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    Default what does ck eternity smell like?

    is it green?

    not the ck frag i grew up with but i am looking into decent green fougeres and this was mentioned..

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    Default Re: what does ck eternity smell like?

    To me its smells very soapy and clean smelling. Its fresh and floral

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    my dad wears ck eternity often so its not something i can wear lol its a flowerbomb to me, i think the drydowns better than the top. If your looking into ck frags, try obsession night, and ck one shock.

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    It smells like 1988 : )
    Sounds like someones having a case of the Mondays

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    gucci nobile still in production?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie2000 View Post
    It smells like 1988 : )
    Ha. So true. I still like Eternity for all the memories it brings me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesc View Post
    Ha. So true. I still like Eternity for all the memories it brings me.
    And I hate it for the same reason. ;-) I find it completely artificial smelling, overpowering and cloying. I am trying to forget I ever owned a bottle back then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    And I hate it for the same reason. ;-) I find it completely artificial smelling, overpowering and cloying. I am trying to forget I ever owned a bottle back then.
    Now that I have more experience with finer frags, I know what you mean. I can see how it's synthetic, but it shows me that I can handle some synthetic frags while I can't handle other ones. Eternity isn'y heavy enough for me to be cloying. I don't like LeMale and $1 Million for the synthetic, cloying effect it has on me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    I find it completely artificial smelling, overpowering and cloying.
    Agree

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    As far as I remember it, like Mugler Cologne's poor grandfather, carrying mandarins in his pockets.

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    Smells like detergent.


    But a pretty good one, I love Eternity for Men.
    Sadly, now it isnt that strong, its very subtle and lasts for about 5 or 6 hours only. In the past it was ultra strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d4N13L View Post
    Smells like detergent.


    But a pretty good one, I love Eternity for Men.
    Sadly, now it isnt that strong, its very subtle and lasts for about 5 or 6 hours only. In the past it was ultra strong.
    +1

    I own the 200 ml new version and the 100 ml old version (from 1998 - still have 40 ml or so left in it)
    I know it's synthetic, I know it's cloying to some - even so to me some times.
    Just still love to wear it once a month or so......

    I sometimes layer it with Acqua Di Gio and also sometimes with Paco Rabanne XS.......works great on me
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    what does ck eternity smell like?

    Smells good to me. I loved to smell this on a man years ago when it was popular...long before I knew anything about notes, edp vs edt, etc etc.

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    I would suggest Platinum Egoiste or Creed Green Irish Tweed for fresh green scents.

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    Its kinda green and musky. I love the scent, but gave my big bottle to my nephew. Will check out the current stuff, but hoping its not a synthetic mess. I am do for a Platinum Egoiste replenishment. Will probably come home with something I find green this weekend on my trip.
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesc View Post
    Ha. So true. I still like Eternity for all the memories it brings me.
    Me too

    I absolutely get why others don't like it. Its synthy clean soapiness can bring on quite a headache. I was 18 when I first started wearing it and very much in love. 24 years on and I rarely wear it now but I'm still in love with that same girl

    I tried the latest version recently and didn't even recognise it.

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    It smells like synthetic fresh soap and bitter citrus from what I remember; not sure if the vintage was much better. I donated this fragrance and would not recommend it.
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    This is a tough question because vintage CK Eternity is quite good; a completely different animal. The juice on the market now smells very synthetic and harsh in comparison... I hate to say it, but yes, reformulation destroyed this fragrance as well.

    The vintage juice is rich, warm and quite versatile. The citrus topnotes were wonderful and were nicely complimented by masculine florals. The sandalwood, musk and rosewood basenotes were all well done and the overall structure was "balanced." In contrast, the disarray of what's available today smells like a drugstore scent in comparison.
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    Quote Originally Posted by checkmate View Post
    This is a tough question because vintage CK Eternity is quite good; a completely different animal. The juice on the market now smells very synthetic and harsh in comparison... I hate to say it, but yes, reformulation destroyed this fragrance as well.

    The vintage juice is rich, warm and quite versatile. The citrus topnotes were wonderful and were nicely complimented by masculine florals. The sandalwood, musk and rosewood basenotes were all well done and the overall structure was "balanced." In contrast, the disarray of what's available today smells like a drugstore scent in comparison.
    I completely agree with your sentiment. The sad fact is that this fragrance is quite prone to turning, so finding a good vintage of Eternity is probably very difficult.

    The new juice isn't worth a dime.

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    From a personal perspective alone: very classic mossy-woody citrus, moderately green as well, but not as a dominant impression
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    Hideous

    Then and now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaern View Post
    Hideous

    Then and now
    Personal chemistry is an important factor. This stuff smells great on me. It was definitely a compliment getter (not something I give a monkeys about) and people were always surprised when I told them it was Eternity.

    My wife had a similar experience with Vivienne Westwood's Boudoir; everyone loved it one her, even people who hated the fragrance normally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suspended View Post
    Personal chemistry is an important factor. This stuff smells great on me. It was definitely a compliment getter (not something I give a monkeys about) and people were always surprised when I told them it was Eternity.

    My wife had a similar experience with Vivienne Westwood's Boudoir; everyone loved it one her, even people who hated the fragrance normally.
    For me, I don't think personal chemistry can affect a fragrance to that extent. But I may be wrong

    I just reckon you like Eternity and that's fair enough -- it would be a boring forum if everyone liked the same fragrances

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    I like CK Eternity, its much Better than Eternity Aqua.
    Eternity is good for dates and a little flowery that I think women like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaern View Post
    For me, I don't think personal chemistry can affect a fragrance to that extent. But I may be wrong
    I absolutely do. I've smelled things on people that I've found vile and been surprised when I find out it's something I normally like.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaern View Post
    I just reckon you like Eternity and that's fair enough -- it would be a boring forum if everyone liked the same fragrances
    I'm not even sure I do like it I did when I was young. I guess it was the palatable popular junk of the day back then (like Bleu de Chanel, Sauvage, Terre d'Hermes now.)

    I agree, it's good to disagree

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie2000 View Post
    It smells like 1988 : )
    came in to say just this

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