Sunday, July 12, 2020

Knize Ten

Leathers are my favorite fragrance genre, and I wear a lot of them.  Knize Ten is, without a doubt, my favorite leather.  It is the standard to which all leather perfumes are held.  There's just no contest.

I'm not going to waste time describing which notes are in Knize Ten, because frankly they're irrelevant.  Besides, I can't tell what's in this other than an astonishingly authentic leather accord.  Knize Ten captures all the various types of leather perfumes in one bottle - it's got some black oily petroleum, it's got the buttery leather smell, it's got the suede smell, it's got the fat, semi-sweet leather, and lord knows every other leather type.  And it blends them all perfectly.

Knize Ten is a huge, heavy fragrance, so there's no need to spray a lot on.  It projects like an atom bomb, and it sticks to skin or fabric for 24 hours.  I've never heard anyone complain about its strength.  If you've got sillage or longevity problems with Knize Ten, either your skin is really dry or you're anosmic to a lot of its many facets.  This is a monster.

I love how luxurious the scent is, and how smooth it is.  It's the smell of a new car, a black leather jacket, a leather chair, all in one fragrance.  It's ultra-masculine, but I believe it would smell amazingly good on a woman.

If you love leathers and you've never tried Knize Ten, I can say confidently that this is a safe blind buy.  It is the greatest leather ever, and one of the best fragrances for men ever made.  I can't imagine it ever losing that status.

MY RATING:  10/10


  1. Agreed that this is an all-time classic. I just wish it weren’t so expensive! Fortunately, I have a few small decants that I treasure very much and use sparingly.

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