I have read so many glowing reviews of this scent that I had to try it. Unfortunately, I can not decipher what everyone is smelling in this...why is it so good/ To me it smells like an industrial cleaning product made of synthetic ingredients. It does not develop on me nor does it have any staying power. What it smells of to me is a very fake, linear heliotrope....a bit of cherry-vanilla-ish chemical scent. At the risk of being contrary as I know this is a beloved scent; it smells one note and cheap. I get no leather or anything approaching an animalic aspect which I really love.
I am glad I purchased only a decant to sample.
I am changing my review of this EDT. I love it. This is an example going back to try a frag and feeling different about it the second time.
Knize Ten is classic and all those male movie actors who used it can't be wrong!
I love the drydown of this....leather, castoreum, musk ......WOW!!
I will be purchasing this soon....
03rd April, 2016 (last edited: 26th June, 2016)
Man, I love Knize Ten. This stuff cuts to the chase. It smells like a sweaty hide, then a worn saddle, then a fresh lemon, then an ashtray, and then some good tobacco. I can't think of another scent that so perfectly captures the smell of old-school Texas men, who lived halfway across the world from where this fragrance was created. But Knize Ten a time capsule, from an era that seems recognizably modern in most respects, until one gets a whiff of this stuff, and then it takes you somewhere that you may recognize even if you've never been there before--all through its olfactory image of what people once smelled like, before deodorant sticks, smoking bans, washing machines, hand sanitizer, and running water in every home.
Why have I spent my life never having smelled the classic Knize Ten until now? An incredibly beautiful fragrance, and I can understand why it's been a Hollywood favorite since the 30's.
I get leather, lemon, a dusty summer rose, cinnamon, musk and warm amber. The lemon starts prominent and then lingers, slowly fading to reveal the amber and cinnamon. The rose stands forward and intertwines with the leather. The only drawback for me is that it does get very dry and dusty, (not quite powdery) in the dry down.
Smells very classic and refined. Highly masculine and could be worn by anybody, any time, any place. I like it, but want to sample the more modern Golden Ten now. I would still easily give this a Thumbs Up.
19th February, 2016 (last edited: 20th February, 2016)
Quite frankly, when I first tried this, I thought it was a new niche, artisan thing, so unique it was.It had been handed to me in an unlabeled vial,by an acquaintance who asked" What do you think of this?"
Closest description to my reaction was much the same as Montagne.
This stuff develops into "The Bomb"
1924? It is Timeless!
A draw of this sits beside my Cuir de Russie. I use it sparingly as it is Uber M.
Unlike the Chanel, with which I can wear daily, this suits me well when I'm tuxedo-ed.
Whoa. This IS a masculine. My souvenir of Vienna. I love it but feel a bit self conscious wearing it straight up, so I fem it up a bit with half a spritz of the redoubtable Perfumer's Workshop's Tea Rose layered under this sharp, tobacco-redolent leather. I'd love to smell it on a guy, especially after he's been out on a run or playing sports. ohlala.