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Civet Zoologist Perfumes for women and men

Civet Zoologist Perfumes for women and men
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I have it: 52 I had it: 6 I want it: 87 My signature: 1

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balsamic
floral
warm spicy
woody
musky
animalic

Civet by Zoologist Perfumes is a Aromatic fragrance for women and men. This is a new fragrance. Civet was launched in 2016. The nose behind this fragrance is Shelley Waddington. The fragrance features bergamot, black pepper, spices, tarragon, lemon, orange, carnation, frangipani, heliotrope, hyacinth, lime (linden) blossom, tuberose, ylang-ylang, canadian balsam, civet, coffee, incense, labdanum, musk, oakmoss, resins, russian leather, vanilla, vetiver and woodsy notes.

Perfume rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 80 votes.

Fragrance Notes

Bergamot Black Pepper Spices Tarragon Lemon Orange Carnation Frangipani Heliotrope Hyacinth Lime (Linden) Blossom Tuberose Ylang-Ylang Canadian balsam Civet Coffee Incense Labdanum Musk Oakmoss resins Russian Leather Vanilla Vetiver Woodsy Notes

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08 Une Rose Chypree
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Civet Fragrance Reviews

AnnabellLee
AnnabellLee

Omg I don't particularly like civet but the bottle is awesome!

Mar
29
2017
ladymarmelade
ladymarmelade

I'm very happy I only ordered a sample of this instead of a mini because I don't seem to smell what everybody else here is talking about....
First thing that comes to my mind is that it smells like my favourite cashmere sweater I sprayed a floral perfume on and my darling cat just had an accident on it...
No civet? Come on .... It does get better after a while but the opening just puts me off.

Mar
29
2017
SuzanneS
SuzanneS

Civet.
Love the terragon and citrus opening to remind us of great perfumes gone by, a dash of pepper to add unexpected zing. Theres an unusual density in civet compared to modern formulations and like a fine tuned swiss clock with many moving parts to a whole, so it is with Civet.

This is named Civet in name only. The synthetic civet used is overshadowed by other notes so this isnt a civet bomb per se, like some of the old classic chypres it alludes to, yet twists the formulation with modern ideas-like adding coffee.

Speaking of coffee, the florals seem to be in a vase filled with coffee. I wish the florals took over in a cleaner way in the heart, but thats just me. The linden leather and carnation winks at tabac blonde yet the coffee and insence with the resins keep a dark tone to the composition. It feels literally like 3 fragrances compressed into one. I really do think this is money well spent as its clear a lot of effort went into composing this. Lovely. I wish more houses attempted new ideas such as this..instead of flanker du jour. Worth a try and explore for yourself.

Mar
29
2017
ColdDiss
ColdDiss

Summer turns to autumn, not altogether gracefully.

Mar
22
2017
henri345que
henri345que

When one thinks of the differences between classical and modern perfumery I believe we can use the evolution of music formats to understand it better. Modern perfumery is very close to contemporary popular music, often built simply, using samples of familiar songs with few layers of sound. Classic perfumery would be the equivalent of recordings on vinyl records and albums where live studio instrumentation adds a wealth of detail that makes the experience very enjoyable for music fanatics.

Like the vinyl, the classic perfumery did not die, but it became a more selective and independent product. Many independent niche houses have creates perfumes with the quality and richness of the classics and one of them is Victor Wong's Zoologist, whose concept of the personification of animals in scents has yielded a collection very bold and diverse in styles.

To honor one of the most well-known animals of the perfumery Victor chose a perfumer who works with classic structures as if they were part of her existence. Shelley Waddington may not be one of the best known in the indie scenario, but her perfumes for her EnVoyage Perfumes are a journey of luxury and olfactory richness and in Civet the perfumer seems to be in one of her best moments.

Civet is one of the most difficult notes to be worked for a contemporary public, especially since the increase of its concentration within a composition will make the perfume progressively fecal, creating a challenging experience. However, the musk extracted from the Civet glands is an excellent fixative and when used wisely becomes a kind of aura that exalts the composition and adds a carnal aspect, giving a new life to the perfume.

The creation here makes me think of great perfumery classics, recreating perfumes from the glory days of the Civet. The impression I have is as if Shelley had studied the creation style of the great master Roudnitska and understood his creation dynamics. Civet works in a dynamic similar to that of one of the great classics of Roudnitska, Femme de Rochas, also remembering his wonderful Diorama (and also referring to a Guerlain classic that works on a similar dynamic of notes, Parure). All these creations are like a melody that combines spices, flowers, fruity notes and a base with nuances of moss and woods.

Civet opens with the sweet and spicy scent of cinnamon and with an impression of a dry spicy aroma that resembles cloves. In the background, you get a scent of plums and peaches giving a velvety, rich and sensual aura to the opening. Coffee is an interesting element, used for its connection with the civet by the type of coffee Kopi Luwak (made from the undigested grains and excreted by the animal). It is interesting that the roasted aroma of the coffee ends up combining with the elements of the opening and also enriching the chypre texture, compensating the current limitations to some classic materials. And it is as Civet evolves that I remember Roudnitska, able to work the carnal and indolic and contrast with the luminosity, freshness and beauty of the flowers. In civet we also have this juxtaposition in a floral body that refers to a mixture of jasmine, ylang, rose and lily of the valley. Sometimes the composition also appears to have a floral and oily appearance and it refers to the exotic touch of the osmanthus.

At last, Civet arrives at its finest moment and you can perceive the bass tone of the idea, a blend of green earthiness of moss with the dry, animalic aroma of the amber and the more creamy, woody scent of sandalwood. And in the background you can finally feel the warm touch and a tiny bit of civet mingling with the resinous and slightly sweet aroma of opoponax and a light powdery touch of iris. It is one of the most complex parts of the composition and one of the moments that often in contemporary perfumery sounds linear and simple. Civet is a masterpiece that preserves the richest and most beautiful in the past and gives a new generation a chance to experience symphonies that otherwise they would not have access to.

Mar
16
2017
Q80
Q80

Minimal animalic with doses of citrus, tuberose, some ylang, and few spices. It does contain aquatic notes as well and few metallic but not in doses that dirtify the scene! Quite modern animalic and slightly sweet.

It is quite interesting although i thought it will be disastrous and filthy like "Bat" but it turned to be quite seductive and very acceptable. Ill wear the sample tomorrow for the full day and will see wither if i'm going for the full bottle or not!

Edit (as it calms down) it goes quite heavy on the sweet side

Mar
12
2017
arlene1622
arlene1622

Zoologist Civet you sexy, seductive, naughty beast! The perfume with its civet, leather, vetiver, incense, musk and tarragon notes is one of the most mind-blowing aromatic fragrances on the market. Civet is a must-have for lovers of potent, spicy perfumes. Shelly Waddington and Victor Wong have created a fragrance that's truly unique and BEAUTIFUL! I simply cannot get enough of Zoologist Civet!

Feb
19
2017
panda0410
panda0410

A contemporary classic! Anamalic chypre floral, reminiscent of so many classy, vintage, floral compositions, only with the civet prominent, but so eloquently placed. This is gorgeous, from the first spray through to the drydown, it's so far away from other raw, dirty, modern civet fragrances on offer. The florals really soften the civet without drowning it into obscurity, this civet is plush, soft and supple. Soft, gentle resins, more soft florals, oakmoss, vetiver, everything a girl could ask for. Definitely pleased I purchased this and definitely makes my list of faves. Great longevity, moderate sillage. If you've ever had a bad experience with civet fragrance, or been too afraid to try a civet based scent, then this one could well be for you. Its truly beautiful.

Feb
04
2017
b.gracious
b.gracious

Scent - civet, leather & resins.

Season/Time of Day - I can wear it in the colder months, during the day.

Projection - I didn't get noticed, I didn't get a compliment.

Longevity - I get 24hrs consistently.

Jan
30
2017
kyloe
kyloe

Civet is a contemporary variation on a classic chypre theme - animalic chypre floral with a hint of leather and weird coffee note balancing the sweetness of the flowers ( mainly tuberose ) It doesn't develop much, as the citruses and spices fade away Civet becomes a creamy-musky-civety floral with very strong tuberose note. In general it seems to be well balanced modern-vintage scent, interesting and wearable but considering high expectations for the brand, it lacks a bit of excitement and 'wonderfulness'

Jan
28
2017
celticelle
celticelle

Out of the four Zoologist scents I tested (Civet, Hummingbird, Nightingale, and Macaque) this was the one that I liked the most, but I can still only rate it a like, and I don't think a bottle will be put on my wish list. All of the Zoologist line is super powerful and longlasting, but the notes seems strange and overpowering. I expected to like Civet because Shelley Waddington is the perfumer, and I love many of her fragrances, but the style of the perfume line seems to have overridden some of her own style. I especially don't like the start of this with the black pepper and tarragon. They don't seem well blended and stick out like sore thumbs in the top notes. Perhaps it's the coffee note that I'm smelling and dislike, although it doesn't smell like coffee per se to me.

I also don't get any sense of the supposed civet note in this, the namesake of the fragrance. There doesn't seem to be any detectable civetone. I've smelled a lot of vintage fragrances, so I'm aware of what civet is supposed to smell like, in both real and synthetic form. I mainly get some very sweet florals. The frangipani and ylang-ylang melded with the resins are gorgeous, and once the tuberose sort of dies down (not my favorite), I like the fragrance much better.

I wish I could have elevated this to a love, because I love the clever graphics used for the packaging. Too cute!

Will have to keep giving this one more tries from the sample. The drydown is so much better than the beginning.

Jan
28
2017
Debbie3
Debbie3

I ordered a travel size bottle of this golden liquid and have fallen in love. This is my perfect perfume, it all blends so beautifully. I am not great on notes but i recognise a few when i smell them in different fragrances and Civet seems to have the best blend of the notes i enjoy wearing the most.

Jan
24
2017
Filomena1941
Filomena1941

I just received Civet today along with several other samples. I liked all of them! I am wearing Civet now but have already tried Beaver, Nightingale, Hummingbird and Macaque. Civet is intriguing, sexy and smells great. A wonderful cozy Winter scent.
I can see that I will be wearing this a lot this Season.

Jan
09
2017
ilsagold
ilsagold

I never judge / review a parfume with its bottle but this deserves one. Already urge to own one just looking at it. The notes are mostly charming as well even though tuberose seems to be dominant in this and in general I am not fond of it. Still will find ways to test this.

Jan
06
2017
mellene
mellene

CIVET Zoologist Perfumes from Victor Wong composed by perfumer Shelley Waddington of En Voyage is quite a stunning masterpiece! For the lovers of chypre florals from the 1940s era this may be your answer to what's still possible. Exotic,rich florals, citrus, herbs, spices are woven amongst the civet, musk, oakmoss,leather and vetiver to evoke a parfum (25%) which reminds me of the glorious days of perfumery.

Jan
06
2017
Islandaromatika
Islandaromatika

I have been wearing this beauty since receiving my travel spray in Nov. and it is proving to be the perfect cool weather scent. If the thought of Civet scares you, no fear...this is NOT a civet-bomb, but rather a vintage-inspired perfume in which the Civet manages to support and always be present, but in the background. If you love as I do, vintage scents like Arpege or My Sin, you will love this perfume! Shelly Waddington and Victor Wong have a huge winner on their hands. One of my top 5 of 2016!

Jan
01
2016

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