This is probably the sixth bottle I have used over the years. I’ve been a fan of the Ginger Essence ever since Origins first launched this spicy concoction back in 2000. I like herbal and spiced fragrances, and anything with ginger or nutmeg will definitely get my attention.
- Top Notes: Bergamot, Orange, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime
- Middle Notes: Ginger, Nutmeg, Clove, Coriander, Violet Leaves, Jasmine
- Base Notes: Vanilla, Amber, Sandalwood
Just by understanding the fragrance notes, it’s no wonder I am drawn to the Origins Ginger Essence. Not only does it have a few of my favourite herbs, the base note is a wonderful mix of amber and sandalwood.
The first spritz is a tangy lemonade mixed with a hint of spice, and the ginger and nutmeg become more pronounced after approximately 10 minutes. To me, the scent is creamy gingery-nutmeg with a little bit of herbaceous notes peeking through, that is probably the jasmine.
After about 4 hours or so, when the scent has had time to properly settle down, the amber and sandalwood will start to come out. I get a bit more sandalwood, which is another favourite base note that I like in fragrances.
I find that the fragrance lasts all day on me but that’s only because I give it a good 5 or 6 spritzes all over. It’s not an intrusive scent and will fade gradually, but if I take a really good sniff, I can detect the scent lingering in the background.
I’m probably not doing the fragrance much justice with my description, especially if you don’t appreciate a similar fragrance profile. On me, the Ginger Essence is a creamy ginger-nutmeg with a slight bubbly lemony tang and dries down to a warm sandalwood. I also like that the packaging is neither fussy nor fancy and that it doesn’t take up much counter space.
I love this scent and I have to love it a lot to purchase it 6 times. It’s comforting, warm and spicy, just like a cup of hot ginger tea. I find it to be quite unique because there are not a lot of pleasant ginger-based scents out there. If you’re looking for something similar, I’d highly recommend taking a good whiff of the Origins Ginger Essence. Each 50ml bottle costs RM142 (I need to check and confirm as I cannot recall the price).
What type of fragrances do you enjoy and are you a fan of spiced, herbal smells? Have you tried out the Ginger Essence? Do share your current scent-loves.