A long time ago, I received a small sample spray bottle of this cologne. "Strong" would not even begin to describe its potency. Without knowing anything about this fragrance, I happily proceeded to give myself 3 generous blasts in the chest, as I would with any atomizer cologne, and headed off to work one morning. I spent the next 8 hours in Knize Hell vowing to never touch this foul, nuclear-strength liquid again!
Several months went by and I started seeing a lot of positive comments from gents who really enjoy this cologne when worn properly. I considered giving it a second chance since maybe I was missing out on something good. During a trip to Enchante in downtown Austin, I finally decided to bring a bottle home. Because of its potency, Rafael declared that I was forbidden from opening the bottle in his car. We were a hazmat convoy traveling across town.
I have to admit, when applied in the right amount this cologne really is a quality fragrance. I really enjoy my bottle being a splash and not the atomizer. I prefer atomizers over sprays because I get better control of where the fragrance goes and how much I'm applying. The initial blast of scent was pretty strong, but it dried down to a really nice warm leather aroma that wore beautifully all day long. It is certainly a unique scent, but I am really enjoying it. While the price is rather high, a bottle of Knize Ten will last you a LONG time.
Bottom line: Respect its power, use responsibly, and enjoy!