Kinski is a perfume created in honor of actor Klaus Kinski.
“Produced under licence to the Kinski Production to mark the 20th anniversary of the actor’s death, KINSKI the fragrance is a richly decadent, textured scent with heady top notes including cassis, juniper and castoreum; a heart with oceanic notes inspired by Kinski’s love of the sea; and a base of animalic and woody notes that reflect his own almost feral sensuality.”
Notes: cassis, juniper berry, schinus molle, castoreum, marijuana acccord, nutmeg, plum, orchid, magnolia, orange flower, rose, benzoin, vetiver, cedar, patchouly, styrax, cistus, ginger, musk, moss, ambergris. Kinski was launched in 2011. The nose behind this fragrance is Geza Schoen.
The Kinski fragrance is a decadent, extraordinaire scent with the goal to embody the complex personality of Klaus Kinski. An uplifting and dizzying contrast between softer notes of cassis, juniper and dark notes of crazy madness evokated with the magic of castoreum in the head are the openers, which are showing the kind of fragrance we have it to do with here. The excessive site of Kinski is shown by the marijuana accords and the nutmeg which are playing with flowery and fruity subtile accords of the heart. His love of the sea comes up through salty notes in the base, given through Styrax ginger, vetiver and cedar combined with dry herbs. This base notes are resulting in strange but soft wildness – animalic and woody closes the fragrance its pyramid.
Frankly speaking, Kinski is not a fragrance for everyone and everyday. It is a typically love/hate fragrance, oscillating between extremes.
The bottle speaks a clear, simple and bold language. It extracts the essence of Kinskis splintered personality. An image of the actor shows Count Dracula in Werner Herzog’s cineastic Masterpiece Nosferatu The Vampyre and visualizes the dark and scary personality sides of Kinski himself.