Most women rarely need someone, let alone a fragrance to remind them that they’re a woman. Right?! Think about it. You’re super girlie, your bathroom looks like a cosmetics store and you’ll talk highlights, contouring and perfume with anyone who’ll listen. Still, there’s something soothingly comforting, sensually validating and confidence boosting about Calvin Klein’s Women Eau de Toilette.
The name plays into this feeling for sure and the uniquely innovative stopper emblazened with a black and white graphic of a woman’s eye appeals to the aesthetic sensibilities. But it’s the eau’s blend of floral, wood and musk that simultaneously infuse a sense of confidence and intimacy that truly live up to the name. Overflowing with juicy raspberries, sharp lemon, pink pepper and black currant buds, the scent starts off approachable and invigorating. It then eases into a stunningly beautiful floral bouquet of white peony, orange blossom and rose before finishing with carnal, earthy and smooth undertones of incense, cedar, ambrox and musk.
When you combine this olfactory experience with the American brand’s iconic rep that’s complete with Kate Moss and Marky Mark in their underwear, Brooke Shields wearing nothing but her favourite pair of jeans and fragrance names like Euphoria, Escape and Crave, spritzing on a little eau to feel more womanly seems par for the course. And no one’s mad about that at all.
Calvin KleinWomen EDT, $80 for 50 ml and $100 for 100 ml, available at Hudson’s Bay stores.