Ginger, a zesty and slightly peppery spice, comes from the plant’s rhizome (or ginger root) and is widely grown in regions such as India and China.

In perfumery, ginger is as spice appreciated for its energising and fresh spiciness, bringing a lively and invigorating aspect to fragrances.

Fragrance Pyramid

Ginger often serves as a Top Note, introducing scents with its bright, energising spiciness.

Scent Summary

  • Zesty
  • Fresh
  • Spicy
  • Peppery
  • Vibrant

What Does Ginger Smell Like?

Ginger in perfumery emits a spicy, zesty fragrance with a hint of earthiness and warmth. Its spicy, sweet and aromatic qualities infuse fragrances with energy.

Personally, I love the fresh, invigorating kick ginger brings as a fragrance opens, like a lively start to a new day.

Complementing Notes

Ginger’s vibrant spiciness complements a variety of notes.

  • Lemon: For a fresh, citrusy zing.
  • Sandalwood: Adding a creamy, woody balance.
  • Bergamot: For a bright, citrus contrast.
  • Rose: Enhancing with a floral, elegant touch.
  • Musk: Creating a subtle, sensual base.
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