Whilst I’m on the topic of partner’s fragrances, I also bought him this one! We tried it in Dover Street Market and both pretty much just went “Mmmmmm!”.
Rhubarb from the Sherbet Series 3, opens with some prickly citrus and what smells like a bit of pink pepper maybe? There’s a little spice whatever it is. Wonderfully, this super tart citrus and gentle spice, over the next minute or two, merge into a fantastic tangy rhubarb accord. It is a green, slightly syrupy, mouthwateringly juicy chunk of rhubarb.
Rhubarb stays like this for some time, or course all good things start to disappear in time, and that over the top, bright tang of the opening beings to mellow out. The non-pepper peppery spice also loses is sharpness (which is good), but the green sap keeps the fragrance solid and leafy fresh.
At the base is a layer of recognizable vanilla, it’s modest, not powdery, not particularly interesting, but pleasant none the less. This gradually works its way to the foreground over time, remaining light and green paired with the sap and remnants of the rhubarb. A gentle floral aura surrounds Rhubarb as well, it’s subtle, and probably provides the spice? I may be wrong. But the fragrance remains to be initially juicy and sour, yet stay inedible and wearable.
Rhubarb’s lasting power, in all honesty, is pretty poor. But it comes in a small plastic bottle, easy to carry round, and wonderful to splash on over and over without it ever becoming overwhelming. It is a wonderful summer spray for people who don’t always want something aquatic and full of floor cleaner lemons.
A fun, fizzy and fruity fragrance, and for the price, recommended!
Rhubarb Sherbert Series 3 Comme Des Garcons 30ml EDT – £28 doverstreetmarket.com