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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