Tubéreuse 3 Animale

(2010)
Tubéreuse 3 Animale by Histoires de Parfums
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Tubéreuse 3 Animale (Histoires de Parfums)
Tubéreuse 3 Animale (Histoires de Parfums)
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Tubéreuse 3 Animale is a popular perfume by Histoires de Parfums for women and men and was released in 2010. The scent is flowery-spicy. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesKumquat, Neroli, Tuberose
Heart Notes Heart NotesHerbs, Plum, Tuberose
Base Notes Base NotesImmortelle, Blond tobacco, Tuberose

Ratings

Scent

7.9 (105 Ratings)

Longevity

7.9 (74 Ratings)

Sillage

7.4 (67 Ratings)

Bottle

6.8 (65 Ratings)
Submitted by Feylamia, last update on 05.01.2017
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Bottle 5.0/10
Sillage 5.0/10
Longevity 7.5/10
Scent 9.0/10
2 Awards
Sweet and comforting harmless tubereuse
This is an extremely pleasant composition to wear if you love warm retro slightly dark but sweet syropy scents. It is of course updated enough with the inclusion of notes which just didn't existed that while back, I'm specially hooked by the immortelle which gives the drydown such an interesting almost dusty twist, but also the sweet tartness of the kunquat ads interest to the start.

On me, the tobacco (blonde and sweet here) immortelle and plum are at least as prominent as tuberose itself. As some other reviewers have mention before, the leather isn't literally there but as a recreation, the animal aspect of this composition has more to do with its progress when blended with your skin than with presence of animal notes in the blend. Maybe that is why I wasn't that interested until I could properly tested it on my skin.

I must confess I don't even then find it that dirty compared to other scents in my collection, for instance, Versace Blonde is a real animalic tuberose, Habanita is a dirtier leather, not to speak of La Nuit by Paco Rabanne. I think the success of this perfume is precisely the fact that it is a pretender, achieving to revive a sort of cleaner modern Tabu, something that could have been thought of as impossible.

Its syropy comforting character reminds me of Luten's Cedre only in this last one is the woods and spices which lead the also gorgeous drydown instead of Tubereuse Animale's immortelle and tobacco one. If you enjoy tuberose and any of the above mentioned scents, you might get interested by this one. For me its an absolute pleasure to wear it.

Tubereuse Animal is quite polite and versatile due to this only pretended animal character. It has a very good longevity along with quite a sillage, so just be careful when spraying, it can be wonderful for you but maybe a little too much to someone beside you.
Bottle 7.5/10
Sillage 7.5/10
Longevity 10.0/10
Scent 7.5/10
4 Awards
Saturnine beauty
I find Tubereuse 3 Animale quite difficult to review. I have owned it for 2 years and still haven't decided whether I love it or just like it - but one thing is for sure: it's a unique and intriguing concoction.

Surprisingly, I don't smell a lot of tuberose in it. It's so well-blended with the tobacco, plum and immortelle that it's rather difficult to tell apart. The whole perfume smells solidly oriental and not much floral to my nose. You can only tell the tuberose by the rounded, sweet and rubbery feel it lends to the whole.

Contrary to the name, there are little to no animalic notes to be experienced in T3A, although it does have a sort of vintage, lived-in feel to it that makes it smell somehow... human if you wish. But not animalic in the typical 'dirty' sense of the word.

I decided to buy it because I fell in love with that real, lived-in quality that it has. We had our ups and downs along the years and I eventually discovered that I love it best on cold, rainy and bleak days because of its melancholy and wistful air. The tobacco and plum give it a thick, syrupy darkness that closes in the tuberose, creating an almost smothering, airless effect. T3A is rather moody, but fascinating and even attractive in its lack of cheer.

A saturnine beauty and strong presence. Possibly unisex, but more feminine than not.

Huge sillage and lasting power.
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Scent 8.0/10
Helpful Review    5 Awards
More of a purring lap cat than a prowling lion
I love tuberose perfumes and this gets a nod and a FB in my wardrobe. Carnal Flower is seductive and sweet, Fracas is loud and proud, Animale comes across as cozy (Immortelle does that to me), warm (sweet tobacco, not cigarettes) and of course with a sexiness that tuberose always brings to mind for me. The wood notes come in much later in the drydown, by the way this packs an oomph with a couple of sprays, nowhere as powerful as Amouage but definitely mighty nonetheless. It lasted from 6am till 9pm for me with no touch ups. I don't find it animalistic (if that was what they were aiming for by its name) but it is as comforting as my cat nuzzling me after a hard day.
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Scent 8.0/10
Helpful Review    5 Awards
Versace Blonde's Niche (Kissing) Cousin
I've worn Histoires de Parfums TUBEREUSE 3 ANIMALE several times now, and I have to say that each time I have been reminded of Versace BLONDE. Most obviously, there is without question (and as advertised), an unmistakeably animalic facet which I'm detecting here. But I also find a thick and rich oriental base common to the two perfumes, both of which I like.

I had a mix-up of samples a while back, perhaps a decanter error, which led to much confusion about which of these three tuberose perfumes was which. However, tonight, having at last found my latest set of HdP samples (they had been MIA in my embarrassingly vast queue...), I decided to do a little shell game experiment. I took the three well-marked, house-produced and -sourced vials out and mixed them in my hand, with my eyes closed, then I selected one, still with my eyes closed, and put some on. Zero difficulty identifying this as the animalic member of the trio!

Another similarity to BLONDE, of which I own a small bottle of extrait, is that although the Histoires de Parfums is said to be an eau de parfum, it is every bit as strong as my BLONDE. So, despite this being a more expensive, niche creation, I think that a smaller bottle, or even the triplet coffret which this house offers (of I believe 10 ml pursesprays?) could last quite a long time.

TUBEREUSE 3 is not really suitable for the modern open cubicle office setting, to put it mildly. This is the sort of perfume which is going to set off perfume police alarms! You'd better like tuberose, and a lot of it, in a deep, dark, and dirty swirling oriental base, if you're even considering this perfume. CoutureGuru does not lie, see below!

Now I'm going to have to go do a side-by-side with BLONDE. I'll report back...
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Okay, I'm back. Yes, as usual, CG is right: this perfume is definitely more masculine than BLONDE--less bodaciously floral, I'd say... More leathery than civet-y, it seems to me... Now that I look at the notes, I'm wondering what accounts for the animalic quality of ANIMALE? Hmmm...
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Scent 10.0/10
Very helpful Review    8 Awards
Rumble in the Jungle
This is the way I like my Tubéreuse. Right up front and in your face :). Animale is definitely my favorite of the three. I love the indolic tuberose underpinned by smoky tobacco and luscious jasmine! Here, labdanum plays it's part in lending a subtle incensy feeling to the composition. The green notes lift Animale away from being just a woodsy take ... more like an open savannah at sunset with the wind rolling through the grassy plains and the thickets of trees turning dark for the night. Superb! Without a doubt a more masculine take on this incredibly potent flower.

I'm not one for mixing frags together, but here the opportunity was irresistible so I blended a drop out of each tester vial and slapped it on. Quite remarkably it becomes a fragrance all of it's own and could potentially be called Tubéreuse Extreme ... teehee. Marvellously unisex the tobacco of 3 and suede of 1 connect joyously with each other lifting the tuberose to a place in every level of development. The softness of 2 comes to the fore , followed by the creaminess of 1 and then the punch of 3. Wow! I am impressed :).
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