Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Review: Yosh Ginger Ciao 2.27 EDP

There are few things I love more than a cool, crisp fall day. When the blustery cold winter rolls around, I commit to never complain if the thick, humid air of summer promises to come traipsing 'round again...but I do. If it weren't for my passionate love affair with tropical fragrance, I'd consider becoming a nomad, traveling the earth seeking the ensuing autumns. Alas, I am not a nomad, and I haven't been able to end my summertime dalliance with tropically lush potions. Add Yosh Ginger Ciao to the ranks, but make no mistake, she's not your average gal.


black coconut, night queen, tiger lily, neroli, ylang ylang, ginger, basil

"Ginger Ciao is the bewitching heroine of a major modern novella: charismatic, daring, and scintillating. Arabian sandalwood, ylang ylang, and black coconut offer the undeniable allure of faraway lands - but touches of kenya lily, basil, and ginger hint that our charming heroine also has an audaciously intelligent alter ego. This fragrance has more than enough seductions to go around, but you'll probably want to keep it all to yourself."

Swoon. Swoon. Swoon. There isn't a single thing about this juice that I don't adore. Relentlessly sexy. Bewitching. Yosh's own description so perfectly encapsulates Ginger Ciao that following it up seems daunting. This isn't your run of the mill, coconut hut perfume. Freshly applied, basil leaves and ginger shavings are spritzed with citrus, and rested atop a bed of coconut which is at once cheeky and shy. I appreciate the unique and fresh aspect that the basil and ginger bring to this mesmerizingly creamy potion; herbal, fresh, spicy, and ever-so-slightly bitter. Before I'm fully submerged in the intoxicating opening, Ginger Ciao evolves, taking on a sweet (but not sugary), balmy, and vanillic persona, which can only be credited to the beautifully waxy floral trio.

This is not a scent reminiscent of unabashed sunscreen (a la Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess, Maison Martin Margiela Beach Walk, or Bobbi Brown Beach), but closer, rather, to the scent of warm, salty, sunscreen-remnant skin after a day spent lounging oceanside with a lover who has missed no opportunity for a sexy make-out session. Don't let this description fool you into thinking that its wear is appropriate only for luxurious vacations by the sea, Ginger Ciao is as versatile as the woman that Yosh describes. And certainly oozes with seduction.

Left to cook on the skin for a few hours, the herb and spice slip quietly into the shadows, leaving Ginger Ciao dominated by the creamy vanillic quality of night queen, with a smattering of coconut. Ms. Han can't be held responsible for the forceful nuzzling of ones neck that is sure to occur should you choose to indulge in a generous helping of Ginger Ciao. If only I hadn't a persistent need to spread the joy of scent, I'd certainly keep this one a secret all for myself.

Ginger Ciao EDP is a 50ml and retails for $110, it was created by Yosh Han

Longevity: 3/5
Projection: 3/5

WEAR THIS: late spring, summer, early fall, day, night, a sexy date, waterfront drinks, anytime you need an edge of seduction


  1. I absolutely love this perfume (and own a bottle of it). I want to add that it wears nicely in a hot humid tropical weather.

    1. It's so delicious. You're right, it blooms beautifully in the hot, sticky weather.