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    Thumbs down Zino Lovers, Walk Away!!

    I see that Zino by Davidoff is loved here on Basenotes. I haven't seen many on Youtube review it, or show any love for it.

    Anyways, rather than make a thread about Zino, I decided to make one for the Zino haters. Surely I can't be the only one who thinks this fragrance is vile. To me, it opens up with a smell of rotting vegetation, dead flowers, moldy wood, and powder -- Not even a somewhat enjoyable baby bowder.. rather a harsh ancient smelling powder. It just gets worse from there and starts to smell like old Indian food that's been sitting in a dumpster for a week. (I used to work in and Indian restaurant)

    The only thing preventing this fragrance from being a 1 star, which is a rating I rarely give, is its somewhat redeemable dry down. I've gotten to its dry down twice, but the journey I had to embark upon in order to get there.. was horrid!

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    I bought it blind. I wore it once. I am a former owner.
    I'm a colognosaurus. Rawr!

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    Just sold my bottle as well. Every time I sniff Zino I think "Eau de Mortician".
    "Smell with your nose, not your ears".

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    Oh yeah, the smell of Zino. I think I am one of the very few Youtubers to talk about this one. I think Isaac (Sickman1977) mentions it in one of his Jonny vids, but I wouldn't recommend for anyone under, say, 40 or so. I recall featuring this one in a video called, "cologne for goths" as well. Great scent for zombies, vampires, and the recently departed, but I think others can pass on it.

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    It's a "rough" formulation, but there are plenty of BNers who like this approach. I generally don't. I have about 2 ml of Zino right now and it will likely take me several years before I use it all, if I do.

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    Default Re: Zino Lovers, Walk Away!!

    Quote Originally Posted by BradW View Post
    Oh yeah, the smell of Zino. I think I am one of the very few Youtubers to talk about this one. I think Isaac (Sickman1977) mentions it in one of his Jonny vids, but I wouldn't recommend for anyone under, say, 40 or so. I recall featuring this one in a video called, "cologne for goths" as well. Great scent for zombies, vampires, and the recently departed, but I think others can pass on it.
    Link to your channel?

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    Default Re: Zino Lovers, Walk Away!!

    Zino <3

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    Default Re: Zino Lovers, Walk Away!!

    And some Zino Haters cannot, for the life of them, understand great art, and worship stick figures the be all-end -all
    These things cannot be long hidden: the Sun, the Moon, the Truth--Buddha

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    Ah Boys!!!! Zino is one of the greatest fragrances I've had the pleasure to be delighted by!!!!

    It just goes to show that we all have different tastes.

    I might start a post for haters of Jaipur!!! Still not sure my bottle is good.

    Long live Zino!!!
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    I think Zino is a fantastic fragrance. One of the best, really.

    Anyway, think I'll go start a thread for Green Irish Tweed haters now.
    Currently wearing: Aventus by Creed

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    Git <3

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    Default Re: Zino Lovers, Walk Away!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing the Dragon View Post
    I think Zino is a fantastic fragrance.
    Me too

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    Zino is a true Masterpiece. Smell of prestige and sophistication..

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    Quote Originally Posted by FSM View Post
    Zino is a true Masterpiece. Smell of prestige and sophistication..
    and poo..

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    Default Re: Zino Lovers, Walk Away!!

    Zino is one of the dozen or so frags that get much love here, but I cannot handle. I am with the OP on this one.

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    Default Re: Zino Lovers, Walk Away!!

    Plant me firmly in the love Zino camp.

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    Default Re: Zino Lovers, Walk Away!!

    For Zino haters, God invented Acqua di Gio.
    Please feel free to check out my Swap Thread - Patou pour Homme, L'Instant de Guerlain PH Extreme, Dior Homme Intense, Pure Malt, Pure Coffee and many more! Click Here For My Swap Thread

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    Default Re: Zino Lovers, Walk Away!!

    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    For Zino haters, God invented Acqua di Gio.
    Ziiiiiing!---Ouch.
    That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.

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    I hate it so much I bought several bottles.
    For those about to stink, I salute you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by koala501 View Post
    Ah Boys!!!! Zino is one of the greatest fragrances I've had the pleasure to be delighted by!!!!

    It just goes to show that we all have different tastes.

    I might start a post for haters of Jaipur!!! Still not sure my bottle is good.

    Long live Zino!!!
    PM me with some details Koala, I've got Jaipur EDT and EDP - happy to send you some to compare.
    Last edited by laph; 18th March 2011 at 03:30 AM.

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    theres an edp for zino 0_O I recently became a member of the zino camp thanks to koala, my god one of my favorites for sure

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    For those who find it too strong, I suggest tiny dabs to each wrist. Then if you don't like it, so be it! LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    For Zino haters, God invented Acqua di Gio.
    LOL, I would gladly wear AdG over this. I would even wear a shirt at @ BN meet that says "I love AdG"

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    I have been actually considering to blind buy Zino for a while, I've been intrigued but the very different reactions. If any former Zino lover wants to dump the bottle, come my way!
    l'air libre les oiseaux ont eux aussi le vertige (camille)

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    Come to the dark side Lupo. Just buy, BUY!!! One of us, one of us, one of us.............
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    I think Burberry Brit does rose justice, but not Zino. It's almost hard for me to believe that this was made by Davidoff. I mean, c'mon, let's move on and buy some Adventure or even Hot Water.

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    Just order 2 extra backup 4.2 oz bottles thanks to this thread...

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    Default Re: Zino Lovers, Walk Away!!

    Zino is great! The only flaw of it is that it can be atrocious during warm, humid periods of weather.

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    Default Re: Zino Lovers, Walk Away!!

    Quote Originally Posted by lupo View Post
    I have been actually considering to blind buy Zino for a while, I've been intrigued but the very different reactions. If any former Zino lover wants to dump the bottle, come my way!
    Armani Attitude (not Attitude Extreme) is a copy of Zino. Try Armani Attitude, if you'll like it then you'll like Zino even more for it is thicker and darker.

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