Showing posts with label Ineke Perfume. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ineke Perfume. Show all posts

Monday, February 5, 2018

2018 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide From The Makeup Examiner

Valentine’s Day 2018 is a little over a week away, but no one should despair because we’ve got you covered with Team TME’s Gift Guide. Valentine’s Day isn't just about celebrating your partner -- it’s about celebrating all of the love in your life! Whether it’s a special gift for your significant other or your precious BFF (Galentine’s Day is February 13th), The Makeup Examiner has found gifts that they will love! 


  • Baxter of California Starter Kits ($50 - $60) Shave Starter Kit,  Shower Starter Kit, Skin Starter Kit, or Travel Starter Kit - Whatever your guy's style, you'll find something perfect here.
  • Bespoke Post Box ($45 per month): Give the guy in your life a curated “box of amazing”. Each themed monthly box can include anything from men's lifestyle gear to tools and ties to cigars and more.
  • Palo Santo Limited-Edition Cologne ($110 - 2 fl oz): With deep smoky woodnotes, a hint of suede and sweetness this fragrance is bold and intriguing. Palo Santo evokes the spirit of Los Angeles and Palo Santo is available in a travel size.


  • VOLOOM ($130 - Red Hot Galentine’s Gift): is a volumizing iron that takes seconds to work and provides major, long-lasting volume! We absolutely fell in love with this tiny wonder! It is also the perfect choice for finer, thinner or shorter hair. With ceramic-coated plates and a ¾ inch design, this styler creates little pockets of volume close to the roots without leaving a clear texture in the hair, for natural-looking lift.
  • ghd Dry & Style Nocturne Gift Set ($349): To say that ghd stylers are the best is basically a major understatement. Our editor purchased a ghd flat iron 11 years ago and it still works very, very well! As for this gorg set, it sent our hearts racing! This set features the award-winning ghd gold professional 1" styler and the ghd air professional 1600w hairdryer, plus a bonus luxe heat mat.
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Essential Brush Collection ($650): Designed to Kevyn Aucoin's exact specifications, this brush collection is the ultimate in makeup application and brings out the artist in everyone! The complete set of 14 professional quality, handcrafted brushes is perfect to create a complete face. The collection is packaged in a chic black faux leather carrying case with magnet closure that doubles as a brush easel.


  • Silk'n Titan Skin Tightening and Lifting ($269): The Silk'n Titan is an anti-aging device that works with harmonized energy technology to reduce wrinkles and lift facial contours. Designed to be used on all areas of the face and neck, this revolutionary technology repairs collagen and elastin fibers from the inside out.
  • NUFACE Trinity + ELE Bundle ($429): This FDA-cleared, handheld facial toning device that is clinically tested for improved facial contour, skin tone, and wrinkle reduction along with the Trinity ELE attachment for the eye and lip area.
  • Dear by Renée Gentle Face Scrub ($50): This rejuvenating gentle gel-based scrub sweeps away dead skin cells, refines surface texture and helps decongest skin. Skin will be smooth and glowing.
  • Dear by Renée Youth Soothing Crème ($75): Infused with Hollywood celebrity favored Arnica Extract, Youth Soothing Crème contains several active components that hydrates and soothes dehydrated, itchy, or red skin. It is also a wonderful moisturizer for seasonal transitions. 
  • Chuda Healing Hydrating Cream ($150): In 40 minutes, Chuda’s Healing Hydrating Cream will repair, nourish and diminish fine lines and wrinkles on your skin. It’s a first-ever formula rooted in the centuries-old, skin-healing Remedea Compound and boosted by the most scientifically advanced, medical grade actives. For a quick lit from within glow, this Healing Hydrating Cream delivers.
  • G.M. Collin Instant Radiance Anti-Aging Eye Patches ($50): deliver a quick relief from tired, stressed out eyes, providing a visibly younger and rejuvenated look. They work to immediately reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness and fatigue. Formulated with a luxurious touch of Pearl Powder and Rose Extract to reduce dark patches and improve elasticity while its hydrogel texture provides an instant feeling of cool comfort and revitalization.
  • Cheeky Physique Cheeky Cups Body Contour Kit ($32): Say goodbye to cellulite with Cheeky Cups. This simple and convenient skin-toning system uses ancient cupping massage techniques to improve the look of cellulite and stretch marks.


  • G.M. Collin Lip Plumping Complex ($33): Plump your pucker in minutes. G.M. Collin Lip Plumping Complex has a deliciously scented and light silky textured that offers healthy-looking, supple and visibly re-plumped lips, improving their global appearance.
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette ($49 each): A long-wearing eyeshadow palette that features seven shades, including four fashion finishes, velvet, satin, silk, and lamé -- to layer and dress your eyes.
  • Benefit Cosmetics Cheek Parade Bronzer & Blush Palette ($58): A limited-edition palette featuring five best-selling, full-sized bronzers & blushes.
  • Stila Cosmetics Stay All Liquid Lipstick ($24): Offering up incredible staying power, lightweight feel and beautiful matte finish. We’re loving Bella, Beso or Rosa for Valentine's Day! 
  • Stila Cosmetics Convertible Color Dual Lip & Cheek Cream ($25 - Red Hot Galentine’s Gift): We love any two-in-one makeup, especially if it comes from Stila! This creamy, luscious product if the perfect go-to, on-the-go makeup and will absolutely become a staple in your bag!


  • Ineke Perfume Deluxe Sample Collection ($30 – Red Hot Galentine’s Gift): This collection includes a nice sized sample (1.5ml each) of all eight perfumes in The Alphabet Collection. This is an exquisite gift. With eight unique scents ranging from floral to woodsy.
  • Prada Candy Valentine’s Day Gift Set ($122): The heart-adorned gift box is stocked with the classic Prada Candy EDP, Prada Candy Body lotion and a compact mirror for quick date-time touch ups on-the-go.  
  • Carolina Herrera Eau de Parfum Spray ($115):  The ground-breaking bottle, the first in the form of a high heel, speaks as eloquently of the power of modern femininity and a woman’s dual nature as the fragrance itself. Made of sleek, smoky midnight blue glass, it stands on the tallest, thinnest gold heel.

Have Happy Valentine’s Day! ~xo Team TME

Friday, August 23, 2013

Ineke Perfume Launches ‘Scent Library’ for Fall 2013

Ineke perfumes announced in August, the launch of a new collection of their artisan perfumes from the brand’s Floral Curiosities fragrance collection. The collection, named the “Scent Library,” is an exquisite offering from the San Francisco based perfumer and brings the perfect scents to transition into the fall.

In January, The Makeup Examiner reviewed the “Alphabet Collection” and was equally impressed with both the fragrances and the packaging. As with each Ineke collection, the “Scent Library” (5 - 2.5 ml / 0.1 fl. oz $22) is elegantly packaged and is a beautiful addition to any décor. But, what is packaging of any beauty product if the product itself fails to impress? And, can a floral scent really be a good choice for the cooler months?

Fortunately Ineke doesn’t skimp on essential oils, which means that each perfume is of the highest quality. As for floral in the cooler months, yes you can and should. The “Scent Library” contains generous samples of each fragrance in the Floral Curiosities fragrance collection, which to The Makeup Examiner is always a plus as it gives me an opportunity to test drive a fragrance without a major financial commitment.

What The Makeup Examiner really enjoyed about Ineke’s latest offering is the faux book packaging. Each scent’s unique character is expressed through the artistically rendered packaging, which uses fine art and calligraphy in a vintage book design. Also, inside the book are “library cards” describing the fragrances. I always appreciate beautiful and creative presentations, which makes the “Scent Library” a perfect gift. Check out the slideshow and you’ll understand why I was so impressed. The detail of the packaging is so thoughtful and raises the standard for luxury beauty items. But, what about the fragrances, right? The five fragrances are listed below and each scent is unique, lovely, and gives us an opportunity to change up our scent from day to day.

The Scent Library:

  • Angel’s Trumpet (Brugmansia): Angel’s Trumpet opens with refreshing notes of honeydew melon, Seville orange and leafy greens. Angel Trumpet’s rich floralcy is then warmed by cinnamon leaf and allspice and supported by Virginia cedar and white musk.
  • Briar Rose (Rosa Rubiginosa): A pretty rose-violet accord given big character with supporting notes of black raspberry, green apple, warm spices, patchouli, cacao and vanilla.
  • Poet’s Jasmine (Jasminum officinale): 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 (Delphinium cardinale): A bright fruity opening of blood orange, red currant and morello cherry deepens over time with notes of claret wine, nutmeg, saffron, amyris wood, tonka bean and vanilla.
  • Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus): A peach schnapps note introduces the spicy Sweet William floral accord, and 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.
Ineke’s collections are a lovely introduction to this artesian perfumer’s wares and individual perfumes are 2.5oz $95. As you peruse the brand’s website, you can almost feel what each perfume expresses and don’t be surprised if you find that a few hours have passed as you peruse. Ineke’s perfumes and collections are available at the Ineke Perfumer website and select retail locations.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Ineke Perfumer: The Alphabet Collection

Happy Friday my lovelies! Many women would not think to set out their front door sans makeup; I on the other hand would not ever leave my home without wearing perfume. Many happy memories are evoked by certain scents and my passion for perfume can be attributed to my father when at age 12, he gave me a bottle of Muraski by Shiseido upon his return from somewhere. I was hooked and thereafter, anytime my father traveled I could expect a bottle of some lovely scent upon his return.
I could go into the long history of perfume, but I’ll save that for another day. What I will share with you is that perfume making was once an artistry. Yes, you can still walk down the streets of Paris and find perfumeries, but not so much in the United States. Which is one of the things that make Ineke so incredibly unique. The woman behind the curtain at Ineke Perfumer is Ineke Ruhland, who combines 25 years as a perfumer with her instinctual visual artistry.

The Makeup Examiner had the pleasure of receiving Sample Collection Vol. 5 ($25.00 USD), which includes a nice sized sample (1.5ml each) of all eight perfumes in The Alphabet Collection. This was an exquisite treat and it felt like I’d received a magical gift from a close friend. With eight unique scents ranging from floral to woodsy, I was able to pair my perfume choice with my mood. And just a spritz lasts all day … Ineke is true perfume.

The Alphabet Collection:

  • After My Own Heart
  • Balmy Days & Sundays
  • Chemical Bonding
  • Derring-Do
  • Evening Edged in Gold
  • Field Notes from Paris
  • Gilded Lily
  • Hothouse Flower
Ineke Perfumer offers several collections and individual perfumes are 2.5oz $95.00 USD. When you peruse the website, you can almost feel what each perfume expresses. The Sample Collection Vol. 5 is the perfect place to begin an Ineke scent adventure and with Valentine’s Day not so far off, I can’t imagine any women not wanting to receive such a luxurious gift. Ineke’s perfumes and collections are available at the Ineke Perfumer website and select retail locations