Antonio Gardoni resurrects the T-Rex for Zoologist Perfumes

by Judith Brockless, 21st September, 2018

Perfumer and architect Antonio Gardoni has brought to life the latest creation from Zoologist PerfumesTyrannosaurus Rex.

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.

Eschewing his original concept of making T-Rex smell of plastic toys - ‘because that’s the first smell we associate dinosaurs with’ - Gardoni instead chose a combination of ‘fierce’ notes and floral accords, the latter of which represent the appearance of the first flowering plants during the Cretaceous period.  He also chose to include notes to evoke the five traditional Chinese elements of metal, wood, water, fire and earth.

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

If all that wasn’t exciting enough for you, the new fragrance is being launched with a limited edition of 450 Special Edition bottles in a red faux-leather box, and our T Rex character is seen sporting pair of cool shades.  Say Zoologist: ‘First come first serve, don't wait till they are all gone like the dinosaurs.’

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      • hednic | 21st September 2018 16:50

        Will at least give this a try.

      • Cheetah1919 | 25th September 2018 17:20

        Been sampling this for a couple of days, and it’s an absolute beast of a fragrance! I like it after it calms down (about 2 hours), but the opening is really dark and rubbery, too harsh for me.

        After about 6+ hours the dry charred dirt aspect is the experience I get, all swirling around in smoke. I kinda like this part!