Sheer Beauty (2012)

Sheer Beauty by Calvin Klein
Bottle Design: Wilhelm Liden
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Sheer Beauty is a perfume by Calvin Klein for women and was released in 2012. The scent is floral-fresh. It is being marketed by Coty.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Bellini, Red berries
Heart Notes Heart NotesJasmine, Peony, Pink-coloured lily
Base Notes Base NotesMusk, Sandalwood, Vanilla blossom



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Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 28.06.2018
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Bottle 7.5/10 Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 5.0/10 Scent 4.0/10
Clean&fresh everyday scent
"Sheer Beauty" is a bit generic and normally not my type of fragrance. But since many of the heavy chypres I love and the vintages I adore are not always well-suited for my job, I was looking for a light, clean, fresh, mainstream scent to carry with me in my bag. "Sheer Beauty" was heavily reduced in my local perfumery, probably because it's going to be discontinued. But when you compare it to Marc Jacob's "Daisy Eau So Fresh" or the latest "Chloé Love Story", you'll find that it is prettier than those, and less sweet and fruity. The peachy opening is the best part of the fragrance (I love peach-scents). No masterpiece, but not worse than all the other synthetic light fruity-floral somethings on the market. I also like the bottle-design and prefer it to the plastic, juvenile and trashy stuff done by Marc Jacob's.
Bottle 5.0/10 Sillage 2.5/10 Longevity 2.5/10 Scent 2.0/10
Helpful Review    2
I guess CK were aiming at a Chance Eau Fraiche type fragrance that would please everyone - any age, any fashion, any weather...anyone else find this one a little Zzzzzzzz?

Instead of being universally appealing (like ChanceEF) I find SB a bit middle-of-the-road, banal, bland....dare I say it, down-right-dull.

This does not mean that Sheer Beauty is unpleasant in any way - it really isn't. SB is nice & safe & as pleasant as a clean & fruity shampoo, a £1 body spray, a spring-flowers room deoderiser....but who is going to part with good money for that? Not me.

To break it down: I can easily detect that generic CK lemon-butter-biscuit base (found in CKin2U et all) with a thin, watery-red-berry note & an all too familiar sharp-floral with a touch of jasmine. A high-pitched, cleaned-to-a-bleach-white synthy musk whines like tinnitus from first spritz to dry-down. There is a strong alcohol finish to this scent - not far off a cologne - with a sour, wilted stems edge. Add a shot of some aspartame-filled bitter citrus drink & you just about have it.

Lasts a few hours with a tame projection & not much development - lasts gasps are of a sour, washing-powder musk.

So who will buy it? Those who need a clean, unobtrusive scent for work....perhaps. Chanel-worshipers .......possibly. People who are a little confused by scent & enjoy the safety of the body-spray.......Zzzzzzzz. Sorry, I just lost interest.


Jazzy76 171 days ago
Fresh and light, clean but quite banal. Weak sillage. Maybe the perfect office scent.Too expensive for its quality+1
Bottle 6.0
Sillage 5.0
Longevity 5.0
Scent 6.0

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