Christophe Laudamiel is a master perfumer and scent sculptor at DreamAir and BélAir creative studios in NYC, Berlin and Tokyo, and an international chemist champion who also enjoys being an osmocurator (smell historian) for the Versailles Osmothèque. Laudamiel is known for his avant-garde olfactory compositions, creating a trail of high-end signature fragrances of all kinds for skin, beauty, candles, hotels, retail, and academic institutions. He created several top 10’s for famous fashion and beauty houses such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Béyoncé, Clinique, Estée Lauder, Michael Kors, Thierry Mugler (scent track for the book and movie Perfume), Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford, Tommy Hilfiger and numerous niche brands. He is the only perfumer represented by 2 art galleries, in New York and Berlin. Winners of several awards and inventor on 17 granted patents, his scents have been performed at Art Basel Miami, the Cleveland Museum of Art, Grasse, the Guggenheim museums of New York and Bilbao and mianki.Gallery in Berlin. First a teaching fellow in chemistry at MIT, Laudamiel has been a speaker and ambassador of perfumery at major universities (Harvard, Columbia, Sorbonne and Cornell) and institutions (French Embassies and Alliances Françaises, EU Parliament, the Washington DC IFRA event to the US Congress and the WEF in Davos).
"In my opinion he is the greatest inventor of novel perfume structures working today" - Luca Turin, 2016
The Zoo collection includes scents in 4 categories:
RAW: "Blunt, straight forward and explicit fragrances. What you see on the fragrance label is what you get. Wear The Zoo RAW scents because you like it straightforward, without embellishments. You love the purity of the ingredient and the honesty of the fragrance." (Rhubarb My Love, Fig My Love, Tubéreuse Organique)
FRESH: "Easy to wear fragrances, 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." (Community, Louis, Spacewood, Vetyver Rain Skin)
SEXY: "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 SEXY scents when you are on a mission." (Everlasting; Club Design; Scent Tattoo, Sailors)
FORBIDDEN: "You and your fragrance like to go against accepted standards. You're comfortable being a paradigm-breaker: wear The Zoo 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." (Carré Blanc; No Perfume).