Free Formula: Nardo Aldehídico

First and foremost, this is not a modern tuberose fragrance. This is much more akin to Chanel No. 5, or other strong aldehyde bombs of the past. Because of cost reasons on my end, this fragrance does not actually contain any real tuberose absolute but I feel like it does a great job regardless. To incorporate the style and format of vintage fragrances, this formula contains three Louis Appel bases which are fantastic at what they do. Because of this, there is quite a lot of extra work involved in this fragrance if you do not already have these bases mixed up! Anyways, I believe it to be worth it as this is a lovely and very powerful formula.

It goes without saying that I love musks, as can easily be seen here in this formula. They work so well with the aldehydes, bringing their sharpness down and mellowing them out. I really love this effect and I find it rather beautiful. Because of their substantivity, this fragrance tends to be fairly linear for most of the wear, with notes of sandalwood, vetiver, and vanilla creeping forward as time goes on.

This fragrance is definitely feminine, without a doubt. It doesn’t stop me from wearing it however, because I am proud of it. I don’t like defining fragrances based off of gender but I felt it was important to note if it wasn’t already apparent. It is also very strong, and if you are planning on doing EdP strength, be prepared to emit an intense floral aldehyde radiance to all the unsuspecting public!


Top Notes

Aldehydes, Tuberose, Bergamot

Middle Notes

Jasmin, Tuberose, Geranium, Ylang, Musk

Base Notes

Sandalwood, Vetiver, Vanilla, Musk


Quantity Ingredient Comments
7 Aldehyde C-11 Undecylenic 10%
3 Aldehyde C-12 MNA
3 Aldehyde C-14 10%
3 Alpha Cinnamic Aldehyde Can replace with Hexyl Cinnamaldehyde
7 Anisic Aldehyde
30 Benzyl Acetate
3 Benzyl Propionate
65 Benzyl Salicylate
80 Bergamot Synthetic Regular bergamot EO is perfect too
1 Cinnamaldehyde 1%
20 Citronellol
15 Coconut 10 Louis Appell Formula
25 Coumarin
7 Cyclamen Aldehyde
40 Hedione
8 Ebanol
80 Ethylene Brassylate
20 Geraniol
2 Geranium Bourbon
110 Habanolide
3 Hexyl Cinnamic Aldehyde
7 Hyacinth 10 Louis Appell Formula
5 Hydroxycitronellal Cyclosia is best
1 Isoamyl Salicylate
70 Isoraldeine Iralia is best
117 Jasmin 50 Louis Appell Formula
1 Ambrarome
5 Methyl Salicylate
3 Methyl Anthranilate
55 Isomuscone 50% Most sources sell this as a 50% in IPM mixture. If its a powder, dilute it.
3 Musk Ambrette
25 Musk Ketone
7 Orris Givco 10%
1 Para Cresyl Methyl Ether 10%
8 Patchouli EO
20 Phenyl Ethyl Alcohol
3 Phenyl Acetaldehyde 50%
30 Sandalore
55 Tonalide
5 Vanillin
5 Evernyl
30 Vetiverol Can use a vetiver base, I like Vetacetex.
2 Vetiver Haiti
10 Ylang Ylang Extra
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Jamie Frater
1 month ago

I really like the look of this and I am a tuberose fanatic so I’m definitely going to give it a shot!

1 month ago

Though there were a lot of bases to mix, I enjoy all of them and it was a very informative process! Just mixed this formula and it smells very beautiful already. I’m a bit of a tuberose fanatic as well (-:

Jamie Frater
1 month ago
Reply to  John

Mixing bases is half the fun 🙂

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