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    Default Does Halston Z-14 give you the cinnamon vibe like Egoiste?

    So I finally bought a cheap bottle of Z-14 from Marshall and I'm trying it out tonight... I just sprayed it on about 5 minutes ago, and I'm getting that cinnamon vibe like egoiste.... it's a bit more synthetic than egoiste, but smells very similar... let's see where the dry down takes this fragrance?
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    Default Re: Does Halston Z-14 give you the cinnamon vibe like Egoiste?

    I have only tried (and own) the superb vintage version of Z-14 but while I definitely get plenty of cinnamon for sure (albeit it does not smell synthetic at all to my nose), I don't get much similarity to Egöiste.
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    Default Re: Does Halston Z-14 give you the cinnamon vibe like Egoiste?

    I personally do not think of Z-14 as a cinnamon prominent scent.
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    Default Re: Does Halston Z-14 give you the cinnamon vibe like Egoiste?

    I guess it's just the initial blast that I get the cinnamon? It's somewhat cinnamon now, but more spicy, woody and chypre now... I smell very 1980's now and loving it!


    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I personally do not think of Z-14 as a cinnamon prominent scent.
    My Top 10

    1. Amouage Homage Attar
    2. Serge Lutens - Muscs Koublai Khan
    3. YSL M7
    4. Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
    5. Chanel Egoiste
    6. 24 Gold by Scentstory
    7. Amouage Epic Man
    8. Amouage Jubilation XXV
    9. Bond No. 9 New York Oud
    10. Serge Lutens - Chergui



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    Default Re: Does Halston Z-14 give you the cinnamon vibe like Egoiste?

    Slightly.

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    Default Re: Does Halston Z-14 give you the cinnamon vibe like Egoiste?

    I can totally picture David Hasselhoff rocking Halston Z-14 in his Trans-Am on Night Riders back in the 1980's!
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    5. Chanel Egoiste
    6. 24 Gold by Scentstory
    7. Amouage Epic Man
    8. Amouage Jubilation XXV
    9. Bond No. 9 New York Oud
    10. Serge Lutens - Chergui



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    Default Re: Does Halston Z-14 give you the cinnamon vibe like Egoiste?

    The contemporary bottle of Z-14 that I have definitely has a notable cinnamon note once the top notes begin to fade.

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    Default Re: Does Halston Z-14 give you the cinnamon vibe like Egoiste?

    That seems to be the consensus on the new version without oakmoss, but I doubt if any fans of Egoiste are going to rush out and buy the new Z-14 thinking that it would be a reasonable substitute. Otherwise, there are other scents with strong cinnamon, but the thing about Z-14 is that the lavender note is too strong and "cheap" smelling to me, at least the last couple times I wore it. My version has oakmoss but is made by EA and not Halston.

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    Default Re: Does Halston Z-14 give you the cinnamon vibe like Egoiste?

    Post-2011 (no oakmoss) Z-14 is a truly tragic reformulation. It is indeed all about harsh, cheap cinnamon. Like a bitter Big Red gum. Very synthetic and linear too.

    Pre-2011 is a lovely woody-musk with a nice spicy streak of cinnamon, but certainly not dominant. The difference is night and day -- they don't even seem closely related to my nose.

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    Default Re: Does Halston Z-14 give you the cinnamon vibe like Egoiste?

    How do I know if mine is pre or post 2011?


    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyBars View Post
    Post-2011 (no oakmoss) Z-14 is a truly tragic reformulation. It is indeed all about harsh, cheap cinnamon. Like a bitter Big Red gum. Very synthetic and linear too.

    Pre-2011 is a lovely woody-musk with a nice spicy streak of cinnamon, but certainly not dominant. The difference is night and day -- they don't even seem closely related to my nose.
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    2. Serge Lutens - Muscs Koublai Khan
    3. YSL M7
    4. Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
    5. Chanel Egoiste
    6. 24 Gold by Scentstory
    7. Amouage Epic Man
    8. Amouage Jubilation XXV
    9. Bond No. 9 New York Oud
    10. Serge Lutens - Chergui



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    Default Re: Does Halston Z-14 give you the cinnamon vibe like Egoiste?

    Check the ingredients on the back of the box: vintage list "oakmoss"; the new stuff says "tree moss".

    Incidentally, I noticed the other day that Z-14 reminds me of Burberry London in the drydown.

    Aramis JHL has a great cinnamon note BTW.

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    Default Re: Does Halston Z-14 give you the cinnamon vibe like Egoiste?

    Yeah, the reformulation really diminished Z-14. The version with oakmoss is excellent, and one of the best cheapies out there. The more recent stuff without it isn't worth owning.

    ETA: I haven't noticed any similarity to Egoiste, they seem quite different to me.

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    Default Re: Does Halston Z-14 give you the cinnamon vibe like Egoiste?

    Not at all.

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    Default Re: Does Halston Z-14 give you the cinnamon vibe like Egoiste?

    EgoEAST and Z-14 are both egotists with Firebirds and spice. Reminds me of a disco dance off with 2 loud guys doing Travolta moves with slightly different suits.
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