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July 02, 2014

Roger & Gallet Gingembre Rouge Review


Being totally honest, it is a very rare occasion that I am sent a scent (see what I did there?!) that I actually like. I know, I know, #firstworldbloggerprobs, but it's totally true - the majority of perfumes in my rotation are ones that I purchased myself or that my boyfriend gave to me under strict, ahem, guidance.


I like a lot of Roger&Gallet scents, but I really love this one and it has been my everyday scent of choice for quite some time now. It's light, refreshing and doesn't grate on me the way some other heavier scents can first thing in the morning.

Roger and Gallet Gingembre Rouge Eau Fraiche* is made up of notes of ginger flower, orange blossom, mandarin, cedar wood and white musk among others. I am not usually a huge ginger (or gingerbread) fan and if I'd smelled this blind, I'd never have even realised that ginger was a large component of this scent. Trust me, this is a million miles away from the traditional, festive kind of ginger that you might expect - it's very well-blended with the fruitier notes and just gives a bit of added interest. To me, Gingembre Rouge is very reminiscent of Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh from last year; a juicy, fruity floral that sat very well on me as a casual scent for spring and summer. 

I love the bottle - the pop of neon makes for a pleasing change and helps this one stand out from the wise range of scents from the brand. If you haven't already, I'd urge you to take a sniff of this the next time you're in the chemist. It's light, non-offensive and would suit practically anyone!

Gingembre Rouge is available from a huge range of pharmacies and Marks & Spencer stores all over Ireland. priced at £17.50 / €21.10 for 30ml, or £39.75 / €47.60 for 100ml.

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