Smells clean and fresh but nothing special. Extremely poor longevity and projection. Thumbs down from me.
CK Free by Calvin Klein, 2009
CK Free... Definitely in my Top 10..!! Guys, CK Free is one of my top fragrances... It is almost intoxicating..!! I only wish it lasted longer... Out of the bottle, Free offers that clean fresh smell with a blend of citrus, juniper, woodsy, and (call me crazy) leather. It is truly a pleasant scent that will work in all seasons and for any occasion. The only downside is the longevity - lasting only about 4 hours (at most). The projection/sillage is great early on and then fades after the first hour. Our noses are all different - in my opinion, Free differs from the other CK fragrances I own (probably 5 others) in that it is not as "sweet", or I detect less floral notes. Early on, Free has potential "Wow Factor". I have not received compliments, but Sweetie gives two thumbs up. The interesting thing here, she is not a huge fan of the "clean" and "fresh" scents - she prefers the "musk" or "spice" scents. To reiterate, it has potential..!! In addition to the fragrance/scent, the bottle is one of my favorites. Other than the CK logo, the bottle is totally clear showing the clarity of the fragrance. It may be my favorite bottle in my collection. Additionally, the packaging is above average. All things considered, I give CK Free 4.2 stars out of 5 stars. The scent is one of my favorites. If the longevity were better, Free would clearly be in my Top 5. It is a long way to the top if you want to rock-n-roll.
If you like your scents to project and last, then you would be well advised to steer clear of CK Free. I can barely detect it a mere 45 minutes after applying it. This is the weakest fragrance I have ever tried, and I can't smell many of the notes listed before it fades away. Not a good fragrance at all - if you want an inexpensive, light summer fragrance that works well with casual attire, I say go for C&E West Indian Limes or Eternity Summer.
The scent smells fresh and clean at the opening and projects OK for the first 15 minutes. then gradually loses the projection and sits VERY close to the skin and gets less pleasant and more synthetic and chemical. I feel that there are many better choices for similar fragrances.
CK Free is a fragrance that promises so much, yet delivers so little. The notes in the pyramid look absolutely amazing; however the scent in the bottle bears little to no resemblance to those notes. That said it's not actually a bad fragrance. It's clean, light and fresh. Unfortunately it's also very generic and very run-of-the-mill.
A citrus impression with a touch of wood that is without any depth. It is emanating synthetic cheapness whilst concomitantly being bland and boring. The name is apt: free of character and free of quality. After thirty minutes on my skin it is gone.
One of the worst iv ever had. Smells like cheap stuff from corner shops
Another insecticide for the CK collection. I don't understand this fragances. Sure will shortly be discontinued...
I'm a little shocked by looking at the notes listed here. CK Free doesn't smell as unique as its composition. I'm in agreeance with the other reviewers here, CK Free is very bland and boring. It's missing something that makes it stand out from the rest of the male scents on the market. CK Free is not unpleasant, I find it very wearable, however it has a very citrusy and fresh edge that is starting to become a little overdone in the fragrance industry. I don't see citrus listed here in the notes, but I swear I can smell some bergamot and lemon with an almost aquatic type note. The woods are not very prominent. In fact, the oak and cedar are so subtle that they could be easily dismissed. More in the way of the juniper berries, coffee and patchouli would have given this fragrance an interesting touch and would have made this fragrance far more complex than it is. All in all, CK Free is a pleasant Summer scent that just hasn't managed to reach the mark with me.
What else can be said that hasn't already been said?? -- At least half of the notes listed in the note pyramid are NOWHERE to be found. -- Smells CHEAP. -- An utterly BORING fragrance. -- A completely FORGETTABLE fragrance. -- Another crappy, fresh, super-synthetic aquatic-style fragrance with no character or original appeal. It's as if cK doesn't even try anymore when they develop new releases, but the fact of the matter is that this stuff probably sells like hotcakes in department stores...
CK Free by Calvin Klein, 2009
By: Calvin Klein
|Top Notes||Thai star anise, jack fruit, juniper berry, absinthe|
|Middle Notes||suede, tobacco leaves, coffee, South African buchu|
|Base Notes||patchouli, oakwood, Texan cedarwood, Costa Rican ironwood|
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