Reveal

Reveal (Calvin Klein 2014) begins with a salty, peppery olfactory attack and yet it’s super pretty and quite uncanny.  Right away iris is noticeable, followed by sandalwood, then musk and ambergris.  This is an exciting, open, youthful fragrance that is not just for those under a certain age but those young at heart… Into the…

Obsession

Obsession by Calvin Klein (Calvin Klein 1985) is a powerful, unisex fragrance.  It’s sensual, rugged and very slightly amorous with strong animalic notes of civet and musk. This classic 1980’s scent is floral but clean (peach, lemon, mandarin orange) and watery with a moving sensibility. I’m fortunate enough to have both a contemporary version and…

Eternity

The current formulation of Eternity (Calvin Klein 1988) is airy, crisp but not what I remember from the original.  Matter of fact it almost stinks, although the drydown is better.   The newer version is made by Coty Prestige and smells a bit cheap with less depth.  I need to find an old bottle. I…

CK One

When I smell Calvin Klein, CK One (Calvin Klein 1994) I faintly remember guys in oversized plaid flannel shirts with bowl cut hair wearing Doc Marten’s, and girls who vaguely resembled Winona Ryder with dark lipstick and piercings. And, as I write this I realize that those fashion trends have almost certainly come back in…