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The Calvin Klein CK one Eau de Toilette is available for GBP 27.00.
The Eau de Toilette is described as follows. "CK one is a naturally clean, pure and contemporary fragrance with a liberating point of view. The top notes are bright and effervescent, a combination of Bergamot, Cardamom, fresh Pineapple and Papaya. The middle notes contain a special aromatic formulation derived from Jasmine, Violet, Rose and Nutmeg. In the base, two new Musks combined with Amber create a sensuous dry down completing the effect of fullness and warmth. A Green Tea accord travels from top to bottom balancing brightness with sensuality."
Since I know this scent for a long time, I know that he is both extremely fresh and pretty intense and very entertaining, so I can use sparingly for a personal test. The tangy-fresh, slightly tart top notes of bergamot, freesia and cardamom is surprisingly tart, very citrusy, very green, slightly bitter, yet not too masculine, which is underlined in the heart note with nuances of green tea, rose and violet: Despite lovely floral-floral notes (rose and violet, and freesia), the Eau de Toilette but not too feminine, or even sweet-flowery. The flowers chords are used selectively and sparingly to avoid too harsh basic scent, without clearly feminine act: It is the same here with the tart spicy notes, which were also used sparingly and selectively, and so a masculine-herbe prevent alignment. The base notes with amber, oak moss and musk also includes back more masculine notes, which would act woody, if not discreet and sent a very delicate musk note would counter this. I like the very delicate, barely discernible musk note here extremely well, as they mitigate the tart spiciness, a total of the fragrance framed soft and gentle, adds fullness and body, but doing the extremely fresh, tangy scent not the least bit drowned or changes.
I was a couple of decades behind everyone else in trying CK One and after all those years of hearing people rave about it I'm not sure I understand what all the hype is about. It's billed as a unisex perfume but it's only unisex because it has such an insipid fragrance that neither masculine nor feminine notes are very apparent.
It's citrus and so light that the fragrance disappears quickly, I have many male and female friends and a quick straw poll five minutes ago tells me only one of the 12 surveyed has a bottle of CK One and most have the same opinion as me about it.
It does smell nice, but not £25 worth of nice and I'm sure if it didn't have the CK name it wouldn't be as popular as it has remained over the last years and years! It's quite acidic when first sprayed but that mellows down quickly to a fruitier and more citrus fragrance, I don't think CK One changes much in the few hours it's apparent on my skin but the citrus does fade at some point to be replaced with a slightly muskier and floral aroma.
I'd wear it in the day but not at night as it disappears too quickly and would be covered if I went into a club where everyone was wearing their best designer fragrances. It's a nice light one to wear to the office though.
The bottle is nice and looks crisp and clean in the bathroom, it's quite annoying that after spending such a large amount of money on fragrance that the real best thing is the bottle but that's the way it is sometimes.
As my husband is quite difficult to buy presents for, one gift that he often asks for is aftershave as he does like to smell nice. Knowing this, he received a bottle of this Calvin Klein One over Christmas and he instantly fell in love with its fresh scent. Knowing that this is a unisex fragrance I was also keen to try it out and so sneaked a little squirt onto my wrists when he wasn’t looking. It isn’t one which I would buy myself but it does smell nice on him so I wanted to see how the smell would differ on a woman’s skin.
This eau de toilette has been around for a number of years beginning its life in 1994 as a fragrance for both men and women. As it is unisex it is presented in a very simple bottle which is finished in frosted glass with a simple chrome dispenser at the top of the bottle. On the front of the bottle the text is every bit as simple as the bottle itself with a simple “ck one” logo and the brand Calvin Klein typed across the bottom. Personally I like the look of this bottle particularly for a male user as I think it is simple and quite modern in look. Should this have been a fragrance purely for a female user I would like it to be prettier to fit with my other perfumes but as a unisex scent the presentation works well.
This fragrance is said to have quite a variety of different notes including top notes of pineapple, mandarin orange and bergamot, centre notes of nutmeg, jasmine and rose and base notes of sandalwood, amber and musk. I do not profess to being the best at identifying the different notes however I was keen to smell this fragrance on both a male and female user. On my husband this eau de toilette smells fresh and clean with the citrus top notes being very noticeable and the sandalwood and musk giving a soft and sexy undertone to this complicated fragrance which makes me want to snuggle into my husband’s neck just to drink in the scent. On my skin I would have to say that this scent smells very zingy and fruity with the pineapple being very noticeable. This fragrance does not smell at all floral or sweet on my skin but instead smells very fresh and wouldn’t be a fragrance I would personally choose to wear as in my opinion it lends itself more to a male user.
The longevity of this scent is good and it lasts for a good days wear with the fresh notes ultimately giving way to the deeper more musky scents as the day continues. If applied quite liberally this is a scent that will turn heads as you walk down the high street, if you know what I mean, and my husband likes this as he likes to be reminded that he smells nice and clean.
Due to the age of this scent it is rather cheaply priced with a 100ml bottle currently costing just £15 on Amazon. This is excellent value for money in my opinion and makes it a fragrance which is well worth buying as a gift; especially should you be buying for someone who has just about everything.
Overall I would have to say that I love this scent for a male user and would recommend it for this. It smells deliciously masculine on my husband and gives him a lovely clean and citrus smell which lingers well into the afternoon. On me I am not as keen on this scent as personally it isn’t floral or sweet enough for me. As a result this product would score five stars from me as a male fragrance but only three as a female and therefore I will award it a middle rating of four stars.
I hope this review has been of some help and thanks for reading! x
I think this was one of the first "grown up" perfumes I had at about age 10-12 so when I saw it in the perfume shop for 13.50 for the gift set I decided to treat myself
The same as the one in the photo, I don't think that this has changed for years. The bottle is an off white colour with ck written on the front. One thing I noticed that if I had bought the bottle by itself it did not come with a spray but in the gift set I received one.
**Price and where to get**
Despite having been out for around 20 years this is still widely available - mine was from the perfume shop but I have seen it in boots etc.
50ml costs from £17- I got a good deal with the perfume/body wash .I think at retail the perfume is still worth it.
pineapple, orange, papaya, bergamot, cardamom, lemon
Nutmeg, violet, orris root, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley, rose
Sandalwood, amber, musk, cedar, oak moss
This is a unisex perfume and is designed for everyday use
This tends to last most of the day - you can still smell it after a few hours. The smell does fade but its cheap so I don't mind reapplying it - I have a few day perfumes where I would expect to do this so it doesn't matter that much. Even though I would describe this as being a more summery fragrance I don't think it is too girlie. I would say that it starts quite citrus then a little floral then more woody. The perfume manages to be be neither too feminine or too masculine.
**Would I rebuy**
This makes a great everyday run of the mill perfume, not one for special occasions but at the rrp it doesn't need to be. I would consider repurchasing for everyday use.
I bought this perfume for myself as I needed a new perfume for every day use. This one was on offer and from a brand I trust. It was the smallest bottle available. Though I am now considering buying a bigger bottle to replace the small one.
** The Product **
The perfume is designed to be unisex and for every day/ casual wear. The price of the product means that I don't mind wearing it every day and the scent isn't too heavy so it is perfect for every day use. The smallest bottle is plastic with a push down top that functions as the lid. This is the one I have and is perfect for slipping into a bag to take with you on a day out if you want to freshen up. I also like to take it for weekends away as it is smaller and also costs less so not so much of an issue if I forget to bring it home.
** Scent **
I find it hard to pick out the scents of the fragrance. It smells like a classic perfume to me. Regardless it is a nice scent and I'm happy to wear it. It is light enough to be worn during the day but strong enough that you can smell it.
Top notes: pineapple, orange, papaya, bergamot, cardamom, lemon
Centre notes: Nutmeg, violet, orris root, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley, rose
Base notes: Sandalwood, amber, musk, cedar, oak moss
** Lastability **
I was quite impressed with how much the perfume lasted. Other perfumes I have bought for every day wear haven't lasted very long but I can smell this on my skin for quite a while after I first use it. If you want to keep the scent fresh you may need a top up during the day but I don't tend to bother. You can't really expect perfume to last - or at least not from my experience - but this one does the job it is supposed to.
** Price and Availability **
The perfume is available on the high street in certain beauty stores (e.g. Boots) or it can be found online at various sites (e.g. Amazon). It is an established fragrance so finding it shouldn't be an issue. The bottle comes in four different sizes: 20ml, 50ml, 100ml, 200ml. I got the 20ml to test the perfume with and I loved it. The 20ml is usually around £10 and increases in price to £16, £17 and finally £26. For the quality of product I would say that this is a good price.
** Overall **
It is a good quality perfume at a good price. It is marketed as being unisex and the scent does smell universal. But it is still a good scent that you can be happy to wear every day. Would definitely recommend giving this a go. You can test it in most Boots stores. Or be adventurous and buy the smallest bottle online to see how you like it.
CK one is a fresh, citrus EDT by Calvin Klein which has been around since 1994 when it was created by Alberto Morillas and Harry Fremont.and is still very popular being designed as a scent for both men and women. This explains why I come to be frequently "borrowing" it from part of a mens' miniature collection which contains a small 15ml bottle of this versatile scent.
In keeping with the Calvin Klein style, the bottle is simple and stylish being a scaled down version of it's bigger family members. The thin, flat bottle is made from frosted glass with "ck one"appearing on the front in thin silver lettering. At the bottom of the bottle appears the words Calvin Klein in simliar tiny lettering. The top is a simple screw on type made from a silver, metallic material and has small ridges around the top in order to make opening and closing easy. On the base of my bottle is a small transparent sticker giving the quantity of scent in the bottle. The bottle is simple and stylish in an understated style.
I have been testing this scent frequently this week in order to write this review and not having a trained nose I shall tell you that having checked a few web sites these are the scents that you will find that make up the fresh and fruity "ck one"
Top notes, pineapple, green notes, mandarin, orange, papaya, bergamot cardamon, lemon.
Heart notes, nutmeg, violet, orris root, jasmine, lily of the valley, rose.
Base notes, sandalwood, amber, musk, cedar, oak moss.
As the bottle does not have a spray I find the best way is to dab a little on a finger and then rub the scent onto my wrists and neck. The first hit I get is definitely citrus and fruity and I find it quite refreshing giving my spirits a little energy boost. Soon the other more flowery notes appear and I can identify the rose, lily of the valley and jasmine. I am unsure what orris root smell like and the nutmeg is hiding from me as well. On to the base notes which settle down later as the last act in this play of three parts. These are the woody notes mixing with the musk and amber which linger on my skin.
For me this is a daytime scent which I use to give myself a little boost. It is a summery, day scent which moves through citrus to flowers to wood scents and I find that if applied in the morning it is fading away by the afternoon. I do prefer the ctitrus first hit of this fragrance to the later notes but then I do enjoy citrus type scents as opposed to more flowery ones. It is indeed suitable for both men and women and I would think that it would make an acceptable gift for either. For myself I think that with so many other beautiful scents around I will be content with "stealing" a little from my other half occasionally.
Price and availability.
Readily available in many shops and on line, 50ml costs around 19.00pounds, 100ml around 22.00pounds. If you want a really big bottle 200ml costs around 30.00pounds, the bigger the bottle the better the value.
4 out of 5 stars from me.
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CK One is a classic fragrance.
I have the 100ml bottle of this fragrance. It is a unisex fragrance so both men and women can use it.
~ Price and availability ~
This fragrance is available in 50ml, 100ml and 200ml bottles!
The fragrance is available at Boots, Debenhams, John Lewis, House of Fraser, Selfridges as well as most other department stores.
It is also available online at cheapsmells.com where:
The 50ml bottle is available for £17.25 (RRP £23.00).
The 100ml bottle is available for £25.45 (RRP £34.00).
The 200ml bottle is available for £31.95 (RRP £48.00).
I think this fragrance is very reasonably priced.
~ Bottle ~
It comes in a rather plain frosted glass bottle with, 'CK One' on the front and 'Calvin Klein' in small grey lettering across the bottom of the bottle.
The bottle is tall and flat with a silver metal spray nozzle and lid.
~ Scent ~
CK One was first launched in 1994.
I was recently comparing this to another fragrance I was reviewing and realised how much I like it.
It is sweet and floral, yet fairly masculine as well.
The top notes are pineapple, green notes, mandarin orange, papaya, bergamot, cardamom and lemon.
The heart notes are nutmeg, violet, orris root, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley and rose.
The base notes are sandalwood, amber, musk, cedar and oakmoss.
It is light and citrusy with sweet floral undertones, but the florals in this fragrance do not make it smell feminine.
My other half wears this fragrance more than I do and I never think of it as feminine when I smell it on him. It is light, crisp and fresh.
I really like this scent.
My other half often wears it for nights out and I always find that I can still smell it on him when he returns from his night out hours later. I tend to choose this one as a day time scent and I have found that it lasts around 8 hours on my skin. It also has good sillage.
I think it is quite a summery fragrance, but my fiancé doesn't care and will wear it all year round.
~ Conclusion ~
I really like this fragrance. It reminds me of my fiance as it is one of the fragrances he has worn since I met him.
It is crisp, fresh and clean and I find it reasonably priced.
The bottle is fairly plain and simple to appeal to both sexes, but not the most boring I have ever seen.
I would recommend that you buy this for your other half and then share it! It is a lovely scent and it is long lasting on your skin as well.
WHAT IS IT?
CK One is a fragrance that can be worn by men or women.
I like the CK One bottle very much. It is very plain and made out of opaque glass with a silver lid. It is a spray bottle and I like that the bottle does not spray out too much perfume in one go and gives me the right amount for every application.
I think CK One is a very nice perfume and I think it would be ok for a man to wear it even though I think it is more like a womans perfume and my husband would not wear it. It is very fresh smelling because it has got a very citrus smell but it is woody as well and I think that is why men can wear it also.
TOP NOTES: BERGAMOT, CARDAMOM, FRESH PINEAPPLE, PAPAYA, GREEN TREE ACCORD
I think this is a good choice for the top notes because they are all so fresh and attractive together. I can not smell cardamom but I think it is the bergamot that makes it smell so strongly like citrus. I can smell pineapple in the fragrance as soon as I spray it.
MIDDLE NOTES: JASMINE, VIOLET, ROSE, NUTMEG
I do not think CK One smells very flowery so it is a surprise that there are so many flowers in the middle notes. I can smell jasmine all the way through the perfume but it is not very strong and I cannot smell roses or violet. I think nutmeg is in the fragrance but it is weak and does not make the perfume smell spicy.
BASE NOTES: MUSK, AMBER, GREEN TREE ACCORD
I think the smell of amber is quite strong in this perfume and it turns more musky when I have been wearing it for a while. The woody fragrance is stronger as a base note and I think that is why it is a fragrance that men can wear also.
WHAT I THINK
I like CK One but I do not wear it very often because it wears off quick and the bottle is too bulked to carry around with me. I think it is not feminine enough because it is not sweet at all and sometimes I think it smells strongly of aftershave.
I like that it has got a citrus fragrance because I think that makes the perfume smell like summer but it is not a very bright citrus I don't think and that is a pity. It does not claim to have orange or citrus fruit so I cannot say that is a disadvantage and I think the bergamot does a very good job at making it smell so citrus and fresh.
A 50ml bottle of CK One costs about £23 and I think that is value for a designer fragrance.
3 Dooyoo Stars.
According to my searches on the Internet, CK One perfume was launched in 1994. I think that I've been wearing it on the majority of days since 1998. In some respects I'm not brand loyal, tending to get whatever shampoo, washing up liquid and detergent that's on special offer. In other respects I'm very much a creature of habit...I have been using the same toothpaste (Ultrabrite) since the moment I had teeth (the very early 1980s), and perfume is one of those things that it seems I stick with. Perhaps things are changing slightly since I have discovered DKNY's Be Delicious perfume (already reviewed) which is now currently my favourite perfume, but CK One is what I still tend to wear on a day-to-day basis, especially since I found an almost full 200ml (HUGE!) bottle on top of the cabinet in my boyfriend's bathroom! I was so excited by the discovery since I've only ever been able to afford 50ml bottles! I informed him that I would have to use it. Although it is a Unisex scent, I don't think it's one that he wears particularly, so don't think he minds too much! In fact CK One was Calvin Klein's first unisex scent (for those who are interested!)
CK One comes in a very simple tinted glass bottle. It says on it 'ck one' and 'Calvin Klein', and that is it! When you buy the perfume (which comes in a plain brown card box which includes a list of ingredients in the product) the bottle has a screw on cap, but you can remove this and replace with the spray piece which is included in the box. I think that if you tried to apply the perfume without this then you'd get through it a lot more quickly, but it's nice to have the option.
---Wearing the perfume---
I tend to spray this quite liberally (especially since I now have my boyfriend's bottle) on my wrists and neck - it doesn't matter if you go a bit overboard as it's not overpowering at all. The spray nozzle is very good, and I have never had any wastage.
Perhaps I have become so used to the CK One scent that really now it is nothing special to me. I do remember that when I was first wearing it all those years ago I did absolutely LOVE it. To be honest I feel it has blended in so well now that it's almost a part of me. I've never had any comments from people saying that I smell nice whilst wearing CK One (which I have had wearing my DKNY perfume), but then I feel that the scent is so subtle that it's unlikely to attract attention, and this isn't a bad thing for an everyday perfume. I'd say that it's definitely a day-to-day perfume, rather than for something special to wear in evenings - in fact my Internet research informs me that it is meant to be used lavishly!
It's very difficult to describe the scent of CK One, but I think it's lovely. According to the experts (I know nothing of these 'notes' of which they speak) the top notes are pineapple, green notes, mandarin orange, papaya, bergamot, cardamom and lemon; middle notes are nutmeg, violet, orris root, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley and rose and base notes are of sandalwood, amber, musk, cedar and oak moss.
Personally I think that there is a vague undertone of floral scents, and now I'm looking out for it, perhaps I can detect the pineapple and lemon in particular. But for me the perfume just smells simply of CK One! If you've never come across it before then you really do need to try it when you're next out shopping in a department store with perfumes on display!
I find that the scent doesn't last as well as some perfumes, possibly because it's not so strong in the first place (although everyone is different, so it might last better on other people). At the end of the day if I sniff my wrist, I can detect a very slight hint of perfume, but a very slight hint is all it is!
---Price and other info---
You can currently get a 50ml bottle for £17.25, a 100ml bottle for £22.66, or a 200ml bottle for £37.99 - these are Amazon prices. It can also be found on Boots where you'll get Advantage points, and I'm sure for less in discount perfume outlets and in the Duty Free. Mind you, I think that this costs less (when taking into consideration inflation) than it used to, and really this is a very good value perfume.
There are other varieties of CK One (such as 'Summer' and 'Shock' ), which have the same overall smell with a hint of something extra. There are also matching CK One products such as deodorant and shower gel, but I have never bought them.
Although I don't think that CK One is the best perfume for lasting well over the course of the day, it is still my favourite overall perfume, and one which I will continue to wear for many years. It's a good value but still classy scent. It also has the advantage that it's Unisex, so could be used by both of you in a couple! If this one doesn't suit you (we all suit different scents), then perhaps try another CK perfume!
I would highly recommend!
CK one is now quite a classic fragrance in the Calvin Klein range. It has been styled to be suitable for both men and women. As with a lot of fragrance houses, if you like other fragrances in their collection, you are likely to also like this one.
Simple packaging to appeal to both mean and women alike, with a smooth contoured bottle in a matt finish. You attach the pump yourself after opening the bottle, and this works very well, does not appear to clog etc.
Light, as you can imagine not a flowery fragrance but fresh. Would be very suitable as an everyday fragrance for men or women for example in the office as it is very pleasant without being overpowering, but I don't think it's special enough for an evening fragrance for either men or women. It does have a very classic type of smell to it and could not at all be described as cheap- which I'm sure is what everyone wants. Would suit younger rather than older people though I think
One of my favourite fragrances is Calvin Klein CK One Eau de Toilette and I've been using it for at least the last ten years. A 100 ml bottle of Calvin Klein CK One Eau de Toilette currently costs £22.66 from Boots - which, compared to many Eau de Toilette brands is actually a very good price and one that I am very willing to pay. It is worth shopping around because this fragrance does seem to vary quite a lot from shop to shop, but I do find that usually Boots is one of the better ones in terms of price.
Calvin Klein CK One Eau de Toilette comes is a very plain bottle that is nothing to write home about, but having said that I actually quite like it's zero frills and simplicity. It has CK One written on the front of the bottle, but other than that the bottle is undecorated. It is transparent and made of frosted glass and so you're able to see how much there is left in the bottle. The eau de toilette is delivered via a traditional spray nozzle - and I generally find about two squirts of the nozzle are enough to deliver enough perfume per application.
One of the things I like about this perfume is that it is actually unisex and that it really does succeed in this because I can honestly say that this is not girly or masculine but kind of melds perfectly in the middle. It is quite citrusy and zesty and this gives a tangy fragrance that is refreshing and quite summery. I love the lightness of this fragrance which is quite fun, and despite the lightness of the fragrance, it also has really good staying power and only needs to be reapplied after about 10 hours or so.
Overall, I really like this fragrance and would recommend it for anyone who is just looking for a fresh everyday fragrance.
I have been using CK one as one of my regular perfumes for a number of years and I love it so much.
Packaging and Prices
The CK one perfume comes is beautiful white matt glass bottle. It can be purchased from all perfume shops and pharmacies such as Boots, and Superdrug. It comes in 3 sizes of bottle all with the same bottle design) a 50ml (£22), 100ml (£35) and 200ml. I tend to purchase the 200ml as it seems better value for money at around £45. As it is such a popular fragrance I find it is often on offer somewhere so its worth shopping around a little. I think the price is very reasonable for the bottle sizes.
The fragrence is has a Citrus aroma which makes it light and refreshing. It is said to have Bergamot, Pinapple notes, with a hint of Musk. You can easily pick up on the hue of Musk but I find it difficult to distinguish between the other notes. As mentioned the fragrance is refreshing and light so makes it the ideal perfume for day and night. A few spray to the neck and wrists and you can smell it all day. People always seem to comment on the fragrance when I am wearing it as it is quite distinctive.
The fragrance is promoted as Unisex, but I feel it is more of a feminine Eau de Toilette, whereas the CK Be (also Unisex) seems more masculine. I know quite a few guys who wear the CK One though and love it!
I find that generally if i like one fragrance in a range I like the others too and since starting to use CK One I have also liked the CKIN2U and CKShock.
Well worth trying the small bottle at £22!
Having been bought this as a gift a few years ago by a family member I was surprised..and intrigued to see that it was a unisex fragrance. I sprayed some of it on myself and I really liked it but was worried that people would think I was wearing aftershave! After using it for some time I could see why this is classed as a unisex fragrance as it smells a bit like some of the aftershaves that my boyfriend wears such as Hugo Boss but is slightly less masculine.
I love the smell of mens aftershave anyway and I am always buying new aftershaves for my boyfriend if I smell a nice one, so this is perfect for me as I am not a fan of really fruity/sweet or girlie perfumes. This fragrance also lasts a good length of time and you can still smell it on yourself after a few hours which I love as I find it frustrating when you are unable to smell your nice new fragrance on yourself!
I would recommend for both men and women as my boyfriend has used some of mine before and it smelt lovely on him too! It does seem to have got slightly more pricey recently, however, it is still relatively cheap in comparison to some of CK's other perfumes.
The Calvin Klein Eau de Toilette 'One' was a real experiment for me when I bought it. I looked at the description and upon seeing it was unisex was quite intrigued. The price was average and the bottle was simple but effective so I bought it without a second thought.
When I first used it I received many compliments from my friends asking which fragrance I was using and I can see why! The scent is definitely understated but I find the mild smell is part of its charm and how it lends itself to both sexes. Not before long were my male friends asking for a quick spray before running out the door and coming back with grins on their faces telling me how they'd been complimented.
Whilst it may be a mild musky smell it is definitely distinct and catches people's attention as you walk past.
The bottle comes in reasonable sizes and has a simple shape so can be stored or packed and definitely held easily.
Calvin Klein CK One EDT For Him; is a naturally clean, pure, and contemporary fragrance with a refreshingly new point of view / This light, relaxed scent is meant to be used lavishly / CK One Eau de Toilette can literally be splashed all over the body / CK One reflects the three basic elements of the brand: Individuality / the freedom everyone is looking for; Unity / speaks to a diverse group who share this attitude; Sexuality / a subtle, honest version of sexiness.