Similar to its feminine counterpart, Eternity for men from Calvin Klein represents a very green feeling. Introduced in 1990 and designed by Carlos Benaim, this is an aromatic fougere fragrance that reminds me of the time without end encountered in a green forest.
Decomposed into its constituents, from the beginning I sensed the notes of lavender, bergamot, mandarin orange and lemon. This composition is well highlighted by lavender and the bergamot accentuates the sensation of freshness. The heart continues with basil, jasmine, orange blossom, coriander, sage and geranium. The composition of the middle notes confers this fragrance a classic touch, while its base notes, containing Brazilian rosewood, vetiver, musk, amber and sandalwood, make it truly elegant.
The bottle exhibits an original look, quite similar to its feminine version. I’ll even say that the shapes of the feminine versions are more masculine, since the round shapes are quite unusual, but what’s important is that it is transmitting a masculine message. The color of the liquid is green, one more reference to the green accords encountered in its composition. The fragrance has average lasting power and good sillage.
Together with Obsession and Escape, Eternity for men is making history, as the legendary fragrances launched by Calvin Klein in the mid 80’s and the beginning of the 90’s. These 3 examples together with Contradiction from 1998 are the only classics from CK, since the current creations from this house could have been more magical. Nevertheless, since 2005, every year was marked by CK with the introduction of the Eternity duo, in summer edition, which are all excellent creations. Also, a flanker was launched in 2010, Eternity Aqua, which was well received, both by critic and the public.
My image for Eternity is that of a joyful and playful scent, suitable for day to day and office wear, which matches a determined man, prepared to deal with the good and the bad parts of life. According to Calvin Klein’s own words, “”He’s a romantic dedicated to basic values – family, work, health and happiness. A man at ease with himself, in his relationships and with his world”.