If Kisses were Purple Raindrops
Euphoria is an emotional state in which a person experiences pleasure or excitement and intense feelings of well-being and happiness. Certain drugs, many of which are addictive, can cause Euphoria, which at least partially motivates their recreational use. And Calvin Klein Euphoria for men is such an addictive scent, a fresh oriental fragrance that blends modern freshness with a sexy, creamy signature.
I rushed into CK Euphoria just recently while seeking for a spring scent reminiscent of rain. Albeit I have been using CK Truth since the very moment it was released to the market, and it was pure love at a first sniff, I was not conscious of this other underrated and hidden jewel from CK. Honestly, because of its deep pink juice color (oops, purple rain?), I awkwardly associated it with a sugary and cloying thing, and therefore I stayed away from it. How much stupid and biased I was for miserably neglecting this scent so far?
CK Euphoria is all about a vigorous and tempting mix of a ginger-pepper cocktail, an addictive greenish-black basil leaves, and a creamy suede accord, and the name itself serves its purpose, naturally euphoric.
The scent opens up with a rupture of the spicy, zesty, and ozonic accord. Notably, there is a tart fresh-cut ginger root topped with juiced sudachi, a Japanese citrus fruit that has a zestier flavor and aroma than lemon or lime, and a raindrop accord that suggests a metallic and ozonic smell comparable to the wind before a storm. The result here is pretty much far from the aquatic aura of Truth, in which the watery note is like the morning dew. This prelude is exciting, blissful, pleasurable. It has a stimulating redolence that sticks to the skin and boosts the mood when inhaled. If Kisses were Purple Raindrops, they would be Euphoria drips falling on you.
The drizzly opening evolves into a more herbal, greenish, and odorous accord, rich of crushed leaves of aromatic silver sage, dark opal basil with its clove-like spiciness flavor, and the resinous cedar needles. This interlude is refreshing, crisp, the scent seems to breathe with you.
The base settles into amber essences with Brazilian redwood, a tad of patchouly for creating an earthiness mood, and creamy suede with a very light and smooth leather touch. The overall scent is more into the musky side of fragrances. Having the right fragrance balance, this is not overpowering, neither it is too sweet or aggressively sexy. It is just right for daily use, an office as well as a leisure scent. It has a moderate longevity with a soft sillage. I do find it to be a pleasant scent with a fascinating profile of notes. Loveable in these mutant spring days.