Zoologist Cockatiel was released in 2022, created by Sven Pritzkoleit. Formerly known as Powder and Dust by SP Parfums, it was a 2019 Arts and Olfaction Awards Winner, and now has a new home with Zoologist.
A joyous, sunny fragrance with a unique twist. Notes of champagne, raspberry, rhubarb, acacia, powdery notes, cashmeran, guaiac, patchouli, vanilla and musk*. (*Synthetic notes. Zoologist does not use animal products.}
An excerpt From Zoologist
"Australian spring arrives, bearing dazzling frocks of yellow blossoms to dress the bare golden wattle trees. Clouds of sweet honeyed fragrance, caught upon the breeze, carry an invitation inland, where a flock of cockatiels happily take up the celebration. Emerging from dusty nests, the birds are ready to preen and prance. On a wobbly stage of branches, vivid crests bop to the rhythm of their joyous songs. After a final encore, the flock takes flight. Alighting in a nearby field they share a delightful brunch, buzzing with the thrill of their stunning recital.
Zoologist Cockatiel exudes joy. A sunny burst of yellow acacia offers a friendly welcome. Dots of raspberry and tart rhubarb suggest a hint of mischief, like a pair of rosy cheeks beneath a golden plume. Finally, soft notes of musk and vanilla enfold the vibrant Cockatiel, like downy feathers cushioning the brashness of this cheeky bird."
Zoologist Cockatiel is an extrait de parfum, edp.
Fragrantica - "when first sprayed, to me it smells like a freshly scraped vanilla pod. when it dries down on my skin the sweet fruity notes come out, and it balances into a desserty fragrance like panna cotta and raspberry."
Fragrantica - "Something about the opening really does have a "bird cage" type of vibe to me. There's a slight pungency to it, that reminds me of the smell of some type of plant I used to encounter on hiking trails as a kid. I have no idea what it is, but it smells very familiar, yet not like anything I've ever smelled in a wearable fragrance before. It's a bit dank, but something about it is also intriguing and interesting. It combines with the green bite from the rhubarb and the tartness from the raspberry. At the same time, there's an effervescent fizzy sparkly quality to it. I didn't look at the notes before sampling it, and I was thinking "this has a bubbly soda or champagne type of feel to it." So apparently they did a really good job with the champagne note coming across accurately! As it progresses, the cashmeran adds a sophisticated coziness to it. Lastly, I love the drydown, which is a nice powdery vanilla woods. Very well-blended, so it doesn't smell like an over the top powder bomb to me during that phase, and the powder just accents the vanilla nicely. This is definitely not a linear scent - it changes a lot from the opening to the drydown. Overall I'm definitely happy with it! The opening can be rough, but then again this is Zoologist - if it didn't have any challenging moments, a lot of people wouldn't be thrilled (see: the reaction to Cow, though I love that one!). The opening is interesting and unique though, and by the drydown becomes an outright pleasant, completely wearable versatile scent."
Fragrantica - "Cockatiel is so good--an amazing vanilla incense! To me this fragrance reminds me of the warm, sweet, dryness of late summer and another Zoologist offering, Bee. Both Bee and Cockatiel are sweet and mass appealing, but edgy at the same time."
Fragrantica - "I'm not quite an enthusiast of jammy, sweet fragrances but this is divine and full bottle worthy. It's not cloying at any stage: at opening, rhubarb lends a vegetal and sour quality to the raspberry/mimosa marriage here, and at dry down the champagne note maintains a sparkling, fizzy balance to the gentle sweetness. It's innocent and ever so slightly earthy. It's cute like my pet cockatiel's orange cheeks, sassy like his mohawk, and musky like the powder on his feathers."