Tiare Flower

lat. Gardenia tahitensis (Rubiaceae)

Group: Flowers

Tiare Flower Gardenia tahitensis (Rubiaceae)
Tiare Flower Gardenia tahitensis (Rubiaceae)
Tiare Flower Gardenia tahitensis (Rubiaceae)
Odor profile: tropical Tahitian gardenia scent with an attractive smell which often reminds us of suntan lotion in perfumes due to its frequent use in such products; monoi essence is made by macerating tiara in coconut oil

Tiare is a type of gardenia which grows on Tahiti, the largest Island of French Polynesia in the southern Pacific Ocean. Tiare is a soul and a symbol of Tahiti. Both men and women wear these fragrant flowers during special ceremonies and holidays. This natural jewel of Tahiti is a real gift for adventurers and tourists who drop by on the coasts of the islands of Polynesia. Traditional floral necklaces made of Tiare and other local flowers, are typically given to guests in Tahiti, as a sign of welcome.

Tiare flower is a sub-sort of gardenia, and its Latin name speaks of this familiar relationship: Gardenia Tahitensis is known all around the world as Tiare from Tahiti or Tiare Mahoi. Tiare is a national symbol of Tahiti, often celebrated as the flower of affection, having delicate snow-white petals that stand for the language of love. The scent of Tiare is heady and hypnotic, spreading sweet and exotic aromas.
 

This flower is adored on Tahiti by both men and women. Both genders use flowers of Tiare for decoration, putting it behind their ears to highlight the beauty of their face, especially during holidays and special ceremonies. Tiare flower, used as a decoration, has a special significance for Tahitian people – if worn behind the left ear, it signifies that the particular person is happily in love, while behind the left ear shows that the person is free and searching for that special someone. If the flower is set on the nape it almost clearly says: 'follow me'.


Tiare has a sweet and intensive, heady and attractive scent. The home-made fragrant oil called Monoi is made of Tiare flowers and coconut oil.

The flowers are picked by hand, but before the blossom open its petals, and quickly put inside refined coconut oil to sit there for 15 days, till they start showing all their opulence and range of aromas.

This process is called "enfleurage", which is a French term for a special method of extraction.

Tiare in perfumes is a dominant floral ingredient that awakens and excites the senses. It is found in many perfume compositions for both men and women, spreading a sweet and exotic aroma and symbolizing the spirit of distant exotic islands.
 

Tiare is the dominant floral ingredient in perfumes such as: L'Erbolario -Tiare, Comptoir Sud Pacifique - Aloha Tiare or Avon - Tahitian Holiday, where it is combined with coconut notes. The scent also dominates in Thierry Mugler - Alien Eau Luminescente, accompanied by fresh and sweet mandarin, Mariah Carey M – where Tiare blends with gardenia, marine and sweet accords and incense.


Tiare in perfumes is a dominant floral ingredient that awakens and excites the senses. It is found in many perfume compositions for both men and women, spreading a sweet and exotic aroma and symbolizing the spirit of distant exotic islands.
 

Tiare is found also in floral compositions such as Cacharel Anais Anais Eau Legere, in floral-fruity Michael Kors- Island Fiji, as well as in romantic composition of Annick Goutal - Songes, intertwined with ylang-ylang, jasmine, frangipani and orange blossom fondling with vanilla. Another perfume inspired by Tiare bouquet is Montale Intense Tiare

Photos: Makuahine Pa'i Ki'i', Fenjyn


Author: Sandra Raicevic Petrovic
(sandrina_bambina)

Fragrantica Executive Editor, Writer and Designer

 

 

 


 

 

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Monoi de Tahiti Yves Rocher
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Terracotta Eau Sous Le Vent Guerlain
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Tiare delle Indie Tesori d`Oriente
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Fleur Fleur Fragrance
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Tiare Gardenia Royal Hawaiian
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Roll-On Perfume No. 5 Melange Perfume
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Just Cavalli Roberto Cavalli
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Zara Man Limited Zara
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Monoi Eau des Vahines Yves Rocher
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Princess Vera Wang
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Harmony Oriflame
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Monoi de Tiare MCMC Fragrances
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Alien Eau Luminescente Thierry Mugler
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Tiare Flower Beach Ulric de Varens
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Vanitas Versace
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London Burberry
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Alien Sunessence Edition Saphir Soleil Thierry Mugler
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Vacances Liquide Memoire Liquide
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Very Flower Fiore di Tahiti Pupa
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Intense Tiare Montale
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Summer Romance Ralph Lauren
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Vanille Monoi Laurence Dumont
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Tiares Voluspa
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Tiare L`Erbolario
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Reve d'Anthala Evody Parfums
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Gucci by Gucci Eau de Parfum Gucci
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Songes Annick Goutal
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Terracotta Le Parfum Guerlain
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Fiji Paradise Avon
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Tiare Lei TerraNova
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Shedonism Origins
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Gaugain-Tuan Smell Bent
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Oceania Tiare Blossom Compagnia Delle Indie
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Sole Di Capri Lancaster
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Air Oriflame
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Bali DPS The Scent of Departure
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Lime Tiare Zara
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Aqua Allegoria Tiare Mimosa Guerlain
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Aloha Tiare Eau de Toilette Comptoir Sud Pacifique
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M Mariah Carey
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Orange Blossom Body & Soul Spray Nest
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Cuir Gardenia Aftelier
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Alien Eau Extraordinaire Thierry Mugler
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Vanille Monoï Parfums Berdoues
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I Love Singing Dzintars
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Sol da Bahia Eau d`Ete Lancaster
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Love Fresh
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Acqua di Colonia Cinquanta Santa Maria Novella
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Ange ou Demon Le Secret Edition Croisiere Givenchy
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Absolu Tiaré Acorelle
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Osmo Scents Palmerose Il Profvmo
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Pop pour Femme Andy Warhol
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Polynesian Gardens Nicolas Danila
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Beachy Lilly Pulitzer
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Tahitian Holiday Avon
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Vanille Tiare Comptoir Sud Pacifique
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Live Colorfully Kate Spade
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Tiare de Tahiti Monotheme Fine Fragrances Venezia
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Manoumalia Les Nez
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Classique Intense Jean Paul Gaultier
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Gardenia Rattan Aerin Lauder
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Luscious Pink Mariah Carey
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Life Is Pink Shine Pink Victoria`s Secret
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Douce Amere Serge Lutens
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Mexx Pure for Her Mexx
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Reserve Global Danny Seo
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Signe Cardin for Her Pierre Cardin
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Vanilla Coconut Lavanila Laboratories
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TL Pour Elle Ted Lapidus
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Serpentine Silver Roberto Cavalli
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Aoud Velvet Montale
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Lily Roja Dove
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Balade Tiare de Tahiti L`Arc
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Tiare Moana L`Atelier Boheme
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Sweet Sun Christian Dior
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Nikita Slava Zaitsev
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M by Mariah Carey Gold Deluxe Edition Mariah Carey
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Play For Her Givenchy
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Bronze Goddess 2011 Estée Lauder
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Clinique Happy Holiday Clinique
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Dream Angels Halo Victoria`s Secret
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Shalini Shalini
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Polianthes Bottega Profumiera
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Tiare Coconut Lucy B
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Island Bermuda Michael Kors
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Zara Black Amber Zara
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S de Scherrer Jean-Louis Scherrer
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Alien Eau Extraordinaire Gold Shimmer Thierry Mugler
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Oahu Coconut Sunset Bath and Body Works
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New York Yankees for Her New York Yankees
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Pink Sugar Sensual Aquolina
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