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. It is 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

Applications and Uses

Primarily used in perfumery. Sometimes used as commercial flavoring.

Tuberose blends well with


Recipes and Ideas

Precautions / Contraindications

No specific safety data is available at this time for tuberose.
See also Essential Oils Safety and Usage.

References and Resources

See Aromatherapy References and Resources page.

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