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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.

  • Muhammed
    August 17, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    I love Bvlgari Man Wood Neroli.
    Twitter: @MouhamedAyeb

  • M Thompson
    August 17, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    Neroli sounds lovely. Great prize.

  • Maritess S
    August 17, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    I would love to try the Tuberose scent. @skultechm0m

  • Aarone Mawdsley
    August 17, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    tuberose sounds nice but both seem great!

  • Damla
    August 17, 2019 at 10:50 am

    I choose Bvlgari Splendida Tubereuse Mystique.

  • Eileen
    August 16, 2019 at 11:26 pm

    I love tuberose scents.

  • Dawn Sutherland
    August 16, 2019 at 11:22 pm

    Whilst both sound luxurious and divine, I am most intrigued by the Neroli. I love the lush sweet and fresh green in brings to fragrance! Thanks for the chance and good luck everyone! @CupcakeDawnie

  • Jennifer Magenta
    August 16, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    Neroli. Hard choice though! @jennymagenta

  • Roxanne M
    August 16, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    I’d love to try both! I believe I’d fall in love with Bvlgari Splendida Tubereuse Mystique instantly, though! The description of fragrance sounds so pleasant!~~R

    • Slavka Boshkoska
      August 16, 2019 at 8:33 pm

      While the Man Wood Neroli sounds amazing with the specific notes in it, the fact that it can be used on both sexes is the thing that I find so amazing! Scents like those are my favourite, along with more seductive ones like the Splendida Tubereuse Mystique. I love how they specifically picked the flowers at night, it’s so special and magical to me, how flowers change during the day. The bottles are stunning for both too, but as a huge moonlight, dark sky and midnight lover, the latter of the both is really grabbing my attention more!

    • Sherry Thomas
      August 17, 2019 at 7:27 am

      I think Neroli I don’t like Roses as a scent on me but my friends say different so I would say Neroli.

  • april snook
    August 16, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    Tuberose!! (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

  • Pearl Saban
    August 16, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    Tuberose is for me.

  • philipa
    August 16, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    Neroli – woody-floral with notes of bergamot, neroli, salt crystals accord, cypress, white cedar wood, orange blossom ,- Delightful ,

  • Laura Griggs
    August 16, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    I would like to try Splendida Tubereuse Mystique. @happishopr

  • richard turner
    August 16, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    neroli is best @beamtownrich

  • john lloyd
    August 16, 2019 at 12:59 pm

    I’ve never been experience trying luxury perfume, but splendida Tubereuse Mystique my goodness!!! i want to try it!

    • Anonymous
      August 16, 2019 at 1:05 pm

      I’ve never been experience trying luxury perfume, but splendida Tubereuse Mystique my goodness!!! i want to try it!

      • Nicola Meyer
        August 16, 2019 at 2:36 pm

        It’s a difficult choice but I will go with the Bvlgari Wood Neroli @NicolaLMeyer

    • john lloyd
      August 16, 2019 at 1:06 pm

      I’ve never been experience trying luxury perfume, but splendida Tubereuse Mystique my goodness!!! i want to try it!

  • Loraine Ellis
    August 16, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Splendida Tubereuse is my fave because it sounds like it smells devine. Twitter loraineye

  • Bita Sohrabi
    August 16, 2019 at 10:45 am

    I think that the Wood Neroli would definitely be a fav as anything described as these scents really stand out to me.
    I would definitely love to try both of these, especially the Mystique, it sounds so intriguing because they used flowers picked at night!

    Thanks for this chance Dave!
    Twitter handle: bita_s24

  • Cari Tomei
    August 16, 2019 at 9:55 am

    Bvlgari Wood Neroli & Splendida Tubereuse Mystique @Sparklyone35

  • Doamgoj
    August 16, 2019 at 9:38 am

    I adore wood fragrances so I want to win Bvlgari Wood Neroli @DkGoja

  • Alexandra Petridou
    August 16, 2019 at 9:03 am

    Tubereuse for me please! @alex7915p

  • Richard Evans
    August 16, 2019 at 7:51 am

    Bvlgari Man Wood Neroli @Richard83040381

  • Lia Kilgore
    August 16, 2019 at 7:04 am

    I would LOVE to try both scents, however the one I’d like to try the most is the Splendida Tubereuse Mystique ! I love what you wrote ab the flower and how it is picked in the evening bc the scent is more seductive at that time during the day. Also, the bottle being that deep blue is representative of the evening time. Very cool ideas & thought went into making this and I’d love to be able to try it!
    Sending love from your Twitter Fam!

  • Scott Humm
    August 16, 2019 at 4:24 am

    100% Neroli

    • Kellie W
      August 16, 2019 at 1:08 pm

      I pick Tuberose fragrances! I am sure the Neroli smells amazing too. Thanks for the chance to win!! Twitter: kellietoby

  • Annette Hamann
    August 16, 2019 at 1:44 am

    I would definitely love the Splendida Tubereuse Mystique 😊🌹💜

  • Naidene Cooper
    August 15, 2019 at 11:52 pm

    I know I would love the Splendida Tubereuse Mystique! @naidenec

    • April Wells
      August 16, 2019 at 9:19 pm

      It all sounds very ‘rich’ so for me I’m ok with my perfumes for now, but I’d love to win one of these for my son who is turning 18 on Aug. 20, entering his adult life and needs to smell great! I’d go with Bvlgari man wood Neroli

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