Kilian Gold Knight Eau de Parfum is all about wealthy, golden honey that’s uncooked, unfiltered, and decadent. It’s contemporary, barely lifted by the addition of anise (however not sufficient that it overwhelms), and the patchouli merely provides a obscure earthiness to the entire scent however by no means actually comes throughout as distinctly patchouli. The development was linear, so it was very a lot the identical by means of its put on; the drydown was barely sweeter because the vanilla merged with the honey and the anise receded.
Gold Knight Notes
It’s described as a the “darkish sensuousness of patchouli” paired with the “effervescent brightness of bergamot, and heat golden shimmer of vanilla and anise.” The notes are usually not specified by a selected order, however they embrace: patchouli, bergamot, vanilla, anise, and honey.
What does Gold Knight Odor Like?
It opened with an herbaceous, zesty lemon with honey drizzle and refined vanilla sweetness that grew to become extra noticeably spiced with anise after the primary couple of minutes. Gold Knight was a darkish, aromatic honey–sweetened however not sugary–the anise lightened and lifted it, nearly making it like honey’s aroma emitting from a cup of scorching tea. The patchouli, which emerged after a half hour, added an earthy, nearly cocoa-like part. The anise was candy, barely earthy, and like a darkish licorice with much less sweetness than candied licorice.
The honey was extra like contemporary, unfiltered and uncooked honey–nonetheless just a little floral, candy and golden however not cloying. There was only a elevate to it that made it a real honey word to my nostril. For these cautious of patchouli, I didn’t discover it was a extremely noticeable side to the scent; it introduced a little bit of earthiness, just a little dimension, however it wasn’t “patchouli” entrance and middle. Gold Knight was heavy on the honey with anise lifting and giving it extra depth with out overwhelming the contemporary, oozing, golden honey.
It had a linear development, so by the point I arrived on the drydown, about six hours in, it was extra golden, honeyed, and a contact vanillic with much less noticeable impact from the anise.
It lasted for eight hours till it was a skin-scent and about 16 hours earlier than it was fairly tough to detect on my pores and skin. The sillage and projection have been reasonable for the primary three hours.
I really like honey when it’s more energizing and rawer, when there’s a trace of all the varied locations the bees have visited. I notably love just a little little bit of spice or tea parts with my honey, as they recall to mind good reminiscences of being cared for on a sick day. This was positively one I’d have thought-about buying had I not acquired a pattern!
These are extra subjective emotions based mostly on what I like (or don’t like) in a fragrance in addition to contemplating the perfume in opposition to different perfumes I personal and love.
For testing, I used 1/3 of a 0.7ml pattern vial dabbed to the underside and topside of my wrist space. I used an unscented moisturizer previous to making use of the scent as I discovered scent didn’t maintain properly right here in any other case.
I bought my pattern in January 2022; fragrances are recognized to be reformulated over their lifetime, so be aware of when a overview was made, e.g. a overview from 2010 could not replicate what the same-named fragrance smells like in 2022.
Gold Knight is obtainable for $250/50ml or only a refill for $200/50ml.
If potential, I extremely advocate making an attempt a perfume earlier than buying a full bottle as a result of perfume can put on in another way simply due to pores and skin chemistry. Pores and skin chemistry can impact not simply the longevity of a perfume but in addition what notes are distinguished or hidden.
Gold Knight Samples
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