The Scented Hound

Perfume blog with abbreviated perfume reviews & fragrance reviews.


Bottega Veneta Knot

Bottega Veneta KnotWHAT I SMELL:  Knot is immediately cool to the skin and the opening is this refreshing mix of citrus and lavender.  It’s clean, fresh and light and irresistibly pretty.  After 10 minutes or so the musk and Tonka joins the mix to provide a bit of sour which soon dissipates to create more of a clean haze.  The fragrance which started off light and pretty has moved slightly warmer to reveal a more sensual side with the lovely comforting florals sitting front and center.  As it further develops, the fragrance becomes a lightly powdery, musky and pretty comfort scent.

From the Bottega Veneta website:

Exotic and refreshing notes of clementine intertwine with a delicate heart of soothing lavender, the rich floral accord of rose and the lingering sensuality of peony essence, evoking the unforgettable breeze of the Italian Riviera on a sultry summer evening. An enigmatic base note of uplifting musk and Tonka absolute adds a passionate and lingering texture.

Dining-Al-FrescoWHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME:  Dining alfresco under the stars and pretty lights on a warm summer’s eve.


WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT KNOT:  Bois de Jasmin, Thirteen Thoughts, The Smelly Vagabond

BOTTOM LINE:  Knot is a nice, easy to wear perfume that can easily take your mind off the doldrums of winter.  I normally don’t care of clean musk fragrances, but the musk is carefully controlled and doesn’t completely dominate the perfume.  Oh, and I love the bottle too; a great design.

  • Bone Rating: 3.5 out of possible 5 bones
  • Scent: Floral
  • Nose:  Daniela (Roche) Andrier
  • Classification: Feminine
  • Expense: $125 for 1.7 oz. Eau de Parfum