Deconstructing CK One

By : Lola

CK One

Family : Citrus Aromatic [Ci Ar]
Top notes: Citrus [Mandarin, Bergamot], Green
Middle notes: Violet, Orris, Jasmine, Rose
Base notes: Sandalwood [Wo], Amber, Musk

CK One by Calvin Klein is widely regarded as the first successful mass marketed ‘unisex’ fragrance.

Fresh and minimalist, CK One managed to encapsulate the defining counterculture of the 90’s when the concept of ‘gender fluidity’ came to the fore.

Who can forget an androgynous Kate Moss playing perfect muse to CK One, the must-have-ticket-to-ride for an emergent Generation X cohort.

Neither too fruity nor too sweet, this fragrance formulation is a perfect balance of fruity and floral, woody and musk notes.

Neither male nor female in character, does CK One still resonate with the sexual liberations of a generation some 30 years later?