Kinski Fragrance - Kinski
On screen, the legendary German actor Klaus Kinski, 18. October 1926 - 23. November 1991, was best known for his collaborations with director Werner Herzog.
In real life, Kinski was often equally electrifying. According to Peter Geyer, head of Kinski Productions, which manages the actor’s legacy, his name came to stand for leadership in extravagantly non-conformist thought, a polite way of describing a man who’s hell-raising scandalized even his most free-thinking peers. How do you go about creating a fragrance to capture the character of such a complicated man?
Geyer took on that challenge to mark the 20th anniversary of Kinski’s death. He wasn’t interested in simply merchandising the actor’s name. Instead, he wanted a luxury product that would convey something rare, precious and arcane. So he sought out Berlin based perfumer Geza Schön, who has earned a worldwide reputation for precisely those qualities with the Escentric Molecules range of fragrances. Kinski Productions has licensed the team behind Escentric Molecules to shepherd Kinski the fragrance into being.
Kinski is a richly decadent, textured scent with heady top notes including cannabis, juniper and bergamot; 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. The ingredients list for Kinski comes into its own when you look at his lifestyle, says Geza Schön. It was excessive, exuberant, debauched. So I instantly thought of something animalic, dirty…yet with me, there is always something clean too. It perfectly fits with this ambivalent thing that Kinski had. Was he a genius, or was he just mad?
Top Note: Cannabis, Aldehydes, Bergamot, Juniper
Heart Note: Nutmeg, Rose, Magnolia, Marine Notes, Hedione, Castoreum
Base Note: Patchouly, Vetiver, Cedarwood, Storax, Benzoin, Labdanum (Rockrose), Suede Leather, Musk, Ambergris