Zoologist Musk Deer Extrait de Parfum

Zoologist Musk Deer Extrait de Parfum
Zoologist Musk Deer Extrait de Parfum

Zoologist Musk Deer Extrait de Parfum

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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.

Fragrance Family:
Amber (Musk)

Cardamom, Calamus Oil, Rose, Jasmin Sambac Absolute, Patchouli, Atlas Cedar, Labdanum Absolute, Ambrette Absolute, Orris Absolute, Laotian Oud, Australia Sandalwood

Extrait de Parfum (25%)

A generous musk both animal and vegetal, this is tenacious but embracive. Worn with discretion, Musk Deer becomes an aromatic cloak of scent. A bit more, and it’s a powerful and sensual projection.

Made in Canada

Musks notes in perfumery are complex and versatile, lending texture and sensation as much as they do smell. Of course, a perfume is defined by its aroma, and here Musk Deer is a triumph of musk. Long, plush, and beguiling, it voyages through this central idea and filters it through a generous medley that first consists of cardamom, producing a crystalline and resinous veneer of cool aromatic spice, reinforced by the sweet, woody, and leathery undertones of calamus root. This becomes a screen to look through, as the animalic force of musk softens and complexifies at the touch of rose which adds fleshiness, and jasmine sambac - a heady white floral expression with hardy and strong petals. This decoration frames a potent cedar note, which almost growls as it redoubles the animalic nature of the musk in this fragrance, adding a dry woody sensation. Furthermore, patchouli imparts wilderness, in all of its deep, shadowy, earthy, and woody qualities.

Musk Deer develops pronouncedly on the skin, as its singular concentration unfurls with time and the warmth of wear. It spreads along the sleek surface of labdanum absolute and creamy sandalwood, nuanced with an amazing quality of ambrette absolute which adds viscosity and vegetal nuances. The complexity and contrasts of Musk Deer owes much to the intensely aromatic and ferocious qualities of Laotian oud, which provides incredible depth and power. With just a smidgen of oud in the base, it reverberates to reveal undertones of both floral and funk, as well as a smoky quality that is pure and engrossing. Its dry down is long and memorable.