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Bat is a perfume by Zoologist for women and men and was released in 2015. The scent is earthy-animal. The longevity is above-average. The production was apparently discontinued.

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Perfumer

Dr. Ellen Covey

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBanana, Wet earth, Fruits
Heart Notes Heart NotesFig, Resins, Mineral notes, Myrrh, Tropical fruits, Roots
Base Notes Base NotesLeather, Musk, Sandalwood, Tonka bean, Vetiver

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Scent

7.0 (121 Ratings)

Longevity

8.3 (100 Ratings)

Sillage

7.5 (100 Ratings)

Bottle

8.2 (98 Ratings)
Submitted by Franfan20, last update on 13.10.2019

Interesting Facts

The scent was originally labeled as Eau de Parfum. In 2017, it was reclassified to Extrait de Parfum in accordance with the actual perfume oil concentration of 23%.

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FrauHolle

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FrauHolle
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Rodent Cests 2.0
Whether beaver, rat, bat
Are they in the house
Get out.

No, Leude, so now just for a moment really serious, banana?

Taurus is afraid to leave the house perfumed with the bat? Son nonsense, the people he meets would think at most that the poor boy just for a canteen kitchen, to decorate the appetizer salad plate, has had to cut several nets lemons; and for Yatagan all this smells brown.
No. Yellow smells bat. Not green, not colorful, and also not plaid, necessary, yellow.

No patchouli, I'd smell that, vetiver, okay; BUT synthetic vetiver, that's why I'm back on Yatagan's side with the CB hate perfume stories, because they can do that too.
Musty mold muff can only get Muschio Bianco to perfection, but also sounds here, and lemons halt.

But now I don't mean the lemony lemon, inside, with meat and so on, but more the outside, the pellet, so the zest. And also not the zests themselves, but the smell of the zests, if they were quartered with a steel sword, and then slowly draped into an ice-cold mojito with bloody fingertips.
That's exactly how you have to imagine it, and not differently.
What now the bat is to have to do with it, you must now genuinely times even consider.

10 out of 10 wooden stakes
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6.0/10
PMRP12

32 Reviews
PMRP12
PMRP12
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Sweet damp earth
My first ever Zoologist, and what a way to kick them off! This fragrance truly evokes the habitat of its namesake—a dark, damp cave whose floor is covered in the half-eaten remains of fruit and flowers. But make no mistake, geosmin/petrichor (that distinct damp earthy smell after the rain) is the star of the show. I struggle to see myself wearing this out, but rather envision a quiet night of studied appreciation at home. A fascinating and successful work of olfactory art.
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Taurus1967

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Greatly helpful Review    30
Bat Out Of Hell
I actually did today. In view of one day's holiday and knowing that I don't have to make any personal social contacts, I dared to wear this scent and even leave my apartment for a few hours.

Actually I just went out for a walk in nature without entering any shops or restaurants. Maybe it wouldn't have been so bad, because Bat is only an olfactory challenge in the first few minutes.

But then he creaks immensely, because the illusion of a dark, damp, musty old cellar is almost perfect. What is officially labeled "wet earth" here could most likely be patchouli, perhaps combined with a little vetiver.

But already after a relatively short moment the situation becomes somewhat more relaxed, the sweet banana-fruity nuances can assert themselves slowly. And when the mineral notes flash through, one can well imagine being in a deep cave where masses of bats are hanging from the ceiling head down, soon buzzing out to their nightly prey.

In the further course the damp earth and/or the musty one decreases more and more and Bat becomes even really pleasant and portable without that one would have to have doubts of being strangely eyed by its opposite.

Yeah, that stuff lasts a hell of a long time till it sniffs more mineral towards the end than anything else. A quick after-spray is really not necessary (and not necessarily desirable because of the blurred top note). And surely Meat Loaf wouldn't have thought about it at that time, that one could olfactorically reproduce the smell of a bat with which he compared himself in Bat Out Of Hell or rather the smell of the habitat of a bat so well.

Therefore: Bats sniff differently (I had even been allowed to stroke one myself in a kind of bat breeding station), but the natural habitat of such a bat is already logically met in Bat.

So if you wait the first few minutes in your cave or home until the top note is through, Bat can be quite suitable for everyday use, although you have to be a little courageous.
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Taskphorce

48 Reviews
Taskphorce
Taskphorce
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Bat droppings in a damp cave
Please, Please, Please do not make the mistake of blind buying this fragrance. It is extremely earthy as if you've just stuck your nose into a cave littered with bat droppings. What actually came to mind when I smelled this was......Weed and Feed chemicals and the scent of a dirty Fish Tank. It is that realistic. Have you ever been to the zoo and ventured in their "rainforest" wet tropical area where it's hot as hell, moist with water droplets everywhere and that feral scent of animals (and their feces) mending with the soil? Yep, that is how I would describe this scent. After about 20-30 minutes, the scent begins to soften and you are left with real moist (strong) soil. The soil becomes somewhat palatable in the dry down by the incorporation of faint notes of florals and fruit. I can tolerate challenging scents (many comme des garcons and strong barnyard ouds) but this right here was immediately headache inducing. I do not get any tropical accord. If you don't mind smelling like you just rubbed yourself with the damp soil from inside of a wet cave, this scent is for you. My wife cringed and begged me to wash it off. You might be one of the few who really enjoy this fragrance so if you are of the really daring type, go against my recommendation and take the plunge blindly for the full bottle....just don't say I didn't warn you! :)
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Yharnam79

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Yharnam79
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The cave under the royal tomb
I have to admit that in principle I already have what it takes to create such unusual scents and that I am also quite positive about "musty" scents. Of course, I don't like fragrances that smell unpleasantly musty or even mold, not even gothic scented oil (first of all: BAT doesn't do that for me in any way).
But since my signature scent Patchouli Absolu, which has been with me for years, does not smell musty or greedy for me, many of my fellow human beings feel this quite differently, as I had to notice.

But now away from me and towards BAT:
At the beginning there is a good breeze of banana, which actually smells like ripe banana from the spray head. Delicious actually...
Very quickly the banana mixes with smoke as if made from charred wood from the campfire and above all with moist soil. After a few seconds these two facets come to the fore so strongly that the banana-sweetish disappears completely. And the smoke and the damp earth come over you as if you were standing in the middle of it. In the middle of a damp moorland area with damp soil and moss on your hands. Clothing foggy.
After the fragrance has almost completely grooved in, the actual smell of damp stones and slightly soft smoky stones spreads. After the initial banana, I don't really notice any fruit in the entire course of the fragrance. But there is also something mineral in it. The whole thing forms to a smell like in a cool (stalactite) cave.
It is impressive how clearly one has the individual associations in the course of the fragrance before one's eyes. Also how straight the bat theme was implemented and how realistic the individual images can be scented, perceived and made visible to the inner eye.
After about half an hour, the already mentioned "incense-like" comes to the fore again and so BAT appears in addition to the bat cave even a little royal crypt-like. Not gothic, though. More sacred. Similar to the smell of a big, old church.

I find Bat absolutely wearable, although not necessarily an everyday fragrance.
Beyond that, however, it is, as I find it, a wonderfully mixed olfactory unique specimen and in any case an experience.
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Franfan20

60 Reviews
Franfan20
Franfan20
Greatly helpful Review    5
All fruits are eaten already
The scent of Bat is so wonderfully implemented, it's just fun to experience the scents of Zoologist. For me, the image of a large, dark stalactite cave as a dwelling for a huge swarm of bats is well drawn and I explore this cave immediately. The fragrance starts very dull and earthy for me, it smells very strongly of roots in the soil. The plant growth around the cave entrance is rather barren and the tropical air has softened the soil accordingly. When entering the cave, the mineral smell of cold stone spreads and mixes with slightly mouldering branches that are lying around. The deeper you go into the cave, the darker it becomes. The noise of bats becomes increasingly louder. And in the deep core of the cave is the swarm of thousands of animals hanging from the ceiling. Here, the air has heated up according to the action and there is a tropical-warm, animal aura in the room, which is surprisingly quite pleasant.
Unfortunately, I do not perceive the slightest hint of fruit on the entire expedition. I probably missed the feast of the bats and can only look forward to a tour in their home. In spite of initial difficulties, this cave is indeed quite comfortable. The mixture of tropical-warm air, bat fur, earth and cave walls appears to be varied and changeable. In addition, towards the end, a mixture of resinous and woody notes come to life that even have a slight spicy effect. The rather harsh start rewards the wearer with a very interesting scent impression, which indeed has its own way, but not too crazy or incompatible as one would expect at first.

The scenery is sensationally well drawn, the mood goes well with a warm summer evening with a red sunset, which is followed by the background sounds of the creatures of the night. I just miss the fruity contrast. I would have found it very exciting to smell this contrast, but I search it in vain. The depiction of the bat habitat as such has been very successful, but it is not a fragrance that I would wear permanently.

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Toreter 17 months ago
Mature banana & fruits & overwhelming wet notes.....30 min later sweet fig ,more mature fruits and + earth, good quality .not nice 2 me.+3
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