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! 🙂


  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. 🙂


  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!


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

    Oh, Serge Lutens Boxeuses. This is great!


  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! 🙂


  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. 🙂


  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…


  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).


  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… 🙂


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

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


  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. 😀


  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. 😉


  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!


  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 🙂


  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.


  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. 🙂


  17. 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. 🙂


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

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


  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!


  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!


  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


  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.


  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. 🙂


  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.


  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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