Thursday, June 21, 2012

Calvin Klein Eternity Aqua for Men

I like this; I know many of my readers aren't excited by the idea of a Calvin Klein fragrance, let alone an Eternity for Men flanker, but I find Eternity Aqua very pleasant: aromatic, woody and traditionally masculine with non-traditional elements that smell to me a little fruity, a little gourmand, all with a basic, clean and polite ozonic-woody character. Don't compare this to the original Eternity for Men if you used to wear that. As much as I appreciated it back in the day, this isn't such a musky, heavy number. It reminds me of Guerlain Homme, but this is more streamlined, similar in its diaphanous feel to Zirh Ikon. It could also be thought of as a less fruity and woody Juicy Couture Dirty English. It's not too sweet but not another insipid scent classified under "aqueous", "marine" (ozonic) or "sport". Well-balanced between cool and bold, Eternity Aqua feels like a classic in the making - for your white top and jeans days, and also for your well-suited power meetings.

Try it if you've worn Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio but feel ready for a less piercingly cool, more updated everyday scent, one with a slightly androgynous, approachable charm (say, compared to the more obviously austere and fougère Chanel Bleu), yet won't ever be mistaken for a fruit punch-scented body spray. It might be woody enough for Chypre lovers, too (say, if you've worn a gentlemanly classic like Chanel pour Monsieur).

The fragrance was created by Coty Prestige who's put out numerous smart, wearable fragrances for Women and Men in the last couple of years. The bottle designer is Pierre Dinand (this particular design reminds me of Ralph Lauren Blue for Women).

Here are the details according to

Calvin Klein Eternity Aqua (2010 Woody Aquatic)
Top Notes: Citruses, Lotus, Cucumber, Green Notes
Middle Notes: Lavender, Plum, Pepper, Cedar
Base Notes: Musk, Guaiac Wood, Patchouli, Sandalwood