Artisan perfumer Ineke Rühland has collaborated with Anthropologie on a fragrance collection inspired by her garden.  The limited-edition Floral Curiosities Collection includes four fragrances that capture the essence of rare botanicals.  Read on for more…

Four flowers with distinct personalities are represented in the Eau de parfum collection. Each flower’s unique character is expressed through the beautifully illustrated packaging, which is a hallmark of any Ineke fragrance.  Clear glass bottles are enclosed in boxes decorated by prose in hand-drawn calligraphy. Soft watercolor paintings wash over the box, giving a hint as to the essence of the fragrance inside. To use the word “exquisite” is as close as I can come.

The Floral Curiosities Fragrance Collection includes:

  • Angel’s Trumpet (Brugmansia) Rich and opulent, Angel’s Trumpet opens with refreshing notes of honeydew melon, Seville orange and leafy greens. The fragrance is then warmed by cinnamon leaf and allspice and supported by Virginia cedar and white musk.
  • Briar Rose (Rosa rubiginosa) Fruity and powdery with dark accents inspired by twisted thorns characterize Briar Rose. Composed of black raspberry, bitter almond, exotic spices, black violet, patchouli and cacao absolute.
  • Poet’s Jasmine (Jasminum officinale) This is a fragrance inspired by Poet’s Jasmine tea, replete with slices of citrus fruit. Added notes of star anise, rosemary, absinthe, frankincense, cardamom, hinoki wood and guaiac wood add interest.
  • Scarlet Larkspur (Delphinium cardinale) My favorite of the collection, this is a floral-oriental, perfect for Fall.  A bright fruity opening consisting of blood orange, red currant and morello cherry dry down to notes of claret wine, nutmeg, saffron, amyris wood, tonka bean and bourbon vanilla.  Beautiful!

The Floral Curiosities Fragrance Collection for Anthropologie is available in stores and at Anthropologie.com.  Each fragrance retails at $68.

 

 

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