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    Default The Trouble with Tuberose

    Suzy Nightingale spends a week with tuberose despite her finding the note akin to being shot through the head with a silver bullet. Will she be turned by tuberose?

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    It took some time for me to appreciate tuberose. I found it rather noxious for years. As I began to take perfume [somewhat] seriously I have learned to enjoy it - at times love it. It can be very overpowering to me, in some perfumes. I just tried By Kilian's Beyond Love yesterday. I found it has one of the best uses of tuberose I've sampled, in recent months. So, it can be done - creating a scent with the mighty "tubey", as not to knock one over with its aggressive nature.
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    lnteresting article Suzy, but you really need to try Carnal Flower!
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    Tuberose and I simply don't seem to get along, at least a strong tuberose.
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    Somehow I got along fine with tuberose since Day 1.

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    I can see how tuberose might be an acquired taste, though - like Diamondflame - I cottoned to it from the start. There are so many iterations to try, and one of them could be the "gateway fragrance" that opens up appreciation for the others.

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    Fun read, but, where's Lutens? Tubereuse Criminelle socks you upside the head with Pepto-Bismol, then settles into luxury.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jujy54 View Post
    Fun read, but, where's Lutens? Tubereuse Criminelle socks you upside the head with Pepto-Bismol, then settles into luxury.
    I absolutely love, that statement.
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    I like tuberose. It can be too much sometimes in some compositions, but it’s a strong, exciting note, and tuberose fragrances can be memorable. A lot can still be done, I think, with masculine tuberoses, using it slightly muted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HouseOfPhlegethon View Post
    It took some time for me to appreciate tuberose. I found it rather noxious for years. As I began to take perfume [somewhat] seriously I have learned to enjoy it - at times love it. It can be very overpowering to me, in some perfumes. I just tried By Kilian's Beyond Love yesterday. I found it has one of the best uses of tuberose I've sampled, in recent months. So, it can be done - creating a scent with the mighty "tubey", as not to knock one over with its aggressive nature.
    Yes, I so hoped it would work for me. I take perfume very seriously, and tuberose was the only note I really found myself staying away from, so wanted to challenge myself properly. I’m so happy Beyond Love works for you, though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by teardrop View Post
    lnteresting article Suzy, but you really need to try Carnal Flower!
    Thank you! And I’ve tried Carnal Flower fairly recently, it is extremely interesting (and not at all as I imagine tuberose) but it wasn’t part of my seven day experirment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jujy54 View Post
    Fun read, but, where's Lutens? Tubereuse Criminelle socks you upside the head with Pepto-Bismol, then settles into luxury.
    Thanks! Yes there are lots of others I could have tried, but as I wanted to give each one an entire day for a week, I chose differing types of tuberose (or rather, used in differing ways) to test my varying reactions. And I’d already started with a sucker-punch one! I could have gone on for two months, each time trying a new one, but that’s more of a book rather than an online article ;-)
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    Yes I totally agree, and think there’s a lot more that could be done. I suppose for me tuberose only really works on my skin when it’s contained and soothes by something else. I also think more ‘masculine’ interpretations would be really interesting.
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    Default Re: The Trouble with Tuberose

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightingale View Post
    Thank you! And I’ve tried Carnal Flower fairly recently, it is extremely interesting (and not at all as I imagine tuberose) but it wasn’t part of my seven day experirment.
    That's good to know! For me it's a reference tuberose, along with Fracas & Beyond Love.

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    Yes I totally agree, and think there’s a lot more that could be done. I suppose for me tuberose only really works on my skin when it’s contained and soothes by something else. I also think more ‘masculine’ interpretations would be really interesting.
    For a "masculine" tuberose, l recommend Tubereuse 3 L'Animale by Histoires des Parfums, & Tubereuse Couture by Parfumerie Generale.
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    What a lovely, lively article!

    I was tuberose-averse, until I tried Vero Profumo's Rozy, which somehow leavens and defangs that particular floral.

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    Default Re: The Trouble with Tuberose

    Lovely article as always dear Suzy!

    I really appreciate the aroma of tuberose in perfumes! One of my favorites actually, deep, thick and carnal! Fracas still stands the epitomy of the tuberose note for me!!!

    ps: It's not only Starch by SJP the new Hollywood trend for the tuberose note in perfumes...it was Madonna's Truth or Dare one of the first approaches for tuberose!
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