Miller Harris Noix de Tubéreuse
The intensely fragrant leaves of the tuberose plant are at the heart of this powerful and expansive scent. Top notes of wild green clover, mimosa and violet animate this mysteriously exotic fragrance while tonka bean, orris and amber provide its sensual foundation.
Top Notes: Mandarin Green, Green Clover, Violet Leaf
Heart Notes: Tuberose Absolute, Jasmine Sambac, Mimosa absolute
Base Notes: Tonka Bean, Vanilla Bourbon, Amber
Most Miller Harris fragrances are unisex, but Noix de Tubéreuse is just for the ladies. It’s intensely heady, feminine and floral. Apparently, it was inspired by a chance encounter with a field of tuberose flowers in France, the founder of Miller Harris, Lyn Harris, was so overcome by the sight of all the delicate flowers and the scent the gave, she burst into tears. I have been wearing this perfume for a few years now, it was one of the first Miller Harris perfumes I bought and I absolutely loved it. Sometimes I find it a little too intense for the day, so I wear it in the evening or when I feel the need to be surrounded by something I love. It’s perfect because it’s so wonderfully heady, it’s oh-so-floral, but it’s not like a garden, there’s no pretty soft insipid flowers here, it’s more majestic than that. It feels like an encounter with nature at it’s finest, it’s like Lyn tried to capture the way she felt when she stumbled upon the tuberose field and she wants you to feel the same way. It’s unafraid of it’s natural power and it has a wonderfully powdery base note, which is opulent and exotic. It’s one of those fragrances which lasts all day and even the next day you can smell it on your scarf. I have been using this one bottle for year or two and it’s still going strong. Throughout the fragrance you are hit with the tuberose, for me, the other notes are quietly dancing around the flower and giving it support. It does have a green freshness of the mandarin tree, the sweetness of vanilla, a hit of jasmine and a touch of violet, as well as that wonderful powdery note, but mostly, it’s just warm, engulfing tuberose.