Top perfumery Demeter Fragrance Library has launched Zombie for Him, a scent inspired by the living dead.
The Demeter Fragrance Library explains that its colorless Zombie for Him cologne smells like “forest floor”, with notes of dried leaves, mushrooms, mildew, moss and earth.
The women’s version, Zombie for Her, is slightly “lighter”, with the additional aroma of dregs “from the bottom of the wine barrel for that feminine touch”.
Testers at Curbed Media described that the zombie fragrance smells “like a bag of grass… but not in a nice summery way” and “potpourri your grandma would have in her bathroom”.
However, one of the testers said that they were pleasantly surprised by the odor, and it wasn’t “nearly as undead as I would have expected”.
New York-based Demeter, which was founded in 1993 by Christopher Brosius and Christopher Gable, is known for its unusual product selection.
Christopher Brosius explains on the website that the scent library “consists of more than 250 different fragrances inspired by everyday objects and experiences”.
“We are the physical and literal manifestation of <<stopping to smell the roses>>, convincing people to enjoy and appreciate the beautiful smells that surround us all the time,” he said.
Previous releases from Demeter include Steam Room, which one Amazon reviewer explains smells like a “sweaty old man”, and Crayon, which is meant to evoke memories of opening a “new box of Crayolas… on your first day of school”.Over the years Demeter has also attracted a celebrity fan base.
Demeter’s Gin and Tonic concoction is said to be a favorite of actress, Drew Barrymore.
While Clint Eastwood , Sharon Stone, and Kate Moss are fans of Dirt – a scent made to smell exactly like earth “from the fields”.
The Zombie scent, priced at $20 for a 30 ml bottle, will only be available from March 15 through April 20 on the Demeter website.