Perfumer Ineke Rühland of San Francisco has a new, 6th perfume coming out in her alphabet series called F-Field Notes from Paris. The fragrance is inspired by autobiographical memories from her sojourn in the City of Lights when she used to study at the perfumery school ISIPCA in Versailles in the late 1990s. In particular, the perfume is nurtured by a nostalgic outlook on iconic places like Parisian cafés and more precisely "It encapsulates the nostalgic ambience of nursing a coffee at a Parisian café."...
"Similar to the field notes taken by naturalists or botanists to record their encounters in the field, Ineke's field notes capture the perfumery raw materials and fragrance inspirations she discovered during her years in France. "
F-Field Notes from Paris is categorized as a "woody oriental". It opens on notes of bergamot, lemongrass, and coriander seed before leading to notes of tobacco flowers (nicotiana alata), black pepper, cedar wood and patchouli. The base is built around notes of amber, tonka bean, vanilla, and beeswax.
The bottle is decorated with a hand-traced map of the heart of the Marais district in the 4th arrondissement of Paris, featuring streets like rue Vieille du Temple, rue de la Perle, rue Elzévir etc. as well as a drawing of the Eiffel Tower.
A 75 ml bottle is priced at 92 €
Via Duft Archiv; Facebook; Press release