Product Type: Calvin Klein fragrances
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A romantic and dreamy fragrance from Calvin Klein
Calvin Klein in2u Her Eau de Toilette
Member Name: alyson29
Calvin Klein in2u Her Eau de Toilette
Advantages: Beautiful fragrance with superb staying power
Disadvantages: Uninspiring bottle
I was very fortunate at Christmas to receive a large bundle of toiletries and perfumes from varies family members and friends and I have been enjoying trying them out over the last few months. One of my gifts was a 100ml bottle of fragrance from Calvin Klein, namely CKIN2U Her and this review discusses my thoughts on this eau de toilette.
I would describe the bottle as uninspiring as whilst it has been created from glass with a delicate hint of gold, we are only able to witness a few centimetres of the lower side, which displays a rather uniquely shaped curve at the front. However, the upper section of the bottle has been covered with white plastic where the letters "ck" and "u" have been cut out of the plastic with the remaining lettering of the brand name being displayed in a grey coloured bold text. I found the design of the bottle extremely dull and rather tacky as I would never consider this to have caught my eye if I was shopping at a fragrance counter.
The golden coloured spray dispenser is protected with a small plastic lid, which unfortunately, constantly detaches itself and I'm surprised I still have it in my possession especially as it keeps falling off. The eau de toilette is released in a quick short spray with the opening notes offering red currant leaves, Sicilian bergamot and pink grapefruit fizz. I cannot state that I am able to witness any zingy scent of grapefruit as the most evident to me are the bergamot, which offers a creamy sensual aroma that could be described as soft and romantic. I am unable to detect the red currant leaves, but if I take a light sniff of my wrist I am able to pick out a very slight sweetness lingering in the background.
The heart notes become apparent quite rapidly where I am immediately able to witness the aroma of one of my favourite flowers, namely orchid although in ck2u it is known as "sweet orchid". Its aroma can be described as warming as well as romantic as it offers further creamy tones to the eau de toilette. Approximately forty minutes later I am able to detect a very delicate aroma of vanilla, which is normally a fragrance that I cannot bear. However, I must admit that I find it very favourable in this eau de toilette, particularly as its presence is minimal and it perfectly blends into the remaining notes of red cedar and neon amber.
I was quite surprised with this fragrance, as I had initially anticipated that I would not like it, particularly as I found the packaging unappealing to the eye. However, I fell in love with cku2 from the first spray as the delightful blend of notes worked in perfect harmony to create a very desirable, sexy and romantic fragrance with a stunning woody and amberery drydown. I am extremely impressed with the longevity, which far exceeded my expectations, particularly as this is an eau de toilette where I can achieve approximately five hours of fragrance without the need for reapplication.
I currently have approximately half a bottle remaining, but can definitely see me repurchasing once my bottle is empty. Cku2 is an affordable eau de toilette with the qualities of an eau de parfum and at the time of writing you can make a purchase from Boots where the 50ml bottle is currently on offer and reduced from £28 to £13 or the 100ml bottle, which has been reduced from £37.00 to £24.66. This delightful and very romantic eau de toilette receives my full recommendation together with five stars.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
Summary: An affordable and beautiful eau de toilette from Calvin Klein
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