It’s been 21 years since CK One was unleashed to the world as the first unisex fragrance from Calvin Klein. And now CK2—a fresh scent with mandarin, vetiver, incense, sandalwood, wasabi, and an accord called wet cobblestones—is defying the dictum that the sequel is never as good as the original. As much as we’re digging the fragrance, the bottle has us swooning: The clear tube sits right-side up or upside down in its stand. Get it? It goes both ways. Think of it as a clever design metaphor for a fragrance meant for men or women, gay or straight, transgender, pangender, or postgender. Or, to put it simply, anyone who answers to the label “human.”
The Calvin Klein CK2 fragrance collection is available now at Macy’s.
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