Final Note: 7.8 / 10 A good perfume for winter / autumn. For a Calvin Klein it has longer than normal longevity. It has a prominent note of tobacco in the base which lingers for it's lifetime. It truly gives off a cinnamon accord which i guess is from the energy drink accord dominating thee open along with some slight lavender and clementine notes. It is rather moderately strong for about two hours before becoming a skin scent. It's decent for the price, but probably not something I'd buy again.
Then the officially spicy notes take over with the cardamon and pepper from the mid with some of the osmanthus which I think also helps create the energy drink accord. The fragrance is detectable for another five as a skin scent. I really do like Shock, it is cheap, smells nice and mostly unique. I'd seen so many You Tube reviews raving about the opening, I found that aspect to be quite a poor first impression.
It is not an unisex edition, but two separate oriental compositions: CK One Shock For Her and CK One Shock For Him.CK One Shock For Him is built around aromatic, spicy and deep oriental nuances.That is, until I sprayed it and realized that I can definitely overspray this.It's a sweet tobacco bomb, and not exactly in a good way. And by too sweet, I mean the synthetic sweetness they used in this is too much for me.The actual problem that arises is it's a very specific scent that is for colder weather, is heavy, and not really a mass pleaser.
So I'd have trouble having this fragrance as a dumb grab kind of fragrance, which is where the value of cheapies really shine, such as ck one, which you can wear for any occasion. Best way I could describe this: my dad taking me to a real deal tobacco/pipe store in the mall. There were gallon sized glass containers loaded wall to wall stacked about 6 high. You would go around picking the lids off each container and sniffing the different flavors of tobacco you maybe interested in.
One of the most successful fragrances from Calvin Klein is CK One, the citrus unisex fragrance from 1994.
CK One Shock is a surprise for all the fans of CK One line.
The tobacco and amber is there, the sweetness is there, and I get a tiny hint of cardamom as well.
In fact it sort of faintly reminds me of lanvin's avante garde for about an hour after the opening, but quickly goes away.
I don't dislike the fragrance, but it's just far too sweet. If it was better quality, or smoother, I might have liked it more.