Zoologist Civet was created by Shelley Waddington and launched in late 2016. Civet is the main character in this perfume, and the notes are the supporting cast. Opens with coffee and vanilla with all kinds of leather and musk pushing up through it, which seems weird, but works! Beautiful, rich florals and incense continue to deepen the fragrance.
Notes of bergamot, black pepper, spices, tarragon, lemon, orange, carnation, frangipani, heliotrope, hyacinth, lime (linden) blossom, tuberose, ylang-ylang, Canadian balsam, civet*, coffee, incense, labdanum, musk*, oakmoss, resins, Russian leather*, vanilla, vetiver and woodsy notes. (*denotes a synthetic note).
Civet is described: "... 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."
Civet is an extrait de parfum.
Zoologist is the groundbreaking and innovative perfume maker based in Canada. They use no animal products in their perfume.
2017 Art & Olfaction Award Nominee - Independent Category
Reviews of Zoologist Civet
Fragrantica - "Here I find myself...besotted. Utterly besotted, emerging from a place which I entered with no expectations."
Australian Perfume Junkies - " Floral, feral and in-your-face gorgeous, this is the scent that will end up perfuming crumpled sheets in a bedroom, and staying on the skin of a lover who will spend the day drinking endless demitasse of espresso trying to erase the mental fog of the night before, hoping for a future assignation."
Perfume Posse - "I love the coffee note in there, it’s unexpected and add whimsy to that floral middle. So think of it as a dance – an excited scurry on the dance floor when the music starts, champagne glass in hand. The music speeds up a little, she puts her now empty champagne glass on an empty table and returns to the floor, the music getting more serious, sometimes faster, sometimes slower, and beads of sweat form above her lip. She laughs as the music stops, changes pacing into a slower, closer dance. Well, you know how this dance ends, y’all. "
Colognoisseur - "If you’re a chypre lover this is not a perfume which I would primarily call it a chypre. It certainly ends there but it is the trio at the heart which give Civet its true voice."
The Scented Hound - "Nancy Spungen of Sid and Nancy fame…a little pretty, a little dirty, a little punk."