Cepes & Tuberose Review
Perfumer: Mandy Aftel
Top: bois de rose
Middle: tuberose, Moroccan rose.
Base: cepes absolute, benzoin
Oh Tuberose, Oh Tuberose. How much do I love thee? Tuberose is a hard note to like, not to mention love. It can be very polarizing, green, camphorous and just weird and funky smelling to put it mildly. But there is one fragrance that has made Tuberose for mild at heart. I have never smelled a better tuberose fragrance.
In nature, tuberose has two aspects to its nature. First it is creamy rich and sweet. It can take on sweaty skin, some people liken it to sweaty skin after coitus. Second, it has a green mentholated aroma reminiscent of hot petrol fumes. Very different scent profiles. Some people may even say rotting flowers or sour water that the flowers been setting in with the massive amount of indoles.
Mandy has put her spin on this polarizing flower and has made it accessible to the masses. Smooth and very grounded fragrance that is easy to wear. One doesn’t have to worry if they smell like sweaty skin after coitus.
The tuberose used is grounded by the addition of cepes mushroom. Who would have thought to add such an ingredient to a tuberose fragrance? This is absolutely brilliant. It goes to show that Mandy Aftel is a true professional at composing fragrances.
Cepes & Tuberose is not heavily floral and wears more amber like and earthy so guys can definitely wear it. It is truly unisex in every sense of the word.
The fragrance wears close to the skin and has
average longevity, which is great for a natural perfume.
Longevity: 4-6 hours (may vary on your skin)
Sometimes, different is good, and in the case of Cepes & Tuberose, this has put it on top. A grounded tuberose, with a lot of flair. Easy to wear and easy on the nose.
Cepes & Tuberose can be purchased at Aftelier.com. Both the extrait ¼ oz and the 30ml edp are $170. Samples(1ml) are also available for $6.
The focus of this review was for the edp concentration
Sample provided by Mandy Aftel