Hi MonkeyBars -
I like some of what you said here, but I wasn't comparing the two scents. It was just the pure shock (and admiration) of how powerful Furyo is while wearing Original Zino. Sure, they share some notes - but I don't even put them in the same realm of scent.
Zino is a classic and Original formulation is a near masterpiece. The incense vibe I get in Original Zino comes in the dry down with the vanilla offering a bit of a powdery vibe and blending with the sandalwood and smoky patchouli. It is rather wonderful - truly an accord I get, as there is no incense as a note. Many get it...both trained and untrained noses. The dirty rose in the heart creates the mystery and adds even more dimension to the classic it is.
Furyo is not as "sweet" to my nose. It has a wealth of patchouli, amber, civet and vetiver in the base that is incredible with the rose, cinnamon and other florals in the heart. I agree that there is not a lot of movement in the scent after the first hour or so...but, it is how the top notes fade and also blend. It is incredibly rich and that is what I compared - sheer power - to Original Zino. As I said, some notes are similar, but I don't even believe in comparing scents unless they are different formulations of the same fragrance or flankers that share notes and you can understand what the perfumer tried to differentiate and articulate in a bottle next to the flagship...
This is a whole different world.
Great contributions here - Furyo is truly, to me, an incredible scent. I put aside comparisons of it to anything, including Kouros. It is unto itself a work of art in Vintage formulation.
Originally Posted by MonkeyBars
I really, really like Zino and consider it an absolute classic. Furyo has far less of those aromatic ingredients you see in the pyramid. There is a slight development as the top notes burn off after 15 minutes, but it's basically linear after that for the next 12+ hours: an accord of very sweet incense, civet, honey, and musk that just goes and goes. Much sweeter and way more incensey than Zino. I don't really get "incense" from Zino, more the classic perfumery ingredients in its pyramid.
I never really noticed much relation between the two.