Massive and stubborn, the rhinoceros takes stock of his territory under the unrelenting sun. His weathered hide protects him from the merciless heat and eroding drum of sand in the wind, as he protects his domain. Rhinoceros Eau de Parfum establishes itself with a dry, slightly boozy rum note, like heat shimmering on the still savannah. The air crackles with lavender and sage. A warm breeze carries the scent of leather and rich tobacco. In the distance a rugged, dignified behemoth contemplates the vast expanse while amber, vetiver, smoke and sandalwood drift on the horizon. This substantial and captivating scent blends the traditionally masculine and high quality notes of leather*, vetiver, cedar, bergamot and sandalwood with the more mellow rum, tobacco, lavender and agarwood. The result is a musky, well-balanced, enigmatic and alluring accord.
Notes: Rum, bergamot, lavender, elemi, sage, armoise, conifer needles, pinewood, tobacco, immortelle, geranium, agarwood, Chinese cedar wood, vetiver, sandalwood, amber, smoke, leather*, musks*
*Synthetic notes. Rhinoceros Eau de Parfum does not use animal products.
Posted by JBS1 on 11th Feb 2017
The opening leather has teeth marks in it...a bit of a bite, you could say, almost brutish. (This might be the result of the artemisia, along with the sage.) About half-an-hour in, a suede appears to soften the opening leather. The use of tobacco, along with geranium and the top lavender, might have helped to produce it. I didn't notice any immortellle , but perfumers use ingredients for different affects. I should mention I really didn't notice the rum in the opening. The most enjoyable part of Rhinoceros is in the dry down. There is a really nice pine/vetiver/agarwood combo that takes place. It's backed up with a pleasant musk. Zoologist has created a decent woodsy masculine scent.
Posted by Tania on 4th Aug 2016
Zoologist has so many wonderful, fascinating fragrances. Rhino is a big, bold, smoky, black leather soaked in resins, pine sap, dry wood and dirty, sexy musk. The drydown has a sweet, spiced tobacco tone on my skin. Every time that I wear this, I smell something different about it and it progresses just a bit differently, but it's always amazing.
Posted by JBS on 14th Apr 2016
When you think of a rhino you think of the horn, correct ? When you think of a horn you think phallic , correct ? When you think of them combined , you visualize the beast charging in and taking presence ,and with that you would also be spot on and very correct !!! Rhinoceros has to be one of, if not the best leather fragrance at this price point or even at higher price points. This is not a copy cat of TF's TL . This fragrance stands by itself.If your a fan of the leathers , this ones a must sample. I will be adding this to my other leathers.
Posted by Unknown on 30th Dec 2015
This is a very strong masculine smell. It smells like the namesake: rhinoceros-like. If you like strong leather scents with no hint of a clean scent, this is a great masculine scent. No unisex fragrance here in my opinion. It's a bit overwhelming for me.
Posted by fortunehowl on 26th Jul 2015
If ever a fragrance conjured up images of a huge snarling beast, this is it. Strong leather/rum/oud opening that is masculine in the best way. Dries down to a very smooth and slightly dirty leather with some interesting floral and woody facets. If the note list or description sounds like it might appeal to you, definitely give this one a try. Personally I was blown away.
Posted by Unknown on 21st Jul 2015
This is a scent with rhinomuscles. A must-try for leather lovers. I really liked how the geranium note took place and gave it a freshness.