Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Miller Harris: Noix de Tubereuse
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.
Pic and notes by: http://www.luckyscent.com/