Associated to the testing session from last weekend and detecting the new fragrance from Calvin Klein, CK Free Blue, on the shelves I decided to give it a try. The fact is that upon smelling CK Free 3 years ago I sensed something interesting (however not enough to buy it!) and the press release from last year regarding a more intense version captured my attention.
Announced in November 2011 as the flanker to 2009’s CK Free, this new fragrance was developed by perfumer Caroline Sabas and belongs to the aromatic spicy olfactory group. According to its creator, “the source of inspiration to create this fragrance was the feeling of being outside by the ocean”.
CK Free Blue opens on a heady mix of Chinese mandarin, French lavender and spear mint. Then, on the mid development, the scent turns into very subtle and it is almost imperceptible. I could barely detect the aroma of green cardamom, in a combination with fresh greens notes, white nutmeg and ozone. The base is the stage in which CK Free Blue regains its lost intensity, including in the extreme dry down phase a nice aroma of amber crystals, white leather and sheer musk.
The selected color scheme for CK Free Blue is meant to evoke freedom and the blue shade of water that is related to surfing. As with the original scent, the minimalistic shape of the bottle was preserved, the only modified part being the frozen characteristic of the glass. Overall, CK Free Blue is a fragrance for an active spirit, a man who lives a life without constraints or, quoting Caroline Sabas “a unique combination of magnetism and timeless elegance that defines the modern man”.
CK Free Blue Calvin Klein Perfume Details
- CK Free Blue by Calvin Klein is available in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Aromatic Spicy
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 2011
- Perfumer: Caroline Sabas
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual