Exactly the same result as with Montblanc Individual, Zino Davidoff smells like rotten fruit, flowers. It's an instant scrubber for me. I can't understand how people could like it and all the positive reviews make no sense to me at all.
I regret giving away my bottle of this wonderful scent from Davidoff!
Zino is warm, woody, with a tasteful amount of sweetness that comes across as classy to me. It has a classic men's cologne character to it, but not cloyingly so.
Close to perfect! In my opinion this one is a notch better than joop or montblanc individuel . The element of patchouli makes it more sophisticated , mature and manly than the above . Amazing scent. Fruity, spicy and woody at the same time.Not too sweet, not too sharp. Very well balanced.
Women would love this on a middle aged man, no kidding. Winter or fall, office or club.Very versatile.
And I can't believe it is so cheap.
A sophisticated fragrance for office wear. Rosewood, SW, Vanilla and Amber mixed just right.
A bit sweeter than Guerlain's Heritage and not as good but hardly anything is.
I would get this now as vintage is getting harder to find.
I find Zino subtle, and not very interesting, a light presentation of the listed notes. For this type of sandalwood (or sandal) smell, backed by sweetness, Tiffany for Men or Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Santal Noble could be better options.
Update: Wearing this again 9 months later, I'm getting more of a roasted or burned patchouli and woods smell. Today, I would say it's closer to Oscar de Rente pour Homme, Escada Pour Homme, or Pacoma Gatsby than Tiffany for Men, but I can see where I was coming from. Even Rochas Lui is somewhat in this style, although I find Rochas Lui more modern and cloying.
My liking for it has not changed. It's ok, but not great. The regular Davidoff by Davidoff released a couple years earlier is better suited to my tastes.
22nd July, 2016 (last edited: 12th April, 2017)