When I wear Kinski I am always reminded of the bad ass fragrance from yesteryear - Yatagan. I don't know if Yatagan was the inspiration for Kinski and Geza Schoen, but there is a similarity of the two . . . Kinski definitely has a post modern edge to it by having no lavender in it. Kinski jumps right into the fray with juniper, casis, castoreum, civet, leather, possibly some artemsia too. It is a bitter mix of green, tart and smokey leather notes. There is a lightness that keeps it from a bitter mess of a resolution and this lightness elevates the scent into usability. There may be iso e super for the lightness, I am guessing. I like this earthiness. It does smell a bit like clothes you wore the day after being around heavy pot smoke - you know that odor - wild bitter and green - supposedly the signature scent of the actor Klaus Kinski who is the namesake of this fragrance. A very good incense scent that is highly unusual and projects a natural forest thicket ambience.
Kinski by Escentric Molecules, 2011
Rated #2856 in Fragrances
Escentric Molecules - Kinski Musty, dusty, vetiver prominent. Iso E and/or its ilk are noticeably present. I applied the whole .7ml sample yesterday under clothes and exposed on the arms. As much as I can, I try to sample test before revisiting detailed reviews in an attempt to keep my impressions as personal and unbiased as possible. The source of my sample markets it as Kinski by Kinski and I had no idea it was an Escentric Molecule association until minutes ago. It fits. Kinski belongs in the group of New Age Masculines typified by the synthetics that provide for crazy longevity (e.g. TdH, Encre Noir, Aventus, TF Extreme, etc.). MaryJane? Animalic/Castoreum? Hmmm, not so much to me. The recurring vibe I got throughout was that it was quite close to the smokey,vetiver, Iso E Super-laden Encre Noir. Now I happen to like EN a lot and TdH, another IES thumper, is one of my favorites. Those that are familiar enough with IES (and/or similar synthetics, to be honest) will understand when I say that Kinski, like the others, carries the characteristic of wearing the wearer; cold, not cloying yet somehow can become a little suffocating. Dya know what I mean? Good masculine scent. Pricey; my EN cost but a fraction. Dont believe Ill ever own a bottle. I'm 50, for reference and this impression is only off a single wearing of a .7ml sample. Fin12/29/12
Woodsmoke, hash and vetiver Kinski is a raw and driven thing. Resins seep through its every pore, oak moss creeps across its skin. Yet there is some heavy duty chemical lifting going on, for the experience isnt lumpen and dense, it has the propulsive forward motion of a well-crafted perfume. The cannabis is a green and brushed thing, not really the stale cloud that hangs around a user. The essence of Kinski seems to be an urge to power, if that isnt going too metaphysical on its ass. And therein lies a problem for me: such boldness is daunting over the course of an entire day. Much as I enjoy it to begin with, Kinski is perhaps a touch too much of a head trip, a bit too reminiscent of power frags. The cannabis lingers deep into its drydown which gets progressively woody.
Kinski opens with a dash of pink Peruvian pepper before the cannabis accord presents itself early in the heart notes conjoining with the pepper. A beautiful almost lemon-like vetiver and castoreum tandem emerges in the mid-heart notes with base notes of musk, cedar and synthetic ambergris sweetened by the faintest whiff of benzoin. Projection and longevity are average. Kinski is an interesting scent with the cannabis allure drawing many to try it. That said, while the faux cannabis accord is certainly present, it is the lemony vetiver, Peruvian pepper and castoreum that really makes the scent, IMO. The scent is quite synthetic in nature overall, but similar to many in the great Comme des Garcons line, synthetic does not necessarily equal "bad," and Kinski is definitely a fine smelling scent that will impress most who smell it. I don't think it is groundbreaking, but it is invigoratingly sharp in the opening and heart notes, drying down to a more subtle, smooth and even slightly sweet woody ambergris concoction. I give Kinski a very good 3.5 out of 5 stars and recommend a sniff to all.
Horrible. I had to scrub this one after 4 hours. Grim, musty, depressing. Rotting forest-floor vegetation on a damp day. Encre Noire's self-absorbed suicidal pot-head teenage cousin. An insult to the memory of a great actor. Commercial cynicism at its worst.
Blimey -- can't believe all the praise this is getting. When I first sprayed, I thought it was 'Bang' or Bang Bang'. Sorry, I may be missing all the nuances and half of the notes by the sound of it, but Kinski comes across as a peppery vetiver with an unwanted diversion to an aquatic note along the way. The drydown is nice enough, but I can't help thinking that if you dig this you would be better off with one of the so-so 'Bangs' --- literally also, by about £50.
After a rapid test on paper I dismissed Kinski as it sounded like something "claculated" to achieve the success of both Escentric 01/Molecule 01. Just like a (not so) talented pop singer trying to replicate his previous unexpected success. All the elements of the first memorable song are there, but the new track lacks the freshness and the innovative power of the firs song. I was WRONG (well, almost)! On skin, Kinski has something more to offer! First of all, let me tell you that in order to properly appreciate this fragrance you have to be fine with a consitent dose of synthetic notes as, this is manily what it's all about. The opening is extremely modern with pink pepper and nutmeg paired with a true-to-life rendition of resinous/juicy cannabis. A strong synthetic/animalic presence provides a dark, sort of old-fashioned, musky quality that perfectly blends with the rest. I'm hooked. Assertive, It surely has an impact! The fragrance stays pretty linear for a couple of hours to then evolve into a synthetic resinous woody-vetiver base. Here come my comparisons with some of the previous releases by Escentric Molecules. The resinous woody aspect is definitely an extension of both Escentric 01 and Molecule 01 (Iso E Super), while the vetiver brings immediately to mind of Escentric 03 / Molecule 03 (Vetiveryl Acetate). The cannabis accord is still there as well as the musky quality while, in this phase, Kinski resembles an hypothetic mash-up between Encre Noire and L'Eau Guerriere. I surely changed my mind on Kinski and, now, I quite like it but honestly, I still have some reservations. My feeling is that Kinski is just like one of those fragrances that works like a pop-song (again). It's catchy, emotionally fresh and new at first, but turns to be boring in no time. My suggestion so far is to go through a couple of samples before you pull the trigger on a full bottle. It is for posterity to judge.
From time to time, I read on here a description of some long lost classic Guerlain that evolved for days, full of surprises at the second hour, the fifth hour, etc. I was certain I would never get to experience this quality in a fragrance because they just don't seem to build them like that any more. Enter Kinski. I had sampled it from a vial previously, worn it for an hour or two, and enjoyed it very much. I found the citrus peel, smoke, hard wood, and marijuana notes to be very well balanced: skanky, elegant, and wry all at the same time. What I did not expect when giving it a full and proper wearing today is that, at hour three, it sheds the skank as a very handsome vetiver-wood composition emerges (not unlike Itasca). At hour six, it has transformed AGAIN. Its twilight is a damp, salty vetiver...I want to use the word "chasm" because its depth suggests absence as much as substance. At this stage, I don't think a comparison to Sel de Vetiver is off the mark. Kinski actually tapers as an aquatic, which in this case is not dismissive; it's a cold, inscrutable thing riddled with brooding and loss. The whole experience has been extraordinary. It gives the impression of a fire being slowly extinguished. Or the sun falling into the ocean. I am in awe. Update: Hour 7, and the dampness is trading places with a dry smoke. Inky midnight. It is dying on my arms as Encre Noire.
Hey guys, so I bought Kinski about two weeks ago at Scent Bar. Now you have to bare with me because I am NO where near as smart the lot of you that I have been "talking" to about fragrances, BUT I'm going to try. I have used it four times and now I'm a little more confident about giving a review. Kinski Notes Cassis, juniper berry, schinus molle (Peruvian pepper), castoreum, marijuana acccord, nutmeg, plum, orchid, magnolia, orange flower, rose, benzoin, vetiver, cedar, patchouly, styrax, cistus, costus (ginger), musk, moss, ambergris Kinski is odd and confusing and I hate and LOVE it all at the same time throughout the journey that it takes me on. This is a very bold complex textured scent. If you don't like woods or Vetiver, then I would pass, but I LOVE both. The first five mins of putting this on I think to myself, "What the hell is this smell?" It's so completely different and I have no words. I will say last night I put it on and sat on the couch next to my perfect adorable Boxer Marley and she literally sat up and started to smell my arm, then started to lick me, LOL. She has never done that, now I know she's a dog and not a beautiful woman, but that had to be a compliment right, LOL. Anyway, the first 5 mins, I'm confused and think I hate it, but I believe it's a love hate thing, because from then on, I'm TOTALLY in love with Kinski. It has longevity and takes you on a multifaceted journey. "Kinski begins boldly as cassis and juniper are met with a mix of castoreum and vetiver. The castoreum adds an early animalic touch and the vetiver seems like the vetiveryle from Escentric Molecules 03, full of smoky intensity. This is a mix of top notes which are better together than as their separate parts. This is slightly sweet berry over strongly dark notes to comprise a study in yin and yang. The heart is a quartet of floral notes; rose, magnolia, cistus, and orchid; which again provide a yin. The yang in the heart comes from nutmeg, pepper, ginger, benzoin, and styrax. Hr. Schoen accentuates the prickly, piquant nature of the latter set of notes, much like Hr. Kinskis famous temperament. They are layered over a traditional floral beauty, much like Hr. Kinskis acting talent. The base notes are the only thing in Kinski which are straightforward as Hr. Schoen gives my overworked olfactory receptors a break. Patchouli, musk, and ambergris are the surprisingly soothing finish to this fragrance."
Kinski by Escentric Molecules, 2011
|Top Notes||cassis, juniper, castoreum|
|Middle Notes||oceanic notes|
|Base Notes||animalic notes, woody notes|
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