Objet phare des musées de Grasse

The MIP's Gardens


27 May 2014 / 15h30


Polianthes tuberosa L.

Amaryllidaceae family

The tuberose's perfume, rich and honeyed floral bouquet, is one of the most powerful in the vegetable kingdom. In 1632, it was introduced in Provence where its olfactory power seduced glovers working with scented leathers. Tuberose only flowers once in July-August. The corollas are harvested at dawn. The absolute from pure tuberose is now one of the most expensive extracts available to the perfumer.