Zoologist Moth Extrait de Parfum

Zoologist Moth Extrait de Parfum
Zoologist Moth Extrait de Parfum

Zoologist Moth Extrait de Parfum

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Their days are spent secluded in camouflage, the intricate pattern of their wings disguising them against a coarse backdrop of barks and rocks. When they finally stir, even their flight is concealed, shrouded beneath the cover of night. Moonlight ripples off a delicate coating of tiny hairs as their feathered antennae guide them in their search for a mate. Only one temptation can lure them from their quest. Should they succumb to the attraction of the flame, their urge to procreate may be quashed in a wisp of smoke and a smattering of ashes. At first encounter, the rich, gothic scent of Zoologist Moth may surprise but soon it hypnotises. A heavy dose of dark spices jolts your senses before settling into a dusting of honey-sweet rose and powdery florals. Slowly, it tests its wings, taking flight on an exotic journey of nagarmotha, guaiac wood and patchouli. Beneath it all lingers a smoky undertone that serves as a constant reminder of the danger within the tantalising flame.

Fragrance Family:
Woody Amber

Main Note:
Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Clove, Cumin, Lemon, Nutmeg, Saffron, Heliotrope, Iris, Jasmine, Mimosa, Muguet, Rose, Ambergris, Honey, Resins, Guaiac Wood (Palo Santo), Musk, Nagarmotha/Cypriol, Oud, Patchouli, Smoke, Vetiver

Extrait de Parfum (20%)

Brilliant sweetly spiced flames, Moth is a weightless smoke fragrance balanced to perfection – for lovers of the category, this is a easy reach, able to be worn in most contexts.

Made in Canada

Moth is a perfume of many complex parts, producing a singular image of the creature tantalised by the flame. Moth is a resounding success: an impressive narrative display that details the finest particulars of the winged creature, from its scaled wings to the dusty silk of its protective cocoon, as it flaps and flutters towards a flame that whips delicate lashes of sweet aromatic smoke. The perfume is matte and participates in an aesthetics of silence. In spite of its subject matter, Moth is impeccably clean and light. It is full of sumptuous ingredients, and yet it preserves a magnificent sense of space and ‘air’. This nocturnal scene is a serene one, haunting but tranquil, without menacing shadows but the soft and delicate engulf of moonlight.

Perfumer 稲葉 智夫 (Tomoo Inaba) manages to extract smoky impressions from unexpected materials, serving to purify and lighten the effect. Layering textures of raspy nutmeg, blunt cinnamon, sticky honey, angular black pepper, and arid cumin – to name a few – produces a crinkly and parched effect, calling to mind a fire glowing with a crackling charm. Its warmth is mysterious and soft, faint with a camphor note to reinforce its theme. Inaba has constructed a cleansing fire that does not burn. This is redoubled in the base, where woody and incense materials impart structure and sense to this smoke. It has a meditative and trance-like feel, like being lost in the recitation of a poem. Revered palo santo is the primary wood note here, which is bright, musky, and somewhat resinous, while the earthy duo of cypriol and aged Indian vetiver adds atmosphere and radiance without weight.

Bridging this smoky effect is a powdery accord, which relies on the velvety touch of florals – heliotrope, mimosa, and iris in particular. An innocent green effect results from muguet, while a red rose accord adds ‘passion’, lending a slow and dance-like rhythm to Moth. Honey emerges having infused with smoke, this combination of sweet and dark speaking to this perfume’s dominant textures. Moth is beautiful, and wears like a dream. Don’t let the notion of ‘darkness’ dissuade, because in strange darkness familiar materials gains a fuller sense of themselves. Indeed, Moth lets us see wonderful perfumery in a new ‘light’.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Beautiful gothic fragrance

I absolutely adore this fragrance. It smells gothic, dusty, slightly sweet. It's not a scent for everyone, so would recommend trying a sample first, but I love it so much.

Andrei Di Blasio

Amazing fragrance

Please get more in stock

Cheers my friends 🙏

Very dusty, mysterious and museum like

I actually loved how insanely dusty and musty this was. It really captured the vibe of a moth. It reminds me of antique stores, estate sales and urbex. It was like you were going to uncover a mystery. Oddly helpful while studying!