Zoologist Dragonfly is a fruity-floral created by Juan Perez and originally released in 2017. It was re-released in 2021 with a few changes. This is the 2021 version. They added some herbal notes, rice and iris. Dragonfly has notes of Grapefruit, basil, angelica seed, ginger, rice, aquatic florals, geranium, jasmin sambac, mimosa, orris, rose, violet leaves, rainwater, moss, patchouli, tonka, vetiver, benzoin, cashmeran (*denotes a synthetic note).
Zoologist Dragonfly is described: "Giant lotus pads part to make way for buds that pierce the surface of the jade green pond. They raise their faces to the sun, their delicate fragrance floating around them. In the shadow of the flowers, tiny dragonfly nymphs also emerge from the shallows. They spread their fragile wings and shyly take flight, ready to explore a world beyond the water. Shimmering pools of nearby golden rice fields call to the dragonflies. Their long, quivering bodies flit across the cascading terraces to alight upon swaying stalks, sparkling with sunlight caught in droplets on iridescent wings."
Dragonfly is an eau de parfum, edp.
Fragrantica - "I went to the lake for rowing and this blended so beautifully on my arm with the wetness of the lake and trees and moss on the dock, clumped on rocks, green shoots and reeds - it seemed to bring out only the best of all of that - my damp shirt, wooden oar in hand, white flowers near the shore. Or perhaps I'm biased because the namesake, dragonfly, is a beautiful creature and it hunts mosquitos, my nemesis in this wet Summer. I wonder what a mosquito would smell like... blood, swollen flesh, an ugly black smear. This is the antidote."
Fragrantica - "A subtle stunner that's perfect for summer. "Impressionistic," as the website calls this, is really the perfect word to describe this fragrance. Overall, it feels like a very light green-aquatic, but with brilliant flashes of savoury basil and rice, rich earthy moss, sparkling zesty ginger, and bright tangy grapefruit. This conjures up a tranquil summer scene interrupted by the neon reflectiveness of the darting dragonfly's wings. The dry down is beautiful too - it turns into something a bit warmer and creamier (maybe the combination of cashmere and benzoin)."
From Basenotes - "The peony and rainwater in the opening is so light and gorgeous. The lemony aldehydes are short lived but just enough to have another burst of freshness. Dragonfly settles down to an airy powdery iris note with hints of lotus, rice, and clover flitting gently in the breeze."
From EauMG - "Dragonfly isn’t what I expected. There’s no traces of marsh or bayou. It’s not damp or dewy. Instead Dragonfly is a powdery floral that plays up delicateness and ornateness (instead of water). In a way it reminds me of one of those rosy-cheeked Mucha‘s Art Nouveau beauties. It’s like the beautiful woman’s vanity with face powder and perfumes stored in intricately designed Bohemian glass."
From The Fragrant Journey - "The overall feeling is light and weightless. There is a mimosa note which provides a gentle breath of subtle sweetness as if from small flowers, their scent captured in the breeze. The middle wear of the perfume captures this feeling of dry heat with the combination of papyrus and rice. There is a haziness to the scent which gives the feeling of a languid summer's day."