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Calvin Klein Intense Euphoria Men
Calvin Klein Euphoria Men Intense cologne for menCalvin Klein’s ‘original’ Euphora Men is a pleasant cologne that opens with spicy citrus, a hint of sage, and proceeds to a long-lasting melon (raindrop) section and ends with a rather ordinary light-woods-mixed-with-"suede" base. I don’t dislike it, but I’ve never felt the need to own it. Now comes Intense Euphoria Men; it contains many of the same notes as original Euphoria Men — ginger-pepper cocktail, chilled sudachi, raindrop accord, black basil, cedar leaf, sage, patchouli, and amber — but Intense Euphora Men adds labdanum, vetiver, oud wood and myrrh to the mix and deletes original Euphora Men’s redwood and suede notes.
Intense Euphoria Men (created by perfumers Carlos Benaïm and Loc Dong) goes on skin smelling like sweet cough syrup, or fruity sore throat lozenges; I do not like the medicinal edge at all, or the intense sweetness. After the cold medicine burns off, I get lots of "raindrops" — an accord that reminds me of the honeydew melon-flavored hard candies I buy at a local Japanese market. Intense Euphoria Men suffers from a new malady affecting many men’s and unisex fragrances of the last year: melonitis. The melon in Intense Euphoria Men, once it’s on skin, comes "alive" and starts breeding, producing hours of melon overload. About two hours after I put on Intense Euphoria Men I detected light oud and a “balmy” wood note, but it was too little, too late (and the melon was still intruding).