We love how androgynous this perfume is. It smells like a men’s cologne yet is extremely fresh and floral.
Does not really last long in summer.
An ideal perfume for the trendy and spruced up Gen Y.
Breaking stereotypes when the world is fighting its way to accept the concept of gender fluidity – American fashion brand Calvin Klein unveiled CK 2 its first ever genderless perfume for the millennials. A perfume infused with an unusual concoction of wasabi, rose and vetiver, it focuses on the brand’s history in promoting gender equality; after all they were the first to initiate the idea of a unisex perfume back in 1994 with the launch of CK One.
The fragrance is bottled in a transparent pill-shaped thin glass container that features minimalistic designing and is placed upside down with the cap holding the weight of the bottle as the base. An urban woody and fresh scent, the CK 2 opens to a strong top note which is a mixture of wasabi, mandarin and crushed violet leaf absolute, a fragrance that is close to the aroma of semi-dried grass, leaves and flowers during spring.
While the first note lingers on the body for a while (we say body as the perfume is an EDT version and smells amazing when sprayed directly on the skin), the heart note (middle note) burns to a floral concoction of orris and rose concentrates with hints of wet cobblestones. The best thing about CK 2 is its floral middle note which stays on for a considerable amount of time and switches later to the strong base of sandalwood, vetiver and incense, lasting up to 12- hours.
Re-interpreting art and minimalism in its clear container and urban fragrance, the CK2 is quite a revolutionary scent that speaks the mind of the new generation which is ready to experiment and finds no place for gender stereotypes.
The brand launched a special video to celebrate this perfume; it captures pairs enjoying life to the fullest, without the fear of regressive gender bias:
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