A pass for most, and not without its flaws, but one of my favorite scents, period.
Calvin Klein launches a new fragrance in September 2012 - mysterious, seductive and masculine Encounter.
The composition is developed by Firmenich perfumers Honorine Blanc and Pierre Negrin.
It opens with aromas of mandarin, cardamom and rum.
Pepper, Egyptian jasmine, patchouli and cognac from the perfume’s core, settled on woody nuances of oud, Atlas cedar and musk.
Actor Alexander Skarsgard, known for his role of the vampire Eric from the TV series "True Blood", was chosen to be the face of the campaign. The advertising displays a short story open to interpretation about tension and desire between a man and a woman. While I like this fragrance, and can see myself wearing it - it does something a bit...wrong on my skin.
Available as 30, 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette with an accompanying collection for face and body care. I can smell a faint accord of hot brake pads and tarmac (is that the oud? I used to be a pilot - this conjures up past flights and near-misses, in more ways than one.
It can take a chance encounter to unveil what's missing. It's intriguing and the wrong notes leave me feeling vulnerable in a good way. I love cardamom, so I blind bought this one since it's a prevalent note.
It does make a bold appearance in the opening notes, and stays steady throughout this fragrance's somewhat short flight.
I think this is best worn in cooler weather, perhaps at night. Soundtrack: Depeche Mode - Wrong I'm probably going to get tarred and feathered on this site but here it goes: this is one of my absolute favorite fragrances.
To me it is a prefect fall or winter scent, I am wearing it now in early May but it is a chilly day here in western pa.
You spray it on and you're greeted with warm, sweet, boosy, woodsy aroma, very reminiscent of Liz Claiborne spark but better executed without smelling so cheap.