Zut's Review of Knowing by Estée Lauder

Not bad. However, I believe Knowing is a cheaper version of Coriandre by Couturier launched 15 years earlier. These fragrances share almost the exact same base notes:

Knowing: Sandalwood, patchouli, civet, oakmoss, vetiver

Coriandre: Sandalwood, patchouli, civet, oakmoss, vetiver, musk

Of course, the top and middle notes are quite different (with the exception of the rose which is common to both fragrances) but to the untrained nose these two perfumes are oddly similar. Knowing is not as crisp and clean as Coriandre. It is a little heavier and most certainly not as chic and refined as Coriandre. Since Coriandre is not easy to find in some parts of the world, maybe Knowing could be a reasonable second-best but still...

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