Extrait de Parfum
Sultry Nighttime Rendezvous. As the sun sinks over the dense tropical forest, civets emerge warily from the thickets. Under a carpet of narcotic flower blossoms, a smattering of coffee berries peppers the ground. The moist air is heavy with mossy aromas that penetrate every crevice, but the musky scent of the civets dominates; their marked territory daring one to enter at one’s own risk.
Zoologist Civet pays homage to the age-old ingredient, civet, as well as chypre perfumes of bygone days – perfumes that refused to be intimidated by raw, alluring, animalistic musks. Civet is a moody and complex brew entwined in mystery. It opens with a spicy floral accord, threaded through with dark coffee tones. Slowly it prowls forward, unraveling base notes of leather, moss and vanilla that combines with distinctive civet musk to create a bewildering, sophisticated scent with the promise of a sultry nighttime rendezvous.
Top: Bergamot, black pepper, lemon, orange, spices, tarragon
Heart: Carnation, frangipani, heliotrope, hyacinth, linden-blossom, tuberose, ylang
Base: Balsams, Civet*, coffee, incense, labdanum, Musks*, oakmoss, resins, Russian leather*, vanilla, vetiver, woods
*Synthetic notes. Zoologist Civet does not use animal products.