Product Type: Calvin Klein fragrances
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CK's shockingly good perfume
CK One Shock Eau de Toilette
Member Name: LTS16
CK One Shock Eau de Toilette
Advantages: long lasting, versatile scent for any age and any occasion
Disadvantages: not the prettiest perfume bottle
I am a huge, huge fan of CK scents, I think they are absolutely gorgeous, and this is one of my absolute favourites from their range. It's became one of my all time favourite statement perfumes.
I think this perfume has been around for a while now. I first found out about it last summer when I was going on holiday, and I bought it as my holiday perfume as it reminded me of the sun, the beach and partying. Now whenever I smell it, I'm thinking of my holiday! I loved this perfume so much that I bought it again at Christmas, and ended up buying the perfume and body lotion set. The set prices around £30, but it really depends on where you buy it from. The perfume can be bought itself from Boots - 100ml is £34.00, 50ml is £23.00. The first time I bought this perfume, I got the 50ml and it lasted me around 4 months with basically daily use, so it's really good value for money.
The set comes in a quite a large cardboard box, with a plastic cover which slides on and off the box. The box is plain white with CK on the side. The plastic cover is multi-coloured and has "CK one shock" on the front. I like the box, I think it's quite a funky idea. The rest of the plastic cover is see through, and on the back there's some of the usual info on the perfume and lotion. I believe the set comes in a few different other styles.
I wouldn't say that CK shock is the prettiest perfume bottle in the world. It's plain white, which isn't really that appealing and means you can't see how much perfume you've used and if it needs to be replaced or not. It has the same CK one shock label as the set on the front, and underneath it says for her Calvin Klein. I wouldn't sit this perfume out on my dressing table, as I don't really like the look of it. I don't think this is really an appealing looking perfume, however CK have recently brought out a street edition shock, where it has graffiti art on the bottle which I think has more of an appeal to it. When you first get the perfume, it has a metal screw on/off lid (similar to the ones you get on glass bottles) and another screw on lid with a spray mechanism at the top. I think this is uite a handy idea, so you can swap when your not using it, or you can put the lid on for travel, then swap back when you want to use the product. The 100ml is quite a decent size, if you're hoping to buy it for use when you are out and about, then definitely invest in the 50ml, it's much lighter and more travel sized.
Shock incorporates the signature musky scent of CK with a new juicy and empowering scent. I wouldn't say this scent is overly floral or girly, although it does contain passion and poppy flower and pink peony as it's top notes. You can smell a hint of lingering blackberry, which is one of the heart notes along with liquid chocolate accord and narcisse. The base notes are patchouli, magnetic ambers and second skin musk. I think the scent is more juicy and fruity, rather than floral. And after use it lingers into a musky, blackberry scent which is absolutely gorgeous. It's quite a strong perfume, and lingers for a good few hours after application.
I think this Is more of a statement scent and I use it for nights out and special events, although my friend uses it as her daily perfume as she loves it so much. Soi guess it's a versatile perfume that can be used really for any use. Although it's aimed at younger adults, I think this scent is so versatile that it can be used by most ranges.
I would advise buying the set if buying this fragrance, because the body lotion is absolutely gorgeous and really compliments the scent. The lotion is more muted than the shock fragrance, and is a little more floral, but when applied, really compliments the perfume.
When my bottle of shock runs out, I fully intend to purchase a new bottle. It's a fun and fruity statement fragrance, perfect for those nights out. It's a really good value for money perfume, and I would recommend this perfume again and again!
Summary: fun, fruity statement fragrance