Well, be warned this is not like any other Tuberose you’ve ever smelt before. Especially not the 2 existing Artisan creations Tubereuse which is all buttery, and Chasse Aux Papillons, milder and spicy. So, if you’ve been put off Tuberose by the ‘hothouse Flower’ reputation as experienced in Puigets’ Fracas and FM’s Carnal Flower, or the almost medicinal Tubereuse Criminelle by SL, then it’s worth giving this one a try !
Nuit de Tubereuse is the latest (May 2010) in a line of fragraces created by Betrand Duchaufour for Artisan and carries his signature earthiness. This seems to use all of the Tuberose including the root ! and does begin to smell very vegetal after 4 hours or so. This isn’t a problem for me as I love the underlying dirtier notes in perfumery, especially as rendered by BD. Bloggers keep mentiong Mango and it is indeed one of the notes, however I don’t get this at all. When first applied liberally I fairly sparkled with Pink Pepper along with many unidentifiable notes. This is pretty much what I would’ve expected Mandrgore Poupre to smell like. Another blogger has mentioned a connection between AG/CD’s MP and Les Epices de Passion from Artisan. Me, I’d say it fits very well with the travel series, as it also has an undertone of earth, but not nearly so much as Duchaufours creations.
I find Nuit de Tubereuse rather hard to pin down and will return to this after a few days of wear ! anyway, at least my significant other is still prepared to hug me !!!!