A sensory moment with Calvin Klein's Downtown

 Downtown

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.

*Notes:

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

*Style:

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

 

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