Monday, January 9, 2012
Kinski Eau de Toilette by Kinski
Kinski, like Nasomatto Afgano, has a marijuana accord as opposed to hashish. These modern, celebrated accords seem to perpetuate interest and prompt sample wears. It's a rather nifty promotional gimmick.
Now, before I review Kinski, allow me to say that no, this does not smell like reefer to me. Black Afgano was closer to its goal than Kinski is to its, but neither replicate very accurately IMO.
Kinski does smell different enough and project a nice aroma. The marijuana accord may be off the mark, but to make an issue out of THAT would be a bit trifling. The totality of the fragrance is what counts and it will stand or fall on that alone.
Kinski is chock full of notes. These same notes, in a classic fragrance, would be implemented in a completely different fashion. I do not know if it's the modern equivalent of the notes using the same names, but there's a "pureed synthetic" tone to Kinski that seems to be common among many modern releases. I'm not insinuating "inferior" here, just different from older constructions and what I'm accustomed to wearing-smelling.
Kinski wears like a spiced up, herbaceous woody that also exhibits earthy tones. This could pass as shared, but leans more masculine. None of the listed heavy hitters unfold in a conventional manner. To those who eschew old school structure yet like the listed notes, this may just appeal to you.
I have to give Kinski a neutral rating because it reminds me of The Gap series that I own. I didn't fork over much money for that series and since Kinski is good, but fails to surpass them, it comes down to price point.