Menthol, honey, and tea, oh my!
Holy moly, Zoologist really knocked it out of the park with this fragrance. I ordered Koala as a sample the day it was finally released to the public and when it got here I managed to go through it within three days, and ordered a full bottle shortly after. My favorite part of this scent would probably have to be the menthol honey gumdrop accord. The menthol gives it a really unique kind of dusty scent that reminds me of Tiger Balm, while the eucalyptus comes and moistens it back up again leading to the perfect balance of dry and wet. Meanwhile, even though it’s not listed as a note, I get a really citric/lemony experience in the background of the fragrance that really brightens it up a lot, which I think may be one of the facets of the eucalyptus note. Just as the citrusy brightness sings, black tea and incense come and ground it to prevent it from becoming too overpowering in the fragrance. The black tea reminding me slightly of Le Labo’s Thé Noir 29, but obviously not featured as strongly as in that fragrance. This fragrance is just amazingly blended and managed to put all the notes together in a way where they just compliment each other all the way through the fragrance’s life on my body, and I honestly just don’t have much else to say about it. You just have to try it and experience it for yourself because it, almost overnight, rose to become my favorite scent from this house. Big kudos to Victor and Spyros.