Zoologist Squid was released in 2019, created by Celine Barel. There is an inky quality to this scent, laid over the salt, ambergris and incense. Really a pretty civilized Zoologist scent!
It is a briny, salted incensy scent that features notes of pink pepper, solar salicylate, incense, black ink accord, salty accord, opoponax, ambergris, benzoin and musk.
An excerpt From Zoologist
Zoologist Squid sings a song of a dark, tumultuous sea of tangy brine, the stormy air electrified with pink pepper and the elemental glow of salicylate. Crisp, smoky incense evokes an ominous twilight, while a uniquely sweet, cloudy ink accord should leave no doubt why this unforgettable scent earned its name. Finally, all is united with the moody, compellingly oceanic aroma of ambergris. Like the endless depths that inspired it, this elegant scent ripples with the mysteries of the sea.
Zoologist Squid is an extrait de parfum, edp.
From Reddit - "Once we hit the dry down, we get a lot of ambergris and salt. The musk is minor and serves to give a solid base to the salt and the ambergris. It's smooth and lovely without being heavy and animalic like a lot of Zoologist can be. Honestly, it's the same smell as if you've been walking the beach all day. As a beach kid, that's just immensely comforting."
From Basenotes - "The main body of the perfume bears a distant resemblance to Bulgari Black, which is perhaps where the reference to black ink comes in. There is a black tar and oily aspect, nothing so crude as cod liver oil though that idea did come briefly to mind, but it's more like a pleasant effluvium from the deep sea equipment.
As Elena Knezhevich of Fragrantica puts it "Zoologist Squid sings a song of the sea, a melancholy tale told through tangy brine... all united by the moody aroma of ambergris...'"