Rhubarb in Fragrance
Rhubarb is the fleshy, edible stalks of a herbaceous perennial plant called Rheum, and is known for its vibrant pink hue and tart taste.
It is native to Asia, where it has been used medicinally and for food for hundreds of years, but has been cultivated in Europe and the United States.
To science the Rhubarb is a vegetable, but to the USDA it is considered a fruit, as it is primarily used in pies, preserves and sauces, and sometimes in wines.
In fragrances, Rhubarb gives a sweet and sparkling vibe. It can make a fragrance feel fresh and invigorating, and can boost fruit and citrus notes.
We have a few favorite fragrances with standout Rhubarb notes.
Honour Woman from Amouage is a soft and romantic floral scent that is warmed with Frankincense, Amber and Resins. Rhubarb helps to boost the floral blend of Gardenia, Tuberose, and Jasmine, giving them a fuller, brighter, feeling on the skin.
Delina from Parfums de Marly gets its vibrancy from the Rhubarb blended with Lychee and Bergamot in the opening of the scent. It makes the flowers in the heart bloom brighter and adds energy to the delicate essence of the scent.
X Feminine from Clive Christian is a mostly warm and sultry fragrance with spices and fruits. Rhubarb is placed in the opening of the scent, boosting the Peach, Mandarin, and flowers, helping them to dance atop the warm base.
Elysium Eau Intense from Roja Parfums gets a boost from Rhubarb, adding a sparkle to the original composition. It makes the citrus notes more vibrant and adds an invigorating boost to the overall composition.
You can find these scents, and more, at Parfumerie Nasreen in Seattle!