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    Default Zino Davidoff vs. Heritage Guerlain

    I have a personal favorite for sure. Since they have quite a bit in common, which one is your favorite? For some this may be as hard as Sophie's Choice - but give it a try.

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    Default Re: Zino Davidoff vs. Heritage Guerlain

    I have both.

    I love both.

    But, I had to vote for the one that is in my top five - Heritage by Guerlain
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    Default Re: Zino Davidoff vs. Heritage Guerlain

    I do like Heritage very much but Zino is such a well blended scent like a perfect tobacco blend.

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    Default Re: Zino Davidoff vs. Heritage Guerlain

    What in the world!? I just obtained Heritage a couple of weeks ago and have had Zino for 6 months or so. I absolutely see no similarity in them at all at this point. Zino, to my nose, has more in common with Rochas Lui than Heritage. All three fragrances are terriffic, in my opinion, but, at this point, I can't do a vs. between Heritage and Zino.

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    Default Re: Zino Davidoff vs. Heritage Guerlain

    Hmmm...Heritage tonight, and probably Zino tomorrow night.
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    Default Re: Zino Davidoff vs. Heritage Guerlain

    Quote Originally Posted by fraddicted View Post
    What in the world!? I just obtained Heritage a couple of weeks ago and have had Zino for 6 months or so. I absolutely see no similarity in them at all at this point. Zino, to my nose, has more in common with Rochas Lui than Heritage. All three fragrances are terriffic, in my opinion, but, at this point, I can't do a vs. between Heritage and Zino.
    They both share nearly all the same top notes and basenotes. The middle notes are a bit different, but they could be brothers. Zino was born in 1986, Heritage in 1992 - hmmm.

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    Default Re: Zino Davidoff vs. Heritage Guerlain

    I have both but I reach for Zino 9 times out of ten. I find it richer and more interesting.

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    Default Re: Zino Davidoff vs. Heritage Guerlain

    The wonderful patchouly in Heritage's drydown stands out to my nose. I previously owned Zino and liked it. When I first smelled Heritage it kept nagging at me, "WHERE have I smelled this before?"... The two are quite similar but Zino seems more stuffy and formal. Heritage is more versatile IMO.

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    Default Re: Zino Davidoff vs. Heritage Guerlain

    I love them both, but would have to go with Heritage if forced to choose between the two.
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    Default Re: Zino Davidoff vs. Heritage Guerlain

    I'm gonna have to experiment. I will wear Heritage tomorrow and Zino on Thurs. and see if I see the resemblance!

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    Default Re: Zino Davidoff vs. Heritage Guerlain

    Which Heritage EDT or EDP? EDT smells much better /smoother, richer, fuller and more complex/ than EDP to my nose and prefer the EDT over Zino. However, I'd vote for Zino rather than Heritage EDP.
    Btw, I must agree with fraddicted, they're hardly similar.

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    Default Re: Zino Davidoff vs. Heritage Guerlain

    I think they smell very different. I prefer heritage by a large margin. I like Zino but Heritage is an all time classic for me.

    On another note, I too prefer the EDT of heritage, though I like the EDP a lot too.
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    Default Re: Zino Davidoff vs. Heritage Guerlain

    I find that there's a "Guerlain" thing going on in Zino. It even reminds me of Jicky; the bergamot/lavender opening that comes off as slightly indolic is there. Even though Heritage is much more respectable than the brazen Zino, they share a majority of notes.
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    Default Re: Zino Davidoff vs. Heritage Guerlain

    I had to go with Zino. Both are wonderful, but I have enough respectable fragrances. Zino, on the other hand, is kinda dirty, sexy. That did it for me.

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    Default Re: Zino Davidoff vs. Heritage Guerlain

    Never thought of them as similar. I haven't worn Zino in years. I will spray it on tonight!


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    Cool Re: Zino Davidoff vs. Heritage Guerlain

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicolas V View Post
    I had to go with Zino. Both are wonderful, but I have enough respectable fragrances. Zino, on the other hand, is kinda dirty, sexy. That did it for me.
    I wish I'd said that!
    Well, I think I said Zino was more romantic and complex.
    Yes, Ruggles is correct. Not only was Zino created first, some of the notes are so similar that I've often wondered why more people do not comment on this.

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    Default Re: Zino Davidoff vs. Heritage Guerlain

    Quote Originally Posted by Mario Justiniani View Post
    Not only was Zino created first, some of the notes are so similar that I've often wondered why more people do not comment on this.
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    Default Re: Zino Davidoff vs. Heritage Guerlain

    Zino Davidoff
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    Default Re: Zino Davidoff vs. Heritage Guerlain

    Zino was made by a perfumer to suit someone else's vision, whereas Heritage is the manifestation of the perfumer's own vision. It has a more authentic design and, for that reason, it wins the day for me.

    That being said, I wear Zino often (and am wearing it today), because it holds up well against most other fragrances in its own right.

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    Default Re: Zino Davidoff vs. Heritage Guerlain

    Quote Originally Posted by pluran View Post
    Zino is compelling and worthy, but has that cheaper, milky, LeMale-ishness about it. I also smell some mild laundry detergent in there... dihydromyrcenol?

    Heritage EDP is one of the best, most sophisticated and skillfully blended men's fragrances ever made. It exceeds in raw materials, sillage, complex evolution, steady output, extended drydown, etc.
    I wasn't led to believe that we were comparing Heritage EDP to Zino EDT when I voted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Circa1905 View Post
    Zino was made by a perfumer to suit someone else's vision, whereas Heritage is the manifestation of the perfumer's own vision. It has a more authentic design and, for that reason, it wins the day for me.
    a perfumer is a perfumer is a perfumer. Meaning that the end goal is to make something that sells. Hopefully extremely well on all counts.
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    Default Re: Zino Davidoff vs. Heritage Guerlain

    Quote Originally Posted by fredricktoo View Post
    a perfumer is a perfumer is a perfumer. Meaning that the end goal is to make something that sells. Hopefully extremely well on all counts.
    That's a debate inherent in any artistic endeavor, and one to which no one has the answer, unfortunately.

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    Default Re: Zino Davidoff vs. Heritage Guerlain

    I agree.

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    Default Re: Zino Davidoff vs. Heritage Guerlain

    You can vote, ignore, disagree; whatever. Reasons for your choice are certainly encouraged, too.

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    Default Re: Zino Davidoff vs. Heritage Guerlain

    I'm testing both side by side and if it weren't for the way the topnotes are structured I'd swear they came from the same bottle. A valuable lesson and worthy comparison which I doubt that I'd have ever noticed since so much time elapses between my wearing of one or the other.

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    Default Re: Zino Davidoff vs. Heritage Guerlain

    To me - I really can't see a similarity...which is weird because I trust most of you guys out there and your noses. Very strange...

    I kind of hate Zino and I lovelovelove Heritage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    To me - I really can't see a similarity...which is weird because I trust most of you guys out there and your noses. Very strange...

    I kind of hate Zino and I lovelovelove Heritage.
    I feel the same way...i just can't see it!
    Voted for Heritage.

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    Default Re: Zino Davidoff vs. Heritage Guerlain

    Quote Originally Posted by fredricktoo View Post
    I wasn't led to believe that we were comparing Heritage EDP to Zino EDT when I voted.
    I'd say the same basic things about Heritage EDT as the EDP, though the EDT lacks the steady output and extended drydown of the EDP. The EDT and EDP seem to be same formulation but that's hard to know for a fact.

    They share some similar accords but I don't find Heritage and Zino all that similar, esp. after living with them for a long time. One thing's for sure, I've never found Heritage anything like LeMale, and that's not the case with Zino. Heritage is much more refined, and is in many ways a recapitulation of the best attributes of many of the best fragrances from the large house of Guerlain.

    Basically, Heritage is luxury, a Rolls Royce, and Zino is a well-restored Lincoln Town Car with a few gaudy extras to compensate, and driven by a pimp with some degree of class.
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    Default Re: Zino Davidoff vs. Heritage Guerlain

    Zino and Heritage are two of my favorite scents, and they are both in my very tiny collection of miniatures that I keep at work. So, I've just applied equal amounts of both to the back of both wrists...and

    The topnotes are very similar but different all the same. Both have topnotes of prominent bergamot and lavender, but where Zino also has clary sage and florals Heritage has pink peppercorn and coriander; it is a subtle but noticeable difference. The are both about equally sweet, which is to say "not very," and Zino has the edge in projection at this point.

    20 minutes later... Zino and Heritage are drawing even a bit closer, the primary difference being the floral components in Zino.

    120 minutes later...faultless, beautiful basenotes from both! They are as similar as they've ever been at this point. I really love both of them. However, Zino was the first to stake out this area among the two, and it also has its intriguing floral heart that is slightly more interesting than the spicy heart of Heritage. Thus, my nod goes to that great 'ol man, Zino Davidoff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pluran View Post
    I'd say the same basic things about Heritage EDT as the EDP, though the EDT lacks the steady output and extended drydown of the EDP. The EDT and EDP seem to be same formulation but that's hard to know for a fact.[/I]
    I do not own the original formulation of EDP, only the new one and the new EDP is - on my skin and to my nose - def. inferior to (the new) EDT. EDP hasn't got that smooth velvety/creamy thing going in the drydown, seems more watery and thin. To me they smell like different formulations and while both last the whole day on me the EDP lacks the richness, refinement, depth and creaminess of EDT's drydown. If I didn't know which one is which I'd think the EDP is EDT and vice versa. I still like the EDP though. Must be my skin chemistry I guess.., wish I could try the old EDP.

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