Fresh tuberose, queen of the night. Although the word rose is in the name, this flower has nothing to do with roses. She is distantly related to the hyacinth. The tuberose is a sweet, floral explosion on a stem. So lovely, in fact, that it is often used in bridal bouquets. At night, it makes quite a noise, well, smell. The clusters of flowers with many bells smell theatrical in the small hours. Floral, jasmine and honey-like. The scent even has something animalic about it. The tuberose can therefore be found in many exclusive perfumes.
COLOURS AND SHAPES
The tuberose's collection of small flowers radiate on a long slender stem. Sometimes up to 90 centimetres high. And it keeps on shining, because the white, pink or purple flowers last a long time. And then that lovely fragrance... Actually, this flower is a bit like the lily!
This fragrance explosion originated in Mexico and subsequently conquered Morocco, Egypt and China. In the seventeenth century, tuberose was exported to Europe from India. It immediately became a favourite ingredient for several exclusive perfumes. The flower was also much loved by the French court. Madame de La Vallière, a mistress of Louis XIV, wore the tuberose in corsages and in her hair.
The tuberose used to symbolise 'pride of the rich'. Nowadays, this flower symbolises new creations and dangerous pleasure. Let's go for the former!