Run your fingers over the leaves of a redcurrant bush, and you’ll get a ‘catty’ quality that’s distinctive, intriguing – but not to everyone’s taste.  The fruit of Ribes rubrum itself, though, is fruity, green and tart, often incorporated into a ‘cocktail’ of fruity notes which are then woven mostly into fruity-florals:  that category of perfumes whose star has been in the ascendant, in recent years – often fresh, youthful and vibrant.  (Whitecurrants, which have a slightly sweeter quality – almost an ‘albino’ version of the redcurrant, and also a member of the gooseberry family – are also very occasionally used.)

 Smell redcurrant in:

Goutal Quel Amour
Cartier Les Heures de Cartier L’Heure Folle X
Donna Karan DKNY Be Delicious Sparkling Apple

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