Coming in late January from Ineke, the fifth fragrance in their 'letter' series: Evening Edged in Gold. The scent was inspired by the night blooming flowers in perfumer Ineke Rühland's garden:
This story opens with bright top notes of plum and gold osmanthus, spotlights the night bloomers Angel’s Trumpet and Midnight Candy, and closes with rich base notes of saffron, dark woods and leather. Evening Edged in Gold is an elegant, sophisticated scent with a warm, luxuriant tonality.
Additional notes include cinnamon bark. Ineke Evening Edged in Gold will be available in 75 ml Eau de Parfum for $88. (via ineke)
Note: Midnight Candy is also known as Night Phlox.
…and Angel's Trumpet is a particularly fragrant Datura.
If the white flowers aren't too powdery (as phlox and datura can be in the garden) this sounds quite lovely.
We grow daturas, and somehow I assumed (maybe quite wrongly) that most gardeners knew the plant (?) But I'd never heard of Midnight Candy. I'll have to hope this isn't powdery too — powdery white florals rarely suit me.
I've been really appreciating plum and fig notes lately; they lend a sweetness that might appeal to a large audience, but are subdued enough to avoid becoming sugary-sweet. I look forward to trying “Evening Edged in Gold”.
Mmmmm… cant decide about this one! Assuming the datura doesn't kill me, it could be grand!
Shouldn't be too sugary-sweet with those base notes, I'd think, but we'll see!
Datura kills, no doubt about it
Happy New Year, R! I hope you have fewer fragrances to deal with in 2008. – all good ones.
Mmmm… osmanthus and saffron. Could be a winner. The price is interesting. I have the feeling I should buy that bottle of Balmy Days before it becomes $88. Why do older perfumes suddenly become more expensive the moment a new release is launched?
It already is 2008 overhere and I hereby would like to wish you Robin and all the other perfumeloving people on this blog a wonderful great and especially very healthy year in 2008 and may this year become a historical perfume year !!
Ditto, Marianne! I wish the same!
Happy New Year to all!
Evening Edged in Gold sounds interesting. I tried some of her others and they all end in musk–and my nose doesn't like musk. Doesn't matter if you call it “clean,” “white,” or “bright,” to my nose it says, “dirty laundry hamper of a 15-year old boy. After gym.” But this one. . . .leather and saffron. . .if the datura isn't overpowering, it's a winner.
Thanks so much for the nice wishes J!
S, I know what you mean about the prices rising!! Osmanthus & saffron does sound nice.
Marianne & nlb, thank you both for the nice words! Hoping we all have a good year, perfume-wise and other-wise.
LOL at “dirty laundry hamper of a 15-year old boy. After gym.” — that is not compelling!
I love musk. On me it turns into the most wonderful clean smell. Since most fragrances contain musk, it must be your skin chemistry Laundry basket… yeuch.