Unlike its many synthetic counterparts, the scent of real Tuberose Absolute is a bit of a surprise. The flower begins with a fierce green note with an almost mineral edge, however this quickly fades as the flower warms on the skin to reveal the rich creamy slightly waxy scent that seems familiar. Unlike its synthetic counterparts, the scent of real Tuberose is delicate and infinitely complex.
Species: Polianthes Tuberosa
Country Of Origin: India
The tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa) is a perennial plant related to the agaves, extracts of which are used as a middle note in perfumery. The common name derives from the Latin tuberosa, meaning swollen or tuberous in reference to its root system. Polianthes means "many flowers" in Greek. In Mexican Spanish the flower is called nardo or vara de San José, which means ‘St. Joseph’s staff’. The tuberose is a night-blooming plant thought to be native to Mexico along with every other species of Polianthes. It grows in elongated spikes up to 45 cm (18 in) long that produce clusters of fragrant waxy white flowers that bloom from the bottom towards the top of the spike. It has long, bright green leaves clustered at the base of the plant and smaller, clasping leaves along the stem.