Ineke + Anthropologie Floral Curiosities ~ new fragrances

neke + Anthropologie Floral Curiosities, Briar Rose perfume

Coming next month to Anthropologie, a new exclusive limited edition collection from niche perfume line Ineke. The new Floral Curiosities collection follows last year's Anthropologie collaboration with Le Labo.

A mutual passion for art, design, travel and literature brought Anthropologie and Ineke together to create Floral Curiosities. Available only at Anthropologie stores, the collection, also inspired by Ineke’s garden, captures the essence of rare botanicals. Four flowers with distinct personalities are represented in the collection. Each flower’s unique character is expressed through the artistically rendered packaging which will make the Anthropologie customer eager to showcase them on her vanity.

Briar Rose (shown) ~ "Fruity and Powdery. Dark accents inspired by twisted thorns characterize Briar Rose. Black raspberry, bitter almond, exotic spices, black violet, patchouli and cacao absolute come together to form a unique fragrance."

Angel’s Trumpet ~ "Rich and Opulent. Angel’s Trumpet opens with refreshing notes of honeydew melon, Seville orange and leafy greens. The fragrance is then warmed by cinnamon leaf and allspice and supported by Virginia cedar and white musk."

Poet’s Jasmine ~ "Citrus and Herbal. A fragrance inspired by Poet’s Jasmine tea, replete with slices of citrus fruit. Added points of interest include star anise, rosemary, absinthe, frankincense, cardamom, hinoki wood and guaiac wood."

Scarlet Larkspur ~ "Floral Oriental. The scent deepens with notes of claret wine, nutmeg, saffron, amyris wood, tonka bean and bourbon vanilla after a bright fruity opening consisting of blood orange, red currant and morello cherry."

The Ineke + Anthropologie Floral Curiosities fragrances will be available in 75 ml Eau de Parfum, $68.

(via press release)

Update: see a review of Poet's Jasmine.

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  1. Lil says:

    I love perfume, and I love Anthropologie, but so far I’ve been underwhelmed by the latter’s foray into niche fragrance. When I last visited Anthropologie they didn’t even have smelling strips available; eventually an SA brought out a pad of scratch paper for this purpose. Also, although the Histoires and Strange Invisible lines are available on the website, they’re not in stores.

    • Bonbori says:

      I had the same thing happen to me. About a total of fifty or sixty testers grouped at different locations around the store and not a test strip in sight. Asked the SA who had to search several drawers behind the counter and to find a pad of them, from which she proudly tore off and handed me a *single* test strip. Ultimately convinced her to surrender two more. Apparently they must be extremely valuable and I was very lucky to get these three!

      Also, did not know they carried those lines you mentioned …

      • Lil says:

        Ever since Takashimaya closed, I’ve been hoping another brick-n-mortar store would pick up Histoires. Still waiting…

    • Robin says:

      I have a feeling maybe they are emphasizing internet over in person sales? Or maybe they’re working more on some stores than others. My store has a very limited selection.

    • Valentine says:

      I’m not wowed by any of Anthropologie’s fragrance offerings, but I never use scent strips anyway. I use the tester to spray the top of the packaged bottle and sniff either the cardboard of cellophane.

    • poodle says:

      I went to the closest Anthropologie to me just to look at the fragrances and I don’t remember finding any scent strips either. To be honest they barely had any fragrances in the store so it hardly mattered. I would guess there were less than a dozen fragrances when I was there. Very disappointing. These sound nice but I won’t make a special trip to go sniff them because I doubt they would be there to sniff.

  2. datura5750 says:

    I thought the Le Labo ones were terrific, and bought 2 of them!
    Will have to try these too…

    • Robin says:

      I was surprised by the price of these, but I see they’re about the same as the Le Labos.

  3. hardlyworking says:

    The Poet’s Jasmine sounds very interesting. I’m looking forward to testing these on a lunchtime recognizance mission! Lil is right though- they never have test strips- they seem to be unprepared for customers who actually want to test before they buy since they often don’t even have tester bottles of all fragrances. This would really bug me if I weren’t so easily distracted be their beautiful clothes and displays. Wish I could get the talents who put their displays together to fix up my home :)

  4. Rictor07 says:

    Ive only bought scented candles from Anthropologie so far, but i recall liking 1 or 2 fragrances from the collabo they did with D.S. & Durga. None of these appeal to me, but maybe as a gift.

  5. Bonbori says:

    I’ve come to think of Anthropologie as instructive for understanding the importance of *structure to successful fragrance. IMO Anth carries a lot of fragrances with appealing notes and absolutely no scaffolding to make them have space or dimension — they seem like they’re lacking the chemistry (literally) to pull off otherwise successful ideas. So if someone wanted to understand structure as an evaluative criteria in perfume, I’d send them there.

    • Dilana says:

      I liked the Anthropologie Lobo’s when I sniffed them at the mall, sut before heading into the mall’s theatre. (The testers were easily found),
      By the time of the movie, the scent was completely gone. Maybe this was a result of what you call a lack of scaffolding.
      However, I have one FB of Ineke’s Field Notes from Paris as well as her sampler set. They are long lasting; Every single one is well made. Her website prices for her own line are about as reasonable as the Anthropologie price, so these might be a real well made treat.

      • Bonbori says:

        I’m totally taking what you’re saying about Ineke into consideration, I do see her sample set on Anthropologie’s website!

    • Merlin says:

      Probably a dumb question, but could you explain what you mean by structure? The way the bottles are displayed, or something about the way the notes emerge in the scent?

    • Bonbori says:

      Oh, sorry! Merlin, I mean structure as in, as you say, how the notes in a perfume emerge. Pretty sure that what I’m calling a “good” structure is usually afforded beyond the obvious notes (like jasmine, raspberry or rose) by synthetic chemicals and bases, which can give these notes new brilliance, movement or a three-dimentional effect, pushing certain facets forward or create space within the fragrance, etc. Someone with more of a fragrance-centric vocabulary could probably describe this much better …

      • Merlin says:

        Oh, gotcha! Think I was confused by someones comment about the way the perfumes are displayed in the store. You’v explained it well – its not even just how they emerge over time, but the way they work together as they emerge -

  6. Jill says:

    I’m interested in these because I think Ineke does some good stuff. I agree with the above posters, though, that Anthro does not seem prepared for customers who want to actually test fragrances. The one I go to from time to time rarely has tester bottles, let alone scent strips.

    • Lil says:

      The Honoré des Prés line is nice, too, although short-lived. Which I actually appreciate at times.

  7. Elaine says:

    A friend *cough* tells me she sometimes swings by Sephora and swipes a few of their scent strips before heading over to Anthropologie.

    I don’t think you’ll ever find anything soul stirring there but now that Blue Mercury has closed in my local mall, Anthropologie is the closest I can get to niche without ordering on-line. It doesn’t hurt that they’re reasonably priced either. I’m not spending $300 unless it makes the angels sing and sometimes you just want something new to wear without having to take out a second mortgage.

  8. kizzers says:

    I haven’t had a chance to try this line yet – I think there’s only one place in the UK that sells them. These have me intrigued though, so I’ll need to start hunting down some samples.

    • wilz says:

      True..Liberty it is. But they’re not so reasonably priced. Inekes retail for $88 in the US but £80 in Liberty!

      But this line, the same 75ml bottles sell for $20 less than the proper Inekes…Great value and no reason not to try them! Particularly interested in Angel’s Trumpet and Poet’s Jasmine!

  9. maggiecat says:

    Poet’s Jasmine does sound lovely. Anthropologie is a lovely store, but it’s hard to actually shop in – things are scattered artistically all over,making it hard to compare similar items. And the tester issue is an issue, at least in the store nearest me (which isn’t that near, actually). I’ve gone in a number of times, but never actually bought anything -does that say something?

  10. Oh! These look like they could be really fun! I love the sound of Poet’s Jasmine, right up my alley. I haven’t sniffed all the Ineke ‘fumes (rather disliked Field Notes from Paris because of the shaving cream note though the concept sounded amazing) but I very recently fell in love with Evening Edged in Gold. Not convinced it’s fbw yet, especially for something that essentially dries down to a dry cinnamon vanilla cream, but I’m excited to see more from this perfumer. =)

  11. Kitty says:

    I admire Ineke’s fragrances and own three: Gilded Lily, Evening Edged in Gold and After My Own Heart. All three are, at a minimum, absolutely lovely. I will definitely make some test strips and try the Anthropologie offerings. I agree that Poet’s Jasmine sounds terrific as does Scarlet Larkspur (if I can make it through the topnotes…).

  12. Tama says:

    I’m so glad these have finally been announced! I heard about them in the spring when we had our Sniff and Ineke did her presentation. I had a bit of a gag order out on me so I didn’t overly blab. Anyway, I’ve been waiting for them ever since!

  13. Ayala says:

    I smelled 3 out of these 4 scents in San Francisco last month – Ineke brought them to Yosh’s party, and they were lovely! The Angel’s Trumpet was my personal favourite :-)

  14. parfumnut says:

    The Scarlet Larkspur is calling my name loudly. Ineke sure has a beautiful line of fragrances plus they are reasonable in todays perfume world. Looking forward to trying for sure :) and ” Hi Tama”

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