right there with you!
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    Good evening, everyone.

    Wow. There is more to tuberose than Fracas and Uncle Serge's over-the-top Tubereuse Criminelle. Enter HDP.

    As Perfumed Lady noted, I did give Virginale a mention in Synchronized Fridays. Wearing it again tonight on my left forearm, also having a second wear of Capricieuese on L inner arm and Animale on R inner arm. At arm's length, the meld is intoxiating, with Virginale giving wat to her more forthright experienced sisters.

    So, Virginale: green, as in inexperienced, unspoiled, yet to be despoiled, and green as in the green parts of plants, stems and leaves. This strikes me as tuberose without her frequent chaperones, gardenia and jasmine. I don't get the full out camphorous smell of Luten's Tubereuse Criminelle, though I do get just enough of a cool rush at the beginning to temper the sweetness that follows, further tempered by stem and leafy greenness. I have never smelld an actual tuberose blossom—I have both gardenia and jasmine—and I wonder if this comes close to the smell of the blossom. As it dries down, a little inky rubber slips through, Overall, this is an innocent but notuncomplcated floral.

    Capricieuse: I don't catch caprice, unless one considers its etymological relative, the goat, for this has a certain gaminess to it. I find it more animalic than Animale in fact. First impression is plastic doll head all right. Later, leather, saddle leather, a saddle that has been sat upon, maybe by Lady Godiva(oh, naughty me!). It is nearly that naughty, but—and here is the caprice—for all its bodily unwashed underwear suggestion, it has just enough artifice to suggest the winking eye of a Fragonard damsel. A tease, but an up-close tease. This is a skin scent I could get used to.

    Animale hit me right off the bat with ineffable nostalgia, which is to say it took me back to being a little kid, and my mom's dresser tray. After a little thought and daubing some vintage Fabergé Flambeau, I connected it to whatever that distinctive 1960s and 70s Fabergé accord contained, cinnamon amongst other things. Tuberose, pipe tobacco and cinnamon, comforting domesticated sensuality. When I hold up both inner arms and inhale Animale and Capricieuse together, I am somehow reminded of vintage Miss Dior. I did a quick sniff of Miss D, and feel that cumin and tuberose are the unifying elements.

    Taken together, I understand tuberose anew. I have had trouble distinguishing it from gardenia in the past, and now feel I can identify tuberose by its contradictory nature, cool and warm, buttery and astringent, too much and elusive all at once.

    Do I pass this on? Virginale is spent (I should probably rephrase that!), there is a generous amount of the other two.

    Thank you for this wonderful sample pass!

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    Update: I wrote my impressions before reading others'; just want to add that, yes, there is iris in Capricieuse. I wore Iris Ganache this morning in memory of my dad on the one year anniversary of his passing, and they are very similar irises, earthy and close to the skin.
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    Thank you for impressions, jujy! It appears that of the three you liked Animale the best? I agree with you that most of the time tuberose is accompanied by jasmine, gardenia, orange blossom and other white flowers, but these three are quite something different. I also thrilled to see that Virginale got the "unspoiled" associations from you as I feel the same way.

    I think the best course of action probably would be for samples to be mailed back to me and I will replenish everything that is getting low.

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    Will do, WF!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitefluffy View Post
    Yay! I am so happy that samples showed up and this thread is revived. My deepest sympathy to CN and her stressful dealings with USPS. But all is well that ends well, it will take a lot to stop a tuberose pass.
    Quote Originally Posted by PerfumedLady View Post
    Me three, so happy to see this up and running again! ... USPS caused me panic with the Goutals, too cn. Was right there with you!
    Thank you again for being so understanding, WF, and thank you for your commiseration, PL! I feel awful that this pass got so behind schedule. The mail service has gotten so bad, I often try to mail from a different city, in the hopes of avoiding the bad service at the local office and the sorting center a few zip codes away. I tried to do that with this package, and I actually stopped at four different PO’s on my way home over the course of a few days. The USPS website is woefully out of date and inaccurate regarding hours and available services, and every single office I checked was either locked up entirely after hours, did not have the self service kiosk, or had a broken kiosk, despite what the website reported. It was so ridiculous that I finally gave up and did a “click and ship” label online and dropped it in a mail receptacle; apparently, that was not such a great idea.

    Quote Originally Posted by jujy54 View Post
    Capricieuse: I don't catch caprice, unless one considers its etymological relative, the goat, for this has a certain gaminess to it.
    Oh, I like your link to goats for Capricieuse, Jujy! I didn’t get anything gamey, but it did remind me of a soft kid leather glove.

    Quote Originally Posted by jujy54 View Post
    Do I pass this on? Virginale is spent (I should probably rephrase that!), there is a generous amount of the other two.
    That is so strange… When I received the samples, the level of Virginale was just slightly lower than the other two, and I sent them off in similar condition, after having used only one small dab from each. It did not appear to be leaking, and I’m sure Jujy didn’t go Jean-Nate-on-a- hot-summer- day-in-1970 with it, so I wonder if the mail misadventure was part of the problem. From Jujy’s post, I had assumed that the package arrived in good condition, but now I am worried again! I also included a fabric pouch with 4 or 5 1ml vials for you, Jujy-- I hope those were received intact, and full…

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    Just a quick pop in to let everyone know that tuberoses were mailed to lovely RHM.

    CN It must be the post office responsible for emptying Virginale. Things like that are bound to happen when we ship so many things on Basenotes, especially if it's a part of the sample pass. I remember each time when I had to pass samples along, I would hold my breath, worrying that something might happen on route...because it can. It was no problem at all to refill Virginale, it's not like it's something rare and discontinued (And that was the ulterior motive behind this pass, to keep it from becoming rare and discontinued ).

    It's just too bad that you had to suffer so much from your local post office, I remember your stories with Goutals and open (sampled) bottle of Amethyst. Maybe you need to take there some white sage sticks, smoke the place up, and sing few chants to clear that place from irresponsible post office spirits .
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    I am on the lookout for this package & will let everyone know when it arrives.
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    After getting over the holiday crazies & back to the board I finally realized how much I've been out of touch with our pass!! My apologies to our wonderful host, Whitefluffy, & the other participants! After getting my decants I have fallen totally in love with Animale. The decant is gone & I'm officially in mourning until I can snag another. Maybe it's FB time!


    Quote Originally Posted by cestrum nocturnum View Post

    I am truly an Animale lover! It was definitely love at first sniff with Animale. The tuberose became apparent more quickly than with the other two, a lovely, green iteration of the flower. Despite the name, the civet note was woven in lightly, and married nicely with a soapy clean element too. Some powdery notes and the slightest bit of leather rounded out the scent further. It grew sweet and balmy but never became cloying or sticky. The civet note strengthened a bit and a cool, sharp note emerged that I later realized as the “plum” in the fragrance. (I don’t know why this sort of plum always escapes me and at best I sense the coolness/sharpness!) Some wonderful dry grassy herbs, and tobacco made a lovely appearance. Buttery, exotic white flowers (tuberose, ginger flower, jasmine?) and leather were amplified a bit. As it evolved, something light, familiar and delightful struck me and I could not place it immediately, but then recalled reading earlier that immortelle was one of the notes, so perhaps this was the source of my pleasure. The fragrance maintained a very classical, old fashioned feel throughout and the dry down was just as beautiful as the opening and heart; it carried a dry, spicy tobacco, “clean” civet, and warm, amber inflected creamy tuberose until the very end.

    This is definitely my favorite of the bunch, and it is moving to the top of my buy list. ....It is really, really delish.
    It really is gorgeous, CN, & I go on record that I love a tuberose scent!


    Quote Originally Posted by jujy54 View Post
    Animale hit me right off the bat with ineffable nostalgia, which is to say it took me back to being a little kid, and my mom's dresser tray. After a little thought and daubing some vintage Fabergé Flambeau, I connected it to whatever that distinctive 1960s and 70s Fabergé accord contained, cinnamon amongst other things. Tuberose, pipe tobacco and cinnamon, comforting domesticated sensuality.

    Jujy54, your review of Animale sure struck a cord with me! I knew it reminded me of something. My sister adored Faberge back in the day & a gift set of the "famous trio" was a standard Christmas gift from me for a few years. Her favorite was Tigress, but the Flambeau was intoxicating to me! Maybe there was something there that connected with me. Good memories either way & thanks for a bit of nostalgia.

    Looking forward to RHM getting the sniffs!

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    Hello Whitefluffy and all:-) ,
    i had an opportunity to swap my Fracas for Histories Tuberoses, and i chose 1 and 3:-) that i smelled very quickly once from the paper, but before deciding which to choose i read your descriptions:-) , but must say my quick impressions did not change now after wearing it

    Tuberose 1 is simple scent, very feminine, easy to wear and likable! it opens up similar to Iris silver mist, or even more similar to Impossible Iris, but more opulent then Impos. Iris, the sweetness comes from tuberose of course , not from fruit, but this is how it is done , its under control, its not like Fracas, to me this is Iris with tuberose:-) and now about Iris

    iris is not powdery at all i would never describe this scent as powdery , its like proper vegetale iris from iris silver mist, and not iris like you find in Chanels (no 22 which is so synthetic powdery compared to this, Cuir de Russie-powdery iris too etc) or like powdery Insolence edp,

    and on to so much mentioned leather, it is not so prominent at all, only after 4.5 hours of wearing it the scent becomes a bit weird:-) bitter green, leathery and powdery too!, not my favourite, and this is now second Histories scent where i find that late drydown is somehow skinny:-) not so nice as it was in the beginning, like it changes for worse.....through first 2 stages smells natural, feminine and in this 3rd stage becomes more masculine and generic ( this is exactly how Rosam played on my hand yesterday)
    In stage 1 i am totally impressed.

    I come back with Tuberose 3 which again in the opening smells so yummie a bit like bubble gum, something sweet childish hehe....

    Overall i am so positively surprised by Histories scents....if this tuberose 3 changes to worse after 4.5 hours hm:-) .......to fix that i am thinking the price of the scent would need to go up? Because so far i thought their prices are the best among niche and they really offer great value! 1740 had better drydown then the opening, hm so maybe money is not an issue.
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    Hi, iivanita!

    Thanks for droping by and sharing with us your impressions. You are right, Capricieuse is more like iris, and then tuberose. Too bad the drydown didn't work for you. Maybe try it again some other day? I noticed that some days, some scents smell different, especially tuberose ones on me.

    Please do tell us what do you think of Animale!

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    Oh yes of course i will wear it few more times, have 5 ml of it to use:-) , overall i like it, but maybe the opening and the middle were too good and i wanted them to last forever, i was wondering what leather you all mention, because i sniffed it quickly from paper and liked it very much! And did not smell any leather:-)

    And about the change of feeling toward some scents, happens quite often recently haha, but Tuberose 1, i loved it, i did not emphasise it.:-)

    I would like to see this kind of analysis of scents on so many more perfumes, great thread!

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    Every time I tried to hop on the site, it went all wonky on me. I have the package & have tried Virginale, so far.

    This pass was going to be a challenge for me, as tuberose is not a note I "love". My mom & my sister wear it beautifully but I'm more of a woods & resins kind o' gal.

    Virginale began as a sweet soda pop scent, a bit like 7-Up. It was sweet, fruity then a pale floral & it disappeared within an hour. My 15 year old would probably love it but it's not for me.

    Interesting, isn't it, how the same scent reacts on different skin.

    I'll try another & report back to the thread. Hope all the glitches get worked out.

    BTW, who is to get these lovelies next?
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    Hi RHM, I think it's me next--I'll PM you my address (though of course no rush--take your time with these). Though everyone's awesome, thorough, and across-the-board interesting reactions have me anxious about sniffing and contributing my two cents--my nose is not up to the level of all of yours, for sure :-)

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    Tuberose 3

    thats my kind of gal she is fat, delicious, gourmand, have you ever tried Don Corleone from Mr Durbana(profumo.it)?

    that is beautiful vanilla, tuberose, tobacco smell, that smells like smoked ham!! and HdP Tuberose 3 reminded me a lot of that scent and that smoked ham feeling you get when you mix tuberose with something smoky and sweet . This is not the only thing they share...unfortunately that lovely scent i like lasts for only about 2 hours, maybe 3 and then goes to skin scent!

    Tuberose 3 unlike Tuberose 1 has beautiful drydown, it is warm everlasting flower sweetened by something like creamy vanilla, its not projecting, stays close to the skin
    the opening is a blast of tobacco and sweet fruits from the top and tuberose, that is gourmand, opulent, and satisfying sweetnes, that reminds me a bit of Sacrebleu complexity, ....the tobacco note gives it special twist and makes my mouth water

    i can imagine this perfume beeing worn on much hotter days then winter i love it! and could consider buying it! because i loved Don Corleone very much,and thought of why noone makes something like that, and with Tuberose 3 i get a little bit more of longevity and projection, then with 100% all natural perfume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quixoticcynic View Post
    Hi RHM, I think it's me next--I'll PM you my address (though of course no rush--take your time with these). Though everyone's awesome, thorough, and across-the-board interesting reactions have me anxious about sniffing and contributing my two cents--my nose is not up to the level of all of yours, for sure :-)
    Hi, quixoticcynic. Thanks for your patience and for sticking around. Please don't feel intimidated, this is not creative writing project (though something tells me you are familiar with those ) and most of us don't have very good noses either. I usually get away with describing how perfume makes me feel, to me it's all about feeling and emotions. I rarely care about perfume's exact composition - rose, tuberose, etc. Just share with us whatever you'd like, be it one word, one sentence, or one paragraph, whatever you feel comfortable to express. These passes benefit from different points of view greatly and it's all about having fun . I do hope you will have fun with these.
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    RHM, your girl is exactly who I thought of when I tried Virginale! She likes them sweeter than I do but I see she does have some wonderful taste, from others you've mentioned her liking.

    iivanita, I wonder if you'll find Capriceuse more complex after more wearings, I know I certainly have. That suede is so prominent, much more so than I initially thought before I bought a bottle. Loved reading about your Animale adventure!

    Just have fun with this, quixoticcynic! As Whitefluffy noted, you need not be an experienced sniffer to add insight and all opinions are valid. And if you'd like to become an excellent sniffer, sampling groups will get you there! I'm really looking forward to your thoughts; I always enjoy fresh noses. Newer sniffers add life to the party if you ask me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RHM View Post
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    This pass was going to be a challenge for me, as tuberose is not a note I "love". My mom & my sister wear it beautifully but I'm more of a woods & resins kind o' gal.
    Join the crowd, RHM! I was always a "tuberose-phobe" until I tried these scents.They were the perfect gateway for me to make my peace with the note, as they present with a light touch rather than a dominance of tuberose. I'll be very interested to read about your experiences with the other two!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quixoticcynic View Post
    Though everyone's awesome, thorough, and across-the-board interesting reactions have me anxious about sniffing and contributing my two cents--my nose is not up to the level of all of yours, for sure :-)
    "Fake it til ya make it", quixoticcynic! I still do! Seriously though, this is for fun, education & sharing, not professional reviews. Just focus on enjoying on the scents & write about what you think about them. There is no right or wrong & no one is here to judge you. Welcome aboard!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iivanita View Post
    Tuberose 3
    thats my kind of gal she is fat, delicious, gourmand, have you ever tried Don Corleone from Mr Durbana(profumo.it)?
    My favorite of the three, Ivanita! And it does work quite well in warmer weather. I live in Florida & it's never cold here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PerfumedLady View Post
    RHM, your girl is exactly who I thought of when I tried Virginale! She likes them sweeter than I do but I see she does have some wonderful taste, from others you've mentioned her liking.
    You are absolutely correct. I want to have Sofie try Virginale this weekend. The girl has not been feeling 100% & it messes with her nose.

    I'm going to try the next one this weekend. Dear quixotoccynic, I got your pm. Thanks!
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    This pass has not changes the way I react to tuberose. It was worth a try but all in all they were just "wrong" on my skin. I didn't care for any of them.
    Tuberose turns into a plastic petroleum odor on my skin. I'm not going to go into the details but this was my post on SOTD yesterday:
    "Shortly after applying Capricieuse, my daughter asked: "Did you put on some perfume or something 'cause I have to say you don't smell so good. Smells like a giant tuberose & not in a good way!"

    (For you basenotes old timers, I shared Sofie learning to ride a 2 wheeler back in 2005. Now, she critiques my perfumes and nails them.)

    "Yes, honey," I said. "It's a tuberose."

    "Mom, you know you can't wear tuberose. It's a scrubber!"

    So, Capricieuse was removed with Tide and I settled into a lovely skankfest of original TDC Rose Poivree. Mmmmm, much better."

    Time to move on.....I'll send the 3 Weird Sisters on to Q.
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    Oh it's too bad the HdP tuberoses didn't work for you RHM. It sounds like tuberose doesn't agree with your skin, no matter the concentration. But at least, I hope, it was an educational experience for you. Thank you for being part of this pass.

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    Ooooo! Only one more person before me!

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    Hello all—I received the samples yesterday (thanks RHM!!) and am testing them all out tonight (and I. smell. awesome.) Dammit, I was hoping not to like any of these, since Tuberose generally doesn’t ‘work’ on me, though I love the scent in theory (and in a number of more expensive forms than the merely theoretical, like Diptyque candles, etc. ☺ I do love Tubereuse Criminelle, a fact I just re-discovered a week ago, so this pass is reaching me at an ideal time (though very, very much not an ideal time for my bank account…more perfumes to lust after), but that one is soo weird, so I was curious about these but had my doubts. Sadly(/awesomely), I really enjoy all three, though I don’t get much tuberose from any of them.

    Capricieuse—I was most curious about this iteration, as iris/leather is right up my alley. The green opening, which quickly settled into something almost plush (ylang?), was great, but about 20 minutes in I got what I think must be the ‘kingerdarten paste’ scent described by others earlier. The paste/dough element has been a problem for me in other iris/suede scents, most disappointingly Anne Gerard’s Cuir de Nacre and (half the time) Traverse du Bosphore. So I was ready to write-off Capricieuse, but then, changeable lady that she is, the scent settled into something a bit creamier and very nice (maybe the tuberose re-asserted itself?). At this point, though, I think I can live without a decant (although earlier comments about more leather coming out when spraying it do pique my interest…).

    Virginale—Great, yummy fruity-floral. It stays very sweet on me throughout, and dries down to resemble Juliette has a Gun’s Vengeance Extreme on me. (I was having trouble figuring out what it reminded me of, but I knew I’d sampled it recently. It seems so random, one being tuberose and the other being rose, but I guess my skin does weird, sweetening things to patchouli when it’s with a big floral/fruit combo.) In any case, it’s swell, though I agree with everyone else that “virginal” is an odd name for this bubbly, party-girl ‘fume. I think I would have loved this perfume in high school (where I was the mousiest girl imaginable, but rocked Gucci Rush and Chanel Chance [guilty apologies for the latter]).

    Animale—Holy hell, this smells amazing!! Spices and yumminess and Christmas morning, all wrapped up in a…seriously, is there tuberose in this? I’m still missing it, but I’m loving what I’m getting (and I usually HATE immortel, so…my love for this is doubly perverse). It’s also the ultimate comfort scent, and since I have a cold (that’s miraculously left my ability to smell almost untouched), this is just perfect. It reminds me a bit of a much mellower (and, to my nose, better) PG Un Crime Exotique. And I think I want a mini…☺

    Thank you SO MUCH for this pass, Whitefluffy, it’s been amazing for me, and thanks to everyone else for all the awesome responses, which have been fun to read (and learn from). Lucasai, they’re headed to you (with a few extra samples, as we discussed ☺) tomorrow!

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    Great impressions, quixoticcynic! I'm also not the biggest tuberose fan & agree that these aren't heavy on the note. Maybe that's why I liked them too! I've really grown to love my decant of Animale. May need to go for a FB soon.

    Looks like you did it again, Whitefluffy!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quixoticcynic View Post
    Capricieuse—I was most curious about this iteration, as iris/leather is right up my alley.
    Well, quixoticcynic, you are right up our alley! Thanks for doing such great job and I am thrilled that you enjoyed yourself. So one more vote for Animale, heh ? I remember Gucci Rush, it was from hate to love for me, and it is quite loud! You really should post more - join us on the SOTD thread I know it will be lots of fun!

    Genie Jeanie, looks like you were right! And thanks so much for chiming in and following up, it's much appreciated!

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    Thanks Genie Jeanie, and thanks so much for your kind words, Whitefluffy!! I'll definitely start posting more...try to more permanently de-lurk myself, and posting on the SOTD thread sounds like a great way to start! Lucasai-I didn't manage to get the samples out today, but Monday for sure. Also as an update, I'm already getting a small decant of Capricieuse, via a MUA swap :0 So thanks for the enabling!!! :-)

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    Thanks Genie Jeanie, and thanks so much for your kind words, Whitefluffy!! I'll definitely start posting more...try to more permanently de-lurk myself, and posting on the SOTD thread sounds like a great way to start! Lucasai-I didn't manage to get the samples out today, but Monday for sure. Also as an update, I'm already getting a small decant of Capricieuse, via a MUA swap :0 So thanks for the enabling!!! :-)
    No need to hurry, I'll wait as long as it's necessary.

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    Thank you so much for this pass. Although it did not change they way my skin reacts to certain notes, it was a pleasure to try something new (& something I normally would not touch) with so little expenditure.

    Everyone has been so gracious during this & the Annick Goutal pass arounds.

    Thank you for including me!!!

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    I got the Tuberoses today!

    Will start with Capricieuse tomorrow

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    I got the Tuberoses today!

    Will start with Capricieuse tomorrow
    Yay! I am so glad they made safely to you. Can't wait to hear what you have to say about these!

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    Basenotes didn't want to let me in until now... sheesh.

    Tubereuse 1 Capricieuse was first in Histoires de Parfums Tuberose Trilogy for me to try. In the very beginning is smelled of very delicate suede. It was kind of creamy, there was something a little bit waxy (candle-like) to it. After a few minutes tuberose joined in and Capricieuse became more crispy, floral, wish a fresher edge. From the very beginning there was a lot of powdery sensation in this perfume and I liked it. When tuberose calmed down the smell reminded me of Kiss My Name by Ramon Monegal. Pretty and happy. Iris was surprisingly warm in Capricieuse, slightly floral and powdery. It made the powder sensation last for a long time. And I didn't notice much saffron, only some delicate hints of spicy notes. What I got and what is not listed in the notes was apricot and I think I smelled some osmanthus as well. And ylang-ylang too. The white floral phase was fresh, clean, without any special surprises. Capricieuse is really well-behaved and it lasted the whole day on my skin. I enjoyed it. Maybe I'm not in love with it and in my opinion it veers towards feminine side of perfume counter.

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