Just because its cheap and seemingly omnipresent does not mean it should be dismissed.From my experience, many perfume collectors have an elitist view of Calvin Klein fragrances, in particular looking down on ck1, but I think that's wrongly placed because its pleasant and completely wearable.Even though I actually wore this when it came out, it doesn’t feel dated to me- I think it’s still great for casual use.
I have recently purchased this for my (female) partner because I find the florals and tea in the dry down far too feminine for a man in his 20s.
It remains very fresh, not at all candy-like or irritating. It's strange how something that would suit so many people remains this unique.
If you're looking for a citrus scent in which you can basically bathe during summer without feeling guilty because of the price then I think this is the perfect option; it was for me. Clean and reassuring there is no doubt you have smelt ck1 before.
If I want to travel back in time to the 90s when I was in high school, I just put this on.
It's actually my husband's but we share it since it's unisex.