Product Type: Calvin Klein fragrances
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I've Had This For An Eternity
Calvin Klein Eternity Eau de Parfum
Member Name: Ayesha-`
Calvin Klein Eternity Eau de Parfum
Advantages: A long lasting, powerful and spicy fragrance
Disadvantages: A little too strong
I guess my title is a bit of an exaggeration, but I certainly have had this bottle for some time, such that I can't remember now whether it was my 16th or 18th birthday that my daAQ d bought it for me for. I do remember feeling like this was a particularly special present. I'm not great with all these cosmetic type items, make-up, jewellery, perfume, but I always appreciate the gifts and treat them as much as recommendations of what would be good for me. Saying that, my dad bought it, so we'll see!
The outer box is rather plain looking, with the name 'ETERNITY' at the top of the front and the basic information, Calvin Klein, 1.7 Fl Oz, 50 ml at the bottom. Ingredients are listed at the back.
Inside the slightly awkward to open box is the glass bottle, some care is of course needed in taking it out slowly. It is quite a nice looking bottle, rectangle shaped with a metal T-shaped pump. There is no lid, but I keep it inside the box anyway, as my mum has always advised me that you shouldn't leave perfume bottles out in the open. Apparently the sunlight slowly spoils the fragrance and it loses it's strength. I've never taken the chance so don't know if this is true, but on the other hand, she's had her perfume for years and it is still as good as ever.
Anyway, again the same details are on the front, but otherwise the glass is clear, so you can see the slightly yellow coloured liquid inside. In spite of the cardboard box it comes in, it does look like a good quality product, but then what would you expect from Calvin Klein? However, I did feel that this bottle was a little plain and nothing special, especially given the sorts of bottles out there, but then I guess this has a lot to do with brand image, and that simply doesn't interest me!
I notice that even lightly depressing the pump releases a fair amount of the perfume straight away. Press harder and a lot comes out, more than I think is really needed. Because so much perfume tends to come out at once, as with a lot of bottles, I guess, I tend to only spray once and then rub my wrists together really well and sometimes also rub some onto my neck. The scent does seem to catch on quite effectively and this way, less is wasted.
The scent hits you immediately. It is actually quite strong and overpowering, and initially you get that almost chemical smell from the first spray. After a few seconds this softens down a bit, but it is still quite a strong perfume.
The smell is quite a refreshing kind, and strangely it reminds me of the rain a little. I'm not sure this would make much sense in writing but I'm sure there is a certain fragrance in rain that makes you feel refreshed and I get this from this perfume. I also have the image of tropical flowers in my mind when I smell this perfume, and quite a bit of cinnamon or a similar spice.
As the day goes on, the spicy aspect of the fragrance is what seems to linger the most and somehow this is less how I had imagined this perfume would be just from looking at the bottle. Nonetheless, I really like this scent as it is warming and yet refreshing at the same time.
This is one of my perfumes that I have noticed seems to last a long time. I do often find that the coat or jacket that I wear on the day I am using the perfume will still hold the fragrance for days afterwards. It also catches onto my pillow and covers, which can be rather nice for a night or two, as long as it is not too much, because perfumes do actually start to give me headaches after a while. I certainly think this is the kind of perfume that would give you a nasty headache if you used too much in fact, because of its strength and ability to last this long.
So this bottle has lasted me for some years, but to be honest that is more because I have a few more now, and to be honest, it isn't really my favourite. I certainly like it, and when I wear it now, it reminds me of some of the nice days/evenings out when I have worn it before. It is amazing how a perfume has the power to spark a memory in your mind, and this one certainly does that for me.
This was given to me, but I have to admit it is not one I would have picked out myself. Saying that, I do appreciate variety and it nice to have a choice of something different on my dresser for another occasion. I wear it to weddings that go on all day and other long events, but I can't lie, it does sometimes give me a bit of a headache, so it comes with a caution for me! In fact for this reason, it is probably a better fragrance to be wornd outdoor daytime events, simply because you get the benefit of a nice, long lasting and noticeable scent, and also plenty of fresh air to stop it becoming overpowering.
A spicy and refreshing fragrance that lasts a long time but can be a little overpowering at times. Not used often and spraying only once at a time means this perfume will probably last me a lifetime, so although I didn't pay, I think it would have been worth it's price.
Summary: A spicy and refreshing fragrance that lasts a long time but can be a little overpowering at times.