Zino Davidoff was born in Kiev in 1906 in Kiev, Russia.
Most people know Zino for his classic cigars, but they don’t realize that he is
an inventor and innovator. From the very beginning, there is no doubt that his
life was surrounded by tobacco products and cigars. His father, Henri, was a
tobacco merchant and would have an impact on Zino’s career. Unfortunately, his
country was experiencing some internal turmoil when Zino was a child. His
family made the difficult decision to relocate to Switzerland. He was only six
years old, and the move to Switzerland allowed his family to open up their own
shop. Zino was determined to know more about the products and trade.
He relocated to Latin America in order to learn more about
the tobacco industry. Some of the countries that he visited during this time
include Cuba, Argentina, and Brazil. He only stayed in Latin America to learn
more about the industry for a few years. The tobacco plantations introduced
him to the product and he instantly fell in love. Then he moved back to
Switzerland when he was twenty four years old. When it comes to his
personality, one word can probably summarize his style – “cool”.
Zino’s success continued to grow, especially during the
60’s. After the revolution occurred in Cuba in 1967, Cubatobaco contacted
Davidoff to see if he was interested in creating a personal brand of cigars.
During this time, they were Cuba’s tabacco monopoly. A monopoly is a Company
that has managed to dominate an entire industry, making it hard for other
players to penetrate the market. They wanted to use the designer in order to
catapult them into the cigar market and compete with European manufacturers.
It was after World War II and Cuba was about to come a major player in the
cigar industry thanks to Davidoff. He released the No. 1 and No. 2, which
would become a worldwide sensation. Despite the fact that his brand was
growing and experiencing a ton of success, he sold his business in 1970. The
decision did not hurt the brand, partly because Davidoff was friends with the
person that he sold the business to. He served as the “ambassador” of the
brand until he passed away. During the same year, the Mille series was
released. A lot of people consider this line of cigars a little more mild than
the rest of his products.
In addition to cigars, Davidoff also was an entrepreneur
when it came to coffee. The designer has mentioned in the past about how much
he loved his espressos. If you want to get a taste of this part of Zino’s
life, you can go to the Davidoff Café. The Davidoff brand also came out with
multiple fragrances, including the best seller “Cool Water”. The fragrance is
somewhat inspired by the crisp and coolness of the ocean. The fact that it’s a
little bit lighter is great for women and men who like to stay away from scents
that are too sweet. A new addition to the Cool Water fragrance family is
called “Cool Water Sea Rose”. It comes in a pretty and pink bottle that may be
perfect for a lady during the holiday season. If you are looking for the
perfect perfume for a man that likes to keep things simple, you should go with
When Zino was 88 years old, he sadly passed away. He was
laid to rest in a Jewish cemetery and was praised as someone who was dedicated
to the cigar industry. Even the modern day butane lighter’s design does not
stray far away from Davidoff’s original creation. Men will always be grateful
for the high level of quality that he puts into his cigars and other products.
He is credited for giving people a taste of the “good life”. The cigarette
brand from Davidoff’s line was sold to Imperial tobacco.
Zino Davidoff was from a family that had extensive knowledge
about tobacco products and goods. He used the experience that he learned from
his ancestors and the knowledge that he acquired while he was in Latin America
to make one of the most successful brands of all time. He stated that he was
interested in providing people with pleasure through his products, and he was
definitely successful at doing so.