San Francisco perfumer Ineke Ruhland has added to her Floral Curiosities fragrance collection for Anthropologie with Sweet William. Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus) is a clove-scented, fringed flower that is bicolored in white/pink/red tones. It recently received accolades when Kate Middleton included it in her bridal bouquet, presumably for both the lovely scent and the name.
Ineke has created a Sweet William soliflore fragrance that is ensconced by rich wood notes. The fragrance opens with a juicy peach note. The Sweet William floralcy is further warmed with cinnamon, clove and cumin essential oils. The dominant wood notes are a blend of cedarwood, sandalwood and patchouli, softened with Bourbon vanilla. So yummy!
A mutual passion for scent, botanicals and art brought Anthropologie and Ineke together to create the Floral Curiosities limited edition line of fragrances in 2011. Other fragrances in the line include Angel’s Trumpet, Poet’s Jasmine and Scarlet Larkspur, each inspired by scented flowers grown in Ineke’s garden. The collection is available exclusively at Anthropologie stores starting in