Indie natural line Aftelier has launched Velvet Tuberose, a new natural soliflore solid perfume.
The creamy texture of solid perfume is the perfect medium for Velvet Tuberose. I had been wanting for a long time to create a solid perfume -- that would be worn close to the body -- focused on the opulent and extravagant lusciousness of tuberose. This tuberose perfume has a luxuriant and sumptuous texture like velvet. As a perfumer, I wanted to highlight the various aromatic facets of tuberose: creamy, sweet, languid, narcotic, voluptuous, and astonishingly beautiful. Lazing around the tuberose and providing a sheer but rich foundation is the rare mitti attar: a traditional aromatic essence of baked earth distilled into creamy high-quality Indian sandalwood. It is the scent brought on as rain falls on sun-drenched soil and the earth awakens and breathes forth its heady aroma. Sweet and juicy grand fir and pink grapefruit lock together to create sweet forest notes that lift and vivify the narcotic tuberose.
Aftelier Velvet Tuberose is $240 for 8 ml in a handmade sterling silver compact, or $7 for a sample.
(via press release)
Holy cow on the price! I will stick to making my own solid perfume….as plebeian as it may be..
It is expensive, although I assume at least part of that is the sterling packaging. Hoping this will come in a liquid eventually.
Ah yes that is true..but I just think about how many college textbooks that $240 would purchase
Based on my own recollections, not many; perhaps one and a bit towards another?
Unfortunately, yes. And you really only use them for a semester, if that. So my takeaway is: buy the perfume!
Rentals are now the new way to go and they are just about a fifth of the price of a regular text book….unfortunately I am funding college for three and textbooks are mandated for most classes.
Cm8 – I was just kidding. Of course the textbooks are more important. We funded 3 in college as well – I know it’s tough!
I will sniff this when Mandy has her open house in December (she lives walking distance from me). Yes, her perfumes are very expensive. But I’ve seen her perfumer’s organ, and it’s loaded up with all kinds of very rare and expensive natural ingredients.
For a less expensive option, you can buy the jasmine face oil. My friends and I think you can wear a dab or two as a beautiful natural jasmine perfume. One friend went through a whole bottle of it as a perfume. Seriously can’t imagine putting it on my face, anyway.
Oh, very interesting! I loved her jasmine fragrance Candide but I think she does not make it anymore.
The jasmine face oil is just gorgeous! Of course it’s made from real jasmine, so you know what that smells like
I love tuberose and this sounds so interesting, the combo with the mitti attar!
But that price tag…argh and i am not sure about availability in Europe/overseas shipping. So dont think I’ll get to try it any time soon…