Here are our lovely Tuberoses & oh, I do wish we had Aromablog so I could share them with you all!! Even though most of the buds have yet to open up, the ones that have are exuding the most exquisite heady perfume throughout the house. The scent is described as complex, exotic, intoxicating, sweet & floral all at once & that they are in truckloads. Because this is the first year we've grown them in this garden, MOTH asked me to do a bit of research on whether we need to dig the bulbs & store them due to the cold climate, or just leave them dormant in the ground, like we used to do in our old garden down on the hot Adelaide Plains. Well I didn't really find the answer for him as I got somewhat side-tracked.
I've discovered that Miss Tuberose is known as the 'Mistress of the Night'. Tuberose represents sensuality. It is an alcove perfume meant for a woman without inhibitions, who's ready to use any means to seduce - crikey!! In fact this fragrance has a narcotic effect that pulls down the psychological constraints and taboos that forbid, to abandon oneself to physical passion. Now of course this has no relevance to us, with MOTH & I currently sleeping at opposite ends of the house!
Tuberose is also known to improve one’s capacity for emotional depth (could have used this with a few old boyfriends). Used during intimate moments, it's fragrance can enhance the fantasy factor (? turn MOTH into Jon Hamm) & encourage a romantic bedtime. It's also used to enhance motivation (that will please my Boss), enthusiasm, expansion, sensitivity & spontaneity. The flowers are worn at the back of the hair over a plait in southern India by women to entice their husbands with its aroma (note to self - cancel next Saturday's appt. with Mel @ Smooth Hair, I feel a plait coming on!). The mysterious aroma of tuberose uplifts our soul and brings sublime peace to our mind. All well & good but does it stop snoring??!!!