Brand: Calvin Klein
What I liked:
- pretty and not too sweet floral scent
- very wearable, would suit most women
- not overpowering
What I didn’t like:
- very unoriginal and unremarkable scent
- doesn’t last all day
Calvin Klein Beauty is one of the most mainstream, unoriginal and unremarkable scents I’ve ever tried. There’s absolutely nothing in it that makes it stand out in the very competitive fragrance market, but its main strong point is how easily wearable it is. It is a subtle but pretty and elegant floral fragrance that would suit most women, especially those who don’t like leaving a trail of scent behind them or wearing something too strong and spicy at the office. In fact Beauty would be a safe and unoffending fragrance to wear at your workplace.
Also, those who like me dislike floral fragrances because they tend to be too sweet will appreciate that Beauty isn’t like that. It has a certain sweetness of course, but it’s not too intense nor nauseating. But you’ll definitely have to like Jasmine to enjoy Beauty as that’s pretty much all you’ll smell from beginning to end. Other notes can be detected at different stages, but overall the fragrance doesn’t change that much throughout his lifespan. After some fruity accents at the very beginning, the fragrance soon turns into a flat floral.
The Jasmine note is very prominent and is mixed with calla lily, which, unlike other types of lily, has a much subtler scent. Because of this, Ambrette seeds are also present and add a nice warmth to the scent. This note usually adds a spicy touch but I can’t smell that at all here. The base is a clean and warm musky and woody (it contains cedar wood) blend with the lightest touch of vanilla. The fragrance lasts about 6 hours on me before it starts to fade so if you stay out of the house all day you may have to reapply it once or twice. The bottle isn’t very remarkable and too simple imo, but it nicely captures the understated elegance of the scent.
Calvin Klein Beauty is a pretty and not too sweet floral scent that’s easy to wear and will suit most women. However, there’s nothing distinctive or remarkable about it. It’s very unoriginal and dull, but elegant nonetheless. Staying power is average and I think the bottle looks quite boring too.