AkinnenAkinnen's Perfume Reviews

Akinnen 2 years ago 2 3
9
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
9
Bottle
Reformulation strikes again! 2018. vs 2019. 1 year apart and yet insane difference.
Hello everyone

I didn't write anything on this site for some time, but I am back here because I am really, really mad :)

Zino is one of my favorite fragrances that I like to wear just for myself, it' calms me down and takes me to some quiet peaceful place with it's smell. I'm not one of those who says it's outdated, I always thought people who like today modern sweet fragrances would feel that way, but I don't want to offend anyone taste by going further into explanation.

I have decided to get a bottle so it arrived from one Slovenian based webshop. Batch made in the October 2018. by the looks of it. This one I left to my father.

After a while I got informed they discontinued Zino! I was WTF because I thought this is one of the fragrances that are cult and classic and everything that goes with it and should live forever. So I got another one from Notino. This one is batch made in October 2019. As you can see it's just 1 year apart from the bottles.

So bottle A the older one stays on me for hours, every now and then you get that beautiful Zino dash that goes great with cigars, cigarettes and it just use that odor so to speak to make itself stronger. This is one of rare fragrances that I like wearing into the places like pubs and bars that allow smoking. And yeah it's still beautiful, probably not as it used to, but still for today market and type of fragrance it really works well and I love it.

On the other hand Notino bottle the newer one let's name it B from October 2019. is like someone took almost empty bottle A of Zino and just poured in some water. Watered down is like literally what comes into my mind whenever I spray it on. Even now I sprayed 6-7 times on my neck and clothes and I can sense more softener used for washing my t-shirt then I can smell Zino. With A bottle and this number of sprays I would be Zinofied for 3 days, but this B bottle from 6 months ago is so bad I have no words... actually as you can see I do, but it is really on the bridge of being a joke, not a fragrance.

Yes it has very low price, but that should not mean they can do this, what they did. I am so disappointed with this Notino bottle that I will use it as best example of reformulations ever, probably as long as I live.

I think Heritage is similar scent and maybe the only fragrance that could fill the emptiness produced by this Zino production stop and reformulation monstrosity they made in it's last days.

Do not buy!
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Akinnen 3 years ago 1 2
8.5
Scent
9
Longevity
8
Sillage
7
Bottle
Imagine Syria and Iraq in the past
This is one of those evidence scents for people saying every fragrance is unisex. This is really cool fragrance that I imagine wearing on a black suite in some evening event. In the beginning it's flowery, fruity and sharp... that sharpness disappear into sweet creamy beautiful scent. On skin, projection is really good and I can smell it for hours. I could smell it after shower too... as for the clothes that I don't know, but I imagine it lingers for days.

It reminds me of evening or night time in the middle east, heavy dark richness of coffee, cigars, dried fruit and sweets, mixed with that fruit and flower gardens surrounding you with the help of dry hot desert air. I think it's great choice for women +20, but if you are a guy who likes all kinds of fragrances you should try this. It's very erotic in mystical kind of way.

Images like night at Arabian bazaar keeps popping in my head, overkill of sounds around you filled with music and people yelling, but you are concentrated on one point, following girl in front of you that looks like Ophelie Bau and she turns back to see you and then she smiles while her eyes sparkle from life and happiness. That girl smells like Defy Gravity.

Talking about concentration, fragrance concentration is eau de parfum. And sorry if you expected review about notes and stuff and got this. I'm just giving my thoughts, someone else will probably go into it with more expertise.
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Akinnen 3 years ago 2 1
4
Scent
2
Longevity
2
Sillage
6
Bottle
I had high expectations
I really like 90's and fragrances of that time and the 80's fragrances too...it seems world had more spirit back then and things where more simplified then today.

I nearly broke my feet few hours ago and here I am resting it and checking how swollen it is. In this pathetic moment of my life I remembered this fragrance. I really had big expectations sort of say, well after watching Scent Land review it I thought to myself I should own this. So I got it and I decided to wait for warmer weather.

At first it's really bad I wondered what's next. Then it becomes nice for a short while then... nothing.

Tortured by physical pain in my leg I remembered the disappointment in a whole when I sprayed 3 times on my neck and 1 time on each inner elbow area thinking that few sprays before where too little to enjoy this fragrance. Well yes at first I dislike it big time, smells very oldtimerish and after some time it (for a short while) comes to life reminding me of smells like CK One, soapy summer scents of the 90's the light bringers I like to say, scents that keeps you in positive mood and touch you the way the warm Mediterranean weather and sun touches you. And surprise surprise boom it all goes away. To be honest I can feel it even few hours later in some random eruptions here and there, but in the meantime - nothing. Maybe it's me, maybe my nose gets used to this smell so I don't smell it anymore, but that's just probably wishful thinking where me try to defend image of this 90's scent - for some reason.

Maybe my poor bottle went bad, but it reminds me of western movies when you would go into the Saloon to have a drink after long time ride and the bartender gives you some watered down poison not even bothering to spice it up with gun powder and red peppers. This is how I feel about Sergio's Uomo, like someone took 30% of original EDT that was good as people say it was then they added 50% water and 20% of cheap vodka.

EDIT vol1
Gave it to my father. Every time he uses it I notice it, very fresh smell in the air fills the room, but not in a aggressive way. He likes fragrances you wear and other notice, he says he likes it. So on my skin it's not that good, but it is very pleasant on other people. I was surprised when entering a room I smelled that fresh smell. Crazy...
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Akinnen 3 years ago 3 1
7.5
Scent
5
Longevity
5
Sillage
10
Bottle
Summer Jaguar
So I have it for a year now and to be honest never used it too much, but that doesn't mean I do not like it. I just had other favorites at the time. Thing is it seems people are avoiding Jaguar fragrances for some reason unknown to me except they stay away from cheapies or to say more affordable fragrances thinking there's a reason they are affordable and that reason is they're bad. Well some are, some are not. This one isn't.

Scent is really pleasant and has that summer vibe to it, so it's actually different from my experience with this house. For me best thing about it is the bottle, it's really heavy and has that feel you could drop it and nothing would break, the cap looks like metal and it clicks in a way you can pick up the bottle by just holding the cap. Cap also reflects everything from itself and leaves fingerprints.

That being said I mostly feel the apple in this, it's trademark of this fragrance and my mind image of it is sun on a green apple. Very fresh and light, that seems comes from it's aquatic note. Even simple at first you can feel something is going on in the background of it they you can recognize it's woody notes. It also isn't offensive and I gave compliments for it few times on other people - that I usually don't do.

Longevity and sillage are not the best one out there, but when you come to understanding this is a summer and very affordable fragrance then it should not be that of a problem. I know lot's of way more expensive fragrances that have same or even worse longevity and sillage then Vision II.

If you are on a budget looking for pleasant summer scent and like fruity fragrances, apple notes you should try this. This is my longest post here and mind you I am no professional frag head that can pick out notes and stuff. I'm just on beginners level in all of this so don't hold it against me.

Cheers to all.
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