A floral addition to the Knize family, Knize Two, created in 1978, is a fresh floral chypre with a beautiful, cut violet-leaf note singing in its heart. Clean and fresh but with minor-key notes that keep its melody interesting, Knize Two could help usher in spring with its sunny disposition.
It opens with a green and slightly soapy accord offset by bitter-fresh galbanum and petitgrain, all of which is sharpened with bergamot and lemon. A subtle fruit note adds warmth to Knize Two's radiant florals, among them rose, jasmine, and carnation. Its woody/mossy drydown — with cedarwood, sandalwood, and musk — gives scratchy texture to the smooth and subtley lingering florals that shine through the base.
A throwback to a time when a clean scent could have complexity and on the feminine side of unisex, Knize Two is reminiscent of Geoffrey Beene's classic Grey Flannel — if the latter were wearing a garland of flowers around its neck.