Miller Harris: Noix de Tubereuse

Lately, I’ve been feeling like I’m late to the perfumeworld and everyone seems to have this basic knowledge of almost every line there is out there. Except me.
I did give Miller Harris a try some time ago, but none of the things I tried were great for me and I kept wondering if it’s just me, or I sampled the wrong scents, or something  else, because almost every other blogger out there had a Miller Harris scent they loved. Well, now I have one too. 🙂

Notes: Tuberose leaves, tonka bean, orris amber, wild green clover, mimosa, violet, fig

Hmm, now I see the notes, I see there’s some violet in there. I seem to be in for scents containing violet note lately and not even realizing I’m smelling it. That just makes me consider those scents very good since I’m not getting put off by its smell (it’s not as overpowering as it can be for me).

And can I just say that the name of the perfume is misleading. I mean noix does mean a nut and I don’t see one amid the notes. Oh well, not the first (or the last time).

What I really like about this perfume is the opening. It reminds me so much of the cough syrup  my mom used to make when I was little. It contained common mallow and smelled very sweet and syrupy. I actually loved both the taste and the smell of it.
Noix de Tubereuse has that kind of opening and after a little while, you spy tuberose peeking through it.  I think it’s a very interesting take on the lush tuberose. And after a while, it gets a coconut/walnut vibe to it. I mean, if you can imagine what a nutty tuberose would smell like, you’d get this, it is very true to its name. Also, very sweet and floral, I couldn’t name mimosa but I knew some other flower was hiding in there. As well as some amber giving this a sweet richness that lasts.

I am really happy I have a small decant of this because I realized that tuberouse is (as are all other white lush flowers) actually quite appropriate for autumn. At least for me, I really feel like wearing it.

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6 thoughts on “Miller Harris: Noix de Tubereuse

  1. Vanessa November 3, 2010 at 18:29 Reply

    Hi Ines.I am still a person without a MH scent to love! – and I have tried most of them. I even own Fleurs de Bois, but have decided it isn't really me. This one was a very nice rendition of tuberose, even though tuberose isn't a particular fave of mine. I am glad you are enjoying it!


  2. ScentScelf November 3, 2010 at 19:31 Reply

    Violet is one of those notes that makes a liar out of me. I say "I'm just not that into you" to it…and then discover it's in a host of things I like, from the obvious (Jolie Madame) to the not so (MPG Fleur d'Iris) and points in between. Ah, well. I think I keep on thinking of some Crabtree and Evelyn violet when I conjure the idea of it…not that there's anything wrong with that. Just doesn't suit me. :)I do have a MH love: Feuilles de Tabac. I find I enjoy a number of those scents, but get to them after I've got something too much like the one I've landed upon. (Fleurs de Sel, Terre des Bois, Fleur de Matin, Terre d'Iris, I'm looking at you.) I would be very happy if one magically showed up on my dresser, of course… 🙂


  3. Ines November 4, 2010 at 11:51 Reply

    Hi Vanessa (you're no longer flittersniffer?),I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who had some problems finding an MH scent to love (although I now need to try Scentscelf's suggestion). I don't know if I just happened to try this at the exactly right time but I enjoy it immensely.


  4. Ines November 4, 2010 at 11:53 Reply

    He, he, Scentscelf, I was thinking of your last post when writing the two MH posts. 🙂 I seem to be changing my mind after thinking there's no way a violet can be a note that works for me. :)Btw, I wouldn't mind magically acquiring a bottle of Noix de T and Piment des Baies (magically meaning without actually spending money). 🙂


  5. […] tuberose choices I will be dealing with in days to come include: MdO Tubereuse, Guerlain Mahora, Noix de Tubereuse by Miller Harris, the HdP Tuberose trio (Virginale, Capricieuse and Animale), […]


  6. krempita recepti sa pudingom March 8, 2015 at 01:27 Reply

    I couldn’t resist commenting. Exceptionally
    Ôťell written!


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