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    Default Yet Another Reformulation Post! Sorry. Knize Ten?

    I know the whole reformulation thing has been beaten to death lately, but I am wondering about Knize Ten. It seems that this iconic fragrance continues to get rave reviews, and nothing is ever mentioned about it being anything other than a strong and vibrant leather fragrance. I think I even read that the formula is the same as it was in the 1920's? Is that possible? If that's true, are they immune from following the regulations put out by the IFRA? Like many here, I am interested in this fragrance, but am reluctant to spend $120.00 for a bottle, only to be disappointed with the latest version of the product. Any light shed on this topic is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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    Default Re: Yet Another Reformulation Post! Sorry. Knize Ten?

    I recently bought a 50ml bottle for $70.00 from Luckyscent. A major disappointment for me. I got in on a split of Xerjoff Homme to fill the void.

    I'll get more pleasure out of my $68.00 - 10ml decant of Xerjoff than I will out of 50ml of Knize.
    Last edited by thebeck; 1st March 2013 at 12:11 AM.

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    Default Re: Yet Another Reformulation Post! Sorry. Knize Ten?

    I recently bought a bottle, and it's still excellent. One of my favorite fragrances, and somehow unscathed in the IFRA's wake.

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    Default Re: Yet Another Reformulation Post! Sorry. Knize Ten?

    This seems to be a polarizing type of scent.

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    Knize Ten is certainly not the exact formula of the 20s, and not only because of IFRA. But up to the latest one I smelled a couple of years ago, it has remained excellent, a butch leather with an automotive vibe, but made elegant by ambers and flowers. I have not smelled it this year, so I cannot say for the very latest batch, but I'd find it strange if it had changed just now. Note that there are two versions, the regular and the Golden, which I understand is smoother.

    cacio

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    Default Re: Yet Another Reformulation Post! Sorry. Knize Ten?

    Xerjoff Homme is certainly a worthy alternative.

    for swap/sale:





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    Default Re: Yet Another Reformulation Post! Sorry. Knize Ten?

    Even the comparatively recently released versions of Knize Ten seem to have that only "minimally reformulated/non-reformulated" scent.

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    Default Re: Yet Another Reformulation Post! Sorry. Knize Ten?

    Moral of the story: buy as much as you can before it's destroyed.

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    Default Re: Yet Another Reformulation Post! Sorry. Knize Ten?

    This.
    Quote Originally Posted by treeman5823 View Post
    Moral of the story: buy as much as you can before it's destroyed.

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    Default Re: Yet Another Reformulation Post! Sorry. Knize Ten?

    Quote Originally Posted by treeman5823 View Post
    Moral of the story: buy as much as you can before it's destroyed.
    It's already too late.

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    Default Re: Yet Another Reformulation Post! Sorry. Knize Ten?

    Quote Originally Posted by thebeck View Post
    It's already too late.
    Care to expand on this?

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    treeman5823
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    Default Re: Yet Another Reformulation Post! Sorry. Knize Ten?

    Quote Originally Posted by thebeck View Post
    It's already too late.
    Yes, please explain.

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    Default Re: Yet Another Reformulation Post! Sorry. Knize Ten?

    K10 Golden Edition is way better. I put both the Original and GE on tonight and GE blows the O away with everything. Sillage and longevity included.

    I would not re purchase the Original.

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    Default Re: Yet Another Reformulation Post! Sorry. Knize Ten?

    A little lighter than it used to be. Less dark, phenolic, animalic, but surprisingly still excellent. Still has that great accord reminiscent of Nepal Musk by Primo. Few can compete with Knize Ten on a cold, dry day outdoors.

    Although some will want to spend more money in order to believe they're getting something better, it is considerably more complex, clear and satisfying than the alternative facades.

    Amazing fragrance.
    Last edited by pluran; 5th March 2013 at 11:58 AM.

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