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Zizan (2008)
by Ormonde Jayne

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Zizan information

Year of Launch2008
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 47 votes)

People and companies

HouseOrmonde Jayne
PerfumerLinda Pilkington

About Zizan

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

Zizan fragrance notes

Reviews of Zizan

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
After the big surprise with Ormonde Man, I was probably expecting too much from Zizan but, as a matter of fact, all I got was a citrusy-peppery, wood-centered composition with slight green undertones. We've seen this iteration too many times, not to talk about the huge amount of Iso E Super with which Zizan is fully loaded...

Woody amber galore...
24th March, 2012

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