Ineke Rühland is one of the pioneers of indie perfumery in the US, having launched her Alphabetical Collection in 2006. Starting with “After My Own Heart”, she is now up to “I” in the alphabet, having recently launched “Idyllwild”.
Born and educated in Canada, Ineke started her career in fragrance marketing in Europe. After a decade working in the Netherlands, England and France, she decided that the perfumers she worked with had the truly interesting job in the fragrance industry, and she decided to become one. She studied at ISIPCA perfumery school in Versailles, France, and completed her apprenticeship at Quest (now Givaudan), one of the largest fragrance houses. Moving to San Francisco a couple of years later, she set up a fragrance lab of her own, and has been happily blending scents every since.
Ineke’s passion for literature, design and the arts are reflected in every perfume. Through original photos, artwork and snippets of verse, Ineke crafts an intimate story for each scent. An enthusiastic gardener, she derives inspiration from her collection of rare scented botanicals. Going forward, Ineke is proud to ride the wave of indie perfumery as it surges and inspires fragrance lovers everywhere.
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