It has an unusually high concentration of straight tuberose, but is also instantly recognizable as a contemporary work. Partly this is on account of the fresh ripped leaf scent, and [Dominique] Ropion plays the flower’s powdery aspect at a very low volume, which makes the whole thing clearer: You really smell the tuberose.
— Chandler Burr on Frédéric Malle Carnal Flower. Read more in 52 Fragrances and How to Think About Them at The New York Times.
Ha, just when I was telling myself I was done sampling. ?
I’m actually a little afraid to hit the link! ?
You have never smelled Carnal Flower? Or you mean because he talks about FIFTY TWO fragrances?
Some of the choices had me scratching my head (French Lime Blossom, really?) But then again scent is so subjective… anyways all the talk of tuberose has made me go spray my current favourite tuberose! Les Indemodables Fougere Emeraude in this case.
I can smell the tuberose and the dirt beneath it.