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Zizan (2008)
by Ormonde Jayne


Zizan information

Year of Launch2008
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 52 votes)

People and companies

HouseOrmonde Jayne
PerfumerLinda Pilkington
PerfumerGeza Schoen

About Zizan

Zizan is a masculine fragrance by Ormonde Jayne. The scent was launched in 2008 and the fragrance was created by perfumers Geza Schoen and Linda Pilkington

Zizan fragrance notes

Reviews of Zizan

Are we men doomed to smell spicy all day? What's up with all these peppery crap they keep unloading on us guys? Do we all look like meat for the barbecue??

ZIZAN as Pilkington envisioned it in 2008 is unfortunately yet another bottle from the spice and herb rack at your local Sainsbury's. Granted, the opening clary sage and juniper berry herbaceous notes did hold my attention for a brief spell, right up to the spicy-green bay leaf accord. But thereafter the composition falls apart. It gets all peppery and I start feeling like a meat on the grill again.

Hey, stick a fork in me. I'm done.
20th October, 2015
I personally don't think this fragrance deserves the poor reviews it seems to receive. At once, it is a quality and skilfully realised scent with bold projection and enduring longevity. The super-masculine blend of citrus, herbs, wood and vetiver evolves elegantly and reminds me a little of Terre d'Hermes and Gucci by Gucci pour Homme by the time it has reached the final stages. Very good.
27th February, 2013
At the price this is simply not worth it. Terribly disappointing, opening notes of Lemon and very citric, then oak moss and the trouble is the longevity is so long. A crap fragrance which stays forever. What could be worse. Oh the price! Thats even worse!
26th October, 2012 (last edited: 13th December, 2014)
Kaern Show all reviews
United Kingdom
Be careful here. The top notes are particularly lovely but after about 10 minutes Zizan becomes somewhat generic and worst of all - cheap smelling. Very disappointing.
15th August, 2012
Marais Show all reviews
United Kingdom
Tart citrus, dry cedar and pepper. Not unpleasant but a bit boring really, nothing to get excited about. Reminds me a little of Flash 'Crisp Lemons' multipurpose cleaner (which is quite good incidentally). The weakest of the Ormonde Jayne line IMO.
08th August, 2012
Here Ormonde Jayne steps into a tradition of somewhat spicy ‘masculines’ that start off citrus fresh and then develop a reassuring warmth and depth as time goes by. It’s done with the customary refinement of the house and all the herb and spice notes are cleanly articulated – nothing musty or overbearing. Ultimately, despite smelling immaculate, this is one that doesn’t spark any emotional resonance or instinctual craving in me; just the requisite amount of objective admiration. There’s vetiver in there of course with a name like Zizan, but it’s of the neutered variety. It would make a great gift for many men I can think of who never venture beyond the comfort zone of aromatics.
Warning: seems to suffer more than most from oxidization problems. My sample turned into a throat constricting chemical cloud (Iso E?) over time.
13th July, 2012

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