The Scented Hound

Abbreviated perfume & fragrance reviews from one man's perspective

Field Notes from Paris by Ineke

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A lovely friend sent me a package of goodies this past week.  Of course, I had to check them all out upon arrival, but Field Notes from Paris is the one that struck a chord with me most…

WHAT I SMELL:  Green, refreshing blast that slowly melts away into a beautiful patchouli and tobacco leaf middle phase.  It’s sweet, but what I call an adult sweet, not a kid kind of sweet.  Finally, what is interesting to me is that this fragrance ends up like two fragrances in one.  What do I mean?  When I bring my arm up to take in the fragrance, I get a light leather scent.  The kind of leather that belongs to a well-worn book where the cover has been used thin.  But when I am just enjoying the fragrance on me as a whole, Field Notes from Paris is almost gourmand, like coffee and almond/vanilla cookies (all very subtly dressed together).

Field Notes from Paris Notes:  coriander, orange flower, bergamot, tobacco flower & leaf, patchouli, cedar, tonka bean, beeswax, leather, vanilla

WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME:  Perfect for today’s rainy weather, Field Notes from Paris does remind me of exactly what Ineke was trying to convey; “sweet-scented Paris afternoons, life measured out in coffee spoons.”  Perfect for hanging out in your favorite sweater and jeans on a Sunday morning while recuperating from your all too fun Saturday night.

THREE ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE FIELD NOTES FROM PARIS:  comfortable, laid-back, friendly

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT FIELD NOTES FROM PARIS: Scents Memory, Notable Scents, EauMG

BOTTOM LINE:  Lovely and subtle; good for a man or a woman.  This may just be the right fragrance for the coming winter when I’m curled up reading a book next to the fire.

  • Bone Rating: 4 out of 5 possible bones
  • Scent: Woody Oriental
  • Classification: Unisex
  • Nose:  Ineke Ruhland
  • Expense: $88 for 75ml EdP

Author: The Scented Hound

Just a normal guy with the nose of a beagle!

20 thoughts on “Field Notes from Paris by Ineke

  1. I need to try this again – I find it fell extremely quiet after a short while. I also didn’t like the combination of notes, they felt a little clumsy and miss proportioned, but this was only tried on skin with other things around me so I guess I can’t judge it too soon. I do really want something from this line, I mention it over again but those bottles are so damn lovely.
    I’m glad you get along with this Steve 😀

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    • I don’t find it clumsy at all, but it does have a morphing factor greater than some. As for the bottle, it’s pretty, but I have not seen in person so I can’t tell, but the price is very reasonable as far as I’m concerned.

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      • They have the range at Libery’s, the bottles are gorgeous 🙂
        The prices are fab yes, the brand is great – I just haven’t found a fragrance I’ve thoroughly enjoyed. I think I’m hoping for to much.
        But yes I’ll have to try it again, clumsy might have been too harsh. I went in expecting an orange blossom and that’s not what I got – I was also recovering from Seville A L’Aube that day 😛
        I’ll be sure to hunt it out.
        You should get the Ineke sample pack as your in the US (I was going to but they don’t ship to the UK) – it’s so cheap, and they take the discount off a full bottle – brill service 🙂

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        • I may just go ahead and do that now as my billfold and credit card are sitting right next to me!

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          • DO IT hahahha
            I wish my card was next to me – so much stuff I’m desperate to order…
            Next week I might just treat myself. I recieved my full bottle of Aftelier Secret Garden the other day though (as if that wasn’t a big enough investment)…
            Hmmmm 🙂

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  2. I just ordered the Ineke sample set and can’t wait to try this one.

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    • I just ordered one too. This really is lovely. It seems to morph and change with the temperature and you’re mood. Is there such a thing as a mood fragrance, like a mood ring??!! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.

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      • “I’m slowing down with my sample ordering.” Yeah, sure I am. I just caved and bought the darn sample set too. The fact that they discount your possible future full bottle purchase made it seem like a great deal. I’ve been wanting to try this line. I love the names of the scents. Hoping I love the juice too. You’ve made this one sound totally wonderful.

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  3. You really caught up my interest with this review, thanks! I’ve never heard of this brand, seriously. And this bottle is lovely!

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  4. Both the Ineke and OJ line bored me, but this review and Portia’s last review are making me want to revisit. I read “gourmand” and was sold!

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  5. Steve, I’m glad you liked FNFP. I hope you’ll find a favorite in the line and will use the coupon to get a full bottle. I just want to warn that they are going to raise the price in September – they sent an e-mail about that earlier this month.

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  7. I love this stuff! And Ineke Rühland just lives a few blocks away from me. I keep hoping to run into her!

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  8. Believe it or not my teenage daughter swiftly confiscated my first bottle and drained it in three months!

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