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    Default Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    I’m pleased to announce that I will be hosting a Sample Pass that will be focusing on THE ZOO fragrance line. This US-based fragrance line was founded by Christophe Laudamiel in 2016.

    Prerequisites:
    - Contributed a minimum of 200 posts
    - Been on BN for at least 6 months

    Requirements:
    For each scent provide a description of your initial impressions and opinion.

    I would like to have an equal representation of guys and gals here but I reserve the right to make any flexibility if I feel it's necessary. Depending on how much we have left over I may add a additional spots to the list.

    Participants as of (01/09/19): The order may change based on everyone's location.
    1 N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer (Completed)
    2 Kotori
    3 Juxtapozbliss
    4 the blood on 530 27
    5 mikeperez23
    6 Zephyr1973
    7 grayspoole
    8 HouseOfPhlegethon
    9 thekelleybelle
    10 Bavard
    **11 yellowtone
    **12 StellaDiverFlynn
    **13 teardrop


    Europe **


    The fragrances that will be part the pass will include:

    Carre Blanc (2018)
    Fragrantica Link https://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/...anc-51358.html

    Club Design (2016)
    Fragrantica Link https://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/...ign-51405.html

    Community (2016)
    Fragrantica Link https://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/...ity-51359.html

    Fig My Love (2016)
    Fragrantica Link https://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/...ove-51361.html

    Louis (2016)
    Fragrantica Link https://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/...uis-51365.html

    Spacewood (2016)
    Fragrantica Link https://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/...ood-51370.html


    UPDATE:
    Since we have a large audience I've decided that I want to share two very special fragrances of mine into the sample pass that isn't from THE ZOO.

    I will include the very elusive Creed(s) Angelique Encens and Scent of Oger as a BONUS! I want everyone to try these fragrances and see what s/he thinks of it. All I ask is for all of you to write a short initial impressions (or if desired submit a Fragrance Review on it for those who love writing reviews)

    Creed Angelique Encens (1933)
    Fragrantica: https://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/...cens-8887.html

    Creed Scent of Oger (2007)
    Basenotes: http://www.basenotes.net/ID26136374.html


    My impressions for each ZOO fragrance:


    01/06 Carre Blanc

    Polarizing from the start. It was a fusion of the grapefruit, green, and orris notes. I found it being too harsh for my liking. Eventually it settles down to a dry green base which is likely the contribution of the hay note. I didn’t enjoy this scent during at any part of its long duration.

    02/06 Club Design

    Leather, rubber, smoke, woods is what I got from this scent. The opening was a fusion of burnt rubber and a dirty rugged leather accord. The rubber tappers off after a while while the leather holds on. The leather is met by a woody base which I thought was cedar, sandalwood was also mentioned in the notes listing. I would say this was my favorite from the bunch. The drydown does have a very appealing vibe.

    03/06 Community

    The opening consisted of a various blend of bright citrus notes. Lemon, grapefruit, and orange along with some mint and aldehydes. Combined, it resulted in a bright and aromatic scent. The dry down consisted of a subtle dry green woody accord. Of notes listed I picked up vetiver, cedarwood, and musk. The aquatic and marine feel has been mentioned and I do get this to a certain extent in the drydown. A very complex scent with a long list of notes which I was only able to pick out about half of them.

    04/06 Fig My Love

    A very vegetal and green opening. The fig note is prominent from the start and continues well into the drydown. The fig is a lot more dense and harsh which I find troublesome. A similar fig based scent that I enjoy is Diptyque Philosykos. Philosykos is a lot more smoother compared to Fig My Love, I enjoy the former.

    05/06 Louis

    A very strong potent opening, specifically I got cumin and cloves. Cardamon was detected in the heart accompanied by some subtle florals, orange blossoms was something I picked out. The base consisted of woods likely cedar.

    06/06 Spacewood

    A very odd scent with the mention of only mimosa and white wine. Linear overall, this one quickly becomes a skin scent after application. My nose picked up on florals as well a metallic note in the opening. I couldn’t pick out the white wine note. Is this suppose to smell something like chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, Riesling?
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    I'd love to be included.


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    I have the packet already so I won't participate, but I like the perfumes a lot so I will be following (and commenting myself).

    cacio

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    Default Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    Quote Originally Posted by Juxtapozbliss View Post
    I'd love to be included.


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    Default Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    I have the packet already so I won't participate, but I like the perfumes a lot so I will be following (and commenting myself).

    cacio
    That would be great. Have you tried the others?
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    Default Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    Yes, I bought both sample sets. I think rhubarb my love is the best of the other set (the other set also contains a perfume that's like club design but with another name.)

    cacio

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    Would love to participate.
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    I’m most curious to smell Club Design and Louis!
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    I'd love to participate, if it's not too much trouble for the samples to make a European detour...

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    Default Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    Hi N.Cal.FragranceReviewer--

    I'd love to play, if there's room. This house is new to me, although I am very interested after reviewing the site and seeing innovative actions such as publishing the full formula of Community (2016) "in order to educate the public and EU law makers about the sense of smell and the art of scent creation."
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    Default Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    Subscribed to thread!

    Though I'm not able to join the pass at this time, I'm very eager to hear everyone's opinions, and to learn more about this new house.

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    Default Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    I am interested - thanks!
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    Thank you for hosting this pass! I too am very interested in participating. I'm also in Europe by the way. If it's possible to send to Europe, I'd love to take part in it.
    Currently wearing: Pour Un Homme by Caron

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    Default Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    Added: Zephyr1973, mikeperez23, grayspoole

    If someone is willing to ship to Europe from the US I could include StellaDiverFlynn and yellowtone. They would need to be at the end of the list.
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    Default Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    I'm game! I've yet to join in on a sample pass!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HouseOfPhlegethon View Post
    I'm game! I've yet to join in on a sample pass!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    Yes, I bought both sample sets. I think rhubarb my love is the best of the other set (the other set also contains a perfume that's like club design but with another name.)

    cacio
    The rhubarb one is amazing.
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    Not there with posts yet!


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    Default Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    I'd love to join! This will be my first non-blind sample pass. Thank you for hosting, N.Cal!
    Currently wearing: Burberry Brit by Burberry

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    Default Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    Quote Originally Posted by thekelleybelle View Post
    I'd love to join! This will be my first non-blind sample pass. Thank you for hosting, N.Cal!
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    Default Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    I have subscribed to this thread. Would love to hear your opinion on Laudamiel.
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    It, like nature, does not give a shit
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    I would join. I know nothing about the house. I'm still trying to figure out if it's related to Zoologist. I could ship to Europe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bavard View Post
    I would join. I know nothing about the house. I'm still trying to figure out if it's related to Zoologist. I could ship to Europe.
    No relation other than they are both good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bavard View Post
    I would join. I know nothing about the house. I'm still trying to figure out if it's related to Zoologist. I could ship to Europe.
    Added. Thanks for volunteering to send to Europe much appreciated.
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    Default Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    As epapsiou said, no relation to zoologist. The style of the house is also different. The zoo is synthetic and avantgarde, versus musky and animalic for zoologist.

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    Default Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    Subscribing to the thread. I'll be interested in others' impressions. I've only tried one of the sample sets (the one being passed). Seems I must at least try Rhubarb My Love from the other set...
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    Thanks to N.CAL for hosting this & for inviting me to participate! l knew nothing about this house until now, but l'm always ready to try something new.
    "What is this secret connection between the soul, and sea, clouds and perfumes? The soul itself appears to be sea, cloud and perfume..." - from Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teardrop View Post
    Thanks to N.CAL for hosting this & for inviting me to participate! l knew nothing about this house until now, but l'm always ready to try something new.
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    Default Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    UPDATE:
    Since we have a large audience I've decided that I want to share two very special fragrances of mine into the sample pass that isn't from THE ZOO.

    I will include the very elusive Creed(s) Angelique Encens and Scent of Oger as a BONUS! I want everyone to try these fragrances and see what s/he thinks of it. All I ask is for all of you to write a short initial impressions (or if desired submit a Fragrance Review on it for those who love writing reviews)
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    Default Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    Here are the contents of what will be in the package:
    -6 Samples from The ZOO
    -2 Bonus Samples from CREED
    The ZOO1.jpgThe ZOO2.jpgTHE ZOO3.jpgCreed samples Angelique Encens Scent of Oger 1.jpgCreed samples Angelique Encens Scent of Oger 2.jpg
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