Smelling perfumes from glass jars is always a sensory excitement – you get the full panorama. And yesterday, at Nose Shop in Yokohama, I had one of the most thrilling ‘headspace’ experiences I have had in a long while.
Tuileries Palais Royal is a ‘fragrant mist’ that smells PRECISELY like the inside of new tulip heads and just bloomed blue hyacinths; totally photorealistic, natural ; like being in a flower shop or garden.
With one note only, the scent eventually just fades to a pale, forget-me-not blue hyacinth scent that brings back happy memories of being at my grandmother’s house, but for all lovers of the hyacinthine – this retails for only 35 Euros – niche packaging, but nice pricing – this could be used as a fascinating ‘top up’ tulip and hyacinth note for last minute arrangements and flower transformations.
12 responses to “TUILERIES PALAIS ROYAL by KERZON”
Wow, this sounds fantastic! Wish I could smell it. Will go have a whiff of SL Bas de Soie just to imagine it.
But Bas De Soie has that silvery weird musk lying underneath it that always prevented me from buying it. This is hyacinth hyacinth – with live tulip. I was amazed and shouted to d – GOD : come and smell this ! He said ‘it’s just like being in a florist’. The glass bell jar really accentuated that delightfully cold effect.
Definitely worth seeking out at this price. I saw the candle had sold out at Nordstrom’s – it is perfect for this time of year.
Yes, but aside from Chamade, Bas de Soie is the only hyacinth scent I have… I had no idea this was available as a candle at Nordstroms, I never even heard of this brand.
Quite under the radar. I think it is Nose Shop’s one concession to non-elite prices ; they all strike me as good quality and I like the bottles too.
I wonder if Tuileries Palais-Royal would layer with Chamade ? I love the idea of wearing one hyacinth-centric perfume out and then revving it up with the secret bulb-fresh blue just before meeting someone.
I see the candle is also sold out at Beautyhabit, but they have the spray for $49. Unfortunately no time to order before I leave…
Do tulips also smell like Asian pear to you? That was my recent experience.
I had never made that connection but next time will delve in. I need this scent as a floral prototype. Most ‘tuliip’ scents are synthetic foulness.
My. That sounds good. I like the idea of bumping up the hyacinth quotient and adding some hyper-reality. I can see it working with Metal that might be a bit tired around the edges, or even a perfectly fine one. Love that note. Hey, and I see Kerzon does a mimosa soliflore. I bet that would be worth trying, too.
Yes – I need to go back and check. The mimosa was more expensive I think; I am quite taken with the concept of these cheaper colognes.
The whole thing is not ideal though in truth – in a burgeoning pandemic- taking your masks off etc with other shoppers in a tiny space , I feel we have been risk taking again. And the Japanese government USELESS right now; pathetically ineffectual.
YES, JUST GIVE NEIL THE BLOODY VACCINE ALREADY.
Kerzon makes some amazing candles and home fragrances, so I am not at all surprised that the fragrances would be wonderful as well.
I really hope you will get the vaccine soon. It troubles me how lax Japan is will rolling it out. Guess they don’t want it to interfere with the Olympics…the idiots.