Floris London takes inspiration from ancient tuberose flower for new scent

By Becky Bargh 7-Feb-2020

The tuberose is sourced from south India and was formulated by perfumer Penny Ellis

Floris London takes inspiration from ancient tuberose flower for new scent

Premium fragrance brand Floris London has taken inspiration from the ancient Mexican flower tuberose for its latest scent.

The new Tuberose In Silk fragrance (£180) features top notes of orange blossom, iris and camphor with a heart of tuberose, sourced from south India, jasmine and pink pepper.

The scent is then reinforced with a combination of benzoin and musk amber.

Speaking about the fragrance, Floris’ Perfumer Director Edward Bodenham said: “Much revered in the perfumery world, tuberose is another ingredient that we have a strong historical link to within our perfumery books, and is a perfume oil that we have continued to work with as part of our bespoke perfumery service for a number of years now.

“Created at 89 Jermyn Street with my perfumer Penny Ellis, we have personally hand poured a small batch of this scent for limited release.

“In order to balance the composition and bring out the sensuality of the flower, we have delicately introduced the intriguing camphor note that is evident in the fragrance’s darker qualities, working alongside the intensity of the tuberose.”

He added: “The arrived version of the scent imagines a powerful sultry spirit, content and delicately wrapped in gentle silk.”

Housed in a white bottle it pays homage to the white flower.

Meanwhile, each fragrance is said to have been personally signed and dated by the Floris perfumery team.

Tuberose in Silk is available in store at Floris’ Jermyn Street store London, UK, and online.

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