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    Default Does Calvin Klein have any good fragrances ?

    If so name them?

    I was watching Dradocs review on Obsession and he said it smelt bad, is there any good ones out there? Ive been spoiilt by YSL,Chanel so I have no clue if CK has anything that would delight my nose buds.

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    Ck one summer 2013-2015
    Ck euphoria gold
    Ck reveal man
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    Default Re: Does Calvin Klein have any good fragrances ?

    Obsession
    Obsession for Men

    CK One is okay.

    Apparently the latest CK offerings are much better, but haven't tried any of those.

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    Default Re: Does Calvin Klein have any good fragrances ?

    My dad wore Obsession. I started in the 90s with Eternity and Escape. I still love these. I occasionally break out Truth for nostalgic reasons. Ck one was a go to favorite as well. There are many safe scents from this house. IMO there are more good scents from them then bad. Come to think of it, I haven't smelled a men's frag from them I didn't like. Even Eternity for women is a great fragrance for women. They are the Honda Civic of frags to me.

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    Default Re: Does Calvin Klein have any good fragrances ?

    Quote Originally Posted by RiccardoTisci View Post
    I was watching Dradocs review on Obsession and he said it smelt bad
    Who cares what one YouTube reviewer thinks, he also gives Sauvage a 10/10 which is a pretty mediocre fragrance IMO. You always have to test fragrances with your own nose to determine what you like.

    There aren't a lot of CK frags I've sampled lately that impressed me, but I used to enjoy Eternity.

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    Default Re: Does Calvin Klein have any good fragrances ?

    Calvin Klein fragrances are mainly safe but generic. I tend to challenge my nose with other houses instead. But I will say I think Euphoria Intense is very underrated and I honestly haven't smelled any other fragrance like it.
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    Default Re: Does Calvin Klein have any good fragrances ?

    Escape for Men is lovely
    Eternity is very good.
    Love both

    Obsession is good too.


    CK One and Shock are pretty safe and well done.
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    Default Re: Does Calvin Klein have any good fragrances ?

    Eternity was a game changer for me but I was also only 12 years old but regardless it is responsible for my interest in fragrances and therefor has a special place in my heart. I also enjoy some other but not all are necessarily full bottle worthy, those include;

    Obsession
    Truth
    Shock
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    The best & the only I still own - sadly discontinued (as with all the good ones):


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    Default Re: Does Calvin Klein have any good fragrances ?

    Eternity was a game changer for me but I was also only 12 years old but regardless it is responsible for my interest in fragrances and therefor has a special place in my heart. I also enjoy some others but not all are necessarily full bottle worthy, those include;

    Obsession
    Truth
    Shock

    So, yeah, now that I see it written down, I really don't like many CK fragrances. Truth a long with Eternity are the only full bottles I have and I would never repurchase either of those. Shock isn't bad but I definitely wouldn't buy it for myself, I would recommend a teenager might look into it though.
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    Eternity to my nose is good tried a new one at the store the other day and smelled great to me but im pretty new to this so maybe I dont know yet. However it was good far as i could tell

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    Default Re: Does Calvin Klein have any good fragrances ?

    Quote Originally Posted by RiccardoTisci View Post
    If so name them?
    Original Calvin.
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    Default Re: Does Calvin Klein have any good fragrances ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Theo View Post
    Who cares what one YouTube reviewer thinks, he also gives Sauvage a 10/10 which is a pretty mediocre fragrance IMO. You always have to test fragrances with your own nose to determine what you like.

    There aren't a lot of CK frags I've sampled lately that impressed me, but I used to enjoy Eternity.
    I couldn't agree more here. Why do you care about someone else's opinion!? especially that guy who is a terrible reviewer to me.

    Since Obsession Men, a classic old school oriental but still not "dated" to me, CK was just boring as boring can get to me except the discontinued Obsession Night which was... nice, since I love pear. But like I've said recently they seem to be really turning the tide and their last offerings, whether I'm a fan of them or not certainly are more unique and/or better and without being necessarily "masterpieces", they deserve to be tested. (Whether I'm a fan or not)

    Euphoria Gold, Eternity Now and Reveal Men and see if you enjoy them depending of your taste.
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    Default Re: Does Calvin Klein have any good fragrances ?

    Eternity
    Eternity Now
    Escape
    Truth


    Are all quite good and worth trying out

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    Default Re: Does Calvin Klein have any good fragrances ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Theo View Post
    Who cares what one YouTube reviewer thinks, he also gives Sauvage a 10/10 which is a pretty mediocre fragrance IMO. You always have to test fragrances with your own nose to determine what you like.
    +1.

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    Default Re: Does Calvin Klein have any good fragrances ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sweetstench408 View Post
    Ck one summer 2013-2015
    Ck euphoria gold
    Ck reveal man
    I'd agree with the last few years of ck one summer, a couple are pretty unique smells albeit very synthetic. I think 2014 is my favorite but I always get them mixed up. I like Shock too and grabbed a couple huge bottles super cheap but definitely not an in the rotation scent for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badarun View Post
    The best & the only I still own - sadly discontinued (as with all the good ones):

    This! .... and believe it or not: Don't own it but last time sniffed I did like Encounter a bit.

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    Default Re: Does Calvin Klein have any good fragrances ?

    CK Shock is fantastic.

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    Seconded. CK One Shock is their best fragrance, it's a much better smelling Spicebomb, and can be found for CHEAP in TJ Maxx.

    It would be legendary had they not butchered the bottle design.
    I wear fragrance to smell good to everyone, not just myself

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    Obsession the Made in France version. But honestly CK as a house is now abysmal, I associate it with bargain bins at TJ Maxx now.

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    Default Re: Does Calvin Klein have any good fragrances ?

    CK One & Eternity are some I have been using regularly until the "hobby" encroached upon my nose- real estate !
    have them lying somewhere in the closet but rarely used over the past few months
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    Default Re: Does Calvin Klein have any good fragrances ?

    i own escape , ck1 and eternity summer 2006 but the one i like more is reveal and also one called truth it smells green and very nice.
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    Default Re: Does Calvin Klein have any good fragrances ?

    Eternity.

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    CK One Shock is shockingly good.
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    Another vote for CK One Shock

    Also,

    Original CK One
    Calvin if you can find it,
    and I've a soft spot for Contradiction

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    Calvin
    Obsession
    Ck one shock

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    Default Re: Does Calvin Klein have any good fragrances ?

    Obsession for Men
    CK One Shock

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    I am not familiar with the current formula of Obsession for Men, but the vintage that I am smells good (if not quite to my personal taste). CK One is pleasant smelling, clean and inoffensive. I have smelled a lot worse.

    I will respectfully disagree with those recommending Shock. That one was scrubber central.
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    Default Re: Does Calvin Klein have any good fragrances ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jowan View Post
    My dad wore Obsession. I started in the 90s with Eternity and Escape. I still love these. I occasionally break out Truth for nostalgic reasons. Ck one was a go to favorite as well. There are many safe scents from this house. IMO there are more good scents from them then bad. Come to think of it, I haven't smelled a men's frag from them I didn't like. Even Eternity for women is a great fragrance for women. They are the Honda Civic of frags to me.
    So which one of them is the Type R?

    And the 1.8 VVTI?

    Sent from HTC One
    Last edited by th3; 17th November 2015 at 09:32 AM.
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    Default Re: Does Calvin Klein have any good fragrances ?

    I quite enjoy CK Truth and CK One shock for him.

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