Zoologist Chipmunk captures an autumn forest bursting with ripe nuts. Juicy quince, dusted with cardamom and nutmeg, dangles tantalizingly among naturalistic woods and green, milky kernels. Chipmunk invites you up into the branches, offering a dazzling vantage point from which to enjoy the rich golden and russet hues of the changing seasons.
The lush green of the treetops fades to a dull gold. What seems a peaceful transition actually raises a blaring alarm to the creatures below. Time is running out. But for generations, mighty oaks have fulfilled a promise to provide, and leaves are not the only bounty tumbling to the forest floor. Chipmunks scurry among the detritus in their quest to collect the plumpest acorns. They eagerly gather what they can and, cheeks bulging with nuts, scamper home to line their snug burrows before falling leaves give way to biting snow.
Fresh, bright spice against rich, earthy nuts and woods make Chipmunk not only a whimsically appropriate scent for the name, but also one of Zoologist’s most easygoing unisex fragrances- a stylish year-round choice for pretty much anybody.
Spyros Drosopoulos is a fragrance engineer and is the owner and creator of niche perfume line Baruti. Baruti is the Greek word for “gunpowder”. It is often used to describe someone with an excessive character, bite, or a certain edginess.
Starting with a PhD in neuropsychology with specifications in sleep and memory, Dr. Drosopoulos was intrigued by how the differences in scents can affect our perceptions and memories. Perfumery for Spyros started as a hobby during his research and teaching career. Now with Baruti, he aims to make perfumes where the fragrance is optimized as a medium for wearers to fit the character of the perfume.
Dr. Spyros Drosopoulos is often inspired by music and art when it comes to making perfumes. One of Baruti’s most-talked-about perfume, Tinderer, was also inspired by the song Tinderer by Danish band Under Byen. It is shown evident by how the aromas of the perfume matches with the percussions of the sounds in the song and this creation represents a crisp, dewy morning in a magical forest.
Finally, we would also like to mention that Dr. Drosopoulos, participates in The Art and Olfaction Awards. He serves as a shortlisting judge, in the artisan category.