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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.


  • Maria V.
    August 14, 2019 at 7:10 am

    I’d love to try Bvlgari Man Wood Neroli because I love fresh woody-floral fragrances.

    @MVezenkova

  • Mary Coder
    August 14, 2019 at 7:04 am

    I really love both but having to choose I would say I’d pick the tuberose because I love gardenia and Jasmine and similar fragrances! I would love to try both performance as well but I think I’d prefer the Splendids Tuberuese Mystique! Thanks Dave!
    @marymarshaa

  • Georgina Jacobs
    August 14, 2019 at 6:54 am

    Splendida Tubereuse Mystique thanks @gegewiganese

  • patricia caradonna
    August 14, 2019 at 6:45 am

    Splendida Tubereuse Mystique appeals to me.
    @pcaradonna

  • Elizabeth Bruckman
    August 14, 2019 at 4:23 am

    Both if these scents sound fascinating and appealing. It’s hard to choose between them. I think the Splendida Tubereuse Mystique sounds the most appealing

  • Annet
    August 14, 2019 at 3:49 am

    Splendida Tubereuse Mystique would be great.
    @sincerelyannet

  • Valerie S Warmington
    August 13, 2019 at 11:16 pm

    Neroli〰〰〰

    @valeriewarming1

  • Susan P.
    August 13, 2019 at 10:38 pm

    I would love both the neroli and tuberose but the tuberose would be my favorite.
    @orchidlady01

  • Anonymous
    August 13, 2019 at 10:17 pm

    I really like Bvlgari Man wood Neroli. It’s such a classic scent. Not overwhelming yet long lasting! I am looking forward to try Bvlgari Splendida Tubereuse Mystique ! 😊😊

    • Saniya
      August 13, 2019 at 10:20 pm

      I really like Bvlgari Man wood Neroli. It’s such a classic scent. Not overwhelming yet long lasting! I am looking forward to try Bvlgari Splendida Tubereuse Mystique ! 😊😊

  • Melinda
    August 13, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Splendida Tubereuse Mystique is my first choice

    • Jibralta Merrill
      August 13, 2019 at 11:56 pm

      I wear men’s colognes because I love spicy + Oriental scents. I’d love the Neroli because it also has bergamot, cedar, cypress + musk! DIVINE!
      The Tuberose would be lovely on a hot summer day.
      @PeconicLady

  • Annette P.
    August 13, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    Tuberose is one of my absolute favorite scents, so my vote is for Splendida Tubereuse Mystique. Even a small bouquet of tuberose will scent a room with their sweet fragrance. @anoushka535

  • Kathy M.
    August 13, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    Tubereuse is one of my top favorite scents for man and house – This year I purchased a sea salt neroli home fabric refresher spray and fell in lust with it!
    Bvlgari Wood Neroli would get lot’s of use this Fall, I’m sure of it!!! xoxo @KatM21 twitter

  • Deb Ford
    August 13, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    I think I would love the Splendida Tubereuse Mystique. Thanks for the chance
    @fairydancer35

  • Solange
    August 13, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    Splendida Tubereuse Mystique appeals to me most.

  • Tracy
    August 13, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    I think the Splendida Tubereuse Mystique sounds divine.

  • Dagmara
    August 13, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    I’d love to try Bvlgari Splendida Tubereuse Mystique, it sounds divine! What fabulous trends are coming, it’s very exciting! :))

    Dagpop @Dag96904584

  • Katerina Ellina
    August 13, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    I would love to try Splendida Tubereuse Mystique @Katerina_Ellina ❤️❤️❤️

  • Christine Reed
    August 13, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    I would love to try the Bvlgari Man Wood Neroli for my husband and my son. This sounds like it is an amazing fragrance.

  • Nikki Hayes
    August 13, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    Splendida Tubeurose sounds best for me – although I’,m always open to trying a new fragrance :o)

  • TRACY MANNING
    August 13, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    Bvlgari Man Wood Neroli with notes of bergamot, neroli, salt crystals accord, cypress, white cedar wood, orange blossom absolute, musks, ambrox and mineral amber sounds lovely @Tracyy__

  • Mary Ellen Ramsden
    August 13, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    Oh, they both sound lovely! I think I’d be intrigued to try the Wood Neroli. I’ve never tried a man’s scent on myself. If I win, my Twitter handle is @Emmie12750

  • Julie Delacruz
    August 13, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    I love BLv period!The woman’s bottle is Beautiful splendida woman for me black current Wonderful!@Julie2827

  • Galina Kaplanas
    August 13, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    Love Bvlg ari brand.Have all o them.Would love to try Splendida Tubereuse Mystique.Thank you. Galina

  • April Brannum
    August 13, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    I have been eagerly awaiting Splendida Tubereuse Mystique! I can’t wait to try it! 😉

  • Johanne Laurin-Castonguay
    August 13, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    I would love to try Splendida Tubereuse Mystique first! Thanks! (@heyjo02)

    • Leah Whitson
      August 13, 2019 at 2:28 pm

      My fiancee and I would absolutely love to try Bvlgari Man wood Neroli. It’s funny because we actually just tested this at a department store last week and it is on our top 5 favorite scents list! 🙂 @whitson_leah

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