A sensory moment with Calvin Klein's Downtown



Calvin Klein's latest scent, while pretty, soft and floral, has left me wanting more. I had high hopes since getting reacquainted with Calvin Klein -- for years Obsession was my Dad's staple scent. A tiny dab would do after allowing us (my brothers and I) to doodle upon his shaving cream covered face.

Calvin Klein's masters of spin state... 

 "a signature classic for a real woman, sophisticated, distinct and unique…with attitude, this fragrance empowers with a classic brightness"

While I do get that captured essence of "classic brightness"; it is, however, a fleeting moment which fades in an instant. Initially, I gave myself two spritzes, because I wasn't sure of Downtown's gusto. 

Hey, I don't ever want to smell like I got hosed down at a perfume counter.

With Downtown I don't think it matters how many times you spray yourself. Word to the wise, grab a tester and test its longevity for yourself.


Neroli Tunisia, Fresh Green Pear, Watery Plum, Gardenia Petals, Pink Peppercorn, Violet Leaf, Texan Cedarwood, Vetiver, Benzoin Laos Orpur, Musks. 


Urban. Original. Real.

What I get: 

Understated. Quiet. Forgettable. 

In the meantime, I'm the weird girl sticking her nose inside her collar in order to catch just one whiff.  

The Bagful breakdown:

Total amount for Calvin Klein's Downtown (50ml/1.7 fl oz):

Value for money spent (performance and quality):

  • 3 out of 10 bags — points for the scent itself, but not for its strength

Would another purchase be on the horizon?:

  • Can I trade my bottle of Downtown in for Euphoria, please? 

*PR sample provided –  Thoughts and ramblings written here are completely my own