Currently wearing the vintage edition. Opening with a harsh leather, this is what K10 is known for. It's a very carnal fragrance and slowly reveals itself. Consider it a defense mechanism, "give me time", it says, "I'm very in-depth" However, I have loved K10 from the start to the very faint end.
So far, to this day, I have not found a fragrance that can blend the animalic and floral to this extent. Perfect for a hot day if you have a soft spot for the castoreum.
I have never smelled earlier versions of this EDT, which many reviewers say was richer and more distinctive than the current juice. If that is so…wow, it must have been incredible because I love my bottle of Knize Ten and have purchased a couple more for backup. It is phenolic, tarry, and floral (all at once), and it dries down to a subdued, beautiful suede scent very similar to Cuir de Lancome. I do not find Knize Ten raw, disconcerting, excessively animalic, redolent of the urinal or machine shop; to me, it is a strong, elegant leather whose floral notes accent and unite the overall composition. It is noir-ish, but sophisticated - not crude or brutal.
Sillage and projection are weak for me, but within a couple of hours Knize Ten becomes a tenacious skin scent that persists for well over a day - lean in to smell it!
I appreciate and wear many fragrances that are categorized as masculine scents, and Knize Ten is among my favorites. For me, a fragrance's quality and integrity of construction supercede conventional notions of gender, and that is emphatically the case with regard to Knize Ten.
13th September, 2015 (last edited: 17th September, 2015)
The scent of this timeless fragrance evokes powerful and mysterious masculinity.this skin-deep fragrance leaves an unforgettable impression.KNIZE TEN is one of the best leathery scent combined with a magnetic and rich spicy that makes unforgettable moments for you.Classic,Awesome,Gorgeous,Complex,Confident, Adventurous,Strong,Intriguring,Provocative,Virile, Animalic,Classy,Versatile,Unforgettable and Purely Sensual.
The first note is a rush of freshness from bergamot, orange,amalfi lemon and petitgrian that later fades into carnation,patchouli,cinnamon,rose and sandalwood.the base notes are a powerful harmony in which the sensuality of leather and white musk envelops the woody warmth of amber,vanilla and a subtle touch of oakmoss.it is definitely a winter type fragrance.a perfect choice to anyone who wants to smell real classic leathery scent.
Longevity??Noticeable on my skin.
26th July, 2015 (last edited: 28th July, 2015)
Anyone can buy and collect perfumes intelligently. That's right; I said anyone. No previous knowledge of the perfume business, experience collecting perfumes or degrees in perfume history are necessary. All you need is a love and appreciation of fine fragrances, a desire to collect, and a willingness to familiarize yourself with a few easy smells that will allow you to evaluate any work of art in perfumery! This is the first step. The second step, I recommend once you have figured out what is a perfume, it is to throw away all that seems to have been copied from others. There is no art without a distinguishable identity there is no art without originality. So once you smell Knize Ten you'll have to throw away tens of scents that were already junk before realizing it.
But when a perfume is art? To be original is not enough!
A respectable man once accused Bernardo Bertolucci: “The only thing you love is butter! Butter, butter, butter!”
A small packet of butter became the symbol of all that was depraved about western culture, and Bertolucci was the man responsible. This improbable lubricant was to become the protagonist of the most notorious scene of this 1972 film Last Tango in Paris: pure art. Then think about that perfume you are going to buy! Is it a symbol, or a satus symbol?
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