Calvin Klein ck one Perfume

Calvin Klein ck one - eau de toilette for women and men

ck one by Calvin Klein - "CK ONE is the original 'shared' fragrance that inspires the confidence to be yourself and connect with others."

Perfume House   Calvin Klein
Introduced 1994
Tagline We Are One
Scent Classification Fresh Citrus
Perfumer Alberto Morilla and Harry Fremont
Fragrance Notes Top - Bergamot, cardamom, freesia
Heart - Violet, rose, green tea accord
Base - Musks, amber, oakmoss
Package Designer Fabien Baron
Print/TV Campaign Photographer - Steven Meisel (1994)
Available Products Calvin Klein ck one - Eau de Toilette 1.7oz ($40), 3.4oz ($50), 6.7oz ($65)
Calvin Klein ck one - Skin Moisturizer 9.5oz
Calvin Klein ck one - Body Wash 9.5oz
Calvin Klein ck one - Deodorant Stick 2.6oz

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The Scent
Top notes: clean and refreshing combination of bergamot, cardamom, and freesia.
Heart notes: aromatic harmony of violet, rose and a green tea accord.
Base notes: sensual combination of musks, amber and oakmoss.
Source: (Oct. 2011)

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Purity. Unity. Sensuality. The revolutionary first ck fragrance is designed for men and women to share. Clean and contemporary with a refreshing green tea signature throughout, it is intended to be used lavishly.
top notes: bergamot, cardamom, pineapple, papaya
mid notes: jasmine, violet, rose, nutmeg
base notes: musk, amber
Source: (Oct. 2011)

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Perfume Editorials

Calvin Klein ck one Perfume editorial Allure
Allure - February 2020
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Art of Glass - Behind fragrance's most iconic bottles.

"Sometimes we have to design the bottle even before the fragrance has been made," says Fabien Baron, the legendary designer, photographer, and filmmaker behind some of the most successful fragrance launches in history, including Calvin Klein CK One. "The designers are actually inspiring the perfumers and giving them ideas."

Learn more about Perfume Bottle Art

(Schaffner, Liana. "Art of Glass." Allure Feb. 2020: 80-85)

Calvin Klein ck one Perfume editorial Allure Going Rogue
Allure - March 2017
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The Fragrance Pro - Going Rogue
The most celebrated fragrances often inspire nostalgia. But perfumers themselves travel in a very different direction: They forge ahead, coaxing fresh ideas out of classic techniques. ... It's a recipe that transcends scent. Risk takers may fail on occasion, but the moments they succeed are the ones that make the world spin.

Jean Claude Ellena
In the early 1990s, Ellena combined two synthetic materials that recalled the aroma of green tea. Bulgari commissioned a perfume out of the scent, intending it just as a gift for clients. The result, Eau Parfumée au Thé Vert, was so well received that the brand started selling it. With green tea, citrus, and a smoky wood accord, it had a broad, indefinable appeal. It even provided the blueprint for CK One, the first successful unisex fragrance.

Rogue Perfumers:

(Kurkdjian, F. "The Fragrance Pro: Going Rogue." Allure Mar. 2017: 82)

Calvin Klein ck one Perfume editorial Cosmo Gift Guide
Cosmopolitan - December 2016
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Cosmo's Ultimate Gift Guide
Find the perfect present for all your faves... and treat yourself to a little somethin' too.

For the Throwback Queen
Ride the '90s nostalgia wave with neon graphics, familiar TV faces, and retro electronics upgraded for now.
FRAGRANCE, Calvin Klein CK One Eau de Toilette Spray, $58,

For the Free Spirit
Make every day feel like a music festival with far-out florals, earthy accents, and boho threads.
PERFUME, Aroma M, $60,

For the Girly Girl
Deliver the world in rosé with pink-and-gold everything, spa-time essentials, and soft and fuzzy accents.
BODY CREAM, Clinique Happy Gelato Cream for Body, $35,

For the Guy in Your Life
Let him be him, only better, with new polished kicks and pj's, plus gadgets so good, you'll both use 'em.
FRAGRANCE, Gucci Guilty Platinum Edition Pour Homme Eau de Toilette, $88, Macy's

(Connor L. Katie, Conly, Sarah. "Cosmo's Ultimate Gift Guide." Cosmopolitan Dec. 2016: 51-66)

Calvin Klein ck one Perfume editorial Marie Claire Inspiration Board
Marie Claire - March 2016
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Fragrance Files - GENDER FLUID
Who's the say what a woman or man should smell like? The coolest new scents occupy neutral territory.

Why do men and women pefer different fragrances? ... By the time the commercial fragrance industry exploded, post-World War II, gender distinctions were in place... Then, in the '90s, fashion enjoyed an androgynous moment, thanks in part to the rise of grunge music (think Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love's almost identical haircuts and outfits.) To capitalize on the trend, executives at Calvin Klein tasked fragrance developer Ann Gottlieb with creating a unisex scent. "I'd love to tell you we had a plan and everything was deliberate, but it really wasn't," says Gottlieb with a laugh, as she reminisces about the ck one project. "Most of the perfumers we approached came up with men's colognes that were just slightly less masculine." After a lot of trial and error, she and her team realized they needed citrus and settled on the now famous bergamot-and-pineapple-tinged blend developed by fragrance house Firmenich.

Sprays That Go Both Ways

(Goldstein, J. "Beauty: Fragrance Files - Gender Fluid." Marie Claire Mar. 2016: 220-221)

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Allure Magazine - April 2013
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Fragrance News - Dollars & Scents -- Don't judge a book by its cover -- or a perfume by its bottle. Fragrance experts single out the best scents under $60 (and explain why "smelling like cheap perfume" isn't the insult it used to be).

Calvin Klein CK One, $42 -- This unisex citrus-herbal blend was an enormous hit in the '90s. Today, insiders praise it as "incredible," says [scent-designer Dawn] Goldworm. "And the perfumers who worked on it, Harry Fremont and Alberto Morillas, are still some of the best in the industry. So many people try to rip off CK One in laundry detergents and niche fragrances." The scent introduced a new kind of citrus note to Americans, says [perfumers Francis] Kurkdjian. "Prior to CK One, you'd find citrus notes mostly in a cologne, like Acqua di Parma Colonia or Guerlain Eau de Cologne. CK One set up a pattern of fragrances being sexy and fresh, and before that you couldn't imagine those qualities being together.

(Guarnieri, Anne-Marie. "Fragrance News." Allure Apr. 2013: 194-200)

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Marie Claire - Sept. 2012
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Worldly Scents
Intrepid fragrance explorer Courtney Dunlop uncovers informs history of how culture informs what smells good to us. ... Americans, known for our insatiable appetites and all for knocking one over the head with an olfactory hammer, love gourmand notes like vanilla and sweet, fruity notes like strawberry. And although fresh, "clean" scents are also typically American (Calvin Klein CK One started a revolution when it was launched in 1994), the most popular fragrances in the U.S. have traditionally been feminine florals such as Ralph Lauren Romance and Lancome Tresor. This is no doubt left over from our shared history with the British, who are known for, and still enjoy, English-garden floral notes of rose, lily of the valley, and violet. (Consider Penhaligon's classic Bluebell.)

(Dunlop, Courtney. "Wordly Scents." Marie Claire Sept. 2012: 346-348)

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Allure - Oct. 2011
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These are the lightest, sportiest splashes, designed to smell like lemon slices (the citrus group), fresh herbs and mowed grass (the green group), or the ocean (the marine group).

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The citrus-and-green -tea scent that put clean-cut unisex fragrance on the map in the '90s.

(Van Gelder, Lindsy. "All in the Family." Allure Oct. 2011: 263)

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