The milky, thick, creamy flesh of its white flowers evokes the pale women loved by Joris Karl Huysmans.
When tuberose becomes criminal, Serge Lutens seizes it to poison it in turn. If we whispered, in the era of Catherine de Medici, that the sweetest and most intoxicating compositions could conceal deadly poisons, Serge Lutens today stages a double crime where Tuberose murders its prey, slyly addictive and bewitching to better capture it. But this is without counting on the master perfumer who seizes a powerful antidote drawn from a medicine cabinet from where he extracts menthol and camphor notes which gradually replace the floral notes of their powerful scents.
Criminal Tuberose Perfume:
“The criminal scent”: or how the tuberose kills its prey …
“Its bruised petals are marked with imperceptible tones, from mauve mauve to ending sepia, like that of a nascent ring.” Serge Lutens
This “addictive” tuberose bewitches slyly like a fish
“The crime of the perfumer” or how Serge Lutens murdered tuberose …
While we think we are walking in a garden, Serge Lutens quickly projects us into a medicine cabinet: quickly, the floral facet of tuberose gives way to powerful notes of menthol and camphor … a reassuring fragrance, an antidote.
Olfactory Family: Floral
Notes: Tuberose, Jasmine, Hyacinth, Nutmeg.