I’ll be honest, when looking for perfumes, Calvin Klein doesn’t always spring to the top of my mind. I think I associate most CK scents with something fresh and sporty. But when Influnster sent me a small sample to try, I was game.
I have to say, it has been a while since I used one of the really small spray samples instead of the month long sample supply as sent from Scentbox and Scentbird. However as I always give perfumes a week of trial before I make my decision and the small vial did have enough perfume for the week, I was able to do a regular review on it.
I have to say I was surprised by how much I really liked it. But first a little about the perfume.
According to the product page listed on the ULTA website…
Embrace love’s passionate journey. Inspired by the temptation of falling in love, Euphoria Blush Eau de Parfum by Calvin Klein is an enchanting fragrance. Fresh and intoxicating florals evoke passionate desires, creating a seductive and addictive scent. A rich heart of rose, jasmine, and orchid layers over a warm and sensual base of amber and patchouli. A hint of chocolate pairs with raspberry top notes to inspire the sensation of a guilty pleasure, an exploration into emotions and lust. Updated in subtle pink blush, the signature Euphoria bottle is sleek and sophisticated with a curved contour.
Fragrance Notes: Top – raspberries, pink pepper, blackberries; Middle – rose, orchid, jasmine; Base – chocolate, patchouli, cashmere wood
It is a very feminine scent. The orchid, rose and jasmine provide sweet florals while the raspberry provides a little tart to balance it out. I think the base notes are less scents and more of a way to ground the florals and fruit and keep it from being too cloyingly sweet.
I will say I think it is more of an evening scent than a day one. Something about it seems a bit more sensual than office friendly. It comes on strong when you first apply it so I would recommend applying it about half an hour before you actually plan to leave the house so it has a chance to settle down. Once it does, it becomes a soft feminine scent. Just let it relax first.
I think my biggest problem with this scent is its staying power. It doesn’t really have one. After about four hours there is barely a discernable trace when you hold your wrist directly up to your nose. It lasts a little longer on clothing than it does on skin I’ve noticed, so if you are a person who spritzes their clothing rather than their skin, you might find it lasts longer.
Over all I think it is a great scent and I am sad that one week of steady use rather depleted my small vial of scent. I don’t know if a larger sample is offered on either Scentbird of Scentbox but I think I might check. That way I can give it a full month of wear to determine if I really want to spend the $98 for the full bottle. I can say that at the moment it seems like a definite contender for space in my perfume collection. Thanks Influenster for letting me try something I might not have picked up on my own.