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This Cool Floral Scent Will Be Huge This Spring


"Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking," you're saying. Hear us out:В Tuberose is shaping up to be the It fragrance of the season, and likely becauseВ itВ isn'tВ your classically romantic rose.В Where many blooms can veer on the side of sweet and cloying, tuberose boasts an exotic, sharp greenВ note that lends it more of an edge. It's heady and seductive, and it has a long history of being associated with sensuality and desire. It's thusВ essentially the perfect floral for people who typically hate florals (spoken by one such person).В

With this kind of appeal, it's unsurprising yet no less noteworthy that tuberose takes the lead in these tried-and-true favorites.

Frederic Malle Carnal Flower $265Shop

ThisВ fragrance was so named for tuberose's animalistic edge, and that quality alone takes a starring role in this hypnotic fragrance. Inspired by actress Candice Bergen (who also happens to be Malle's aunt) and her role in 1971's sexually chargedВ Carnal Knowledge, Carnal FlowerВ also features bergamot, eucalyptus, melon, jasmine, musk, and ylang-ylang as supporting players.В

Memo Paris Marfa $300Shop

Touted as "the eye of a tuberose," Memo's latestВ fragrance isВ a true representation of the artsy bohemian desert destination it's named for. That heady floral note is front and center, accentuated for mandarin, orange blossom, ylang-ylang, and agave. Hits of sandalwood, cedar, and musk give it a dusty edge.В We're so obsessed with the resulting intoxicating blend, that it's not uncommon to get a whiff of the stuff when strolling around Byrdie HQ.В

Byredo Casablanca Lilly Night Veil Perfume Oil $550Shop

Byredo's trio of ultra-concentrated perfume oils scream luxury-andВ we're not just referring to the incredibly chic packaging. Casablanca Lily is a luscious, honeyed blend of plum, gardenia, and tuberose, and clove.

Carven L'Absolu $92Shop

Carven's newest scent is feminine to be sure, but with a bit of an exotic edge-kind of like tuberose itself. The floral note is joined here by mandarin, ylang-ylang, jasmine,В iris, sandalwood, patchouli, and labdanum. It's aВ full-bodied, well-roundedВ fragrance forВ the head-turning cool girl.

Diptyque Do Son Eau de Toilette $98Shop

A longstanding Byrdie favorite, Do Son strikes a punchyВ balance of fresh, spicy, and floral-making itВ perfect for spring. Tuberose is front and center, accentuated by orange, rose, iris, and peppercorn, withВ a subtle base of benzoin and musk. All in all, it's clean and exuberant.

Maison Margiela Replica Flower Market $125Shop

If you can conjure up the scent that greets you when walking into a flower shop-a variety of floralsВ undercut by crisp greenness-you probablyВ have a good idea of what Flower Market smells like. It leads with a mix of freesia, rose, jasmine, and tuberose, balanced by earthierВ notes courtesy of moss and cedar.

Miller Harris Tuberosa Eau de Parfum $92Shop

Who said florals have to be feminine? Miller Harris's unisex spin on tuberose is only vaguely sweet, with underlying notes ofВ benzoin, musk, jasmine, and orange blossom.В