Ermenegildo Zegna is one of my favorite designers and this is sustained not solely by the fact that I bought myself 2 fragrances from this house over the years (Essenza di Zegna and Zegna Intenso). On top of that, last summer, during my vacation in Barcelona I sampled the latest creation from Zegna, called Zegna Forte and my conclusion was more than favorable (I published this review at the beginning of March).
Z Zegna is the second perfume launched by Ermenegildo Zegna (from a collection that’s exclusively masculine), which appeared on the market in 2005. The scent belongs to the woody spicy olfactory group and was developed by Antoine Lie, Pierre Negrin and Olivier Gillotin. I sniffed it soon after its apparition, occasion on which I discovered a nice fragrance, based on a few special ingredients.
Z Zegna starts off with a blend of Sicilian bergamot, rosemary, Casoar fruit (encountered in New Guinea and comparable to blueberry) and Mirabelle plums. This combination of fruits bestows upon the perfume a Mediterranean touch. Later, in the mid development, the scent turns spicy, thanks to a mixture of white pepper, nutmeg and iris. The dry down arrives much later, and feature accords of Cashmere wood, oakmoss, white musk and patchouli.
The bottle that holds Z Zegna exhibits a modern and masculine look, in a combination of glass, steel and black rubber. The transparent glass reveals a blue shaded liquid, while being enfolded by the black rubber with the logo”Z” engraved on it and topped with a steel stopper. Overall, Z Zegna is suitable for a dynamic man, characterized by a classic style.
Z Zegna Ermenegildo Zegna Perfume Details
- Z Zegna by Ermenegildo Zegna is available in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette Spray and complementary products in the range, such as: 100 ml After-Shave Lotion, 100 ml After-Shave Balm, 200 ml All-over Shower Gel and 75 ml Deodorant Stick; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Woody Spicy
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 2005
- Perfumers: Antoine Lie, Pierre Negrin and Olivier Gillotin
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual