Western fashion adheres to gender dictates, and attire been the greatest prop in the theater of gender. Men dress in one manner; women, another. Current standards tend to emphasize a hyper-gendered presentation of self through dress and grooming. Women in the self-confinement of higher heels than ever. Men packaged in increasingly conservative, less adorned trousers-shirt-jacket combinations. And it’s all so coded! Every detail is meant to convey a particular, trivial meaning.
Knize Two comes from an era that favored individuality over clonish-ness and group-style. (Christ, I miss the 70s.) It is also produced by a bespoke fashion firm that has its roots in an era and an esthetic that, while it catered to a masculine tradition, emphasized beauty.
Women, feel free to raid my medicine chest and grab my bottle, but I am ecstatic to see such a pretty perfume sold to men! Knize Two doesn’t simply happen to be fetching, it plays up the exact features that we define as pretty. It is a sharp floral with an expressive wake. Is noticeable and it speaks of intention. It doesn’t call attention to itself dandy-style like a fougère, which shouts to the world, "I engage vigorously in hygiene!" Knize Two is noticeable as a floral aldehyde is noticeable. It says, "I stopped, considered and took a moment to put on a lovely perfume."
Knize Two is a gorgeous exception to the rule a masculine floral is doomed to failure.
from scent hurdle.com
A different beast compared to the famous Ten. A gentle, soft, and sweet scent whose flowery core includes jasmine, violet and fruity that a very well blended. Never cloying, and towards the end developing a distinct sweetening powdery impression, which traditionally could be seen as a boudoir-type style. Nonetheless this fits in here very well. A gentle and convincing composition. Good longevity of over four hours.
09th February, 2013 (last edited: 03rd April, 2013)
Knize two is an utter soap bomb disaster. I'm blaming the woods and musk in concert with the symphony of florals for this. But something in the base is definitely reacting wrong with all of the florals to make it a dry bar of soap. It's all just a little too much for me.
Spectacular floral. Quite different than my favorite Knize 10, but great scent none the less! Prior thumbs-up reviews say it all.
After a few time wearing, it seriously grows on you, soft florals and comforting...
the roses and the violets are killing me!!!!...................this is a light floral !aldehydic grey flannel in a bed of roses............it reminds me of a feminine perfume ..........was it tresor by lancome ?or even bois des iles by chanel? it´s well done and unique but a better choice for a woman- soft,sensual, warm and too smooth in the drydown.
13th September, 2011 (last edited: 16th September, 2011)
A promising opening with a clean mix of aldehydes, green notes and a very hidden hint of almond. In the middle phase rose and jasmine play a big role turning Knize Two into a soapy-floral fragrance that's still quite interesting but maybe a little too mannered. In the drydown I still get a lot of jasmine and rose alternating as if they were jumping out of synchrony on a dry woody base.
Overall Knize Two is a nice composition and a good alternative to the huge amount of fresh "non-fragrances" available on the market. It has a great longevity and a good sillage, but most of all it has the special retrò-feel that makes of it quite an unique fragrance. Lovers of Caraceni 1913 should definitely give this a try...
19th April, 2011 (last edited: 07th December, 2011)