Continuing with tradition, Calvin Klein will release this year's warm-weather version of the classic Eternity fragrance next month. Eternity Summer is a seaside-inspired remix of the original, spiced up with notes of bamboo, crushed basil, and jasmine, with base notes of musky neroli and ginger root.
It's an unusual and compelling blend of ingredients, but I can't say this one is going to be on my must-have list. At first it's hard to tell if Eternity Summer is complex or just confused. It hits the nose with a shockingly sweet floral burst, and further sniffing reveals a hint of spicy-sweet ginger combined with a very faint muskiness. It's too faint, unfortunately, to balance out the saccharine scent.
Eternity Summer is an attempt to achieve complexity by adding new ingredients, but it doesn't stray far from traditional floral freshness. That isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it didn't wow me. The upside is that this is a strong scent, so a few sprays will stick around for most of the day. This wasn't the right perfume for me, but if you're looking for a bright and bold summer floral, you can pick up a bottle of Eternity Summer by Calvin Klein ($52) at Macy's starting in April.