Perfumes Inspired by Animals in the Chinese Zodiac

Mar 13, 2012
There are 12 animals in the Chinese Zodiac.

In the spirit of Lunar New Year, I thought it could be fun to list perfumes we associate with each animal, for any reason.

Here are a few I can think of, please add any ideas you have too:

Rat/Mouse
Ox
Tiger--Le Tigre Kenzo
Rabbit--Un Jardin Sur Le Nil (it's a garden and carrot is a note)
Dragon
Snake--Niki de Saint Phalle (because the bottle has snakes on it)
Horse--Galop Hermes
Goat/Sheep
Monkey--Sira des Indes Patou (has banana as a note)
Rooster
Dog
Pig
 

ClockworkAlice

Cakesniffer
Basenotes Plus
Jan 3, 2019
Dragon - Le baiser du dragon by Cartier
Snake - Paco Rabanne XS line (snake on the bottle), Cobra by Jeanne Arthes, Cobra by Al Rehab
Goat/Sheep - Penhaligon's The Inimitable William, Changing Constance, The Blazing Mr Sam (bottles), Black Sheep by House of Matriarch
Rooster - Penhaligon's Monsieur Beauregard, Kokorico by JPG
Dog - Penhaligon's Much Ado about the Duke, Zombie Dog by Demeter
Pig - Piglet by Winnie the Pooh; there's also a brand called Bacon with such scents as Classic Bacon and Gold Bacon.
Ox - Bull's Blood by Imaginary Authors; there's also a brand called Cowshed with such scents as Moody Cow, Grumpy Cow, Lazy Cow, Horny Cow, Gorgeous Cow, Wild Cow, Knackered Cow... :D
Rabbit - Bugs Bunny by Zara, White Rabbits by DSH, White Rabbit by Ikiryo, White Rabbit by Old Factory Soap Company, Bugs Bunny and Lola Bunny by Looney Tunes, Bloom by TonyMoly, Bebe by TonyMoly, all fragrances by Playboy...
Tiger - Tiger by her side by Sana Jardin, Tyger Tyger by Francesca Bianchi, Cuba Jungle Tiger by Cuba Paris, Tiger's Nest by Memo...
Horse - all fragrances by Coach and Horseball; Bucephalus by Armaf; Polo
Rat/Mouse - Mouse by Roccobarocco, Minnie Mouse by Zara, Mickey Mouse by Zara, Mickey Mouse by House of Sillage...

Good luck!
 

Ken_Russell

Basenotes Institution
Jan 21, 2006
While having very little to add apart from the great suggestions mentioned, also adding:

La Martina Hombre and possibly the Memo Paris Ouds for Horse sign, Snake- Trussardi Python but even (faux, plastic replica) vintage snake leather design Trussradi Uomo, Ox- almost anything by (Tonino) Lamborghini, including but not limited to the vintage options
 

Cook.bot

Flâneuse
Basenotes Plus
Jan 6, 2012
Horse - all fragrances by Coach and Horseball; Bucephalus by Armaf; Polo

Horse - Cheval Blanc by Dior

Horse - Corpus Equus by Naomi Goodsir and Equestrian by Sonoma Scent Studio

And Arabian Horse 3.1 by Parfumerie Generale. I would bet that the horse is the most represented among perfumes. Just think of Hermes -- they've built their entire brand on horses: Equipage, Galop, Caleche, Habit Rouge, et al.

I don't even want to think about perfumes related to an ox. Or pig. Or rat.
 
Mar 13, 2012
Dragon - Le baiser du dragon by Cartier
Snake - Paco Rabanne XS line (snake on the bottle), Cobra by Jeanne Arthes, Cobra by Al Rehab
Goat/Sheep - Penhaligon's The Inimitable William, Changing Constance, The Blazing Mr Sam (bottles), Black Sheep by House of Matriarch
Rooster - Penhaligon's Monsieur Beauregard, Kokorico by JPG
Dog - Penhaligon's Much Ado about the Duke, Zombie Dog by Demeter
Pig - Piglet by Winnie the Pooh; there's also a brand called Bacon with such scents as Classic Bacon and Gold Bacon.
Ox - Bull's Blood by Imaginary Authors; there's also a brand called Cowshed with such scents as Moody Cow, Grumpy Cow, Lazy Cow, Horny Cow, Gorgeous Cow, Wild Cow, Knackered Cow... :D
Rabbit - Bugs Bunny by Zara, White Rabbits by DSH, White Rabbit by Ikiryo, White Rabbit by Old Factory Soap Company, Bugs Bunny and Lola Bunny by Looney Tunes, Bloom by TonyMoly, Bebe by TonyMoly, all fragrances by Playboy...
Tiger - Tiger by her side by Sana Jardin, Tyger Tyger by Francesca Bianchi, Cuba Jungle Tiger by Cuba Paris, Tiger's Nest by Memo...
Horse - all fragrances by Coach and Horseball; Bucephalus by Armaf; Polo
Rat/Mouse - Mouse by Roccobarocco, Minnie Mouse by Zara, Mickey Mouse by Zara, Mickey Mouse by House of Sillage...

Good luck!
OMG---that is an awesome list. Never heard of most of them but you have the Chinese zodiacs covered well!!!
 
Mar 13, 2012
My Chinese Zodiac Sign is the Pig. I would not wear scented bacon. However, my favorite drink is the Maple Bacon Old Fashioned served at Lazy Dog restaurant! I order it every time.
I agree re: not wearing a bacon scented perfume (but I don't eat meat, so that makes sense for me!) but for bacon lovers, I bet that Old Fashioned is nice! Year of the Pig is a hard one. Even if I try to get creative.....it's a challenge. Maybe something pink--pink bottle, pink perfume. Or maybe a truffle scent. Those truffle hunting pigs are smart!
 
Mar 13, 2012
2023 is the year of the water rabbit.

Repeating @ClockworkAlice 's suggestions above: Rabbit - Bugs Bunny by Zara, White Rabbits by DSH, White Rabbit by Ikiryo, White Rabbit by Old Factory Soap Company, Bugs Bunny and Lola Bunny by Looney Tunes, Bloom by TonyMoly, Bebe by TonyMoly, all fragrances by Playboy...

Adding
Carrot Blossom and Fennel by Jo Malone.

And this super cute vintage Avon Bunny bottle:

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Plus this cutie:

  • OHANA MAHAALO Acacia Cute Rabbit Light Perfume 30m



    OHANA MAHAALO Acacia Cute Rabbit Light Perfume 30ml
    product-background


And more on TonyMoly's Pocket Bunny perfumes:

Bebe Bunny: Bergamot and Orange, floral middle notes Rose and Orchid, woodsy base notes
Juicy Bunny: Lemon, Jasmine, Rose, Amber, Musk
Bloom Bunny: Floral,Lemon

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ClockworkAlice

Cakesniffer
Basenotes Plus
Jan 3, 2019
2023 is the year of the water rabbit.

Repeating @ClockworkAlice 's suggestions above: Rabbit - Bugs Bunny by Zara, White Rabbits by DSH, White Rabbit by Ikiryo, White Rabbit by Old Factory Soap Company, Bugs Bunny and Lola Bunny by Looney Tunes, Bloom by TonyMoly, Bebe by TonyMoly, all fragrances by Playboy...

Adding
Carrot Blossom and Fennel by Jo Malone.

And this super cute vintage Avon Bunny bottle:

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Plus this cutie:

  • OHANA MAHAALO Acacia Cute Rabbit Light Perfume 30m



    OHANA MAHAALO Acacia Cute Rabbit Light Perfume 30ml
    product-background

And more on TonyMoly's Pocket Bunny perfumes:

Bebe Bunny: Bergamot and Orange, floral middle notes Rose and Orchid, woodsy base notes
Juicy Bunny: Lemon, Jasmine, Rose, Amber, Musk
Bloom Bunny: Floral,Lemon

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They are all SO CUTE! 🐰 🐇
 

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