Le Labo Tubereuse 40 is one of the City Exclusives - available at Le Labo's New York City shop. Le Labo once every year or two makes all the City Exclusive scents available everywhere, so if you fall in love with one of them, you will be able to get a bottle if you are patient! Released in 2006, it was created by Alberto Morillas. It starts out smelling very much of an eau de Cologne (this is definitely unisex!), and you might be thinking, I paid what for that? Be patient. It has a 30% concentration of essential oils, and your tuberose will show up. Then it will stay, well, forever.
Tubereuse 40 is "sunshine in a bottle." This bright, sparkling, delicious scent features crisp citrus notes with just a hint of tuberose. Notes of bergamote, neroli, petitgrain, citron, rosemary, orange blossom, tuberose, rose, jasmine, mandarin, mimosa, oakmoss, benzoin, cedar, sandalwood and musk.
From Basenotes - "If people understand the smell of raw tubereuse oil by itself then they will understand T40. Normally tubereuse smells like a floral gardenia, citrus and green. Its been combined by that exact combination so that when it drys down, it ends up smelling like a natural tubereuse. Just have to deal with the "cologne smell" of citrus in the beginning. Thumbs up from me!"
From What Men Should Smell Like - "A covering of citrus peel and orange blossom envelops the senses; at this stage there is no indication of Grasse’s single stem tuberose. It is only when the curtains are drawn and Act 2 begins, a garden of flowering bulbs appears from nowhere. The segregation of these two different acts and the definitive way one act ends and the other begins is magical. It is as though two different perfumes exist on opposite sides of the same coin. If there is a mentionable link, it is the common molecules both tuberose and orange blossom share, which create a virtual bridge between both sides of the perfume. Tubereuse 40 finally settles on a soft cradle of woods and vegetal musk."
From Perfume Smellin' Things - " It is going to brighten the dreary winter days ahead like few perfumes can. It will help to transport me from the miserable cold reality to an imaginable place, somewhere in the South of France, where I am carefree and tanned, in a white cotton dress, sitting in a chaise longue, sunshine hot on my face, enveloping my skin, chasing away the cold from my bones…"