Dream: A new contemporary shot at utilising Vetiver, this ingredient universally respected in Perfumery.
Description: Vetiver of 3 different extraction types for a total of 10% of formula combined with soft Sandalwood notes, Violet leave extract are at the heart of this composition. Uplifting marine notes and a touch of grapefruit and natural orange flower absolute provide energy and optimism and brightens up the very high grade of Bergamot on top. A ball of green freshness after the rain topped up with natural green leaf extract from Violets grown in Egypt. French Sage and Labdanum vapours for organic woodiness, wrapped by a little of molecular musks and moss.
The Zoo twist: Vetiver is a grass growing on active or dormant volcano slopes in Java, La Reunion and in Haiti. It can grow as fast as 1-2 inches/ day (2.5 to 5cm/day). The profusions roots, a nightmare to dig out, are extracted. No good synthetic are available for reconstitutions. By using real natural Vetiver you help 100,000 small farmers around the world and their families.
"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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We ship perfumes worldwide to more than 80 countries.For all shipping rates see our shipping and delivery page.
• Day delivery DHL or FedEx € 5.95 (free from € 50)
• DHL pick up point € 5.20 (free from € 50)
• Evening delivery with DHL € 6,95 (free from € 75)
• Same Day Delivery by bike courier within ring of Amsterdam: € 8,50 (order before 12 pm)
• 1 - 2 sample: € 2.95 shipping & handling fees, PostNL, no tracking, average delivery 3 - 5 days
• 3 - 5 samples: € 4,50 PostNL mailbox shipment with track & trace
Mindblowing and exquisitly simple at the same time! Absolutely love the evolving shifts through the hours, from instant sheer citrus flower to a rain washed clean rubbery (fresh bicycle tire!) sensation back to a lingering violet grassy feel. Made my day!
I never heard about this Fragance. I am thankfull for the invitation where sir Christopher inspired me with his presentation. So I really like this fragance and its story behind. You really have to try this! A very inspiring smell.
This perfume is nicely layered, it opens very fresh and soon a second layer comes up that has more body and is less cool. It does not evaporate quickly and merges more and more with the skin, until a pleasant smelling and warm classic remains.