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Calvin Klein Eternity For Men EDT Review: Modern Yet Simple

Launched in 1990, the Calvin Klein Eternity for Men EDT has been a popular spray for the last 32 years.

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Calvin Klein has been synonymous with providing modern fragrances, so this particular spray is one of the variations of this specific cologne aside from its Eternity Eau de Parfum or Eternity Aqua version.

Calvin Klein Eternity For Men EDT

With this Calvin Klein Eternity for Men EDT review, you’ll see this timeless, eternal scent provides an ideal balance of a tangy, musk aroma that isn’t as overpowering. 

Who Makes It? 

Calvin Klein is a prominent fashion brand known for its top-quality fashion lines and colognes.

Klein started his fashion in 1968 when his friend Barry Schwarz gave him $10,000 to start his business. From there, he began his business, making a name for himself in the fashion industry in the early 1970s. 

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At first, Calvin Klein was a primary fashion designer for women-based clothing, creating luxury coats, handbags, and other accessories.

Calvin Klein outlet

Later, he would start branching out his clothing line to menswear, their prominent piece being jeans. Afterward, during the 1980s, the fashion brand started producing underwear, luxurious perfumes, and colognes. 

Calvin Klein Eternity Eau de Parfum launched in the early 90s, the primary perfumer behind this being Carlos Benaim.

Aside from creating fragrances such as Eternity for Men, he has produced several fragrances for Calvin Klein, including several collectors versions of this, Contradiction, CK IN2U, and Euphoria.

Scent Notes

Calvin Klein Eternity has a perfect blend of a modern aroma with hints of sweetness. Its top notes consist of the following: mandarin orange, bergamot, lemon, and lavender.

Its middle notes are sage, juniper berries, geranium, coriander, orange blossom, jasmine, lily, and lily of the valley.

Lily Of The Valley

Lastly, the base notes are Brazilian rosewood, amber, musk, vetiver, and sandalwood.


  • Aroma isn’t overpowering
  • Moderate sillage and longevity


  • The top notes are more noticeable than the middle and base ones.
  • Sillage: Moderate
  • Longevity: Moderate
  • Scent potency/ Appropriate for: The Office
  • Price: $$ ($40 – $80)

Who Would Like It

The ideal target audience for the Calvin Klein Eternity for Men Eau de parfum spray is for those who want a balance of modern yet sweet.

This fragrance is ideal for daytime commuters or business people to wear and to spice up their routine, and it is great for older men.

Since the fragrance isn’t overpowering, it’s a good choice for daytime wear and the office. 

When to Wear It

Calvin Klein Eternity is ideal for summer and autumn. Even though this version is an eau de toilette, its aroma is pretty noticeable.

Calvin Klein Model

Its longevity is moderate, lasting for about 3 to 4 hours, depending on if you apply small spritzes in between.

The primary advantage of wearing this fragrance is its light yet potent. You might be able to wear this in the winter, but with its floral notes, it might be less effective.

As for what time of day to wear it, this fragrance is exceptionally versatile as you can wear it any time. However, the best time to wear it is during the daytime, either in a casual or professional setting.

Though, if you want to wear this at nighttime, it’s also ideal for an intimate date or a downtown hangout. 

Where to Wear It

Since this fragrance is versatile in seasons and time of day, it’s also ideal for any occasion.

For instance, Eternity for Men EDT is perfect for a professional setting, either for the office or a formal event.

It is also that special scent you can wear during casual outings or a night on the town.

Packaging and Presentation

As for all Calvin Klein cologne products, the packaging is most known for its modern, minimalistic design statement.

The packaging carton is dark blue with white labeling, matching the light green blueprint; it almost has similar shading of a tangy green apple, which matches the fragrance’s overall citrus aroma.

Calvin Klein Eternity For Men EDT

When it comes to the presentation of this scent, out of the box, the bottle is a sleek, transparent green. Though the bottle’s liquid is clear, the bottle has the color of soft citrus, topped with a rectangular, smooth silver cap.

It might be a small bottle, but despite being 1.6 fluid ounces, it’s efficient in longevity and sillage, and it also doesn’t leave any residue or mess to clean up after. 

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Personal Impressions

The Calvin Klein Eternity for Men EDT is a reasonably modern yet simple fragrance with just the right amount of tang yet also contains light notes of sweetness.

Its light, airy aroma isn’t too intimidating compared to the Eternity Eau De Parfum. It may be its own fragrance, but it’s definitely on par with this brand’s other fragrances. 

Its top notes are clean and crisp while providing a soft floral scent. The lavender notes provide a fresh aroma, almost giving a similar scent to body wash.

Calvin Klein Eternity For Men EDT

Balance is vital, and this fragrance balances the floral notes with the citrus ones such as mandarin and lemon. Aside from the lavender, several noticeable notes come through, including vetiver and sandalwood. 


CK’s Eternity for Men EDT’s performance and projection is fairly moderate. 

Its longevity is average and it won’t last for the entire day – only for three hours or so. It also depends on when and where you’re wearing it. 

Final Thoughts

This CK cologne is a reasonably attractive fragrance. It’s ideal for many events, including formal and also casual events and it is also good for professional settings.

One of the benefits of selecting Eternity is that it’s not as expensive as other versions, so you’re getting this fragrance for a fair price. Overall, it’s an ideal classic with a modern, simple approach. 

Calvin Klein Eternity For Men EDT Review: Modern Yet Simple

Born and raised in Austin, David is a dedicated writer and avid fragrance lover. When he's not trying out perfumes, he enjoys traveling and exploring new restaurants.