Every summer season I get a bit excited about changing up my fragrance wardrobe, but often the same names pop up and re-launch a seasonal favourite that’s hard to resist. Marc Jacobs, DKNY, Jo Malone… All brands that launch refreshing alternatives and help us transition into the warmer months with comforting predictability. However, it’s nice to branch out a little and embrace something unexpected; I haven’t worn a Calvin Klein scent since the late 90’s, but when this bottle landed on my desk I was intrigued enough to spritz a little on my pulse points. The understated bottle hides a scent that’s described as the embodiment of ‘losing yourself in the beauty of the horizon where the expansive and endless sea flows into the colorful summer sky,’ making it the perfect accompaniment to long summer days.
The fragrance begins with the freshness of green pear, brightened with a
splash of dewy watermelon and juicy mandarin; the heart blossoms with
lush peony petals, sweet blue hyacinth and vibrant water lily, then
dries down to the seductive warmth of creamy sandalwood, soft white
amber, and sensual musk. It’s a much lighter floral than you would
expect, containing the juicy tropical notes that I associate with summer. The light and watery floral base is perfectly accompanied by the richer and more sensual heart notes, ensuring it takes you from day to night with ease. If you don’t like your summer scents too fruity, or musky deep fragrances aren’t your thing, then this is a great perfume that ticks all the boxes while remaining universally appealing; it’s really lightweight and perfect for spritzing throughout the day, helping to instantly refresh the senses. Who would’ve thought that Calvin Klein could hook me back in with something elegant and on-trend, just in time for summer?
The Calvin Klein Eternity Summer fragrance is available from Boots, priced £29.99.
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