Have you ever wanted to smell like you’ve awaken from your slumber in the mausoleum and need to go feed on the living? Have you ever wanted to smell like a reanimated corpse? Or what about a bat cave? If you answered “yes” to any of these, let me suggest you try Zoologist Bat.
Zoologist perfumes aren’t really meant to smell like their animal inspiration, but they usually take inspiration from their habitats. Bat smells like dirt and mud. I mean, exactly like mud. Underneath is an animalic musk. This musk, well, I have an aunt and uncle that have basset hounds, and this smell reminds me of them. Bat smells like a bat cave. It’s musky and dirty with a mineral, damp, cool quality. It smells like a cave. Straight up like a cave. Fruits, etc. are listed as notes but I don’t pick up on any. I get vines and plants and that’s as “tropical” as it gets. It smells musky, musty, dank and mineral. The dry-down is very musky in that hound dog sort of way. So much so, that I’d be scared to wear it to that aunt and uncle’s house in fear of the attention I’d receive from those adorable slobber blobs.
Bat is challenging. I appreciate that it exists and I like how it smells. But, I don’t want to smell like this. If this were a candle or home fragrance, I’d buy it. But, as a personal fragrance, I can’t imagine myself smelling like this. That’s me. I can totally see how someone would want to wear it and I’m very happy that something like this exists. It’s truly unlike anything else.
Notes listed include banana, tropical fruits, fig, damp earth, mineral notes, resins, musk, leather, vetiver, sandalwood, tonka and more. Launched in 2015. PERFUMER – Dr. Ellen Covey
Give Bat a try if you like perfumes that smell like dirt. Or perfumes like Demeter Dirt, Demeter Zombie, CB I Hate Perfume Soaked Earth, CB I Hate Perfume Greenbriar 1968, Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Graveyard and/or Amouage Figment Man.
Projection and longevity are above average.
The 2 oz bottle retails for $135 at Zoologist. Samples are also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – A cave. Like this literally smells like a cave. It’s dank, earthy, mineral and extremely musky. It’s a good choice for bats and/or vampires.
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*Disclaimer – Sample provided by the brand. I am not financially compensated for my reviews. My opinions are my own. Product pic from Fragrantica. Dorothy Tree, Geraldine Dvorak and Cornelia Thaw in Dracula 1931 from filmnoirphotos.blogspot.com.