Product Type: Calvin Klein fragrances
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CK One Shock
CK One Shock Eau de Toilette
Member Name: summerdays
CK One Shock Eau de Toilette
Advantages: Smells lovely - a fun, everyday fragrance.
Disadvantages: Doesn't last long on the skin
This Christmas I received a bottle of CK One Shock For Her. I love perfumes, and have always dreamed of having a massive perfume collection, and so receiving a new perfume is always a nice treat.
Looking up on the Boots website, this is what it says about the perfume, or should I say Eau de toilette! 'Ckone Shock for her opens with a fierce bouquet of passion flower, pink peony, and jewelled poppy flower. The intensity deepens with blackberry, jasmine and narcissi flower drizzles with a liquid chocolate accord. The addictive signature finishes with magnetic ambers enveloped in vanillin and patchouli, wrapped in second skin musk.' - I'm going to be honest and say that I hardly know anything about perfumes, and 'notes' in perfumes, all I know is whether I think it smells nice or if it doesn't. However I'm sure a lot of you will know what all that information means!
The eau de toilette comes in quite an unusual packaging I think, and not the normal type of bottle you would expect one to come in. Ck one shock comes in a smooth white bottle with the words 'CK one SHOCK' on the front. The word 'SHOCK' is in pink writing and the style of the writing reminds me of graffiti. A bit lower down on the bottle are the words 'for her' and 'Calvin Klein'. Originally the bottle came with a little white lid to hide the spray top, however once I took it off I never managed to get it back on for some strange reason, so now I just leave it so that you can see the spray top. I find the bottle to be aimed at teens and young adults, rather than older women. But hey that's just my personal opinion; older women may still like it! The packaging overall is quite simple, and nothing special. I think I would prefer something a bit fancier.
When I press down on the spray top, a fair amount sprays out. At first the smell of the perfume is quite strong; I would describe it as 'flowery'. After a while the smell calms down a lot and is not as strong, it then smells like flowers and I can definitly smell vanilla, and maybe a bit fruity. This is quite sweet, however thankfully it's not overly sweet. (I hate those scents that are just overly sweet and end up making you have a head ache!) - CK one shock to me, is not one of those scents. Overall I love the smell of this, it's quite a fun scent that you can wear everyday without being overpowering. I find it a perfect scent for teenagers and young adults; however older women might want something more mature!
The only thing that disappoints me with this is that I find it doesn't last too long. Okay so I know that eau de toilettes don't last as long on the skin as perfumes, so I can't complain too much. I did in fact buy the body lotion that matches this scent as I heard that if you apply a same smelling body lotion under your perfume, it makes the smell last on your skin longer, however I haven't noticed a huge improvement. The body lotion costs something ridiculous like £18, however I managed to get it off eBay new for only £3! Anyway back to the point, yeah this doesn't last too long on the skin, and I hate re applying perfume throughout the day as I feel like I'm wasting it, however if you want to smell nice all day, you probably will have to reapply it.
Price and Availability at Boots:
50ml - £23
100ml - £34
200ml - £48
However you may be able to find this cheaper from other places such as cheapsmells.co.uk
I do love the smell of this, however I don't know if I would repurchase, as firstly I love to experiment with new perfumes, and secondly it doesn't last too long on the skin. However if it was ever on offer or anything, I would definitely consider buying it!
Thanks for reading!:)
Summary: A lovely eau de toilette