Though tuberose is currently in bloom in the fragrance world, the seductive floral has some serious historical cred. In ancient Egypt, the flower's essences were extracted and used for aromatherapy purposes, and rumor has it, young girls were banned from smelling the bloom during Queen Victoria's reign out of fear that it would trigger a spontaneous orgasm. It has been immortalized in poetry by Thomas Moore and Percy Bysshe Shelley, the latter of whom referred to tuberose as "the sweetest flower for scent that blows."
Clearly, the note has staying power past the scent trail it leaves on your skin, which, by the way, is the very definition of sex appeal. Veering between sweet, sensual, and at times, almost creamy, it's a floral you definitely recognize, and is one everyone in your path will certainly remember.
Here, we put together a list of the 7 most gorgeous takes on the tuberose blossom so far.
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