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Nuit de Tubéreuse


This newest L’Artisan release, created by Bertrand Duchaufour – the nose responsible for Timbuktu, Havane Vanille and most recently, Al Oudh – is STUNNING!
If you’re expecting the big, hothouse tuberose of Piguet's Fracas or Frederic Malles' Carnal Flower, you’ll likely be disappointed at the start of Nuit de Tubéreuse. Duchaufour has gone after the green root with this scent, unveiling the nocturnal smell of tuberose, not the sweet white flower.

Duchaufour: “The effects are so green that it becomes dark green, emerald green veering on blue."

At the top… mango, citrus, pink pepper and pink berries, mixed with spices, green cardamom and clove...a blend of hot and cold. Then during the next thirty minutes, Nuit de Tubéreuse goes through this earthy-rooty phase, from the green mango.
The green earth fades and the heart begins to beat sweetly -  tuberose on a bed of orange blossom, ylang-ylang and rose, kept warm by mellow tangy broom and sweet angelica. Classic tuberose lovers begin to feel much more comfortable in the heart of this perfume.

The base notes vibrate with Duchaufour’s distinctive signature notes – woods, resins, incense. Sandalwood, pallisander, benzion and styrax resins, muted with soft musk, make it less sweet, dusky, and the scent feels almost hypnotic.

Duchaufour: “I played on vibration. So it vibrates at the top, the heart and the base; it’s very long-lasting, very diffusive. It’s an intimate, confidential vibration, but it vibrates well, it’s there. Yet it’s not overwhelming.”

That’s what I love about Nuit de Tubéreuse - white florals often hit the gag button for me, and this perfume does not.  Duchaufour’s  quirky take on tuberose is strange, intelligent and seductive – green, sweet, hot, cold, radiant, dark, sparkling, quiet.

It is, in a word, STUNNING.
Quotes by Bertrand Duchaufour are from the interview on Grain de Musc blogspot.
Notes: green mango, citrus, pink pepper, pink berries, black pepper, cardamom, clove absolute, tuberose, orange blossom, ylang-ylang, broom(gorse), angelica, vanilla, sandalwood, pallisander, bezoin, styrax, musk.
Type: Eau de Parfum
Parfumeur: Bertarnd Duchaufour


Price: $5.00