Finding my signature scent has always been a struggle for me, lots of the most beloved perfumes don't mix well with my body chemistry or they give me migraines and make my allergies go crazy. I took home so many samples of perfumes and so many failed to work for me. Flowerbomb turned sour on me, Coco Mademoiselle gave me a headache, Daisy faded after 2 hrs and Chloe smelled like sunscreen on me. I tend to gravitate towards clean florals as they seem to be what works best. I found this CK One sitting on display at ULTA and to play it safe I spritzed it on one of those paper strips and not on myself just in case I didn't like it. Well I put the paper strip in my purse and forgot for a while that it was there, the next time I opened my purse which was like 3 days later, I smelled something AMAZING. I remember what it was and went right back to ULTA that following weekend and purchased the 3.4 bottle. This is the perfect scent for me. It opens with some green notes and tart/juicy fruits and then settles into the middle with the florals, the violet and jasmine being quite prominent to my nose personally which I love and the end is very smooth with the amber and woody notes. I would describe it as a fresh out of the shower clean scent with a sexy/masculine touch to it. Similar to Acqua di Gioia but much less sugar sweet. What I like about CK One is that it's really appropriate for all times of the day, occasions and seasons. If I had to put it in one category though I would say it leans more as a daytime summer scent but because of the underlying sexy masculinity I do think it could be great as a night time scent. Even though this scent doesn't overdo it with any heavy warm muskiness like some perfumes do, it still turns heads and people always ask me what I'm wearing. It's a unisex fragrance but being a girl wearing it, I don't feel like I'm wearing men's cologne. The lasting power for me personally is great. I spray it in the morning and it doesn't start to fade till around dinner time. I smell it as I move and when people are sitting by me they always compliment me, this isn't something that's going to grab people's attention from miles away but that's not something I was looking for anyways. I know it sounds silly but I also love the bottle, frosted gray bottle, very simple but classy. OH, did I mention the price was great? The full size was 58 dollars, that's a far cry from my old Chanel Chane Eau Tendre which was 97 for a full size. Because CK One has been around for so long you can find it almost anywhere at very decent prices, goes on sale a lot at Target and TJ Maxx. All in all, I think I have found my signature scent, I don't care about how long it's been around, it's a beautiful scent that doesn't make me self conscious and I NEVER hesitate about putting it on.
-notes: Bergamot, Cardamom, Fresh Pineapple, Lemon, Papaya, Jasmine, Violet, Rose, Nutmeg, Orris Root, Amber, Sandalwood, Oak Moss, Musk.
-prices: 1.7oz (49 dollars) 3.4oz (58 dollars)
-sexy fresh out of the shower clean floral scent with masculine touches.
-unisex fragrance but not too heavy in either direction, perfect balance of being masculine and feminine.
-longevity 8/10, silage 7/10
-places found: ulta, Sephora, calvin klein counters at saks, macys, dillards, target, tj maxx.
-more of a summer/daytime scent but has enough of a voice to be noticed during a night out.
-no headaches, allergies or bad reactions by me or the people around me. always compliments!