Zizan (2008)
    by Ormonde Jayne




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    Zizan is a men's fragrance by Ormonde Jayne. The scent was launched in 2008

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    $140.77*
    50ml Cologne
    (*converted from GBP 90.00)

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    voodoodanny's avatar

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    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

    Kaern's avatar

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    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

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    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

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    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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    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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    i am, in fact, quite wild over zizan. after shopping around london last week, this was one of my most rewarding purchases (along with coromandel & leather oud). how can you go wrong with an all-season, macho green citrus bonded to a sturdy, focused vetiver heart?
    sure it's redolent of other frags, but has strictly its own identity. great longevity and an ebullient, if moderate sillage. a very upbeat & well-constructed MAN'S frag (really didn't jive with OJ isfarkand, even less so with OJ man. tolu was inneresting...)
    zizan deserves more love! 8/10

    note: just tried out ellena's sel de vetiver and its drydown is virtually identical to zizan's. ie. very masculine, bright, exuberant vetiver (unlike, say vetiver extraordinaire or encre noir's earthier take on it) it's all good!

    25th October, 2011 (Last Edited: 01st November, 2011)

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