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    Default Salvador Dali PH, similarity with Zino

    Some of the reviewers have said that Zino and Salvador Dali PH are similar. I have checked the pyramid on both the fragrances and they have many notes in common. I have Zino and love it and I was going to get Salvador Dali PH, but I don't want to have two scents which are too similar. Are they really close, and is it good to have both?

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    Default Re: Salvador Dali PH, similarity with Zino

    Well, they're both strong masculine scents which are right there next to each other in the H&R Chart in the ambery fougere column. I've always been quite taken by Salvador Dali and have two bottles. I tried Zino several times last year in Europe, thought it was okay, but it didn't grab me enough to want to buy it.
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    Default Re: Salvador Dali PH, similarity with Zino

    I have not tried Zino. Just wanted to comment that Salvador Dali PH is strong but, very pleasant and long lasting. I think Savador Dali PH is well worth having regardless of how close it may be to Zino.

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    Default Re: Salvador Dali PH, similarity with Zino

    I see the similarities between the two more like the consequence of a common era than an attempt of imitation. Salvador Dali is the quintessential Black fragrance. SD is, when compared with today's standards, a statement of power and certain toughness. Zino Davidoff is much more subtle, smooth and elegant (keep in mind I am talking 80s kind of subtle).
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    Default Re: Salvador Dali PH, similarity with Zino

    I own Zino and have tried Salvador Dali PH, and as far as I remember they are pretty similar. But on the other hand they are completely different in feel.

    Zino is all about elegance and class, while SD is much more goth. I donīt know if a transformation to rose fragrances are to any help, but if Zino is Penhaligonīs Hammam Bouquet then SD is Czech & Speake No88.
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    Default Re: Salvador Dali PH, similarity with Zino

    Zino is sweeter, more elegant and refined. Salvador Dali is harsher, more aldehyde-prominent and slightly 'rougher' in texture.
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    Default Re: Salvador Dali PH, similarity with Zino

    I had both at a certain point in time and I got rid of both. Zino has some sweetnes and powder to it, whic is nonexisten in SD pH. I would say that go with Zino for I find SD pH unwearable.
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    Default Re: Salvador Dali PH, similarity with Zino

    Nothing alike...Zino is a sweet masculine patchouli laden treasure...SDPH is a arid, woody and musky concoction with the only sweetness being the little bit of rose you smell...(imagine Paco ph meeting Czech and Speake No. 88 for an evening out and you got SDPH)

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    Default Re: Salvador Dali PH, similarity with Zino

    OMG, I just got this in the mail after reading all of the scary reviews of it, and I LOVE it! It's like the love child of Zino and Kouros. Why isn't this a huge basenotes favorite?

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    Default Re: Salvador Dali PH, similarity with Zino

    The both have the same long-lasting, manly and extroverted powerhouse feeling.

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    I decided to stay clear of Dali PH after reading one particular review about this scent being only suitable for Dracula or something like that.... this remark still haunts me. lol.

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    Default Re: Salvador Dali PH, similarity with Zino

    Quote Originally Posted by xmen View Post
    I decided to stay clear of Dali PH after reading one particular review about this scent being only suitable for Dracula or something like that.... this remark still haunts me. lol.
    Those sorts of comments scared me off for a while, too, but I can't imagine that anyone who is a fan of the two I mentioned, not liking this one as well.

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    Default Re: Salvador Dali PH, similarity with Zino

    I like Zino so I think I'll give Dali PH a try. Albeit in the smallest bottle I can find.

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    Default Re: Salvador Dali PH, similarity with Zino

    Actually, I just bought a bottle of Dali PH. Been eyeing it for a while now. Don't detect much siliarities with Zino which is a masterpiece IMHO. Zino smells like wet fallen leaves in mud where Dali PH smells like rotten leaves and flowers left after a Black Mass in the forest.
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    Default Re: Salvador Dali PH, similarity with Zino

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Zino is sweeter, more elegant and refined. Salvador Dali is harsher, more aldehyde-prominent and slightly 'rougher' in texture.
    What he said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anak View Post
    What he said.

    - Al
    What they both said.
    I love Jasmine.

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    Smile Re: Salvador Dali PH, similarity with Zino

    I have Salvador Dali and very mucy like it. Sometimes it seems hard to find but, worth it. It isn't very expensive when purchased online. I would advise you to get it.

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    Default Re: Salvador Dali PH, similarity with Zino

    Quote Originally Posted by Tonyprince View Post
    OMG, I just got this in the mail after reading all of the scary reviews of it, and I LOVE it! It's like the love child of Zino and Kouros. Why isn't this a huge basenotes favorite?
    It's great, isn't it!

    Salvador Dali PH is really daring and bold, even a bit of a stylistic throwback-- but it really commands attention. It's almost so eerie, brooding and dark that it's reassuring. I get a real David Lynch/Twin Peaks feeling when I wear Salvador Dali PH-- it even makes me think of something that would have been in style back when that show came out. It's very satisfying. Some people wince when they smell it from the bottle, but I think it's easier to wear than most would expect.

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    Default Re: Salvador Dali PH, similarity with Zino

    Salvador Dali Pour Homme is a stretch for me, in the same way that other masculine florals with lots of other stuff are a stretch. I suppose both of these are with Third Man in the broad category of floral fougeres? Really interesting, though--I go around sniffing my arm all day when I wear it. Sort of like how certain music is wonderful if you can listen to it without distraction, and pure cacophony if you can't.
    But Zino I find very easy to like: muscular and graceful. And since Slumdog Millionaire we all know that it's named after the third musketeer. Is this a perfumer's pun on Third Man?

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