What Is Tuberose?
Tuberose is a sweet and exotic floral scent similar to lilies. Despite its name, tuberose does not smell like roses at all.
Origin of Tuberose:
The scent of Tuberose rose (no pun intended) to popularity in the Victorian era because of it being an integral part of Queen Marie Antoinette’s perfume called Sillage de la Reine, however, its origin traces back to India.
Function of Tuberose in Perfumery:
The captivating scent of tuberose is used mainly for feminine fragrances. In perfumery, tuberose functions primarily as a middle or heart note.
Though tuberose is a natural raw material, its production has shifted to be a safe synthetic for sustainability purposes.
What Does Tuberose Smell Like?
Reminiscent of the floral scent of lilies and the richness of creme brulee, tuberose has undertones of sweet honey and intoxicating white flowers.
Variations of Tuberose in Perfumery:
Tuberose is one of the most expensive floral absolutes to extract, so the biggest variation of aroma impression is found within the production process. The variation is distinguished in having nutty almond or fruity notes.
What Fragrance Family is Tuberose in?
Tuberose belongs to the Floral fragrance family but more precisely it is a part of the Floral Amber sub-family because of its intoxicating scent.