01/02 Vapeur de Tubéreuse by Julie Massé for Fragrance Republic 2013

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Post by Poodle

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Hi APJ,

When I was asked to sample a new perfume I jumped at the chance. I’m usually late to the party with most new releases. When I heard it was a tuberose scent my nostrils really perked up. Mmmmmm….. white florals.

01/02 Vapeur de Tubéreuse by Julie Massé for Fragrance Republic 2013

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Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: rose absolute
Heart: Tuberose absolute
Base: Cocoa résinoïde

Fragrance Republic 01/02 Vapeur de Tubéreuse is without a doubt a white floral but for those of you frightened by the BIG white florals out there, this might be just the ticket. The idea behind the scent was to create something light and airy, two words not usually connected with tuberose, and perfumer Julie Massé succeeded.

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Initially there’s a wonderful burst of flowers, white roses, tuberose and a touch of green leaves and stems which keeps it from being too, too much. There’s a fresh, just bloomed quality to it followed by a slight creamy softness. The other listed note is cocoa. I had some trouble really smelling it at first because I was looking for something sweet like hot cocoa. This cocoa is more like unsweetened baking cocoa. It’s there but it’s dry and earthier and seems to keep the flower notes from becoming too sweet or cloying. It wears somewhat linear on me with the cocoa becoming a little more apparent as it dries down.

Even at its most intense point the scent maintains an airy, wispy quality about it. That’s not to say you can’t smell it because you can. It just doesn’t have that heavy quality like some tuberose scents do. If the carnal aspect of tuberose perfumes has scared you in the past, fear not, this one is clean but not soapy. The creaminess of tuberose is there but it’s not overly sweet or heavy. I imagine this perfume would bloom beautifully in warmer weather. Also worth noting, on my scent eating skin I can still smell traces 3 hours later. For a lighter perfume that’s actually quite impressive on me.

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Vapeur de Tuberose isn’t a scent I’d normally be interested in because of that airy quality but, I have to be honest, I like it. Right now it’s well below freezing outside but when I sniff this perfume I think spring or summer and I also think brides. Seriously, this would be a great bridal scent. It’s feminine. It’s a scent that is easy to wear without it wearing you. The wispy quality to it calls to mind a veil of chiffon blowing in a floral scented breeze. It’s not a skin scent but it’s also not going to take over the room.

One other interesting thing to note is that my husband actually said I smelled fabulous. He very rarely comments on my perfumes so Vapeur de Tuberose will be in my rotation to give him a break from smelling my usual incense and woody scents.

Further reading: Chemist In A Bottle
Fragrance Republic has $45/15ml + $95/75ml

Until next time…
hugs
Poodle X

14 comments on “01/02 Vapeur de Tubéreuse by Julie Massé for Fragrance Republic 2013

  1. Azar says:

    Try to stay warm, Poodle!

    I am using the FR 01/no.04 and its OK but also very airy. No good comments from B-Azar on that one. I love tuberose, though, so am tempted to try 02.

    Azar xx

  2. hotlanta linda says:

    TerraNova`s tuber is also sunny, full-blown, but not heavy at all! 🙂

    • poodle says:

      I haven’t tried that one. I’m normally not a light and airy kind of girl. I like the heavy hitters but I know these lighter scents have their fans.

    • Azar says:

      The only thing I have from TerrNova is their patchouli and that is the darkest and dirtiest patchouli I have ever tried. It is not for the faint of heart. Very 60’s!

  3. That does sound quite nice! The more I hear about these Fragrance Republic scents, the more appealing they become. And so affordable 🙂
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  4. Kandice says:

    I love tuberose but have been craving something lighter. Most of the scents I wear are heavier. This sounds just perfect. I’ll have to try it. Thanks so much for the review!

    • poodle says:

      I hope you can try this. It’s light and airy and pretty. I mean that in a good way though. Sometimes saying a perfume is pretty seems like an insult, like it’s not anything spectacular. This is very wearable in almost any situation. I like easy perfumes once in a while.

  5. Steve says:

    Poodle – I like the cost factor with FR, but I have not found this or a couple others to be anything that special. Nice, but rather benign. Great review though 🙂
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    • poodle says:

      I agree, they aren’t earth shattering based on what you’re used to sniffing. Oddly enough, I’ve gotten compliments when testing them so I think for people looking for safe, office friendly scents, these fit the bill.

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