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 perfumer and founder of The Zoo is Christophe Laudamiel and the example of a versatile and talented perfumer. He is a chemist, perfumer, fragrance artist and gives educational and insightful lectures on scent.
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!
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)
- 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; Spacewood)
- 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." (Vetyver Rain Skin; Everlasting; Club Design; Scent Tattoo)
- 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; Club Design; Scent Tattoo).
When ordered before 3pm, we will send your parcel the same day (provided that in stock).
On working days, your package will be delivered the next day by DHL to your chosen address and day/evening within the Netherlands. For Belgium an average delivery time of 2 to 3 days applies.
- We ship perfumes worldwide, to more than 80 countries. See for all countries and more details our shipping and delivery page.
- Free delivery: all orders above € 95 in NL and Belgium.
- Smaller orders within NL: € 4.50.
- Samples orders within NL: € 3.95 (incl. track & trace).
- 1 sample orders within NL: € 1 (no track & trace)
- Smaller orders and more than 1 sample to Belgium: € 6,50.
- 1 sample orders to B: € 1,50 (no track & trace).
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.