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Welcome to your review website. In today's article, we are going to talk about an icon of the beauty universe: Calvin Klein perfume.

The brand is known worldwide and its fragrances are a reference for lovers of perfumery. In fact, Calvin Klein perfumes are so successful that the brand often updates its product line, both with special editions of successful perfumes, as new scents to attract the generation that is arriving now.

Amidst so many options, how do you choose the perfume that is right for you? That is what we are here for, and we are going to help you! Continue with us and clear all your doubts!


  • Calvin Klein produces some of the most famous and commercially successful fragrances in the world of perfumery
  • The brand revolutionised the fragrance universe with its unisex perfumes, something that was very uncommon until the mid-1990s
  • Nowadays you don't need to beg your friend to bring Calvin Klein perfume from abroad - you can find the bottles even in big drugstore chains

The best Calvin Klein: Our Picks

Calvin Klein perfumes are synonymous with sophistication, modernity and style. There are so many wonderful fragrances developed over the years by the brand, that choosing the most suitable for you may seem an impossible task, right?

Calm down, we are here to help you! We have elaborated a smart list with the best Calvin Klein perfumes so that you can buy the right perfume, that fragrance that matches your personality so much that it will become part of who you are. Shall we go for it?

Buying Guide

Now that you have checked our ranking of the best Calvin Klein perfumes, let's talk a bit more about them, such as their advantages (and disadvantages), where to buy them and how much they cost.

We will also talk a little about the differences between Eau de Parfum and Eau de Toilette perfumes and give valuable tips on how to preserve these delights for longer. Check it out!

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Learn how to choose the perfect Calvin Klein perfume for you. (Source: belchonock/ 123RF)

What are the fragrances of the Calvin Klein perfume line?

Calvin Klein has an extensive line of perfumes. There are fragrances for women, men and even unisex.

Currently, the brand sells in Brazil the perfumes CK One, CK Be, CK2, CK All, Women, Eternity, Obsessed, and Euphoria, among others. Some perfumes, such as the first four, are unisex. Women, as the name says, is intended for the female audience and the fragrances Eternity, Obsessed and Euphoria are produced both in versions for men and women.

It is worth remembering that Calvin Klein releases special editions of its fragrances from time to time, always keeping up to date.

What is the best selling Calvin Klein perfume?

The best-selling Calvin Klein perfume is CK One. The unisex fragrance was developed in 1994 and was so successful that it sold 20 bottles per minute at its peak.

For being unisex, it reached both the female and male market and its campaigns have always had androgyny as a standard of beauty, gaining status as a modern perfume for those who seek a lifestyle free of ties.

CK One was so successful in the mid 90s that the campaign with Kate Moss catapulted the model to stardom and international fame, making her one of the most influential names in fashion to this day

How to properly preserve your Calvin Klein perfume?

Although Calvin Klein perfume bottles are true works of art, the best thing is to keep them in their original box.

It is important to keep your Calvin Klein perfume away from the heat. If you live in a city with a hot climate, it is even recommended to keep the fan or air conditioning on.

Another tip is to avoid storing your Calvin Klein perfume in humid environments. If this is your case, invest in a dehumidifier.

Finally, always prefer dark places. Sunlight can modify the fragrance, accelerate evaporation and end up with the fixation of such a wonderful perfume.

What is the difference between Calvin Klein Eau de Toilette (EDT) and Eau de Parfum (EDP) perfumes?

The basic difference between Eau de Toilette and Eau de Parfum is that the second has a concentration of 18% to 25% of essence, which makes it last for up to 12 hours on the skin. The Eau de Toilette, on the other hand, is a little weaker, with a concentration of 4% to 8%, making it softer and with a lesser fixation of around 8 hours.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a Calvin Klein perfume?

As we have already seen, Calvin Klein perfumes are a reference when it comes to fragrances. This recognition is part of a brilliant marketing move, but there is much more behind the brand's success.

Calvin Klein perfumes are formulated with select ingredients, often rare. Add this to the expertise of the brand's perfumers and you have a product of infinitely superior quality and unique fragrance - very different from what we are used to seeing on the market.

These two advantages explain the biggest disadvantage of the product - the salty price. A Calvin Klein perfume can easily cost double or triple that of a lesser quality perfume.

However, you should know that by investing in a fragrance from the brand, you will be opting for a sophisticated product with excellent skin fixation, characteristics that you will not find in cheaper perfumes.
To make a summary, we elaborated the following table:

  • Perfumes composed by selected and rare ingredients
  • Longer lasting fixation on the skin
  • Sophisticated fragrances elaborated by some of the best perfumers
  • Price can be high if compared to national perfumes

Buying criteria: factors to compare Calvin Klein perfumes

With so many Calvin Klein perfumes in the market, you might get confused as to which fragrance to opt for. Therefore, in this section we will talk about some factors that you should take into consideration when opening your wallet. These are as follows:

Now, let's look at each of the factors in more detail. Check it out:

Flask size

The size of the bottle is an important factor to consider. If you wear perfume every day, the best thing to do is to invest in a large 100 ml bottle (some versions are even available in 200 ml!). If you compare the price, two 50 ml bottles are more expensive than one 100 ml bottle - so buying the bigger bottle can be a good saving.

Now, if your idea is to test the perfume, to see if you adapt, it is better to buy smaller bottles. Another good option is to buy the so-called "coffrets", boxes that come with other items with the same fragrance - such as liquid soap, body lotion and deodorant.

Perfume for men, women or unisex?

CK One came to break all the rules of perfumery and launched the fashion of unisex fragrances. After that, how to tell what is suitable for each gender? There are men who wear female perfumes and women who wear male perfumes, there are those who bet on unisex fragrances - there are no more rules. What matters most is your personal taste!

Olfactive family and olfactory notes

Speaking of personal taste, each person has a sense of smell and tastes vary. Some people like woody, floral, fruity perfumes... these are the olfactory families, among others.

To evaluate a perfume, you should also look at the olfactory notes, which are composed of top notes (the first smell we smell) and base notes (which we can smell after a while - and which remain on the skin longer).

Eau de Parfum or Eau de Toilette?

We've already covered the difference between Eau de Parfum and Eau de Toilette fragrances, but which one to choose? This is entirely up to you. If you prefer stronger and more striking perfumes, invest in EDP. If you want to leave a softer trail, the EDT may be the best option.


The fixation of Calvin Klein perfumes is excellent, no wonder that all fragrances of the brand are so revered. So, you just need to take into consideration if you prefer a fixation of up to 12 hours (EDP) or up to 8 hours (EDT).

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