Here are are, about to enter the month of July…getting closer to the “dog days” of summer. (See what I did there?)
Last week I sifted through my samples to find perfumes named for various animals. Here’s a look at what I found and spritzed…
Memo Tiger’s Nest
I couldn’t resist trying this one just for the name…and then I really liked it. It’s an incense-y composition inspired by a Buddhist monastery perched in the mountains of Bhutan.
You can read my review on Now Smell This.
Every Zoologist fragrance is inspired by a different animal: Camel! Sloth! Panda! My personal favorite is Dragonfly but I’m also enjoying my sample of Hummingbird, a sweet fruity floral with notes of plum, cherry, citrus, lilac, lily of the valley, honeysuckle, peony, mimosa, soft musk, and more.
You can find a review here, on Colognoisseur.
Velvet & Sweet Pea Purrfumery Black Cat
One of my favorites from this independent natural perfumer, Black Cat is a gourmand that never turns too sweet; I can wear it even in warmer weather.
I reviewed it ages ago on Now Smell This.
Hermetica, younger sibling of Memo, offers a range of water-based fragrances categorized by scent-family. Amberbee, one of its “Vertical Ambers,” blends notes of bergamot, myrrh, vanilla and more for a soft, honeyed amber fragrance.
I reviewed a few other Hermetica fragrances for NST last year.
Anna Sui Fantasia Mermaid
Half-woman, half-fish…a mythical beast! Fantasia Mermaid is also a hybrid, with fruity and watery notes over a driftwood-y base.
You can read more in my review on Now Smell This.
Do you happen to have any favorite perfumes with animal-inspired names or concepts? Feel free to share!
I liked my sample of Civet a lot
It’s a really fun line…they’re all interesting in different ways!