The newest perfume in the Alphabetical Series from INeKe is a fragrance inspired by the natural beauty of a little mountain town in Southern California, Idyllwild. It’s an aromatic fougère bringing together the fauna of the San Jancito mountains – evergreens, more evergreens and sage.
Idyllwild opens as lemons and evergreens. The evergreens are fresh, bright and living. There’s a a fruity tartness (rhubarb) and a freshly ground black pepper. I also get hits of fresh ginger. But, it’s most definitely “evergreens”, especially fresh Douglas fir (which is… Continue reading | 2 Comments
PURPLE FLOWERS WEEK 2017
It’s an annual tradition on EauMG to feature “purple flowers” on the week of Nowruz/Vernal Equinox. “Purple flowers” are what I call flowers that (usually) have purple blossoms and bloom in spring: lilacs, violets, iris, heliotrope, hyacinth and wisteria (when I’m feeling generous). These are the sort of florals that make me think of spring. Plus, it gives me an excuse to talk about some of my favorite floral notes.
After My Own Heart was the first fragrance launched by… Continue reading
In the House is a feature on EauMG. I’m collecting my experiences from years of perfume sampling and putting together a quick brand overview. There are so many perfume lines out there that it can be overwhelming. My goal with this is to quickly introduce people to niche and indie lines that may be of interest to them.
Who’s in The House? INeKe
The Perfumer: Ineke Rühland, a classically trained perfumer… Continue reading | 11 Comments
It’s that time of the year when I make a holiday gift guide for people cooler than me. This one is for the hipster on your list. What are my qualifications for creating such a gift guide? None. But, I did go to the cool pour-over coffee shops and “whiskey and bitter emporiums” (yeah, hipster bars) to people watch, you know, for gift guide research. I was not enjoying a variety of delicious beverages…
I really couldn’t think of a clever intro for INeKe Hothouse Flower, the newest in the Alphabetical Series. But, I can tell you that I love to wear this gardenia, yes, a gardenia soliflore and I love to wear it. It always surprises me when I fall in love with something as pristine and polished as Hothouse Flower.
Hothouse Flower is a “green gardenia”. It’s heady a gardenia with a milky fig; however, in the opening I get dry evergreens and glistening bergamot. Oh… Continue reading | 14 Comments