It might be the influence of Kate Moss and her seductive voice, forever imprinted into pop culture after her spot in the seminal 1994 television commercial (below). Or it might be due to the fresh and clean scent with a subtle hint of youthfulness. Whatever it was, ck one soon became one of the well-loved and iconic fragrances in the world even till today.

More than two decades after it first spritzed onto the scene, Calvin Klein is updating the popular scent for this generation’s brand of rebellion. ck one gold still retains the bold characteristic notes of its predecessor thanks to the bergamot. But the perfumers have deftly added fig into the mixture, which provides a crisp, almost crunchy freshness, the kind of sweet-smelling scent you get from a morning walk in the forest. The fragrance settles down into a neutral, sensual warmth, a bit like the soft rays of the sun lapping on your skin and turning it into a beautiful shade of orange.

ck one gold is for the long summer days. It’s the sort of fragrance you would wear with a denim jacket, slim jeans and the vigour of youth. That’s not to say that the fragrance is only for the young ones. It’s for those young at heart. And aren’t we all ultimately that? Pop the bottle into your luggage for those short weekend getaways, whether to the beach or to another urban city. It’s the perfect companion for exploration and adventure. And it helps that the perfume bottle is quite the stunner.

ck one gold ($88/100ml) is available at TANGS stores, Takashimaya D.S., Metro Paragon, The Centrepoint and Woodlands, Robinsons stores, Isetan Scotts, BHG Bugis and Sephora stores.

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