Rhubarb rhubarb rhubarb
by, 10th December 2009 at 12:14 PM (1606 Views)
Comme des Garcons Sherbet Series: Rhubarb to be precise.
I caught the dregs of a tester of this at the Basenotes Lunch in August, snatched in my last few seconds in Liberty's. It was tantalisingly faint and faded within seconds, not helped by all the stronger scents that I'd be sampling. I finally ordered it last week, and here it is today.
First off, this appealed to me in many ways before I'd even taken the cap off. The packaging is gorgeously simple. The tiny white glass bottle, which had been outside for a couple of hours, was smooth and cool in my hand, and clinked perfectly against my wedding ring.
The smell is everything that I was looking for earlier this year, when I was looking for a green scent. To me, it has that same snapped stem feeling as l'Ombre dans l'Eau, but quieter and closer. The rhubarb is certainly there, but is the fresh stick version rather than crumble and custard (though I would be quite happy with that too!). To continue with the comparison, whereas l'Ombre dans l'Eau moves on to a jammy note (though not on me), this one is sweetly complete in itself.
This year has brought some stand-out perfumes to my collection - Ormonde Woman, Timbuktu, Amaranthine, and I am so happy that this simple fresh little thing is now mine too. Hurrah, I have a green!
So what else has a good rhubarb note?
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