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Ginger Biscuit 2013

Ginger Biscuit by Jo Malone
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7.9 / 10 143 Ratings
Ginger Biscuit is a popular limited perfume by Jo Malone for women and was released in 2013. The scent is gourmand-sweet. It is being marketed by Estēe Lauder Companies. Pronunciation Limited Edition
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Main accords

Gourmand
Sweet
Spicy
Creamy
Powdery

Fragrance Notes

CinnamonCinnamon GingerGinger Tonka beanTonka bean VanillaVanilla Roasted hazelnutRoasted hazelnut NutmegNutmeg CaramelCaramel

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7.9143 Ratings
Longevity
6.4117 Ratings
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6.0117 Ratings
Bottle
8.0125 Ratings
Value for money
6.168 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 29.02.2024.
Interesting Facts
This fragrance was initially released as part of the "Sugar & Spice" collection.
The fragrance is part of the "Sugar & Spice" collection.

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LillyKo12

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LillyKo12
LillyKo12
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I was so hoping...
... that this is finally the ultimate Christmas market fragrance that I've been looking for so long. I was able to get hold of the large 100 ml flacon online at Jo Malone and saw me already strolling through the Christmas market: There's mulled wine in front on the right, back there the waffles are already hot and just here was somewhere something delicious with cinnamon? Will you take a bag of roasted hazelnuts? Absolutely! But I also want gingerbread!

The bottle really comes in a wundschönen gingerbread man-brown with hearty bow therefore. That lets guess but already a lot. I thought to myself and began to dream...

And now to reality: Fortunately, the package was a small goodie with three 1.5 ml samples of the entire Christmas collection and so I could test the Ginger Biscuit. Expectantly I sprayed and sprayed and waited and waited.... Yes, okay, cologne, but please, what is it? And at that price? I was olfactory felt at the other end of town and could only still see the lights of the Christmas market somewhere back there. Huhu?
A little water with which, with quite a lot of imagination, possibly the rest of a mulled wine glass was rinsed out. So delicate and so disappointing. My husband said: Have you already sprayed? Since he had actually sponsored me the fragrance as a gift and thus also saw the price on the credit card, he was also very excited and then immediately said: "Can you return it and get the money back?" Next tester was my colleague. I put on another one and was then in the office about 40 min later. If someone had caught us while she was intensively sniffing my neck to get a whiff of something, the rumor mill would have been buzzing. But even she, very experienced in sniffing and evaluating my scents, has smelled almost nothing.
And so I returned the package today with a heavy heart. Fortunately, the Christmas market season is just around the corner, the treats "without regret" to enjoy, remains obviously denied me this year - immediately her with the mulled wine and the extra large bag of gingerbread!
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Sevda46

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Sevda46
Sevda46
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Vegan English ginger cookies
Ingredients:
fresh ginger
140 g cane sugar
Baking powder, vanilla sugar
220 g soft margarine
320 g flour

Peel and grate the ginger and mix with the sugar. Beat the butter in a bowl until fluffy and stir in the sugar-ginger mixture. Mix the flour and baking powder + vanilla sugar and add to the rest, then knead the dough. Form chestnut-sized balls, press them flat and place them on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Finally, press all the cookies crosswise with a fork.
Bake at 200 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
Leave to cool and then wrap in cellophane paper, decorate with a bow and ideally give as a Christmas present.
This is exactly how the fragrance smells to me in the heart note. Deliciously gourmet, warm cookies with ginger. The opening is rather fresh, after a few minutes of warm baking, but the fragrance is not heavy. I am delighted with this linear fragrance, which suits winter very well. A fragrance to wear especially at Christmas.
What bothers me, unfortunately, is the poor longevity. You have to spray more often.
Nevertheless, the fragrance won me over. That's why it's going on a wish list.
The bottle with the bow is sooo cute.
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Telekinec

134 Reviews
Telekinec
Telekinec
Helpful Review 3  
Festive ginger snaps that fade away too fast
So I heard rumors on Reddit that Ginger Biscuit was coming back as a limited edition perfume from Jo Malone. I had read about it quite a few times as a lauded fragrance from the gourmand side of the community and I was curious to smell it. I signed up for the e-mail alert on Jo Malone and when the alert popped out, I bought it. My first blind-buy of a bottle. A sin, as I swore to myself I would never blind-buy a full bottle. The FOMO is real guys. That was two days ago and now it's in my hands (and on my forearm). Here's my review!

In the box of perfume, there's a lovely brown rectangular (think Thé Yulong or Escapade Gourmande type of shape) bottle adorned with a white opaque cap and a cute little black and white bow which is tied to the bottle by a white hair tie (can be easily removed). They've clearly redesigned the bottle as I've seen the old Ginger Biscuit bottles (transparent in the good old Jo Malon fashioned way). The scent leaks out a little bit from the sprayer and I'm greeted by this sharp tinge of ginger biscuit scents. I'm hyped!

After a sharp blast of alcohol, I'm immediately greeted by this lovely ginger snap scent. The ginger is strong, spicy and assertive. Thankfully after a few minute, it moves over and lets the fragrance develop. It evolves into this delicate creamy ginger biscuit scent. On my skin, roasted hazelnut and nutmeg are the strongest stars, giving the scent a deep spicy and almost woody flavor. I can smell vanilla and caramel in the background. Ginger is still present, but ties everything together.

All in all it's a fall and winter scent, gourmand in all of its glory, worn for its coziness and the memories of eating ginger biscuits with a glass of milk. I see myself layering it with Escapade Gourmande for a full-on dessert experience made of ginger crème brulée. I see myself adding Vanilla 28 for a darker, more sensuous ginger spicy vanilla. I see myself topping it with Tihota for a warm, cozy and creamy ginger vanilla. It can also be worn alone for a delicious experience. I'm lucky the blind-buy was fine and I know it won't always be like that. Personally, I don't think Ginger Biscuit should be blind-bought. I suggest testing it out with a sample (and I don't know if the reformulated this edition vs the older one) as the scent could easily take the wrong direction (spices that are unbalanced, a note that's more forward than another, etc.). Is it overhyped? Yes, defintely, BUT the fact that it lasts longer than the usual Jo Malone perfumes and that the scent is well-executed makes it a lovely addition to any gourmand perfume collection. Is it overpriced? Yes again. 225$CAN for a 100ml seems not that bad (I have pricier perfumes in my collection) but it's a cologne. It has a nice longevity, but a very low sillage.

Overall, I like this scent, but if I had smelled it before, I don’t think I would’ve spent 225$CAN for a full bottle. I won’t be returning it and will be enjoying what I have of it, but might not get a full bottle if I ever finish mine.
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Chris56

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Chris56
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Wintery, cozy cream fragrance
I received it today and like it because it's a wintery, creamy fragrance. When you spray it on, it smells very spicy at first, then it becomes creamy and cozy.
I don't mind that the silage is not so extreme, I actually find it quite pleasant. I don't smell any speculoos or gingerbread, just a little caramel with hazelnuts, a little ginger, just gourmand wintery. The vanilla is very weak in my opinion, as is the cinnamon. The tonka bean is also weaker.

For me, it is a very cozy fragrance that I like to apply and also find successful for winter. It also doesn't smell artificial or pungent (like many other gourmand fragrances).
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7.5
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DogiCoco

314 Reviews
DogiCoco
DogiCoco
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Gingerbread - nothing more, nothing less
I'm a bit torn on what I should think about this. It's called Ginger Biscuit and this is just what it smells like, so one could say it really delivers.

The opening is quite spicy with a dry, piquant ginger note, and then it smells like a sweet gingerbread cookie that slowly turns less spicy and more towards vanilla and caramel flavors. The whole scent screams Christmas time, and I mainly sampled it in late November and December, so it definitely was the right time for it - but it just didn't click for me. It smells good, but for a high-end perfume, I find it a little too simple and somehow not rich enough. This scent would make a good candle or body care product, as it's warm and pleasant, but not too overwhelming. But as a perfume, it could have a little more depth.

I decided to rate this as 7.5 because it does was it should and does it well, but it doesn't blow my socks off. I guess this is my standard rating for perfumes I find enjoyable enough, but wouldn't wear.
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Ch03npCh03np 2 months ago
Sweet, woody, and a little dusty but… hold on. This isn’t Ebony Wood by Zara? What? Suddenly the magic is all gone. Suddenly I don’t care.
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MeadhbhMeadhbh 4 months ago
Beautiful wintery gourmand. Exactly what it says on the tin, this smells just like a ginger biscuit.
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TelekinecTelekinec 5 months ago
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Cozy and warm LE gourmand perfume. Spicy, creamy and plenty delicious. A photorealistic scent of ginger biscuits during colder weather.
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GourmandgrlGourmandgrl 7 months ago
Opening is sugary roasted hazelnut, vanilla, nutmeg - but the ginger becomes stronger, like a gingersnap with sharpness. Low projection.
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