The Ginger Essence is a 'Sensuous Skin Scent' which is similar to the Eau Fraiche or Skin Scents from Estee Lauder (Bronze Goddess) or Chanel (Chance) and has a lower concentration of perfume to water meaning the scent is lighter, fresher and less longer lasting.
As a guide, here is some of the concentrations for perfume types (thanks to ebay.co.uk):
Eau de Parfum - 10-15% perfume, the rest is alcohol and should last around 5 hours.
Eau de Toilette - 5-12% perfume, the rest is alcohol and water. This should last around 2-4 hours.
Eau Fraiche/Skin Scent - 3% perfume, the remainder is mostly water, lasts around 2 hours.
Eau de Cologne - 2-3% perfume, the rest is mostly water, lasts around 2 hours.
So, if you want this to last through the day, make sure you take it with you! Alternatively, you could go for the intensified version which should give you more staying power.
The ginger fragrance itself is reminiscent of a ginger beer sparkling over ice on a warm Summer day. It has a pure gingery scent unlike the sickliness of crystallized ginger. Elements of bergamot, lemon and lemon add a refreshing note to the spicy ginger and give it a summery feel. When I use this, I can't stop smelling my wrists over and over again- just delightful!
What are your thoughts on ginger as a fragrance?
Have you tried the Paul Mitchell or Origins ginger scented products?