The Scented Hound

Abbreviated perfume & fragrance reviews from one man's perspective

Idyllwild by Ineke Perfumes

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WHAT I SMELL:  Idyllwild initially graces the skins with a soft and fresh light tea along with a hushed rhubarb and grapefruit note.  It’s so soft and pretty and incredibly comforting, like a light cashmere sweater that’ spun with the lightest and finest of wool.    Soon a slight medicinal artemisia note appears which quickly is punctuated with a creamy lavender.  Here, the perfume begins to move from the lightest of comfort to a more rounded warmth that buzzes with a creamy evergreen.  The perfume continues to move to the Northwest with the cypress and fir becoming the perfume’s focal point.  Evergreen can be tricky as it can overpower and turn a perfume into a car air freshener.  Here, the notes are incredibly subdued as if the trees are wafting their beautiful scent from afar.

From the Ineke website:

For the wanderers who follow their own compass.

Top notes:  rhubarb, tea, grapefruit and lavender

Middle notes: artemisia, cypress and fir

Base notes:  cardamom, woody notes, agarwood (oud) and musk

WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME:  The wings of a butterfly fluttering through a sun kissed forest.

THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE IDYLLWILD:  comforting, fresh, positive

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT IDYLLWILD: Undina’ Looking Glass, Cafleurebon, Colognoisseur

BOTTOM LINE:   To me, Idyllwild is completely a comfort scent.  It’s one of those perfumes that makes you feel like you’re taking a lovely hike through the green forest with the bounty of nature abuzz all around you.

  • Bone Rating:  3.5 out of possible 5 bones
  • Scent: Aromatic Fougere
  • Classification: Unisex
  • Expense:  $110 for 75 ml eau de parfum

Author: The Scented Hound

Just a normal guy with the nose of a beagle!

3 thoughts on “Idyllwild by Ineke Perfumes

  1. I quite enjoyed Idyllwild– and the name really gets me. I live in California, and to me it captures moments in northern California on the coast and somewhat inland. It’s a light, gauzy scent and I may pick up a bottle for summer wear as it has more depth and nuance than some of my usual Allegoria fare. Thank you for the review –I always love checking the “bone rating.”

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  2. I liked this perfume so much that I’m contemplating a trip to Idyllwild 🙂
    I wore this perfume around the New Year on the trip to winter mountains – it was great. Now I look forward to wearing it in summer. I agree with you: it is a comfort scent.

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