Prediction: our Calvin Klein Euphoria review may lead to a change of fragrance, with a visit to allbeauty on the cards.
Our Calvin Klein Euphoria review is by Beauty Editor Claire.
Claire reviews Calvin Klein Euphoria Eau de Parfum 100ml.
Created in 2005, Calvin Klein’s bestselling, award-winning perfume Euphoria is a firm favourite with allbeauty customers. In fact you’ve probably noticed it many times on our site and in our emails. I don’t know about you, but when a perfume is this popular, I need to experience it myself!
Cue one bottle of Calvin Klein Euphoria Eau de Parfum landing on my desk. Let’s find out what this scent is all about (and expect a lot of purple).
Euphoria Fragrance Notes
Let’s cover the basics with Euphoria’s top, middle and base notes. In terms of fragrance family, it’s a Woody Oriental. Think sandalwood, spices and patchouli. Sweetness, vanilla and musk.
- Top notes: Pomegranate
- Middle notes: Lotus Blossom, Black Orchid
- Base notes: Black Violet, Amber, Musk, Mahogany
The official advert sets the mood, with supermodel Natalia Vodianova and US male model Tyson Ballou, alongside music inspired by Yann Tiersen. It’s haute couture and super stylish, with more than a nod to ‘From Here To Eternity’.
The bottle is heavy glass, with a silver metal lid and silver metal detailing. The liquid fragrance is deep purple, like some mystical elixir. The jury appears to be out on the styling but we love it – it sits in the hand very nicely and feels a little like you’re holding the glass slipper. The box is metallic deep burgundy with silver lettering.
What does Calvin Klein Euphoria Eau de Parfum smell like?
Cards on the table: when I smelled this in the bottle I thought “nice but not for me”. It seemed heavy and musky and too much of the night. However, on spraying it I did a 180-degree turn. Yes it’s all of those things, but it instantly becomes much lighter, more floral and somehow powdery on contact with the skin. In fact it’s utterly beautiful.
There was an instant note of pomegranate, followed by the floral mid-notes and a warm, amber musk. My skin smelt amazing and unlike any other fragrance I’ve tried. Make no mistake, this is a woody oriental and that’s what you’re getting. Yes you can wear the scent in the day – sparingly – and at any time of year, but this is a sultry, night time, seductive scent. That’s what Euphoria does and does it incredibly well.
Happily there’s nothing overpowering about the fragrance. Where it could have been heavy and sickly and patchouli-esque, it manages to stay fruity and light, yet with that musky, oriental base. This is a grown up, confident, strong scent and I love it. Euphoria is perfectly named, it lifted my spirits immediately and I just couldn’t stop breathing it in. A few hours later the scent was still there. Still soft and feminine, yet mysterious and spicy.
Is there a certain bottle of Calvin Klein Euphoria that’s now sneaked into my collection? You bet. I would recommend this fragrance to anyone looking for a sophisticated, statement scent. It’s for anyone who usually dislikes heavy fragrance, but wants something more than a floral or a citrus. It’s a perfect night time fragrance and a daytime ‘notice me’ scent.
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