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    Default Scents similar to Knize Ten?

    Hello all. It's been a while since I posted a new thread of my own, but I'm in need of some help here. I've recently fallen in love with Knize Ten. I bought it blind and wasn't sure how I would react to it since I've never been a big fan of leather scents in general. Cuiron was my favorite leather scent (actually it was my only leather scent) simply because it was more of a soft suede rather than raw leather. As a side note, I don't think I can handle straight up leather because I don't like the idea of smelling like furniture or boots. I've been wearing Knize Ten for the past three weeks consecutively and I can't get enough of it. I feel like the leather note in this is rather subdued and is never in the forefront. Knize Ten is very "boozey" and sophisticated, which I assume is the reason why it earned its reputation as "the gentleman's scent". It's semi sweet and there's a lingering middle note that faintly reminds me of bubblegum. If you own this scent, then you may or may not know what I'm talking about. Anyways, I've been searching the directory and reading reviews (like a born-again newbie) looking for scents that are similar to Knize Ten. From personal experience, I find Bois du Portugal, Vintage Tabarome, and Truefit & Hill Spanish Leather to be similar such that they possess the same "boozey" qualities and sophistication that I seek. I read positive reviews on Creed's Royal English Leather but I've never sampled it and I don't want to smell like straight up leather. Any recommendations on scents that I should definitely check out? Thanks in advance Basenoters.

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    Im also a fan of Knize Ten. I bought it a little more than a month ago, and it's really a good find. Knize Ten belongs to the dry woods/chypre category and scents that would be similar are:
    Aramis
    Anvers by Ulrich Lang New York
    Baladin by Parfums de Nicolai
    Bearbier Des Isles by C S P
    Comme Des Garcons 2 Man
    Cuba by Czech and Speake
    Cuir de Russie by Creed
    Daim Blond by Serge Lutens
    Declaration Essence by Cartier
    Eucris by Geo Trumper
    Feuilles De Tabac
    Missoni Uomo
    Peau D' Espangne by Sta. Maria Novella
    Perry Ellis For Men
    Royal English Leather by Creed
    Spanish Leather by Geo F. Trumper
    Teck by Molinard
    This is not a Pipe by Demeter Fragrance
    Vetiver by Etro
    X for Men by Clive Christian
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    You should definitely sample Royal English Leather, which I think is exceptional but also sweeter than Knize Ten and also not expecially "boozy." Etro Gomma I would recommend for someone who wanted something Ten-ish but more wearable and less "autre" than Ten. You might find it either too tame or redundant.

    For a "boozy" sophistication I think of D'Orsay's Le Dandy and Annick Goutal's Sables.

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    In addition so the great suggestion other have already suggested, I suggest you to try also some classic gentleman leather juices:
    Santa Maria Novella Colonia Russa
    Santa Maria Novella Peau d'Espagne

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    Default Re: Scents similar to Knize Ten?

    Imo, Tabac Blond (parfum) is very much like a concentrated version of Knize Ten.

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    Default Re: Scents similar to Knize Ten?

    I would echo, from Aubrgene's list, Parfums de Nicolaï - Baladin. Not overly leather but unmistakeably so, with a very refined background of notes.

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    One time I was wearing K10 and my ex-roommate said he liked what I was wearing as it reminded him of his father's Old Spice.

    I find Pierre Cardin Centaure Cuir Fougere is similar, but less spicy. More amber.
    Royal English Leather is similar as well due to the mandarin.

    Personally I find K10 to be more of a tobacco frag than a leather frag, but its all in how you perceive the notes I guess.
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    Try "Habanera" by Hove Parfumeur from New Orleans.

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    Default Re: Scents similar to Knize Ten?

    Thank you for all the replies gentlemen. I never even considered Tabac Blond until now. Come to think of it, I agree that Knize Ten has some tabacco qualities. It's always a pleasure Basenoters.

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    the one i've found very similar to knize 10 is etro gomma definitely it worth a try

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    Default Re: Scents similar to Knize Ten?

    Quote Originally Posted by teflondog
    I would react to it since I've never been a big fan of leather scents in general.
    Hi T-dog, just out of curiosity, don't you consider DK Fuel to be a leather scent?

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    Dzing! by L'Artisan Parfumeur
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    Default Re: Scents similar to Knize Ten?

    Quote Originally Posted by Joel_Cairo
    Hi T-dog, just out of curiosity, don't you consider DK Fuel to be a leather scent?
    I get some leather out of it but for me it's mostly suede, pineapple, and tobacco. This is an example of the type of scents I'm looking for; hints of leather without it being too dominant or "raw".

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    Default Re: Scents similar to Knize Ten?

    We seem to be on the same trail, td, and I have come across some of above recommendations myself, reading the others with as much interest. Great thread! It seeems that Knize has two alternatives in-house. Hopefully, I may sample Knize Sec one day. The name hints to something, I might like. Perhaps even Knize Forest is alright too. ActiveMen (Europe) offers them surprisingly cheap.
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    2nd Etro Gomma and Caron Tabac Blond. Gomma is simpler, Tabac Blond has lots of carnation. Both are heavy on the isobutylqinoline as are most of the recommendations above, but these two come closest to Knize Ten in my opinion.
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    Default Re: Scents similar to Knize Ten?

    I wanted to re bump this thread. I find Knize gen to be a fav. I find melograno from Santa Maria novella to be similar, but more direct. Anyone find other fragrances like Ten? .I need to find the vintage version because I find it is not strong enough or lasting long enough.. I wish it did, in me. Perhaps I don't smell it after a few hours. This is "my" type of scent, Knize ten. I,love it and it is beautiful.

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    Some suggestions above are completely crazy, lol. Comme Des Garcons 2 Man, Daim Blond and C&S Cuba, really?

    Anyway I'd mention Etro Gomma, quite the same waxy chypre kind of leather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blah114 View Post
    I wanted to re bump this thread. I find Knize gen to be a fav. I find melograno from Santa Maria novella to be similar, but more direct. Anyone find other fragrances like Ten? .I need to find the vintage version because I find it is not strong enough or lasting long enough.. I wish it did, in me. Perhaps I don't smell it after a few hours. This is "my" type of scent, Knize ten. I,love it and it is beautiful.
    Hang on a minute -- you bumped a 10 year old thread to state that Melograno is similar to Knize Ten? I give up.

    And you made me think Pigeon Murderer was back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aubrgene View Post
    Im also a fan of Knize Ten. I bought it a little more than a month ago, and it's really a good find. Knize Ten belongs to the dry woods/chypre category and scents that would be similar are:
    Aramis
    Anvers by Ulrich Lang New York
    Baladin by Parfums de Nicolai
    Bearbier Des Isles by C S P
    Comme Des Garcons 2 Man
    Cuba by Czech and Speake
    Cuir de Russie by Creed
    Daim Blond by Serge Lutens
    Declaration Essence by Cartier
    Eucris by Geo Trumper
    Feuilles De Tabac
    Missoni Uomo
    Peau D' Espangne by Sta. Maria Novella
    Perry Ellis For Men
    Royal English Leather by Creed
    Spanish Leather by Geo F. Trumper
    Teck by Molinard
    This is not a Pipe by Demeter Fragrance
    Vetiver by Etro
    X for Men by Clive Christian
    ...this guy must have sniffed some strange perfume the other day...??

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    Default Re: Scents similar to Knize Ten?

    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Maillard View Post
    Some suggestions above are completely crazy, lol. Comme Des Garcons 2 Man, Daim Blond and C&S Cuba, really?

    Anyway I'd mention Etro Gomma, quite the same waxy chypre kind of leather.
    I wholeheartedly agree. Etro Gomma is a sleeper "clone" of Knize Ten. Not exact, but so close enough that I've dropped all pursuit of vintage Knize Ten. No point. Etro is actually a bit superior to my nose, especially with respect to recent formulation of Knize Ten. The only other thing I'd say is that Knize Ten Golden Edition is still very good, more full and refined than the current release of the original.
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    Default Re: Scents similar to Knize Ten?

    Have you tried the Golden Edition? It is also excellent.
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    Default Re: Scents similar to Knize Ten?

    Serge Lutens Cuir Mauresque is very similar, but warmer and more ambery. I enjoy it more than K10, actually, including vintage, but they're both great fragrances.

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    Default Re: Scents similar to Knize Ten?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oviatt View Post
    Have you tried the Golden Edition? It is also excellent.
    No, not yet, but I might. Perfumedcourt has the vintage still for a bit of money. Appreciate the suggestions. Melograno smells like Knize ten without a drydown, to me. I love the Knize ten, though and I adore serge Lutens stuff, I hadn't heard of etro

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaern View Post
    Hang on a minute -- you bumped a 10 year old thread to state that Melograno is similar to Knize Ten? I give up.

    And you made me think Pigeon Murderer was back!
    Yes, and yes, and who cares.

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    As an even more upscale, as well as more contemporary version: Roja Dove Risque
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    Default Re: Scents similar to Knize Ten?

    ELDO Rien's very late dry-down is similar to Knize Ten's dry-down.
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    Default Re: Scents similar to Knize Ten?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sugandaraja View Post
    Serge Lutens Cuir Mauresque is very similar, but warmer and more ambery. I enjoy it more than K10, actually, including vintage, but they're both great fragrances.
    Yes, I agree. I sampled Cuir Mauresque a few months ago and enjoyed it. A bit too expensive for me, as I'd rather spend the money on other fragrances (I DID put out for Koublai Khan though--well worth the cost!), but if money was no object I'd own this one too.

    Speaking of which, there's also Dior's Cuir Cannage. But then you're starting to step over into the other side of leather, like Cuir de Russie. And CREED Royal English Leather.
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    - Cuir Mauresque +1
    - Etro Gomma +1
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    Etro Gomma +1
    Don't recall ever having tried this one.
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    Default Re: Scents similar to Knize Ten?

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Don't recall ever having tried this one.
    While ETRO has done some reformulations, they kept this one pretty much as-is. I have bottles of vintage (golden cap) and more recent (first version of silver cap) and can't really tell the difference (it's subtle, if at all). If you do decide to purchase, try getting the silver cap with box having the purple band. The absolute latest has a black & white box (no purple). I haven't tried that one.
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