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    Default Twilly, Christine Nagel & thoughts on tuberose

    http://vancouversun.com/life/fashion...-scent-secrets

    stolen from Monsieur G's site.

    My daughter recently confessed that she didn't really know how to identify tuberose. That was remedied quickly enough, and I discovered that women of her age missed the last phase of tuberose, she loves it now. It follows that Christine Nagel was on the nose with Twilly d'Hermes.
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    Default Re: Twilly, Christine Nagel & thoughts on tuberose

    My elder daughter loves tuberose. I, on the other hand, not so much. Interesting read.
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    Default Re: Twilly, Christine Nagel & thoughts on tuberose

    Great article. I need to sniff this. Heavy on the ginger, light on the tuberose, and Aussie sandalwood is VERY cool.
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    Articles like that do give pause for thought, so much work goes into these things and I (and others) will dismiss them immediately without even bothering to take the time to smell them. Intend to change that.

    An actual tuberose bush in a rather chic Thai resort was my first encounter with the stuff, I was obsessed! I'd never smelled anything so...hypnotic, narcotic. I've never found a fragrance that comes close to capturing the magic of that bush, Diptyque candles came pretty close but they're not what they used to be, sadly.
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    Default Re: Twilly, Christine Nagel & thoughts on tuberose

    Thanks for the interesting article.

    Of course, Twilly is not the same tuberose, as, say, Fracas (not to mention Jardenia). It's a very polite thing, but on the plus side, as the article says, it's not sugary.

    I prefer Nagel in her more mischievous incarnations. Galop, for instance, has a touch of the rotten fruit notes that Nagel does so well.

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    I love the ripe fruit in 'Mauboussin', a Christine Nagel composition. Tuberose was the favourite perfume of Dorothy Parker, she loved the funeral house connotation, a truly twisted sister. Anastasia, if you saw it as a bush, it was probably a tropical Gardenia, as the flower of tuberose is a bulb. Of course you could have seen a planter box of bulbs in flower that would have looked like a bush. Yes, the fragrance is divine, either way. In New Zealand the flowering ginger is a noxious weed, I bought a house with a bank of it and there was a pavement that led up to a concrete bridge. I often used to stand on the bridge just inhaling the scent. I tried to kill them after flowering with their equally noxious agapanthus companions, but they survived and without a bulldozer I bet they're still there.
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    Default Re: Twilly, Christine Nagel & thoughts on tuberose

    Bal, I had no clue what it was so we asked the staff.

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    Default Re: Twilly, Christine Nagel & thoughts on tuberose

    Quote Originally Posted by Anastasia Beaverhausen View Post
    Bal, I had no clue what it was so we asked the staff.
    That would have been a heady clump of tuberose all right! No wonder it's unforgettable. My sister in law had a ten acre block north of the city and she grew a paddock of it, trouble was she didn't want to sell it to the flower markets.
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    Tuberose and I are not friends. I can only handle the Serge Lutens versions which have a real cough mixture thing going on.
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