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A Simple Summer Scent!
Calvin Klein CK in2u Her Eau de Parfum Eau de Toilette
Member Name: angelboouk
Calvin Klein CK in2u Her Eau de Parfum Eau de Toilette
Advantages: pleasant scent, light for summer, we got it cheap
Disadvantages: retail price, staying power, lacks the wow factor for me
CKin2U is a fragrance from Calvin Klein. They offer 'her' and 'him' Eau de toilettes.
"Bold, free and connected, CKin2U is for a generation without limits"
CKin2U EDT falls into the 'fresh and floral' fragrance family. This EDT is presented in a white, curvy bottle with the fragrance name imprinted onto it. The base of the bottle is clear and not completely flat. The EDT itself is a golden shade. The bottle is presented in a gold coloured box.
CKin2U follows the route than many other fragrances follow. It is built around sets of fragrance notes which become noticeable throughout the fragrances duration on the skin.
*Top notes create the initial scent and are usually quick to fade - redcurrant leaves, bergamot and pink grapefruit.
*Heart notes offer the main body of the scent - white cactus and sugar orchid.
*Base notes round the scent off and can often be detected for several hours - red cedar, vanilla and amber.
*~Price and Availability~*
CKin2U Her is available in 50ml, 100ml and 150ml sized bottles.
*www.escentual.com - £28.00/£37.00/£44.00 with a free branded Tote bag for orders over £35
*Boots - £21.00/£24.66 with no 150ml available. The 100ml is reduced from £37.00.
My fiance isn't the romantic type and I don't like flowers etc. When it comes to Valentines Day and my birthday, he always takes me to Boots to pick something. This year he had mentioned he was buying me Chanel and I was over the moon but a little confused as he wouldn't normally spend £50 on a bottle of perfume. He informed me that he had spotted a Chanel 'thing' in Boots for £27 and assumed it was perfume - it was actually a body mist he had seen and quickly backtracked telling me to look for something a bit cheaper - if it hadn't made me laugh I would have slapped him one!
Anyway, a few days before Valentines Day we went to Boots and I picked a 50ml bottle of CKin2U. Until this time, I hadn't tried this perfume and it was reduced to £14.00 for a week only so I asked him to buy me this alongside the cupcakes we were collecting that day - perhaps I can blag Chanel for Christmas - worth a try? Anyway, I have always had mixed opinions of the CK perfumes as some come across as being cheap whereas the likes of Beauty and Euphoria allow the brand to keep hold of the 'premium' title.
I personally am not keen on the bottle for CKin2U. It is very basic and looks like a jazzed up drinks bottle of some kind! It is weighty and looks cheap. I am not keen on having limited sight of how much perfume I actually have remaining in the bottle either. The sprayer works well and releases a sharp burst of perfume on my neck and wrists.
CKin2U isn't an amazing EDT - it is quite basic and doesn't have the 'wow' factor. It is however, a scent which will suit any age. CKin2U is a typical Summer/Spring scent and more suited to day time wear. It isn't sensual or deep enough to be good for evening wear in my opinion.
When I first spray this onto my skin, there is an initial burst of alcohol which settles down within seconds. The reason I recommend this for Summer wear is down to the noticeable fresh aroma that it offers. The bergamot is the most prominent fragrance note here and sets the tone for the whole scent. It seems to linger and keep the freshness alive straight through to the base notes. There is a sharp, almost acidic undertone from the pink grapefruit and a leafy trace. The top note combination is very light and refreshing but is lacking in something - perhaps a touch of sweetness would have been more appropriate as it can come across as a little bitter.
Within 30 minutes or so, the sharpness fades and the bergamot is toned down and blended with light florals. I am not a fan of heavy floral scents and would normally prefer a sweet, sensual or fruity scent. The floral notes used in the heart of CKin2U are blended well to come across as light and airy. I cannot say that the sugar orchid or white cactus stand out as individual notes. The heart isn't complex but is wearable and pleasant enough. It has a feminine feel without being 'in your face floral'.
CKin2U starts to lose the fresh feel after 3-4 hours which isn't very long but we are talking about an EDT as opposed to an EDP. The base notes sit close to the skin and aren't very strong at all. If I get up close and have a good sniff, I can detect a lovely sweet vanilla scent with a warm, slightly woody undertone. It is a lovely blend to round off the scent but I would have been happier if it had been a bit stronger. CKin2U lasts around 5hours in total on my skin.
CKin2U is definitely a simple, everyday type scent and is nothing special to look at or smell. I will use my bottle up on those warmer days when anything heavier comes across as cloying on my skin. It is refreshing to use and lovely and light but perhaps too light given the price that this EDT retails at. I like to feel confident when wearing a scent and this just doesn't do that for me.
I can recommend CKin2U if you manage to buy it cheap like my fiance done but at full price I would say go for something a bit different!
Thanks for reading :)
Summary: not my favourite CK scent
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