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

 

 

 


 

 

Perfumes and Colognes With Tiare Flower

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Monoi de Tahiti Yves Rocher
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Terracotta Eau Sous Le Vent Guerlain
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Tiare Hei Poa
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Tiare delle Indie Tesori d`Oriente
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Harmony Oriflame
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Sunset Victoria`s Secret
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Roll-On Perfume No. 5 Melange Perfume
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Just Cavalli Roberto Cavalli
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Tiare Flower Beach Ulric de Varens
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Monoi Eau des Vahines Yves Rocher
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Alien Eau Luminescente Thierry Mugler
1.4287025443304
Fleur Fleur Fragrance
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Princess Vera Wang
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Summer Romance Ralph Lauren
1.387049919758
Alien Sunessence Edition Saphir Soleil Thierry Mugler
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Lime Tiare Zara
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Vanitas Versace
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Vacances Liquide Memoire Liquide
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Cuir Gardenia Aftelier
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Tiare L`Erbolario
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Air Oriflame
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Very Flower Fiore di Tahiti Pupa
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London Burberry
1.346932709287
Sol da Bahia Eau d`Ete Lancaster
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Intense Tiare Montale
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Fiji Paradise Avon
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Vanille Monoï Parfums Berdoues
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Absolu Tiaré Acorelle
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Password House of Matriarch
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Tiares Voluspa
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Gucci by Gucci Gucci
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Terracotta Le Parfum Guerlain
1.3039463299132
Zara Man Limited Zara
1.3029311468035
Songes Annick Goutal
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Alien Eau Extraordinaire Thierry Mugler
1.297479898974
Vanille Tiare Comptoir Sud Pacifique
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Oceania Tiare Blossom Compagnia Delle Indie
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Osmo Scents Palmerose Il Profvmo
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Shedonism Origins
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Gaugain-Tuan Smell Bent
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Reve d'Anthala Evody Parfums
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Vanille Monoi Laurence Dumont
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Aloha Tiare Eau de Toilette Comptoir Sud Pacifique
1.2655859263352
M Mariah Carey
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Tahitian Holiday Avon
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Mexx Pure for Her Mexx
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Love Fresh
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Orange Blossom Body & Soul Spray Nest
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Douce Amere Serge Lutens
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Gardenia Rattan Aerin Lauder
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Lily Extrait Roja Dove
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Aqua Allegoria Tiare Mimosa Guerlain
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Bianco Ninive Anna Paghera
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TL Pour Elle Ted Lapidus
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Ange ou Demon Le Secret Edition Croisiere Givenchy
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Aoud Velvet Montale
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Island Bermuda Michael Kors
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Classique Intense Jean Paul Gaultier
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Life Is Pink Shine Pink Victoria`s Secret
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Luscious Pink Mariah Carey
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Reserve Global Danny Seo
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Bali DPS The Scent of Departure
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M by Mariah Carey Gold Deluxe Edition Mariah Carey
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Sweet Sun Christian Dior
1.2121045319653
Tiare de Tahiti Monotheme Fine Fragrances Venezia
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Live Colorfully Kate Spade
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Zara Black Amber Zara
1.2077951489082
Play For Her Givenchy
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S de Scherrer Jean-Louis Scherrer
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Aloha Tiare Eau de Parfum Comptoir Sud Pacifique
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Vanilla Coconut Lavanila Laboratories
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Monoï et Tiaré Adopt` by Reserve Naturelle
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Bronze Goddess Eau Fraîche Skinscent Estée Lauder
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Bronze Goddess 2011 Estée Lauder
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So Hooked on Carmella Benefit
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Heiress Paris Hilton
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Sunrise Jil Sander
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See & Be Seen Sasha Benefit
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Pop pour Femme Andy Warhol
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Tiare Chantecaille
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Amor Amor Tentation Cacharel
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Controversial Jade Goody
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Miss Darling Boutique Perfumery
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Isles Lointaines Keiko Mecheri
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Signe Cardin for Her Pierre Cardin
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Touch Tocca
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Green Tea & Jasmin Sanctuary
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Pink Jasmine Fresh
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Vanitas Eau de Toilette Versace
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Just Cavalli Pink Roberto Cavalli
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Mango Delirium Mango
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Time to Play Woman Puma
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Dream Angels Halo Victoria`s Secret
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Osmo Scents Vanille Bourbon Il Profvmo
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Sun Day Jil Sander
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Anais Anais Eau Legere Cacharel
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Noor Al Khaleej Asgharali
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I Love Singing Dzintars
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Jeans Style Woman Esprit
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Tiare Coconut Lucy B
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Batucada L`Artisan Parfumeur
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M Ultra Pink Mariah Carey
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Cinema Festival Yves Saint Laurent
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Ghost Deepest Night Ghost
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Tubereuse 2 Virginale Histoires de Parfums
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Private Collection Ambar Adolfo Dominguez
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Forever Elizabeth Elizabeth Taylor
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Delicious Temptation Gale Hayman
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Coeur de Vahine Comptoir Sud Pacifique
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Play For Her Intense Givenchy
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Neonatura Souffle Yves Rocher
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Dita Von Teese Dita Von Teese
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Les Garconnes Josephine Jonquille Crazylibellule and the Poppies
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Fendi 2004 Fendi
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Sundance Memo
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Pulp Byredo
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Pink Sugar Sensual Aquolina
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Play in the City for Her Givenchy
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Bijan VIP Women Bijan
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Vanilla Lust Jill Stuart
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Calypso Mimosa Calypso Christiane Celle
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Flora Bella Lalique
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Elixir Charnel Floral Romantique Guerlain
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Tommy Bahama for Men Tommy Bahama
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