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Halfway around the world from Jaipur, this fragrance came about during the rainy season in San Francisco. Chai lattes provided cozy warmth most afternoons while the drumbeat of rain on glass provided sound effects. Chai tea has an artfully balanced blend of cinnamon, clove, cardamom, ginger, nutmeg and pepper. Add steamed milk and honey, and you have a frothy treat that inspired the yummy gourmand notes of Jaipur Chai. A subtle rose note in this fragrance reflects the pink buildings for which Jaipur is famous. Dry cedar and guaiac woods balance the sweetness, and a soft suede note is like a refined punctuation mark.
Notes include black tea, cardamom, cinnamon, clove, rose, cedarwood, guaiacwood, vanilla, cream, suede, musk.
- Ineke Rühland is a professional nose who creates original fragrances in her independent studio in San Francisco. Born and educated in Canada, she moved to Europe in 1988 to embark on a career in the fragrance industry. While living in France, Ineke completed her formal perfumery studies at ISIPCA, the only university-level perfumery school in the world. She honed her traditional perfumery techniques with sojourns to Grasse, the city that spawned perfumery in France. Ineke apprenticed at an esteemed fragrance house in Paris for three years before moving to San Francisco and eventually launching her alphabetical line in the summer of 2006. An enthusiastic gardener, Ineke derives inspiration from her collection of rare scented botanicals. Her passion for literature, design and the arts are reflected in every bottle. Through original photos, artwork and snippets of verse, Ineke crafts an intimate backstory for each scent. Read an interview with Ineke and dive into this indie perfumer and what inspires her to make these beautiful creations.