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Calvin Klein is a premium fashion brand specialising in male and female fashion as well as underwear. They also have a collection of beauty products and fragrances for men and women.
*~*~*CK Develops An Obsession*~*~*
In 1985, the original Obsession fragrance was released. The matching aftershave became available and also a further release of Obsession Night for both sexes. Secret Obsession was released in the form of an Eau de Parfum and also a matching shower gel and body lotion.
*~*~*Ssssshhhh It's A Secret*~*~*
Secret Obsession is said to "explore the secrets that lie between love and madness". The sultry scent claims to be for those being taunted with illicit thoughts and seeking pleasure...ooohh er! To layer up the scent of the fragrance, CK have released a Satin Body Lotion designed to be applied before spritzing yourself with the scent. The body lotion is designed to leave skin soft and moisturised whilst leaving the Secret Obsession trace on the skin.
*~*~*Secrets and Designs*~*~*
The body lotion is housed in a tall tube which is the most convenient packaging for ensuring you get every last bit out. The sturdy tube has the lid at the bottom covering the dispensing hole. The tube is a sleek gold colour with black writing. The information is minimal but we are made aware the tube can be recycled, should be used within 24months and is made in conjunction with Coty.
*~*~*The Secret Scent*~*~*
The body lotion has been formulated with the Secret Obsession. Secret Obsession has been created with 3 lots of fragrance notes referred to as forbidden fruits, exotic flowers and mysterious woods.
*Top notes or forbidden fruits - exotic plum, mace and rose de Damas treats us to the initial scent.
*Heart notes or exotic flowers - Egyptian jasmine, French orange flower and tuberose create the body of Secret Obsession.
*Base notes - the final trace of scent is a blend of cashmere wood, burnt amber and Australian sandalwood.
*~*~*The Cost of Obsession*~*~*
The full size body lotion can be purchased online. A 200ml tube will set you back around £17.00 from sites such as Amazon and www.escentual.com.
*~*~*Am I Obsessed or Shall It Remain a Secret?*~*~*
I received a 100ml (gift set size) tube of Secret Obsession Satin Body Lotion in an ebay beauty lot and kept it buy for myself. Whilst I have never personally used the fragrance, I like to apply fancy body lotions as a light change from perfumes and to pamper myself! I love slathering on a scented lotion as a change from body butter and prefer to apply after drying off from a nice hot shower.
The tube is easy to handle and whilst it isn't the brightest and most attractive packaging, it is sleek and reflects the more mature side of the CK brand perfectly. The consistency of the lotion is just right..it doesn't run out the bottle but it certainly doesn't take much persuading to dispense. Once it is on my skin, it takes on a yoghurt like appearance and feels cooling and soothing as I spread it. A little certainly goes a long way and I find I only need a small blob to cover a full arm and just a little more for my legs!
As the lotion is spread over my skin, I come to appreciate how silky it feels. It spreads so easily and smoothly knocking down any bumps that may try to get in its way. When applying this directly from a hot shower, it is relieving to my sensitive and dry skin. My skin quickly soaks up the lotion like it is desperate for a drink and this is carried out in a matter of a minute or two so ideal when I am in a rush. Fortunately the lotion leaves no visible oily layer or stickiness on the surface of my skin.
Once the lotion has fully settled into my skin the results are visible to the eye and to my touch. Not only does the top layer of my skin feel hydrated and soft, deep down in the under layers feel like they have been given a much needed drink and a good boost. A lot of lotions sit on the surface before rinsing off in the shower but this one keeps my skin hydrated and free of major dry areas even after my shower at night time. Often late at night, my skin is still satin smooth to the touch and feels less stressed the next morning..24hours after initial application.
The scent within this body lotion is admirable and it has allowed me to come to the conclusion that I would love to own a bottle of the actual EDP some time soon. The scent isn't fresh and invigorating but I love it. It offers a deep and sensual aroma which smells high quality and certainly smells expensive to me! The scent develops over a length of time and goes from strength to strength treating me and my nose to a beautiful aroma that I appreciate on many levels.
When I first apply the lotion, the scent is powerful and offers a significant depth. It is a true treat and a delight to experience the opening aroma. The plum to me is most apparent and is deep and dark. It gradually blends with a hint of floral to add a different texture and lighten up the scent ever so slightly. Its depth remains consistent and although the scent develops on my skin, the dark side of it never quite lets up which I love!
Within an hour or so of application, the scent changes to an appealing and delicate floral aroma with the darkness of the plum sitting gently in the background. The floral aroma is subtle and sensual offering a different take on the more common fresh florals I am used to. To me, the jasmine is the most prominent floral making its appearance in a slightly sweet and sensual state. The heart of the scent is confident and feminine with a touch of sophistication blended in for good measure.
The heart of the scent doesn't last a great length of time and the base notes come into play with full force. At this point, the deep, dark plum disappears allowing the gorgeous base notes to come into their own. The base is creamy and a sweet aroma sits comfortably on my skin with a musky twist being added. The sweetness is quickly added to with a subtle yet noticeable woody edge and a hint of amber. I can sense an unusual twist within the base which reminds me of burnt sugar when trying to make caramel. It doesn't overpower but changes the base giving it something different to an otherwise common base.
*~*~*Want In On The Secret?*~*~*
This body lotion would suit anyone who appreciates the sultry and sophisticated scent it produces. If you are a fan of the perfume then using the two products together will allow you to prolong the scent. The depth of the scent makes it ideal for evening wear but it suits day wear too and especially during the winter months.
*~*~*Ask Me Again..Am I Obsessed?*~*~*
I love this body lotion and cannot wait to buy the EDP. The scent develops quickly and lasts around 8hours with the effects lasting up to 24hours even after a shower! I feel the scent would last longer with a random spritz of the EDP to top it up and keep it at a perfect level to be noticeable but not overpowering in any way. I liked the depth and sensual aroma and love wearing this during the cold weather as I just need to sniff my skin to be transported to warmer and cosy times.
The lotion is expensive but it is so worth it and I highly recommend it!
Thanks for reading x