In the '90s, Gap released Grass, a fragrance that smelled like a freshly mowed field. Then came CB I Hate Perfume, the Brooklyn scent factory whose greatest hits included "Gathering Apples" and "Russian Caravan Tea." And several years ago, NYLON profiled the new company Etat Libre et Oranges, which made a bottle of "Jasmine and Cigarettes" that smelled... well, exactly like its name.
Now the field of literal perfume reigns again, as Ineke releases "Paris Fieldnotes." They've taken extracts of coriander and tobacco, and concocted a fragrance evoking coffee, leaves, smoke, and sugar - in other words, everything you'd smell at the back of a Paris cafe.
Available for $88, the perfume comes with its own map of Paris on the bottle - just in case you want to test its unique but comforting scent against the real thing.
--FARAN KRENTCILAvailable at Beauty HabitWe also like Free Trade perfumeAnd Henry Holland perfume