12 Best Calvin Klein Perfumes For Women

Famed for a minimalist style, Calvin Klein is one of the most iconic luxury fragrance and clothing brands in the world today. The best Calvin Klein perfumes for women are elegantly feminine and fresh with a retro 1990s vibe.

Starting life as a fashion house, Calvin Klein opened its doors in the 1960s and named after its founder, American designer Calvin Richard Klein. Launching the trend for designer jeans defined the brand in the 1970s, but Calvin Klein arguably became a household name when it moved into underwear and fragrance.

It was the release of Calvin Klein Obsession in 1985 that changed everything. The brand dominated the perfume market throughout the mid-1980s and 1990s, fueling the demand for male, female and unisex fragrances that were both modern and fresh.

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12 Best Calvin Klein Perfumes For Women

From classics such as Obsession and Eternity to the latest releases, we review the 12 best Calvin Klein perfumes for women that deserve your attention.

1. Euphoria Eau de Parfum

Euphoria Eau de Parfum

Review

Mixed by Dominique Ropion, Carlos Benaim, and Loc Dong, Euphoria was launched in 2005 and has become one of Calvin Klein’s most iconic pillar fragrances. Luminous, enchanting, and complex, Euphoria is incredibly beautiful.

Euphoria opens with a wave of pomegranate, complemented by peach, raspberry and passion fruit. A heady heart of orchid blooms beautifully with a hint of lotus-flower that balances the initial fruity notes. It’s the base notes which genuinely shine, with musk, amber, mahogany and powdery violet being most prominent. Wow!

Intense, musky, and sophisticated this perfume is best worn on winter nights when the chilly air will prevent enormous sillage from becoming overwhelming. Expect a good 6 to 7 hours of wear.

Euphoria is beautifully presented is a curvaceous, long bottle contrasts the shining metal of the body with clear-glass sides and a tall metal topper.

In summary, Euphoria is an incredibly opulent feminine fragrance that is almost Chanel-like in its delivery. Highly recommended.

Top Notes:

Pomegranate, Green Notes, peach, Passion Fruit, Raspberry, Persimmon

Mid Notes:

Orchid, Lotus, Champaca

Base Notes:

Violet, Amber, Musk, Mahogany, Patchouli, Vanilla

Price & Reviews

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2. Deep Euphoria Eau de Parfum

Deep Euphoria Eau de Parfum

Review

Deep Euphoria shares only two base notes with the original and, while it stays true to the theme of the line, it is a whole new animal.

Where the original is woody, this fragrance has a floral heart; rose to be precise. The top notes of cascalone, mandarin leaf and white pepper give it a fresh and spicy first wave that quickly fades into the soft, floral heart notes of rose, geranium, jasmine, and peony. The mix of intoxicatingly earthy patchouli, musk, and woody base notes are what make this reminiscent of the original.

A little lighter and fresher than the original, this fragrance still has a moderate sillage and decent staying power of around 4 to 6 hours, depending on how hard you make it work. Like the original, though, this is a perfume best worn in winter and fall.

Though it retains the same shape as the original, this bottle is made entirely of dark, purple glass. The result is quite stunning. 

In summary, Deep Euphoria is a lighter, brighter sister to the original scent. Beautiful rose combines well with wood and patchouli.

Top Notes:

Cascalone, White Pepper, Mandarin Leaf

Mid Notes:

Rose, Peony, Geranium, Jasmine Sambac

Base Notes:

Musk, Patchouli, Woody Notes

Price & Reviews

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3. Eternity Eau de Parfum

Eternity Eau de Parfum

Review

Eternity was blended in 1988 by Sophia Grojsman, and remains one of Calvin Klein’s most popular perfumes to date. Designed as a tribute to his marriage, Eternity is fresh, floral, and fruity with warm and spicy undertones.

The top citrus and green notes blend with sage, freesia, and mandarin orange to provide a fresh and herbal first wave. Mid notes of carnation and lily are the most prominent florals and give a sweet sensual freshness. A light base of sandalwood, amber, patchouli, musk, and heliotrope add depth and a flash of sophistication.

A moderate sillage belies the incredible durability of this blend; it’s perfect for spring and summer wear and will provide 4 to 5 hours of wear if you’re not overly active. 

Simply presented in a tall, clear bottle with a metal, silver-toned topper, Eternity is elegantly presented and perfectly matches the perfume within. 

In summary, Eternity is a deceptively complex and rich perfume which somehow remains light and airy—a real gem.

Top Notes:

Citrus, Green Notes, Mandarin Orange, Freesia, Sage

Mid Notes:

Daffodil, Rose, Lily-Of-The-Valley, Lily, Marigold, Jasmine, Violet, Carnation

Base Notes:

Heliotrope, Musk, Patchouli, Amber, Sandalwood

Price & Reviews

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4. Eternity Air Eau de Parfum

Eternity Air Eau de Parfum

Review

One of the newest additions to the line, Eternity Air For Women was launched in 2018 and has become a popular CK fragrance in its own right. Can it reach the level of the original? Only time will tell.

The top notes of ozonic notes, grapefruit, and blackcurrant make the first wave of this fragrance sharp and juicy. When the first edge fades the mid notes of pear, peony, and lily-of-the-valley begin to shine. Upon dry-down, cedar, ambergris, and musk are on hand to mellow and deepen. Despite all of this, it remains light and airy (which is truly remarkable).

This has a surprisingly soft sillage for a fragrance which is reasonably durable. You can expect a solid 4 hours of wear from this perfume. An excellent choice for spring/summer daywear.

Presented in a tall, clear bottle with a silver-toned topper, just like the original, this one feels a little lighter because of the slightly thinner glass which is used. 

In summary, Eternity Air For Women is a light, refreshing fragrance which is sure to lift your mood and anyone lucky enough to be nearby.

Top Notes:

Grapefruit, Black Currant, Ozonic Notes

Mid Notes:

Pear, Lily-Of-The-Valley, Peony

Base Notes:

Cedar, Ambergris, Musk

Price & Reviews

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5. Eternity Flame Eau de Parfum

Eternity Flame Eau de Parfum

Review

Eternity Flame is one of the most straightforward blends under the Calvin Klein name. Blended by Laurent Le Guernec, it is a contrast of delicate flowers and oriental flavours. But don’t be fooled by its simplicity.

Mandarin is the opening note, but it is not the dominant one. The first wave of fruitiness passes quickly into the floral heart note of sweet pea, which is delicate and peppery. The base of musky/fruity labdanum adds a dark spiced edge.

The sillage is soft, but this is a reasonably durable fragrance. You’ll probably need to re-apply it after 3 or 4 hours unless you apply it on your hair and clothes, however. Perfect for any season.

Eternity Flame is presented in the same bottle as the original and air versions.

In summary, Eternity Flame is more than the sum of its parts. Floral with an oriental undertone that feels sophisticated and sexy.

Top Notes:

Mandarin Orange

Mid Notes:

Sweet Pea

Base Notes:

Labdanum

Price & Reviews

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6. Obsession Eau de Parfum

Obsession Eau de Parfum

Review

One of the original Calvin Klein fragrances, Obsession was blended by Jean Guichard and launched in 1985. This spicy, oriental perfume is rich, dark, and incredibly more-ish. 

Obsession opens with citrus and basil with a hint of vanilla, which provides a fresh, warming feel. A heart of spices dominates, with woods, coriander, oakmoss and only a hint of floral. The striking base of warming amber and incense entwine with musk, vetiver, civet, and vanilla for an incredible finish. 

Best worn on autumn and winter nights, Obsession has a huge sillage and enormous staying power (at least 5 to 6 hours per application). 

Presented in a tall, oval bottle with a brown topper which has been polished to a high sheen. The result is a little dated looking, but undeniably attractive. 

In summary, Obsession smells, looks, and feels a little vintage, but it really works and is a true classic. This is a warm, seductive and spicy perfume that turns heads.

Top Notes:

Lemon, Bergamot, Peach, Vanilla, Mandarin Orange, Green Notes, Basil.

Mid Notes:

Spices, Coriander, Sandalwood, Jasmine, Orange Blossom, Cedar, Rose, Oakmoss

Base Notes:

Amber, Musk, Civit, Vanilla, Vetiver, Incense

Price & Reviews

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7. Obsessed Eau de Parfum

Obsessed Eau de Parfum

Review

Blended by Honorine Blanc and Annick Menardo in 2017, Obsessed For Women echoes the original, Obsession, but balances the masculine and feminine sides perfectly.

Obsessed For Women opens with fresh and fruity notes of citrus, spicy elemi, and bitter neroli. Bright lavender and the herby aroma of sage are the most noticeable heart notes. Upon dry-down, Obsessed becomes muskier, darker and intriguing. The result is a little heavy, but ultimately delicious.

With a strong sillage and incredible staying power, Obsessed For Women is perfect for spring and summer days. You can expect 6 hours wear from it, especially if you spray it onto your clothes.

The clear bottle this perfume is presented in is a little shorter than the original Obsession bottle, more circular than oval, and the translucent design is surprisingly stunning. 

In summary, Obsessed For Women is initially bright and fresh, yet once fully settled, it becomes wickedly deep and mysterious.

Top Notes:

Citrus, Bergamot, Elemi, Neroli

Mid Notes:

Rose, Lily-Of-The-Valley, Orange Blossom, Sage, Lavender, Violet Leaf

Base Notes:

Musk, Iso-E-Super, Ambrette

Price & Reviews

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8. CK One Eau de Toilette

CK One Eau de Toilette

Review

CK One is one of the earliest unisex fragrances created by Calvin Klein (and is still one of the most popular they’ve ever made). Blended by Harry Fremont and Alberto Morillas, this is a fresh and zingy fragrance that will leave you feeling uplifted.

A green and citrus opening makes the first wave of this scent sharp, fresh, and zingy. Lily-of-the-valley is next to bloom, with powdery violet and a hint of nutmeg pulls this perfume closer to the feminine end of the scale. Once settled, woody notes of cedar and sandalwood provide a steady base that becomes muskier as time passes.

With a sharp but fleeting sillage and a staying power of around 5 hours, CK One is perfect for spring and summer days when it will cut through the heat.

CK One is presented simply, but effectively in a tall, white bottle with a screw top which perfectly complements the unisex nature of this fragrance.

In summary, CK One is a punchy, fresh, and invigorating spring/summer fragrance. An excellent everyday scent.

Top Notes:

Lemon, Bergamot, Cardamom, Papaya,Mandarin Orange,Green Notes, Pineapple

Mid Notes:

Orris Root, Nutmeg, Violet, Lily-Of-The-Valley, Jasmine

Base Notes:

Sandalwood, Amber, Musk, Cedar,Oakmoss, GreenNote, Green Tea

Price & Reviews

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9. One Shock For Her Eau De Toilette

One Shock For Her Eau De Toilette

Review

CK One Shock For Her is a purely feminine version of the original fragrance from 1994. A little brighter with some added sparkle, this is a fragrance that feels youthful and fun.

A floral opening of poppy, peony, and passionflower make the first wave delightfully dry as well as fresh. A heart of chocolate-covered blackberry steals the show, with a hint of daffodil. A base of mainly vanilla and musk adds depth and make the finish warm.

The sillage is soft, and you’ll only really get 3 hours of wear out of a single application so be sure to apply CK One Shock to your clothes and hair for best results. 

This is a perfect summertime perfume, but its longevity fades even further with even the slightest chill in the air, so perhaps it should remain a summer scent.

Presented in a brighter, shinier version of the original bottle, CK One Shock could be summed up as just this; a more polished and eye-catching version of the original. 

In summary, with those divine raspberry and chocolate notes, CK One Shock For Her is simply delicious. Gets lots of compliments.

Top Notes:

Red Poppy, Peony, Passion Flower

Mid Notes:

Blackberry, Mexican Chocolate, Daffodil, Jasmine

Base Notes:

Musk, Patchouli, Amber, Vanilla

Price & Reviews

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10. Calvin Klein Women Eau de Parfum

Calvin Klein Women Eau de Parfum

Review

Developed under the new chief creative officer, Calvin Klein for Women is a white floral wonder designed to make you feel sexy and liberated.

Opening with top notes of zesty citrus, minty eucalyptus and pepper, this fragrance has a spicy and fresh first wave. A mellow heart of sweet raspberry, orange blossom and lemony magnolia add a welcome feminine touch. A sensual base of cedar and musky notes add a grown-up vibe. 

Perfect for spring days, this perfume has a strong sillage, but a moderate staying power. You should get around about 4 hours of wear from a single application unless you put it in your hair and onto your clothes. 

The simple bottle is jazzed up by an off-centre nozzle that gives it a slightly avant-garde feel.

In summary, Calvin Klein for Women is a classic feminine fragrance with a sexy twist that is still relevant today.

Top Notes:

Lemon, Grapefruit, Bergamot, Pepper, Eucalyptus 

Mid Notes:

Raspberry, Ambroxan, Tea, Jasmine, Magnolia, Orange Blossom

Base Notes:

Musk, Cedar, VViolet, Cashmeran, Oolibanum

Price & Reviews

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11. Escape Woman Eau De Parfum

Escape Woman Eau De Parfum

Review

Escape is one of the most complex Calvin Klein fragrances, as well as being one of the earliest and most aptly named. If you want to escape to a tropical paradise, this is the perfume you need.

To name all of the top notes in this exquisite blend would be a lengthy endeavour, but suffice it to say this has a tropical first wave that is decidedly juicy. When it fades, it fades into a floral and spicy set of mid notes which bring some substance to the mix. The base notes of warm amber, musk, and woody notes temper the fruitiness and give it a bit more punch. 

Unsurprisingly this mix has powerful sillage, decent staying power (around 5 hours) and will complement spring and summer days in the sun.

Presented in a tall, cylindrical bottle with a silver topper, this is a vintage-esque bottle that looks a bit unassuming; although the scent inside is incredible.

In summary, Escape will whisk you off to an island paradise of tempting fruits and sensual florals—a true crowd-pleaser.

Top Notes:

Ylang-Ylang, Apricot, Apple, Mandarin Orange, Lychee, Melon, Black Currant, Coriander, Oakmoss, Marigold, Hiacynth, Cassia, Chamomile

Mid Notes:

Cloves, Carnation, Rose, Peach, Jasmine, Lily-Of-The-Valley

Base Notes:

Sandalwood, Cedar, Vetiver, Oakmoss, Vanilla, Amber, Musk

Price & Reviews

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12. CK IN2U Eau De Toilette

CK IN2U Eau De Toilette

Review

Launched in 2007, CK IN2U For Her is one of the first unisex fragrance duos to be released by Calvin Klein. Intended for the ‘Techno-Sexual Generation,’ it is pretty much as bright and zingy as you’d expect.

Leading with grapefruit, bergamot, and red currant leaf, the top notes make a bright and beautiful opening which blends flawlessly into the heart notes of cactus and orchid. The base notes of vanilla, amber, and red cedar give it a spicy, resinous undertone that makes it feel clean and medicinal.

Perfect for summer and spring days, this perfume has a moderate sillage and a staying power to match it. You can expect around 5 hours of wear if you don’t put it through a heavy cardio session.

With a tall bottle which is reminiscent of a wine bottle, this white and gold ensemble invites you to hold it and touch it. It is every bit as sensual as the perfume within.

In summary, CK IN2U For Her is fresh, warm, and truly beautiful.

Top Notes:

Bergamot, Grapefruit, Red Currant Leaf

Mid Notes:

Orchid, Cactus

Base Notes:

Amber, Vanilla, Red Cedar

Price & Reviews

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Conclusion

Each of these CK female fragrances has been blended by one of the worlds most skilled perfumers to ensure that the high-quality ingredients genuinely shine. You really cannot go wrong with Calvin Klein perfumes!

Before you go, I have put together a review of the most elegant perfumes ranging from timeless classics to modern day sophistication that I think you will enjoy.

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