Ormonde Jayne Zizan EDP Perfume Review

Ormonde Jayne Zizan


When I first tried Ormonde Jayne Zizan, I didn’t like it. It’s one that is is marketed “for men”. I thought it was too generic. The only thing I liked about this fragrance was the name “Zizan”. I still like to say it. And I like to say it like “SHAZAM!” Do it. Say it. It’s fun. I’ve tried Zizan a few more times and it’s grown on me.

Zizan has all of the elements of a popular fragrances marketed to men but one could argue that it’s better than a lot of the department store fodder. Zizan opens as a sweet, juicy citrus with dry spices (lots of pink pepper).There’s a hefty dose of dry woods (that really project) over an herb garden. The heart is radiant with a jasmine-like hedione and fresh greens. The dry-dow is a warm, sweeter, musky cedar with a slightly smoky vetiver.

I see why Ormonde Jayne added Zizan to their collection. And I think from a business standpoint, it’s very beneficial. Zizan is masculine, approachable, familiar but slightly more polished and is longer wearing than a lot of department store “colognes”. It’s great “starter niche”. Plus, it actually smells good. It’s a smart scent for daily wear. It’s one that I recommend to masculine types that just want something that smells good.

Scott Brady

Notes listed include Sicilian lime, lemon, bergamot, clary sage, pink pepper, juniper berry, bay, violet, jasmine, vetiver, cedar, musk and amber. Launched in 2008. PERFUMER – Geza Schoen

Give Zizan a try if you like fresh scents or modern masculines. Or if you like perfumes like Hermes Terre d’Hermes, Dior Eau Sauvage, Armani Eau Pour Homme, Annick Goutal Eau du Sud and/or Montale Red Vetyver.

Projection and longevity are above average.

The 1.7 oz retails for $144 at Ormonde Jayne. Samples are also available for purchase.

Victoria’s Final EauPINIONA vetiver “eau de cologne”. Not my favorite from the line to wear but that’s OK. I’m not really the Zizan customer.

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*Sample provided by OJ. I am not financially compensated for this review . My opinions are my own. Product pic from Ormonde Jayne.  Scott Brady pic from