Product Type: Calvin Klein fragrances
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A classic fragrance
Calvin Klein Eternity Eau de Parfum
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Calvin Klein Eternity Eau de Parfum
Date: 02/01/13, updated on 07/07/13 (90 review reads)
Advantages: Long lasting - a spicy floral
At the time I used to buy lots of magazines and I can remember that pre launch virtually every magazine I bought had samples of the perfume in - and for me it was love at first sniff.
Unfortunately I had to wait a month or so until the launch date and I hotfooted it to the shops to buy this as soon as it was available.
Hard to believe that was nearly 25 years ago.
I love the packaging of Eternity - a plain bottle with a distinctive silver lid that pulls off to reveal the spray. Over the years the design has not changed but they have released all silver versions , which I have and is so pretty I have this displayed on my dressing table .
I have researched the elements of this fragrance because I could not really put this into a category.
The top notes are Freesia Mandarin and Sage with middle notes of Muguet ( Lily of the Valley)White Lily Marigold and Narcissus and base notes of Patchouli, Sandalwood and Amber.
Having done the research I understand why I like this so much as it contains some of my favourite flowers in the top and middle notes and although I am not a great fan of strong patchouli I do find a lot of my favourite perfumes contain this plus sandalwood and amber.
I chose freesia and lily of the valley for my wedding bouquet , plus I adore the scent of narcissus and have these planted in tubs in my garden.
The combination of the flowers sage and mandarin plus the base notes make this a beautiful spicy feminine floral fragrance. I think it is very distinctive and I haven't come across anything similar.
For me this is not an obvious floral and I find it a light fragrance , perfect for anytime, however I am aware that this is a matter of individual taste .
I recall that one time I wore this I was greeted by someone who was very unhappy with the fragrance as she suffered from hayfever. I was sympathetic but she wasn't very diplomatic about airing her views and I felt very uncomfortable in her presence, but was also was tempted to nip to the loo and have another spray as she had been so rude! This is the only complaint anyone has ever made about this in the 25 years I have worn this
I adore this fragrance and find it perfect to wear day and evening. It is long lasting although I think that if you wear the same perfume all the time you become immune to the scent after a few hours, but people always comment about this when I wear it, so I think that this works very well for me.
I wear perfume every day, I don't save it for special occasions as I want to enjoy the aroma, plus perfume goes off, so I hate to think I might waste it.
What I also like about this one is that the scent is there from the instant I spray this and I don't feel it changes too much. That is sometimes a problem with some scents I have tested where I have really liked them in the shop but when they develop they change and I am not as keen on them.
If I am buying this myself, I usually buy the smallest version so I can fit this in my handbag without adding too much weight or volume as I like to have a perfume with me.
I loved this perfume in my 20's and still do 25 years on , so I think it has a wide appeal.
It is a quality perfume in a very stylish package that is representative of the Calvin Klein brand . I am reviewing Eternity for Women but they do make a version for men, which I would also recommend.
Price and Availability
Widely available on the high street in department stores and chemists, plus online.
Prices vary from £28.50 for 30ml to £59.50 for 100ml Eau de parfum plus you can find this a lot cheaper on ebay or at some online retailors. I am a bit wary about buying perfume and prefer to get it from Boots or Debenhams as I do think that some online seller are selling old stock that goes off quickly.
A must have for me and one that I rate as highly as classics like Chanel No 5.
Summary: A modern classic fragrance