If there’s one thing that I am passionate about, to the point of addiction, it’s a good fragrance. A great fragrance can be anything from the perfect accessory to a personal signature – something that invariably becomes associated with you and how you present yourself to the world. Knowing that I’m not the only one in search of that elusive signature scent, I was thrilled to hear the news of a brand new fragrance launch from an iconic fragrance brand. That fragrance is CK2, the latest scent from Calvin Klein.
CK2 is a gender-neutral fragrance with an alternative edge. Even the packaging is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before, with its sleek, minimalist design. This isn’t a bottle you’ll want to hide in your medicine cabinet.
I’m always on the hunt for a multi-faceted scent I can wear to a number of different events, and in CK2 I’ve finally found one that I love. This is something you could wear anywhere, from the beach to a black tie affair. Finding a scent you can wear to the office is essential, since so many can be too overpowering and excessive. No one wants to be that person in the elevator at 9am on a Monday.
As for the fragrance itself, it’s super light, and wonderfully fresh. I’m a huge fan of scents that can transition from day to night, and this is definitely one of those fragrances. With some of the most unique notes I’ve ever come across, including wasabi flavor, violet leaf absolute, wet cobblestones, incense, vetiver and sandalwood, this fragrance is extremely complex, yet subtle. I’m obsessed with marine fragrances, and CK2 takes everything you’d expect from a fresh scent and turns it on its head. Adding the sharp wasabi, rich sandalwood and creamy incense notes takes CK2 up a notch. My favorite aspect is the unique wet cobblestone notes, which reminds you of a rainy London morning.
CK2 is the fragrance of the millennials, just like how CKone was the signature scent of Gen Xers of the 90s. Next time you find yourself walking through a music festival in the summer, you’ll likely be experiencing CK2 all around you. It’s the fresh, young and exuberant fragrance of the millennial generation; not the CK you thought you knew in the 90s.
If you’re still on the hunt for the signature fragrance of you, and of a generation, look no further. Get your hands on your own bottle and make sure to use the hashtag #The2OfUs, and show your love for the scent!