I had a gift card from one of the retailers which I completely forgot about. I happened to lay my hands on it in one of my old bags and had to use it as its expiry date was coming. So, I bought another perfume ‘Calvin Klein Down Town Eau De Parfum Spray’ during the sale season at 50% off.
Calvin Klein Down Town Eau De Parfum Spray aims at a younger population which prefers sweet fragrances. The perfume is constructed as floral-woody and it was created by perfumer Ann Gottlieb of Givaudan.
The composition opens in a foamy and dashy way with notes of Italian lemon, bergamot, Tunisian neroli, green pear and aquatic plum. The heart incorporates gentle gardenia petals combined with pink pepper and violet leaves on a base of cedar from Texas, incense, vetiver and velvety musk Downtown arrives in four sizes of flacons and will be available as EDP.
INR 2500/- for 90 ml.
My Experience with Calvin Klein Down Town Eau De Parfum Spray:
If I hadn’t watched its film, I would not have even wanted to smell this perfume. The film is amazing. Rooney Mara is the different girl from all the others, not escaping from the rain, happier to see a puppy than going to a gala and she wears down town. Be different and use Calvin Klein Down Town Eau De Parfum Spray. Great work.
Packaging: I love the pink shade inside the cap, but the bottle is very boring and awkward. I am a huge fan of Gardenia and it’s my favourite note.
Notes and Scent: Calvin Klein Down Town Eau De Parfum Spray is a soft scent, sweet, floral woody musk in a way. I can smell some interesting notes like neroli, Italian lemon (though I don’t know what Italian lemon smells like, so I would say I can smell the lemons) pear and incense.
Also, some hints of fruits in the top notes. The most prominent is the incense note which makes it lovely, spicy and fresh. I expected something edgy, modern and feminine. It is a light sweet and pleasant fragrance.
It’s noticed more easily in closer range, so when I hug a friend, they ask me what perfume am I wearing. Feels like I have smelled this like a thousand times before. Nothing unique or stand out. It smells more like a cheap body mist rather than a perfume. Also, unfortunately, the longevity is low.
Again as for the commercial for Down Town, Rooney Mara is an odd choice for such an underwhelming, relatively bland generic perfume. She’s quite edgy and a bit quirky I think and this perfume is neither of those things.
Pros of Calvin Klein Down Town Eau De Parfum Spray:
• Gardenia note.
• And the fact that I got it at 50% discount.
Cons of Calvin Klein Down Town Eau De Parfum Spray:
• Nothing unique.
• Smells like a body mist.
• Low longevity.
• Overpriced for the quality.
Would I Recommend Calvin Klein Down Town Eau De Parfum Spray?
Would I Repurchase Calvin Klein Down Town Eau De Parfum Spray?
There are lots of body mists available in the market at a cheaper price, so I would rather pick those and skip this.
It’s an ok-ish scent in a dull bottle with a designer name plastered on it. ‘Downmarket’ would have been a more appropriate name. It’s quite a predictable perfume. In a nut shell, this is yet another safe, floral, short-lived scent that is absolutely forgettable and like modern muse.
Thank you for reading!!!
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7 thoughts on “Calvin Klein Down Town Eau De Parfum Spray Review”
After reading ur review im like” thank god I did not buy this one”. The sales person was bent upon selling me this , instead I bought Calvin Klein one shock. It is nice.
Hi Mira. Thank you! The SA was behind me to take this and he was like I have not achieved my monthly targets and all that. As usual I fell for it and bought it. The other Calvin Klein ones are way better.
I particularly don’t buy those products that SA’s force on me 😉
Thanks for the review Megha 🙂 Hey, you can try Issey Miyake perfumes, they are pretty good 🙂
Jomol ji, I love Issey Miyake perfumes. I had them earlier. I use Issey Miyake sport for men’s to the gym and marathons. Should I review that? :p
A miss. Good review though Megha 🙂
Downmarket-hehehe Megha 😀