Comfort zone – tuberose and vanilla

Or, to give it a name Watch by M. Micallef. Or, Time for Love.

Although it seems tuberose might be a figment of my imagination as it’s not listed in the notes but I see people on Fragrantica thought they smell it too. Ylang-ylang as well,  but I’d say what I think of as tuberose could also be jasmine + ylang-ylang (sometimes I mix the two). But ylang-ylang isn’t listed either. 🙂

I had more fun smelling this while not looking at the listed notes. 😀watch

I cannot say it’s a breathtakingly novel perfume. Or that it will be loved by the masses (although you never really know but as it came out in 2002. and costs and arm and a leg, that’s a safe bet). 😉

What I can say is that it offers me comfort all day long as when you have tuberose and vanilla in a perfume, you can be pretty sure the longevity will work in its favor. 🙂 I’m guessing amber and musk help too and luckily the musk used here is one I am fine with (I don’t think they used too much).

Unfortunately, I can’t say much about the fruit and the peony except the fruit obviously works well with the sweet notes, and peony works well with the white notes. I also can’t help but wonder if there is some opoponax in there as well, as it has that special smell I always associate with my childhood play-doh equivalent.

No wonder I find it a comforting perfume…

Top notes: jasmine, vanilla and mandarin.                                                                      Heart: fruit and Chinese peony                                                                                        Base: amber and musk.


P.S. I knew I’d forget something. 🙂 This lovely perfume came to my through Asali who knows my perfume tastes better than I do at times.

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11 thoughts on “Comfort zone – tuberose and vanilla

  1. Asali June 17, 2014 at 22:03 Reply

    I am so glad it gets used- especially as a comfort-zone. This was one tuberose I liked too, I guess it’s the mix as you say of tuberose and vanilla.


    • Ines June 18, 2014 at 10:23 Reply

      What’s not to like?! 😉
      Thank you once more for sending it. Although I was a bit shocked when I saw the price…


  2. Tara June 17, 2014 at 22:42 Reply

    Too funny about the longevity. Yep, I can see that tuberose + vanilla = v.v.v. long lasting.

    I’m glad you’re getting comfort from this one, Ines.


    • Ines June 18, 2014 at 10:24 Reply

      😀 At least one perfume that has no longevity issues. 😉
      Comfort comes handy these days, I must say.


  3. ginzaintherain June 18, 2014 at 16:51 Reply

    that smell is a motherfuck!


  4. Natalie June 21, 2014 at 08:47 Reply

    I can’t imagine (from the note list) how this is good, and I doubt I could wear it (tuberose too much), but your description is definitely enticing!


    • Ines June 23, 2014 at 09:40 Reply

      Well, you certainly know now to skip it. 😉
      Although if you ever get the chance to try it, I would love to know what you think of it.


      • Natalie June 24, 2014 at 00:09 Reply

        🙂 I will let you know if I try it!


  5. Vanessa June 29, 2014 at 17:22 Reply

    Longevity seems somehow fitting for a perfume called Watch. 😉 As a born again white floral lover and a long time fan of vanilla, I think I might like this too and am glad it is ‘ticking over’ so nicely for you – good for Asali for picking it out!


    • Ines June 30, 2014 at 10:10 Reply

      Asali has this unbelievable ability of picking up a perfume for her perfumista friends that will be the next love. She’s done it several times already with me.
      I think you might like it. 🙂


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