Zoologist – Hyrax

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Mountainous Animalics | Woody

At the heart of Hyrax is a daring, seldom-used ingredient in the art of perfumery –– African stone, or hyraceum, giving this bold animalic scent its distinctive signature. This unique perfume skillfully blends saffron, pink pepper, whiskey, rose and musks to invoke an abstract image of a dusty African mountainscape. Like the nimble hyraxes that spill from hillside crevices in search of the sun upon their musky hides, this scent will weave its way into your senses with a light but primal touch.

Top Notes: Elemi, Pink Pepper, Saffron, Turkish Rose.

Heart Notes: African Stone, Hyacinth, Styrax, Whiskey.

Base Notes:Amber, Benzoin, Castoreum*, Civet*, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Tonka

Nose: Sven Pritzkoleit

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Hyrax

At the heart of Zoologist Hyrax is a daring, seldom-used ingredient in the art of perfumery –– African stone, or hyraceum, giving this bold animalic scent its distinctive signature. This unique perfume skillfully blends saffron, pink pepper, whiskey, rose and musks to invoke an abstract image of a dusty African mountainscape. Like the nimble hyraxes that spill from hillside crevices in search of the sun upon their musky hides, this scent will weave its way into your senses with a light but primal touch.

Climbing to its perch in the morning sky, the African sun reaches across a mountain range to caress a wide, flat boulder, baking it to a gentle heat. From the shade of a narrow crevice, a family of hyrax emerges, hot dust dulling the sheen of their golden fur. They settle onto the warm expanse of rock to partake in their ritual sunbath, but remain ever vigilant. The shadow of a soaring eagle rushes across the ground. With an urgent squeal, the alarm is sounded – the colony dashes for cover. As the heat from sweltering sun intensifies, ancient aromas are coaxed from the scorched rocks, sparse vegetation and petrified hyraceum. Eerily, they intertwine to form a scent that is both primitive and exotic, its animalistic tendencies tamed by an undercurrent of sweet florals.

Zoologist - Hyrax

Additional information

Size

Eau de Parfum 60ml

Olfactory group

Woody

Gender

Man and Woman

Nose

Sven Pritzkoleit

Country

Canada

Year

2018

Perfumer

Zoologist - Ellen Covey

Ellen Covey is a professor at the University of Washington, but has also been growing orchids commercially since 2006. Fascinated by the fragrances of orchid flowers, she established Olympic Orchids Perfumes in 2010, and has since expanded her line to include a wide variety of genres.

She has received worldwide acclaim and multiple awards for her fragrances, including twice winning the prestigious Institute for Art and Olfaction Award, once for Woodcut in 2015, and again for Zoologist Bat in 2016. Her approach to perfumery is to create fragrances of the highest possible quality while making sure they are affordable.

Her line runs the gamut from vintage-type florals through contemporary niche, including highly conceptual and experimental scents.

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