After My Own Heart 2006

After My Own Heart by Ineke
Bottle Design Ramona Rühland, Helena Seo
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After My Own Heart is a perfume by Ineke for women and was released in 2006. The scent is floral-fresh. It is still in production.
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Perfumer

Ineke Rühland

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Green leaves, Raspberry
Heart Notes Heart NotesLilac
Base Notes Base NotesHeliotrope, Musk, Sandalwood

Ratings

Scent

7.2 (110 Ratings)

Longevity

6.9 (81 Ratings)

Sillage

6.2 (76 Ratings)

Bottle

6.9 (68 Ratings)
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Reviews

4.5
Scent
6
Longevity
6
Sillage
4
Bottle
EdenRosalie

2 Reviews
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EdenRosalie
EdenRosalie
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Artificial!
Unfortunately not for my nose - far away from the caressing real lilac scent, penetrating and soapy. Struck with artificial notes of purple lilac, bergamot and raspberry I don't smell at all, maybe the combination of heliotrope, which makes it Indian and a smell instead of a fragrance that causes headaches
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8
Scent
8
Longevity
6
Sillage
8
Bottle
Somebody
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Somebody
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I dreamed about you
The last days I surrounded myself with rather heavy, warm scents, especially since it had become quite cool again.
Last night After My Own Heart suddenly appeared in my dreams and was still present when I woke up. I dream a lot and vividly, but very rarely about perfume and took it as a hint from my subconscious to wear this fragrance today, which I had not used for a long time.

I am always surprised by the green-tangy opening because I associate with the fragrance the note that follows it and that is a beautiful, powdery, light lilac with a touch of creamy. This actually delicate smell is still so present that my car was completely filled with it this morning after the necessary shopping. The small moment of happiness when getting into the car scared away the oppressive feeling that regularly afflicts me during this strange time because of distance control and compulsory masks. On the drive home I pondered about the fact that I probably needed exactly this scent today, just as one sometimes suddenly has an appetite for sour or bitter foods, and that the body is often much smarter than what we call mind.

After everything necessary was done and the weather today was spring-like friendly again, I took a long walk in the afternoon. After My Own Heart had in the meantime become a light touch of lilac musk, which melted in the shady coolness of the forest with the scent of freshly cut wood and was refreshed with a small sprayer when I returned home, which now accompanies me into the evening in a lilac-blossom creamy way. My subconscious could not have chosen a more suitable scent.
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4
Scent
5
Longevity
5
Sillage
Tessa

80 Reviews
Tessa
Tessa
   1  
Short lived dream
I purchased a sample of After My Own Heart with great expectations of a lovely lilac. I was so disappointed by the composition! A timid lilac overwhelmed by gree foliage, without the sweetness of musk or the sparkling heliotropes.
Maybe I was not lucky andmgot a bad decant( which I doubt since Ineke is a great source of samples) thus I conclude that it is not the lilac for me.
5
Scent
Pansylady

27 Reviews
Pansylady
Pansylady
Very helpful Review    2  
spring turns into fall
No flower better conjures the height of springtime than does the lovely lilac-Ineke's spin on the beloved syringa, however, is somewhat autumnal-

Lilac is, of course, a prominent player here- but this is a very warm, ambery lilac- reminiscent of Highland Lilac of Rochester- somehow, for me, the fresh springiness of the blossoms is lost in the woodiness of the basenotes- I had a similar reaction to La Violette by Annick Goutal-

For a fresher interpretation of violets, I prefer Violetta di Bosco by I Profumi di Firenze- and for a fresher, more vernal lilac, I highly recommend En Passant-
7
Scent
7.5
Longevity
Sherapop

1239 Reviews
Sherapop
Sherapop
Helpful Review    5  
Lovely Lilac: The Other Purple Flower
The aesthetic of AFTER MY OWN HEART approximates something like a cross between FERRE edp and Bond no 9 EAU DE NOHO. I'm not sure why since neither iris nor violets (nor heliotrope) are listed among the notes, but there you have it, my honest, untutored reaction to this gorgeous perfume. AFTER MY OWN HEART features, instead, lilac, and may actually represent the strict antithesis of both the Caron violet perfume, AIMEZ MOI, and Guerlain INSOLENCE (that is, no added dextrose or plastic notes).

The Ineke is also more complex and perfumey than, say, the purple floral offerings of Christian Celle, Borsari or Jean-Charles Brosseau; or the Prada iris trio. This composition is also less masculine than purple perfumes such as Yves Rocher IRIS NOIR or Acqua di Parma IRIS NOBILE. If the truth be told, I love nearly all purple-floral perfumes (the most notable exception being post-nuclear-holocaust-perfume-Hall-of-Famer Guerlain INSOLENCE). Each of these distinct compositions has its own special purple properties, and after testing AFTER MY OWN HEART, I found another must-have for my growing collection of fine purple floral creations.

Lilac is much rarer in perfumery, it seems, than violet, iris, and heliotrope, but no less worthy as the focus of a fine perfume, which this one certainly is. In a side-by-side comparison of AFTER MY OWN HEART with Frédéric Malle EN PASSANT (probably the most famous niche lilac perfume), I find that the Ineke is more resinous and perfumey with significantly better lilac longevity. EN PASSANT is a bit more green and less perfumey and dries down slightly sweetly with much less lilac. Anyone who likes the Malle is bound to like the Ineke, which I find to be superior as a specifically lilac perfume.
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