For the wanderers, who follow their own compass…such is perfumer Ineke Ruhland’s instructive invitation to her refreshing, exciting newest scent. Instantly identifiable as an herbaceous wonder, Idyllwild grows into full fougere glory with some unexpected twists and turns.
Rhubarb tea, for instance, supplies a sweet, milky tartness that’s sure to incite a smile: a welcome respite from the familiar woodland berry element, rhubarb is twice as refreshing and more illustrative of the snappish, cool-air intensity of the forest, and frankly more wild, than any strawberry. Grapefruit is the perfect compliment to tart rhubarb, while powdery lavender layers cool shadow over this fruity action. Big Sur Sagebrush, cypress and fir are a verdant trio that sing in sweet, strong voices of the rejuvenating, liberating effects of adventuring into the unknown. Cardamom twinkles, its hold-cold floral sweetness as magical and mystifying as oud’s appealing funk and the downy, unknowable depths of musk.
Idyllwild will lead you astray, in the best of ways: wander off the path and explore your dreams in this scintillating, versatile scent.