Au Pays de la Fleurs d’Oranger Tubéreuse Rosée Perfume Review

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Fotor0109190736“The tuberose, with her silvery light, That in the gardens of Malay Is call’d the Mistress of the Night, So like a bride, scented and bright; She comes out when the sun’s away.” from Lalla Rookh by Thomas Moore.

Where possible Tuberose is a starting point for me when exploring a new line of perfumes.  It is the note I am most familiar with and that I have the most appreciation for.  I am always interested in finding new and interesting interpretations of Tuberose fragrances that highlight a different facet to this beguiling floral note.

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When I first encountered Au Pays de la Fleurs d’Oranger’s Tubéreuse Rosée I wasn’t sure what to expect.  The name alone sounds like it has all the makings of a heavyweight boxing match between two of the biggest divas of the olfactory stratosphere.

 

 

 

Tubéreuse Rosée opens with a light pink shower of roses that brings to mind fresh berries.  There is a sweetness and softness to the opening, which is peppered with a clove aspect common to most rose accords.  Tuberose is there in the opening, but she is lurking quietly in the backdrop like a burlesque queen peeping at her audience from behind the red velvet curtain, adding a depth and huskiness to the top notes, balancing out their effervescent lightness.

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As the curtain draws back, and the Rose accord makes its exit, Madame Tuberose slowly takes center stage, draped in swaths of Ylang Ylang, adding a slightly tropical, banana like aroma to her entrance. Tubéreuse Rosée’s heart notes swell with a lush, creamy, lactonic warmth and a slow, heady flesh-like sensuality.

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Hours later – the longevity is excellent – Tubéreuse Rosée descents into its drydown, seamlessly marrying the Tuberose accord into a musky blend of Sandalwood and Vanilla.

Fans of Nasomatto’s Narcotic Venus should definitely give Tubéreuse Rosée a spin.

Tubéreuse Rosée is available to purchase via the Au Pays de la Fleurs d’Oranger web site in a 100 ml size Eau de Parfum for €95.

Perfumer: Jean-Claude Gigodot

Notes: Rose, Tuberose, Ylang Ylang, Vanilla, Sandalwood

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2 thoughts on “Au Pays de la Fleurs d’Oranger Tubéreuse Rosée Perfume Review

  1. Could this be the ideal fragrance for a woman on a hot date?
    If first impressions are lasting impressions then your beautiful interpretation of the scent would suggest this might just fit the bill…. A gentle but intriguing introduction with just enough “sweetness and softness” to engage the object of her attention with both “depth and “lightness” while at the same time hinting a more daring and intense woman is about to be unveiled as she “slowly takes center stage”? Surely the longevity only accentuates that gathering excitement……
    The perfume may well be a clash between two heavyweights in the olfactory stratosphere but stretch the metaphor a bit further and surely this would be the perfect fragrance for a lady to wear ringside at a boxing match!

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    • Perhaps! While I don’t really subscribe at all to the idea of gender in fragrance – pour homme and pour elle can both do one as far as I am concerned – I love white florals for their seemingly unabashed femininity. True they are not particularly challenging, but I think there is something to be said about being beautiful just for the sake of being beautiful.

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