Etymology
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piquancy (n.)

"piquant quality; pleasing cleverness or raciness; keenness, sharpness, tartness," 1660s, from piquant + abstract noun suffix -cy.

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Definitions of piquancy

piquancy (n.)
a tart spicy quality;
Synonyms: nip / piquance / piquantness / tang / tanginess / zest
piquancy (n.)
the quality of being agreeably stimulating or mentally exciting;
Synonyms: piquance / piquantness
From wordnet.princeton.edu