Latin name Polianthes tuberosa – Family species Agavaceae

Tuberose is also sometimes referred to as Tuberosa and Tubereuse. There is an absolute, a concrete, and an essential oil made from the concrete. Tuberose is primarily used in perfumery. Expensive and difficult to find (especially unadulterated).

Oil Selection Guide

Color – Dark orange to brown
Viscosity – Viscous
Scent – Sweet, floral, heavy, sensuous
Perfume Aroma – Middle to top note

Oil Source Information

Plant Type – Plant
Part Used – Flowers
Countries of Origin – France, Morocco, Egypt, Taiwan, China
Extraction Method – Solvent extraction

Known Chemical Constituents

Methyl benzoate, benzyl alcohol, methyl anthranilate, butyric acid, eugenol, nerol, farnesol, geraniol

Uses of Tuberose

Primarily used in perfumery. Sometimes used as commercial flavoring.

Tuberose blends well with

  • carnation
  • gardenia
  • jasmine
  • neroli
  • opopanax
  • orris
  • peru balsam
  • rose otto
  • violet
  • ylang ylang

Special Precautions*

No specific safety data is available at this time for Tuberose.
* See Safety and Usage.

References and Resources

See References and Resources page.

Recipes and Ideas

Scenting Ink with Essential Oils
Scenting Stationery with Essential Oils

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