Caron Tubereuse is the most recent fountain perfume from the house. It was created in 2003. It is obviously made for people with pockets for a fountain creation but found all of the others too old-fashioned. And when I say old-fashioned, I mean “too complex”.
Caron Tubereuse reminds me of grape soda pop in the opening. It’s fizzy and fruity. This quickly vanishes and it becomes a tuberose with peach. And then it wears as tuberose and freesia with a dash of nutmeg. It’s a bright tuberose, not too sweet, nor is it “dark and sultry. In the heart I get the pretty florals with a peachy osmanthus. The peach is less juicy, more floral with more pollen in the heart. Being a soliflore extrait, it wears rather linear.
It’s pretty but if I had to choose my top 3 in the fountains, Tubereuse would not be one of them. If I had to choose my top 3 tuberoses, Caron Tubereuse wouldn’t be one of them. But, it’s nice.
Notes listed include tuberose and freesia. Launch date 2003. PERFUMER – Richard Fraysee
Give Tubereuse a try if you like tuberose perfumes. Or if you like perfumes like Byredo Inflorescence, By Kilian Forbidden Games, Piguet Fracas and/or Bond No. 9 Chinatown. Really, I recommend this extrait if you’ve always loved the idea of wearing Fracas but found Fracas overbearing.
Tubereuse in the extrait format wears closely to the skin. Longevity is average. This is one meant to be worn with a few dabs behind the ears.
The parfum retails for $150 at Luckyscent. And of course, it’s available at Caron boutiques.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Peachy tuberose. I imagine this is what Piguet Fracas smelled like when she was 12 years old. Like I’ve already said, it’s pretty and all but it lacks what I’m looking for. I like the more “complex” Carons. Their soliflores were never my favorites.
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