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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.

  • Ellie Lane
    August 12, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    I’d love to try the Bvlgari, you’ve compared tuberose to jasmine and gardenia, two of my favorite scents. @ElaBluEyes

  • Carolyn W
    August 12, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    I would like to try Wood Neroli as I am a fan of: bergamot, white cedar wood, musks, and mineral amber accord (@ContestQueen)

  • Rebecca Stanchfield Meeks
    August 12, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    Oh my, both are so beautiful! Having to pick one, I would love to try the Bvlgari Splendida Tubereuse Mystique. I’ve heard what some of your followers and you also have said about Tubereuse. Everyone has had such wonderful things to say!
    @MeStanchfield

  • Sarah H
    August 12, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    Bvlgari Wood Neroli
    @sarahontestor

  • Naomi
    August 12, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    I love tuberose. It reminds me of Hawaii, where I grew up.

    @superdumb

  • Josephine Lynne Jennings
    August 12, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    Tuberose is such a beautiful fragrance. @JosephineLynne1

  • Nancy Jachcik
    August 12, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    I would like Bvlgari Wood Neroli Thanks for the chance @nanja46

  • Tess
    August 12, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    Tuberose is my favourite!

    @typicallytess

  • Lisa Pope
    August 12, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    It has to be Splendida Tubereuse Mystique @lisapop01

  • Aurica
    August 12, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    I’d love to win Bvlgari Splendida Tubereuse Mystique for myself. Love Bvlgari fragrances so much!
    @Schastlivaya

  • Onyinye Elochukwu
    August 12, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    My choice will be Bvlgari Splendida Tubereuse Mystique. The bottle is so appealing to me and I love the notes.
    @Onyiakpanisi

  • Georgia
    August 12, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    I would like to try Splendida Tubereuse Mystiqe! @SpleenDeCouture

  • Paula Ritchie
    August 12, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    I would love the Splendida Tubereuse Mystique the best
    @pmr555

  • Laura Deck
    August 12, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    I would love to try a fragrance with Neroli! Thanks for the chance.

  • daniela sborlini
    August 12, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    i think the Bvlgari Splendida Tubereuse Mystique. i think i would really like the tuberose flower and i like the story that it was forbidden plus i need a little sexy in my life lol! @daniela27

    • Karen Ali
      August 12, 2019 at 2:47 pm

      I would love to try the splendida tubereuse mystique! Sounds Beautiful!
      @KarenAli11

  • Donna Maslen
    August 12, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    I would love to try Bvlgari Splendida Tubereuse Mystique!
    Good luck everyone.
    @iCruiseify

  • Heather Swanson
    August 12, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    I would love to try Bvlgari

  • Sandra Lee
    August 12, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    How wonderful! My choice is definitely Neroli, ‘the secret ingredient in Coca Cola’ has me intrigued! Thank you so very much for the opportunity.
    My Twitter name is Sandra Lee (@SandraL11000499)

  • Cheri Stevens
    August 12, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    Both of them spi d amazing but the Tuberose is intriguing!
    @Daspen68

  • Seti n.
    August 12, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    I would love to try both! but more leaning more towards Splendida Tubereuse Mystique, it sounds lovely!
    twitter; @setinahid

  • Rebecca Smith
    August 12, 2019 at 2:17 pm

    I would love to try them both!
    @2012Beckysmith

  • Rebecca Carrier
    August 12, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    I would love to try out Splendida Tubereuse Mystique, but the other one sounds good too. I sometimes like men’s cologne better than women’s.

  • kristen visser
    August 12, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    I would love to try the Bvlgari Man Wood Neroli @weezyme

    • Kimberly Cage
      August 12, 2019 at 2:30 pm

      I would love to try the Splendida Tuberuese Mystique! @sugarbritches56

  • Anna Roszak-Robinson
    August 12, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    Both
    @robinson4206

  • Jecinta
    August 12, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    Elles sont trop belles . Merci monsieur #Dave. My fingers re Well crossed .

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