11 October 2018

Ginger Liquid Perfume

The Ginger family is either a fragrance that you like a lot, or you're not really fussed with at all. I am definitely in the latter category. While I can recognise the beauty and the uniqueness of such a perfume, my nose just refuses to find it in any way appealing. Given its due, I will say though that it is certainly one of the better formats in this scent family.

Rose, geranium, ylang ylang and juniperberry make up this unique fragrance, all of which play a key role in making this lotion one of the most popular ones to come from the company's impressive back log. It also happens to be one of the cheapest ones as well, and perhaps some correlation needs to be considered between these two facts.

Lush describe the perfume as 'pink and feminine, yet strong and confident.' It's definitely a scent that makes a statement. Normally floral fragrances are very feminine, yet Ginger has a spicy kick to it that sets it apart from most other cosmetic scents. 
Featuring an array of different and very contrasting ingredients - from the likes of floral favourites, bergamot and geranium; aromatic components such as ginger oil and sandalwood; and the bright and fruity mandarin oil, you'd be mistaken if you thought that this offering was complicated or overall pungent on the senses.

Instead, both the floral elements and the ginger oil combine together to create a naturally sweet, slightly spicy, floral aroma. You have all of the herbal elements of the ginger present but the other components have masked most of the heated kick that you would expect it to offer. Therefore, there is a note here that reminds me a little of high-end ginger beer, just without the fizzy element and obviously more complex.

I'd definitely describe the scent as very old-fashioned - my mum in fact commented that it reminded her of a lot of fragrances she remembers from the 60's. Whilst not to be mistaken for Karma, I can see why fans of one may appreciate the sentiments of the other.

What is lovely about this perfume is that it settles really well on the skin, yet allows each of the many components to breathe and unleash themselves on the wearer. Bursts of ginger, of geranium, of rose make themselves known at different times throughout the day, so it's more of an experience than a simple way to smell good.

While this is not a perfume that sits well with my nose, I can appreciate that Ginger fans will enjoy this a lot. It's quite possibly the best format for the fragrance, as it's probably the strongest, and you need apply very little to get a full day's coverage. 

Quantitative Ingredients: DRF Alcohol, Perfume, Ginger Oil (Zingiber officinale), Mimosa Absolute (Mimosa tenuiflora), Rose Oil (Rosa centifolia), Geranium Oil (Pelargonium crispum), Jasmine Absolute (Jasminum officinale), Juniperberry Oil (Juniperus communis), Ylang Ylang Oil (Cananga odorata), *Benzyl Salicylate, *Cinnamyl Alcohol, *Eugenol, *Geraniol, *Benzyl Benzoate, *Citronellol, *Limonene, *Linalool.

Vegan?: Yes.

2017 Price: £19 for 30ml.

Year Of Original Release: 2005.

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