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
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