Before we get too far into the fall, let’s look at a branch of the tuberose family tree that I’ve been ruminating over for a while. So here goes: If Fracas and Carnal Flower had a love child, with Tubereuse Criminelle lurking somewhere nearby among the relatives (perhaps a grandmother?), Hiram Green Moon Bloom could very well be it.
It’s got a dab of the buttery, rubber-y note of Fracas, but not so much as to scare you off, lightened as it is by its charms echoing Carnal Flower. Also in its genes resides a small hit of the menthol-camphory pop that CF shares lightly with TC’s medicinal opening.
Moon Bloom straddles the tuberose fence nicely: On the days when more oomph than the elegant Carnal Flower is needed, but not quite as much firepower as Fracas provides, it creates a good balance. The tuberose starts off strikingly with a hint of menthol, then see-saws with a lovely jasmine, a bit of green, and a hint of coconut to top things off beautifully, lending a playful whisper as it does so well in CF, Ysatis, By Kilian Beyond Love, and others.
I just wish it lasted longer. Granted, my original go at Moon Bloom was via a dab sample vial. So I made haste to get a little spray decant of it to experience it in a bigger way. However, even that didn’t seem to last as long as I thought it should have. But then again, I usually only spray once. So perhaps what’s needed is what several Posse writers (Tom? March?) have said on the Posse: “Drench your poitrine until your socks are wet.”
So let me give that a go and see what turns up. Two sprays on one wrist (sorry, folks, I just can’t bring myself to do more) not surprisingly, resulted in a bigger medicinal whoosh, followed by a more intense unfolding of the other characters. Longer lasting most definitely and still quite enjoyable, and gives the menthol stripe a far longer ride.
BTW, I think this would be nice in a body cream or shower gel as well, not to mention extrait.
Notes from Fragrantica: tuberose absolute, jasmine absolute, ylang-ylang, coconut, greens, tropical spices and resins.
Have any of you tried Hiram Green Moon Bloom? If so, what did you think of it? Or what tuberose scents are you loving now?