Friday, 14 October 2011

Fragrance Friday: Forbidden Euphoria

I've been meaning to try the latest release from Calvin Klein all month, so when I passed it in Boots this week I did an about-turn a had a little test...

Calvin Klein fragrances are a tricky one for me. They all seem to be overtly 'safe' scents... never offensive or unusual, always pleasant, classic and difficult not to like. While Euphoria is one of their more 'complex' scents, it's safe to say that it's little sister 'Forbidden Euphoria' doesn't break the mould.

If you've smelt the original Euphoria, you'll know it as a light fruity-floral with a subtle (slightly complex) woody base. Forbidden Euphoria is quite different from the original, the emphasis being taken from the floral side of things to seriously fruity.


It's a sweet, fresh scent with powerful top notes of Mandarin, Passion Flower and Raspberry. It dries down to reveal a slightly more sophisticated heart of florals (Peony, Tiger Orchid and Jasmine) and a hint of the subtle base from the original Euphoria with Cashmere Woods, Patchouli and Musk.

It really reminded me of another fragrance and, although it took me a while to work it out, I came to the conclusion that it smells very similar to Katy Perry's Purr. The plus side being that this bottle is actually rather lovely, especially when compared to Katy Perry's tacky jewelled-eye cat!



The staying power of the fragrance is surprisingly good. It's an Eau de Parfum and lingered on my wrist for a good 6 hours after I tried it.

Overall, it's nothing to shout from the rooftops about, but it's a nice fragrance and (as with most CK fragrances) would make a safe choice for a gift this Christmas. Available now, prices start at £33 for 30ml.
Disclaimer:I don't own this
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15 comments

  1. Moi , j'aime trop 1 million, & Womanity ! + Kenzo Flowers

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  2. It sounds lovely, definitely going to check it out
    xo

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  3. that bottles so cute xx

    my blog : http://ravingbeautyx.blogspot.com/

    RavingBeautyx

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  4. Lovely bottle. I like safe scent ha ha :)
    planning on going to the mall today, will check this one out^^
    Thank you for this post and review!!!
    I enjoy reading your review and post, always :)

    Have a nice day!
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  5. I recently bought this and have been using it everyday, I get compliments on the scent everytime I wear it and it has amazing staying power!!


    http://lovefayexoxo.blogspot.com/

    LoveFaye xoxo

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  6. I love Katy Perry's Purr bottle :S hahaha Maybe cause I adore cats :)

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  7. I loved the original Euphoria so I have high hopes for this! x hautefuture.blogspot.com

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  8. Sounds nice and I like the bottle too.

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  9. This is on my sister's wishlist for Christmas, so your review has been really helpful. Thanks Fleur!

    Mollie xo
    molliemuses.blogspot.com

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  10. I was in Debenhams today having a sniff of this, making my xmas perfume list for santa. haha
    xo

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  11. Just a quick suggestion for a future fragrance review... I'm curious about Lancome Tresor Midnight Rose, which I have seen in magazine but not seen yet at counters to try it.
    Love your new Frangrance Fridays, by the way! :)
    Cheers from Montreal!

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  12. i think CK are good everyday perfumes... nothing to fall in love with but great for work etc :D

    www.missmathful.blogspot.com

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  13. Have you tried Tresor Midnight Rose yet??? I'd love to know your thoughts!

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