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Thread: CK Free Blue - Sure is Subtle
I bought a cheap bottle of CK Free Blue today. Projection isn't great, it almost immediately turns into a skin scent, which lasted about 7 hours on my wrist. Very handy if one wants a very subtle summery scent. I've placed it in the same drawer with the other members of my tiny collection of subtle scents (Bvlgari PH and F Ferragamo).
I quite like the scent itself - well I ought to - I'd describe it as a Lite version of one of the scents I wear most in hot weather, Azzaro Chrome.
Has anybody else tried this one? Or actually own it?
I got gifted a bottle of the original CK Free - the longevity and projection on it is atrocious.
I hear Free Blue is better in that regard (as you say you get 7 hours as a skin scent) but haven't felt the need to try it after the disappointment of the original.
With so many poor fragrances being released by CK over the last few years, people are writing off the whole house and forgetting about some of the gems they put out over the years. I still really like Obsession (and Obsession Night), and both Eternity and Eternity Summer.
I currently own two 100ml bottles, a 30ml bottle and six 20ml travel bottles of this gem (that too few around here appreciate).
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Obsession Men is still my favourite.
Last edited by Renato; 11th May 2013 at 09:20 AM.
The name itself is laughable to me. Although I haven't tried the Blue I remember the original being on the shelves when I first was working the men's counter. Why would you name a fragrance Free? And it lived up to it's name, spray it on and in a few seconds it was free of any scent. This is probably the epitome of fragrance for ppl who are afraid to wear fragrance. I remember after it was off our shelves a Coty rep was trying to give bottles of it away with purchases, 2 people actually turned a free bottle down. It may be called Free, but they couldn't pay me to wear it. Well.. maybe they could since it'd be gone soon enough
-Cologne is the only fashionable thing that fits me! (Me, circa 1997-present)
As someone said,
It shares the almost same genes as chrome.
CK hasnt been original for quite some time.
I actually haven't tried the original Free so can't really comment. But, can it really be weaker than say 4711?
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Subtlety is also not spared from the original "Free". It is so subtle that one might call it CK "Houdini", except Houdini had the courtesy to appear...eventually.
I hate Chrome, so I would probably hate this. I did get a whiff of the original CK Free somewhere, (I wanna say @ Kohl's) and it was actually pretty nice off the top.
My 3 Signature Scents:
Rive Gauche Light (2004)
Paul Smith Man (2009)