Zoologist Musk Deer

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All sales are final, we are a perfume sampling company - letting you try perfume before you invest in a bottle. Unfortunately, we cannot refund any product that you do not like. If you are new to perfume or wanting to break out of wearing the same scent, try our starter sampler packs so that you can find the perfume that works for you.


Zoologist Musk Deer was launched in late 2020, created by Pascal Gaurin.  Bright on the top with a slightly wintry, sensual and husky undertone- this is not a scary musk you are afraid to wear out of the house.  Notes of cardamom, calamus oil, rose, jasmine sambac, patchouli, cedar, labdanum, ambrette, orris, oud and sandalwood.

Zoologist Musk Deer is described:  "...Brutal winter winds buffet the Siberian forest. The tall trees long for summer's return, short though it may be. But at the base of several bare trunks, invisible love notes call to a would-be mate. The fragrant missives are secretions left by the male musk deer. Long fangs give the buck a demonic appearance, but they too play a role in the mating ritual – weapons in the tussle with rivals for a doe's love. The dream of a mate sustains the lonely musk deer as it searches out scraps of lichen and moss among cold, barren roots. For centuries musk deer have been hunted to near extinction, coveted for their fragrant musk pods. Zoologist respects this majestic creature, masterfully recreating the distinctive scent though a mixture of synthetic musks and natural oud and florals. The result evokes the animal desire of a lusty musk deer amid the alluring chill of a wintry forest, all captured without a hint of menace.."

Zoologist Musk Deer is an extrait de parfum. 

Zoologist is the groundbreaking and innovative perfume maker based in Canada. They use no animal products in their perfume. 


Reviews of Zoologist Musk Deer

From Fragrantica - "Musk Deer really surprised me, but in the best way.  If you're expecting something animalic along the lines of Hyrax, or daring along the lines of Tyrannosaurus Rex, look elsewhere. What we have instead is a gorgeous, light, wintry, sensual musk scent that's extremely wearable and completely different from any other Zoologist offering"

Fragrantica - "This smells like a fawn newly out of its mother's womb, a soft skin scent wrapped in animalic sweat. I like it but it's also a little tricky to identify when I might want to wear this one. Because it's so soft and subdued overall, the oud seems like a prominent facet relative to everything else. I'm new to ouds and animalics so I'm going to use this sample as a gauge for how my nose evolves. I also think the subtleties of this will respond very differently in different temperatures. This is the easy entry-level animalic of the Zoologist animalics (Camel, Civet, T Rex, Beaver, Hyrax, Sacred Scarab)"

Fragrantica - "This is definitely a complex fragrance, not beast mode, but it creates a nice intimate scent bubble around me. On my skin it opens very spicy and then it transforms into a white flower bouquet with a musky undertone. This is creamy and although to my nose the oud is not very prominent, sometimes I can feel a bit of an animalic scent deep down in the drydown (this is very subtle). This is extremely well blended, and perfect for a number of occasions, and definitely office friendly. Well done again Zoologist!"

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