Unlike a romantic rose, which some may associate with powdery and cloying memories, the tuberose note is a crisper, sharper and greener garden find. A favourite of French Queen Marie Antoinette, the tube-like flower is said to represent a love of adventure (and perhaps a passionate affair).
So if you’re looking to spruce up your perfume wardrobe for spring, these beautiful tuberose perfumes are ripe for the picking…
Aerin Tuberose Le Soir and Tuberose Le Jour
We’re starting off with a double dose because you simply can’t mention one of these without the other; they’ve both truly divine. Le Soir is the warmer of the two with notes of sandalwood, vanilla and bergamot, while Le Jour pairs tuberose with neroli, orange flower and jasmine for a woodier take.
$320 each at Myer
Jo Malone Tuberose Angelica Cologne Intense
If you’re a true tuberose fan, you’ll find the note pleasingly dominant and heady here. It opens with a slightly fresher note of angelica, but dries down to a golden amber linger.
$180 at Myer
Editions de Parfums By Frédéric Malle Carnal Flower EDP
This artistic interpretation of the soliflore tuberose flower opens loudly with a big splash of green. Described as tuberose infused in coconut cream, it’s tropical yet sophisticated, and ideal for warmer weather.
$347 at MECCA
Diptyque Do Son EDT
Juicy and sharp with a slightly musky base, this feminine floral pairs tuberose with jasmine and orange blossom for everyday elegance. It’s definitely one for those who play with florals often.
$187 at MECCA
Altaia Tuberose in Blue EDP
If you like your scent lighter in the spring, this one is punchy enough to notice, but soft enough to wear anywhere. Think the scent of tuberose floating through your window on a crisp spring morning.
$311 at MECCA
The pairing of natural tuberose with jasmine leaves is a magical match that immediately transports the wearer to a lush, green garden. It’s unexpectedly rich and will leave a waft of ‘what’s she wearing?’ in your wake.
$115 to $205 at Myer