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    Question What do you make of this review?- Yosh- Konig

    And what the heck are snow flowers supposed to smell like?

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    Default Re: What do you make of this review?- Yosh- Konig

    There have been some threads on this recently, but not much info. yet.
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/372...k-and-thoughts
    http://www.basenotes.net/huddlerarchive/380987

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    Default Re: What do you make of this review?- Yosh- Konig

    It's a bit over the top, I was expecting a dragon to pop up as I was reading it.lol

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    Default Re: What do you make of this review?- Yosh- Konig

    Hope it smells as good as the price!
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    Default Re: What do you make of this review?- Yosh- Konig

    Luckyscent descriptions are lame.
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    Default Re: What do you make of this review?- Yosh- Konig

    Tested the fragrance from a sample last night, and really enjoyed it. The central effect is a duet between tart apple and smokey vetiver, which is quite amiable without being insipid or cloying. It reminded me in structure to Aventus (tart fruit meets smoke), but without the overt synthetics and loudness of the Creed. I need to give it a full day's wear, but it's certainly worth trying. Good stuff.
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    Default Re: What do you make of this review?- Yosh- Konig

    Thanks for posting - sounds like a nice combination!

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    Default Re: What do you make of this review?- Yosh- Konig

    Great poetry... It made me think of the symbolism found in Tarot cards. I like ithe description but would not base a buying decision on it alone
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    Default Re: What do you make of this review?- Yosh- Konig

    Thanks-onethinline!

    I really was curious because it looked like it was maybe greenish/chypre. The 'masculine' button isn't ALL the way down to the high side so maybe I would like it. But that's a pretty incomprehensible description!

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    Default Re: What do you make of this review?- Yosh- Konig

    The review was enjoyable reading. Received a sample of this from LS with a purchase. It was OK but nothing special. Gave it to my son who liked it more than I.

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    Default Re: What do you make of this review?- Yosh- Konig

    I might join you , Hednic. I'm curious to locate my inner primeval King. It's been neglected, of late.

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    Default Re: What do you make of this review?- Yosh- Konig

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    It's a bit over the top, I was expecting a dragon to pop up as I was reading it.lol
    Definately

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    Default Re: What do you make of this review?- Yosh- Konig

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post
    I might join you , Hednic. I'm curious to locate my inner primeval King. It's been neglected, of late.


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    Default Re: What do you make of this review?- Yosh- Konig

    I sampled it at Barney's and it smelled fine. Woody.
    Unfortunately I'll probably need to get a sample of it to actually get a real idea of how it smells. Perfume counters really throws off the experience


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    Default Re: What do you make of this review?- Yosh- Konig

    I received a sample and to be honest I am disappointed. I expected something truly outstanding, I mean it's not bad, but simply not what I expected. Since I am from Bavaria I love the whole background-story and I love the name "König" (German for "King"), but the background-story can also be a bit misleading because it says "black Bavarian forest" which could be mistaken for the famous "Black Forest" which is in Baden-Württemberg and not in Bavaria.

    "König" smells a bit like "Encre Noire" with some apples. The apple-note is not sweet, it's more like those green and refreshing apples, so it actually adds some coolness and freshness to the scent. It has a nice dry and smoky wood-note, but also like "Encre Noire" this synthetic smelling so-called "White Musk" which I dislike and I think there is also a hefty dose of Iso E Super in it. It has sharper edges than "Encre Noire" and it smells a bit more natural, but is still quite synthetic.

    All in all it's okay but nothing groundbreaking. I expected a barbaric medieval king in a dark castle, but it smells more like Neuschwanstein!
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    Default Re: What do you make of this review?- Yosh- Konig

    Quote Originally Posted by TLS View Post
    Luckyscent descriptions are lame.
    That's the official description that you can also find on eaudeyosh.com.
    "Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man"

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    I hope the fragrance is better than their punctuation and capitalisation.

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    Default Re: What do you make of this review?- Yosh- Konig

    I agree that there's not much more to it than fresh green apple and smokey vetiver, but I didn't get any overtly synthetic notes. It may not be groundbreaking, but I found it to be quite nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post
    I might join you , Hednic. I'm curious to locate my inner primeval King. It's been neglected, of late.
    Kumquat, Lucky Scent descriptions are poetic hyperbole. I take them for just what they are. Everything they sell is superb in some way according to each write-up. Just marketing hype. I just sample and judge for myself. I ignore the marketing doubletalk.

    A wonderful fragrance will still stand up on its own.

    Quote Originally Posted by hoschhti View Post
    I received a sample and to be honest I am disappointed. I expected something truly outstanding, I mean it's not bad, but simply not what I expected. Since I am from Bavaria I love the whole background-story and I love the name "König" (German for "King"), but the background-story can also be a bit misleading because it says "black Bavarian forest" which could be mistaken for the famous "Black Forest" which is in Baden-Württemberg and not in Bavaria.

    "König" smells a bit like "Encre Noire" with some apples. The apple-note is not sweet, it's more like those green and refreshing apples, so it actually adds some coolness and freshness to the scent. It has a nice dry and smoky wood-note, but also like "Encre Noire" this synthetic smelling so-called "White Musk" which I dislike and I think there is also a hefty dose of Iso E Super in it. It has sharper edges than "Encre Noire" and it smells a bit more natural, but is still quite synthetic.

    All in all it's okay but nothing groundbreaking. I expected a barbaric medieval king in a dark castle, but it smells more like Neuschwanstein!
    Thank you for the update, hoschhti. LOL at the architectural comparison!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hoschhti View Post
    That's the official description that you can also find on eaudeyosh.com.
    I had no idea.
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    Default Re: What do you make of this review?- Yosh- Konig

    Just got samples of Konig, I sort of like it. What I get is sort of an apple-citrus counter poised with vetiver. Pretty good, IMHO. As to snow flowers, I don't know… So often I don't get all the melange of things that are supposed to be in the pyramid.

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    Default Re: What do you make of this review?- Yosh- Konig

    Snow flowers are probably alpine flowers. I don't know what they smell like but I think I've seen that as a note before, and it makes sense with all the Bavaria talk.
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    Default Re: What do you make of this review?- Yosh- Konig

    I have a bottle and find it very hard to wear. The fragrance is accompanied by a bitter chemical smell that gives the whole thing an unfinished feel that only a ultra-niche house would push out to the market.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post
    And what the heck are snow flowers supposed to smell like?
    There is a well-known Matisse cut-out titled Snow Flowers or, more properly, Fleurs de Neige. It’s here in NYC. Recall that Matisse's great-granddaughter designed perfume bottles for Kilian. Yves Saint Laurent always said that he wished he had been Matisse. The controversial print advertisement for YSL’s Opium featuring the model Sophie Dahl naked and reclining against a black sheets was said to be inspired by Matisse’s carnal odalisques of the 1920s. Personally, I am not sure he hit the mark. For all I know these ads more closely recapitulate a Zulu puberty rite, but one thing’s for sure: Sophie’s motor was running. (Google this one guys.) There is a typically wacked-out painting by the same name, Fleurs de Neige, by Max Ernst. Ernst said that “happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.” Sweet. His come-on to the potential odalisques he encountered? Let’s “make a fragrant room together.”

    Sorry, what was it you asked? The smell of snow flowers? Haven’t a clue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schnozz View Post
    There is a well-known Matisse cut-out titled Snow Flowers or, more properly, Fleurs de Neige. It’s here in NYC. Recall that Matisse's great-granddaughter designed perfume bottles for Kilian. Yves Saint Laurent always said that he wished he had been Matisse. The controversial print advertisement for YSL’s Opium featuring the model Sophie Dahl naked and reclining against a black sheets was said to be inspired by Matisse’s carnal odalisques of the 1920s. Personally, I am not sure he hit the mark. For all I know these ads more closely recapitulate a Zulu puberty rite, but one thing’s for sure: Sophie’s motor was running. (Google this one guys.) There is a typically wacked-out painting by the same name, Fleurs de Neige, by Max Ernst. Ernst said that “happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.” Sweet. His come-on to the potential odalisques he encountered? Let’s “make a fragrant room together.”

    Sorry, what was it you asked? The smell of snow flowers? Haven’t a clue.
    Thanks for the interesting, circuitous rationale. Love the Max Ernst quotes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickZee View Post
    I have a bottle and find it very hard to wear. The fragrance is accompanied by a bitter chemical smell that gives the whole thing an unfinished feel that only a ultra-niche house would push out to the market.
    I tried a sample last night. The top smells to me like Band-Aids, not dissimilar to the opening of Le Labo Oud 27. It got better, but not so much to make me want to wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post
    I tried a sample last night. The top smells to me like Band-Aids, not dissimilar to the opening of Le Labo Oud 27. It got better, but not so much to make me want to wait.
    I got that too. A band-aids accord. If I remember correctly, I got it more in the heart than at the top though. I ended up passing on my sample to another BNer in the freebies thread. I found a lot to like in Konig, but I couldn't get past the band-aid smell that lurks in the background.
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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    . A band-aids accord. .
    This note shows up subtly in wine affected by the yeast brettanomyces. The Band-Aid smell probably is 4-ethyl phenol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schnozz View Post
    There is a well-known Matisse cut-out titled Snow Flowers or, more properly, Fleurs de Neige. It’s here in NYC. Recall that Matisse's great-granddaughter designed perfume bottles for Kilian. Yves Saint Laurent always said that he wished he had been Matisse. The controversial print advertisement for YSL’s Opium featuring the model Sophie Dahl naked and reclining against a black sheets was said to be inspired by Matisse’s carnal odalisques of the 1920s. Personally, I am not sure he hit the mark. For all I know these ads more closely recapitulate a Zulu puberty rite, but one thing’s for sure: Sophie’s motor was running. (Google this one guys.) There is a typically wacked-out painting by the same name, Fleurs de Neige, by Max Ernst. Ernst said that “happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.” Sweet. His come-on to the potential odalisques he encountered? Let’s “make a fragrant room together.”

    Sorry, what was it you asked? The smell of snow flowers? Haven’t a clue.
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    Are you suggesting that my post somehow failed to carry you along the cold steel rails of deductive logic?




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