Niche line Ineke will launch Hothouse Flower, the eighth fragrance in their alphabetical series, this fall:
a hothouse elegance wrought from an overindulgence of gardenia
The notes feature earl grey tea, green foliage, cypress, absinthe, gardenia, galbanum, fig, frankincense, guaiacwood, musk and corn silk.
Ineke Hothouse Flower will be available in 75 ml Eau de Parfum.
(via press release)
Update: see a review of Ineke Hothouse Flower.
Something about the combination of tea, fig, and corn silk is making my mouth water. I can’t help but worry that everything else might make this a soupy mess of smells but so many elements of this combined sound amazing. ^_^
I adore gardenia, so eager to try this.
No idea at all what corn silk might smell like, but tea & fig are always welcome.
In my mind at least, corn silk smells divine – like a mixture of raw corn and green corn leaves. I mean shucking corn is a huge olfactory memory for me, but I’m not sure if it’s actually the corn silk producing the smell.
I got a chance to smell this at the Artisan Fragrance Salon last weekend in San Francisco–it’s really good. The combination of creamy gardenia, rich green notes, and subtle woody base is delicious; it’s probably my second favorite in the Ineke line after Field Notes From Paris.
Nice to hear it — and Field Notes was my favorite too.
I also smelled this (albeit briefly) at the Artisan Fragrance Salon, and I agree with missie sue — it seemed delightful. None of the other Inekes have worked for me, but I want to give this one a shot.
I’ve been loving gardenia this summer and am intrigued by the description of this scent – can’t wait to try it!
I miss smelling “real” gardenia in summer, so me too!
I like the notes here. A lot. This is now on my absolutely must try list especially since those of you who have smelled it like it.
Yup. Smelled it at the Artisan fair and it is a very nice gardenia soliflore. The other notes listed are very much supporting players, rounding out (and tempering) the gardenia. Not as blue cheesy as Tom Ford or as raspy/heady as Michael Storer’s Stephanie but richer than Jo Malone or Estee Lauder’s take. I made a tiny sample for myself (they didn’t have any yet) and am eager to try it away from the perma-cloud of perfume that was the Salon. Will report.
I smelled this at the SF Perfume Salon, Hot House Flower is lovely and surprisingly long-lasting. Both my mother in law and I really liked it. On my mother in law, the gardenia note is quite soft and green, on me, it was more powdery/woods notes in the drydown.
This sounds interesting. Coincidentally, last night, I was looking for my Coach perfume and found my (forgotten) bottle of JM Vintage Gardenia! It smells great.
I haven’t tried all Inekes, but I haven’t been successful with the few I have tried. This sounds lovely, though. I really like the name as well. Looking forward to trying this and thank you for the info, as usual!
This one sounds delightful. Earl Grey Tea and gardenia are my favourite notes and I am curious to find out how the absinthe note will play with them.
My fave is An Evening Edged in Gold, followed by After My Own Heart. Great stuff. I can’t stand gardenias but maybe Ineke can work a miracle! Who knows! That would be something!
Evening Edged in Gold is my HAPPY perfume. I suspect its the full bodied osmanthus! On the other hand I really disliked Field Notes from Paris – at least on my skin. I havent’ tried others but I want to, not least because of the gorgeous names and bottles!
Gardenia and galbanum are two notes that I’m heavily into this summer, so this will be a must sniff for me
I too tried it at the SF Salon. It was one of my favorites of the day. On me, it was soft, warm, and green.
absinthe? fig?? galbanum???? FRANKINCENSE????
:O None of the other Inekes worked on me, but this sounds divine…
Sounds heavenly. Cant wait to sniff. There can never be too many Gardenias! Still have to try SIP epic gardenia too.