Sample Review: ENCOUNTER by CALVIN KLEIN

     I’m such a sucker for a good fragrance film.

     Knowing pretty much nothing about Encounter, I looked it up on YouTube to see what I can find out. When I saw the thumbnail for the fragrance film, I shrugged and clicked on it. I mean, what’s the harm, right?

     Turns out the harm was that I was soon sitting on the edge of my seat, blasting the awesome soundtrack, and dying to find out how this ‘encounter’ would end; would the spy-man kiss the mysterious lady? Will they jump off the cliff? WILL SHE SMELL HIM????

     If you have absolutely no idea what I’m talking about, check it out now.

     I now had extremely high hopes for this fragrance, so I was anxious to get sniffing. Once again, I put this through my all-day scent test.

Calvin Klein Encounter sample

Calvin Klein Encounter sample

     The 1.2 mL carded sample comes in a clear glass vial with a black cap, with dark blue font.

     A 2012 release, the creators of Encounter are Honorine Blanc and Pierre Negrin, who also created the new Elizabeth and James (Nirvana White and Nirvana Black) fragrances for Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. Here are my thoughts about Encounter.

  • candy-like lime in opening, a bit spicy
  • Half an hour after spraying the scent changes completely
  • Tiny backdrop of civet

     After I took all those notes I started going back to the spot where I sprayed this, and at first I was confused – why does the dry down smell like mint gum? Something about it felt cold, chilling to the bone, and then I realized: Axe. Encounter‘s dry down smells like Axe. Mystery solved.

Collective thoughts about what I’ve sniffed today: I’m one of those people who might have bought this without sniffing, purely based on the ads. If I had, CK would be laughing all the way to the bank, and I’d be stuck with an expensive bottle of Axe. If you dig the scent save yourself the big bucks and buy some of the black can stuff – same difference.

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You can check out Calvin Klein at www.CalvinKlein.com or follow them on Twitter at twitter.com/CalvinKlein

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