Beauty Buzz with Leonard Daly: 3 of the Best Perfumes for Spring

In the first of our new online series, guest beauty expert LEONARD DALY says now’s the time to try tuberose …

Why tuberose? Tuberose, a night-blooming plant with a white flower, is having a real moment in the fragrance world. It’s not a new ingredient in perfume: it’s said that tuberose was used in Ancient Egypt for aromatherapy purposes. For years I have been using Diptyque’s Tuberose home fragrance and last year I discovered Frederic Malle’s Carnal Flower. This magnificent fragrance from the perfume powerhouse has the highest concentration of tuberose in any fragrance, with musk to add some depth. At Frederic Malle the fragrances are designed by different “noses”, which is normal for brands but very rarely does a brand celebrate the creator of the fragrance. I love that this brand gives the creator the recognition that they deserve – and Dominique Ropion is by far my favourite fragrance creator. Do talk to Kourosh who works on the Frederic Malle counter in Brown Thomas – he knows everything about the brand and has a proper passion for fragrance. From €150 at Brown Thomas. Another beautiful perfume with tuberose as its starting scent is Tuberose Angelica Cologne Intense from Jo Malone London, with amber to add a bit of a dark scent and angelica (a blend of over 60 green notes) to bring an earthiness to the perfume. €135. Gucci Bloom, which launched last year, is a stunning fragrance that goes big on both tuberose and jasmine, two of the most beautiful floral notes you can wear. The bottle’s pretty gorgeous, too. From €66.


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