Zombie for Him by Demeter Fragrance Library 2013

Post by Kymme CV
Greetings testers…this post is not for the squeamish, faint of heart, those who are afraid of things that go bump in the night and/or don’t enjoy eating brains! Demeter Fragrance Library has caught on to the latest zombie craze and have bought for our olfactory delight Zombie for Him and Zombie for Her (on sale for a limited time only). Ladies, gentlemen and the undead…

Zombie for Him by Demeter Fragrance Library 2013

Zombie Demeter FragranticaPhoto Stolen Fragrantica

Fragrantica gives these featured accords in one line:
Dried leaves, mushrooms, mildew, moss and earth
Being a sucker for advertising of any kind, I followed the pretty link on LuckyScents website.  (Incidentally I’d also seen a series of photos on the World of Wonder blog, but didn’t connect the dots until visiting the Demeter website).  My curiosity got the better of me, so off to SurrenderToChance I went to get me a sample.

Zombie Demeter TheWeekPhoto Stolen TheWeek
Before giving in to a very demanding Portia and giving my review, I wanted to see what others thought about Zombie for Him, so I picked on some unsuspecting victims at work where I did some blind testing.  Not only where the results interesting on a fragrance interpretation level, but it also raised a valid scientific question ie., is the female brain wired differently from the male brain when it comes to the sense of smell? I don’t mean, for example, if a plate of cheese were placed before a blindfolded man and a blindfolded woman would they both smell cheese.  The answer is of course ‘yes’, but if they were asked to describe the cheese, would they say the same thing?  This has probably been studied and results published, nevertheless I found my blinded results quite remarkable.
I asked five colleagues to extend their fragrance free wrists for a squirting.  I asked them to tell me, without thinking too deeply about it, the first thing that came to mind when they smelt the fragrance for the first time.  They had no prior knowledge of the name of the fragrance…the results:
Guinea pig 1 – immediately got salad dressing (variety unknown)
Guinea pig 2 – lemons
Guinea pig 3 – pine/forest smells
Guinea pig 4 – dug soil
Guinea pig 5 – the smell of a florist’s shop
So, from the results above, could you pick the girls from the boys?
Would it shock or surprise you to know that 3 and 4 were boys and the others girls? It did me…I thought we’d all smell the same thing.  When I told them the name of the fragrance, number 2 couldn’t wait to wash it off! I consoled her by saying that no dead bodies were harmed in the making of the fragrance!!
Zombie Demeter AmericaBlogPhoto stolen AmericaBlog
Zombie for Him is exactly what it says on the tin…less the rotting flesh and blood and guts.  I immediately get dirt, dug soil and cut grass.  The mix is not an unpleasant smell either.  It’s heavy on the dirt and dug soil, but it’s a nice earthy heavy, if you’ll excuse the pun. On it’s own it’s a refreshing daytime scent and even though it’s called Zombie, I could imagine Bill the vampire (True Blood) wearing this.  Zombie for Him, as I suspect with many Demeter fragrances, can be mixed with other fragrances…I was daring and wore it with Chanel’s Cocomandrel and it made a very enjoyable warm scent and one I will wear again tomorrow.
Zombie for Him is available at the Demeter site $20/30ml
SurrenderToChance starts at $4/2ml
Brains for all!

13 comments on “Zombie for Him by Demeter Fragrance Library 2013

  1. Heya Kymme,
    Such a fun review. I love that you did a test group, hilarious.
    You seriously have me lemming for the juice though. We need to have a sniffathon after you’re married. Hope Las Vegas is AH MAY ZING!!!
    Portia xxx

  2. Dionne says:

    I’ve been looking forward to this review. 🙂 And it’s fascinating how differently the women perceived it compared to the men. Demeter’s Dirt smells like dirt to me, I wonder what I’d get with Zombie for Him. (Although I’ve got more of a lemming for Zombie for Her – dirt and wine dregs actually sounds really good!)

  3. I have been waiting for a review of this! Hysterical! And even funnier that you paired it with Coromandel. I bet Jacques Polge never thought of that combination 🙂

  4. I love this post, its so entertaining! I think I would probably of had the same reaction as Guinea pig 2 though. Not fond of zombies myself… thanks for the giggles.

  5. Laurels says:

    Could you smell the mildew? That’s one of my least favorite smells.

  6. Any idea where I can get this from Portia?

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