“Nothing brings to life again a forgotten memory like fragrance.”
You can probably tell I’m on a perfume review roll at the moment…yes!… I can’t help but want to share with you my love for beautiful fragrances and hope that it helps those of you who are looking to add to their collection 🙂
Today I have for you a fragrance I have a major love-hate relationship … Calvin Klein Downtown. I spotted this fragrance 2 years ago on my way back from Dubai and the pink bottle was perhaps what drew me to try it 🙂
I usually always spend an hour at the duty free sniffing fragrances…trying them on and that’s where I buy them most of the time. On this trip though, hubby boy and I had gone overboard purchasing Swiss Arabia Attar’s and Oud (will be reviewing those soon) and I really did NOT need another fragrance addition, but what can I say – a girl’s never got too many perfumes! ;P
Let’s get to it right away then… what’s Downtown by Calvin Klein like?
Downtown is described as a Citrus, White Floral, Fruity, Sweet, Aquatic & Woody Scent.
Let me just start off by saying it’s a beautiful scent…clean, fresh, floral and fruity….very feminine and very sophisticated. Even though this fragrance was aimed at a younger crowd that prefers girly, sweet fragrances, I’d say this perfume can easily be worn by an older woman (hey I’m 30!). Perfect for a day at work, a cup of coffee or an evening out with friends, this one is an absolute all-rounder!
CK Downtown is a floral-woody and you can smell flowers with aquatic plum right off after you spray it on. Next comes the pepper & violet, but you still have the petals in the heart notes followed by a gorgeous dry down of cedar and musk.
Top Notes: Italian Lemon, Bergamot, Tunisian Neroli, Green Pear, Watery Plum
Middle Notes: Pink Pepper, Violet Leaf, Gardenia Petals
Base Notes: Texan Cedar, Incense, Vetiver, Velvet Musk
I fell in love with the simplicity and classic design of this fragrance and more so the fact that it is still so modern and fresh. The clear, pale pink bottle has a minimalistic design and what makes this different is the gorgeous silver crown/cap that has a bright pink gloss lining! ❤
Calvin Klein Downtown is my loveliest Everyday Essential! It’s a very safe fragrance to wear and the one I spray on days when I’m working from home or running errands.
If you’re a sucker for clean, modern, fresh scents – CK Downtown is for you! The only drawback I see with this CK perfume is the longevity and sillage – I’d say moderate to poor 😦
Downtown lasts on my skin for a maximum of 3-4 hours and even then I’m not sure if anybody but me can smell it…such a shame for such a gorgeous fragrance. But then again, let’s look at the bright side – if you like EDT more than EDP and love light perfumes that are non-offensive and over the top, then Calvin Klein Downtown is perfect for you!
With that being said, let it not put you off…. the next time you’re browsing the perfume section, give this a whiff and see how it works on your skin…you never know – CK Downtown might just turn out to be a LOVE for you!
And don’t forget to let me know your thoughts on Downtown if you own it!
Until next time
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