No Perfume 2018

No Perfume by The Zoo
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No Perfume is a popular perfume by The Zoo for women and men and was released in 2018. The scent is smoky-resinous. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is still in production.
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Fragrance Notes

Birch tar, Leather, Resins, Labdanum, Woody notes

Ratings

Scent

7.9 | 16 Ratings

Longevity

8.8 | 15 Ratings

Sillage

8.0 | 15 Ratings

Bottle

6.8 | 13 Ratings
Submitted by GuidoSch, last update on 10.01.2021.
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Chizza
Chizza
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Dusty asphalt
With No Perfume, The Zoo have released just that: a scent, not a perfume. If you look at the other creations of the house, it is clear that we are dealing with special, partly avant-garde and above all eccentric fragrances. A look at the perfumer on his website hardly shakes this idea. From his series had appealed to me especially the No Perfume, because birch tar can be well staged a fine thing.

Preliminary: the fragrance develops but it begins with dry, dust-dry asphalt. It's hot, you're thirsty and around you only heated asphalt. Strong, black, tough. A concept scent. I quickly think of On the Road by Timothy Han, it's brilliant and here it goes in the same direction, only more persistent.
Black Tar is often mentioned when it comes to tar. For me, the work of the French is a nice idea, but floral notes break up the tar. That's not the case here. The woody notes, indicated in the pyramid, must mean burnt and/or charred wood. Barbecue charcoal, perhaps. After use.

Still, it stays intense within certain limits, you keep a certain frame. But it doesn't get spicy, this isn't a blend where spice takes the edge off the tar and lets it slide from pitch black scenarios towards dark green tones. I like that because birch tar sometimes gets a little weak and featureless when you pull back the intensity and try to tweak it with green notes.

Clearly, No Perfume shows a being not poor in facets. From black we pass into brownish, dark resinous sprinkles. This provides the tar more variances without changing it in the core. This is how the scent lingers then. Of course, he becomes tamer after three or four hours, but that only relatively.

How many lines can be written about this smell. For me, this is a concept fragrance, a very successful and persistent. This one I would buy before On The Road because of the durability, it would not be too dry for me. Feels like you always need a water bottle when wearing it. All respect, Laudamiel I remember.
On a side note, The Zoo values ethical practices, which is why they artificially create various notes. Paradoxically, some fragrances are banned because of the animal-friendly substitutes disagree countries while the animal originals are not.
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