What’s a sticky, bright red syrup doing in a perfume bottle? Adding to the cocktail of perfume ingredients, that’s what, with its citrussy, tart-sweet fruitiness. Of course it’s not actual grenadine itself – which is made from pomegranate juice, cherry juice and sugar – which perfumers use: the grenadine note is generally synthetic. But – just like a real cocktail (paper parasol optional), it adds a sense of summer to fragrances.
Smell grenadine in:
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