Saturday, 24 January 2009

Calvin Klein Euphoria

RRP: from £21; available in 30ml, 50ml and 100ml

--What does the promo say?--
"Euphoria is about sexiness, fantasy, and being captivating. Sexy and sensual, euphoria speaks to the woman who has the urge to break free from everyday life - to provocatively be part of an exciting world filled with pleasure, surprise, and temptation. Her fragrance is a contrast between exotic fruits and seductive florals, for a rich, creamy, seductive signature.
Notes: Pomegranate, Persimmon, Green Notes, Black Orchid, Lotus Blossom, Champaca Flower, Liquid Amber, Mahogany Wood, Black Violet, Cream Accord.
Style: Confident. Sexy. Chic."

An unusual sexy curved slope concept is what characterises this bottle, allowing light to reflect through the gutsy dark purple/grey glass intriguingly.

As usual: spritz onto wrists and décolleté, as well as behind the ears.

The start is very positive, with the intense but not sickly fruitiness from the pomegranate and persimmon being the immediate first impression. However, this quickly fades into something subtler and creamier. It is certainly alluring, attracting positive comments from the opposite sex, and very individual: with it being only a little girly, but not overly so, it is undoubtedly an ideal scent for modern young women.

However, contrary to other reports that I have read, I did not find that this perfume lingered encouragingly on the skin.

--Value for money--
Starting at a reasonable price, especially from such a high-profile designer, this fragrance should certainly hold its own in the current market, especially when twinned with its equally unique packaging and combination of fragrances. However, its longevity is disappointing, and if CK can improve this, I will certainly rush out for it, and in the meantime, would be more than happy to road-test the accompanying body and shower products.

perfect partners
Euphoria Shower Gel, £19.49/200ml from
Euphoria Lustre Body Balm, £24.64/90ml from

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