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Ahh, wouldn't it be nice if we had an eternal summer, long days and night filled with sunshine, barbecues and fun. Well I can't quite promise that but I can promise this is a fragrance you will love as its one of my favourites too. I have worn Calvin Klein Eternity, the original fragrance for a long time now and decided for this summer that I wanted a bit of an update on that classic fragrance and wanted something that would work for summer. I love summer editions of perfumes as they always seem to be a bit more fun and flirty than the original and this one is no exception. I was attracted initially to the beautiful bottle of the 2012 edition and then loved the scent when I tried it as a tester.
Eternity Summer is like a beautiful red sunset. The bottle has this gorgeous red graduated hue that looks as if you are gazing at a summer sky. The bottle itself looks warm and inviting and makes you just want to spray yourself all over with its fragrance. It's quite a classic bottle apart from that, it looks just like a bottle of the original Eternity, apart from the fact that it is red and has a lovely spray and stopper at the top.
To quote Calvin Klein, "Eternity Summer opens with a fresh accord of bergamot and orange blossom and bursts into a beautiful bouquet of watery florals with a seductive summery dry down of tonka bean. There are Top notes of Japanese Pear, Bergamot, Orange Blossom, heart notes of White Peony Petals, Gardenia, Blue Hyacinth and base notes of White Musks, Tonka Bean, Heliotrope.
This is a wonderful fresh scent that's lovely and sweet and fruity. It lasts really well i find and i think actually gets better as the day goes on and as it adjusts to my skin. It's perfect for day wear during the summer and is a Calvin Klein perfume I definitely recommend.
I recieved this a month or two ago as a gift and I am so glad that they picked this perfume as I am in love with it!
This it the summer edition of the Calvin klein scent 'eternity'. The bottle is slightly different to that of the Eternity Moment as it is wider and the sprayer / spritzer is different as it is a cuboid shape where you press in the top for it to spray out the perfume.
The perfume bottle also has a different design on it, one that makes it look more summery and makes it looks like the perfume will have a more floral scent.
The price for this perfume in the 100ml bottle is around £40 and can be bought from Boots and other well know perfume stockists.
As soon as you spray the bottle you are immediatley met by the summery scent. In one spray you get quite a lot ofthe perfume, which makes me one use only two or three spritz's of it where I'd normally use 4 or 6.
The scent of this perfume is beautiful, it has a very light and summery scent to it, rather than it being heavier which would be expected with the more wintery ones. The scent is quite floral, yet also quite fruity and this makes the scent a little younger and fresher than the normal Calvin Klein scents! It also has a very underlying musky scent which cuts through the fruit and floral scent so that it isn't too overpowering!
The scent is also ones that will last all day, whereas some of the less expensive perfumes you do find yourself reapplying throughout the day!
Overall this is a scent that I'd highly reccomend and due to the smell of it think that women of all ages could get away with wearing it!
I was recently bought the Summer 2010 version of Calvin Klein's classic Eternity perfume, which I was thrilled about.
The perfume comes in a tall glass bottle very much like the usual Eternity bottle except this one features a abstract looking design of white clouds, sea and sea grass, making it feel very summery indeed. The bottle is very classical looking, and I really like it for it's simplicty and elegance.
On first spray, I could immediately smell a sharp fruity aroma of grapefruit, as well as an exotic floral aroma which I found out later was passionflower. I could also smell a bit of ginger, which gave a lovely warming aspect to the perfume.
The start of the perfume was lovely, with it's fruity, warm nature, but after a short while this faded and I was left with a middle section of florals which weren't that strong or interesting to me. Although the aromas were nice enough, the middle section wasn't so great that I'd rush out and buy this for myself.
Although the scent was refreshing and pleasant at this point, I felt that it wasn't strong enough on my skin for my liking. After a few hours, I could just smell a woodier, ambery end to the perfume, which was nice after the wishy washy middle section.
Nice as a whole, but nothing to write home about in my opinion, this perfume lasted for a good 6 hours on my skin, which for me is quite good. This summery fragrance is light and delicate, but that meant I couldn't smell it unless I gave my wrists a sniff!
The Eternity Summer 2010 edition can be bought for around £30 for 100ml from perfume shops and online stores. This is not too expensive at all I think, although I found I needed quite a lot of squirts to this to have the fragrance last, and needed to reapply later in the day.
I love Calvin Klein Eternity and I thought what could be better than a summer version of one of my favourite fragrances, but how wrong could I be. I was very disappointed by this perfume, the only good thing was the price £19.99 at Semi Chem last summer.
The box is really pretty, pastle shades (not as the one pictured above) all lilac and green, whick looks a bit like brush strokes. The bottle is pretty much the same as the regular Eternity perfume in that is is rectangle, with a large silver top which acts as the spray, the only difference is that the bottle has the same lilac and green brush stroke colours on the reverse.
I had high hopes for this when I first sprayed it on to my skin, I detected a faint whiff of what I thought to be something a bit spicy which I thought was very interesting for a summer fragrance. It has top notes of lychee which is very sweet, along with pear blossom and chinese ginger. I loved the opening notes of this fragrance, hence my high hopes.
After the top notes mellowed, the mid notes brought through mimosa, freesia and magnolia, which to be honest were a little so so, not very intense, quite sheer to be fair, which some may say is what you would expect from a summer scent.
I think that it does retain some of the more peppery notes, albeit very subtle and light, from the original scent, as I feel it does smell similar, but a little more green and fresher. The base notes are musk, tonka and white cedar.
It does seem to last for quite a while on my skin, but I feel that on me anyway, it does tend to smell quite manly unlike the original Eternity which does smell very feminine and fresh.
Would I recommend this scent? Well its not for me personally, so much so that I have given this away. I'll stick to the original thank you very much.
This is only my opinion, this scent doesn't suit my skin type, but I do hear many many good reviews on this one, so please don't be put off, and do try it for yourself.
I bought my bottle from duty free last summer to replace my summer perfume. I am a fan of Calvin Klein's Escape and liked the smell from the tester. The bottle is a clear light blue bottle with flowers and it came in a cardboard box that is nicely packaged. The bottle I have is a good size with a powerful spray.
Calvin Klein's Eternity Summer is a fresh fragrance that isn't overpowering. I use it in the morning. It doesn't last all day but does leave you feeling nicely fresh in the morning. I have had lots of positive comments about the fragrance. It is not floral and girly but has a more of a citrus tang.
I would recommend this fragrance for those of you who would like a soft, subtle, summery and fresh fragrance. It is good value and will last at least two summers with a squirt each morning! It would make a nice gift for someone and I have given a bottle to a cousin as a gift.
I first bought Eternity Summer as a bit of a one off in duty free but haven't looked back. After years of wearing Eternity by Calvin Klein I started to find it a bit heavy for wearing in the day. Eternity Summer is an excellent scent for daytime as it's beautifully light and delicate. I wear it all year and save the original Eternity for evenings out. The bottle follows the classic unfussy eternity styling which is great for the modern woman and not a crazy shape that falls over every time your dressing table gets nudged. The blue colour reflects it's refreshing summer breeze quality and with the pattern makes an attractive item on the dressing table. This would make a great gift for a wife/girlfriend as she can wear a special scent every day and not just save it for special occassions. Great value for money as I find one squirt lasts all day.
i remember when first smelt this in boots and saying to a friend it just smells of summer and it dors. The bottle is a simple rectangle body that is a clear bluw with a delicate leaf/stem motif on and the the lid is silver and a little more funky. The scents include melon, violet leaves and amber which shine through but the fragrance to me isnt a floral scent but more of a sea fresh scent thats really light. Although its described as a summer fragrance ive found that its lasted all yer round , pefest for casual parties or a spring stroll. This is perfect for those who like light and fresh smells not those who like powerfull strong or floral and fruity. The price varies but i did manage to find a real bargain of 100ml for £26.59, now to me thats what i call a great price for a grate prfume
I have been using Calvin Klein Eternity Summer perfume for around a year now. I needed a new perfume, and had a voucher for money off certain perfumes in Boots. This one was on special offer anyway, so I bought it because it was cheap, and it was the nicest smelling of the others in my price range!
I noticed that lots of popular perfumes are now making summer editions, and this is just one example. Although I have tried testers of the original Calvin Klein Eternity perfume, I must admit I cannot really remember what it smells like, so will not be able to offer comparisons between the two, but I would expect that there are some similarities at least.
One thing that I find quite important in a perfume is the bottle. OK, so I know I must sound shallow, but I like to have pretty bottles on my dressing table, and I think the bottle is half the fun of the perfume. This one however, is not the nicest looking bottle in the world. As I said I bought it because it was cheap, and therefore overlooked the bottle, but under normal circumstances I probably wouldn't have considered this.
It comes in a tall rectangular glass bottle, the same shape and design as the regular Eternity fragrance, the main difference being that this has a backdrop of blue sky and white clouds, as well as a green leaf design. The bottle is quite chunky and masculine looking, and like I said not my favourite perfume bottle ever.
Calvin Klein say that this perfume 'captures the essence of a perfect summer day by the sea.' So, from that I would expect a fresh, clean scent.
The top notes (what you can smell when the perfume is first sprayed) are apparently 'wet bamboo leaf', crushed basil and golden mandarin. Once the initial alcohol smell that you get with most perfumes has dispersed, I would say the fragrance is quite warm and also slightly 'green'. By that, I mean the smell of leaves and greenery which I expect is the wet bamboo leaf and basil. I guess that would mean that the warmness of the scent comes from the mandarin, although it doesn't have a particularly orangey smell, it's more a tangy sharpness than anything else.
I found the middle (or heart) notes of the perfume, again were quite warm - not particularly what I would expect from a summer perfume - I would expect it to have a lot cooler scent. The middle notes are quite floral, but I feel it is the jasmine the perfume contains which gives it that warm -almost spicy- smell.
Once the perfume has been on the skin a while, the base notes start to come through, and aren't too dissimilar from the middle notes. Still a warming fragrance, this time with a hint of ginger coming through, and this coupled with that 'green' smell, makes the perfume start to smell summery for the first time.
My overall opinion of the fragrance is that it's quite disappointing. Considering it is from such a well known brand, to be honest I was expecting much more. I used Calvin Klein's Euphoria perfume, which is gorgeous, so I was hoping for something to rival that, but unfortunately this doesn't even come close. The scent itself is nothing special - don't get me wrong, it's OK, and it's in no way horrible, but I feel it's quite generic, and could be any cheap perfume from the local chemist to be honest. There's just nothing to make this stand out.
In terms of staying power, I have, again, been quite disappointed with this fragrance. I find it to be quite light, which, technically, is great for summer as the last thing you want when it's hot is a heavy fragrance, but this is so light it seems to have virtually disappeared within the hour, so I am forever re-applying it.
This costs £29.50 for a 100ml bottle from Boots, and there's also a male version available.
As you can probably tell, I wouldn't really recommend this perfume. Like I said, it's OK, there's nothing about it that would make you go 'bleurgh' but I don't imagine it's the sort of fragrance you would fall in love with either. This is definitely one that's missing the wow factor.