Surprising myself

I love surprises. So I don’t mind when I manage to surprise myself. 🙂

I know I love white flowers, especially tuberose and orange blossoms. What I wasn’t aware of is that I obviously adore tuberose as it seems I have quite many perfumes featuring that note. I wouldn’t even be aware of that if I weren’t preparing a tuberose package for a fellow blogger and stuff seemed to pop out of everywhere. Which also means I’m walking around in a tuberose cloud (making me feel happy and smiling) and as some of the tuberoses I handled are only in sample sizes, I’m considering which one I need in a bigger size (probably bottle). 🙂

And I have it! I knew the instant I smelled it, it was the first tuberose I plan on buying once I recover from my recent splurge. *

Histoires de Parfums – Tubereuse Animale! When I received their sample package some months ago, the 3 tuberoses were in it but at that time I didn’t talk about them because they were discussed on many blogs previous to that. I do plan on doing reviews on them, esepcially because I think all 3 are really good but Animale is in my opinion perfect for me.

So, basic line is, I’m a tuberose freak and I’m proud of it. Not to mention I’ll be smelling it all day long as decanting can be a messy business and I have some all over my clothes. 😀

* I have the best of friends. 🙂 My friend Branka was in Paris for only a few days and I’m incredibly grateful that she found the time to look for the bottles I wanted and now am the proud owner of – SL Boxeuses and Shalimar Ode a la Vanille.

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25 thoughts on “Surprising myself

  1. Marina January 8, 2011 at 16:45 Reply

    Tubereuse Animale takes no prisoners 🙂 Was almost too much for me, and I love tuberose too! 🙂

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  2. ScentScelf January 8, 2011 at 17:02 Reply

    Well, then…I think perhaps that Dior New Look 1947 demands you take a look-sniff…And while I'm hear, a special wave to Branka; friends who will run errands for you while they are on holiday are…well, good friends. 🙂

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  3. Vanessa January 8, 2011 at 17:17 Reply

    Glad you have found another scent to love – and own. The Animale part has me scurrying for cover, but I am a lover of bland as you know!

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  4. Vintage Lady January 8, 2011 at 17:58 Reply

    Oh, Serge Lutens Boxeuses. This is great!

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  5. Suzanne January 8, 2011 at 20:22 Reply

    "So, basic line is, I'm a tuberose freak and I'm proud of it!"LOL! I am too, Ines. We can wave our tuberose freak flags together! 🙂

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  6. Carrie Meredith January 8, 2011 at 20:48 Reply

    I hope to become a tuberose lover too (possibly even a tuberose freak?), after I receive your package, Ines! I am extremely excited to discover some scents you love. Thank you again. 🙂

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  7. Ines January 8, 2011 at 23:01 Reply

    Marina, that's a very good way of putting it. 😀 I got some on my hands and I couldn't believe how incredible it smelled. I'm in love…

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  8. Ines January 8, 2011 at 23:06 Reply

    ScentScelf, I was ready to dismiss this Dior collection as no one seemed thrilled by it but if you say I should have a sniff, I will. :)If she doesn't read this, I'll make sure Branka knows she's appreciated by my fellow perfume enthusiasts (I know she'll be happy to hear this – btw, I think I'm taking her over to the perfume side).

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  9. Ines January 8, 2011 at 23:08 Reply

    Vanessa, if you ever decide to get into those waters, your bland side would probably be grateful if you started with Tubereuse Virginale. 🙂 Although I still haven't found a tuberose that could be called bland… 🙂

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  10. Ines January 8, 2011 at 23:09 Reply

    VintageLady, you know, SL doesn't deliver to Croatia so I really feel very lucky. 🙂

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  11. Ines January 8, 2011 at 23:12 Reply

    Suzanne I would proudly wave my tuberose flag beside you. I think you have really good (similar to mine) taste in perfume, obviously, if you're a tuberose freak like me. 😀

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  12. Ines January 8, 2011 at 23:14 Reply

    Carrie, I can't wait to hear what you will have to say. I'm so very excited as I think everyone should love tuberose because it just smells so intoxicatingly great. And obviously makes you lose your head as I have no better words to describe what it does to me. 😉

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  13. JoanElaine January 9, 2011 at 03:15 Reply

    I have Tubereuse Animale on my to-try list. Sounds so heady and breathtaking!How wonderful that yor friend could bring you perfume from Paris. What a delight!

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  14. Klara January 9, 2011 at 13:26 Reply

    I love tuberose as well, although I find it a bit too much in Piguet Fracas. I do love the Carnal Flower and am saving for a full bottle. A good starter tuberose might be L'artisan's La Chasse aux Papillons – although this one is more orange blossom+tuberose.You've got a great friend 🙂

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  15. Ines January 9, 2011 at 15:52 Reply

    JoanElain, it is breathtaking (like Marina said, no prisoners). :)When you get to try it, please let me know what you think.

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  16. Ines January 9, 2011 at 15:54 Reply

    Klara, I really am a tuberose freak, it's never too much. 😀 There's some in Chasse aux Papillons?! How did I miss that? I'll have to give it another go.I know, I really do have a great friend. 🙂

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  17. olfactoriastravels.com January 9, 2011 at 16:22 Reply

    Great that you got Ode a la Vanille! Do you love it?I am still a bit afraid of Tuberose, need to try more. 🙂

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  18. ScentScelf January 9, 2011 at 19:27 Reply

    Mwa ha ha…Branka, walk to the perfume… 😉

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  19. Michael January 9, 2011 at 21:42 Reply

    Ines I have a fondness for Tuberose, but many of them are quite difficult for a man to wear. Is Animale one of those a man might be able to pull off? I've toyed with the idea of ordering a few tuberose bulbs to grow for the summer. I suspect they might be better in the garden than on my skin!

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  20. Joan January 10, 2011 at 00:24 Reply

    YESSS more tuberose fans! The world can never have too many.Carnal Flower and Fracas are my favorites. Never smelled Tubereuse Animale, but I'll put it on my list!

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  21. Rose January 10, 2011 at 12:55 Reply

    how lovely to find your 'one' I love Fracas but I hardly wear it- I don't always feel va va voom enough- this one sounds great though, enjoy x

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  22. Ines January 10, 2011 at 13:02 Reply

    OlfactoriaT, Oh, I do love it! It's the Shalimar I came to love sprinkled with some vanilla, what's not to adore? P.S. I'm also a huge fan of Spiriteuse Double Vanille so you can see how this is a match made in heaven for me.

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  23. Ines January 10, 2011 at 13:04 Reply

    MIchael, I think you should try Animale. I can't really say what a man can pull off as every time I try, I get it wrong. 🙂 But this one doesn't smell that overtly feminine to me (as most tuberoses do) so I think it might work.If you decide to grow tuberose, I hope you'll tell us on your blog how that goes. 🙂

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  24. Ines January 10, 2011 at 13:06 Reply

    Welcome Joan to our emerging tuberose club! 🙂 Carnal Flower is wonderful which makes me wonder why am I saving my relatively large sample, I should get my hands on a decant at least.

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  25. Ines January 10, 2011 at 13:08 Reply

    Thanks Rose. Some tuberose scents do call for a type of a feeling in order to be worn – but some transport you to the right state of mind themselves.

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