One of the most stunning and prized florals in natural perfumery, this tuberose absolute from India is pure white floral creamy gorgeousness overflowing with layers of rich heady sweetness, powdery floral nuances and cool green earthy tonalities that are simply incredible to behold.
Aromatically speaking, I think you’ll be hard pressed to find a more beautiful or complex floral absolute, with such full-bodied lushness from opening through to mid notes that is creamy, waxy, floral, sweet, green, earthy, and honeyed all at the same time.
As it transforms along its aromatic journey, its sweet and slightly bitter green melon-like notes slowly disappear to reveal an unbelievably heady, floral, soft and powdery dry down that is ambery and warm; one of the best dry downs I’ve ever experienced in any material and one that makes for a stunning perfume all unto itself.
As with any perfumery material, and especially with such a dense and complex absolute, it’s important to test this on a scent strip to really allow it to open up and develop over time so that all its delicate nuances and layers can be appreciated.
For me, this is a very tenacious mid and base note material that lasts well over two weeks on the scent strip, with that unbelievable dry down really starting to shine around the one week mark.
To summarise, for the natural perfumer and for the collector of rare and prized naturals, I simply cannot recommend this tuberose absolute enough. It’s a stunning material that I can see working well both as the star of the show as well as in a supporting and modifying role in all manner of florals, orientals, chypres and most other classes of perfume.
For a ready-to-wear attar of this amazing floral, please see our beautiful Tuberose Sandalwood Attar, which I also highly recommend (though the dry down is much more sandalwood than tuberose and much of that rich lushness is missing, but it makes for a beautiful ‘taster’ for this nonetheless).