It's unfortunate tha this fragrance could not escape the association with bug spray to my nose. Bug spray at the opening, bug spray in the middle, and dry bug spray at the dry down. Makes me wish I never smelled bug spray so that I can have a more objective opinion.
I completely agree with alfarom's review - the Golden Edition is a great, softer, smoother, more "modern" version of Knize. Still great and not too trendy (or too cheap). Bravi!
Knize Ten Gold is one of my favourite leathers. It is powerful, long lasting and with a bitter, leathery smell. Very masculine. On my skin Gold is more about leather while the original KT is more about petroleum.
Edit: It reminds me of the original Bel Ami, before it was re-formulated. And thus, close to perfection.
30th August, 2014 (last edited: 14th October, 2014)
A wonderful modulated version of Knize Ten; the Golden Edition is by analogy the 21 year Scotch to the original Knize Ten, which is the 12 year old. The same was true of Aramis and Aramis Special Reserve. Wonderful mellower variations on great themes. This is a true gentleman's scent of style and worth; and a modern classic.
I am a big fan of Knize Ten but realize that it can be a challenging scent to wear. I was pleased to get a bottle of the Golden Edition and at first did not notice much of a difference--maybe a little softer, but this still packs a wallup. I have been wearing this a lot and just wore that original and that is when I realized how subtly different they are. Both are well worth having. K10 GE is smoother, less in your face and more in line with today's tastes, but it is still a wonderfully rich leather that is unlike anything else out there... except for the original K10!