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    Default Tubéreuse Criminelle or Carnal Flower

    On a quest for tuberose. Sort of narrowed it down to these two. Which do you prefer or do you like something else?
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    Tubereuse 3 by Histoires de Parfums

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    Default Re: Tubéreuse Criminelle or Carnal Flower

    both are very well made and i love both.

    it's a tough choice, but i'll go with Tubéreuse Criminelle, just slightly
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    Default Re: Tubéreuse Criminelle or Carnal Flower

    Carnal Flower
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    Default Re: Tubéreuse Criminelle or Carnal Flower

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Tubereuse 3 by Histoires de Parfums
    Both and this... my favourite tuberoses (add fleurs d'oranger)
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    Default Re: Tubéreuse Criminelle or Carnal Flower

    Carnal Flower is beautifully done but a bit too feminine for me to pull off IMO. Criminelle has a very interesting camphorous opening that I really like and tend to think would be more wearable (for me). So I think what I'm saying is that if I owned both I would wear Criminelle more but I think Carnal Flower is a better overall rendition of tuberose.

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    Default Re: Tubéreuse Criminelle or Carnal Flower

    Tough choice, both are excellent and deserve to be in a wardrobe. In the end, I choose Tub Cri because it is more striking, angular, and perhaps more masculine. Carnal Flower, as others were saying, is however a more realistic rendition of the flower.

    HdP Tubereuse 3 animale is also a good contender, but in a way it is the less tuberose-y of the group. It highlights the sweetish, decaying aspect of the flower, supported by the immortelle. So one needs to like immortelle. It is definitely the more masculine and because of the immortelle it lasts forever.

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    Default Re: Tubéreuse Criminelle or Carnal Flower

    Tubereuse Criminelle for me, but it's really not a difference in quality - I own a bottle of TC, but always have a decant of Carnal Flower around. To me they're artistic equals; both "five star" frags, it's just that the warmer, spicier, bolder Criminelle just suits me a lot more.

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    It's too hard. I think I'd have to flip a coin; I couldn't make the choice.

    But I'll also throw Mona di Orio's Tubereuse into the mix.

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    I own and enjoy Tubereuse Criminelle by Serge Lutens. The composition of which mirrors a phoenix, the tuberose, rising out of a flood of camphoraceous petrol, to reveal its dark and sensuous qualities, magically subduing those that care to inhale.

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    Default Re: Tubéreuse Criminelle or Carnal Flower

    Carnal Flower is far more beautiful to me. l respect TC, but on me, after that opening, it fades to a rather quiet, pretty floral. Whereas CF projects further & lasts much longer.
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    Try Parfumerie Generale Tubereuse Couture, too. I'm torn between it and Tubereuse Criminelle - they're very different from one another, and I can't decide which is my favorite.

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    Carnal Flower

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    Default Re: Tubéreuse Criminelle or Carnal Flower

    It has to be TC for me. More challenging, striking and distinctive.


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    Default Re: Tubéreuse Criminelle or Carnal Flower

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Tubereuse 3 by Histoires de Parfums
    This one!
    Of the two mentiones above, Carnal Flower would be my choice.

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    It's funny how we all perceive and remember scents differently. To me, Tubereuse Criminelle is exactly how I perceive a peak-of-ripeness tuberose flower in a room, sitting in a vase of water beside a window for the heat of the sun to get as much smell to radiate from the flower. It's striking to me and the "moth ball" smell is right on. I loved this perfume from first-sniff. Sugandaraja mentions Expressionism vs Photorealism and to me Tubereuse Criminelle is a photo with the saturation adjusted to be greater while Carnal Flower requires my mind to "squint its eyes" to get the tuberose and I wonder if I am the opposite of everyone else.

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    Default Re: Tubéreuse Criminelle or Carnal Flower

    After the tremendous opening, Tubereuse Criminelle may feel a little quiet. Carnal Flower has a stronger presence and needs a lighter touch on the trigger. Another option I'd consider is By Kilian Beyond Love.

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    Default Re: Tubéreuse Criminelle or Carnal Flower

    I couldn't decide among Tubéreuse Criminelle, Carnal Flower, Tubéreuse 3 or even Tubéreuse Couture, but then again, I'm a sucker for tuberose...
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    Default Re: Tubéreuse Criminelle or Carnal Flower

    Both are great

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    Tubereuse Criminelle

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    Default Re: Tubéreuse Criminelle or Carnal Flower

    Food for thought: as a long-time lover of Tubereuse Criminelle ( and a mourner of its export reformulation ) I will say that it has been amped up in volume some in its latest form. The buzz of the top lasts longer.

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    Default Re: Tubéreuse Criminelle or Carnal Flower

    Carnal flower is winning by a nose. I sampled both today and have a preference but since I started this thread I will not vote.
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    Default Re: Tubéreuse Criminelle or Carnal Flower

    I can't stand Carnal Flower on myself. Love it on wifey. Shes on her second 100ml bottle.

    I love Tubereuse Criminelle on myself (and wifey too).

    I voted CF because its easier to wear.

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