Moon Bloom launched in 2013, as the debut fragrance from Hiram Green, formerly of the now-defunct niche house Scent Systems. Like the perfumes from that brand, Moon Bloom features all natural materials.
Moon Bloom is exactly what its official description says it is: "a lush and elegant tuberose". Like its (synthetic) compatriot Frédéric Malle Carnal Flower, Moon Bloom plays up tuberose's exotic aspect with coconut, jasmine, ylang ylang and plenty of greenery. It's a creamy and full-bodied white floral, richer than Carnal Flower, but not as loud about it as, say, Robert Piguet Fracas (perhaps the gold-standard of loud tuberose).
Moon Bloom opens quite green and it packs some sillage, but like most natural fragrances, it ends up fairly close to the skin. Fans of ylang ylang will be happy to hear that there are lovely banana-smoothie undertones as it dries down, although the tuberose remains front and center from first spray to last gasp (and it's surprisingly long lasting: it makes it through most of a day on me). There's just enough coconut to add to the general creaminess — it doesn't smell like suntan lotion or a piña colada — and the far dry down is warm and sweet, with just enough of a spicy kick.
Verdict: Perfect. If you're a tuberose fan and haven't tried this, do make an effort to find a sample, and for that matter, if you're not a tuberose fan, Moon Bloom might start you on the road to conversion. It's been a long time since I've bought a white floral of any sort, and I'm very tempted to put the travel atomizer on my buy list. Highly recommended, and I look forward to seeing what Hiram Green does next.
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Hiram Green Moon Bloom is available in 50 ml Eau de Parfum (shown at top, $165) or 5 ml travel atomizer (shown just above, $40). In the US, it can be found at Indigo Perfumery (samples are $4); in Germany, it's at First in Fragrance; in the UK, find it at Content or Roullier White.