Ready to dig deeper into niche fragrances? I thought I’d do an introduction to Zoologist Perfumes today because it happens to include two of my favorite niche fragrances (Hummingbird and Bat). I also wanted to tell you how you could easily try all the fragrances in the Zoologist Perfume Collection without breaking the bank!
Let’s take a look!
I’m not fragrance expert but I know what I like! And I’ve wanted to share many of my fragrance likes on Musings of a Muse for a while now but I also didn’t want to bore anyone. I made a little New Year’s Resolution to myself that I would start sharing more of my fragrance choices on the blog in the hopes that it might help each of you to discover something new, unique, and different in the world of perfume.
Zoologist Perfume is high on my like list. This Canadian company has a slight fascination with animals and that comes through in their gorgeous perfumes which capture the behaviors of animals and transforms them into truly beautiful and unusual fragrances.
The Zoologist Fragrance Collection is made up five “animal” scents (don’t worry, no animals were harmed in the making of these perfumes) which are Beaver, Hummingbird (my fav!), Bat, Rhinoceros, and Panda. Each fragrance has a variety of notes with a nod to the animal they were inspired by.
I found many of the fragrance earthy and primal with the exception of Hummingbird which also happens to be my favorite blend from this fragrance house.
The interesting thing about Zoologist Fragrances is the fact they take you on a sensory journey. They are very complex perfumes which morph, change, and rearrange from the initial mist to the dry down and hours into the wear. They are a fragrance formula that you’ll be able to smell the top, middle, and base notes of. It’s not a quick mist of jumbled notes here. This is truly a sensory experience where the wearer is taken on an ever changing journey. So just when you think you’ve taken one path and you know the way home, suddenly there’s a twist in the road that brings you to a new adventure. The fragrances are complex enough that they are every changing! For example, I hated Bat with a passion when I first tried it. It instantly transported me to a cold, damp cave where hundreds of bats peacefully rested. There’s a damp, just turned dirt note that completely turned me off. But you can’t judge a book by their cover as they say because this morphs as it dries down and banana comes out to play in the background. Hours into the wear tropical fruits, sandalwood, and a soothing warmth envelopes me. Honestly, the initial mist made me think this one was a scrubber (scrubber: the act of misting yourself with a perfume, hating it, and running to the washroom to scrub it off). It surprisingly won me over with time and a little bit of patience.
This is how it is with all of the Zoologist Fragrances! Just when you think you’ve pegged them out they suddenly change and rearrange and becoming something else.
Now, as I said, many of these fragrances are very earthy and not at all to my liking, however, Hummingbird and Bat are two of my favorites and complete keepers. But you’re not going to want to blindly purchase either of those at $125 a pop without trying them first.
No problem! Zoologist offers all five of their fragrances for $25 in a sample set that includes 5 x 0.08 oz mist sprays so you can get down to seeing which of these are keepers.
If you are niche fragrance connoisseur already Zoologist might just be a brand you haven’t yet ventured into. Or if you’re just starting out into the world of niche perfumes, Zoologist is a great way to introduce yourself to something a little more unique and complex. It’s a brand that will definitely broaden your fragrance horizons.
Grab the sample set I mentioned within this post or any full sizes Zoologist Perfumes at www.zoologistperfumes.com.
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