"If there is a bunch of tuberose in the room it’s either the bouquet or me," says the Frenchman with a smile and a shrug. "It has an invading crudeness. The same with mimosa. It’s very strong. And it’s not a Chanel flower."
— Perfumer Jacques Polge, quoted in The making of Chanel No.5 at The Telegraph.
Tuberose is really *not* a Chanel flower, is it? Funny that I get on well with both tuberoses and Chanel fragrances in general, given that I do see the dichotomy.
(Nice to know that M. Polge likes a BWF, though.)
It isn’t — wouldn’t have thought of it, but he’s right. Although I can see them doing a soft clean abstract tuberose, what they did with Beige.