A single fragrance can contain ingredients sourced from 20 different countries. We only wish these countries could interact as harmoniously as their ingredients do in a given formula.
A rich citrus-based, fresh scent with bergamot and mandarin developing into a fresh and elegant sensual heart. Ingredients have been sourced from some of the best European factories ensuring the highest levels of sustainability and quality and promoting biotopes around the world. The fragrance is meant to embody dynamism and optimism with solid reassuring foundations. It represents a feeling of togetherness, to encourage people to rally into a safe haven. It features European environments, from crisp nordic air, off-shore sea breeze, wet stones and moss, majestic forests and sculpted woods combined with essences of mediterranean uplifting and colorful feelings.
The formula was permitted by the perfumer and by the International Fragrance Association to be published in order to educate the public and EU law makers about the sense of smell and the art of scent creation. The intent was also to show that perfume ingredients are safe and not secret. Disclaimer: Formula disclosure is performed with full support of our perfumer and with the sole purpose of providing educational and informative examples. IT IS IN NO WAY A CALL FOR PERFUMERS TO DISCLOSE FORMULAS. FORMULAS AND OTHER SCENT COMPOSITIONS ARE POORLY PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT LAWS AROUND THE WORLD INCLUDING IN THE USA. THUS THEY ARE HELD AS TRADE SECRETS BY PERFUMERS AND FORMULA MANUFACTURING FACILITIES. In releasing the formula for some of our fragrances, we reserve the right to legally challenge anyone who is suspected of infringing upon them without a prior business arrangements between the perfumer or fragrance house.
"Fragrances are like animals, living creatures that require attention and nourishment. They are kept in bottle-like cages, calm or longing to escape. They each have their own safety features and come with their own rituals and anecdotes. Some are domesticated, some are wild and left for you to discover." - Christophe Laudamiel
The founder and perfumer of The Zoo is Christophe Laudamiel. He is the perfect example of a versatile and talented perfumer, being a chemist, perfumer, fragrance artist and an educational and insightful lecturer on scents.
With THE ZOO he created a playful and striking brand with high-quality perfumes. The scents are compared to animals, with their own unique personalities. Gently wrapped in a 100% woolen bag, ready to be released, on your skin!
Luca Turin: "Christophe Laudamiel’s The Zoo is a small perfumery in New York making one of the most interesting and beautiful fragrances on the market today."
The Zoo collection includes scents in 4 categories:
RAW: "Blunt, straight forward and explicit fragrances. What you see on the fragrance label is what you get. Wear The Zoo RAW scents because you like it straightforward, without embellishments. You love the purity of the ingredient and the honesty of the fragrance." (Rhubarb My Love, Fig My Love, Tubéreuse Organique)
FRESH: "Easy to wear fragrances, a breath of fresh air and good energy for you and the people around you. Drench yourself in it as a wake-up call in the morning, stay fresh and motivated in the office, the gym, on the plane or train. Stay fresh in hot climates or in overheated rooms in the winter." (Community, Louis, Spacewood, Vetyver Rain Skin)
SEXY: "Deep and sensual fragrances, full-bodied but not necessarily heavy, but sure to leave an impression. Watch people around you as you wear these fragrances: you wear The Zoo SEXY scents when you are on a mission." (Everlasting; Club Design; Scent Tattoo, Sailors)
FORBIDDEN: "You and your fragrance like to go against accepted standards. You're comfortable being a paradigm-breaker: wear The Zoo FORBIDDEN in public or whispering behind closed doors. These smells are banned by experts or by countries where they won’t be shipped, due to their ingredient content, proportions or creation methods." (Carré Blanc; No Perfume).
When ordered before 3 pm, we will send your parcel the same day (if in stock).
On working days, your package will be delivered the next day by FedEx or DHL Parcel within the Netherlands.
We ship perfumes worldwide to more than 80 countries.For all shipping rates see our shipping and delivery page.
- Free delivery for orders above € 50
- Normal rate: € 4.50
- Evening delivery: € 5.50
- Same Day Delivery in Amsterdam with bike courier
- 3-5 samples: € 4.10 (PostNL incl. track & trace)
- 1-2 sample: € 2.95 (PostNL no track & trace)
- Free delivery for all orders above € 95
- Normal rate: € 6.95
- 2-5 samples: € 8.90 (incl. track & trace)
- 1 sample: € 2 (no track & trace)