This is one of the many things I love about blogging: You just never know when or where inspiration will strike. (Not to mention that great minds think alike: We didn’t set out to have a foodie Posse weekend here, but I’m happy to follow Fragrantwitch’s tasty post from a day or two ago — rhubarb margaritas, anyone?)
Anyhoo, I was at an upscale grocery store a few weeks ago — one which I rarely visit except for gifts, etc. — when over in the bakery what should I spy but a rhubarb pie? Well, truth be told, a strawberry-rhubarb pie. And although I’m a bit of a rhubarb purist and love it on its own tart and saucy merits, beggars can’t be choosers. I was still tickled pink, as it’s hard to find in any shape or form, particularly here in the South.
Well, it got me pondering scents that contain this lovely red note. There are quite a few of them out there and I won’t begin to list them all, but I’ve just found a new one to love: London, the latest in Guerlain’s Voyage series. One spritz of it in the store and my mouth started to water (“Pardon my drool, lovely sales associate”) for some of that pie. I’m thinking a decant of this will have to be mine for the summer.
Any rhubarb fans out there — the note or the food? Or is there any scent you wear that kicks the cravings into high gear and sends you into the kitchen or out to the supermarket?