CK One 1994Eau de Toilette

CK One (Eau de Toilette) by Calvin Klein
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CK One (Eau de Toilette) is a perfume by Calvin Klein for women and men and was released in 1994. The scent is fresh-citrusy. It is being marketed by Coty.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesMandarin orange, Papaya, Bergamot, Lemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesGreen tea, Nutmeg, Violet, Jasmine, Lily-of-the-valley, Rose
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Musk

Ratings

Scent

6.8 (1007 Ratings)

Longevity

6.0 (723 Ratings)

Sillage

5.6 (689 Ratings)

Bottle

5.9 (715 Ratings)
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LeaMaria
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Everyday fragrance
CK One was one of my first fragrances, it is a super basic fragrance that you can recommend to everyone. Whether at work, on a first date or at Hasue, you can't go wrong! In itself you can always wear it.

I personally like to wear this scent most when doing sports, because it is absolutely in order from the price-performance ratio and the lasting length for about 3 hours. Even with a training session you have the feeling of smelling good, even if you have to spray it from time to time, it doesn't matter that much compared to other fragrances.

With its fresh lightness and at the same time a light heaviness, CK One is a good basic fragrance for him and her.
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Mixn
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30 Second Review 3️⃣0️⃣
Compared to most people here, I smelled this scent for the first time (consciously) in the year 2020(!) - my realization...

➝ Smells insanely familiar (since it used to be common among family and co.)
➝ Probably one of the most nostalgic scents ever ?
➝ Favorite of many "90s teens"

Scent:
Pleasant, unoffensive, clean in an "old-fashioned" way. But in none of these categories does it stand out extremely positively. Rather lower mediocrity.

Sillage/durability:
Sillage non-existent. Skin Scent from the fifth minute on. Durability on the skin max. 1-2h.

Application:
For me the ideal fragrance when I really don't want to wear one and have no plans. Price and characteristics speak for it. For jogging, fitness or in bed
Buy recommendation:
Only because of nostalgia - otherwise: clear no
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Winfried
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on you and you with love and life
Top note tangerine, papaya, bergamot, lemon - Heart note green tea, nutmeg, violet, jasmine, lily of the valley, rose - Base note amber, musk, if you say so, I believe it! All the happiness on earth is united in this intergalactic stroke of luck. Okay, CK has a little pathos, but it's not a lie. You wouldn't need any other things... if there weren't so many other beautiful scents, Smile.
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Alexxx
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Helpful Review    11  
The quiet revolution
Oh, yeah, the '90s. As a child of the time when I made some of the most important experiences of my life, finally graduated from high school and just started studying, this decade has shaped me immensely. A few years ago I read an article that described the 90s as the first decade that started to imitate things from other eras. At the same time, he praised the 90s as the last decade that really produced its own great achievements - let's think of mobile phones, the internet, to name just two of them.

Changes also took place in the social sphere, especially in lifestyle and culture, and quickly determined everyday life in the 90s, certain window dressings and advertising campaigns. With the recoding of gender roles and lean models, a different understanding of roles suddenly came to the fore: Heroin chic was born, as expressed by models like Kate Moss. Gender boundaries were given a diffuse blur, words like androgyny and metrosexuality became the focus of attention, and culture broke existing taboos with new depictions of celebrated bisexuality - and thus boundaries.

During this time CK One fell. Unisex, now a word as established as uni-colour, was then as fresh as this fragrance when first sprayed on. Yes, Calvin Klein was the first to bring the new definition of gender to flacons. So it is entirely appropriate to celebrate it as an olfactory revolution.

It was not a loud revolution, that is the concept. What seems weak today and no longer pulls anybody away from their seats, moved things quite a bit back then. And even if the sillage and durability are unfortunately rather moderate, the idea behind it was more than a fleeting fluid. CK One is pure zeitgeist. You can't blame it for its edgelessness without seeing it in the context of the time it was created. It was there precisely to throw edges overboard and to reconcile the new role identity under which both sexes could see themselves.

He did it in an impressively cool way, because it was so incomprehensibly wearable at the time. And precisely because it was so edgelessly wearable, it helped establish something that had just been created. It is therefore wrong to see this fragrance through the glasses of our time alone.

Everything else, of course, is a matter of individual taste, if you don't like the general scent character, you don't like it. Period. I like it, I find it pleasant and fresh, it is for me a very harmoniously beautiful, round scent. It is a fragrance that is easy to wear at any time, especially and primarily a pleasant summer scent. It arouses all kinds of memories. Unfortunately I lack durability and endurance, so I don't really let it consciously wander on my skin. But I would wear it and could do it at any time. It is a classic, a reminder of the spirit of the times and - associated with it - of a revolution. And not every revolution has to be loud, not every head has to roll for it.
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Stryker
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If only it would last
I've been here for almost a year now in this super community and now for the first time I dare to write a comment on a fragrance.
CK One was one of my first fragrances, as probably many people do. Since I only had one or two fragrances at that time, the 50ml bottle was empty pretty quickly. After that I bought other perfumes from time to time and this one fell into oblivion.

Recently I got a sample of it and was happy to smell it again. So I sprayed a test strip and smelled it full of anticipation: "Wow" was my first thought. And as many people describe here, I immediately felt transported back to my youth. So beautifully fresh, citric, clean and just a fragrance to feel good in. There probably won't be many people who don't like it. Again and again I had to hold my nose to the stripes, wallowed in memories and enjoyed the beautiful smell.

Since I only use test strips to get a first impression of the fragrance, I thought, now you have to spray it on your skin. No sooner said than done. At certain intervals I smelled it over and over again to see how he was doing. But what is this?! With every sniff, the smell became weaker and weaker. After only two hours it was almost unnoticeable. For comparison I smelled the test strip again and there it was still present and clear. It's just a pity that it doesn't last that long on the skin.

So now I'm going to think about getting a bottle of CK One again. But at this price, spraying doesn't necessarily hurt either.
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DomCorleone
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Memories of youth
CK One was my first great love. My first perfume, which I wore at the time, while others my age still used deodorant sprays, was an absolute ladykiller.
As far as I remember, the fragrance was not a unisex scent in the past, but was marketed as a men's perfume. That's why I still don't associate the scent as feminine.
Even today I still find this special freshness very pleasant and I still like to smell CK One.
But I wouldn't wear it anymore, because apart from the fact that I associate my youth with the perfume and now prefer more adult fragrances, CK One has (unfortunately) also been abused inflationarily.
Fragrances, like Boss Bottled or Invictus, can be smelled at every corner. Even though I can't say anything bad about the essence itself, except that it has lost a lot of performance compared to back then, you should think carefully about whether it's nice to have a silage around when 80% of the people know the scent.
Isn't it much nicer to be asked: "Wow, you smell good! What is it?"
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Aspvl

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Light in a bottle!
I had no idea that Thierry Wasser was also a part of the team that created cK One. But it shows, to be honest. The citric notes are on point: you can feel a bit of this freshness in Habit Rouge l'Eau, imo.

A lot of opinions on cK One have been made. But I'll tell you: without this, there would be no Grey Vetiver (EdT or EdP), my friends. The ever so slightly powdery, soapy, bright vibe that they have in common is remarkable. I am astonished that this resemblance is hardly ever mentioned.
A landmark of perfumery! I feel sorry for those who can't appreciate this!
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Dan81

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First Unisex Scent
I was in grade 9 when CK one came out. As I started my journey with Chanel Egoiste, debut of CK one with its unique advertisement and unisex appeal was really refreshing at the time super fresh. Even the fact that it had poor performance seemed to be a plus for the cologne - it was a reason to reapply your cheap CK one! I can't tell apart the different citric notes in the opening, but the green tea and musk soon join the party. I find it quite linear from that point on and do not feel I can appreciate a distinct base phase, it becomes a skin scent within an hour or so and disappear in about 4 hours. I have liked Calvin Klein's Eternity for men soon after, then I do not come back to revisit them until recently with CK One Shock, but CK one will always be tied to my middle school memory.
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Kagi
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The strongest memory of my youth!
The CK One series reminds me of everything in my youth!
The first great love, which I unfortunately let go...
She wore a version of CK Summer then, I wore One. My heart is still pounding as I type. She was perfect and so was her scent. Today, after almost ten years, my heart still beats at the thought of her, or if I smell that scent again.
One of the strongest memories I have and as soon as I see them in social media I smell the scent, I smell the scent, I see them.
Unbelievable what this little bit does.
I wish every girl or boy such a memory and can recommend the fragrance completely independent of it. Of course it is not very original, does not last long, but the price is right and is affordable for the first fragrance at a young age from pocket money saving.
Scent: 7-7,5
Shelf life: 5-6
Sillage: 6
Flacon: irrelevant 5
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Chri5tian
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Facets of a unisex scent
Interesting when evaluating or describing fragrances is, among other things, when you meet opposites. Therefore here is a contrast to the previous comments.

The great art of a successful unisex scent is, so to speak, the balancing act between SOWOHL and ALS ALS AUCH, and yet to underline his or her wearer in his or her personality. For me the balancing act between NEITHER and NOCH is more successful here. I can't imagine the scent on a woman or a man.

Personally, the fragrance kills me with its indefinable, pungent character.

The shelf life is very weak.
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Jazzy76Jazzy76 1 month ago
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The symbol of 90es minimalism and the father of unisex fragrances .Clean and fresh, but with a spicy accent. Perfect by day as office scent
IondeIonde 4 months ago
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A true classic, truly unisex, balanced citrus-floral scent, fresh. Dumb reach for any high-heat occasion. Don't expect it to project.
Dan81Dan81 6 months ago
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Fresh and not just soapy fresh. It's ok to keep spraying it on it won't get cloying. Face of 90s as a reaction to the heavy scents of 80s
Carlitos01Carlitos01 10 months ago
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ONE inexpensive nice fresh citrusy clean Eau de Cologne... That's about it!
Nevertheless it's a classic worthy of resting near your shower.
PioPio 2 years ago
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A true all time classic. Worth having in your collection.
ElysiumElysium 2 years ago
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It's a naturally clean, pure, and modern perfume with a refreshingly new viewpoint. This light, relaxed scent is meant to be used profusely.
KingPinKingPin 2 years ago
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Avant-garde when it arrived, but time has passed it by. An abundance of better options available now.
ItchynoseItchynose 2 years ago
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A pleasant citrus-floral fragrance that smells like summer holidays in the '90s.
JoaoMartinsJoaoMartins 2 years ago
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Hateful fragrance. I can't stand this one.
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SeeroseSeerose 4 years ago
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Schöner herber Chypre, angenehm leicht cremig-blütig werdend, ziemlich zitrisch, cremig-herb-harzig in der Basis. Ein schöner Alltagsduft. Besser als erwartet.

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