Tiare Flower

lat. Gardenia tahitensis (Rubiaceae)

Group: WHITE 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

 

 

 


 

 

Tiare Flower Perfumes

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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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Tiare Hei Poa
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Tiare Esotico Giardino Dei Sensi
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Fleur Fleur Fragrance
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Tiare Gardenia Royal Hawaiian
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Tiare Solinotes
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Roll-On Perfume No. 5 Melange Perfume
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Just Cavalli Roberto Cavalli
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Monoi Eau des Vahines Yves Rocher
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Princess Vera Wang
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05 Tropic Bloom Fred Segal
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Monoi de Tiare MCMC Fragrances
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Alien Eau Luminescente Thierry Mugler
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Rugiada Aquaflor Firenze
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Tiare Flower Beach Ulric de Varens
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Vanitas Versace
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Alien Sunessence Edition Saphir Soleil Thierry Mugler
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London Burberry
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Vacances Liquide Memoire Liquide
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Intense Tiare Montale
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Very Flower Fiore di Tahiti Pupa
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Zara Man Limited Zara
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Summer Romance Ralph Lauren
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Tiares Voluspa
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Tiare Monoi Thymes
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Terracotta Le Parfum Guerlain
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Tiare L`Erbolario
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Vanille Monoi Laurence Dumont
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Reve d'Anthala Evody Parfums
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Songes Annick Goutal
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Gucci by Gucci Eau de Parfum Gucci
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C-Thru Pure Illusion Sarantis
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Fiji Paradise Avon
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Tiare Lei TerraNova
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Ange ou Démon Le Secret Edition Riviera Givenchy
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Shedonism Origins
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Gaugain-Tuan Smell Bent
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Air Oriflame
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Sole Di Capri Lancaster
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Elixir Absolu Elisire
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Oceania Tiare Blossom Compagnia Delle Indie
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Bali DPS The Scent of Departure
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Monoï et Tiaré Adopt` by Reserve Naturelle
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Bluerush Paradise Avon
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Sol da Bahia Eau d`Ete Lancaster
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Lime Tiare Zara
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Aloha Tiare Eau de Toilette Comptoir Sud Pacifique
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M Mariah Carey
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Sunrise Jil Sander
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Orange Blossom Body & Soul Spray Nest
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Aqua Allegoria Tiare Mimosa Guerlain
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Alien Eau Extraordinaire Thierry Mugler
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Aoud Lagoon Montale
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Absolu Tiaré Acorelle
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Vanille Monoï Parfums Berdoues
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I Love Singing Dzintars
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Love Fresh
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Osa Zeromolecole
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Acqua di Colonia Cinquanta Santa Maria Novella
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Polynesian Island Tiare The Body Shop
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Ange ou Demon Le Secret Edition Croisiere Givenchy
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Tiare Moana L`Atelier Boheme
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Osmo Scents Palmerose Il Profvmo
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Classique Intense Jean Paul Gaultier
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Balade Tiare de Tahiti L`Arc
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Polynesian Gardens Nicolas Danila
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Tahitian Holiday Avon
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Live Colorfully Kate Spade
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Beachy Lilly Pulitzer
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Vanille Tiare Comptoir Sud Pacifique
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Fleur Romentique Khalis
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Tiare de Tahiti Monotheme Fine Fragrances Venezia
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Manoumalia Les Nez
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Luscious Pink Mariah Carey
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Douce Amere Serge Lutens
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Life Is Pink Shine Pink Victoria`s Secret
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Eau Soleil Biotherm
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Mexx Pure for Her Mexx
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Peace and Sun Little Marcel
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Extatic Gold Musk Pierre Balmain
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Signe Cardin for Her Pierre Cardin
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TL Pour Elle Ted Lapidus
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Vanilla Coconut Lavanila Laboratories
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Serpentine Silver Roberto Cavalli
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Aoud Velvet Montale
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Bianco Ninive Anna Paghera
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Tiare Chantecaille
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Gardenia Rattan Aerin Lauder
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Polianthes Bottega Profumiera
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Sundance Memo
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Pop pour Femme Andy Warhol
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Nikita Slava Zaitsev
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Sweet Sun Christian Dior
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Heiress Paris Hilton
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Zara Black Amber Zara
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Play For Her Givenchy
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S de Scherrer Jean-Louis Scherrer
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Bronze Goddess 2011 Estée Lauder
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Moment Johan B
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So Hooked on Carmella Benefit
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Aria di Mare Il Profvmo
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M by Mariah Carey Gold Deluxe Edition Mariah Carey
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Serpentine Roberto Cavalli
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Clinique Happy Holiday Clinique
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Shalini Shalini
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Dream Angels Halo Victoria`s Secret
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Tiare Coconut Lucy B
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Island Bermuda Michael Kors
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Vittoria Apuana Profumi del Forte
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Isles Lointaines Keiko Mecheri
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Touch Tocca
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Bronze Goddess Eau Fraîche Skinscent Estée Lauder
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Aloha Tiare Eau de Parfum Comptoir Sud Pacifique
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Inavouable Making of Cannes
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Ballo in Maschera Giulietta Capuleti
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Green Tea & Jasmin Sanctuary
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See & Be Seen Sasha Benefit
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Miss Darling Boutique Perfumery
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Sun Day Jil Sander
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Classique Intense Collector Glam Edition Jean Paul Gaultier
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Amor Amor Tentation Cacharel
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Touch Flower Edition Tous
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Away Shirley May
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Noor Al Khaleej Asgharali
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Oahu Coconut Sunset Bath and Body Works
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Vanitas Eau de Toilette Versace
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s.Oliver City Beach Woman s.Oliver
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Cherish Avon
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Vanilla Marble Agonist
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Reserve Global Danny Seo
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Oud Jaune Intense Fragrance Du Bois
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Controversial Jade Goody
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Lily Roja Dove
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Just Cavalli Pink Roberto Cavalli
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Korloff Gold Korloff Paris
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Maui Fantasy Britney Spears
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Amorosa Ruth Mastenbroek
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Ghost Deepest Night Ghost
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Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche Skinscent 2014 Estée Lauder
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Bijan VIP Women Bijan
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Amame Zeromolecole
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Poggio in Fiore La Collina Toscana
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