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.*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