PK Perfumes Ginger Zest de Citron is a perfume inspired by cocktails. I find Ginger Zest de Citron to be a very global perfume in that pulls “ingredients” from all over.
Ginger Zest de Citron surprises me with its opening. It’s curry leaves, mint chutney and orange-ginger marmalade. Ginger Zest de Citrons goes into a direction I didn’t expect. It’s curry leaves, turmeric and white florals. Curry is odd because it’s spicy, sweet, lemony and pungent and sometimes I find it “rubbery”. On my skin, curry (the actual leaf) is very prominent in Ginger Zest de Citron. And then it becomes a spicy ginger white floral with an earthy patchouli and a cool, metallic coriander. The dry-down is like spicy sweat and musk. It’s funky, animalic yet still refreshing.
Ginger Zest de Citron is an unusual perfume; yet, I find it wearable. I’ve sampled many “citrus spice” perfumes,but most of those are like a pomander, clove and orange. This one is citrus with “cool” spices and hot curry. For a lack of a better word, I’m going to use a word that I really don’t like, “exotic”. Ginger Zest de Citron smells “exotic” because it pulls from flavors and inspiration all over the world.
Notes listed include kumquat, kaffir lime, bergamot, mint, orange, lemon, eucalyptus, curry spices, mimosa, ginger lily, gardenia, freesia, jasmine, orange blossom, clary sage, patchouli, spikenard, sandalwood, vetiver, leather and musk. Launched 2012. PERFUMER – Paul Kiler
Give Ginger Zest de Citron a try if you like spicy scents. Or if you like perfumes like Olympic Orchids Gujarat, Demeter Fiery Curry, Dior Eau Noire and/or Pacifica Thai Lemongrass. I find this perfume unisex.
Projection and longevity are average.
Ginger Zest de Citron comes in a few sizes (1/2 oz – 2 oz) with prices ranging from $55-$125 at PK Perfumes. A travel spray is also available for $15.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Global cocktail of spices, citrus, ginger and florals. It’s a complex fragrance which I think makes it more challenging to wear. I don’t personally see myself wearing it but I do like it, David seems to like it and I do think it works better on his skin than mine.
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