There aren’t many reviews on-line to be found of Annick Goutal Tubéreuse. Why? Because there isn’t much to say. Don’t take me wrong. Tubéreuse is not bad. It’s white floral gorgeousness in a bottle. Annick Goutal Tubéreuse is a soliflore. It’s big ‘ole raw tuberose.
There’s nothing creative to Tubéreuse other than the complexity that nature gave to this luscious flower. Tubéreuse is a big floral, heady, sweet, but not too sweet. It’s “hay” sweet. It’s warm. The “top” is my favorite part. Oh, and it’s brash and abrupt like a tuberose should be 🙂 Tubéreuse is waxy, so waxy at times that it reminds me of a candle, a really beautiful candle. The heart is tuberose, less heady but still heady. The base is a sweeter, more coconut-like tuberose with a little bit of green. Tubéreuse is tuberose. For an EDP, it doesn’t wear very long, like 4-5 hours on me.
I joke that AG Tubéreuse is brash, but all tuberose fragrances are. In comparision to others, Annick Goutal’s is much easier to wear becuase it isn’t sooo sweet and it isn’t laced with indoles. I still prefer to dab it, especially in warmer weather.
Notes listed: absolute of Grasse tuberose
Try Annick Goutal Tubereuse if you are looking for a superb tuberose soliflore or if you like fragrances like DSH Perfumes Tubereuse, Frederic Malle Carnal Flower, Estee Lauder Beautiful, Annick Goutal Passion, Juicy Couture (original), and/or Carolina Herrera (original).
The 1.7 oz EDP of Tubéreuse retails for $165. It is available at Lucky Scent.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – For years, I have contemplated purchasing a bottle of this. It’s beautiful. But, after years of sniffing and sniffing, I’m happy that I didn’t purchase. I find that I like my tuberose mixed with other notes. I actually prefer Annick Goutal Passion (which I own). I’m not really a fan of soliflores. I don’t want to pay for incomplete perfumes 😉 I find myself thinking “Man, AG Tubéreuse would be really good if they bothered to mix it with something else”.
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