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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Tiare Esotico Giardino Dei Sensi
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Roll-On Perfume No. 5 Melange Perfume
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Tiare Solinotes
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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
1.4286988608874
Fleur Fleur Fragrance
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Princess Vera Wang
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Monoi de Tiare MCMC Fragrances
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Summer Romance Ralph Lauren
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Vanitas Versace
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Alien Sunessence Edition Saphir Soleil Thierry Mugler
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Vacances Liquide Memoire Liquide
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Cuir Gardenia Aftelier
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Fiji Paradise Avon
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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
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Sol da Bahia Eau d`Ete Lancaster
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Sole Di Capri Lancaster
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Intense Tiare Montale
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Absolu Tiaré Acorelle
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Vanille Monoï Parfums Berdoues
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Password House of Matriarch
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Tiares Voluspa
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Gucci by Gucci Eau de Parfum Gucci
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Terracotta Le Parfum Guerlain
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Zara Man Limited Zara
1.3034978489963
Songes Annick Goutal
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Tiare Lei TerraNova
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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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Alien Eau Extraordinaire Thierry Mugler
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Vanille Monoi Laurence Dumont
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Aloha Tiare Eau de Toilette Comptoir Sud Pacifique
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Lime Tiare Zara
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M Mariah Carey
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Gardenia Rattan Aerin Lauder
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Tahitian Holiday Avon
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Mexx Pure for Her Mexx
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Orange Blossom Body & Soul Spray Nest
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Fleurdenya Francesca dell`Oro
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Love Fresh
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Douce Amere Serge Lutens
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Ange ou Demon Le Secret Edition Croisiere Givenchy
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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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Beachy Lilly Pulitzer
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Island Bermuda Michael Kors
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Luscious Pink Mariah Carey
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Life Is Pink Shine Pink Victoria`s Secret
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Aoud Velvet Montale
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Reserve Global Danny Seo
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Tiare de Tahiti Monotheme Fine Fragrances Venezia
1.2178328045007
Classique Intense Jean Paul Gaultier
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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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Live Colorfully Kate Spade
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Lily Roja Dove
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Zara Black Amber Zara
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Play For Her Givenchy
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Vanilla Coconut Lavanila Laboratories
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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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Monoï et Tiaré Adopt` by Reserve Naturelle
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Bronze Goddess Eau Fraîche Skinscent Estée Lauder
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Vittoria Apuana Profumi del Forte
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Serpentine Roberto Cavalli
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Nikita Slava Zaitsev
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Heiress Paris Hilton
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Bronze Goddess 2011 Estée Lauder
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Tiare Chantecaille
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So Hooked on Carmella Benefit
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Sweet Sun Christian Dior
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Lullaby Francesca dell`Oro
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Pop pour Femme Andy Warhol
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La Panthere Legere Cartier
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Vanille Tiare Comptoir Sud Pacifique
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Miss Darling Boutique Perfumery
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Amor Amor Tentation Cacharel
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Isles Lointaines Keiko Mecheri
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See & Be Seen Sasha Benefit
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Signe Cardin for Her Pierre Cardin
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Vanitas Eau de Toilette Versace
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Shalini Shalini
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Controversial Jade Goody
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Dream Angels Halo Victoria`s Secret
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Touch Tocca
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Inavouable Making of Cannes
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Sundance Memo
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Amorosa Ruth Mastenbroek
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Aria di Mare Il Profvmo
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Tous Touch Tous
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Sun Day Jil Sander
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Poggio in Fiore La Collina Toscana
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Tiare Coconut Lucy B
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Jasmine Maat Ramón Béjar
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Amor Amor Elixir Passion Cacharel
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A Scent Soleil de Neroli Issey Miyake
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Tous Sensual Touch Tous
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Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche Skinscent 2014 Estée Lauder
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I Love Singing Dzintars
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Anais Anais Eau Legere Cacharel
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M Ultra Pink Mariah Carey
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Batucada L`Artisan Parfumeur
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Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche Skinscent 2015 Estée Lauder
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Cinema Festival Yves Saint Laurent
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Tubereuse 2 Virginale Histoires de Parfums
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Ghost Deepest Night Ghost
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Paradise Elixir Shakira
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Sunrise Jil Sander
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Play For Her Intense Givenchy
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Coeur de Vahine Comptoir Sud Pacifique
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Pulp Byredo
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Denise Richards Denise Richards
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Fendi 2004 Fendi
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