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Knize Ten (1924)
by Knize


Knize Ten information

Year of Launch1924
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 601 votes)

People and companies

PerfumerVincent Roubert
PerfumerFrançois Coty

About Knize Ten

Knize Ten is a masculine fragrance by Knize. The scent was launched in 1924 and the fragrance was created by perfumers François Coty and Vincent Roubert

Reviews of Knize Ten

I never tried a vintage or earlier formulation so my first try of the well-known Knize Ten by Knize comes from the latest formulation, but the juice is still excellent.

Easily recognizable from its sharp opening as belonging to the same broad family of midcentury classics as Dior Eau Sauvage and Chanel Pour Monsieur, Knize Ten boldly heads into leathery territory where the other two bow out as just being citrus/floral/spicy mixes.

It's certainly a much more agreeable leather fragrance than most other leather fragrances, though, given the citrus and woody elements that complement the leather. The note breakdown consists primarily of an herbal/citrus opening giving way to spicy/floral heart and leathery/musky/woody base.

Knize Ten performs excellently, as well, particularly as an EDT in a field of typically higher-concentrated fragrances nowadays. And at $75 for 50ml and $120 for 125ml, it's reasonably priced even at retail.

8 out of 10

14th February, 2018
THE standard in derivative petrol-chem leathers. Gomma, Cuir Mauresque, Tobac Blond, Cabochard all overlap in ways however there's nothing quite like K10. I've smelled it but once on someone else... a cop. Befitting. Respect.

edit 1: K10 has an undeniable floral that comes across as jasmine to me though it not in any pyramids I've seen.
01st November, 2017 (last edited: 24th January, 2018)
Based on its history and all the good reviews, I really wanted to try Knize Ten.

The opening is pretty harsh for me. A whole lot of Orris and Cinnamon. These coupled with a healthy punch of white floral powder were a bit overwhelming. Think of it as a powdery Lonesome Rider. I didn't get any of the citrus listed in the notes. The drydown settled into a Roja Creation E Homme type of spicy and smoky ashtray leather, which is pleasant, but didn't completely sell me.

That being said, I still found it interesting and a whole lot less $$$ than Roja, so there's that.

I have been searching for a great leather dominated fragrance which is not an oud nor an orris bomb and is not powdery nor overberried. Unfortunately, this isn't it. Current contender...Papillon's Anubis.
22nd August, 2017
For some reason was expecting more. Beginning is oily and petrol. Dry down is powdery and ...?
Longevity good. Projection poor.
15th July, 2017
It is time to accept the truth. Patou Pour Homme is not the greatest perfume in the world, neither is Shalimar, nor Vintage Tabarome.

This title only belongs to vintage Knize Ten. It is more a way of life instead of just being a perfume.
26th May, 2017
This is a lot at once. Very perfumey. I definately get some carnation and oakmoss and other green notes and citrus, but it's all mushed up together.

This is a blending style I'm just not a fan of.
28th February, 2017

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