First off, the image of the fragrance and box on Basenotes are both incorrect. Eternity for Men Summer 2014 comprises a frosted bottle with blue juice and the box features a beach umbrella.
On to the fragrance itself. I normally wear Chanel PE or Tom Ford Grey Vetiver during the summer months, however, I fancied a change and hence was on the look-out for a new summer fragrance to add to my already obscenely large fragrance wardrobe.
Of all my current fragrances, I've never actually purchased a Calvin Klein scent (I've never found CK frags to be of decent quality and have found their frags bland and uninteresting), although I do own the original Eternity (I can't stand the stuff!) which was given to me as a gift several years ago.
I came across CK's Eternity Summer for men 2014 version and must say I was pleasantly surprised. It was clear this particular frag wasn't being pushed as such by the store, since it was hiding near the bottom shelf collecting dust in the shadows. Me being me, I disregard such sales tactics and decided to try-out this CK scent for myself (a first for me when it comes to CK frags!).
What my nose observed (unsurprisingly or not) was a fresh, truly summer concoction comprising, watermelon, pear and juniper berry in the opening, which I must say reminded me of days relaxing on a sun soaked beach with the gentle breeze oozing with that marine air that is to die for.
I instantly took a liking to Eternity Summer and whilst I was browsing other frags the scent dried down into a lovely musky, sandalwood base, which I also thought was rather nice.
Been wearing this predominantly as work frag for the past couple of weeks and you'd be surprised at the longevity of this CK little gem. I get 7-8 hours, which as we all know for a summer frag in warm weather (it's been 22-26° C here in London) is fairly good going.
Eternity Summer is not a ground-breaking scent (but then what is these days??), however, if you want a versatile summer frag with decent projection and longevity to add to your summer collection, don't walk past Eternity for men Summer 2014, as I almost did and always did previously when it came to CK frags.