This is my first time every living in a place with distinct seasons. Labor Day happened and it was like a switch was flipped. After months of hot, humid days, it suddenly became milder. It’s not abusive to go outside. There’s a mild breeze, a warm sunny glow and the tree just out the window is covered in ripe apples. And with that change, I want to start thinking about “autumn” perfumes. Ayala Moriel Zangvil is the perfect type of perfume for these early autumn/late summer days.
Zangvil opens as candied ginger and orange soda pop. It’s spicy, fresh and effervescent. It becomes a sweet yet sharp candied ginger with a light breeze of honeyed, tropical florals. I swear there’s cardamom but I don’t know if the ginger is tricking me. The dry-down of Zangvil is sweet, cozy amber.
Zangvil is a gourmand. In fact, it’s so gourmand that there’s is a matching tea from the brand. However, I think of it as the sort of gourmand that even a gourmand hater would like. The fresh citrus, ginger and florals balance the sweetness. It really is perfect for this time of year. It’s like “layering”. It can transition to warmer days to those cooler nights that need a sweater.
Notes listed include ginger, wild orange, orange juice essence, ginger lily, Egyptian jasmine, honey, magnolia lily, crystalline amber, ambrette seed and liquid amber. Launch date 2011. PERFUMER – Ayala Sender
Give Zangvil a try if you like ginger scents. Or if you like perfumes like Origins Ginger Essence, Trance Essence Chen Xi, Pacifica Tibetan Mountain Temple, Demeter Gingerale and/or DSH Perfumes Indochine.
Projection and longevity are below average.
Zangvil comes in a few sizes with the EDP retailing for $120 at Ayala Moriel.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Candied ginger and amber. I’m rather picky when it comes to ginger perfumes; however, I really like this one. If you’ve ever wanted a candied ginger perfume, you’ve found it.
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