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!
Aldehydes, Tuberose, Bergamot
Jasmin, Tuberose, Geranium, Ylang, Musk
Sandalwood, Vetiver, Vanilla, Musk
|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|
|80||Bergamot Synthetic||Regular bergamot EO is perfect too|
|15||Coconut 10||Louis Appell Formula|
|3||Hexyl Cinnamic Aldehyde|
|7||Hyacinth 10||Louis Appell Formula|
|5||Hydroxycitronellal||Cyclosia is best|
|70||Isoraldeine||Iralia is best|
|117||Jasmin 50||Louis Appell Formula|
|55||Isomuscone 50%||Most sources sell this as a 50% in IPM mixture. If its a powder, dilute it.|
|7||Orris Givco 10%|
|1||Para Cresyl Methyl Ether 10%|
|20||Phenyl Ethyl Alcohol|
|3||Phenyl Acetaldehyde 50%|
|30||Vetiverol||Can use a vetiver base, I like Vetacetex.|
|10||Ylang Ylang Extra|