Am I anosmic to CK Be?

    Am I anosmic to CK Be?

    post #1 of 11
    Thread Starter 

    Just blind bought a bottle of CK Be recently (the price was good).  Upon spraying I got pretty much a pure alcohol scent at first. I thought maybe I acquired a stale bottle, but my brother (who is my identical twin by the way) didn't smell any alcohol at all and thought it smelled pretty good.  I gave it a rest and tried a little bit later on.  It sprays on almost like pure alcohol but dries down in a minute or two to a clean aroma that is extremely light.  Even after spraying on both clothes and skin I have to put my nose right up against it in order to smell it.  If it is a good bottle, it is by far the lightest fragrance I have (and I own CK Free, which is incredibly light).

     

    Meanwhile, my brother agrees that it is a very light scent but he could still smell it standing a few feet away from me and said the room smelled of it after I had left. I found it kind of odd that someone who is my genetic duplicate would have a different sense of smell than me.  Am I just anosmic to some of the main notes in the fragrance, or maybe I'm just trying too hard to smell it and fatiguing my nose in the process?


    Edited by MikeD75 - 8/1/13 at 1:32pm
    post #2 of 11
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MikeD75 View Post

    Am I just anosmic to some of the main notes in the fragrance, or maybe I'm just trying to hard to smell it and fatiguing my nose in the process?
    My guess would be the latter.
    post #3 of 11

    I get light peaches and woods from it.

    very bland and poorly made

    post #4 of 11

    Whenever I test this, this fragrance quickly becomes - at least to my nose - very weakly projecting and short lasting. It might simply happen that this scent didn't have much longevity or projection in the first place and/or easily triggers olfactory fatigue. 

    post #5 of 11

    CK Be contains a lot of polycyclic musk; many people are anosmic to these chemicals, and I guess you are one of them.

    post #6 of 11

    MikeD75,

     

     

    Apparently I am one who is is anosmic to the musk in the fragrance.  I know that musks in general are difficult for me to smell.   I cannot identify many musks at first sniff.  If someone tells me there is musk in a fragrance I usually can find it with some effort, but a musk is hardly ever apparent to me on first sniff.  
     

    My story is almost identical to yours.  I bought a large bottle of BE blind, and i couldn't smell it.   I worked hard at identifying its notes and eventually I could smell it - barely.  Fortunately our noses can be trained to a certain extent.  If you want to work at it  -   go to a drugstore and smell Jovan's Musk, or, more specifically, Jovan's White Musk.  They are strong enough and obvious enough that they should give you some idea of what you are looking for.  Then try to smell BE and really concentrate.  Try it, it might work.

     

     

    BE is a very weak or "transparent" scent.

    post #7 of 11
    Thread Starter 

    Hi foetidus, I actually have Jovan Musk and White Musk in my collection (I have a fondness for drugstore fragrances in general, but that's another topic). I enjoy them very much and have no trouble smelling them.  And it too is with great effort that I think I can smell CK Be beyond the alcohol (I can faintly smell it on the shirt I wore yesterday).  It almost seems to me to be a fragrance that you "scent" your skin with, almost like it isn't supposed to project but rather give your skin a squeaky clean smell in case you have any close encounters with someone.  Very neutral smelling and probably one that I will just wear around the house.

     

    I applied this almost like a body spray, spraying multiple times (I lost count but probably did around 12 sprays). Still can't believe how light it is.  The scent that is present smells decent but overall I'm glad I didn't pay too much for it.
     

    post #8 of 11

    I had the same experience with CK Be.  It's even lighter than Kenzo Tokyo, which is like wearing almost nothing!

     

    I can tell there's something there, like others have said, but I have to try really hard to get an idea of what it's supposed to smell like.  That said.....I still kind of like it, what I can smell of it.

    post #9 of 11

    CK Be was launched at the same time as CK1.   CK1 was worn by everyone, and could be smell everywhere.   Huge silage, and hugely popular.   CK Be was none of those things.   A complete contrast, and was as big a failure as CK1 was a success.

    post #10 of 11

    I own Ck Be and I will agree that when you first spray it it smells like mostly alcohol. I work at a Fragrance Outlet and the only way I can sell Ck Be is by letting it sit on the test strip for a few minutes or by letting someone try it on the skin. As for the longevity the fragrance last at least 8 hours on me but it is always very subtle and I like to use it when I don't want to smell too strong. 

    post #11 of 11
    Thread Starter 

    I think I am starting to "get" this fragrance.  When I open the box I can definitely smell the aroma coming from it.  Still get a bit of alcohol when I spray it but the scent is there.  The projection leaves something to be desired, but it seems to stick around on my shirts when I spray it on my chest.
     

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    8/1/13 at 1:00pm

    MikeD75 said:



    Just blind bought a bottle of CK Be recently (the price was good).  Upon spraying I got pretty much a pure alcohol scent at first. I thought maybe I acquired a stale bottle, but my brother (who is my identical twin by the way) didn't smell any alcohol at all and thought it smelled pretty good.  I gave it a rest and tried a little bit later on.  It sprays on almost like pure alcohol but dries down in a minute or two to a clean aroma that is extremely light.  Even after spraying on both clothes and skin I have to put my nose right up against it in order to smell it.  If it is a good bottle, it is by far the lightest fragrance I have (and I own CK Free, which is incredibly light).

     

    Meanwhile, my brother agrees that it is a very light scent but he could still smell it standing a few feet away from me and said the room smelled of it after I had left. I found it kind of odd that someone who is my genetic duplicate would have a different sense of smell than me.  Am I just anosmic to some of the main notes in the fragrance, or maybe I'm just trying too hard to smell it and fatiguing my nose in the process?


    Edited by MikeD75 - 8/1/13 at 1:32pm

    8/1/13 at 1:20pm

    hednic said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MikeD75 View Post

    Am I just anosmic to some of the main notes in the fragrance, or maybe I'm just trying to hard to smell it and fatiguing my nose in the process?
    My guess would be the latter.

    8/1/13 at 1:31pm

    Tony T said:



    I get light peaches and woods from it.

    very bland and poorly made

    8/2/13 at 12:15am

    Ken_Russell said:



    Whenever I test this, this fragrance quickly becomes - at least to my nose - very weakly projecting and short lasting. It might simply happen that this scent didn't have much longevity or projection in the first place and/or easily triggers olfactory fatigue. 

    8/2/13 at 2:41am

    David Ruskin said:



    CK Be contains a lot of polycyclic musk; many people are anosmic to these chemicals, and I guess you are one of them.

    8/2/13 at 5:07pm

    foetidus said:



    MikeD75,

     

     

    Apparently I am one who is is anosmic to the musk in the fragrance.  I know that musks in general are difficult for me to smell.   I cannot identify many musks at first sniff.  If someone tells me there is musk in a fragrance I usually can find it with some effort, but a musk is hardly ever apparent to me on first sniff.  
     

    My story is almost identical to yours.  I bought a large bottle of BE blind, and i couldn't smell it.   I worked hard at identifying its notes and eventually I could smell it - barely.  Fortunately our noses can be trained to a certain extent.  If you want to work at it  -   go to a drugstore and smell Jovan's Musk, or, more specifically, Jovan's White Musk.  They are strong enough and obvious enough that they should give you some idea of what you are looking for.  Then try to smell BE and really concentrate.  Try it, it might work.

     

     

    BE is a very weak or "transparent" scent.

    8/2/13 at 7:43pm

    MikeD75 said:



    Hi foetidus, I actually have Jovan Musk and White Musk in my collection (I have a fondness for drugstore fragrances in general, but that's another topic). I enjoy them very much and have no trouble smelling them.  And it too is with great effort that I think I can smell CK Be beyond the alcohol (I can faintly smell it on the shirt I wore yesterday).  It almost seems to me to be a fragrance that you "scent" your skin with, almost like it isn't supposed to project but rather give your skin a squeaky clean smell in case you have any close encounters with someone.  Very neutral smelling and probably one that I will just wear around the house.

     

    I applied this almost like a body spray, spraying multiple times (I lost count but probably did around 12 sprays). Still can't believe how light it is.  The scent that is present smells decent but overall I'm glad I didn't pay too much for it.
     

    8/2/13 at 9:29pm

    My_pep_pep said:



    I had the same experience with CK Be.  It's even lighter than Kenzo Tokyo, which is like wearing almost nothing!

     

    I can tell there's something there, like others have said, but I have to try really hard to get an idea of what it's supposed to smell like.  That said.....I still kind of like it, what I can smell of it.

    8/3/13 at 1:53am

    David Ruskin said:



    CK Be was launched at the same time as CK1.   CK1 was worn by everyone, and could be smell everywhere.   Huge silage, and hugely popular.   CK Be was none of those things.   A complete contrast, and was as big a failure as CK1 was a success.

    8/4/13 at 9:33am

    BrettHolland said:



    I own Ck Be and I will agree that when you first spray it it smells like mostly alcohol. I work at a Fragrance Outlet and the only way I can sell Ck Be is by letting it sit on the test strip for a few minutes or by letting someone try it on the skin. As for the longevity the fragrance last at least 8 hours on me but it is always very subtle and I like to use it when I don't want to smell too strong. 

    8/5/13 at 2:16pm

    MikeD75 said:



    I think I am starting to "get" this fragrance.  When I open the box I can definitely smell the aroma coming from it.  Still get a bit of alcohol when I spray it but the scent is there.  The projection leaves something to be desired, but it seems to stick around on my shirts when I spray it on my chest.