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Idyllwild by Ineke

Idyllwild by Ineke
Gender: Unisex
Release date: 2017
Perfumer: Ineke Rühland
Brand: Ineke

What Does Idyllwild Smell Like

Idyllwild by Ineke opens with a citrusy zing from the grapefruit that is lightly tempered by the floral note of lavender. You can also detect an undercurrent of rhubarb tea, lending a slightly sweet and tart edge to the initial fragrance. As the top notes begin to mellow, the heart of the perfume becomes evident. A strong presence of cypress infuses the scent with a woody character that is complemented by the crisp, outdoorsy aroma of Douglas fir. Sagebrush adds a wild, green touch to the middle notes, making it smell like a walk in a lush forest.

As the scent evolves, the base notes emerge. Ponderosa pine continues the woody theme, adding a touch of freshness to the fragrance. Musk brings a warm depth, while the spice of cardamom adds a subtle, exotic twist. Cypriol lends a smoky, earthy nuance and the hint of oud gives a luxurious, resinous finish to the scent. Overall, Idyllwild by Ineke smells like a fresh, leafy walk in a majestic woodland, made sensual by the warm, spicy, and smoky undertones. It's a perfect blend of citrus, floral, woody, and spicy notes that is ideal for those who love the outdoors.

Review of Idyllwild

Ineke's Idyllwild is a distinctive unisex perfume that seemingly captures the essence of a forest in a bottle. It's a scent that resonates most notably with men, but also carries appeal across the age spectrum and gender lines. This is not your run-of-the-mill perfume, but rather one that tells a story, a narrative of nature and its profound richness.

Upon first application, the perfume opens with a refreshing, clear burst of citrusy grapefruit, a nod to its slightly larger leaning towards the warmer seasons of spring and summer. Yet, the progression of the fragrance takes a turn, revealing a heart where cypress and Douglas fir take the center stage, embracing the wearer in a comforting cloak of green, woody notes.

This perfume is versatile in its usage, equally fitting for business meetings and leisurely outings. It's a scent that can be worn daily, but its woody-spicy character also lends it a certain charm for evening events. Idyllwild's longevity is decent but not outstanding, which may require reapplication for those who prefer their scent to last all day.

The sillage is moderate, making it a good choice for those who prefer their fragrance to stay relatively close to the skin. Value-wise, it's a solid choice for those looking to invest in a perfume that stands out from the typical sea of commercial fragrances, without breaking the bank.

The one noticeable shortcoming of Idyllwild is its relative underperformance during the winter season. While its woody-resinous base provides some depth and warmth, it might not be robust enough to cut through the cold. Nonetheless, for those seeking a scent that echoes the tranquility and freshness of a forest, Idyllwild offers an engaging olfactory journey.

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