Discontinued for many years, but relaunched in 2009.

Gin Fizz fragrance notes

  • Head

    • bergamot, Sicilian lemon, Messina mandarin, juniper berry
  • Heart

    • iris, galbanum, orange blossom, rose absolute, turkish jasmine
  • Base

    • swamp lily, benzoin, florentine iris, vetiver, oakmoss, white musk

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Latest Reviews of Gin Fizz

Gin Fizz Cocktail : Mix gin, lemon juice, sugar and crushed ice, shake it up and pour on sparkling water.

Gin Fizz Vintage Perfume : Gin, lemon, a little sweetness and a bitter fizz, a musky-woody baseline.

Doing the smell of a cocktail is just holding a mirror to nature.
This doesn't comment on the smell, or interpret it; it's rudimentary - and more or less a copy.
It seems a shame to put so much effort into such an empty idea.
At least when Roudnitska made Diorissimo - his portrait of muguet which appeared the following year - he had the grace to make it an arabesque.
3rd May 2023
Lubin Gin Fizz is a fragrance I've smelled before at Perfumology but of which I haven't previously done a full review. Originally released in 1955 but then re-released in 2009, Gin Fizz is a fresh citrus burst, not too gourmand-like, and not too sweet, so it has a timeless vibe to it in that it does not pivot toward either more modern trend, though it was a forerunner of many fragrances to follow that were explicitly inspired by alcoholic beverages.

Inspired by the cocktail with which it shares its name (as well as the inimitable Grace Kelly), Gin Fizz is fittingly effervescent blend featuring a generous use of aldehydes, a blend of citruses, and mix of florals (most notably, juniper), with white musk and oakmoss in the base. It triggers the classical response in me, “what's not to like?” along the lines of a Dior Sauvage or Guerlain Shalimar, albeit with more of the play and fresh versatility of the former and a bit less of the gravitas of the latter.

It's unisex, easy to wear, versatile, and not underwhelming but can be applied liberally without penalty, and it's one I'll have to put some more thought into buying. Lubin's catalogue is quite deep, and Gin Fizz should be at the top of the list for many to try. It is priced at $160/130 for 100/50ml like some of the house's other offerings, priced well in a designer realm, under the $2/ml mark at the 100ml bottle size.

Overall, it's an outstanding fragrance that feels classic but still relevant and invigorating, all the same, with all the grace of Grace and a fun aldehydic concoction of a cocktail.

8 out of 10
21st June 2021

My favorite summer scent! It has an amazingly intoxicating burst of fresh lemon/lime with just the tiniest hint of floral on my skin. The citrus notes really hang on to me, and unlike other reviews, it doesn't become soft or powdery for at least 4 hours, and even then smells refreshing. Excellent longevity (I can still smell a hint the next morning), but only when applied rather heavily (doesn't ever become too strong on me). I get compliments galore from men and women anytime I wear it.
24th October 2015
TLemon-bergamot freshness mixed with a mildly boozy juniper note - a pleasant start follows by a jasmine and iris drydown - nice. The base is more nindescript and dull on my skin, and a light musk emerges in the drydown. Soft sillage and limited projection on my skin with four hours of longevity.

A nice discret summer office scent. 3/5
11th January 2015
Sorely tempting light citrus which would have had me dashing to buy were it not for its too-quiet presence. Opens with sparkling lime and lemon notes in the manner of a fizzy drink, though the gin (juniper) is minuscule. No matter, this is a lively, heel-kicking thing that sings of summer and invites you to drink deep and be refreshed. Right from the start there is a hint of airy orange blossom which morphs over time into a soapy floral bouquet. The citruses fade back a bit and the balance between them and the soapiness gets about even, before reaching the eventual clean musk destination of such progressions.
Sadly Gin Fizz projects pretty poorly despite lasting quite well, with all the throw of a cologne splash – perhaps due to the lightness of the composition itself. The brightness of execution for the first hour or so is a thing of joy – I haven't come across such a delicious citrus in ages.
20th August 2014
Gin Fizz is one of those legendary discontinued scents I'd always longed to try, so I was delighted to hear of Lubin's pending re-release and obtained a sample as soon as I was able. I have no idea how closely the current fragrance resembles the 1955 original, but the truly effervescent lime and juniper berry top notes work as advertized. This scent's first few minutes on the skin are a gin cocktail holograph.

Sadly, after that comes…nothing. Once five minutes have elapsed, all that remains of Gin Fizz is a very light, tart citrus floral composition that I have to bury my nose in and snort to find. A disappointment.
14th June 2014
A fresh light green scent with a peppery herbal quality to it that makes it a very refreshing summer splash.

The lemon and rose are the first notes that pop out at you with the aldehydes giving it its "fizz" quality. This was ahead of its time, looking forward to the lighter, greener scents that would dominate the 1960s and as a pre-cursor, it is quite fresh and pleasant.

Top notes: Lemon, Iris, Ylang Ylang
Heart notes: Rose, Vetiver, Benzoin
Base notes: Oak moss, Sandalwood, Amber
3rd April 2014
a favoriteGiven the reviews, I guess this isn't lasting on everyone but it is on me. After the scent airs and settles it is not as strong and shouldn't be, but it lingers -- gently but clearly. Just a spritz and a dab is enough -- too much and it can smell powdery, which is the only reason I'm not granting 5 stars. I spritz at the wrists and dab at the throat, and it lasts for hours. I lucked into an original perfume sample and compared it to the relaunch. I like the original best, but the relaunch is good too, and a close match. I also love Caleche and can smell similarities. Both are sophisticated scents, Gin Fizz being a bit lighter and fresher, with a distinct juniper tang.Pros: fresh, lovely blend of citrus, floral and woodyCons: can smell powdery if you use too much"
11th September 2013
I agree with the others, it doesn't last. A citrus and juniper scent that is more reminiscent of a dryer fabric softener sheet than a gin and tonic. Smelled nice anyway, but I need longevity
27th January 2013
Is this another re-issued fragrance that has nothing to do with the original? I suspect it is. Gin Fizz is an outrageously expensive EDT that is lighter than a cheap drugstore after-shave. I tried it yesterday. The scent remained for my skin for a good 20 minutes. Enough said.
12th May 2012
Totally revised review.
Scent was created in 1955 as a tribute to a then-popular cocktail of the same name and also to the beauty and glamour of Grace Kelly.
The re-issue starts with lovely white floral notes. The scent is fresh, spring-like, with a hint of green. Not sweet, not heavy. Wears very well. Arguably feminine in style but a guy can easily wear it. Chic.
My only complaint is that for a scent named "Gin" the juniper element is quite muted. A little more coniferous zing would make this outstanding rather than safe. Perhaps the original had more swaggering panache.
25th November 2011
I admit to a fondness for Tanqueray, Bombay, Old Tom, and Gordon's. I love that juniper aroma and taste. So, naturally, I was thrilled to find a perfume that captured that essence totally. With a citris and juniper top, it fizzed right out of the bottle. It was sparkly and dry, salty and fresh. Like other reviewers, I was disappointed with the short duration. I thought, maybe, I should just splash some of the real thing on myself. Then I went out and drank a Gin Fizz. This was tons of fun.
24th August 2011