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Calvin by Calvin Klein is a Woody Floral Musk fragrance for men. Calvin was launched in 1981. Top notes are chamomile, mandarin orange, neroli, bergamot and lemon; middle notes are orange blossom, cinnamon, tarragon, lemon verbena and geranium; base notes are sandalwood, patchouli, musk and vetiver.

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Top Notes
Chamomile Mandarin Orange Neroli Bergamot Lemon

Middle Notes
Orange Blossom Cinnamon Tarragon Lemon Verbena Geranium

Base Notes
Sandalwood Patchouli Musk Vetiver

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Calvin Fragrance Reviews

SolangeN
SolangeN

Sexiest. Men's. Ever.

Apr
08
2014
scentury
scentury

Oh, yes! This reminds me of Santos de Cartier.

Mar
26
2014
scentury
scentury

This is classic Calvin Klein at the height of his olfactory powers. Too bad the house is now a joke in terms of fragrance. This scent reminds me of another classic by Cartier. Now if I could only remember the fragrance...

Mar
26
2014
Troy Perkins
Troy Perkins

I managed to buy an un-opened 100ml bottle of this from e-bay recently for £25 which I was happy with as I understand it's been discontinued. The box and bottle are very nice - only issue is that as the bottle is dark black it's tricky to see how much is left unless you hold it up to the light. The scent is pretty old-school. The opening notes reminded me a lot of the classic Ralph Lauren Polo (Green) that Slick Rick mentioned wearing in his "Ladi-Dadi" track. It's also very similar to Colonia Essenzia by Acqua Di Parma. It's basically a very nice mixture of florals with bergamot, spices, wood and vanilla. It's very fresh initially with great projection. I put three sprays on my neck before I went to work and it was still going strong by the afternoon. It has a powdery dry down which I was still aware of nine hours after applying. The fact that Calvin was launched in 1981 means it is slightly dated but don't let that trick you into thinking it's an old man's scent - it's not. It would be suitable for anyone from early 20's up to their 60's. It's pretty classy and exudes confidence. Calvin is a fragrance of it's era but not one that should be forgotten. I'd put this right up there with Obsession and Contradiction as the top men's fragrances from the CK stable.

Oct
26
2013
Bigsly
Bigsly

From the reviews, I thought this would be very powerful. For example, yesterday I tried Paul Sebastian's V.S.O.P., which is incredibly powerful. Calvin is the other side of the 80s, I guess. This one is a nicely blended and balanced fougere (why lavender or fern isn't listed among the notes is an interesting question and suggests different formulations). Clearly, there is a strong orange element to it. It also must have amber because the sweetness and soft/syrupy qualities are obvious. It's very nice, but rather mild and understated, especially for the times. My bottle says Cologne Spray, which seems to mean it is the original formulation (that's what the person I got it from said too). The one pictured at the top of this page has a box with the estimate symbol ("e"), which means it is from the early to mid 1990s (or later), from what I understand, so keep that in mind. This is more for the aficionado these days, as most young guys would probably say they have something similar but stronger. You need to understand the subtleties involved to appreciate this one. That said, I have a feeling this one will make its way to my swap list, because I'm not sure it has enough of a "wow factor" for me, relative to some other scents that are at least somewhat similar, and the base notes are light. Don't expect strong sandalwood, vetiver, or patchouli. Go for Vetiver de Puig if you want a scent with a strong sandalwood/vetiver base, though the lavender there is not accompanied by coumarin.

Jan
03
2013
ericrico
ericrico

I feel the sheer warmth, brilliance and genuine taste in Calvin. 1981 - over 30 years ago, before the mass-marketed stuff came. Some of those became what I "grew-up" with and this brilliant bottle was unknown to me for many years. What a beautiful revelation!!! I concur with the wonderful reviews here - ObsessionForMen, Krmarich, and avonman. I adore the composition. Although, I get a chypre-vibe as well, this is a brilliant, masculine and warm Woody Floral Musk/Chypre composition that incorporates gorgeous florals (including the key note of chamomile) and herbs combined with brilliant use of green and damp patchouli and vetiver (just slightly dirty). There is no composition like it. It uses musk (mostly clean) to radiate the aroma. What is amazing is just how long (and strong) the integrated florals and herbs emanate from this scent! It has a slightly soapy vibe - not a bar of French-milled soap, but the actual lather it creates. A gorgeous, "sudsy" feel that makes one wonder just how this was done. The sandalwood is creamy giving a base with the vetiver and musk that oozes class and a very suave feeling. As comforting as it is, Calvin is also a very serious scent that could be worn by a CEO.

I don't know where the world of fragrance would be without the house of Calvin Klein and what followed...but, I do know (after getting this 100ml Original Vintage bottle) just HOW good Calvin was in its earliest days. If you like classic chypres, fougeres and masculine florals with an aire of sophistication, you must try this magnificent juice.

I will not give a numerical score to something of such brilliance and historical value. But, I will leave it with this - I adore it. Classic and the epitome of beauty in male fragrance. Put this on at a dinner party and have every guest try to figure out the "house" this came from...no one would ever guess Calvin Klein, unless they were lucky enough to have experienced it.

Jun
12
2012
krmarich
krmarich

I remember wearing Calvin in 1985. It was the best thing CK ever created for a man. It complimented my CK jeans and t-shirt. I felt like I was at the hight of American fashion.

The original formula was last seen in 1995 still in tact. I would now refer to it as a woody chypre. Then it was just perfect. Herbal, spicy, woody and very clean. The blue bottle matched the contents. It was the perfect male counterpart for the ladies red bottle. No endless, mindless flankers were required. They stood just fine in any season.

Then along came Obsession, Eternity and all of those other mass produced "bug sprays". The name CK has become something less. Do they even make jeans anymore? It is now a great memory from an age of innocence in America...

Feb
26
2012
avonman
avonman

I have worn this fragrance since it was first launched in 1981,I was 13 then and it was my very first designer cologne,Calvin is Clean,Gentlemanly,Sexy and Exudes Confidence,I Loved it Then and I Love it Now,and as a fragrance lover I have many scents but this remains My All Time Classic Favorite!,whenever I wear this it brings back memories and puts me in such a great mood!Such a shame that it's discontinued and hard to find.I higly recommend it!!

Dec
30
2011
Rob in VanCity
Rob in VanCity

Very nice scent. Old school from the 80s, and smell like something a power stock broker or executive would wear. Has a a very mature strong scent!! Not really for young people under 40.

Dec
29
2011
retat50
retat50

And if u cant find it whats the best substitute?

Dec
12
2011
retat50
retat50

Where can u find it? Been dating again and all the women love it!

Dec
12
2011
dmdipentino@verizon.net
dmdipentino@verizon.net

The original "Calvin" was probably one of the best colognes ever made for it's time. very unique!
Warm, but fresh, clean, but.., different.
Many, many compliments!
It was made very well.
shame it's so hard to find it any longer.

Aug
16
2011
julia hird
julia hird

my daddy has this one my mommy loves it my daddy loves it i love it so my family LOVES IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jun
30
2011
mancheu
mancheu

can i have this one, where i have to buy it

May
14
2011
bLV
bLV

A few years ago, a discount drugstore had six bottles on a glass shelf. I bought all six with the thought of hoarding it all for myself (I'm a gal). Unfortunately, I had to move far away and ended up giving the whole lot to my brother. I would gladly follow any man who is wearing this cologne as far as I am permitted to go without causing offense. Calvin makes me swoon! Please bring it back!

Sep
26
2010
guest_Best of Calvin
guest_Best of Calvin

It was truly the best cologne they ever came out with. Increasingly difficult to find nowadays.

Jul
29
2010
RobbieX
RobbieX

Yum - very nice indeed, it's a lot like Tuscany. Woody floral musk is a perfect description and lasts a while too! - Its a bit retro - but it's excellent - one of the very best CK's ever produced.

Mar
08
2010
ObsessionForMen
ObsessionForMen

Ummm...manly and sexy. I've worn this since it's inception and was bummed when it was discontinued. It had a second incarnation for a brief time and I bought up all I could find. Very '80's but still wearable today. Of course, it's best after it has worn for an hour or so. Do not pass this one up if you see it. It is like no other. Calvin did it right back then.

Nov
24
2009
Master Scents
Master Scents

agree with asfa, nothing special, probably the worst CK out there, or at least one of the worst. I bought a mini, and it's still just sitting there, collecting dust.

Feb
26
2009

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