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Zen Zest Coral Eau de Toilette

I think that everyone should have their signature eau de parfum. Something romantically French, upbeat American, posh English, or maybe all of the above! But if you're a teenager or at your first job, I know that it's impractical to spend P3,000+ on a bottle of upscale perfume. Not when there are cute shoes and dresses to be bought.

So if you're not ready to buy your "scent"mate or if you're looking for one without having to spend a lot, I have a recommendation: the Zen Zest Coral Eau de Toilette (P200).

I kid you not, it's only P200! I went 0_0 when I found out, myself. When I first got it, I was assuming it's in the P800-1,000 range. Why? It's gorgeously packaged in a colorful, thick box, while the flacon itself is made of hefty glass. It certainly doesn't feel cheap; you get the visual and tactile feel of a pricey perfume.

Lovely is the best word to describe this scent. It's feminine and soft, very floral and powdery. I imagine that this is what a vintage powder room would smell like - heady and maybe a little musky as the other girls' perfumes mix with each other, but with that overarching note of talcum in the air.

I think it's perfect for everyday use since it's so affordable - you can totes spray as much as you want without being guilty! The only downside is, since it's an EDT, it doesn't last that long. I give it two hours max before it completely disappears. I suggest you decant it in a small spray bottle so you can re-apply any time.

Overall, the Zen Zest Coral Eau de Toilette is a great everyday scent for all the dainty ladies out there. It's not irritating and certainly far from feeling cheap. :) I highly recommend this for teens who want to smell more grown-up, who want something more complicated and sophisticated than the usual drugstore perfume. It's also great for working girls who want to smell great without having to spend a lot!

And that's it. What do you think? Does this look like something you would try?

Disclosure: I work with Zen Zest for its blogger engagement efforts. Nonetheless, this review is not paid for or influenced by the company.

Reader Comments (7)

Hi Ms.Liz! :) i've been a frequent reader of your blog. first of all, i would like to thank you for blogging about makeup because you help women become better versions of themselves. :) i would like to ask your advice about makeup shades.

I will be a bridesmaid on my cousin's wedding and the color of the dress assigned to us is CORAL PINK. what shade of lipstick and blush on should i buy? i don't want my makeup to look exaggerated but i would also like my makeup to be noticeable, and i want a product that can stay on my face for long hours.. i'm thinking of getting a mac prolong wear lipstick but don't know which shade to choose. can you give me your opinion and recommendations regarding this? what shade of lipstick and blush should i go for? i would like to go for mac products but will accept your opinion. :)

another query is this, what powder should i choose? my face is a bit oily. since the church has no aircon, i'm afraid that my makeup will easily fade away. i don't want my face to look oily that's why i think i need to bring a powder to retouch once in a while. i'm thinking of MAC Blot Powder. any recommendations? :)

and BTW, i have a medium skintone, proud morena. i hope you can help me choose what shade can go well with my skin tone. :)

Thanks Ms.Liz and I hope you can help me. More power and keep inspiring people from the heart! <3

August 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaricar Rillera

Wow, I'm not sure if this is available on our counter here in SM City Lucena. I might check this one out! :)

@Maricar: Sis, it's better to post your questions on the Ask Liz tab so it won't interfere with the post. However to help you with your question, you can try on Mac Pro Long Wear Lip Creme in Till Tomorrow, So Very Good or Positively Dashing or NARS Pure Matte shades Tonkin and Bangkok. These shades have touches of light pink/plum/coral/dustyrose so it won't be overpowering. For the blush, I think you should go for a good cream type blush for longer wear such as the Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Blushed Rose or Pale Pink (little dip goes a long way). For face powder, I'm not a fan of MAC so I would recommend you may go for Smashbox Photo Set Pressed Powder. Here's Ms Liz' review here: or Majolica Majolica Skin Remaker Foundation Also always wear primer underneath before wearing makeup to support better oil control. And, keep your blotting papers handy! :) Hope this helps!

August 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoanna

I love Zen Zest perfumes. You;'re right. They're affordable, but smell awesome.

I quite like the Coral scent you posted about. Indeed, it's girly but light. I'm more partial to their Marigold, though, since I'm more of a citrusy, bagong ligo kind of girl.

August 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlexis

Honestly, I haven't tried any of the Zen Zest scents although I have seen a lot of their stalls from different malls. I am the type who makes perfumes and scents a part of my daily life. If I get to leave the house without spraying any perfume, I feel like there something lacking. So to avoid this from happening again, I tend to refill a little bottle with the perfume I like most and keep it in my kikay kit and another perfume in my car just in case I forget my kikay kit. hehe. I like anything that smells good :)) hahaha. And with the price and review that you've mentioned about this Coral Zen Zest, it's definitely a must try. Thanks for the info Ms.Liz!

August 3, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjackie

Currently using Victoria's Secret Appletini fizz for everyday and Versace Bright crystal on special ocassions. Im getting to the bottom of my everyday bottle na so this a good idea for an everyday scent. I think Im gonna try it. Cheap and if u say it works, probably does! Im gonna check it out. Thanks for your post!

August 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterManilaJen

Bought this yesterday at SM Clark. I was with my brother and he liked the scent of it too so she bought one for her wife. My sis in law loved it too! Thanks Ms.Liz for this info!

August 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjackie

It looks very elegant. I've tried some of their perfumes, those worth PhP200 too. Yep, the downside is they don't last that long which is a con for me since I'm not fond of spraying perfume more than 1x a day. I wonder if they have a perfume that can last the whole day? Have you tried one Ms. Liz?

August 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGen-zel

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