A perennial plant closely related to the agaves, the tuberose features an extensive network of bulbous, tuberous appearing root systems that spout numerous shooting and dispersed flowers. The flowers are waxy and bloom upwards, surrounded by spikes at their bases. They produce a noteworthy and full-bodied fragrance, which is often described as creamy yet fresh and vibrant. The scent is very flower-like, possessing some milky complexities as well as the green aromas of nature.
The extracts of the tuberose are frequently used as notes in perfumery.