Miller Harris Noix de Tubereuse: A Cluedo Mystery Beckons


 Miller Harris is a high quality brand, and I have yet to be disappointed by any of their scents. Whether I like them all or not, I cannot claim that they are anything other than beautifully put together and of the highest quality. Naturally with a wide range, there will be some I don’t like alongside the many I do.

We can put Noix de Tubereuse into the category of “The Jury’s Still Out”.

I’ve been wearing it for two days now and I’m still not certain about it. Its Tuberose for sure, that much is immediately clear, but there was a question mark over this that I couldn’t quite get past.

The first time I tried it, I thought of biscuits. The second time I thought of Hay or the Nuts (noix) of the title. The more I thought about it the more I thought there  was a kind of savoury note in this (dramatic flashbacks to the savoury note in hideous Womanity *scream face*). There are no nut notes listed in this, but I was sure I could detect the scent or taste of them.

There are several notes in Noix de Tubereuse that could be guilty. One of them is Clover. Could Clover be the culprit? Another is Mimosa, a straw like yellow flower scent. Was that the meanie killing my White Flower buzz?

Then there is Orris root. Not a million miles from the  rooty smell of Iris, maybe it was the Orris root?

Starting to feel like Poirot in a parlour full of suspects, I never did get enough evidence to get to the bottom of what is stopping me enjoying Noix de Tubereuse. It could be a solo culprit, or it could have several accomplices.

If I’m completely honest and ignoring the list of notes, I will say hand on heart, that this smells like Tuberose and Nuts. It really does. And I’m not sure if that’s good or bad.

I’m not in love with it, but I would ask for it’s phone number at a later date. Who knows. I might even give it a call.


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5 thoughts on “Miller Harris Noix de Tubereuse: A Cluedo Mystery Beckons”

  1. A lalique vase filled with Tuberoses and a bowl of nuts? You put on your best little black Chanel dress, the beaded one, and I’ll mix the Manhattans and we will try to expose the guilty party. But only after we go dancing at the Stork Club and have a nightcap at El Morocco. This perfume does indeed present a mystery.

    1. Oh lanier! you’re quite the poet. What a louche and tempting vignette you paint! I had a look at your site earlier. It’s wonderful. I wish it were a magazine I could take away and pore over. Such gorgeous pictures and interesting articles.

  2. Dearest Iscent
    Perhaps it’s not a parlour at all, but the deck of that cruise ship on the NIle and one of the suspects is about to shoot the real culprit…
    A nut note? Oh dear, Nutmeg, yes, KP roasted, no.
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

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