Louis, created by Christophe Laudamiel for his brand The Zoo, is a refreshing and vivid herbal boost with a manly character, which is classic and modern at the same time. And to our opinion, quite sexy indeed...
Dream “Under the skin, we are kin” - Carl Safina
Scent A pleasant watery “masculine” freshness with superfluid cardamom supported by only a touch of clove, cumin and orange flower. Sheer white musks and heaps of French sage softened with 1.8% (that's a lot!) of 100% pure orris concrete. To top it off, a dash of fir balsam, clear galbanum and a sprinkle of American absinthe.
Twist This fragrance comes in two similar yet different labels; one dark and the other light. We want to emphasize that all human beings, regardless of our skin colour, have souls of the same value and worth inside.
cardamom, clove, cumin, orange blossom, white musk, French sage, iris butter, galbanum, fir, American absinthe
Review The Candy Perfume Boy
"I don’t know who the ‘Louis’ is that inspired this fragrance, but I know for sure that I’d like to meet him, because if the scent is anything to go by, he’s one sexy guy.
Described by The Zoo as “fresh”, “positive” and “sensuous”, LOUIS starts out in familiar masculine territory, presenting a wave of spices (with cardamom being the most prominent) but instead of dry, arid warmth, one gets something entirely more fluid. Initially, LOUIS smells like a blue spice paste, but it soon warms up to something altogether more rich and endlessly dashing.
Underneath that cool, calm, spicy exterior, LOUIS has a lot going on – lots of smouldering, sexy things to be precise. I get a strong chocolate-like impression, but it’s a chocolate devoid of sweetness, we’re talking 100% cocoa solids here, people, not your Dairy Milk. This blends with the sweaty cumin to give the impression of a naked body adorned with spices and herbs. A powdery effect (attributable to the 1.8% of orris concentrate) keeps things light and airy, adding a touch of dryness and allowing LOUIS to settle on a translucent base that maintains the effervescent nature of the opening.
LOUIS is a twist on the modern masculine that takes the interesting parts that usually get little airtime and extends them. It’s an essay in the fluidity and juiciness of spice, all wrapped up in an incredibly sexy package."
"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).
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