Tubereuse - Les Nombres d'Or by Mona di Orio
Mona di Orio's positively tantalizing Tubereuse Eau de Parfum, launched in 2011 and an entry in the LES NOMBRES D'OR COLLECTION: Intrigued and attracted by this aesthetic theory, Mona di Orio imagined how she could revisit some influential classics of perfumery. Searching for the perfect proportions to reach a melodious harmony. Using the best raw materials, beautiful ingredients, precious gifts blessed with divine proportions. Close your eyes, open your nose and follow their mysterious and sensual �sillages�.
When we think of tuberose in perfume, we often think of the version most perfumers like to emphasize: its nocturnal version, when it exudes its most intense scent. More discreet and docile during the day, the flower some call �The Queen of the Night� emerges from its slumber when it�s dark out to emit a deep and almost animalic aroma.
In Tub�reuse, Mona di Orio creates what she calls a �twilight tuberose, � greener and fresher than its headier nocturnal incarnations but still intoxicating and rich. It opens with a beautiful and peppery burst of bergamot and green notes, which almost gives tuberose the quality of having been tamed and made more transparent after a refreshing light rain.
Before you know it, the unmistakably narcotic tuberose slinks its way forward, flanked by creamy notes from benzoin and amber matched with a milky nuttiness from heliotrope and coconut. Along with Tub�reuse�s top notes, the occasional sharp floral facet from heliotrope joins with tuberose�s green facets, balancing out its creamy and musky base notes.
More approachable than its more "carnal" counterparts, Tub�reuse nevertheless seduces. Perfect for tuberose fans that want a lighter, friendlier, more verdant interpretation of the flower.
The particulars: Pink pepper, bergamot from Calabria, green leaves, Indian tuberose absolute, Siamese benzoin, heliotrope, Amber, coconut milk, musk