Helpful Review 2
This is how I expected Histoires de Parfums Tubereuse Animale to smell but it was more puddy cat than prowling big cat. The saffron gives off a strong, bitter, leathery accord in Daphne and holds its own against the usually overpowering tuberose. These two ingredients and an incense note, appear instantly on spraying and last throughout the lifetime of the scent, which at 6 hours of wear is still going strong on me. I can smell the patchouli and oud but they are not major players in this. Neither are the rose or jasmine. I do pick up a bittersweet note which I assume is the bitter orange, like how marmalade tastes. I adore tuberose but this is a tuberose unlike Fracas or Carnal Flower. It's the antithesis of Chasse aux Papillions. If Chasse aux Papillions was Snow White, Daphne is Snow White with tattoos (tasteful ones anyway)who doesn't wait for Prince Charming to break the spell, she does it herself. This scent suits the quirky, ever so eccentric Daphne Guinness to a T. Sillage is good and as I mentioned earlier, so is the longevity. I will warn that this scent will only endear itself to those who enjoy scents off the beaten path. This is not a girly girl scent even if it's labelled for women and would wear comfortably for a male.