A Few Tuberose Scents

Finding One's Signature Scent–I love Tuberose fragrances, here are a few:

Fracas:  I've just rediscovered Fracas, after a quest to find my favorite tuberose fragrance.  This time around, I love Fracas and find it suits me!  Fracas is considered the ultimate Tuberose fragrance, created 50 years ago, a complex, powerhouse fragrance, which you may either love or hate–there tends to be no middle ground.  Fracas can be a Femme Fatale, an ‘Own the Room' confident woman's fragrance, a rebel and a provocateur–not that I am any of those things, yet I love the scent.  I would not recommend a blind buy of Fracas, but instead do test it first.  You might only want to begin wearing only one spray–this intense fragrance lasts!  (I think my first time around with Fracas, I spritzed too much, leading me to back off from wearing it–easy does it!). I would also not wear Fracas to the office.  While Tuberose predominates, Fracas includes top notes of Peach and Bergamot, middle notes of Jasmine, Gardenia, Narcissus, and Lily of the Valley, and base notes of Sandalwood, Amber, Oakmoss, Vetiver, and Cedar.  Review: Fragrantica Fracas.  

White flower of Tuberose Polianthes tuberosa. Credit: Michel VIARD iStock standard license.

More Tuberose fragrances I've tried:

Diptyque Do Son, Fragrantica's Review.  Do Son is a beautiful fragrance, a very light and wearable Tuberose, with accords of Jasmine, Orange Blossoms, the Scent of the Sea. and a base note of Amber.  I love this scent, but wish it were stronger and lasted longer–however, its softer qualities make Do Son a better scent to wear in situations where Fracas might be too much.

Frederic Malle Carnal Flower, Fragrantica's Review.  Carnal Flower contains the most Tuberose flowers of any perfume.  It opens with Eucalyptus and Bergamot, and carries a green note throughout, giving it a fresh, modern sense.  Yang Yang, Orange Blossom, and Musk accords accompany the Tuberose.  I enjoy Carnal Flower, and find it very wearable with great longevity, but I'm not in love with it–the eucalyptus is not me.  When choosing a scent, we are all different–it's definitely worth sampling.

Jo Malone Tuberose Angelica,  Fragrantica's Review.    I have had two bottles of Tuberose Angelica, and enjoyed wearing it in the past.  Now, I find the fragrance sweet, powdery, and lacking complexity, with a tuberose that is not distinctive or prominent.


🖤 Mara

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