Thread: ginger fragrances
When I got up this morning, I grabbed my Mona di Orio Vetyver to wear. It got me thinking, I really like her use of ginger in it. It dries the juicy vetiver down. Any other fragrances that make good use of ginger?
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Five O'clock au Gingembre by Serge Lutens
Bois de Turquie by Maître Parfumeur et Gantier
Dior Homme Sport
Eau de Gingembre by Roger & Gallet
Last edited by jss; 3rd February 2013 at 12:04 PM.
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Five O'Clock Gingembre
Sans parfum, la peau est muette.
Dior Homme Sport - not a thing like the original and not my cup of tea, but well put together and BIG on the ginger.
Ginger + vetiver: Crabtree & Evelyn's West Indian Limes
Ginger + citrus: Declaration Cologne
+1 Serge Lutens 5 O'clock au Gingambre
There's a nice touch of fresh ginger in amongst the verbena / lemongrass accord in Mito EDP (Vero Kern) that reminds me of a terrific Thai drink that uses these ingredients. It's set in a predominantly green backdrop, one of the best new releases of this last year IMO.
I also get a sense of freshly sliced ginger (which can be quite sweet and tart at the same time) in Myrrhe et Delires (Guerlain) and Interlude Woman (Amouage) - the two are quite similar to me, I wore them both a lot last summer and they work well in tropical heat - but whether you or anyone else would perceive it as ginger is anybody's guess
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Pre-reformulation Gucci Envy
YSL L'Homme Cologne Gingembre
Toujours Fidele by Fragonard
I really like ELdO's Like This, a very dry ginger/immortelle with a neroli opening. Some describe it as having a pumpkin note, which I don't really get, although there is a spicy vetiver that might account for the rooty/spice thing. Anyway, an unusual perfume altogether and a really nice ginger.
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My favorites are
Sens et Bois by The Differnet Company and Neela Vermaire Trayee.
Maitre Parfumeur's Eau pour le jeune Homme Extravagante (a flanker to the traditional Jeune Homme) features a very realistic and dominant ginger note all through its development.
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My favorites that have a strong ginger note are:
Dior Homme Sport (2008 version)
Bleu de Chanel
Is there a scent which keeps the initial opening of YSL L'Homme Gingembre throughout? I love the opening but it quickly disappears into a nondescript ozonic fragrance.
Joop! Rococo. All about the ginger.
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Kevin Guyer gave me a decant from his bottle of Demeter Gingerale and I had to buy a bottle after that. Love it!
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the best abstract ginger I smelled - the old YSL Opium for men edt
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How come nobody mentioned the original YSL L'Homme!
If you want "dessert" Ginger, cannot beat 5 O'clock au Gingembre
For sharp, tangy refreshing Ginger, Declaration Cologne beats Dior Homme Sport hands down.
original Dior Homme Sport