Ginger Piccante by Guerlain (Aqua Allegoria)

Hey Posse. Ginger Piccante was on my radar since first hearing about it. A pepper/ginger/citrus in the light and breezy Aqua Allegoria style is exactly my cup of tea. Sign me up! I went to town and spritzed it a few times. Yes, very nice. Simple fun and refreshing. I would buy it when my work started up again. Then I completely forgot about it. Well, trolling the discounters late at night recently and found it on sale for next to nothing. Consequently it jumped into my cart (along with last weeks post Kenzo Jungle) and was checked out before I could even think twice. Well, it arrived recently and in short I’m a very happy shopper.

Ginger Piccante by Guerlain (Aqua Allegoria) 2019

Parfumo gives these featured accords:
Ginger, Bergamot, Lemon, Pepper, Rose, Cedar, White musk

First thing that needs to be said is that this is no swoon worthy, eyes rolling back in your head, must have, can’t live without it perfume. Ginger Piccante is not like that at all.

It reminds me of a tea scent more than anything. The ginger and pepper sizzle front and centre over a sweet and slightly tart, juicy citrus blend. The weighting is absolutely perfect. Also, one of the things i love about Ginger Piccante is how long this opening lasts before the heart takes over. That take over is gradual and you hardly notice the citrus fade because the next stage is a spicy, citrus tinged rose.

The heart is so pretty and vaguely functional. I can imagine this being a very expensive body wash, or if it was done with a bunch more laundry musks it could be one of those super ra sha sha detergents. Please don’t think I’m denigrating the fragrance here, I’m not. Functional fragrance has come so far forward in the 21st century and the fine fragrance sector is leaning heavily on our need to smell clean that they are becoming closer and closer.

Ginger Piccante doesn’t last forever. I get 3+ hours in the not so hot weather but the last hour is just a whisper. It is a lovely refreshing spritz though and I think you’ll be LOVING it up in the Northern Hemisphere for summer.

Surrender To Chance has samples too.

Do you need a new summer refresher that’s just a little more interesting than cologne?
Ginger Piccante will do the trick.
Portia xx

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