by Christophe Laudamiel
"Maverick and magician" Perfume Society
"A true perfume genius" i-D Magazine
"The man is gifted indeed" Nez Magazine
"Perfumer of the future" Perfumer & Flavorist Magazine
"Perfumer[....] revolutionizing the industry" Sunday Times
"The greatest inventor of novel perfume structures working today" Luca Turin
We support human rights, speaking out for justice, freedom and equal protection of all communities
The Zoo® NYC fragrances compose a menagerie of vivid colors and personalities like exciting creations in a zoo. They require feeding with a large palette of ingredients sourced from around the world. They are composed by Christophe to deliver intrigue, surprise or comfort.
Each of them will shine some fun or ignite a dream with a twist.
Shipped in reusable natural black woolen pouches, they long for you to unleash them.
Have fun, sniff back and relax. 🚀
A Proud Pledger of the
perfumery Code of Ethics
We pledge to create or promote original olfactory forms. Borrowed forms shall have their original creators and formula owners named and rewarded. Plagiarism is not tolerated.
II Art and Design
We believe that olfactory forms are works of the mind and fragrances are pieces of art and design. Their composers are artists and designers.
We strive to ensure that chemists, farmers and perfumers around the world receive the respect they deserve.
We pledge to write scent descriptions that are reliable and actually descriptive. If we say it, you will smell it.
We pledge not to resell any complimentary samples we receive. We may instead donate them to a non-profit or educational organization serving the public good.
If we review a fragrance, active contribution or promotion from the fragrance composer, owner or licensee will be disclosed.
If you see or smell something, you are welcome to bring it to our attention. We will be scrupulous about facts and oversights.
VIII Clean Slate
All fragrances created before signing the pledge are grandfathered.
An easy to wear fragrance, a breath of fresh air and good energy for you and the people around you.
Drench yourself in it as a wake-up call in the morning, stay fresh and motivated in the office, the gym, on the plane or train. Stay fresh in hot climates or in overheated rooms in the winter.
Blunt, straight forward and explicit fragrances. What you see on the fragrance label is what you get.
Direct smells: wear THE ZOO® NYC RAW scents because you like it straightforward, without embellishments. You love the purity of the ingredient and the honesty of the fragrance.
Deep and sensual fragrances, full-bodied but not necessarily heavy, but sure to leave an impression.
Watch people around you as you wear these fragrances: you wear THE ZOO® NYC SEXY when you are on a mission.
You and your fragrance like to go against accepted standards.
You're comfortable being a paradigm-breaker: wear THE ZOO® NYC FORBIDDEN in public or whispering behind closed doors.
These smells are banned by experts or by countries where they won’t be shipped, due to their ingredient content, proportions or creation methods.
Smelling is healthy. It is fitness for the brain. By smelling, your brain is flexing muscles and learning a new language. It will not explode; instead it will grow stronger, more agile and youthful, at all ages.
Close your eyes to smell what the scent is trying to tell you. Think of a sommelier at work or simply try to enjoy it without overthinking.
Breathe naturally, do not force or change your breathing. To refresh your nose: breathe your own clean skin like the back of your hand (no coffee beans please!).
Science suggests that you and your neighbors actually smell the same components, however, you may just interpret things differently.
Smell and use at your own risk. We are committed to following strict standards of the International Fragrance Association as well as various countries' standards. We use approved ingredients, some little known, some in exceptional proportions, small or large. It is advised to try scents first on a small skin area easily washable with soap and water, or to spray on clothing before putting your clothes on.
Hint: clothing and fabric generally retain and diffuse smells much better than skin. Spraying on your clothes instead of your skin will often give you a bigger and longer bang for your buck.
Alcohol used in perfumery is exactly the same as the alcohol in your vodka or whiskey. It is just denatured with a bitter agent so that children, and adults, don’t drink it. Alcohol sprays in a thinner, more delicate mist than water or oil. It dissolves natural essences in a clear and clean sprayable liquid, whereas water would create an ugly and thick vinaigrette. Alcohol has been the perfumer's best friend since 1370.
THE ZOO® NYC team will not stick their noses where they don't belong: we will keep your visits and data in strict confidentiality, respecting even European laws, which are currently some of the strictest privacy laws in the world.
For further reading:
on natural versus synthetic ingredients
Enjoy and cheers!
Your dedicated THE ZOO® NYC team