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93 reviews
70%
would repurchase
3.8/5
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4.0
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fromSjess

3 months ago

Well, damn... This one was never even on my radar. I'm subscribed to a fragrance sample service, and after doing their quiz about preferences they pointed me to this one and even sent me a little vial of it. I wasn't really impressed with their choice for me, thinking it was along the lines of Pleasures or Sensuous, and I just generally dislike EL fragrances. But a few months later this …Read more

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About reviewer (438 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinDry, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairRed, Wavy, Coarse

EyesGreen



5.0
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Aug/23/2016

Shortest revew ever...
hand in hand with Aromatics Elixir, one of the most brilliant chypre perfume ever made....
pure heaven and a connoisseur's referent chypre...

splendid and remarkable 10/10

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About reviewer (203 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairRed, Straight, Fine

EyesBrown


2.0
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Jun/11/2016

Knowing is the mother of all magnificent mossy chypre fragrances, straddling the fence between fine perfume and aromatherapy. It has a very soothing effect on me like an aromatherapy blend, but it's definitely fine perfume with a capital P.

It opens with a burst of juicy plum mixed with mimosa and rose, continues with orange blossom and jasmine, and finally settles into a deep …
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About reviewer (816 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium

HairBrunette

EyesBrown


5.0
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Dec/25/2014

The first time I tried this perfume I hated it. It had a sharp almost dirty smell on the little blotter. I tried two other perfumes, got home with my three paper blotters stuck them on the coffee table & promptly forgot about them. An hour later i kept getting whiffs of something warm, spicy & really really good from somewhere. I started looking around & remembered the perfume …Read more

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About reviewer (118 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinVery Dry, Dark, Warm

HairBlack, Kinky, Fine

EyesBlack


4.0
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fromAimbl

Sep/23/2014

I do NOT recommend the modern reformulation depicted above. If you think it's too loud and harsh and dated, all I can say is apply one dab of vintage Knowing sparingly and wait for the dry down.

Even if you are not a Rose fan, an EL fan, or a chypre fan (I used to be neither rose, chypre or EL fan), I would still recommend trying EL Knowing glass bottle (miniature perfume bottle …
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About reviewer (514 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Olive, Warm

HairBrunette, Straight, Medium

EyesBrown


4.0
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Sep/07/2014

I've been on the hunt for some new fragrances for autumn, and every year I get into my head that I would love a mossy rose, although I've never really found one that I've really loved. I was perusing the Guide and came across Knowing, then came here to read the reviews. It sounded promising and I went out to test it. Thanks to the reviewer who recommended the cotton ball …Read more

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About reviewer (153 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinSensitive, Fair, Cool

HairBrunette, Wavy, Fine

EyesBlue


5.0
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Jun/28/2014

This fragrance is heavy and mature, its one of my favorite fragrances that's floral, long lasting and earthy.
I find it suitable to wear all year regardless of the weather.
Some reviews have said its best to use a small sprinkle or a dab which I've done and get the smell that's on the nozzle of the bottle. Other times I've used a couple of short spritz sprays and …
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About reviewer (74 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinOther, Other, Warm

HairOther, Other, Other

EyesOther


5.0
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Aug/23/2013

Eight hours later I could still luxuriate in the fumes of this heavily decadent floral chypre. It's not heavy to those around you, unless you spray more than necessary. A light sprinkling is all that's necessary of this beautiful fragrance.
There are many notes to consider and each individual picks up on different ones. But one thought remains constant. This is not a perfume for …
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About reviewer (368 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinDry, Fair, Cool

HairBlond, Straight, Fine

EyesBlue


3.0
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Aug/08/2013

I remember my first whiff of Knowing very clearly. Well, I had sniffed the tester bottle in passing, but I had never sniffed it *on someone* until this experience.

It was 1989, I was being trained for my new job, and I had to go to Ellie's office -- a lady who was 52 at the time -- and she gave me about 2 hours of training, in very close quarters in her office. I was wearing YSL …
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Age

SkinNormal, Fair, Cool

HairBrunette, Straight, Medium

EyesBrown


4.0
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Apr/16/2013

This is a beautiful fragrance. I agree with what a lot of others have said in their reviews, in regards to perhaps dabbing this one on rather than spraying, as it is quite a strong smell. Lovely though. Not an "old lady" smell by any means, but don't think this ones suited for young girls either... A lovely, sophisticated and mature fragrance.

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About reviewer (14 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinNormal, Olive

HairBrunette

EyesBrown