Zoologist Rhinoceros is dark and deceptive extrait de parfum, starting off almost-too-strong then transforming on skin into a wonderfully mysterious blend of leather, tobacco, oud and incense topped off with subtle boozy notes. Definitively a niche fragrance yet a surprisingly handsome wear. From Zoologist:
Under the searing gaze of an unrelenting sun, the ornery rhinoceros surveys his dusty territory. A tough, battered hide is his armour against the erosive onslaught of sand, whipped into a frenzy by a hot, merciless wind, as he stands strong, defending his domain.
On the first spray of Zoologist Rhinoceros, heady notes of sweet rum and whiskey collide with mellow coffee before the scent settles into its lingering journey. Rich leather, oud and incense are carried in a cloud of smoky red tobacco along a dusty amber path, dotted with hints of patchouli and moss. Rhinoceros is a sophisticated and robust scent that makes a bold, unapologetic statement. Go forth and explore your world. Don’t ask permission.
Notes: pink pepper, whiskey, coffee, rum, basil, leather*, incense, tobacco absolute, flouve, ylang ylang, Laos oud, patchouli, nargamotha, oakmoss, amber
* Zoologist Rhinoceros does not contain animal products.