We Three Kings Blogging Project : Gold
Ineke Evening Edged in Gold is the 4th fragrance in Ineke’s Alphabetical Perfume Series. Evening Edged in Gold is an easy to wear (modern) floral oriental perfume. I chose Ineke Evening Edged in Gold as my “gold” choice in We Three Kings because it is a gilded floral. It’s elegant but relaxed. It seems like a fragrance that is meant to be worn to holiday parties.
I like many Ineke perfumes but like Marina has said before on Perfume Smellin’ Things, many are too “fresh and transparent” for me to wear. I appreciate light, sheer fragrances but they aren’t “me”. Evening Edged in Gold isn’t a very “me” fragrance either but it is easier for me to wear than some of the other Ineke perfumes. I wear (occasionally) Dior J’adore as well, which I wouldn’t describe as a very “me” fragrance either. I was attracted to Evening Edged in Gold because of angel’s trumpet. Angel’s trumpet is my favorite flower to smell. If you haven’t sniffed one of these night blooming beauties then you really are missing out. My fabulous neighbor, Joe, has a green thumb and a grand garden. In the summer, late at night, I sneak over into his garden to inhale the intoxicating aroma of newly flowering angel’s trumpet. (BTW- We have a good relationship, he lets me do this. I’m not a mega creep!) Late this summer my moonflower, Arabian jasmine, and midnight candy would mix with the aroma of angel’s trumpet. My ‘hood was smelling good.
The opening of Evening Edged in Gold is bold, let it dry-down for a minute unless you want to whiff something that reminds me of prunes soaking in nail polish remover. With time, after like 2 minutes, I pick up on something that reminds me of ylang ylang, a heady and sweet floral. I really do not pick up much on any fruity notes until later (don’t worry Evening Edged in Gold is far from fruity). I get more of an intense rush of a bouquet of heady white florals with soapy notes. I get a suede like leather with sticky prunes. Ineke Evening Edged in Gold isn’t very heavy on the night blooming white flowers. This is a slight disappointment, but the fragrance isn’t bad. My mind had really hyped up that angel’s trumpet beforehand. Evening Edged in Gold becomes very clean on me, but not watery. It manages to wear like clean cinnamon and leather on me. How is that possible? I don’t know but it works and it’s likable. It’s warm and radiant. I don’t get much of the saffron, but it has the feel of a saffron fragrance because of the warmth. The leather is very played down. This scent is not animalic at all. It’s elegant leather reminding me of a very nice pair of suede shoes right out of the box. With time I get more of cedar and modern, warm dry woods at the dry-down. I once wore this with a black leather jacket and it really intensified this fragrance. The leather notes were obviously more prominent. Leather and cedar wear wonderfully together. Evening Edged in Gold is one of those fragrances that benefits from a leather jacket. And I need to add that Evening Edged in Gold mixes well with the bubbly vapors of champagne or sparkling wine. This is another reason why I chose it represent Gold!
Ineke Evening Edged in Gold is festive. It has a certain elegance that isn’t too formal. Ineke Evening Edged in Gold goes with elegant “party gowns” or jeans with ballet flats. And yes, it will even go with stretchy leggings because if you are like me, that’s all you can wear this time of year!
Notes listed include gold osmanthus, plum, angel’s trumpet, saffron, cinnamon bark, midnight candy, leather, and woods.
Give Ineke Evening Edged in Gold a try if you like fresh and radiant florals and florientals. In fact, Ineke Evening Edged in Gold really reminds me of Dior J’adore…if J’adore wrapped itself in a suede shawl. Give Evening Edged in Gold a try if you like scents such as Dior J’adore EDP, Dolce & Gabbana The One, Badgley Mischka Couture, and/or Avon Rare Pearls.
The 2.5 oz spray of Evening Etched in Gold retails for $88. It is available at Ineke.
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