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Neroli or Tuberose fragrance? (Mary Helen T told us & won)

Do you love neroli or tuberose fragrances best?

Bvlgari Man Wood Neroli & Bvlgari Splendida Tubereuse Mystique fragrances
Bvlgari Man Wood Neroli & Bvlgari Splendida Tubereuse Mystique fragrances

Two of the biggest fragrance trends for autumn 2019 come from tiny white blooms with big personalities. Neroli, the scent from the bitter orange tree and tuberose are appearing in numerous luxe fragrance launches this season. And that is good news for those who love white florals with character. Here’s a little backstory on the trend.

scent trend: neroli
scent trend: neroli

Neroli has been used in perfumery for centuries. It’s the essential oil of the bitter orange tree flower which is extracted through a process of steam distillation. It’s scent is sweet and honeyed with a little kick of spice and green notes. The ingredient, while a favourite of perfumers, is said to be the secret ingredient in Coca Cola.) The blossoms are handpicked in late April to early May when the blossoms are most fragrant. You’ll find the largest bitter orange tree orchards in Tunisia and Morocco. Southern Italy is also a big producer. (Here’s a link to read more about neroli.)

Bvlgari Man Wood Neroli
Bvlgari Man Wood Neroli

Italian jewelry brand Bvlgari is introducing an elegant neroli-inspired fragrance this season called “Wood Neroli”. It’s a fresh woody-floral with notes of bergamot, neroli, salt crystals accord, cypress, white cedar wood, orange blossom absolute, musks, ambrox and mineral amber accord. I’ve found it smells beautiful on men and women. The scent was actually inspired by the clear Mediterranean light.

Like the bitter orange tree flower, tuberose is a tiny white floral with a bold character. (Think of it as the Celine Dion of flowers.) It has a creamy , velvety floral scent that was popular in the 1970s and is now enjoying a renaissance. This happens when one or two master perfumers use it in a perfume that becomes a global success. Other brands look at the success and suddenly ask for scents with that note. Ralph Lauren Woman used strong tuberose ingredients and sold very well as did Givenchy L’Interdit. During Victorian times, young girls were forbade smelling this flower as it was considered too sexy.

tuberose flower
tuberose flower

It’s interesting to note that Polianthes tuberosa doesn’t have any botancial relation to roses, despite the name. It has more in common with jasmine or gardenia than rose. A single bouquet of tuberose can scent a large room for several days – that is how powerful they are. The flowers are picked while still in bud so that they can give off their most alluring scent as the flowers wilt.

Bvlgari Splendida Tubereuse Mystique
Bvlgari Splendida Tubereuse Mystique

Bvlgari has taken a unique approach to the tuberose trend by picking the buds in the evening. Flowers give off slightly different fragrances throughout the day – something that perfumers discovered. Tuberose has a more alluring and sensual character at night. So this became the inspiration for Splendida Tubereuse Mystique. It’s a seductive white floral with notes of Davana essence, blackcurrant buds, Twilight Tuberose, vanilla and myrrh resin. The bottle is inky blue to represent twilight.

THE GIVEAWAY: I gave away this set of Bvlgari Wood Neroli and Splendida Tubereuse Mystique to one lucky reader. To enter, I asked readers to tell me in a blog comment below which fragrance appeals to them most. Mary Helen T told use and we drew her name at random. Congrats Mary Helen!

Bvlgari Wood Neroli & Splendida Tubereuse Mystique
Bvlgari Wood Neroli & Splendida Tubereuse Mystique

Here is the direct link to check out Bvlgari Wood Neroli at Hudson’s Bay.

Here is the direct link to check out Bvlgari Splendida Tubereuse Mystique at Hudson’s Bay.


  • Trisha Pedros
    August 12, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    I love both but if I have to choose I would go with Bvlgari Splendida Tubereuse Mystique! Thank you, Dave! Good luck beautiful people! @Triped67

  • Peter Watson
    August 12, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    I prefer Neroli.
    @akamalaccas1

  • Anna Nguyen
    August 12, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    Bvlgari Splendida Tubereuse Mystique, twitter @poetriot

  • Janice Cournoyer
    August 12, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    The wood Neroli @marieanneshirle

    • Natasha Sheganlall
      August 12, 2019 at 2:11 pm

      The Wood Neroli

      @Nawtynatty1508

  • Alyssa
    August 12, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    Tuberose!!

  • Tina H
    August 12, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    I love them both but I think Neroli is my favourite. Twitter @666Breeze666

    • Michelle rack
      August 12, 2019 at 2:14 pm

      NEROLI is the one

  • Shirley Boyle
    August 12, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    The Neroli! @scootiebobo

  • Maria
    August 12, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    Bvlgari Man Wood Neroli @MonarchBaTrFly

  • S Smith
    August 12, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    Tuberose! @LancasterBHoney

  • Shirley
    August 12, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    The wood Neroli @marieanneshirle

  • Rania R.
    August 12, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    Bvlgari Man Wood Neroli
    @NiaRam86

  • Julie Prasad
    August 12, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    I have never try any of them but once Dave talk about it will be amazing @julieprasad

  • Lisa Larreau
    August 12, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    Bulgari Splendida Tubereuse sounds wonderful. I’d love to try! Thanks for the amazing chance at these awesome scents💕

  • Charlotte
    August 12, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    Bvlgari Splendida Tubereuse Mystique sounds absolutely wonderful. Would love to try that one
    @CharFah1

  • Maria thomas
    August 12, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    For me, it would be Bvlgari Man Wood Neroli.
    I’m very excited to try this as it contains a lot of my favourite notes. So out together 6 this should be a new favourite of mine.
    @sherree75

  • William Stewart
    August 12, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    Bvlgari Man Wood Neroli! @William02822630

  • Tania Mercer
    August 12, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    Love Neroli!
    Orange blossom is one of my fave scents ever. I can bathe in it!

  • Gabrielle
    August 12, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    Both are so appealing, but I suppose I lean a bit more toward Wood Neroli. @velvetwhip

  • Jayne K
    August 12, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    Splendida Tubereuse Mystique sounds perfect.
    @jaizduck

  • Lynn Marie
    August 12, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    Splendida Tubereuse Mystique is most appealing, who doesn’t love a little mystique in their life 😉
    @serenitysbeach

  • Jeanne Mallett
    August 12, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    The Neroli soundss amazing! @jeannemallett

  • Fiona Ryan
    August 12, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    I would very much love to try the Tubereuse Mystique.
    Twitter – Ms_F_Tutu

    • Kimberly P.
      August 12, 2019 at 1:49 pm

      Bvlgari Splendida Tubereuse, I love tuberose! @OCsiren

  • BlessedTA
    August 12, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    Wood Neroli @BlessedTA

  • Maria Varouti
    August 12, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    Bvlgari Man Wood Neroli 😊
    @alwaysoptimist

    • Dawn Renee
      August 12, 2019 at 1:49 pm

      Bulgari splenda tubereuse mystique sounds delicious and seductive. @dawn__renee

  • Maria Lontou
    August 12, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    Bulgari Splendida Tubereuse!! Thank you for the chance!! @marialontou

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