Aftelier Cepes and Tuberose Natural EDP Perfume Review

Aftelier Cepes and Tuberose

Aftelier Cepes and Tuberose is a tuberose soliflore but it’s not sweet or candied, nor is it “mentholated”. And it’s not “tropical”.  It’s a tuberose grounded by earth. After sampling this, I realize that there aren’t many tuberoses that fit into the category of “earthy”.

Cepes and Tuberose opens with sharp rosewood and hay. After this settles, it’s a big floral with blooming tuberose and dewy rose. It’s slightly sweet and lactonic but not too sweet or lactonic. It’s balanced by a savory saltiness. Think of it as the chocolate dipped pretzel of perfumes or even better yet, a peanut butter cup – a perfect balance of sweet and salty. The dry-down is an earthy yet sweet vanilla-benzoin. On my skin, the mushroom is rather faint. In fact, it is more like the animalic richness that is naturally present in “overripe” white florals. And because of this, Cepes and Tuberose is a rather sultry fragrance.

Carole Lombard

Notes listed include bois de rose, tuberose, Moroccan rose, cepes absolute and benzoin. PERFUMER – Mandy Aftel

Give this a try if you love tuberose. Or if you like perfumes like Keiko Mecheri Tuberose, Providence Perfume Co. Moonflower, House of Matriarch Destiny and/or L’Artisan Parfumeur Nuit de Tubereuse.

Projection and longevity are below average but this is average for all-natural perfumes.

The 1 oz EDP retails for $170 at Aftelier. Samples are also available for purchase.

Victoria’s Final EauPINIONHeady, deep tuberose – a perfect balance of sweet and savory. If you love white florals or tuberose, you’re going to want to try Aftelier’s take on this timeless floral.

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*Disclaimer – Sample provided by Aftelier. I am not financially compensated for this review. My opinions are my own. Product pic from Aftelier. Carole Lombard pic from

8 thoughts on “Aftelier Cepes and Tuberose Natural EDP Perfume Review

  1. Thank you so much for your fantastic review Victoria – I love your very creative analogies to the salty/sweet combination, and the photo of Carole Lombard is as sultry as they come!
    xo Mandy

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