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Field Notes from Paris (2009)
by Ineke

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Field Notes from Paris information

Year of Launch2009
GenderFeminine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 72 votes)

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HouseIneke
PerfumerIneke Rühland

About Field Notes from Paris

Field Notes from Paris is a feminine perfume by Ineke. The scent was launched in 2009 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Ineke Rühland

Field Notes from Paris fragrance notes

Reviews of Field Notes from Paris

Field Notes isn't one of my favorites from Ineke, though I find it interesting as a sort of think piece.

Basically, to my nose, Field Notes is everything that's usually relegated to the background in a standard masculine designer aquatic, but upfront and in plain sight. It's fascinating to smell how that grape drink topnote used in so many men's designer releases is able to be picked apart here, revealing that it's actually a complicated mix of flowers, citrus, lavender, and sage over patchouli.

That being said, once the novelty wears off, this just smells like a better than average mall scent, though mercifully devoid of aquatic cheapness, but still overly familiar and common-smelling. If you're a designer fan looking for something a step up but not too different, this could be a great choice, but alas, it's not for me.
04th July, 2018
The wondrous part of
Coffee in a coffee shop
Is the coffee shop.
23rd December, 2017
I don't get much in the way of complexity with Field Notes - mainly a linear honey scent, but with a twist - a harshness, a medicinal-like quality to the honey, something like a pine note or a eucalyptus note, which sets it apart from other honey-dominant scents, and gives it some balance. I can see this as being something you can wear casually whilst doing some November/December high-street shopping, with the licks of cold air stirring up the fragrance and giving you some warm comfort. 6/10
13th November, 2017
Primarily a sheer orange blossom and beeswax fragrance with lots of nuances that do well to live up to the imagery of Paris on a beautiful day. Intoxicating opening. Performance is acceptable - the pleasant main notes persist for a long time after all the clever supporting acts have gone home. There is a shampoo like quality in the drydown that orange blossom fragrances often teeter around, and that places it strictly in the casual wear category for me. Overall, really well done. Not quite on par as the signature orange blossom work of Francis Kurkdjian, but very good nonetheless. And for the price, well worth a purchase for me. Excellent value.
29th March, 2017
The initial blast is aromatic and sweet. I like the orange blossom at the top , but it's also herbaceous, dusty and earthy from the coriander; I have an imagine of a person who has worked the field and it is washing his hands with an expensive bar of soap. Field notes, right? I don't know about Paris though…could be because of that expensive soap.

This lasts for about two hours, when the coriander begins to fade, as the soapiness and the fragrance is accompanied by sweet tobacco. Going forward it gets better for me as the dustiness goes, giving way to a warm base, aromatic and sweet, joined also by clean patchouli, reminiscent of a sunny day.
No way this is just a feminine scent, it's unisex all the way.
01st August, 2015
Whereas the published notes had left me to expect something quite different, Field Notes from Paris opened with a septum piercing combination of abrasive citrus (in the manner of drug store ‘masculines’ aimed at teenage boys) and lavender. So far, so unpleasant. Later a halfway decent orange blossom does appear but the shrill quality of the composition makes one think these field notes were made in a part of Paris dedicated to the manufacture of lavatory cleaning products. A bit of a shame as there’s a decent base lurking under it all – something smooth, honeyed but with a fruity accent – that only becomes apparent when all the rest has faded and there’s just a skin scent left.
05th January, 2014

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