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    Default CK2 now available at Macy's

    Notes look interesting, and it's unisex, as was CK1. Bottle looks cool. Interested to see what the early reviews are on this one. Notes are:

    Top: Wasabi, Mandarin, Violet Leaf Absolute

    Middle: Wet Cobblestones, Orris Concrete, Rose Absolute

    Base: Vetiver, Incense, Sandalwood




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    I was in my Macy's today and did not see it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyde65 View Post
    I was in my Macy's today and did not see it.
    They're rolling it out now. Some stores got it before others I'm sure. I know one online reviewer said he purchased a bottle at his local Macy's today.


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    Excited to try this one. FragranceX have had it for a while, but the price is a bit high for a CK frag. What is the retail?
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    Ummm, wet cobblestones and orris concrete??
    LOL Wet cobblestones.
    How does iris smell like concrete or vice versa?
    If CK/CPI spent more time on the actual fragrance vs gimmicks their fragrances would probably sell better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    Excited to try this one. FragranceX have had it for a while, but the price is a bit high for a CK frag. What is the retail?
    Cheap-ish. The 1.7 is like $55 and the 3.4 is $75 I believe.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dealt7faux View Post
    Ummm, wet cobblestones and orris concrete??
    LOL Wet cobblestones.
    How does iris smell like concrete or vice versa?
    If CK/CPI spent more time on the actual fragrance vs gimmicks their fragrances would probably sell better.
    Yeah, I found those notes odd as well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dealt7faux View Post
    Ummm, wet cobblestones and orris concrete??
    LOL Wet cobblestones.
    How does iris smell like concrete or vice versa?
    If CK/CPI spent more time on the actual fragrance vs gimmicks their fragrances would probably sell better.
    This was exactly what I was thinking. They're trying too hard, to the point where they forgot the point. Here's a conversation that's never going to happen to anyone, ever:

    "Hey, you smell really nice. Is that... wet cobblestones?"
    "Yep! Concrete too."
    "Wet cobblestones and concrete smell so good on you!"
    "I know, right?!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    This was exactly what I was thinking. They're trying too hard, to the point where they forgot the point. Here's a conversation that's never going to happen to anyone, ever:

    "Hey, you smell really nice. Is that... wet cobblestones?"
    "Yep! Concrete too."
    "Wet cobblestones and concrete smell so good on you!"
    "I know, right?!"
    Haha! Good call. I'm guessing it's an earthy smell of some sort?


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    I thought CK Be was CK2.

    Designer fragrances can be so silly and redundant. This is one of the reasons I prefer niche. At least with niche, fragrances have focus and purpose.
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    You guys read way too far into note pyramids. The gen public doesn't analyse notes like we do, and Orris concrete has nothing to do with the concrete we walk on every day...

    "The distilled oil solidifies in the receiver as a wax-like and cream-colored mass known as orris concrete."
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    Tried that one. This time marketers of CK and Coty don't lie, CK2 is really a fragrance of 2010's. Modern - the only word I could describe it with. In fact, it is based on the one "salty" molecule that we did see in Womanity, Calvin Klein Reveal, Paco Rabanne Olympea. Here the vanilla and other sweet notes are replaced by smooth citruses and some pepper that enhance the salty accord. Still the fragrance stays close to skin and doesn't have really a good longevity. However for the market of aquatics CK2 is quite noteworthy.
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    Apropos, here´s the definition of a "Concrete" : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concrete_%28perfumery%29

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    I just finally smelled CK One for the first time yesterday. This may be worth a sniff, but I didn't really see the big deal about CK One.
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    Violet Leaf Absolute?

    I hope this isn't body spray-ish/hair spray :-/

    Bottle looks cool and since it's easily accessible, there's no reason why I won't sample it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    You guys read way too far into note pyramids. The gen public doesn't analyse notes like we do, and Orris concrete has nothing to do with the concrete we walk on every day...

    "The distilled oil solidifies in the receiver as a wax-like and cream-colored mass known as orris concrete."
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orris_oil
    Ok. I learned something new today regarding fragrance concretes.
    But, wet cobblestones???

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    i like how they have two different forms of rock in their notes
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    I tried it in sephora in Paris
    It was a big meh for me, though I was hoping I'd like it because of the cool bottle.

    I got a very floral start , slightly fruity. Obviously feminine because of the flowers, imo. Then some time after that it gets a bit more aquatic , reminding me of adg...

    So, sadly not for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dealt7faux View Post
    Ok. I learned something new today regarding fragrance concretes.
    But, wet cobblestones???
    Sure, why not? If the fragrance smells great, does it really matter?
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    I can say with 99.5% certainty that the notes list (like most notes lists) has little bearing on what's actually in the scent. There's no way that a mass-produced perfume by Coty would use absolutes of any kind, let alone orris concrete. The "wet concrete" effect, however, could stem from violet leaf which does, to some degree, smell like wet cement. Narciso PH is the best example of that. I'll give this a sniff when I see it, but I'm guessing it'll be an inexpensive orris replacer over the standard-fare celebublob "musk" base.

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    Can't wait to get my nose on this one as cobblestones (wet or dry) is my favorite note.
    I'm so excited I may go out and sniff the patio in anticipation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    I just finally smelled CK One for the first time yesterday. This may be worth a sniff, but I didn't really see the big deal about CK One.
    It took me around a dozen years for it to grow on me, but I actually now quite like wearing CK One on occasion.
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    Lots of good feedback on this one so far...just watched Sebastian's YT review last night. Sounds interesting and some talk that it's along the lines of a CdG's release?
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    I am more interested in the wasabi note. If the spiciness comes from the wasabi, then sign me up as a fan.
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    I tried this today and Ck in2u after long.

    Nahh, not for me at all.



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    I cant say I am particularly intrigued. I may be proved wrong but I have a feeling ill see this at TJ maxx by the summer.


    Quote Originally Posted by dealt7faux View Post
    Ok. I learned something new today regarding fragrance concretes.
    But, wet cobblestones???
    Believe it or not it does have a distinct smell. Whether or not they were able to recreate as a smell is yet to be seen. I personally feel COTY as a whole along with 99% of its products need to burn to the ground and see what rises from the ashes. Kinda fitting they bought out much of P&G prestige. I all ready put them in the same boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    I just finally smelled CK One for the first time yesterday. This may be worth a sniff, but I didn't really see the big deal about CK One.
    Really? I'm not sure how this is possible. The smell of CK One was everywhere during the 90s. CK One, Cool Water, Aventus, and Fahrenheit are on the Mount Rushmore of Fragrances, imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flatbush Ave View Post
    Really? I'm not sure how this is possible. The smell of CK One was everywhere during the 90s. CK One, Cool Water, Aventus, and Fahrenheit are on the Mount Rushmore of Fragrances, imo.
    If I'm not mistaken isn't CK1 the best selling fragrance of all-time? Pretty sure it is. Although it's unisex, so perhaps it has an unfair advantage.


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    I tried this today. It's in Boots in the UK. It's a bland and barely-there scent. Smells of very little. It's a skin scent only with zero projection. It is reminiscent of Dunhill X-Centric.
    I don't see any point to this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightcutter View Post
    I tried this today. It's in Boots in the UK. It's a bland and barely-there scent. Smells of very little. It's a skin scent only with zero projection. It is reminiscent of Dunhill X-Centric.
    I don't see any point to this one.
    Was there wasabi? Thanks
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