Calvin Klein is very famous for launching every year, different versions of the traditional cK One summer line. However, the difference is that they change the composition of the fragrance from year to year, not just the bottle design, like some other companies do!
On Ck One Summer 2008, we have a very pleasant smell. The scent begins with a very nice tone that mixes watermelon and cucumber in a way that seems to be taking a nice juice of these two ingredients in a hot day, while sitting in a place surrounded by mint leaves exuding a discreet aroma in the environment.
And so this smell stays on my skin until the end. I did not feel any cardamom as described in the olfactory pyramid.
Longevity was about 5 hours.
EXTREMELY refreshing cucumber-melon aquatic. Has a cool minty note and is great for those hot and muggy summer days.
Lasts a decent time on my skin; 5-6 hours.
CK One Summer 2008 features a watermelon note and a mint note in the opening – as usual, I don’t get the cucumber that is listed in the pyramid. Summer 2008 is fresh and clean – freshly aquatic and cleanly citrus from the opening through the middle. It has a soft wood drydown. It’s an enjoyable fragrance. I think Summer 2008 is similar to the 2006 CK One Summer. The only problem I have with the fragrance is that it doesn’t seem to have enough longevity.
The cooling melon accord is the main host of this scent. A casual fragrance that will work well in the warmest of weathers. This is my favorite of the Summer flankers of CK One.
25th May, 2009 (last edited: 11th March, 2010)
Such a good summer fragrance - this errs a little more on the masculine side than previous ck One summer fragrances; probably due to the increased presence of both woods and musk. The woods and musk are not heavy - in fact, it is very grapefruit heavy - grapefruit heavy frags always work well with my skin chemistry, so I might be a little biased towards my opinion of this frag. Truly a winner for hot climates, I gave this a test-run a few days ago when we hit 90 degrees in Florida, and it held up like a champ. If you live in a warm climate, it'd be very hard to say no to this one.
A hint of watermelon and mint. fresh and clean, not-so-sweet fragrance more suitable for young adults.
However this is not a strong perfume so you may need to apply more.
08th March, 2009 (last edited: 15th December, 2009)