In the language of flowers Tuberose is the queen of hidden pleasures. The perfume of the flower is intense, sweetly floral, and heady and it can fill a small garden with its scent. During the Renaissance, young ladies were forbidden to walk through the gardens at night because the alluring scent of tuberose was an intense aphrodisiac. It is said that women would put fresh tuberose under their skirts to attract men. In France, unmarried girls are warned to not inhale the scent after dark. It is polarizing, some women love its scent and some are a bit shy at first. Whether you are an aficionado or a beginner, there’s a fragrance for you at perfume.com
Robert Piguet’s classic Fracas, is the most celebrated of all tuberose perfumes.She is the DIVA, and there is no doubt when she arrives. Fracas is the statement fragrance and a reference for all tuberose perfumes that came after it since the 1940s. She knows how to make an entrance and her trail of opulent tuberose lingers long after she leaves. Sexy, sophisticated and sensuous it was worn by Marilyn Monroe and it is rumored that Madonna based her own perfume on this legendary scent.
Karl Lagerfeld’s Chloe is unlike any other. This is a scent that is bursting with joie de vivre and youthfulness. Fruity notes of lychee and orange blossom dance around a heady bouquet of tuberose, lilac and peony. Think of it as capturing a breathtaking spring morning. Yet, there is worldliness and daring. The base is pure sensuality-musk, amber and woody.
Elizabeth Taylor knew something about drama, one of the most celebrated movie stars of the 20th century, it is said her favorite flower was tuberose. White Diamonds, composed by Carlos Benaim in 1991, is the bestselling celebrity scent of all time. Whether by design or as a respite from her chaotic personal life, White Diamonds is a clean green tuberose with lily, rose, narcissus, jasmine; and a base of oakmoss and sandalwood it is a fragrance with a delightful ending.
If you are looking for a softer version of the scent, Amouage Love Tuberose is a lightened-up eau de parfum tailored perfectly for people who think they cannot wear tuberose fragrances. It is breezy, and yummy with touches of Chantilly cream and vanilla that lend a chiffon like sheerness.
Tuberose isn’t only for women! Men can wear this white floral too. Lacoste Eau de Lacoste L.12.12. Blanc dials down the heady aroma with notes of citrus and aromatic rosemary, while brightening the fragrance with grapefruit. Notes of cedarwood adds a masculine flourish.