Wrapped in wings of warmth
When I first got my sample of this fragrance I absolutely did not enjoy it. It reminded me of our experiments with mothballs in chemistry class in high school, just that weird grandma-y scent burned into my nostrils after a long day of heating, boiling, cooling, and separating it from other chemicals. But, Zoologist is a house where I truly believe if you don’t like a fragrance at first, you definitely need to come back and revisit it in the future. First this, and more recently coming around on my opinion of Civet and Camel, Zoologist is a slow burn house where taking the time to learn and appreciate the different facets of each fragrance unlocks scent masterpieces that unfold before your very nose, and this fragrance is a prime example as to why. Moth, which was originally just mothballs to me has evolved into a beautiful dark, smokey, gothic, floral that’s extremely comforting to me. Imagine if you would, you are a regular human individual. You exist, live your daily life, and just do your own thing for the most part, but one night you’re coming home kinda late. It’s dark and cold out, you can see your breath in the air and you’re rubbing your hands to keep warm, when suddenly, out in front of you on top of a lamppost is just a massive moth. Obviously at first you’re scared and terrified because it’s a giant ass moth, you’re worried it might eat you or pick you up and drop you. But alas! In your worrying you didn’t see it take flight, and now, frozen in fear you stand there and let it take you, but instead of killing you, it wraps you in its wings like a warm blanket and flies you home safely where it gently places you on your doorstep. That is the experience wearing moth gives me, and now that moth flies me home regularly. Definitely try before you buy.