Knize Two 1978 Toilet Water

Knize Two (Toilet Water) by Knize
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Knize Two (Toilet Water) is a perfume by Knize for men and was released in 1978. The scent is floral-green. It is still available to purchase.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamotBergamot
GalbanumGalbanum
Green notesGreen notes
PetitgrainPetitgrain
LemonLemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesAldehydesAldehydes
CarnationCarnation
IrisIris
JasmineJasmine
RoseRose
VioletViolet
Base Notes Base NotesAmbergrisAmbergris
MossMoss
MuskMusk
SandalwoodSandalwood
Tonka beanTonka bean
CedarwoodCedarwood

Ratings

Scent

7.082 Ratings

Longevity

7.158 Ratings

Sillage

5.956 Ratings

Bottle

5.961 Ratings
Submitted by Seglein, last update on 14.11.2021.
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5
Scent
4
Longevity
5
Sillage
6
Bottle
4
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Drseid

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A Dated Floral-Woody...
Knize Two goes on skin with a slightly creamy, grassy green accord with hints of nose tingling aldehydes and banana-like floral ylang-ylang in support before gradually transitioning to its heart. As the composition enters its early heart a slightly powdery doughy bread-like iris and violet tandem takes the fore in a big way, supported by dull rose and carnation florals with an underlying dark musky-woody accord. During the late dry-down the perfume eschews its floral bouquet, leaving slightly sweet sandalwood to pair with amber in the base and faint musky remnants from the heart through the relatively brief finish. Projection is average, and longevity below average at 4-6 hours on skin.

I have had a sample of Knize Two lying around for ages, but never really gave it a go until recently when I randomly selected it from my large sample bag to wear as my "fragrance of the day." Its brother, perfume Knize Ten, is well-regarded and indeed loved by most including this writer. Is Knize Two another winner from the same storied house? In a word, "No." Before anyone completely chucks their Knize Two bottles based on that brief summary, in truth the perfume is not really a bad release, but it will certainly be an acquired taste to be sure. For one, the wearer must love florals, and I mean iris in particular. The heart of the perfume is heavily iris and violet dominant (which complement each other well), with the rose and carnation really playing second fiddle to my chagrin as I find the latter two more appealing. I rarely have a hard time wearing floral compositions and indeed love many, but I found myself feeling a bit self-conscious wearing *this* one, in truth, despite the perfume being marketed to men. The musky-woody undertone used to bolster the florals only adds a dated vibe to an already difficult mix. By the time you get to the late dry-down, things improve considerably as the florals vacate, but the finish is all too short-lived, and then the whole journey becomes a distant, rather forgettable memory. The bottom line is the apparently discontinued Knize Two is a rather middling "average" 2.5 stars out of 5 rated short-lived effort that is a tough wear for the iris averse, even smelling somewhat dated to this vintage perfume lover, earning it an avoid recommendation to all.
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Helpful Review    7  
Violet-lacquer and highlighter
This fragrance from 1978 can perhaps only be loved by those who are willing to understand it from their own time. Knize Two is born from the taste of an era that does not seek the naturalistic, but whose idea of elegance also integrates the artificial. In the prelude, the fragrance possesses a liquory-cool pungency typical of the time, which however quickly gives way to a spicy depth. On a leathery base, it intertwines deep green notes and a dark, liquorice floral note with a somewhat chemical felt-tip character. Not bad.
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Very helpful Review    8  
pretty
Western fashion adheres to gender dictates, and attire been the greatest prop in the theater of gender.  Men dress in one manner; women, another.  Current standards tend to emphasize a hyper-gendered presentation of self through dress and grooming.  Women in the self-confinement of higher heels than ever.  Men packaged in increasingly conservative, less adorned trousers-shirt-jacket combinations.  And it’s all so coded!  Every detail is meant to convey a particular, trivial meaning. 

Knize Two comes from an era that favored individuality over clonish-ness and group-style.  (Christ, I miss the 70s.)  It is also produced by a bespoke fashion firm that has its roots in an era and an esthetic that, while it catered to a masculine tradition, emphasized beauty.

Women, feel free to raid my medicine chest and grab my bottle, but I am ecstatic to see such a pretty perfume sold to men!  Knize Two doesn’t simply happen to be fetching, it plays up the exact features that we define as pretty.  It is a sharp floral with an expressive wake.  Is noticeable and it speaks of intention. It doesn’t call attention to itself dandy-style like a fougère, which shouts to the world, “I engage vigorously in hygiene!”  Knize Two is noticeable as a floral aldehyde is noticeable. It says, “I stopped, considered and took a moment to put on a lovely perfume.”  

Knize Two is a gorgeous exception to the rule a masculine floral is doomed to failure.  

from scent hurdle.com

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