Zoologist Hummingbird is a fruity-floral created by Shelley Waddington for the groundbreaking and innovative perfume makers based in Canada. They use no animal products in their perfume. Hummingbird has notes of apple, cherry, citrus, lilac, muguet, plum, rose, violet leaf, honey, honeysuckle, mimosa, peony, tulip, ylang, amber, coumarin, cream, moss, musks*, sandalwood and white woods (*denotes a synthetic note). A gorgeous fruity-floral unlike anything else.
Hummingbird is described: "...mingles light floral tones with delectable fruity nectars to create a harmonious balance. This diaphanous scent alights upon you in a pastel bouquet of honeysuckle, mimosa, lilac and peonies, with just the lightest dusting of natural sugars found in pear, cherry and honey. A finishing dollop of velvety whipped cream melds the tantalizing notes, completing this irresistible and opulent perfume."
Hummingbird is an extrait de parfum, edp.
Reviews of Zoologist Hummingbird
From Basenotes - "Honeysuckle, cherry, pear and lilac combine with an every so slight musk: a sweet floral scent, yes, but with an added depth and darkness from musk and some touches of sandalwood. It is unisex, yes, but may lean slightly towards the feminine side (although any man could wear it as well). Like most of Zoologist's scents, the illusion of the animal in their natural habitat is wonderfully realistic: I rarely get visualizations when thinking of a scent but Hummingbird brings to mind the light, soft flutter of wings of the creature surrounded in a plum-violet red energy. As the notes settle, you smell its entry into the woods: wet and soft, the light earthiness of moss surrounds."
From Makeup Alley - "Utterly gorgeous, honeyed white floral and lilac combined with old school, vintage, elegant French floral. Reminds me a little of William Owen's Isis, but Hummingbird has a whole centerpiece of classic French-influenced floral perfumery like Joy, Arpege, Prelude, Amouage. There's a joyous white floral float that embodies spring - the opening of honeysuckle and citrus. There's also one of the rare uses of lilac - not sharp as Crown's lilac use can be, or some vintage work, but rich."
Fragrantica - "It's an amazing naturalistic floral on a bed of moss. It reminds me of being a child and making dolls from hollyhocks and other flowers, which is probably the closest I've come to having a hummingbird-eye view of the world. This ruins me for wearing lesser perfumes!"
Fragrantica - "ADORE THIS! When I wear this perfume I feel like a garden fairy living in pixie hollow. At first it smells floral with a fruity undertone but the dry down is a beautiful floral honey/nectar scent. Not overly sweet; a very classy and ethereal fragrance."