Sir Slarty provided me with a sample of this, and I too am enchanted with the rhubarb note. It opens the fragrance--you get a blast of something sweet/sour/citrusy and familiar, and it may take you a moment to identify the rhubarb, because it's not used very frequently in fragrances. And the surprises continue, because the heart of the fragrance is very different from the opening, powdery and sweet and every so soft and (dare I say it?) pretty! It's almost like a different fragrance entirely! The softness continues into the base where vanilla and light woods are the stars. Very very nice.