"Hothouse Flower is a tribute to the lush, creamy scent of gardenia. Climate-controlled glass hothouses were first built in Europe to house the exotic plants that explorers brought back from their travels in the 18th and 19th centuries. Gardenia is a legendary hothouse flower, having been transported from China to the famous Victorian hothouse at Kew Gardens in London in the 19th century. Ineke’s Hothouse Flower is a gardenia “soliflore” (single flower) that is particularly green and aromatic with notes of galbanum, fig, cypress, absinthe and frankincense. These fresh notes are balanced with the more creamy and sultry facets also found in a live gardenia plant. ~ Beauty Army"
San Francisco based brand Ineke Perfumes have launched their new perfume labeled Hothouse Flower. The tag line for the fragrance is "a hothouse elegance wrought from an overindulgence of gardenia"
Top notes are green tea, green leaves and cypress;
middle notes are gardenia, galbanum, fig and olibanum;
base notes are guaiac wood, musk and corn silk.
Have you ever walked into a hothouse at a flower nursery and where just overwhelmed with a floral scent? This is what Ineke's Hothouse flower reminds me of and no, not because it has hothouse flower as a name but because it truly does smell like flowers that have been sitting under the baking sun all day.
If you are a gardenia lover then I would definitely recommend checking this one out but if you aren't keen to strong scents then this perfume might not be for you.
Musky flower scents are some of my fave so this one smells pretty great to me. I do think it's a little strong at first so I would probably spray it on at least 30ish minutes before I planned to be anywhere. This would give the scent time to wear off just a bit. It lasts quite a while but definitely not all day. I smelled it for several hours afterwards.
My only cons for this perfume is the price. It is quite pricey at $95 for a 2.5 fl oz and as well as availability. The only place that I could find it online to order was through Beauty Army.
I will give this product 4 stars. I love the perfume for myself but minus a star for price and availability as well as the strong scent may not be for everyone.
Have you tried this scent or brand before?
This is the first time I've ever heard of this brand but apparently they have several fragrances under their belt. From what I can tell they are going down the alphabet naming their perfumes. Pretty neat idea!