Indie Canadian line Zoologist will introduce Tyrannosaurus Rex, a new unisex fragrance, later this month.
A sultry heat wafts across the land, lapped up greedily by the abundant flora that thrives in its midst. Trees soar to majestic heights and plants flower for the first time, their petals spreading to give birth to a world rich in diversity. The Cretaceous period comes of age against a backdrop scorched by wildfire and lightning strikes. Over this turbulent landscape, a massive predator looms. Giants rule the earth, but even giants can be cut down within the powerful jaws of the fearsome tyrannosaur. Standing tall, the terrifying beast fears nothing, until that pivotal moment when a fire in the sky signals the end of their deadly reign.
Zoologist Tyrannosaurus Rex is a gargantuan scent that sinks its teeth into the world of delicate fragrances and rips it wide open. Primitive woods and florals seize you and snatch you away to an ancient era. Smoky, charred wood warns of the danger of smouldering fire, setting your senses on edge, while droplets of metallic rose oxide offer a chilling premonition of blood-lust. The mighty Tyrannosaurus Rex is sometimes menacing, sometimes fascinating, but never, ever ordinary.
Tyrannosaurus Rex was developed by perfumer Antonio Gardoni. The notes include bergamot, black pepper, fir, laurel leaf, neroli, nutmeg, champaca, geranium, jasmine, osmanthus, rose, ylang ylang, resins, cade, cedar, civet, frankincense, leather, patchouli, sandalwood and vanilla.
Zoologist Tyrannosaurus Rex can be pre-ordered now at Luckyscent, $175 for 60 ml Extrait de Parfum. A special edition with a red box (and sunglasses on the T Rex; shown above right) is the same price, but only 450 were made.
(via Zoologist Perfumes at Facebook, additional information via luckyscent)
Sign me up right now. The notes sound great and I’m a big fan of the BOUGE fragrance. ????
I can’t remember if I tried it, ack.
I will be buying this based on the name and bottle alone. Big dinosaur fan haha.
Get it now so you get the sunglasses!
Not sure about this one but I will definitely be ordering a sample.
I’m very much looking forward to trying this–not only am I a big fan of Antonio Gardoni’s work, but also T-rex!
I’m ridiculously excited for this one!
If it smells as advertised, I’m intrigued. There is, however, a dizzying array of notes listed – perhaps the heat has stifled my creative thought. ☀️????
Dizzingly array of notes!
Laughing at myself because I gasped LOUDLY when I saw this announcement. I think I really love Zoologist!
A floral leather with an edge is right up my alley – although if Zoologist is calling it “gargantuan,” I suspect I won’t need this much!
Oh dear, but it’s more expensive than their regular line. I do hope they’re not heading in the inaccessible direction.
I think maybe he gives the chosen perfumer leeway to use whatever raw materials they want which may effect the price?-and it’s an extrait. And from my limited smelling of Bogue, Gardoni’s perfumes do smell “expensive”.
Can’t wait! Zoologist is always intriguing, and T-rex only makes me wonder what they’ll dream up next.
I’m not a bottle fiend by any means, but I find their bottles and packaging really appealing.
same, given that I keep all my perfumes in their boxes! But the bottles have a nice heft and shape, and the overall packaging design is just lovely.
Agreed. The packaging and bottle design have a very luxe look and feel.
This one is a MUST BUY for Deva!(Present “for T-Rex”…????????♂️????)
My thought, exactly!
Ok, I caved and ordered samples of all Zoologist perfumes that I haven’t tried yet: Macaque, Camel (I’ve tried just one spritz, and I want to spend more time with it), Moth, Hyrax, and Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Really liked Camel (enough to briefly consider purchasing), and found many others to be well worth sniffing. Moth is intriguing.
You are not a true perfumista/o if u buy a perfume because of its bottle or the picture on its bottle or its ad copy, like so many of the commenters here are wont to do! Shame!!
Carnal Flower is my most favourite perfume. Onto my 5th 100 ml bottle. But what do I do when I get home straight from the shop? I throw the box away! I couldn’t care less if CF cane in a plastic bottle or a crystal one! I love perfume for the perfume, NOT WHETHER it comes in a bottle which has a label of a cute non-human animal dressed in hunan garb!!
I figure that a true perfumista/o gets to take whatever joy they please from perfume, and not try to shame others for different taste or motivations or excitement.
(And yes, I do realise that this is hypocritical of me, judging you for judging others…)
Sure, I can appreciate a bottle’s design. I love the Byredo bottles cos they’re stylishly minimalist, and I despise By Killian’s ostentatious lock and key boxes. But I don’t buy a perfume based on its bottle.
For me, perfume is a limited luxery. I enjoy the whole package. I don’t think anyone here would buy a perfume unless they liked the smell of it. Some people also have crossover collections, with the bottles being second. It looks like everyone here is excited to sample. I’ve not smelled anything from this line, but I know it gets alot of respect.
Er, there are shelves replete with perfumes bought by perfumistas based on the bottle’m
Wow, this is the first time I’ve ever noticed anybody throwing shame around.
Yeah, only the second time I’ve seen it in many years. Hope it doesn’t happen again.
I hope I don’t see it again either. Hope that there are rules against that sort of behavior.
Sorry I was slow to get back here! But really, let’s all drop it and hope it is years before we see it again.
Why cast shame on others and their pleasures?
Kevtronic, I don’t know where else you comment or what the rules are there, but here, we a) have no rules about the definition of a perfumista, and I, at least, don’t want any rules, and b) we do have rules about not insulting other commenters. Let’s all let this discussion drop now.
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Ok, but I can’t imagine Frederic Malle labelling his bottles with cutesy illustrations of Pandas in tuxedos, or rhinoceroses in military finery, as a marketing ploy to get consumers to buy his perfumes. He’d be horrified at the suggestion his bottles and labels are plain and needed a revamp. There’s a quote by him saying his bottles are deliberately unassuming, cos he didn’t want it to distract from the perfume itself.
Now that I’ve said my piece, I am now going to shut up
I don’t understand why you’re telling me all that — I was not debating the merits of Malle vs. Zoologist packaging with you, and don’t plan to start, not least because it is pretty obvious you are not interested in anyone else’s opinions.
Please don’t be rude to other readers, and please drop this now.
Hey, Robin, wanna be president? ????
Not for all the tea in China!
I need a new pair of sunglasses. Oh look, a pair of sunglasses just so happens to come with A BOTTLE OF PERFUME. ????
The stars have aligned, my friend.