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Downtown Calvin Klein for women

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Calvin Klein is launching a new fragrance for women, Downtown, which arrives in select stores in Summer 2013 and in the USA in September. President of Coty Prestige Jean Mortier said the following on the occasion of launching the new perfume: "Calvin Klein is our largest perfume business and is very important for us. Our goal is to create another fragrance for women in strategic way and to make it as popular as Euphoria or even more popular than it."

Downtown aims at a younger population which prefers sweet fragrances. The perfume is constructed as floral-woody and it was created by perfumer Ann Gottlieb of Givaudan. The composition opens in a foamy and dashy way, with notes of Italian lemon, bergamot, Tunisian neroli, green pear and aquatic plum. The heart incorporates gentle gardenia petals combined with pink pepper and violet leaves on a base of cedar from Texas, incense, vetiver and velvety musk Downtown arrives in four sizes of flacons and will be available as EDP. Besides the perfume, the collection also includes body lotion, body bath, body mist–body fragrance.

Actress Rooney Mara was selected as face of the campaign, which will include TV clips directed by David Fincher and a photo campaign photographed by Jean-Baptiste Mondino. The nose behind this fragrance is Caroline Sabas.

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Top Notes
Italian Lemon Bergamot Tunisian Neroli Pear Plum

Middle Notes
Pink Pepper Gardenia Violet Leaf

Base Notes
Texas Cedar Incense Vetiver Musk

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Downtown Fragrance Reviews

bsuarez
bsuarez

I am kinda obsessed with this perfume. Its like i can't get enough of it. I had many perfums in the past but I never loved as much as I love Downtown. Absolutely its my favorite! It smells fresh.

Nov
18
2014
gabri
gabri

I didn't like it at all.It has no personality , totally anonymous.

Oct
29
2014
JaclynS
JaclynS

I tried a sample spray of this on my wrists and elbows it smelled pretty flowery at first but after a couple hours turns into straight powder on me. It is nice, nothing spectacular though.

Oct
26
2014
rox2929
rox2929

I just bought today and spray a lot. It has 6 hours and I still can smell the fragrance on me. Is a safe bet as other's said but also smells clean and wonderful. I like it fairly.

Oct
16
2014
Jasmindee
Jasmindee

So, I bought a 50ml bottle of this perfume as a gift for a relative.(Obviously had to test it myself!)

It's soft, innofensive, and linear. It's classy, it's sophisticated. It made me think of VB's 'Intamately' perfume. The name doesn't suit, because I can't think of anyone who would wear this "clubbing" per say.

I wouldn't buy for myself, though my 51 year old mother loved it.

My own opinion, as fruity floral lover, it's that a little too sheer for my liking. I think it's the gardenia. My skin reacts HORRIBLY to anything with gardenia in, so any perfume that features that note autmatically turns into an "old lady" scent.

I'd give it a 6/10. It's very pretty and pleasant, but I would not buy a bottle for myself.

Oct
13
2014
Klinz
Klinz

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Longevity : 1/10
Sillage : 5/10
Scent : 7/10

Oct
10
2014
chester
chester

Powdery weird floral? I liked this when I first bought it but I moved on quickly. I think the marketing sucked me in. I like it, but every time I smell it I just want to wear something else instead. It isn't floral or fresh or citrus or anything at all. Maybe it's 'aquatic' because I'm not really familiar with that category. And the lid is stupid because it's open at the top. Really though, I don't hate it but I also never wear it.

Sep
27
2014
hohohosan
hohohosan

Well the bottle attracts my attention, but Downtown smells like fruit.I mean really just like fruit.Especially pear. No spice,no flowers.I tried it 2 different times and the answer is still no.It is not a successful fragrance,sorry.

Sep
24
2014
lipglossandabackpack
lipglossandabackpack

Pretty much the exact opposite of "downtown" in my opinion. "Country Club" might have been a more appropriate name. "Nursing Home", if you're being a bit snarky. It's soft, sweet and safe. It's certainly inoffensive, especially due to its low sillage and minimal longevity, and would not be out of place at church on Sunday morning, or when you go to visit granny in the care home (she'll love the prominent gardenia, if it's still there by the time you arrive). Wear this one when you want to wear a scent, but don't want to make a lasting impression.

Sep
17
2014
LeVitrail
LeVitrail

I have to agree with other reviewers who said this perfume's longevity is poor. Knowing this fact,I sprayed a lot on my neck,hair and decollete before going out and after 3,5 hours the scent was not traceable anymore.
Anyhow,people who are sensitive to stronger perfumes may fancy Downtown for its softness.
It is not a special occasion fragrance,not something you will remember in a few years,but it is a bit edgy & feminine at the same time. Its warm notes always make me think of autumn,while on my skin,I don't really smell any obvious citrusy notes,which I think,is a good thing.

Aug
24
2014
arrokaj
arrokaj

i got it yesterday on a good price. it's sweet but i have to spray a lot cause it seems it has poor longevity.

Jul
15
2014
Kanz Oman
Kanz Oman

Citrus & white floral !! I don't think so ! this is Sweet SPICY Vanilla. 2 perfumes came in my mind the moment I tried this, D&G femme intense (sweet vanilla & marshmallow)& Gucci rush ( sweet, creamy yet spicy). I find this not bad at all.

Jun
22
2014
Beccaru
Beccaru

Generic. That's the only word I can come up with. Big disappointment but also just what I'd expect from Calvin Klein these days (sorry, but its sometimes hard to believe they gave us Eternity and CkOne) Something I'd buy for a relative as a safe bet at Christmas (if it was on offer which it seems to have been since the day it was launched!) It's not horrible it's just boring, I'm not surprised to see that it has been discontinued.

May
26
2014
brenda.arellano001
brenda.arellano001

This perfume is great and not as soft as I had thought based on the reviews. Not sure if it has been reformulated since it recently debuted, however, it stays put on me for the day. I absolutely love it and glad I took the chance and snatched it up.

May
02
2014
Blondine28
Blondine28

Absolutely nothing special. Sweet and thats it. Fail.

May
02
2014
pinopino
pinopino

Close to miami glow from j.lo, but miami glow is way better! !!

May
01
2014
perfumeaddiction
perfumeaddiction

I really love the scent of this perfume. It's strikingly familiar to Brooks Brothers Madison which I also have. I agree with the others the lasting power is not so good but great to spray literally all over without the worry of over doing it. I do wish that they would have made this much stronger but I got it for a great price and will enjoy the entire bottle unlike some I have that sit half full for a year. So at least this will all be put to good use.

Apr
05
2014
ScarlettX
ScarlettX

The sillage and longevity are poor. The perfume is very soft and light. I can't believe, it's supposed to be eau de parfum.
Top notes were nice, but it's way too musky at the drydown.
I think this one is not the product of quality.

Apr
05
2014
ladymillion123456789
ladymillion123456789

Why is everyone saying that their going to get rid of downtown i mean their obviously not its still pretty much available everywhere and they even have it on the official Calvin Klein fragrance site and the fragrance has only been on the market for about 7 months surely their not going to spend that much money creating the fragrance and for advertising than just take it off the market after a very short period .

Apr
03
2014
peachypixie
peachypixie

I agree with what others have said - the longevity and projection are very tame. It is simply not worth the price because it fades into nothing within an hour or so... I have a deluxe mini bottle that I got free with purchase, and although I "love" the initial scent, over all it's fairly disappointing (not the smell, but the sillage)

Apr
01
2014
pantorini
pantorini

This should be called "Suburbs", not Downtown -- rather than being edgy and hip, this perfume is soft, tame, pleasant.

Apr
01
2014
Anja_Karenina
Anja_Karenina

@Maine_girl. Thank you for responding. I'm still on the fence on this one...I might get it if I find it at TJMaxx/Winners for a reasonable price.

Mar
29
2014
Maine_girl
Maine_girl

@Anja_Karenina - A SA at Macy's told me a few days ago. I was at two different Macy's this past week and neither store had it available. She said it didn't do well. It's disappointing because I love it!

Mar
27
2014
Anja_Karenina
Anja_Karenina

@ Maine_Girl or anyone who knows the answer: how can thus be discontinued when it has just been released? Can you provide the source!:(

Mar
27
2014
Maine_girl
Maine_girl

Honestly, I'm surprised at all of the bad reviews. I really like this! On my skin, I get an unusual combination of sweetness and musky incense. It sits close to the skin, lasts for 5-6 hours. My husband compliments me every time I wear it. I don't find it generic at all - I haven't smelled anything like it. It's great for work, but I think it has a touch of sexiness as well. I'm sad this is being discontinued!

Mar
25
2014
sofia.torre
sofia.torre

For me this is so mouth watering, but only at first sniff, it´s so sweet, but nothing sickening, lovely and delicate! i felt so heartbroken when i tried to smell it after half an hour and i could smell anything!!!!

Mar
20
2014
hanson26
hanson26

Does anyone else get some sort of strange plastic note? I don't know, there's something about this that's really off-putting, at least with my skin chemistry. It's like a pleasant fruity-floral gone bad. This basically seals the deal that gardenia doesn't mix well with my chemistry.

Mar
16
2014
Lillitth
Lillitth

This perfume is lovely. My very first reaction at first spray was, "oh! that's nice! very refreshing!". It's a bright youthful citrus start that dries down very quickly and vanishes. I do wish the citrus lasted just a little longer but it's followed by a soft floral that made me feel like this would be a good perfume for a young sophisticated girl to wear to the office or during the day. It's pretty and young without feeling childish and has a quiet confidence. After an hour or so, I started getting lots of gardenia, pleasant, but not overwhelming - which gardenia can be if it's too strong. Two hours in there's still a soft sweet floral clinging to my skin. This is a pretty perfume that I would wear during the day running errands and such if I had samples but it's unlikely I would buy a bottle of it. It's lovely but not my style. The finish is a little too sweet for me.

Mar
14
2014
Frayja
Frayja

So beautiful perfume,so 5 minutes alive,so gone....!!!!

Mar
06
2014
KVM
KVM

this starts of with the fruity notes which for me don't last very long, it quickly dries down to a smokey woody incense scent , very light, inoffensive and different to any fragrance i've tried before, the bottle is simple but pretty, i like it.

Mar
06
2014
yettb
yettb

this is nice - like a weak version of guess by marciano it is very wearable couldn't possibly be offensive to anyone sweet and youthful but not screechy

Mar
05
2014
EllyBabeGold
EllyBabeGold

CALVIN KLEIN WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU!!! ???????

COULD BE A PERFECT FRAGRANCE IF IT HAD ANY LONGEVITY AND PROJECTION!!!!!!!!!!

WHY??????

Mar
02
2014
zzMaja
zzMaja

Oh - this is heavenly, soft, sophisticated. The wood scents come through nicely as well as the neroli. Easy to wear daytime scent and also nice for spring and summer. I was outdoors today with my down vest, raincoat, and hat and I could still smell it wafting through the crisp winter air so it appears to work well in winter also. I used to live in Texas and I remember that smell of Texas Cedar - love it! I am pretty sure I am getting a softness and almost powdery dry down from the pink pepper and Gardenia. I MIGHT ADD - GREAT FOR DANCING CHEEK-TO-CHEEK !

Feb
24
2014
CaledonianChic77
CaledonianChic77

Tried Downtown today & well for me i could really smell the pink pepper notes so first impression was it was a little spicy & warm. Actually the pink pepper notes brought me in mind of Avon's Aromadisiac from a few years back. I am so pleased the scent soon settled into a nice, light sweet, powdery fragrance with the gardenia & pear. Downtown ended up fresh and clean plus the incense and woody notes give it a base and depth. I had read a few reviews that the staying power is pretty week, well i have to disagree as i sprayed on both wrists and 8 hours ago i can still smell it. This is a lovely soft everyday scent very nice indeed & nice to be worn during the day and maybe even a night on the town.

Feb
19
2014
thang92
thang92

I just got this fragrance recently. I live in the UK and there's a gift set on sale for £23 which is quite cheap for a quality fragrance at beauty base. I absolutely LOVE this perfume!!! This is my 'first' perfume in terms of me actually buying one so I was very picky in choosing one. I went into the store with a relatively open mind knowing that I liked scents which were light and a little on the fruity side since I don't like too much floral or too much musk. I tested a lot of perfumes but this one really grabbed my attention in a subtle way. A lot of perfumes on the market now seem to have 'distinctive' scents but this one is not very distinctive, it's really soft and pleasant perfect for any time of the year.

From this perfume I initially get the blast of fruity notes of lemon, bergamot, pear and plum. I find this sweet and nice it definitely awakens my senses in the morning when I spray it that's for sure. On my skin during the dry down I get a lot of incense and musk which mixes with the fruitiness and it's quite sensual I enjoy it a lot. The only gripe I have is that it is a 'skin scent' it stays close to the skin and does not have great projection at all and unfortunately it does not last very long probably maximum of 6 hours or so for me. That's okay though considering it's really inoffensive and inexpensive. I can spray 2-3 times or more and not worry about the scent being overpowering because it's definitely not, so for those of you looking for a daytime suitable scent in any environment this one is for you!

I would even go as far as to say to blind buy it if you can't test it because it's so inoffensive and 'safe' I think, have a whiff hopefully you will love it as much as I do!!! :D

Feb
04
2014
beauty_girl
beauty_girl

Reminds me a lot of Miami Glow From Jennifer Lopez. I dont know haow, but it does. Dont like it.

Jan
26
2014
Lali_7
Lali_7

All I can smell is some woody incense scent... not too nice :/

Jan
03
2014
Luthien999
Luthien999

I like this scent a lot. Lovely and a bit elegant. Daytime wear. It calms me down when I am in a bad mood. Calvin Klein is a good brand.

Jan
02
2014
winterkinder
winterkinder

It's a light, warm and sweet fragrance. It seems to not last long but I find myself still smelling it on my skin after long hours. The end notes are very subtle and feminine, even a bit luxurious i might say. I like it :)

Dec
27
2013
maźka1984
maźka1984

The first puff on my wrist and I felt a strong smell of sweets only . I thought - nothing special. But after a while - as already smell on the skin will work = magic begins .
Beautiful flowers- but not straight from the florist , mainly dominated by gardenia and violets with pink icing . Oh yes the smell is definitely pink , but at the same time very feminine , somehow I do not associate me with a Barbie doll and little girls . Rather romantic with a woman in dress and sandals. The smell is very ethereal , spring-summer , fits into the urban lifestyle. For me it is an unusual and charming , just a pleasant for longer . I test it again now and I am always delighted. It has a certain something that makes I can not break the nose of the wrist. My man also really like and promised me bottle . Downtown is different and - I am not able to compare this to any other known to me the smell . Something beautiful.
Bottle minimalist but I like it.
Persistence many hours .

Dec
26
2013
missmaggiebeth
missmaggiebeth

This is a fresh sweet floral that sits close to the skin. It is highly innoffensive and would be perfect for the office or an interview or to be around allergy sufferers. There's a little citrus at the opening then it turns sweet for a moment before developing into a sweet soft floral. Maybe most like tommy girl it is slightly aquatic.

Dec
18
2013
Perfumedsecrets
Perfumedsecrets

I haven't paid attention to CK perfumes since Euphoria, but this is nice. It's not harsh and too clean or sweet. I get a soft floral with a background of woods. Much like mixing a warm men's cologne with your perfume. I wouldn't have noticed it at all if Sephora hadn't thrown in an extra sample with my order.

Dec
15
2013
katuliena
katuliena

it is pleasant scent to me. Like it.

Dec
12
2013
peachypixie
peachypixie

Maybe it's because a French blogger raved about this scent, but wearing this perfume makes me feel like I'm in Paris. It's playful yet has that classic feel of Calvin Klein. It smells woodsy yet the incense and lemon notes gives a city girl type of feeling.

Dec
11
2013
StellaXYH
StellaXYH

There might be a hint of citrus at the opening of Calvin Klein Downtown. But overall it's a vague, milky fluffy blend of gardenia and pear to my nose, and it stays quite so until the end. Towards the end, when the floral aspect becomes less distinct, it kind of reminds me of berry vanilla combination of CK One Shock, but a bit smoother and less cloying.

The sillage is soft and the longevity is around 9 hours. It's a sweet, pleasant and inoffensive scent that could do well as an everyday fragrance or a safe gift for those who aren't that into perfumes. But I don't think I would particularly recommend it.

Dec
07
2013
chrissyc15
chrissyc15

I tried this out in the store and rather thought I liked it enough to buy a small travel size bottle. It began with a very sweet citrus smell, but the longer it was on my skin the stronger the florally gardenia and musk came into play. So much so that it ended up giving me a headache and had to be washed off. When I got home and my husband smelled it he said it smelled "to old" for me. I'm 27. I was very disappointed.

Dec
07
2013
Lumira
Lumira

I use this perfume when I want to smell pretty, elegant and casual. It does not really stand out, but is a nice touch to overall visage. It does not bother anyone,and although woody/sweet, it is not a headache maker. However, it is not as unique as some of my favourites.

What I smell on my skin is a lot different than on the paper strip. I cannot detect citrus at all - Downtown is not a fresh splash scent for me. But somewhere from below there has something bergamot-y in it when you overcome the first and quite intensive powdery musky feeling. For me - powdery, woody, sweet (but not heavy) with a slight citrusy and floral touch in the background which is more detectable as the time passes. I actually really like it, it comes out as a nice calming fragrance.

Dec
06
2013
SorceressOfTheDark
SorceressOfTheDark

My immediate sense was one of pleasure. This is a scent that hugs you and just makes you feel comfortable. Unfortunately, it's similar to many others on the market today. Is it the pear or the plum again that makes it another common scent that's flooding today's market? Come the dry down, the pepper mixes in delicately to make this a soft fragrance perfect for any age, wearable to the office and perfect for day wear. It's a good relaxing perfume, one to go to sleep with, to spritz your pillows and dream. There's a fruity composition to Downtown and it makes the name a misnomer for some who might have been expecting something else to live up to this name. But, people should learn the name and the face that pushes the fragrance shouldn't matter about what's truly in the bottle. What is important is how a perfume reacts with your chemistry. If it makes you feel good, then it works. Downtown works as another fruity blend of 2013, adding the pepper with a dose of musk. If you don't already own this type of fragrance, certainly give it a trial run. If you do, sample it and see if it's one you'd like to add to your stock. Nothing special, nothing to write home about, nothing to remembered by. Just something comfortable, like an old favorite sweatshirt. Regardless, another one chalked up to the perfume annals of Calvin Klein.

Nov
30
2013
Paulina Ostrowska
Paulina Ostrowska

FIRST IMPRESSION

As some of the reviews said, this may not be anybodys signature perfume, but it is a perfekt busy day perfume for busy women who want to smell nice and not overwhelming in work, while driving children to school and at luch ect. It sill is pretty and the musk makes it quite sensual but the pear and lemon create some freshness about it. I guess what I'm trying to say here it's a universal perfume, and I quite like it, and that'sa big deal cause I normally don't like any perfume without Jasmine in it :)

UPDATE

Sadly after a couple of hours neither the sillagde nor the smell itself passed the test. Somehow all I can smell now is the pear, but not the fresh pear, more like a fermented pear. I can swear something close to vanilla also. All the freshnes is long gone so its only sweet and musk now and I dont think someone looking for a hip city type modern perfume, that this is advertised as, would apreciate it.

Nov
26
2013
purrz11
purrz11

I like this. It's simple, pleasant, and easy to wear. I would mostly wear it to work, church or on a picnic. Some daytime event. It is nice and springtimey to me. Very clean. The pear and gardenia are well balanced and the pink pepper and incense add a bit of spice. It's not fussy but sometimes fuss isn't called for.

Nov
20
2013
Eaugirlspirit
Eaugirlspirit

This fragrance is hard to put into words. I tested it tonight at my local Sephora, and concluded that the scent dried down very quickly between the top and bottom notes. It opened, I could smell a little pear and bergamot and lemon, but at the same time it was very musky. Not a true floral. Not fruity-floral the way EL Pleasures Bloom, Versace bright crystal are.. I was expecting more brightness, sharp florals, more citrus. None of that brightness. If this was a color it would be gray fading into dark which creates a musty smell. It dried down to a leather smell, except there is no leather. Kind of reminded me a little of fan di fendi (leather accord) and Vera Wang Lovestruck (musky dry fruit). This is a very dry fragrance with little juiciness from the fruit. I smell almost no floral. It is not a scent I would pay a whole lot of money for, because I don't love it enough to use it. Do not go off of what it smelled like in the magazine strips, but actually test it yourself.

Nov
08
2013
susieqrj
susieqrj

Basically all 2013 perfumes are pear fragrances.... so boring....

Nov
08
2013
Mellyhelly
Mellyhelly

As someone mentioned before Downtosupermarket would be the more suitable name for this one.
Yet another generic fruity/floralish with some incense in the base for good measure.
CK stopped to exist in my life soon after Obsession, with just a short period of Eternity that was new and original, but also aggressive and killed my nerves in 2 months.
On first sniff ALL I could smell was pear, a big big, ripe and annoying PEAR. I'm partial because I hate pear. It kills everything and makes any perfume smell like a joke.
This is just my personal taste, of course, but the opening was not inviting. The rest of the perfume is simply pleasant in a very generic way, it could be put in the safe&inoffensive category, if it ever really existed such a category. It doesn't exist in my book, but it seems that a certain class of perfumes have become so common and acquired that people just don't make a fuss about them.

This is not bad, if you don't mind pear, it's easily wearable, you just dress up in the morning, spray some Downtown (what a name...) and enter the big mechanism of everyday life feeling more or less fit for anything or at least in the stream and not disturbing. Unless you meet a pear-hater on your way, but that's not important based on statistics. Almost everyone wants to smell pear earluy in the morning on a packed train! That "almost" is me. No matter.
Someone will give you compliments, because it actually smells pleasant.
It has a good lasting power, but the price is too high and the bottle looks like those copycats from street vendors.

Nov
08
2013
iggypop
iggypop

I felt like I should review CK's Downtown just to defend it from all the bad reviews. For all the nay-sayers out there keep in mind that every perfume has a time and place, and for Downtown it's the everyday.

To me this perfume epitomizes the modern working woman who wants a perfume that makes her feel confident, modern, maybe even edgy, but can also be appropriate for her busy day-to-day life. The incense and musk in this (which is what remains after the top notes are gone) give it an edge, while being discreet enough to wear to the office, to go pick up your kids from daycare, to come home and cook dinner, and yet sensual enough for when your husband leans in at the end of the night for a kiss.

Many complain about longevity... on me this actually lasts a good 8 hours, but because the sillage is so soft (I can only smell it on my hand) it may appear as if it dissapears quickly.

If you want a perfume that you can wear with confidence no matter where you go, or if you want something more discreet (for those of us who let our personalities do the talking and not our perfumes), then this is for you. If that's not what you're looking for, then move on.

Oct
31
2013
2746cstreet
2746cstreet

I liked it more than I expected to. Frankly, I expected this fragrance to piss me off because lately I've encountered a lot of fragrances with notes I like that smell like... nothing.
Well, Downtown is hardly exciting, but it's not bad. The gardenia is VERY mild, but it smells like gardenia. The fruits aren't overly sweet. It's quite airy because of the violet leaf.
Nothing particularly Downtown about this fragrance, but it's nice and safe and definitely fits right in with the minimalist Calvin Klein concept I grew up with (90's).

Oct
26
2013
sheherazade80
sheherazade80

I smelled it even before it came out on the market as I was in a perfume shop and a representative from Calvin Klein was showing it to the shop assistant, explaining what to tell to future buyers in order to saddle them with this. She gave me a generous spray on my wirst and I rembeber thinking 'how can they possibly have come down with this totally uninspiring, boring and average perfume?'. Nothing to add, as a lover of Euphoria this is a total letdown.

Oct
24
2013
mocou
mocou

CK's Downtown is an inoffensive fruity floral with a pinch of green in it.
This makes a perfect gift, everyone can enjoy it (I dare say, if they are not too much into perfume in general).
It's rather light, and fades quickly.
Perfecty fine to be worn at a business lunch or in school.
There was just no WOW for me.


However on a personal note, I can't help but smile over the fact that everything about this is so perfectly falling in to place, the shallowness of the scent, the uninspired bottle, the plain-jane name, the "bland new star" representing it- I mean (I'm getting a little off-topic here but, campaignwise) look at this, and then take a quick look YSL Manifesto, exciting scent, intriguing name, elegant bottle, and the glamorous (crazy talented) Jessica Chastain?! Well, now actually that would be worth a review.

Oct
18
2013
EmilyTheStrange
EmilyTheStrange

First impression with this one was "HUH??".

1) I don't get most of the notes listed.
2) I agree with everyone saying the hype about this is much ado about nothing.
3) The bottle is just...awkward.
4) This is like every other sweet, generic, boring Floral out there (Modern Muse, I'm looking in your direction, dear).
5) The price tag on this is ridiculous.

Calvin Klein and Estee Lauder...Please, PLEASE, for the sake of us Perfumistas who do appreciate your brand and a lot of your work, JOIN the 21st Century :/ Please?

In a nutshell...this is yet another safe, floral, short lived scent that is absolutely forgettable and like Modern Muse, I'd recommend this to shy women who are uncomfortable with being noticed(genuinely, I don't mean any offense by that as I understand there is a market for it).

This one wasn't worth the wait, Sorry.

Oct
13
2013
JordanWenk
JordanWenk

Decent perfume. I like it. The only thing I don't like is the bottle top. It moves around a lot. I wear this when I'm just going out to the drug store or when I forget to put something on before I leave home I use the rollerball I have. I get multiple compliments throughout the day from customers when I wear it to work. The dry down is much more pleasant and floral which I like (I love strong florals). When I first spray it the fruit is too strong but goes away fast enough. I don't wear it nearly enough for a full sized bottle like I bought. A lot of people get carried away with the reviews. Let's calm down with all the "WORST PERFUME OF 2013!!1!" Talk. It's not that serious! Don't be so negative. People come here for their hobbies or passions and it's a drag. If you don't like it, you just say you don't care for it. Problem solved. All in all, if I ever run out (I don't use it enough to run out anytime soon) I would definitely consider getting it (in a much smaller size) again. It's a fun around the house fragrance.

Oct
13
2013
alien baby
alien baby

Boring, bland and totally uninspiring.
The name makes you think of excitement and fun but what you get is 'trip to the supermarket'.

Oct
12
2013
annabolina
annabolina

Why did you do this? How could you think anyone would be interested? Parfumery is a different thing/k. Mainstream parfumery is dead.

Oct
11
2013
lcommisso
lcommisso

It is a fruity floral with noticeable pink pepper. My husband has a very fussy nose, said "it's not bad"' which is a stamp of approval coming from him. I will admit it isn't super unique, but there's something I like about it nonetheless. I certainly would not consider this the next euphoria. It is an everyday soft fragrance in a boring bottle with a weird cap (there's no top to the cap, not sure what that's all about).

Oct
07
2013
dana.kalnina
dana.kalnina

My first impressions of this fragrance - very soft, delicate and warm. As it develops on my skin over few hours it becomes stronger and warmer. It is a day parfume, very comforting, makes me feel grown up and feminine in a non-defensive and non-offensive way. At the same time I could imagine it wearing in bed. As it is very soft and close to skin it is suitable for work, school, as well as for intimate holiday with your buddy. Only the lucky ones who get close to you enough, can actually smell it. And I like it a lot!

Sep
30
2013
lulu69
lulu69

old, sweet and boring..exatly like the ad. nothing special or remarkable just zzzzzzzzzzzzz. not worth of purchase

Sep
28
2013
Jomoves
Jomoves

Downmarket would be a more appropriate name. This one is a letdown for sure. Imagine a very bland, preditable light fruity floral celebrity-type scent in a bottle that looks like something you'd see on the table of a street vendor. The lasting power is also extremely poor.

Sep
23
2013
Flowercat
Flowercat

The name may be misleading...as many have described, this is not a super-charged urban mixture. It's sweet, soft and gentle, which suits me just fine. I happen to love it, and was delighted with the extra smaller bottles that Boscov's is offering right now. And you need to have a purse size with you, because it's not long lasting, as others have noted, so spray away!
I find this to be fruity but NOT singularly, and not run of the mill. It's not a typical scent in any way...understated but unique. If you appreciate soft, delicate fragrances, I recommend Down Town!

Sep
20
2013
Kittycat63
Kittycat63

Just tried this yesterday in a department store and hadn't heard of it's release before. I just happened to see it, along with some other new perfumes, at the end of some of the perfume shelves, and not because the bottle is particularly eye catching or pretty ... it's really not!

The perfume is just OK ... a fairly bland, generic fruity / floral and I'd have thought it might be a bit more interesting and perhaps sexy. I can't even remember if I sprayed any on my arm (I tested several perfumes, as usual when I'm browsing perfume departments!) but if I did it didn't stand out from the others in any way. I did test it on a Down Town perfume card though and although it's pleasant enough I suppose, there's something about it that I find slightly annoying ... I have no clue what it is but I'm not crazy about it to say the least! Oh, actually (just checking the perfume notes above!) it may be the Tunisian Neroli and the incense ... yuck!

Unlike a couple of other reviewers, it doesn't remind me at all of Champs Elysees or CK One Shock, which are both much nicer perfumes in my opinion. Champs Elysees is much more classy, elegant and expensive smelling and CK One Shock is much more gourmand, sassy and likeable. What Down Town does remind me of though is some of the Paris Hilton perfumes ... generic, fruity perfumes that smell kind of cheap, like fruity body sprays!

As for the commercial for Down Town ... Rooney Mara is an odd choice for such an underwhelming, relatively bland, generic perfume! She's quite edgy and a bit quirky I think and this perfume is neither of those things! I'd have thought someone like Katie Holmes or Reese Witherspoon would be more suitable 'representatives' for a perfume like this.

Overall, Down Town is just an overpiced, OK'ish perfume in a dull bottle with a designer name plastered on it. I'll definitely give it a miss!

Sep
17
2013
The Swedish girl
The Swedish girl

ANOTHER farty white flower, mixed with something sweet, scent...

Feels like I have smelled this like a thousand times before.

But hey, at least they left out the todays standard patchouli this time!

Sep
16
2013
edge
edge

I love it! What I would like however is fir it to last longer. It is also a bit priceyconsidering its staying power.

Sep
15
2013
Layzie
Layzie

Downtown starts as a sweeter floral with the pear, plum, and neroli. Within minutes, the violet leaf, incense, and musk melange join the party. It is such a pleasant sweet floral fragrance! The lemon and bergamot well add to the freshness of this perfume.

I find Downtown a lovely aura scent, in that it is not made for the nose pressed directly on the skin. When I sniff on the point of spray, there is something odd and bitter underneath that can be described as slightly herby or spicy. This may be from the musk, incense, and peony fruits.

Overall, it is a light, sweet, and pleasant fragrance. It's noticed more easily in the closer range, so when my friend wears it, I take an extended sniff during our hugs. :) Downtown definitely has longevity, however, it is a bit lacking in the projection department.

Sep
13
2013
Soutty123
Soutty123

Dull bottle, dull perfume, just dull, dull, dull.

Sep
12
2013
Annica
Annica

Tested this today. I think it is boring, does not develop much on the skin. It smells synthetic and cheap in my opinion, like plastic doll-head. Disappointed :(

Sep
12
2013
zucchera
zucchera

I really would like to be able to wear Calvin Kleins perfumes, there is no one of them that suites me. When I got a sample of this one I got happy and tought that maybe....maybe will I be able to wear this, but no.

It´s a sweet floral fragrance, the longevity is poor, the smell is nothing exeptional it´s a rather plain scent. When it faded away I could not remember what it was like.

Sep
04
2013
cleo777
cleo777

Well I for one liked it and got the rollerball, as the store doesn't have the regular size bottles yet. I thought it smelled urban and modern, just like the description. Not your usual old-lady floral.

Sep
03
2013
danimcneil
danimcneil

Ugh! Biggest letdown of 2013 for me! I was so excited that this CK release was being compared to Euphoria. Euphoria was unique, strong, quality! Downtown is generic, weak and cheap! Its not gross by any means, its pretty...but its a very watered down, standard fruity floral. This could have been great...so so sad.

Sep
01
2013
CaSentBeau
CaSentBeau

A generic fruity floral in a boring bottle. Forgettable and weak, more like a body mist. Definitely overpriced. I realize that I’m just repeating what many other reviewers have already mentioned. I’m sorry for that, but I just find it hard to describe it since it doesn’t leave an impression on me (either).

Sep
01
2013
mirisfrik
mirisfrik

This one has left no impression on me. Not a good one, not a bad one either. Like I've already forgotten trying it. It is so unremarkable. Such a pitty for Calvin Klein!

Sep
01
2013
demurevelvet
demurevelvet

What a dud! I can't imagine how they went forward with this...there is nothing to it. Drip, drip, drip......

Aug
31
2013
dtchbrd
dtchbrd

I like Downtown. I don't love it.
The opening is a citrus burst, which I am not too keen on, but then comes this cloud of sweetness with a hint of spice. I can't smell plum and pear, I just smell candy floss sweetness with a hint of cracked pepper and incense. This is the part of the fragrance I really quite enjoy. I have to admit that I keep sniffing my wrists, it is kind of addictive. Unfortunately the longevity is pretty weak.

Aug
31
2013
magda14012
magda14012

I expected something edgy, modern and feminine. All I got was a light fruity floral, totally forgetable with no sillage what so ever. The bottle does not appeal to me either. It is just plain. What a letdown

Aug
29
2013
Medi
Medi

Just tryed it on. Smells like 212 VIP. Fine bottle.

Aug
29
2013
BillieNicole
BillieNicole

I really like this, almost love it. I suppose it might be because, for some reason, this incense note is very prominent on my skin, which makes it lovely and spicy as well as fresh, and less dull than some people have said.

Aug
28
2013
Marie76
Marie76

Sweet and femenine, a less classy version of Champs Elysees. Wearable, young, but not edgy, as the name might suggest.

Aug
27
2013
alchemist1976stephanie
alchemist1976stephanie

Smells ok if you like overpriced body spray. I've smelled this scent a number of times in much cheaper forms. Don't waste your money on this when you can get a cheaper version that lasts longer for a couple bucks.

Aug
25
2013
rickyrebarco
rickyrebarco

Very disappointing, generic, synthetic scent. Not offensive, but very little longevity, just a topnote of citrus and deep plum. This smelled very plasticky and synthetic, like it was mixed up in a test tube and some fake smelling chemical stabilizer jumped in and took over the scent profile. The drydown becomes more plummy but softer so that after 3 hours it isn't bad at all, but then it fades so quickly after that it's rather sad.

Aug
24
2013
Jonayla
Jonayla

For me Downtown is first fresh, I can smell lemon easily, also pear`s sweetness comes out. Middle notes gardenia is only one what I smell. Incense is one of my favorite notes and you really can smell that last. Longevity is moderate. It`s nice every day fragrance. Not my favorites, but not bad at all.

Aug
22
2013
DoveGrayismyfavoritecolor
DoveGrayismyfavoritecolor

Poor longevity and no sillage imho. Smells so reminiscent of just about everything else being shoved on girls nowadays that it couldn't be recognized in a blind test. Reminded me of Vera Wang and DKNY's multiple releases that all smell vaguely the same...fruity/floral/spicy and weak.

Aug
21
2013
aurora528
aurora528

this one kind of remind me my grandma's kitchen spices cabenet, I can smell some spicy note there, I could say that this one is less stinky, Obseesion and euphriao, and most Calvin's smell terrible , like old lady. not a fan of his. sorry.

Aug
19
2013
halloween27
halloween27

What a dud of a name! Downtown?! Calvin Klein has great perfume names like Obsession, Eternity and Euphoria, they beautiful and unique. Shame.

Aug
14
2013
asher.jessie
asher.jessie

To me, it smells exactly like Gucci Premiere, just without the leather note....and the leather note was what made it nice, unique, and long lasting.

Tart and citrusy, with a boring white floral profile.

I've seen this way too many times. Better luck next time, Calvin Klein.

Aug
12
2013
antonpan
antonpan

Downtown smells like another one Vera Wang Princess flanker. A semi-sweet milky (or cotton-y) white floral with some fruity nuances. A lighter Princess' version without chocolate with some resemblance to ck One Shock for her. I do like Downtown, but it is too uninnovative to be a Calvin Klein pillar fragrance.

Aug
12
2013
dpenabad
dpenabad

I bought this perfume last week on a whim. I usually try on a fragrance and wear it around, but I instantly liked the smell, and bought it right away. BIG MISTAKE. It literally lasts 10 minutes on my skin. Too bad because it´s such a nice, feminine fragrance. Wish it had more staying power. Maybe it lasts longer on other people, but no matter how much I spray on, even on my clothes, after just a few minutes it completely evaporates.

Aug
03
2013
bushonka
bushonka

Completely disappointment ! It seems that for this one it will be hard to compete with the huge success of the " Euphoria " . It gives you impression for very urban and modern style type of fragrance acording to the name, but it's not. Nothing "downtown" in it. Actually, there is a note that reminds me of a some tropical and exotic kind of fragrance. It's just like kind of tanning oil scent. Totally in opposite direction. And on top of all I can say, there is a masculin drydown at the end.
And very poor longevity and projection.

Jul
29
2013
genny17
genny17

Looking at the notes I expected a bolder, more unique scent, Downtown is a soft scent, floral in a way, I get a soft musky base, but no clues where all the interesting notes went!? no neroli, no italian lemon, no pear, no incense, simply a floral woodsy musk, a hint of fruits in the top notes, vaguely pretty...disapointment here...it smells nice but it is so light really..and Downtown the name indicated something more modern, with a star quality..I dont get it in Downtown at all. Very forgettable.

Jul
24
2013
zeb
zeb

If I didn't watch the commercial film, I would never like to smell this one. The film is amazing, Rooney Mara is the different girl from all the others, not escaping from the rain, happier to see a puppy than going to a gala and she wears downtown. Be different and use Downtown. Great work. And I still don't know anything about the scent :)

Jul
10
2013
Gaylydie
Gaylydie

J'ai été le sentir cet après midi et wouhaa j'adore. Il sent bon ,il est doux,pas entêtant et sur moi il a une bonne durée . Le coup de foudre pour ce parfum ♥.Il me le faut!!!!!

Jul
10
2013
be_alina
be_alina

it's a floral fragrance, it smells nice but nothing special

Jul
06
2013
masoudd
masoudd

Bottle looks amazing! Can't wait to find a girlfriend to buy this for her.

May
24
2013
Chantal
Chantal

Wow, Rooney Mara from the girl with the dragon tattoo? She looks so different! Quite beautiful, actually. Interesting choice for the face of the new calvin klein! And I'm loving the concept here, I'm a huge fan of Gardenia, it's my favourite note. I feel it's about time Calvin Klein introduced something new, not another summer flanker of one of the oldies. This is great!

May
17
2013

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