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I have been a big fan of Calvin Klein perfumes ever since I wore CK one as a young girl. I think this fragrance was somewhat of a cult smell back in those days as everyone I knew seemed to wear it, it was the first unisex fragrance and I can still detect it now if I get a whiff of it.
I've moved up a bit in the fragrance world and like to think I am a bit more sophisticated now but I still love Calvin Klein perfumes for their cool, fresh, clean lines and the simplicity of the fragrance and the sleek bottles that they come in.
One of my favourites is Eternity. This fragrance has been around for quite a while too, in fact one could say for an eternity, ha ha. Well, it's not quite that long! Eternity was first released in 1988 and, according to an article I read, "won an award for the Most Successful Women's Fragrance at the 1989 FiFi Awards, and in 2003 it was inducted in the Fragrance Hall of Fame."
The fragrance is described as romantic, timeless and luxurious, an intimate, sensual fragrance. Eternity opens with Freesia, Mandarin and Sage in the top notes. The middle notes add a floral accord with Muguet, White Lily, Marigold and Narcissus, whilst in the base, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Amber add warmth to the fragrance.
I find this quite a heavy fragrance and one that lasts for a very long time. When spraying it on in the morning I can still smell it in the evening. I find it perfect for day wear as I prefer a little something lighter if I'm going out in the evening.
The bottle is lovely and simple but definitely timeless, it doesn't look dated from the 80's like some perfumes can. The bottle has Eternity written at the top in simple black lettering and there is a silver spray at the top. It's still quite expensive, expect to pay about £40 a bottle and I think the fact that it has held its price just goes to show that it is still a very popular fragrance.
Part of my wedding preparations, way back in 2001, was to find a new perfume. I had to be perfect for our big day, dress,hair, make-up & even my smell! I hadn't realised that choosing a fragrance for the most important day of my life would be so difficult, I had loads of bottles of perfume that I liked, but most (such as Lou Lou, Amarige and the ever faithful Soft Musk by the Body Shop) were the same as what my friends all wore and although nice, just not special enough. I will admit that I'm not really great with fragrances, I don't have a strong nose and can hardly ever pick out the individual notes of a perfume. I just hoped I would find something that stood out from the crowd and that I would love.
I did and that perfume is Eternity by Calvin Klein. It wasn't a new scent, it was created in 1988, although it does smell quite contemporary in my opinion. I found it a nice change from the other perfumes I had been testing and quite unique. And hopefully the romantic name was a good sign for my upcoming nuptials!
'Eternity, inspired by the ideal of lasting love and intimacy, is a romantic, floral, fragrance'
I can't say it was the bottle that attracted me. Available in 30ml, 50ml and 100ml, It's almost a little masculine, very straight edged in a tall, rectangular bottle. It is made of clear glass and you can see the pale yellow liquid inside. The top is silver coloured plastic, in a 'T' shape which covers the silver coloured spray nozzle. In larger sizes the 'T' shape top is incorporated into the nozzle so the whole piece needs to be depressed but in the 30ml it has to be removed. The name Eternity is stamped onto the front of the bottle near the top in caps. To some it may look boring, but as a fan I find it clean and classic, which is a perfect representation for the perfume itself.
'Romantic, timeless, luxurious. Eternity is an endless bouquet of white flowers, created to reflect romance and timeless quality'
Top notes: Freesia, Mandarin & Sage.
The first spray of perfume is quite potent and heady. Fairly sharp, but also powdery I find. It smells clean and fresh, but also strong. Now I know what the three notes are, I easily recognise them all. The freesia is floral, but brings the powdery taint, while the mandarin keeps it fresh with subtle citrus hit. The sage brings it all back to earth and provides the freshness but in more of an earthy, autumnal tone.
Heart notes: Muguet, White Lily, marigold, narcissus.
I find it hard to associate any of these notes with the fragrance on my skin. Although it does mellow, I do not feel the fragrance deviates much from the first spray until the base notes come through. I'm really not a fan of white lily or narcissus and do not detect those at all, although the perfume is certainly detectable throughout the day.
Base notes: Sandalwood, Patchouli & Amber.
It seems I am attracted to amber fragrances, but also love the unusual scent of patchouli, so it is no surprise to me that they are included. These three notes seem such a big contrast to the others that you would think it smelt like a completely different fragrance at the end to the beginning - but at the end of the day and the residue left on clothes the next day, it still has the distinct aroma of Eternity, just warmer and mellower. The citrus hue has definitely disappeared and it certainly can't be called fresh anymore, but the powdery, heady freesia scent is still evident and mixes well with the base notes.
'As long as intimacy goes on, so will eternity' - Calvin Klein
To my knowledge, it is only available as eau de parfum which is probably why this scent lasts so well on the skin and the aroma clings subtly to any clothes it comes into contact with. I find it quite a versatile perfume and use it for both daytime and evenings, although I only use one spray for day wear as two can make it quite strong. I love that it is both fresh and warm and even though there are a lot of floral notes, it isn't a strong 'flowery' smell, to me it is more of an exotic floral rather than cottage garden.
Eleven years on and this is still my favourite fragrance and one I can't do without. I haven't found anything similar and definitely nothing to beat it. I've been wearing it so long I feel I can certainly call it my signature scent - I once left my scarf in my friends car, she gave it me back a couple of weeks later. She said she knew it was mine as it had my lovely smell!
Obviously prices can vary from shop to shop but are usually around £25 for the 30ml and up to £45 for the 100ml.
I was my birthday in August and strangely enough, I'd been browsing through some perfumes online. I don't think I mentioned this to my boyfriend so his mind-reading powers were spot on when he bought me one as a gift. Calvin Klein Eternity definitely looks the part for a present and smells pretty nice too!
Calvin Klein is an extremely well-known brand and one with a fair bit of prestige. It's one I tend to think of as being a bit fancy so I don't tend to buy it, but I know their range of fragrances has a few classics that are very popular, 'Eternity' being one of them. It's a brand often referred to as 'CK' and the general connotations to the brand and its range of perfumes seem to be quite positive.
I have the 30ml bottle of eau de parfum (EDP). It comes boxed, in quite a plain and simplistic white design. On the back we're given a list of ingredients but very little else, so it's very minimalist. This simplistic style is also reflected in the design of the bottle itself. When I first saw it I thought 'elegant' and quite chic, because it's understated design gives it a classic feel. The bottle is rectangular glass, transparent so that you can see the clear yellow-tinted liquid. On the front is simply the name of the perfume in grey, which is very light so you can only just about see it, again giving the sense of being understated. The 'lid' is silver with a T-shape to it, and this twists off to reveal the push-down spray mechanism.
This is described as an 'harmonious blend of classic and contemporary...perfect combination of timeless quality and modern style'. As for the actual scent itself, it's designed to be a fresh, clean fragrance with romantic floral notes. It does smell quite flowery, of white flowers, that gives it quite a daytime, spring feel that's fairly sweet and feminine. I wouldn't say it's sickly sweet, but it's definitely one for those that want something fresh and a bit flowery. Even the scent itself seems somewhat understated in a way that reflects the contemporary blend with timeless classic; it doesn't hit you in the face, but it's there enough to be noticed and seems feminine in a classic sense rather than being tacky or too young by overpowering you with flowers.
The fragrance is lovely when it goes on, but I'll admit I was a little disappointed it didn't seem as strong or long-lasting as I had expected from a perfume. It does depend on what you're looking for, of course, but I wanted it to be noticeable and a scent that was fresh and lingered for hours. It's most noticeable straight out of the bottle and just after application, but then the scent seems to fade quite quickly. I've had comments from my boyfriend but that's when I've told him I'm wearing it and he gets very close to have a sniff, so I don't think it's one you walk in to a room and people comment on how lovely you smell unless you use a little more than usual perhaps.
Would I recommend? Yes, because I love the design and its understated blend of contemporary / classic, along with the sweet, floral fragrance that's light and fresh. However, it doesn't seem as strong or long-lasting as I had hoped, hence I'm knocking off a star, so you perhaps need to use a little more than usual if you want it noticeable. As for value for money, I'd say it's reasonable / average for a perfume from a designer brand, and I like that I can add something a little more special to my beauty toiletries collection with this.
30ml spray can be bought for around £20 (Tesco / Amazon), or more expensively at Next for £30.
This perfume was first launched in 1988, but it doesn't smell dated, for example in the way that Poison, another 1980s perfume does (in my opinion).
It has a floral smell, with the sandalwood base notes adding a spicier scent. The smell always reminds me of cloves; though I'm not sure if they are an ingredient.
The smell is quite strong but as the scent is fresh, it doesn't become sickening.
I used to wear this perfume quite regularly but I found that it was more of a night time perfume and is maybe a bit too heavy for wearing during the day on a regular basis.
Similarly, I used to wear it during the winter months as I always found the distinct sandalwood smell suited the colder months better.
Having sensitive skin, I also found that my neck used to have a small red mark on it where I had sprayed the perfume. This might be unique to me, but is something to look out for if your skin is prone to rashes etc.
I haven't bought a bottle of this for a couple of years but it's not something that you smell people wearing very often these days, so I would definitely consider buying a bottle for myself to stand out from the crowd a little more.
I got a lot of perfume at Christmas time, as various people had decided to buy me a fragrance. This is quite unusual as I tend to seldom get fragrances as gifts, but I was quite happy as most of my perfume supply was running out! One of the scents that I got was 'Eternity' from Calvin Klein which I had never tried out before.
First impressions were only so-so; I was really rather unimpressed by the packaging of the scent, so much so that I felt slightly uninspired before I had even removed the clear cellophane-type plastic wrapping from the outer cardboard box. Once this was done and I opened the box lid however, I could immediately smell the soft fragrance of the perfume and my interest was reignited for the time being.
The packaging comprises of an oblong shaped small box made of card which is a plain off-white colour. There is a grey (?silver) coloured edge detail to the box and the word 'Eternity' appears in plain black font at the top of the box. I could not honestly say that the packaging is either attractive nor eye-catching.
The bottle itself fares slightly better, although personally I think there is still room for improvement here too. The bottle is made from glass and has a 'boxy' oblong look to it. There is a silver-coloured stopper/lid on the top of the bottle, and underneath this is the nozzle spray which dispenses the spray. All in all I think the packaging lets this product down, and whilst I appreciate a modern 'minimalist' approach to products and cosmetics, I can't help but feel this perfume's design is bordering on lazy or safe even.
Anyway, onto the scent itself. The first impression that I get from smelling the fragrance is that the tone of the scent is quite understated... that is, I do not find it all 'heady' or over-powering. The scent could not be described as being at all robust, and for me personally, all of this is a plus-side to the fragrance. Gone are the days where I would douse myself in a perfume so strong that it would be a catalyst in my throat-catching, eye-watering attempts at being 'grown up'. I have much preferred more understated, subtle tones to my chosen fragrance as I have aged, so the 'Eternity' fragrance certainly ticks these boxes for me.
The main notes coming through the scent when I smell it is most definitely something floral and very, very feminine - there is just no way that this fragrance could be mistaken as being something for men to wear, it's far too girly in my opinion! I would also say that even though there is a definite floral tone to the scent, there is no way that I would describe this fragrance as being old-fashioned or anything of the sort. I find the fragrance is actually quite contemporary, which surprised me when I realised that the 'Eternity' perfume has actually been around for quite a long time. I have to admit that floral based fragrances would not normally be my preference but with the Eternity fragrance there is a mere hint of a floral 'twang' to the scent and so it is quite understated overall, making it pleasant to wear.
In my opinion, the Eternity fragrance has a slightly sweet tone to it which may seem off-putting at first, given how sickly a sweet fragrance can become, particularly when it is worn first thing in the morning (or is that just my experience!?) With this particular scent however, I can honestly say that there is nothing over-powering or sickly to it whatsoever. There is a fairly crisp, clean 'edge' to the tone of the scent which I personally think backs-up the overall image of the scent, not to mention the main notes that come through from the fragrance, and confirm that the whole Eternity perfume as a whole is actually quite contemporary.
I have found that the Eternity fragrance is suitable for both daytime and evening use, which adds to the versatile nature of this particular fragrance. Personally, I have a few perfumes that are only suitable for evening wear due to their slightly 'heavy' scent. I have had no such problems with using the Eternity and regularly use it during the day as well as using it on an evening out somewhere. I like that the Eternity fragrance offers me this choice that other perfumes can't.
Another huge plus point to using the Eternity fragrance is that I have found it is very economical as a little goes a long way! One application of the scent to my wrists is usually more than enough to give off a gentle scent and so I think the bottle will last me quite a reasonable amount of time. I have also found that the fragrance is fairly long-lasting, with the use of the spray in the morning leaving a pleasant and fragrant scent on my skin that lasts until well into early evening. I definitely think that in terms of longevity, cheaper perfumes just don't match up to more expensive, higher quality fragrances in this comparison, and so the Eternity fragrance once again gets full marks from me.
After researching the fragrance online, I have found out that the 30ml bottle of the perfume that I got as a gift costs in the region of £26 - £29 for the Eau de Parfum spray. The fragrance is available in a larger sized bottle (100ml) which costs the best part of £60. The fragrance is available to buy from all good stockists such as Boots or The Perfume Shop.
Overall, I would really recommend the Eternity fragrance and I feel I am well and truly converted. The only thing that I personally think lets this fragrance down a little is the packaging, but I can easily live with that and I will not deduct any marks from the perfume because of it, such a hit is the fragrance itself! I feel that only top marks are fair when rating this fragrance and whole-heartedly recommend it!
After getting some bottles of perfume for Christmas that I had wished for, I didn't expect to be given another box set a few days later. My daughter had been popping in and out with her boyfriend all over the Christmas period, so I really never got to see much of her with so many other people visiting.
When we got time to sit and chat she showed me some of the things that she had received as gifts and included in this was this Calvin Klein "Eternity" gift set which contained a 30ml spray and a 100ml shower gel.
Looking very nice in it's shiny silver box, I noticed that she wasn't going on about it, like the other things. That was when she told me that she really didn't like it and it was "Eternity Moment" that she had really wanted ( must let boyfriend know for next time!) so she said that I could have it. Lucky me or not!.
Getting all excited about the thought of yet another perfume to spray on ( never had so much choice my bedroom feels like a counter in Debenhams! ) I eagerly slid the top of the box of and lifted the bottle of perfume out. Well it looks very smart coming in a chunky square bottle with a chunky silver square lid ( not as pretty or feminine as some that I've got). Pulling the lid off was a bit hard as the lid is a very tight fit, but finally got it off. Now for a spray, should I do an all over spray or just a quick wrist test, I went for the wrists luckily!!.
Well what a strong powerful horrible smell, first I thought that it was a mans aftershave, then a very sweet smell emerged and finally after a few minutes I was just left with this sweet old ladies smell. It just makes me think of those horrible little voilet sweets. I will say one thing though it lasts forever on your skin, which I found out that day and night!!.
I think that this is one that you either really love or hate, a bit like Marmite ( I'd rather spray Marmite on my wrists!). I don't know what it is that I really don't like, it could be the Sandalwood maybe. This perfume consists of;
Top Notes; White Lily, White Florals
Middle Notes; Marigold, Mandarin
Bottom Notes; Amber, Sandalwood
This is only my version of this perfume and I'm sure there are many people out there that really like this, so I would advise anyone who hasn't tried this to go and have a quick spray before buying. I don't know what this box set cost, but the bottle of perfume (30ml) will set you back about £28 in most shops. I personally can think of other perfumes I would rather buy for this money.
I will give this perfume just 2 Dooyoo stars as it's not for me, but the packing is quite nice!
Having almost run out of my perfume from my birthday and last Christmas, this year on my Christmas list was more perfume, I have my favourites but I do like to try different fragrances from my regular brands. One of the perfumes I received this year was Calvin Klein, my regular fragrance is Contradiction, but this year I received the fragrance Eternity by Calvin Klein, one I have never tried before, but I was sure I would like it.
The bottle of perfume comes in a cream coloured rectangle box which is edged with silver border, at the top of the box in thin black capitol letters is the word Eternity, towards the bottom of the box again in thin black letters is written "eau de parfum spray vaporiser" and below this written in slightly bigger letters are the words Calvin Klein, the size of the bottle is also written in the bottom corner of the box, that is basically it for the design of the box, it is very plain and simple but at the same time does look quite stylish. The ingredients are written on the back of the box, again in the same thin styled black writing, making them very easy to read, again the back of the box is just as simple as the front and the ingredients list is the only information written on the back of the box. The bottle like the box is also quite simple but also stylish and would look good on display. The perfume comes in a totally clear glass rectangular bottle which shows off the very pale yellow liquid inside. The words Calvin Klein Eternity is written on the front of the bottle (again in thin black writing) which is very slightly raised, again with the size of the bottle written in very small letters at the bottom of the bottle. The bottle has a shiny silver lid which simply pulls off and pushes back on again, the shape of the bottle is quite hard to describe it is like a rectangle with the bottom 2 corners missing. Overall the whole design of the bottle is very simple but it is one I would be happy to have out on display,and although not the prettiest bottle I have, it is stylish.
Calvin Klein Eternity is in no way a harsh smelling perfume, I have to admit it does have quite a floral smell to it, but personally I feel this is toned down a little by the base note Musk that is definitely present. I find the fragrance a little hard to describe as it is not what I would call a sweet perfume but not harsh and too flowery, the balance of floral fragrances and musk is just right so that they complement each other producing a long lasting perfume but not one that is too overpowering in fragrance.
Top Notes - Fresh Citrus, Freesia and Sage
Middle Notes - Carnation, Violet, Jasmine and Marigold
Base Notes - Heliotrope, Musk and Sandalwood
There does appear to be quite a lot of 'flowery/ floral' notes in this perfume which is certainly what gives it its slightly flowery smell, however this as I have mentioned is toned down by the musk which again is very noticeable without being over the top or overpowering. I have to say that so far I am unable to pick out the citrus notes or the sage (not too sure what this would actually smell like) these do seemed to be masked a little by the more noticeable floral and musk notes. The first time I tried this perfume I was very impressed with how long lasting it was, I applied it in the morning and could still smell it on my clothes well into the afternoon, the fragrance had toned down a little by the end of the day and the musk was even more apparent by now but the fragrance was definitely still there, I did apply a couple more sprays for evening wear but that was more due to my personal preferences I could quite easily have gone without adding to it at all and the perfume would still have been noticeable. Personally I would say that this perfume is suitable for any occasion, it would be ideal to wear every day for work or also for a night out, it is also a fragrance that would suit everybody depending on your personal taste.
Eternity I feel is going to be a very long lasting and economical perfume as I only needed to apply 2 or 3 squirts of the perfume at a time, the spray button on top of the bottle evenly distributed the perfume in a fine mist meaning that you did not apply too much at a time, although so far I have only worn the perfume a few times, I do feel that it will last me a very long time as th fragrance is long lasting meaning you do not need to keep re-applying and you only need a few squirts at a time.
Although my Calvin Klein Eternity was a present I have done a bit of research and you can purchase this fragrance in most large department stores as well as many sites online including Cheapsmells.com where they are selling a 30ml bottle for just £19.90, personally I feel this is a very good price for what i believe will be a very economical perfume, it does suggest that its usual retail price is £27.00, however the price will vary slightly depending on where you buy it from.
Overall I would definitely recommend this perfume, it has a lovely fragrance combining floral and musk notes and is suitable for every occasion as well as everybody. It seems as though it will be very long lasting due to not too much being needed at once, and can be purchased at a very reasonable price if you shop around, I feel that this will definitly be one of my regular perfumes in the future.
This perfume has quite a unique smell to it, not the type of perfume that smells like a dozen others.
Perfume has always been a great passion of mine ever since I was a teenager I've always liked to know what the latest ones coming out were and whether or not I wanted to purchase it.
When I buy a perfume it has to tick certain boxes, for example not be too heady but linger long enough that when you walk past someone or give them a hug there is a light waft of perfume that makes that person think, mmmm I wonder what she's wearing.
The greatest compliment I believe that a lady can receive is a man saying "sorry, can I ask what perfume you're wearing?" The perfume I've had that compliment with on a number of occasions is Eternity. Usually they are asking so they can buy it for their wife or girlfriend which is a great compliment that they would want there other half to wear it. Another thing that is important is to know if I need to keep re-spraying throughout the day because it has worn off, with this perfume it both lingers throughout the day but isn't too heady and has a light waft of perfume that others can smell, as long as you spray the normal amount e.g once on each side of the neck and on one wrist and then rub both wrists together, with this perfume that is enough and it will last all day without being too "heady"
It's a timeless classic, the type of perfume that never ages and one I always like to have on my dressing table.
Well this is personally my joint favourite perfume from the range, the other being Escape. I tend to buy this for myself, since its a bit on the pricy side, but because its an Eau de Parfum, its long-lasting, and I generally get almost the year from each 100ml bottle.
The box is quite plain, and is an average white cardboard box, with a silver border and silver text.
The bottle itself is incredibly pretty. It is formed from glass in a rectangular shape, with Silver text to the front of it. The bottle has no lid, as the silver spout, that forms the lid, is raised at first in a rounded band, with a rectangular top, with the vaporizer to the front.
The scent is delightful, and although slightly over powering at first spray, quickly settles into a long lasting, fresh, sexy and pleasant floral scent.
The fragrance consists of top notes of freesia, mandarin and sage. Middle notes of muguet, white lily, marigold and narcissus.
Finally with base notes of sandalwood, patchouli and amber.
The most prominent, is of course the lily, freesia and sandalwood, and this perfume when you leave a room, leaves a delightful, lingering aroma.
Calvin Klein market this fragrance as ' romantic, timeless and luxurious' and also 'as long as intimacy goes on, so will eternity'.
This perfume comes in three sizes, 30ml, 50ml and 100ml. The prices varies depending on size, but I'm not really sure of the prices for the smaller bottles, as I always tend to stick with the 100ml bottle, which at the Prefume Shop, comes in around £52, although you can buy this fragrance from most perfume outlets, as it seems to be one of the more popular of the CK range.
There is also an accompanying deodrant spray, shower gel, and body lotion, as with most of the CK range...
On another note, the aftershave that matches this perfume is also delightful, as I found after treating my boyfriend to it last christmas. So if your into 'his' and 'hers' scents, then this is the perfect fragrance to do it with.
Although it's pricey, it's a very nice, designer fragrance, and in my opinion, worth every penny.
As stated in my previous perfume review for my birthday last year I was very fortunate in the fact that I had a great array of perfumes. One of the perfumes was Eternity from Calvin Klein from my Aunty; I had smelt this before as there always seems to be a bottle of this at my moms too. (It's one of her favourites)
Eternity was created by Calvin Klein in 1988, and the range has since grown to match the needs of the modern day women of the world.
Eternity Summer Women
Eternity for Men
Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23PGiK_vPsY and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBzmNT3_ZZk&feature=related
I do enjoy to watch the advertisements for fragrances as I always like to see if the image poretrade matches the scent they claim. (In this case it sure does!)
Calvin Klein Eternity for Women:
Top Notes: fresh citrus and green notes, violet and lily-of-the-valley.
Heart Notes: spicy carnation, floral notes.
Base Notes: powdery Heliotrope, pink sandalwood and light musk.
This scent for me reminds me of a summer's day out with a loved one, finding the aromas soft and romantic (odd how smells can pop up some memories). It has for me a very loving feel, though was created back in 1988 this will easily compete with any modern perfume of today.
All the notes within this perfume combine so pleasantly together, with violet and sandalwood I find stands out a little more for me. Perfume I find does differ slightly from person to person, like when my mom has it on it seems to smell sweeter, why that happens I don't know.
Eternity isn't like name by nature as I find the sent lasts around four to five hours which isn't bad for a perfume in my eyes. Though after about four hours the perfume does fade but still leaves a mild scent lingering on your skin.
It's a perfect special day out perfume as I tend to use this one if me and my fiancé have booked a day out somewhere. The smell puts me in a romantic mood, when I use this perfume I do get the "Oh you smell nice today" from my partner. Which I never quite know how to take it as if it's a complement or not, like in you smell nice today for once!
The perfume bottle is a spray dispenser, which I find very handy as you just push down on the top and it sprays out. I personally detest the open neck bottles, if you knock them over the perfume just pours out all over the place. At least with a spray bottle you know you're safe! (Even for accident prone me)
The bottle itself is not the most attractive perfume bottle I've seen; it's a slender, long rectangular shape with an odd T kind of shaped top, for this one the smell does make up for its appearance!
Availability and Cost:
£25.00 for the 30ml
£39.00 for the 50ml
£57.00 for the 100ml
Please note these prices are just off one web site and do vary from site to site so its worth looking round for a cheaper one. This perfume can also be purchase in stores/departments like Boots, Debenhams, and House of Frasier etc.
So far the cheapest I've seen is http://www.cheapsmells.com/viewProduct.php?id=3361 prices start from just £16.00! Bargain.
I can't recommend this perfume enough, its soft loving feminine scent I think will suit/attract a great audience range of women. Its reasonably priced, good staying power, like with most decent perfumes a little goes along way so will last you ages.
Calvin Klein is a name most people will know not only do they do wonderful fragrances; they also have a huge line of clothes from - jeans, underwear, sleepwear, hosiery, swimwear, make up, jewellery, coats, suits, shoes the list goes on! I for one love the range of purses they do too. Calvin Klein was founded in the late 1960's (1968) in Manhattan, New York where they first started in the fashion industry and soon ventured out.
Calvin Klein, Inc.
205 West 39th Street,
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I'm a great lover of gorgeous perfumes and my dressing table drawers are bursting with an array of bottles containing luxurious fragrances.
However, until joining Dooyoo, I didn't really understand the notes contained within perfumes and would previously purchase a fragrance within minutes of spraying one of the testers. I have since learned to allow each note to fully develop and that it can take up to two hours for the full fragrance to be released.
The scent I am reviewing today is Calvin Klein's Eternity for women, which is an eau de parfum, a concentrated fragrance that will last for up to four hours. Whilst the fragrance is available in two sizes, the bottle I own contains 30ml.
The fragrance is contained within a luxurious looking 11½ cm high oblong glass bottle. Its' unique shape is what initially caught my eye as its' appearance is both smooth and contemporary.
The "T" shaped lid fits securely onto the bottle and is extremely superior in appearance with its' stunning polished chrome finish.
The fragrance is marketed as a warm, sweet floral scent that is suitable for both day and evening use. It is extremely feminine and very luxurious with its' base notes of sandal, helitrope, musk, patchouli and amber with heart notes of rose, violet, narcissus, marigold, lily of the valley, carnation, white lily and jasmine. The top notes are mandarin, freesia, citrus oils and sage.
Whilst you may think that this vast list of notes would make this perfume somewhat overpowering, this is definitely not the case. The perfume is not overly sweet nor is it too flowery; it is an extremely feminine and spectacular fragrance.
I find the scent long lasting and following the initial base notes that linger for around ten minutes, the gorgeous heart notes greet you where the white lily and jasmine are apparent. You then experience the extremely long lasting top notes that remain with you for hours.
I always layer my fragrances as I initially apply the matching body lotion. Consequently, a few squirts of this perfume are then sufficient for the remainder of the day. As body lotions tend to be used faster than perfumes, when I've run out, I spray a small amount of the perfume into some baby lotion to create an almost identical fragrance.
A good tip that I recently learned is that you should spray your fragrance on the lower part of your body, thus allowing the scent to rise.
I have been wearing this fragrance for many years and always feel somewhat special and luxurious in doing so. As I don't tend to go out very often in the evenings, I generally wear it during the day for work, as I simply adore wearing gorgeous fragrances.
As you are no doubt aware, fragrances can differ from person to person, dependent on their skin type. For example, those who suffer with oily skin will experience a stronger fragrance than those whose skin is dry, particularly as oily skin contains more natural moisture.
I've read so many reviews on dooyoo where people display their bottles of perfume on the dressing table. Whilst I can appreciate why they may want to show off the bottles due to their gorgeous designs and shapes, unfortunately, exposing perfumes to sunlight and/or heat can damage the fragrance.
As a result, you will find your perfume will not last very long and will quickly turn sour. To ensure your fragrances last for as long as possible, it is advisable to store them in their boxes in a cool dark place, such as a dressing table drawer. Another good reason for shutting them away is that the other half can't see how many you've bought!!
Calvin Klein's Eternity is available in two sizes - a 30ml bottle and a 100ml bottle. I have checked Boots website for up to date prices and as of 25 June 2010 a 30ml bottle will cost you £27.00 and a 100ml bottle is £58.00.
I cannot recommend this fragrance highly enough and therefore it gets 5 out of 5 dooyoo stars from me.
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Calvin Klein Eternity comes in a very simple and yet very elegant bottle which sits very nicely on my dressing table amongst my vast perfume collection, it is tall and in clear glass with a silver top and in grey writing says ETERNITY at the top and Calvin Klein at the bottom.
The tones that are in it are the top notes which are Freesia, Mandarin and Sage which give a very strong floral smell, which I didn't really like at first but when that settles down and gives way to the middle or heart notes of Muguet, White Lily, Marigold and Narcissus I couldn't pick out the individual smells as they are all quite strong they do mix well together to make a lovely fragrance, then of course you are left with the base notes which consist of Patchouli, Sandalwood and Amber which leaves you with a lovely warm floral scent.
It is a very strong smelling perfume which is probably more suited to evening wear, when I first sprayed it on I thought it was is a little bit overpowering but it soon settles down and smells really nice.
It is mid priced at around £27 for a 30ml bottle which is good value as a little goes a long way. It is not my favourite perfume but it is defiantly up there in my top five.
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Calvin Klein: Eternity for Women, Eau de Parfum
I have review two other of the small miniature CK perfumes already (See my previous reviews) and this is from the same set that I got the others in. The set is called the Calvin Klein deluxe travel collection, fragrances for women. I bought it out of one of the shops on the last royal caribbean cruise that I went on and it was all in dollars but I think it was about £50 or something like that.
I was not too keen on the euphoria in the collection but I did like the eternity moment and I also really really like this one! In my opinion it is the best fragrance in the set.
Firstly it has a really nice bottle design, it is like the eternity moment and it looks really sleek and classic. And the miniature bottles just look really cute! This fragrance is really sweet (But a nice sweet, not the Britney Spears fantasy cheap sweet scent) and it is also quite floral and fruity - which I LOVE!
Because of the gorgeous floral, fruity, sweet notes it really reminds me of summer and it is just so light, airy and fresh. A great daytime fragrance. It is really wearable and it is not overpowering. It also lasts ages on my skin - like most of the day.
I would definitely buy this fragrance again, it is one of my favorites (But my real favorite is the capucine by Fragonard), but it is still good. I have the small 5ml bottle (and I don't know if you can buy these on there own) but the 100ml bottle in boots is now £42. They also have a mens version and they also have a scented body lotion in this fragrance.
*Miniatures are great for traveling and they look cute!
*The scent is really nice and floral/sweet/fruity/summery it is just amazing
*It is not overpowering and it is not like a cheap smelling sweet like you can get from cheap perfumes
*Nice sleek, classic bottle design - like the eternity moment
*Very wearable and lasts on my skin for a long time
*a mens version and body lotion is also available
*I have not seen this perfume around a lot - not very widely available I don't think
*Available in boots
*A very fresh, airy very summery fragrance
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This is one of my favourite perfumes.
Firstly the packaging looks very elegant and sophisticated, which really represents this scent. The clear, tall glass bottle with chrome really gives this fragrance a classic feel.
I find it is quite a strong scent but not over-powering like some other perfumes can be. For me the fragrance is quite hard to describe because it really doesn't smell like anything else on the market, it is very distinct. If I had to, I would say that it is quite a sweet smelling musky scent.
I would say this perfume is more suitable to wear in the evening as it is quite heavy. You don't really need to use much and it really does last all day.
I find the smell of this seems to change a little while after applying. When you first apply, it does smell slightly strange, but changes to what it is supposed to smell like soon after.
A couple of years ago during a particularly stressful christmas shopping trip I tried Eternity edp in Boots and instantly decided I didn't like it. However recently I received Eternity as a christmas present so I was about to discover whether I had changed my mind.
Eternity was first launched by Calvin Klein in 1988 so it has been going a long time and has many fans, so many in fact that Calvin Klein has introduced variations on the scent, such as Purple Orchid, Summer and Eternity Moment.
The box for Eternity is quite plain, a white rectangle with grey piping and in fact apart from the shape and the grey instead of black the box is quite reminiscent of perhaps the most classic perfume of all Chanel No.5.
There is a huge list of ingredients on the back of the box which I have absolutely no idea about, with only water, alcohol and Jojoba being understandable!
The bottle is quite classic in appearance, rectangular with a silver lid, the shape of the lid sort of reminds me of the top of a column on ancient Greek monuments. Eternity Eau De Parfum Vaporisateur Calvin Klein is the only thing written on the bottle and the liquid gives the bottle a light golden look. I think the bottle is very attractive and looks expensive because its so plain.
When you first spray the perfume it takes a long time to settle and I think that was my mistake in the shop. I didn't wait long enough for the alcohol smell to disappear. For me the first smell that I get is almost of aniseed however this ingredient doesn't appear on the description of the perfume. I then get a smell of the white lily's it contains and I feel that this gives the perfume a musky quality.
Apparently the perfume is also supposed to contain mandarin, but I cannot detect any citrus scent in the perfume. I'm not sure why but the perfume smells powdery to me, I think some how it reminds me of Talcum Powder. It is also supposed to contain white florals, but for me the overriding scent is aniseed and a background of soapy freshness.
The perfume is not really my kind of smell, and I think that it could be suited to someone slightly older. It is supposed to be a daytime scent, but I think that it is heavy enough to be worn in the evening. I feel that it is one of those perfumes that if you walk past some one in the street there is a good chance that they will smell it on you, but I wouldn't say it is overpowering. A strong scent of it doesn't last that long, but I feel that the soft lingering scent does, maybe 3-4 hours.
In most shops 30ml sells for about £17-20 not bad if you want to give a fancy seeming present to someone. I wouldn't buy it for myself, but I definately wont let it go to waste, so I suppose my opinion of Eternity has improved.
Eternity was created by Calvin Klein in 1988 and is recommended for daytime wear. This feminine scent possesses a blend of white lily, white florals, marigold, and mandarin. Accompanied by an amber and sandalwood background.