As the sun sinks over the dense tropical forest, civets emerge warily from the thickets. Under a carpet of narcotic flower blossoms, a smattering of coffee berries peppers the ground. The moist air is heavy with mossy aromas that penetrate every crevice, but the musky scent of the civets dominates; their marked territory daring one to enter at one’s own risk.
Zoologist Civet pays homage to the age-old ingredient, civet, as well as chypre perfumes of bygone days – perfumes that refused to be intimidated by raw, alluring, animalistic musks. Civet is a moody and complex brew entwined in mystery. It opens with a spicy floral accord, threaded through with dark coffee tones. Slowly it prowls forward, unraveling base notes of leather, moss and vanilla that combines with distinctive civet musk to create a bewildering, sophisticated scent with the promise of a sultry nighttime rendezvous.
The perfume family: floral, chypre, oriental
Top notes: bergamot, lemon, orange, tarragon, black pepper
Heart notes: carnation, frangipani, heliotrope, hyacinth, linden blossom, tuberose, ylang-ylang
Base notes: canadian balsam, coffee, frankincense, labdanum, musk, oakmoss, leather, vanilla, vetiver, wood, civet