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    Default Calvin Klein - Euphoria *Liquid Gold* International Exclusive - Unboxing/First Impressions

    An exclusive in the international markets, I was lucky enough to get my hands on this one.
    The bottle is very nice, and the cap feels quite heavy.
    A classy matte finish metallic band envelops the cap and the sides of the bottle.
    I would say the weight of this bottle vs. Gucci Pour Homme 2003 has to be close... lets check...

    Gucci Pour Homme - 574g
    CK Euphoria Liquid Gold - 420g

    So... its close, its still heavy.
    Here are some pics of the presentation:









    Hows it smell?

    Initial Spray:

    At first sniff, even from the cap it smells like a keeper.

    It smells thick, formidable in the cold.
    Black pepper is there, but only serves in a supporting role. Its not biting but provides an edge.

    20 Minutes:
    I get a vibe very similar to ScentStory 24 Gold, BUT without that sickening sweet raspberry danish, with an overload of drizzled sugar frosting.
    This is the woody part of 24 Gold I always wanted.
    This to me smells like a much more masculine 24 Gold, which to me is a good thing, because I cant handle the sweetness of 24 Gold.
    I feel amber in here, even though its not listed in the notes, its mixed with a thick interpretation of sandalwood. I guess you could say its a "creamy wood".
    I dont know what real Mysore Sandalwood smells like, most of us dont, but this is quite a sandalwoody treat.
    Sniffs up close are overwhelming, strong, ambery. Sillage smells spicy, woody, slightly sweet.

    1 Hour:

    Very pleasant, the thickness has settled down quite a bit, but it is still strong up close, with the sillage floating around quite a bit with 1 spray. I stick by my relation to 24 Gold, but this one is more wearable, versatile, more wood and less sweetness. There is an airiness to it from time to time at this point.
    Shots of spicy, hot cinnamon from time to time, minor note, could be interpreted as "Saffron".
    Amber-like feel to it gives it strength and projection.
    Something wood like compositions typically lack. Backbone.

    2 Hours:

    Jumped on the stationary bike, and got sweaty to simulate a club environment.
    This one doesnt get cloying, but gets spicier.
    Better note separation when it was warm.
    I'd say if you limited your sprays, this could be worn up to about 75 degrees.
    Amber intensity has dropped, but still lingers, fairly linear scent.
    There is a bit of a "plastic" smell to it, but its barely noticeable, and probably related to the vanilla, because I can remember something similar coming out of 24 Gold.
    Projection is good, but not as invading as 24 Gold.

    Dry Down (5 Hours):

    Mellowing out into a smoother white musk and vanilla, with bits of spices and a pinch left of amber.
    Its tamed down on the projection, but still smells very good.

    What im getting in the composition front to back:

    25% Smooth, fluffy, shaved "sandalwood".
    25% Amber
    20% Cinnamon/Nutmeg/Coriander (Blended)
    15% Vanilla
    10% White Musk
    5% Black Pepper

    Calvin Klein (Coty) has taken the cult powerhouse 24 Gold by Scentstory and rounded the screeching sweet edges into a much more wearable and mainstream likable scent.

    I think there was a member out there, silentrich maybe, that was expecting 24 Gold Oud Edition to be woodier, but was disappointed.
    This is "24 Gold Wood Edition".
    If you have 24 Gold and love it, this one is redundant, if you're looking for a less sweet, more woody version of 24 Gold, try to track this down.
    Im happy I did. Girlfriend likes it a lot, says its "woody". She despises 24 Gold.

    2nd wearing:

    2 sprays to the neck.
    A bit more vanillic when smelled further away.
    Its not as loud as 24 gold, but certainly lasts quite a while
    Longevity is around 10 hours, projection is moderate, but it is noticeable as a trail for about 5.

    24 Gold I'd give a 3/10, not a fan, and its the type of scent I wouldnt want to project.
    24 Gold Oud I'd give a 4/10, its a hair better IMO.
    CK Euphoria Liquid Gold I will give a 6.5/10. Better than average, and great considering its a Coty/CK fragrance.
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    Default Re: Calvin Klein - Euphoria *Liquid Gold* International Exclusive - Unboxing/First Impressions

    Sounds pretty good. Thanks for the info.

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    Default Re: Calvin Klein - Euphoria *Liquid Gold* International Exclusive - Unboxing/First Impressions

    Hmmmm. I didn't even know this one existed until now. A flanker of a flanker eh?


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    Default Re: Calvin Klein - Euphoria *Liquid Gold* International Exclusive - Unboxing/First Impressions

    Thanks, always enjoyed reading all your reviews.

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    Nice score, Mega! It's good to hear a solid report on this one.


    I'll definitely be tuning in to this thread to read your updates.
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    Default Re: Calvin Klein - Euphoria *Liquid Gold* International Exclusive - Unboxing/First Impressions

    To the OP: Congrats on you acquisition. You sound pleased.
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    Thank You for this info!!!

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    Default Re: Calvin Klein - Euphoria *Liquid Gold* International Exclusive - Unboxing/First Impressions

    Quote Originally Posted by Indoril Nerevar View Post
    Thanks, always enjoyed reading all your reviews.
    Quote Originally Posted by G.303 View Post
    Thank You for this info!!!
    Thanks for reading!
    I've reached the dry down on this now
    My notes are in the original post.
    If anyone has any questions I'd be happy to help.
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    Unboxing photos
    Bottle weight comparisons -by the gram
    Stationary bikes for simulation

    I'm overwhelmed by all this.
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    Default Re: Calvin Klein - Euphoria *Liquid Gold* International Exclusive - Unboxing/First Impressions

    Very nice write-up!
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    Nice job MM.
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Love how this is made in the United States but you can't find a bottle for sale stateside!

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    Default Re: Calvin Klein - Euphoria *Liquid Gold* International Exclusive - Unboxing/First Impressions

    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Unboxing photos
    Bottle weight comparisons -by the gram
    Stationary bikes for simulation

    I'm overwhelmed by all this.
    Breathe hedonist222!
    Compared to the weightless Aventus threads floating around here, this is pretty deep stuff.
    Thanks for reading.
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    Nice review
    Where did u purchase this from??

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    Default Re: Calvin Klein - Euphoria *Liquid Gold* International Exclusive - Unboxing/First Impressions

    Thank you for your review and the photos.
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    Default Re: Calvin Klein - Euphoria *Liquid Gold* International Exclusive - Unboxing/First Impressions

    How does it compare to Euphoria Gold?

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    Thanks for the great in depth review, and your initial impressions. Seems like this one may be a real winner.
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    Default Re: Calvin Klein - Euphoria *Liquid Gold* International Exclusive - Unboxing/First Impressions

    Quote Originally Posted by Randall Flagg View Post
    How does it compare to Euphoria Gold?
    Indeed. The people want to know

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    Default Re: Calvin Klein - Euphoria *Liquid Gold* International Exclusive - Unboxing/First Impressions

    Quote Originally Posted by vinramani09 View Post
    Nice review
    Where did u purchase this from??
    eBay.

    Quote Originally Posted by Randall Flagg View Post
    How does it compare to Euphoria Gold?
    Quote Originally Posted by 61824 View Post
    Indeed. The people want to know
    I havent smelled the original Gold, but if Macy's has it, I may be able to get around to it soon and update.
    Based on the notes and reviews from others, I would say minimal similarity.
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    Default Re: Calvin Klein - Euphoria *Liquid Gold* International Exclusive - Unboxing/First Impressions

    Superb plus I admire the levels of effort you've gone to to differentiate your review. Well done.

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    Default Re: Calvin Klein - Euphoria *Liquid Gold* International Exclusive - Unboxing/First Impressions

    CK Euphoria Gold.
    Now, this is exactly what I would expect from Coty/CK.

    Cheap, generic smelling, huffy synthetic mess, I get some cheap vanilla, cacao and plum in there.
    Its a sweet spicy fragrance.

    In the same grouping as Bentley for Men Intense and Jacomo Silver.
    Heres how I would rank them:

    1. Bentley for Men Intense
    2. Jacomo Silver
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    50 feet of crap
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    3. Calvin Klein Euphoria Gold

    There is no relationship between Gold and Liquid Gold
    Girlfriend says it smells like plastic.
    Scrubber.
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    Default Re: Calvin Klein - Euphoria *Liquid Gold* International Exclusive - Unboxing/First Impressions

    Interesting, Euphoria Gold is the first frag I've considered from this house since my teens as its head and shoulders above their standard output. You make the Liquid flanker seem like the CK attempt at niche...

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    Default Re: Calvin Klein - Euphoria *Liquid Gold* International Exclusive - Unboxing/First Impressions

    That's a touch harsh on Euphoria Gold. It's not that bad. I think it's fairly similar to Arpege Homme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 61824 View Post
    Interesting, Euphoria Gold is the first frag I've considered from this house since my teens as its head and shoulders above their standard output. You make the Liquid flanker seem like the CK attempt at niche...
    Remember, this is a first impression from 1 spray on my hand.
    Its very good, and is worth the $39 I paid for it.
    I try to go into as much detail as possible for others, its all I can do.
    When I wear it again, I'll update my thoughts on it.
    I wanted to write something up because there has been some interest with little information on experience with it.


    Quote Originally Posted by Randall Flagg View Post
    That's a touch harsh on Euphoria Gold. It's not that bad. I think it's fairly similar to Arpege Homme.
    Just my opinion, others may appreciate it more.
    I had it on me for about 2 hours, it was enough for me, it wasnt pleasant to my nose.
    Washing my hands twice, it lingered.
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    Default Re: Calvin Klein - Euphoria *Liquid Gold* International Exclusive - Unboxing/First Impressions

    Great price, where did you pick it up from if you don't mind me asking.

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    eBay.
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    Default Re: Calvin Klein - Euphoria *Liquid Gold* International Exclusive - Unboxing/First Impressions

    Final thoughts after 2 wearings.
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