11 March 2016


Calvin Klein fragrances are amongst my absolute favourites. I have quite a few different ones, many of which I've repurchased several times. Unlike other brands, I don't think I've ever smelled a Calvin Klein scent that I didn't like and that didn't go straight onto the wish list. So whenever I hear of a new Calvin Klein fragrance launch, I always get very excited, and so I did when I heard news of the new CK2. 

Back in the 90s Calvin Klein launched two unisex fragrances, first ONE followed a little later by BE. I had both, and in particularly liked ONE.

With CK2, Calvin Klein is launching a new unisex, or as they call it, a "gender-free fragrance for a man or a woman without prejudices, to unite and create an experience that can be shared together in love, lust and friendship." As also correctly stated "Life is better when we are 2."

The fragrance is described as urban woody fresh , and contains the following notes; 

  • Top: wasabi, mandarin, violet leaf absolute
  • Middle: wet cobblestones, orris concrete, rose absolute
  • Base: vetiver, incense, sandalwood
Generally I prefer light, citrusy and fresh scents, so this one is right up my ally as it beautiful uncomplicated fresh aqua scent with the citrus lingering . As it dries down, it does get slightly warmer and a bit more musky yet also floral at the same time.
At first sniff, I actually, due to the floral undertone, that the fragrance was suitable for men as well, but after my husband, I did (unfortunately) have to change my mind. On him it is like the musky and woody undertones seems far stronger, and you can hardly detect the rose and violet notes.
The scent itself has a medium longevity, and when applying it in the morning, I do feel that I will need to reapply again in the late afternoon. But that said, I have also been using it on some particularly hot summer days.
The CK2 fragrance comes in a very minimalistic cylinder glass bottle that can sit on the square cap to keep the bottle upside down. I really love this understated minimalistic simplicity which I feel makes it absolutely stunning. There are plenty 'over the top' bottles out there, so this one really stands out with its less is more approach.
I do have to be honest and admit that I prefer the specific female scents from Calvin Klein, however, I still really like using this new CK2 scent and will particularly enjoy using it as we head into autumn. I also know that my husband really likes the freshness of it too, so it appears that I have to hide it somewhere unless I want to share it with him!
The CK2 scent is available as; 
CK2 Eau de Toilette: $99 / 100ml, $79 / 50ml 
CK2 Body Lotion: $19 / 200ml
CK2 Deodorant Stick: $19 / 75g
Available from David Jones, Priceline and selected pharmacies
* Some products may have been kindly provided for consideration, and have reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

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