It has all started with a spritz of Guerlain Terracotta Eau sous le Vent. It is a moisturizing body oil infused with a rich scent of Tahitian gardenia flowers. It smells wonderful: warm, luscious, deliciously sweet. I’m in love ever since.
However, the lasting power of the scent is almost non-existent. Ever since, I’ve been searching for a perfect tiare scent like medieval knights had been searching for a Holy Grail
My quest took me to L’Erbolario store. There I have found a Tiare inspired collection, but the scent was far from perfect. Nevertheless, I got shower cream, hoping that it will be enough to sustain me until I find perfection.
My next stop was a niche perfumery. There, I was introduced to Comptoir Sud Pacifique Tiare Aloha. The composition of this perfume did its best to make tiare repulsive. Desperate, I was asking if there was anything else. And here comes Montale Intense Tiare. Yes, this was what I’ve been looking for. Full, rich, decadent and utterly irresistible. My favourite.
Tiare flowers courtesy of Tahiti Tourisme. Other pictures are mine