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But I guess there's no such thing as a "but".
The scents of Zoologist are certainly anything but boring. Some of them are even real challenges for my nose, which can even bring me to my knees, as my recent experience with Hyrax has proven once again.
Recently, Dragonfly appeared in my face and since I like to test practically everything that is kindly made available to me, I also took the dragonfly, according to the German translation, quite carefree With this fragrance one would like to olfactorically appreciate the dragonflies and their habitat. Which worked very well in my nose.
Once you have the opportunity to take a closer look at dragonflies, you will realize what fascinating and filigree beauties these insects are. There are some specimens that reach a considerable body size and shimmer in splendid colours That dragonflies are of predatory nature and grab their unsuspecting victims out of flight and kill them with their powerful biting tools, we leave standing in the room. As everywhere in nature, "eat and be eaten" applies, because there are again numerous predators, which dragonflies love to see on their menu.
Contrary to widespread belief, dragonflies are completely harmless to humans and they cannot sting either.
A few years ago a rather large, greenish iridescent dragonfly once flew into my living room. At first it flew around somewhat confused and aimlessly and then eyed me attentively for a while. But then it could see that I could never harm it and shortly afterwards it remembered where the open window was and disappeared again without a word. I would have liked to know the thoughts of the dragonfly
Dragonfly is as multifaceted and fascinating as the dragonflies themselves. It offers a rather wide range of scents, from floral, to fruity and somewhat woody, to aquatic notes.
All the areas that dragonflies either need as a habitat or choose for prey.
The fragrance is very flowery and also quite sweet. Aldehydes are clearly audible here, which underline the floralness in a shimmering and powdery way. Fruity notes are added, but it is not possible to define them more precisely. The fruits seem to me to be a little bit very ripe, because they are very sweet and quite penetrating.
Then it gets interesting, because this floral-fruity sweetness is interspersed with an aquatic note. And aquatic notes are quite delicate for me. There are few fragrances with aquatic notes that I like. Most of the time it's too over-the-top, too algal and often too artificial. Although the North Sea coast is still a good 100 km away from me, I know what it smells like on the water. Actually, no scent can reflect this realistically But the aquatic note of Dragonfly still gets the turnaround and is quite discreet and doesn't remind me of stale flower water. Olle's floral water thoroughly disliked Jardin d'Iris from Pryn Parfums at the time Even though this note is muted on Dragonfly, it is a certain "but" for me and develops into a slight disturbing factor for me.
It is always said that every fragrance needs an opposite pole, a small edge or a certain amount of dirt to make it interesting. I largely agree with this, but I would have preferred a different edge here.
But Dragonfly is not an aquatic fragrance in the strict sense.
In addition, slightly woody notes are added in the course of the song and moss that appears moist.
The distinct sweetness recedes somewhat after a while.
So an interesting course can be attested to this fragrance in any case. There are scents that run much more linear and hardly change at all Dragonfly is not a noisy scent that kills with an overloaded scent pyramid. It is present and has a very good durability. I can perceive it for a good 8 hours and it does not spread an immense veil of scent.
However, this fragrance will not be a candidate for purchase, I like flowery-sweet, but for me the whole thing is a little too sweet and artificial and I can't imagine wearing the fragrance longer, even though it is certainly one of the more accessible zoologist fragrances.
Thus, Zoologist will remain an exciting test experience for me and does not necessarily have to press the order button.
I thank MoniE for the sample and for enriching my scent horizon and I continue to enjoy watching dragonflies in the wild. Even though they have become very rare here in the big city.