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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Private Collection Ambar Adolfo Dominguez
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Roll-On Perfume No. 5 Melange Perfume
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Monoi Eau des Vahines Yves Rocher
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Just Cavalli Roberto Cavalli
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Cuir Gardenia Aftelier
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Summer Romance Ralph Lauren
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Fleur Fleur Fragrance
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Alien Eau Luminescente Thierry Mugler
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Princess Vera Wang
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Alien Sunessence Edition Saphir Soleil Thierry Mugler
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Vacances Liquide Memoire Liquide
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Lime Tiare Zara
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Vanitas Versace
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Tiare L`Erbolario
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Air Oriflame
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London Burberry
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Gaugain-Tuan Smell Bent
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Osmo Scents Palmerose Il Profvmo
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Gucci by Gucci Gucci
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Zara Man Limited Zara
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Intense Tiare Montale
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Songes Annick Goutal
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Vanille Tiare Comptoir Sud Pacifique
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Mexx Pure for Her Mexx
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Aloha Tiare Eau de Toilette Comptoir Sud Pacifique
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Vanille Monoi Laurence Dumont
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M Mariah Carey
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Tahitian Holiday Avon
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Oceania Tiare Blossom Compagnia delle Indie
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Very Flower Fiore di Tahiti Pupa
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Vanille Monoï Parfums Berdoues
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Aqua Allegoria Tiare Mimosa Guerlain
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M by Mariah Carey Gold Deluxe Edition Mariah Carey
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Douce Amere Serge Lutens
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TL Pour Elle Ted Lapidus
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Vittoria Apuana Profumi del Forte
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Reve d'Anthala Evody Parfums
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Manoumalia Les Nez
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Green Tea & Jasmin Sanctuary
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Sweet Sun Dior
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Island Bermuda Michael Kors
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Fiji Paradise Avon
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Life Is Pink Shine Pink Victoria`s Secret
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Luscious Pink Mariah Carey
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Play For Her Givenchy
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Beachy Lilly Pulitzer
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Bali DPS The Scent of Departure
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Zara Black Amber Zara
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Nikita Slava Zaitsev
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Vanilla Coconut Lavanila Laboratories
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Tiare de Tahiti Monotheme Fine Fragrances Venezia
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Fendi 2004 Fendi
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S de Scherrer Jean-Louis Scherrer
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Touch Tocca
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Aoud Velvet Montale
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Serpentine Roberto Cavalli
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So Hooked on Carmella Benefit
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Tiare Flower Beach Ulric de Varens
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Tous Sensual Touch Tous
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Bronze Goddess Eau Fraîche Skinscent Estée Lauder
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Heiress Paris Hilton
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Aloha Tiare Eau de Parfum Comptoir Sud Pacifique
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Amor Amor Tentation Cacharel
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Index Pink Jasmine Fresh
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Miss Darling Boutique Perfumery
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Bronze Goddess 2011 Estée Lauder
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Mango Delirium Mango
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Signe Cardin for Her Pierre Cardin
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Jeans Style Woman Esprit
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Vanilla Lust Jill Stuart
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Gardenia Rattan Aerin Lauder
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Shalini Shalini
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Shedonism Origins
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Tiare Chantecaille
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Tous Touch Tous
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Polynesian Gardens Nicolas Danila
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Serpentine Silver Roberto Cavalli
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Just Cavalli Pink Roberto Cavalli
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Pop pour Femme Andy Warhol
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Dream Angels Halo Victoria`s Secret
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Island Fiji Michael Kors
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A Scent Soleil de Neroli Issey Miyake
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Password House of Matriarch
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Cashmere Mist Pearl Essence Donna Karan
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Anais Anais Eau Legere Cacharel
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Amor Amor Elixir Passion Cacharel
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Vanitas Eau de Toilette Versace
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Amorosa Ruth Mastenbroek
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Ghost Deepest Night Ghost
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Aria di Mare Il Profvmo
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That`s Amore! Gai Mattiolo Exotic Paradise LEI Hawaiian Vanilla Gai Mattiolo
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Medea Carla Fracci
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Korloff Gold Korloff Paris
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Pure Black Mandarina Duck
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Luscious Pink Deluxe Edition Parfum Mariah Carey
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Beautiful Love Estée Lauder
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Pulp Byredo
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Curve Soul Liz Claiborne
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Red Door Revealed Elizabeth Arden
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Satisfaction for Women Jovan
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Immortal House of Matriarch
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Pleasures Intense Estée Lauder
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Exotic Coral Judith Leiber
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New York Yankees for Her New York Yankees

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