VIENNESE FRAGRANCE THAT MADE MARLENE DIETRICH SWITCH TO MEN’S TROUSER SUITS
A fragrance that made Marlene Dietrich switch to men’s trouser suits.
Joseph Knise, one of its creators, was a supplier to the Vienna Imperial Court.
The fragrance ‘Knize Ten’ was born in 1924, a year before the Chanel’s ‘Bois des’, and almost simultaneously with Chypre by Guerlain. It has instantly become the perfume sensation of Vienna.
Barely touching the skin, ‘Knize 10’ immediately turns into pure energy of strength.
This is what differs it from its French contemporaries. Its presence is revealed with notes of moss, amber, incense, patchouli, and bergamot, which give way to iris, rosemary, and pethygrin.
Hans Habe, a writer, once told, that if he were cast away on a desert island, he would take Knese 10 with him.
“It’s not so much to undermine a beautiful woman’s morale, as to boost one’s own”
The publicist, who has a dozen pseudonyms, clearly knew what he was talking about.
By the way, today the brand offers excellent shaving products, scented soap and eau de toilette – with the same ten notes. We recommend you to have a look – for the unshakable spirit.
The line can be purchased in the Knize boutique on Graben 13., which itself is of architectural interest -being designed by the ironic Adolf Loos.