The mind does show signs of going:   I was prowling through my perfumes, lingering over the Histoires de Parfums Tubereuse 3 Animale and thinking – Did I write a review on this?  And if I didn’t, why didn’t I?

Top notes of tuberose, neroli, and kumquat; a heart of tuberose, aromatics, and plum; and a base of tuberose, blond tobacco, and immortelle.  This opens like honey dipped in smut, and I was thinking it was going to be a straight-up skank fragrance with a tuberose patina, but it’s not.  As Angela points out in her review, for a tuberose perfume, it’s a great tobacco honey scent.

I do get tuberose on me, but it’s not a full-on tuberose scent at all. The emphasis is on the tobacco, with the immortelle taking a nice role, not overpowering the perfume, but enriching it, and then I get the tuberose all nestled down in the middle.  So as long as I wasn’t wanting a tuberose in a big “Hey I’m a tuberose!” kind of way, I love this. It is warm, dripping comfort, and the drydown is really soft and lovely.  I want my bedsheets to smell like this. Oh, hey, good idea!

Then I ask, where is the animale in this?  Well, it’s a fuzzy kitten who has been in the kitchen lapping at the pancake syrup on a plate who then cuddled up next to me for a nap, breathing its sweet mapley kitty breath on me.

Even though nothing in its name really fits it, I adore it. It’s a lovely, warm scent to wear, and it has just a teensy bit of naughtiness running around, but it’s far more playful than sexual.   You know, like spank me instead of – well, you know.

And you’ll all be happy to know that I think my internets problem with getting to this website is over, yeah!!!  I think it just took time to work out. I have one browser that went there today, and I’m going to be brave and point Firefox to it next week

  • baby bath towels says:

    I must say that generally I am really fond of this blog.It is easy to see that you are impassioned to write. I wish I had got your ability to write. I look forward to more updates and will be returning.

  • maggiecat says:

    Your review makes me want to try this and I (usually) run screaming from anything with tuberose…. Great writing!

  • Tom says:

    Oddly, this makes me want to try this..

  • Louise says:

    It’s hard to call it a tuberose, fer sure, but it shore it purty. I also like the other 2-those are 2 tuberoses I can get behind :d/

  • mals86 says:

    OK, that’s it, I’monna get me samples of those HdP Tubereuses. I was going to wait until fall (I probably should wait anyway, otherwise they’ll just languish in my samples box for cooler weather). Finefinefine, I’ll go put them on my wishlist at TPC, just to remind me.

    Chilly and rainy here in SW Va too, but not freezing. Wearing Le Temps d’une Fete. :d

    • maidenbliss says:

      Thank you so much for that sample of LTdF, Mals–it’s heaven!:x

    • Patty says:

      You know, i think I could wear it maybe during the summer. Not on a really hot day, but I’m interested to see how it holds up.

  • Musette says:

    Huh. Well, the mapley thing sort of scares me and I’m not one for much in the way of warm/fuzzy – but ya nebber know. I have a couple of HdP samps, but don’t think this is one of them.

    I wore Azuree last night but have the remnants of Lelong pF body cream on my robe. A world-tilting combination.

    Freezing here today – and rainy. Like actual sweater/jacket (combo) weather. I’m thinking Cuir de Lancome.

    xoxo >-)

    • maidenbliss says:

      I do so adore my Azuree and wore some spritzes:x of it yesterday in my just washed hair. Ah, the scent of my pillows.
      Since Joe mentioned the Cedre I’ve now got that on and it’s so lovely.
      Still debating the LeLong; bet it’s crazy good with a bit of the Azuree lingering….:)>-
      Did Fracas come in a turquoise and gold bottle in the 80’s? Kinda swirly?

      • Musette says:

        Not to my knowledge, though I know that bottle (now why do I know that bottle…..:-? )

        The only Fracas iterations I know of are the square black glass bottles and a cut-glass (clear) sort of tallish bottle (I broke it, all over my bathroom, several years ago – you could smell it outside! It faded when I replaced the ceramic tile floor. And not a moment sooner)

        Azuree was perfect for last night. Chilly night, comfy scent. However, on my bathrobe, the two were like Clash of the Titans. The robe lost – we’ll see if Tide wins over those two behemoths.

        Wearing Cuir de Lancome today (Thanks, Shelley! ^:)^ ). Perfect for a chilly, rainy day.

        xo >-)

        • Shelley says:

          Share the love, I say. 🙂

          • maidenbliss says:

            Well, Shelley? Do You remember that bottle? I’m sure it goes further back than the 80’s. It seems
            to me it was a deep turquoise (mentioned above to Musette) and gold bottle, always on a tray with
            Shalimar and other Guerlains, Chanels. Can’t think of what it was.

    • Patty says:

      Snow here, i’m thinking of a nice big heavy something as my last chance at wearing that until october.

      This is a nice fuzzy, not a foodie fuzzy.

  • Ann N. says:

    Yum yum!! Sounds absolutely dee-lish! Yet another scent to crave. And here I was trying to be so good and frugal. Ah – the best-laid plans …

    • Patty says:

      Histoires has a cute little three-scent set that’s not bad at! You get like 10 mls of each for 80-90, I think? Maybe 70? They have some really nice scents, or you can get all three the same thing, if you like!

  • kathleen says:

    I still smell remnants of this from last night. If today proves to be the cool, rainy day that has been predicted, I’ll be wearing it again.

  • Pimpinett says:

    Oh, that sounds delightful! Tuberose can get a bit sickly sweet on me. Fracas is positively yummy on paper, for example, but I’m not so sure I would want to wear it (although that’s probably more of a “yet” than an “ever”, I suspect). Tobacco and immortelle with tuberose has a fantastic ring to it, though, and I love the kitty breath analogy!
    Must try Cédre as well.

    • Patty says:

      Yeah, I’m not a fan of the big tuberose blown up like in Fracas. I like it in theory, but find it hard to wear for a day. The flower that I can walk away from, though, I adore.

      I love the new L’Artisan tuberose, too, though I want a bigger sampler to play with!!! I just got to sniff it briefly once.

      • Pimpinett says:

        I have never smelled the flower, actually. How does it compare to the classic perfume iterations?

        Yeah, that one seems like a must-try as well. I should do some side-by-side tuberose sampling, and see if there’s a plant at the botanical garden or somewhere.

  • Flora says:

    This one sounds like my cup of warm, fuzzy tea!

    I do hope the Intertoobs issue is fixed for good! :d/

    • Patty says:

      Well, in one browers, probably the others too, but I just want to be *really* sure before I try my normal one in case hitting that error again resets it back to the way it was.

    • March says:

      I read that as “interboobs.” :”>

  • Joe says:

    Oh yes. Animale! :(|) (pretend that there is a kitty with maple bref)

    I was really wearing the hell out of this in January and February (made for a woman, but I like it too!). To me, the tuberose is as unmistakably there as it is in SL Cedre, to which I’d compare it just a bit. This wears very cozy… VERRRRRRY cozy. 😡 Total cashmere sweater scent. The weather’s been getting a bit too warm lately to pull this off, but I’ll gladly get it out late next fall for more cozy goodness.

    • Melissa says:

      I wore this in January and February too. I can’t imagine all of that immortelle in June! I love the comparison to Cedre. They smell nothing alike imo, but the way in which tuberose makes its appearance in both scents is very similar.

      • Joe says:

        And I have you to thank for the decant… so thanks again! Last time I tried #1 I decided I really liked that a lot too and it’s perfect for spring/early summer. So nice.

      • Patty says:

        I agree. I’m not a big fan of Cedre, but get that the approaches are similar in both scents. It just works for me nicely in this one. I still expect a big smut-bomb every time I spritz it, though, and feel sorta odd that it’s just not there.

    • March says:

      Wah!!! I never tried this! It’s freaking cold enough yesterday and today I am in fact contemplating bustin’ out the Cedre in consolation….

    • Patty says:

      Oh, I think this is a great boy scent! I’d curl up next to any guy wearing it.