Cologne review – Euphoria for Men (Calvin Klein)
A few months back I was talking to my friend Tris about colognes and guest-blogging on one of his sites (Manscaping 101). Ever since, I’ve been mulling over ideas on how to get back into the world of fashion, colognes, etc. Not sure how to do it yet, but my first step was to guest-host on the award-winning podcast Lip Gloss and Laptops, hosted by my good friends Kerry Anne and Airdrie.
When we were recording the show, and knowing my love for colognes and all things Calvin Klein, Kerry Anne gave me a sample of Calvin Klein’s Euphoria. Now, you may not know this unless you listened to the Episode # 124 of Lip Gloss and Laptops, but my parents bought me a new cologne every semester during my whole undergraduate degree in chemical engineering. They knew I loved colognes, and that I had a sense of fashion and style. So, they said “we’ll keep buying you a different one to try every semester (as long as you keep your A+ average) and you’ll end up finding your own trademark fragrance”
They were right. I went through a phase where I used Drakkar Noir, I also went through just about every single Calvin Klein (Obsession, Eternity, Truth) and now my trademark cologne is Herrera for Men by Carolina Herrera. Yes, I did try Minotaure by Paloma Picasso, and no, it didn’t take well with my skin.
So, on to the review. Euphoria is very much a classic Calvin Klein. The citrus-y note that you find in Euphoria makes you feel as though you may have put on one of the fragrances from the summer line of Polo. The latter notes have a feel that almost makes you wonder if you have gone the Oscar de la Renta way (darker notes, a bit woody but not quite).
When I wore Euphoria (which I did for both Best of 604 and Rebecca’s Third Tuesday), I felt a bit “naked” if you know what I mean. I was afraid I was going to lose the scent in a big crowd. Nobody would be able to “feel” I was around. In this case, I would strongly recommend Euphoria for a business meeting, mid-day, a business luncheon or hanging out with friends. I wouldn’t go with Euphoria if you want a night-long, lasting impression of freshness.
Euphoria for Men is a fresh fragrance with some citrus and wooden notes, but in my honest opinion, feels very much like a mid-day, business/casual cologne rather than a night fragrance. I’d buy it for my own personal use, for sure. But I’d probably have a shower and change colognes if I had a night event. It’s definitely NOT a bold and strong fragrance.
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