Eternal by The Zoo®

Everlasting by the Zoo and Rachel Ng educator

Rachel Ok. Ng aromatic awakening is Eternal by The Zoo® 

 My first olfactive reminiscence is operating by the Blackland Tallgrass Prairie of Texas. This sea of waist-high grasses was a magical forest of flowers for a 5-year-old. I keep in mind listening to the grass shake within the solar with its fierce necessity, smelling the countless veridian variations of switchgrass, buffalograss, bluestem, and gamagrass. Sedges, wildrye, clover, sea oats, and vine-mesquite added extra layers of woody and herbaceous complexity to this emerald palette. Wildflowers had been virtually as plentiful because the grasses themselves, with black-eyed susans, winecups, butterfly weed, clasping coneflowers, and cutleaf daisies rising in marvelous floral buildings biting on the sky with wild enamel. There was by no means any let-up to the wind, which isn’t the grassland’s solely connection to the ocean. Piles of loam held the bones of historical seafloor beneath tangles of roots. I spent my earliest recollections inside horizons of flat issues stuffed with essentially the most alive and embodied scents one can think about. I had one of the best of luck to seek out the Texas Blackland Prairie my yard rising up. At this time, tallgrass prairies, together with my former yard, are North America’s most endangered ecosystem. We’ve misplaced all however 1% of those awe-inspiring locations.

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Rachel Ok. Ng as a younger lady

Love of greens and florals grew with me as we moved to the Ozark mountains in Northwest Arkansas. My first perfume was a gifted bottle of Anais Anais by Cacharel. This perfume was harmless but bursting with florals on a verdant inexperienced base. As I grew and was capable of choose my very own scent, Safari by Ralph Lauren grew to become my go-to.  Whereas my buddies had been all carrying Armani White for Her and different white musks, I used to be nonetheless spell-bound by wild inexperienced scent. The total forest of inexperienced shades is what I beloved about Ralph Lauren Safari, together with its sense of journey and class. My bottle of Safari was an ideal accompaniment to these days of mountain residing and studying.

24 Faubourg Hermes Vintage


Throughout faculty, I studied at La Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris IV. On a gloriously wet, gray Parisian day, I chased a girl down the road to place a reputation to her marvelous sillage. It turned out to be the unique Maurice Roucel formulation of 24 Faubourg by Hermès. Right here was a really refined floral coronary heart & plush chypre base. The perfume has since been streamlined and made to suit into the Jean-Claude Ellena minimalism of right this moment, however that authentic Maurice Roucel formulation was my signature scent for over a decade.

This instrument can train, it might probably illuminate; sure, and it might probably even encourage. However it might probably achieve this solely to the extent that people are decided to make use of it to these ends.”  Journalist Edward R. Murrow mentioned this concerning the first broadcast of tv information in human historical past.  It holds true, for my part, for all journeys of significance.

Christophe Laudamiel

Christophe Laudamiel  Picture © Grace Company/R. Lugassy

The flip to illumination, inspiration, and studying in my perfume journey got here with the invention of ÇaFleureBon in 2020 and, due to ÇaFleureBon, the invention of the work of Grasp Perfumer Christophe Laudamiel. The fragrances I discovered on ÇaFleureBon had been distinctive and had one thing new to specific.  Even higher, the extraordinary journalists and perfume devotees who write for this treasured group really care. They care concerning the historical past of fantastic perfume, concerning the cultural sensoria of all peoples, concerning the high quality of our experiences within the perfume group, and about the way forward for our beloved Artwork. By way of my perfume journey, I discovered a spot the place persons are excited by what is going on now, the place improvements are articulated clearly with the general public and never hidden behind the closed doorways of a PR agency. I keep in mind being impressed and obsessive about studying articles by Michelyn, Ida and Lauryn in addition to all of the editors and contributors because the spring of 2020. I’ve been a day by day reader ever since. Gifted and bought samples in addition to bought bottles rapidly adopted.


Elizabeth Gaynes, Helena Christensen and Christophe Laudamiel strangelove nyc

Elizabeth Gaynes, Helena Christensen and Christophe Laudamiel  photograph courtesy of Strangelove

A number of area of interest fragrances had been totally heart-stopping. These fragrances bewitched and moved me in methods solely Nice Artwork can obtain. As I sampled and sprayed, the phrase that flooded my thoughts was: Articulate. There was grammar to the motion of their construction, area given to the supplies, and genius of expression at their core.  I used to be astonished each intellectually and viscerally, overcome with enchanted delight as a lot as cerebral provocation. Strangelove NYC led me to The Zoo® for my most up-to-date perfumed aromatic awakening. It wasn’t lengthy earlier than I discovered that they had been all of the work of the identical Grasp Perfumer, Christophe Laudamiel.

Strangelove NYC deadofnight, meltmyheart, silencethesea, fallintostars reviews

photograph courtesy of Strangelove

Every of Strangelove NYC’s parfums (and EdP variations) are superb masterpieces of Perfume Artwork.  My first (and nonetheless deepest) love from this home is the often-misunderstood parfum, SilenceTheSea. I open this bottle of parfum with the identical reverence as my copies of Beowulf or the Iliad.


The zoo ® perfumes Christophe Laudamiel

Rachel’s private assortment of The Zoo ® perfumes

The Zoo® is Maître Laudamiel’s personal model the place he has produced, since 2017, a number of of my all-time favourite fragrances. The Zoo ® is a artistic workshop connecting teachers, scientists, artists, trend designers, performers, college students, and lots of others with the way forward for perfumery. There may be extra of curiosity and innovation happening right here than anyplace else as a result of its resident Genius, Grasp Perfumer Christophe Laudamiel, has daring and thrilling concepts for enlivening and enhancing what comes subsequent in perfumery. A fragrance critic calls Christophe Laudamiel “the best inventor of novel fragrance buildings working right this moment.”

Everlasting by the Zoo® by Christophe Laudamiel 2020

Eternal by The Zoo®

The primary perfume I skilled by Maître Laudamiel and the one I put on most frequently (the invention of which was the inspiration for my first submit on my Instagram Account dedicated to perfume is named Eternal by the Zoo®. This stunningly attractive chypre takes me again to these valuable tallgrass prairies of my youth. The perfection of the narcissus absolute on this perfume is breathtaking! How the inexperienced and leathery features of the flower attain for and hook up with the labdanum amazes. I like the residing forest flooring and ambergris-like glisten of Eternal by The Zoo® Christophe Laudamiel is among the many main voices taking motion and calling for ethics in perfumery, together with defending our pure supplies palette. The dear tallgrass prairie is one other a part of our pure heritage worthy of safety. Discovering an artist who understands and respects the significance of this pure and inventive heritage is an particularly essential a part of my aromatic awakening. It was meant to be.

Notes: Narcissus, Labdanum, Amber, Musk, Woods.  

Bottles my very own, opinions my very own.

~ Rachel Ok. Ng, Visitor Contributor and ÇaFleureBon reader

All images by Rachel Ok. Ng until in any other case famous.

photograph of Eternal by The Zoo® courtesy of Christophe

Due to Grasp Perfumer Christophe Laudamiel we’ve a 60 ml bottle of Everlasting by The Zoo® for a registered ÇaFleureBon reader worldwide aside from Brazil, Russia, and China, (in case you are unsure in case you are registered click on right here – you need to register on our website or your entry shall be invalid). To be eligible please depart a touch upon this website with what strikes you about Rachel’s Aromatic Awakening, the place you reside, and what your favourite The Zoo® perfume is or Christophe Laudamiel fragrance. Draw Closes 2/27/2023.

Please additionally spend time with Editor Emeritus Robert Herrmann (RIP) 2017 critiques of The Zoo® Spacewood and Rhubarb My Love Right here

Former Senior Editor Despina Veneti’s overview of Eternal by The Zoo®

Editor-in-Chief Michelyn Camen named Christophe Laudamiel to the CaFleureBon Corridor of Fame 2021

Senior contributor and NYC Model Ambassador Hernando Courtright’s article RUBEN MUSUEM SCENT EXPERIENCES with Christophe Laudamiel

Take pleasure in: Elizabeth Gaynes of Unusual Love NYC Profiles in American Perfumery

Rachel was invaluable in her contributions to Elise’s article Fragrance and the MetaVerse and extra not too long ago Completely satisfied Lunar New 12 months: 12 months of The Water Rabbit by Karl Topham

Christophe Laudamiel is a grasp perfumer for DreamAir studios in New York Metropolis and Bélair Lab in Tokyo

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