They do smell very similar, but give it some time and you will start to recognize their differences. Although I like DHI more, I use them both and would not want to be without either one in my collection. By the way,I own both the edp and edt of Midnight in Paris and they basically smell the same except the edp is fuller/thicker and the edt is a bit brighter, buty either one is acceptable. If you are on a budget or are having trouble finding DHI for a good price, go ahead and grab some Midnight in Paris as an alternative. They both have great looking bottles also!