L'Artisan Parfumeur is preparing to launch a nocturnal tuberose composition from May 2010 called Nuit de Tubéreuse (Tuberose Night). The fragrance is said to be evocative of a "secret summer night in Paris." Signed by in-house perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour, the perfume is described as being both "daring and contemporary" while offering the personality of a "secret and narcotic skin-scent."
The richness and complexity of the materials used are underlined in the press-materials while the treatment of the tuberose is said to bring out the ambivalence of the tuberose flower, both its tender, pure facet and its voluptuous and intoxicating one.
This all sounds to me like another illustration of the oxymoronic trend pertaining to New-Depth fragrances...
Nuit de Tubéreuse is said to showcase a tuberose absolute with mineral, root-y and green-bell-pepper nuances; tuberose absolute is one of the most expensive perfumery raw materials available.
Notes include: cardamom, clove absolute, pink peppercorn, black pepper, citruses, tuberose, orange blossom, ylang-ylang, rose absolute, rose essence, mango, angelica, a green bell pepper accord, gorse absolute, sandalwood, rosewood, musks, benzoin, styrax.
A 100 ml Eau de Parfum is priced at 100€/£78/$155 and a 50 ml bottle is priced at 75€/£60/$115.
Via press release
Photo credits: © L'Artisan Parfumeur/ © The Scented Salamander